US securities regulator sending positive signals as the market anticipates Bitcoin ETF
Virtual Crypto Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: VRCP) (“Virtual Crypto”), a developer of software and hardware for the purchase and sale of crypto-currencies through ATMs, tablets, PCs and/or mobile devices, today announced that it is encouraged by the signs that regulatory sentiment in the United States appears to be shifting in favor of cryptocurrencies, paving the way for anticipated mass adoption of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
“Our vision, that Bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies can and should be accessible to the general public, has received strong support and momentum in recent weeks from a diverse range of prominent industry leaders,” stated Alon Dayan, the CEO of Virtual Crypto,
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) is currently weighing, via public comments, a Bitcoin exchange-traded-fund (ETF) proposed by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), with an overwhelming majority of the public showing support for Bitcoin ETF. This follows a statement from the SEC Director of the Division of Corporation Finance – William Hinman made in June at the Yahoo! All Markets Summit: Crypto event in San Francisco, that ETH (ethereum) is not a security and therefore falls outside of U.S. securities laws. Earlier in June, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton made a similar statement about Bitcoin and its place in the regulatory firmament.
Dayan commented further, “The fact that a regulatory body as important as the SEC is seriously considering a Bitcoin ETF, as well as notable development in the cryptocurrency ecosystem such as MasterCard’s intention to allow blockchain currencies to be transacted on traditional payment channels, validates our vision that cryptocurrencies are here to stay and that an era of virtual coins as a payment method for the masses is just around the corner.”
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