• SEC Chairman Jay Clayton discussing Bitcoin at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference, September 19, 2019 (via YouTube.com / CNBC)
    Bitcoin,  United States

    SEC’s Jay Clayton casts more doubt on Bitcoin ETF

    Speaking at the Discovering Alpha conference in New York, the commission’s chairman said people who think an unmanipulated bitcoin price can be found are ‘sorely mistaken’

    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton again threw cold water on the idea of listing Bitcoin on an exchange traded fund (ETF) anytime soon.

  • "It's okay, little man. You'll see a Bitcoin ETF when you're a big boy... maybe." (via Pixabay).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Cboe pulls Bitcoin index fund application—again

    The BZX Exchange had asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to approve an ETF tracking the price of Bitcoin

    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton may feel that his agency is getting closer to approving an index fund tracking cryptocurrencies, but it’s apparently not close enough for the Chicago Board Options Exchange, which just withdrew its application to create a Bitcoin EFT.

  • Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton looking as if he just heard a joke about stablecoins (via SEC)
    Bitcoin,  United States

    SEC Chair Jay Clayton says Bitcoin ETFs are making progress

    The way Clayton described his agency’s concerns during a CNBC interview may be more telling than what he said

    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton said that agency is closer to approving a cryptocurrency ETF that would let retail investors invest in bitcoin through mainstream brokerage accounts.

  • SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce speaking at New York University, March 26, 2018 (photo by Lawrence Lewitinn for Modern Consensus).
    United States

    Crypto Mom says SEC takes nanny state approach

    SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce thinks regulatory overreach is hindering cryptocurrency innovation

    Hester Peirce doesn’t want the government to protect you from dumb cryptocurrency investments. Speaking at a taping of Laura Shin’s Unchained podcast at NYU’s Stern School of Business on March 26, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “Crypto Mom”—a nickname she picked up after dissenting from the commission’s June 2018 decision not to approve a cryptocurrency exchange traded fund (ETF)—expressed a belief that her agency should be focused on protecting securities investors from fraud, not hindering speculation.