CoinShares Monthly Update: July 2018

Aug 2, 2018 · 3 min read

As July wraps up, we look back at the past month. Here’s what you may have missed in our world while the Bitcoin bulls were making their return:

One of our XBT Provider ETPs was recognized at the Global ETF Awards as the Most Innovative Hybrid Product in Europe:

Coincidentally, this happened right around the SEC rejection of a proposed rule change that would have allowed an exchange to list a Bitcoin ETF in the US:

While the SEC rejection wasn’t awesome news, there was a silver lining. Props to Commissioner Peirce for questioning the rationale (and underlying implications) behind the decision in a public dissent:

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For what it’s worth, we couldn’t agree more re: the benefits of a Bitcoin ETP.

Meanwhile, CoinShares Chief Strategy Officer Meltem Demirors was named to Fortune’s The Ledger 40 Under 40 in Finance and Technology:

That was pretty cool… But we thought her post on Tezos, fiduciary responsibility and token holder activism was way cooler:

All in all, July wasn’t too bad. Let’s see what you’ve got in store for us, August.

PS: Our 2018 H1 #crypto asset update is almost ready for primetime (we’re just waiting for compliance’s final blessing to publish 😬). In the meantime, catch up on where we’re coming from with our 2017 H2 report.

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