Cryptocurrency Firm Pantera Capital Seeks $175 Million For Third Venture Fund

Pantera Capital, which has pioneered investments in cryptocurrency assets, has set its goal for its third venture fund at $175 million, surpassing the $25 million raised for its second fund and the $13 million from its first one, according to TechCrunch. A new filing for a Pantera venture fund offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission

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Bad Trip: Pot Company High Times Backtracks on Accepting Bitcoin in IPO

High Times Holding Corp, a New York-based media group advocating for cannabis usage, has decided against accepting bitcoin in its initial public offering (IPO), according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dated Aug. 13. The SEC filing states that the initial announcement made two weeks ago, in which the company had

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Tyler Winklevoss: ‘It Will Take Time’ for Wall Street to Make Crypto Jump

Crypto exchange Gemini CEO Tyler believes “it will take time” for the majority of Wall Street to enter the cryptocurrency sector. The Winklevoss brothers also said they won’t be slowing down anytime soon after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected their proposal for a Bitcoin ETF recently, speaking in a Bloomberg interview. It’s been

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SEC Smacks ICO Fraudster with $30,000 Fine, Lifetime Trading Ban

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an officer and director bar, a penny stock bar, and a penalty of $30,000 to a fraudulent ICO founder today. According to the official press release, David T. Laurance was previously found guilty for taking part in deceitful security offerings. Laurance’s LinkedIn profile shows that he is the president

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CBOE President Cautiously Hopeful on Bitcoin ETF Prospects Despite SEC Action

CBOE Global Markets Inc. could well become the first company to win approval for a bitcoin ETF, but whether that coveted accomplishment materializes remains to be seen. For his part, Chris Concannon, CBOE’s president and CEO, said that he is optimistic that the Securities and Exchange Commission will grant his wish, but he recognizes that

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Brian Kelly: If You’re Selling Bitcoin Because of ETF Delay, You’re Doing it Wrong

CNBC Fast Money contributor and BKCM CEO Brian Kelly has firmly emphasized that while bitcoin has seen a massive decline in price over the last 24 hours, investors selling the dominant cryptocurrency based on the delay of SEC in approving the first bitcoin ETF are doing it wrong. Bitcoin Drops 12% While EOS, Bitcoin Cash

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US SEC Postpones Decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF to September

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed its decision on the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF until September 30, 2018, according to an official document released by the Commission. This notice comes some days after Van Eck sent a 13-page report to the SEC where it addressed concerns cited as reasons for rejecting a similar

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SEC-Approved Bitcoin ETF Possible in 18 months: Crescent Crypto CEO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could approve a Bitcoin ETF in the next 18 months, said Ali Hassan, the CEO, and one of the three co-founders of asset manager Crescent Crypto. Hassan, a former Goldman Sachs executive, was speaking at Bloomberg Markets studios about the considerable potential of passive management strategies in cryptocurrency markets.

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Ethereum Creator: Mass Adoption Matters More Than Cryptocurrency ETFs

Ethereum co-founder Buterin Vitalik believes that the crypto community has focused too much on ETFs rather than making cryptocurrency easier to use as a method of payment for everyday purchases via payment cards, according to a recent tweet. An ETF will benefit cryptocurrency prices, he believes, but making it easier for people to use it

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Van Eck Responds to SEC’s Bitcoin ETF Concerns In New Letter

Money management firm VanEck has responded to the SEC’s concerns over bitcoin exchange-traded funds (bitcoin ETF) in a letter to the regulator made public on the agency’s website. Addressed to Dalia Blass, director of the SEC’s division of investment management, the letter tackles the five points of order from the SEC’s previous communication with the

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