SEC Postpones Decision on Three Bitcoin ETF Rule Change Proposals
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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has delayed its decision on three Bitcoin ETF applications until autumn. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision on three Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals. According to documents published on Aug. 12, the SEC has will put …
Report: US-Based Traders Can Still Access Bitfinex Services
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An unnamed trader has reportedly been able to access and use Bitfinex’s crypto trading platform from the U.S. United States-based traders can still purportedly access Bitfinex’s cryptocurrency trading services, despite recent claims that the firm is not active in the state. An anonymous source told blockchain and crypto news agency …
New York Regulators Designate New Division to License Crypto Businesses
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The New York Department of Financial Services — the state’s finance watchdog — has formed a new division for licensing crypto-related businesses. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the state’s financial regulator, has established a new department that will be responsible for licensing and regulating crypto-related businesses. In …
Bakkt Begins Testing Bitcoin Futures
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Bakkt has begun testing its physically delivered Bitcoin futures, as experts predict a full launch this quarter. Bakkt, the long-awaited Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has begun testing the delivery of BTC futures, according to an official tweet on July 22. Per the tweet, user acceptance …
Iran Finalizes Electricity Pricing Scheme for Cryptocurrency Miners
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The Iranian Economic Commission has reportedly finalized a power pricing scheme for cryptocurrency miners. The Iranian Economic Commission has reportedly finalized a tariff scheme for cryptocurrency miners, according to a July 21 report from Iranian economic daily Financial Tribune.  Per the report, Energy Minister Homayoon Ha’eri announced that, while the …