Several Bitcoin-related ETF Proposals Withdrawn at SEC's Request

Today, January 9, ProShares, Raffety Assets Management and VanEck all withdrew their Bitcoin-related ETF proposals from SEC consideration, at the regulator's request. Rafferty Assets Management commented that the SEC “expressed concerns regarding the liquidity and valuation” of the underlying …
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Five predictions for digital currencies in 2018 — including stomach-churning drops, bitcoin-related …

Analysts also expect regulators will approve a bitcoin exchange-traded fund in the second half of this year, or in early 2019. "With the regulated futures markets going live in 2017, the stage is set for ETFs to gain approval in 2018," Nolan Bauerle, director of research at CoinDesk, said in an email. "In fact …
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Merrill Lynch bans its clients, advisors from trading bitcoin-related investments, report says

The ban prevents the financial giant's roughly 17,000 advisors from pitching investments related to bitcoin and executing client requests to trade Grayscale's bitcoin investment trust (GBTC), The Wall Street Journal said, citing a person familiar with the matter. "The decision to close GBTC to new …
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