2021-10-26 15:06:33

Altcoins, Regulation, and Opportunities Ahead

Cryptocurrencies continue to advance from the fringes into the mainstream of global finance and investing.

But for the uninitiated, crypto investing is a complicated minefield. And even for those who are familiar, the legitimacy of the various options out there is a major concern. That’s where regulation comes in, both as a green light that could pave the way for wider crypto adoption, and as a threat that could pull the plug on several crypto projects. 

There’s no shortage of demand for regulated investment avenues. For proof, look no further than the recent launch of ProShares’ Bitcoin Strategy exchange-traded fund. On its first trading day, the futures-linked fund quickly pulled in $1 billion in assets at the fastest pace on record for an ETF. And after the second launch of an ETF by Valkyrie last week, firms like VanEck and WisdomTree are waiting for the coveted green light from regulators to launch their own. 

What do these product launches signal about the future of crypto, including the thousands of altcoins that are jostling for relevance and investor cash? How can regulation do more good for investors than harm? What kinds of opportunities will open up once the Securities and Exchange Commission approves various spot ETFs in its pipeline? And, what are the risks to investors if the SEC and other regulators take a harder stance to protect investors?  

Please join us for a live virtual conversation on these topics and more, moderated by Insider’s Laila Hmaidan, reporter, and Akin Oyedele, senior editor for investing. The hour-long chat is scheduled for November 17 at 1 p.m. ET, (10 a.m. PT). The experts will also be taking audience questions.

Our guests include: 

  • Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Caitlin Long, founder and CEO at Avanti Financial Group
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