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Cboe encourages SEC to allow bitcoin ETFs

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  • Cboe Global Markets, the first to launch bitcoin futures, would like the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds.
  • Cboe encourages the Commission to approach Cryptocurrency ETPs [exchange-traded products] holistically and from the same perspective that it has historically approached commodity-related ETPs, the derivatives exchange said Friday in a letter to the SEC, published online Monday.
  • The Commission should not stand in the way of such ETPs coming to market given Cboe’s arguments for addressing the SEC’s concerns, the letter said.
  • He said Cboe expects trading volumes in bitcoin futures markets to soon reach levels comparable to those of other commodity futures products at the time that they were included in ETPs.
  • Cboe became the first major exchange to launch bitcoin futures on Dec. 10 and applied later that month with the SEC to list six bitcoin-related exchange-traded funds.

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Paul Manafort, a mysterious Russian jet, and a secret meeting

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  • In August 2016, a private jet linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska traveled from Moscow to Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.
  • The jet arrived within hours of a meeting in nearby Manhattan between Paul Manafort, then chairman of Donald Trumps presidential campaign, and Konstantin Kilimnik.
  • Weeks earlier, Manafort had emailed his old associate and told him to extend an offer of private briefings to Deripaska, according to The Washington Post.
  • Congressional investigators looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election are now probing the relationship between Manafort, Kilimnik, and Deripaska, according to two people familiar with the matter.
  • Kilimnik has been widely reported to be the unnamed person identified in court filings by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office this week as having ties to Russian intelligence a relationship Kilimnik has long denied.

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Women in Cryptocurrencies Push Back Against ‘Blockchain Bros’

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  • Some crypto leaders are now organizing events, clubs and conferences to attract women to the industry.
  • Arianna Simpson, an early cryptocurrency investor, said the surge of interest in virtual currencies from male novices should remind women that it did not take expertise or a Ph.D. to thrive in the ecosystem.
  • Mr. Levin originally slated 86 men and one woman as speakers.
  • It just coincidentally happened that there were more men than women speakers, Mr. Levin said.
  • When others in the cryptocurrency industry realized the conferences after-party would be held at a strip club, they encouraged Mr. Levin to change locations.

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