The Evolution Of Regulators’ Views On Bitcoin ETFs

Law360, New York (October 17, 2017, 12:34 PM EDT) -- The race is on to provide investors greater exposure to bitcoin. To date, the desire of several applicants to obtain approval of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund has butted up against regulators’ stated concerns about the possibility of manipulation or other types of abuse. In the face of rejections of their applications, these applicants, and those who seek an easier path to investing in bitcoin, are wondering whether regulators are putting the brakes on because of inchoate concerns about a new and still somewhat unknown technology. In March of this year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected two applications to create...

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