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Bitcoin [BTC]: SEC releases report for ‘rule change’ to approve a Bitcoin ETF

Priyamvada Singh

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Bitcoin [BTC]: SEC releases report for 'rule change' to approve a Bitcoin ETF
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The Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC], which is the regulatory body in the US released a document on Thursday, where it has discussed the proposed rule change submitted by Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. at the beginning of 2018. The rule change was proposed to enable the trading of GraniteShares Bitcoin ETF, which was put forth this year and was rejected recently by the regulatory body.

In February, the decision of the proposed rule change was delayed to a later date. However, after the session in February, several hearings took place wherein the regulator delayed the proceedings till August this year. In the month of August, the matter finally experienced a twist when the original proposal from January received a solid amendment and changed in its entirety.

Post this amendment, the Division of Trading and Markets is also a regulatory body that manages the regulation of major securities market participants, such as FINRA and stock exchanges. The Division sets standards for fair, organized and efficient markets. Subsequently, the report issued by SEC also added:

“On August 23, 2018, the Secretary of the Commission notified BZX that, pursuant to Commission Rule of Practice 431,10 the Commission would review the Division’s action pursuant to delegated authority and that the Division’s action pursuant to delegated authority had been automatically
stayed.”

Regarding the review of these statements, the Commission set 26th October as the date for third parties to file statements for or against the decision of the Division.

William Rhind, the Chief Executive Officer of GraniteShares submitted one of the comments on the matter. Here, he stated that the funds will not be directly invested in Bitcoin but rather be invested through futures contract. This will be supported by CBOE Futures Exchange [CFE] or the Chicago Mercantile Exchange [CME]. In his comment, Rhind included:

“The funds’ futures contract positions will be rolled over before maturity so that the funds will never be directly exposed to bitcoin.”

According to one of the other comments, Bitcoin is believed to have been created with the notion that USD has no intrinsic value. Regarding this, the comment concluded that the creators of Bitcoin are of the idea that a money with no intrinsic value can become universal. Therefore, the community of Bitcoin and its existence may remain limited within a small sect.





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Priyamvada is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A graduate in Journalism & Communication from Manipal University, she believes blockchain technology to be a revolutionary tool in advancing the future. Currently, she holds no value in cryptocurrencies.

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Bitcoin’s on-chain/off-chain valuation indicators the key point of focus as coin heads to $13,000

Akash Anand

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Bitcoin's on-chain/off-chain valuation indicators they key point of focus as crypto heads towards $13,000
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With the rise in Bitcoin’s price, the rest of the cryptocurrency market has followed suit by displaying a green trend across the board. In a recent series of tweets by popular cryptocurrency analyst Adam Tache, users were informed about the top Bitcoin on-chain and off-chain valuation indicators, derived from on-chain valuation models.

The analysis touched on the Mayer Multiple created by dividing the price by the all-important – 200 day moving average. The current average Mayer Multiple stands at a figure of 1.39, which may climb higher. Looking at previous figures, the normal Mayer Multiple figures stated that if the value shoots up to 2.4, then Bitcoin eventually retraces back to a comfortable 1.5. The Mayer Multiple is usually considered as the original indicator used to clock the valuation of Bitcoin.

Another major indicator discussed in the thread was the NVT Ratio invented by Willy Woo, Partner at Adaptive Fund. The indicator is used to calculate Bitcoin’s prominence or value in the cryptocurrency space by evaluating the amount transacted on the blockchain as a “proxy for investment flow and bear and bull market cycles.”

At the moment, the NVT ratio for Bitcoin is in an abnormal region compared to the start of previous bullish patterns. The NVT ratio was above the “bear market” separator, which meant that the cryptocurrency was overbought. When Bitcoin is overbought, it usually means that the buying pressure is much higher than the selling pressure. Adam Tache opined,

“NVT signaling overbought is likely due to a number of factors — namely the proliferation of exchange-based, purely off-chain txs driving short-term price action.”

The analysis also pointed out the liveliness of the Bitcoin indicator created by Tamas Blummer. The indicator showed the inverse count of lost or ‘HODLed’ Bitcoin, while stating that when the ratio increases, long-terms holders of the cryptocurrency decrease their positions. The indicator conveyed accumulation of Bitcoin when the ratio decreased.





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