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Bitwise Files Bitcoin ETF With SEC

According to a US Government SEC registration form, cryptocurrency index fund provider Bitwise Asset Management has applied to launch a new Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) with the government body. An ETF is a platform that tracks and trades an asset in the same way as stocks are traded on an exchange. Will Bitwise manage to succeed where so many others are failing? Bitwise Files Bitcoin ETF Bitwise’s proposal is for an ETF that tracks the value of Bitcoin via the Bitwise Bitcoin Total Return Index. This value is “calculated based…

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Bitcoin News | SEC Bitcoin (BTC) ETF Delay Causes BTC Price to Drop

The latest Bitcoin news is that Bitcoin (BTC) has taken a major hit this week and has dragged the rest of the cryptocurrency market down with it. At press time, the total cryptocurrency market is sitting at just above $225 billion, which is $75 billion lower than what it was just two weeks ago. Within the last 24 hours, the crypto market has dropped almost $20 billion. Bitcoin News: Bitcoin (BTC) Struggles According to CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading at $6,509.67, down -8.50% in 24 hours. For the week,…

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Bitcoin ETF Proposals Rejected | SEC Still Has No Faith in Crypto

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected nine applications for Bitcoin ETF proposals. The SEC published three separate orders yesterday, highlighting the rejections from the three different applicants. SEC Says No to Bitcoin ETF Proposals This ruling is a blow to Bitcoin bulls who’d hoped the products would have provided a breakthrough for institutional adoption. Last night, the SEC published its rejection of two proposals from ProShares, two from GraniteShares, and five other products from Direxion. The rejections come just one day ahead of the deadline stipulated for a pair…

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Bitcoin ETF Approval | Abra CEO Believes It will Happen Soon

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and bulls have been hopeful that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will grant the first Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund) this year. However, these bulls have been left disappointed recently as the SEC has handed out a handful of rejections and postponements. Bill Barhydt, CEO of Bitcoin payment start-up Abra, told CNBC that it’s because the applications sent in haven’t fit the financial archetype that the SEC is looking for. Abra CEO Speaks Out “I think the issue with the SEC, quite frankly, is that the people…

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