Representatives from VanEck and SolidX met with the US Securities and Exchange Commission commissioner Elad Roisman and discussed why the SEC should approve the ETF filing of both of these companies, which is great new information that we are presenting you in today’s crypto news.
VanEck is an investment management company based in New York that successfully maintained its track record in the traditional finance sector which is why they asked the SEC to consider approving its Bitcoin ETF mainly because of five important reasons:
- Investors will get bigger protection
- Relevant markets are regulated
- Derivatives on the market for bitcoin are regulated
- Price manipulation concerns have alleviated
- CBOE’s rules are designed to keep an eye for potential Trust Shares manipulation.
The SEC has already rejected the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF because of it mainly relies on a public crypto exchange. The SEC believes that crypto exchanges aren’t sufficiently regulated and don’t have the liquidity to handle an ETF.
VanEck and SolidX held a representation where they told the SEC that the futures market is now able to handle ETFs and their operations through the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation. They also emphasized that the approval will bring a decline in risk for investors and will increase the stability of the market.
“As of now, no CCPs support the clearing of bitcoin Investors are left facing absolute counterparty risk. Such risks are often unacceptable to many investors An ETF provides a straightforward solution for investors seeking price exposure without facing counterparty risk, as the ETF would be cleared through DTCC Furthermore, in creations and redemptions, the Trust always requires APs and trading counterparties to settle their leg of the trade before the Trust will do so.”
According to analysts, VanEck has the biggest chance in getting the approval.
Binance Enables Australian Users To Buy BTC At 1,300 Newsstands
‘’Binance Lite is a simple site for users to easily buy bitcoin with cash at physical store fronts. This model makes it really easy to bring new users into crypto, starting with Australia, where the government has taken proactive steps to support the blockchain industry. Users won’t have to open complicated online accounts to start using the service.’’The crypto market in Australia was a little behind than other markets in the world such as South Korea or Singapore because the banks didn’t support the crypto businesses in Australia. Back in 2017, during the strongest crypto rally, reports show that the larger Australian banks closed the accounts on multiple crypto investors. However, starting last year, the government of Australia began its proactive approach in regulating the crypto space and the blockchain industry so the investors are now hopeful that they could improve the market in the long run. Zhou also said that more than $5 billion in crypto was traded in crypto in 2018 in Australia and that since then the government is funding blockchain startups and companies by issuing bonds on the blockchain. The government has also started to accept crypto on airports such as the airport in Brisbane and even held a voting trial on the blockchain. He finished his interview by saying:
“Binance Lite also completes a comprehensive value chain for the Binance ecosystem in Australia. For example, users can show their friends how to buy bitcoin from Binance Lite stores, immediately load it up onto Trust Wallet on their phones, and go on to spend this bitcoin in shops accepting bitcoin payments through TravelbyBit, the payments startup Binance invested in last year.’’
Binance: Australians Can Now Buy Bitcoin With Cash From 1,300+ High-Street Stores
“Binance Lite Australia further expands digital currency adoption by providing easier ways to buy bitcoin. We are excited to continue to roll out more fiat to crypto gateways around the world to support the growth of our industry. We firmly believe that more adoption will lead to more innovation and more economic opportunities.”The account verification will occur on www.binancelite.com - and after that - users can deposit cash at the nearest Newsagent stores to receive crypto within minutes. Binance Lite Australia was designed as simple and easy to use and it sstate-of-the-art order processing technology guarantees maximum safety. Binance recently integrated the credit card payments on Binance.com and launched the fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange (January 2019) with zero deposit fees - becoming one of the lowest priced exchanges for trading with Euros, British pounds and BTC and ETH. The fiat gateways also included the Binance Uganda, another exchange which supports the trading of Ugandan Shillings for cryptocurrency.
“Australia has been at the forefront of blockchain innovation, and we hope Binance Lite Australia can play a role to help further this cause,” Zhou concluded.
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