Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade Shares of SolidX Bitcoin Shares Issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust

 
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Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 238 (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)

Notices

Page 63933

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2018-26828

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Release No. 34-84731; File No. SR-CboeBZX-2018-040

Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade Shares of SolidX Bitcoin Shares Issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust

December 6, 2018.

On June 20, 2018, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (``BZX'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission''), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ a proposed rule change to list and trade shares of SolidX Bitcoin Shares issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust under BZX Rule 14.11(e)(4), Commodity-Based Trust Shares. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 2, 2018.\3\

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\1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).

\2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.

\3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83520 (June 26, 2018), 83 FR 31014 (July 2, 2018).

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On August 7, 2018, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,\4\ the Commission designated a longer period within which to approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change.\5\ On September 20, 2018, the Commission instituted proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act \6\ to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposed rule change.\7\ As of December 6, 2018, the Commission has received more than 1,600 comments on the proposed rule change.\8\

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\4\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

\5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83792 (Aug. 7, 2018), 83 FR 40112 (Aug. 13, 2018).

\6\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B).

\7\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 84231 (Sept. 20, 2018), 83 FR 48665 (Sept. 26, 2018). Specifically, the Commission instituted proceedings to allow for additional analysis of the proposed rule change's consistency with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act, which requires among other things, that the rules of a national securities exchange be ``designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade,'' and ``to protect investors and the public interest.'' See id. at 48667 (citing 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5)).

\8\ All comments on the proposed rule change are available on the Commission's website at: https://www.sec.gov/comments/sr-cboebzx-2018-040/cboebzx2018040.htm.

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Section 19(b)(2) of the Act \9\ provides that after initiating disapproval proceedings, the Commission shall issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change not later than 180 days after the date of publication of notice of filing of the proposed rule change. The Commission may extend the period for issuing an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change, however, by not more than 60 days if the Commission determines that a longer period is appropriate and publishes reasons for such determination. The proposed rule change was published for notice and comment in the Federal Register on July 2, 2018. December 29, 2018, is 180 days from that date, and February 27, 2019 is 240 days from that date.

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\9\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

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The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider this proposed rule change. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,\10\ designates February 27, 2019, as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove the proposed rule change (File No. SR-CboeBZX-2018-040).

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\10\ Id.

For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.\11\

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\11\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(57).

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Eduardo A. Aleman,

Assistant Secretary.

FR Doc. 2018-26828 Filed 12-11-18; 8:45 am

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