<h1>Bakkt Warehouse To Launch In September</h1>


Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt has announced it will open its Bakkt Warehouse to customers on September 6, allowing them to hold their bitcoin with the firm. With the launch of the warehouse, Bakkt will also begin offering regulated, physically settled bitcoin futures on September 23.

<h1>The IEO Bubble May Have Already Burst</h1>


A recent report published by the crypto and blockchain analytics firm TokenInsight suggests that the crypto community’s love affair with the initial exchange offering, supposed heir apparent to the initial coin offering, may already be ending after three short months.

<h1>SEC Delays Decision On Bitcoin ETFs</h1>


The Securities and Exchange Commission has delayed its decision regarding three proposed bitcoin ETFs from asset managers Bitwise Asset Management, VanEck/SolidX, and Wilshire Phoenix. All decisions have been pushed to dates in late September and mid-October.

<h1>G7 Abuzz With Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Project</h1>


While financial chiefs around the world gathered to discuss the “serious difficulties” Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency may cause, the summit was also swirling with rumors that Japan was leading the development of a government-backed international crypto payments system meant to help tackle money laundering issues.

<h1>FCA Plans Possible UK Ban Of Crypto-Based Derivatives</h1>


The Financial Conduct Authority, a UK financial watchdog, has issued a press release stating the agency is consulting over a ban on the “sale, marketing and distribution to all retail consumers” of crypto-based derivatives including options and futures, as well as “unregulated transferable cryptoassets.”

<h1>BIS Head Is All About Digital Currency</h1>


Agustín Carstens, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, stated that the banking institution was in support of central banks that want to research, make, and issue their own digital currency, adding that, thanks to projects like Libra, the market will evolve “sooner than we think.”