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Bloomberg Analyst Doubles Down on July 2 Spot Ether ETF Launch Date Amidst Surge in S-1 Filings

Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst has reaffirmed his prediction of a July 2 launch date for U.S. spot ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) after observing a surge in amended S-1 (registration statement) filings on Friday. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler has indicated that spot ether ETFs will launch this summer, pending the SEC’s…
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Grayscale Highlights Risks of ETH Staking Restrictions in Latest SEC Disclosure

According to supplemental disclosures in Grayscale’s Ethereum Trust 8-K report, submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 20, the trust’s inability to utilize its ethereum for staking services places its shares at a “comparative disadvantage.” Grayscale: Ethereum Trust Strategy Could be Impacted by Staking Limitations While multiple exchange-traded fund (ETF) issuers…
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Report Claims Jump Trading Under CFTC Probe for Crypto Activities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has initiated an inquiry into the cryptocurrency activities of Chicago-based Jump Trading, according to a report by Fortune’s Leo Schwartz. This investigation forms part of a larger regulatory review, though it does not suggest any wrongdoing by the firm. Jump Trading Under CFTC Scrutiny Jump Trading, noted for its…
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SEC Drama Fuels XRP Rally: Open Interest Skyrockets

The cryptocurrency XRP is making waves as open interest (OI) for the token experiences a dramatic rise. This surge in investor positioning coincides with the ongoing legal battle between Ripple Labs, the company behind XRP, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Bullish Bets On The Horizon Cryptocurrency analysis platform CryptoQuant detected a significant…
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SEC Closes Ethereum 2.0 Investigation

Consensys has announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided to close its investigation into Ethereum 2.0. This decision implies that the SEC will not allege that sales of ETH are securities transactions. The announcement follows a request from Consensys to the SEC to affirm that the approval of ETH exchange-traded funds…
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SEC’s Crypto Enforcement Chief Departs After 9 Years

The head of the Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Division of Enforcement has left the agency after nine years of service. Under his guidance, the SEC took many enforcement actions against crypto firms, including major crypto trading exchanges Binance and Coinbase. SEC’s Crypto Enforcement Unit Leader Departs…
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Ripple Legal Chief Countered SEC Allegations: No Victims to Compensate

Ripple’s chief legal officer has countered the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s allegations following the crypto firm’s proposal to limit its penalty to no more than $10 million. The legal chief highlighted that the SEC is “raging” and emphasized that, unlike the Terraform Labs case, there are no victims to compensate in Ripple’s case.…
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SEC Chair Gary Gensler Envisions US Spot Ether ETFs Launching This Summer

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler has indicated to lawmakers that he expects spot ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to launch this summer. The SEC is still working with fund issuers on their S-1 filings, which must be declared effective before the spot ether ETFs can launch. Gary Gensler Answers Crypto Questions The…
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SEC Now Demands $102.6 Million Penalty From Ripple in XRP Case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now pursuing a $102.6 million penalty from Ripple, a substantial reduction from the nearly $2 billion originally sought. Ripple recently proposed a $10 million penalty, citing the Terraform Labs settlement as justification. However, the SEC countered that such a low penalty “would not satisfy the purposes of…
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Bloomberg Analyst Now Expects Spot Ethereum ETFs to Launch on July 2

Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst has updated his spot ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) prediction. “We are moving up our over/under date for the launch of spot ether ETF to July 2nd,” he said. This revision follows light comments from the SEC Staff on issuers’ S-1 filings. The analyst believes there is a decent chance the SEC…
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