SEC Delays Cryptocurrency ETF Verdict, is This a Good Thing?
The United States (US) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yet again ruined the hopes of the public involved in the cryptocurrency industry, by rearranging a verdict on the launch of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to make a more dependable platform for significant institutional money to enter the digital currency markets. The US SEC’s delay of a crypto ETF is not such a bad thing since institution of such legal actions is suitable at this moment taking into consideration the legal and policy matters originating from the suggested rule amendment.
Thailand SEC Approves ICO Portal for Crypto Projects
The Thai SEC officially approved the first initial coin offering (ICO) portal on Tuesday, March 12, according to local news outlet Bangkok Post. The operator behind this ICO portal is reportedly a foreign entity. The appropriated portal would screen several ICOs projects.
Bitcoin ETF has a Hope as SEC is Open for Innovation
The Commissioner of the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Hester Peirce, aims at opening the SEC to innovation, invention and entrepreneurship. Of late, the leaked interviews of Hester gave the crypto industry hope for Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) approval. Hester, also known as the Crypto Mom, calls for an innovative and improved regulatory framework which is more malleable to the cryptocurrency field.
ICO Obstacles: Thai SEC Considers Loosening ICO Regulations
The Thailand (Thai) Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) is purportedly considering whether to smoothen the country’s regulation for ICOs. The regulator is carrying out a public hearing to calm down rules on pre-sales and private crypto sales. The SEC has also uncovered plans to stop the usage of crypto sales.