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Bitcoin regulation, huge volatility ahead?

BITSTAMP:BTCUSD   Bitcoin / Dollar
A couple of things to watch out for at the moment:

OVERSTOCK CEO             PATRICK BYRNE PROMISES “INTERESTING ANNOUNCEMENTS” AT LAS VEGAS BITCOIN CONFERENCE
http://insidebitcoins.com/news/overstock-ceo-patrick-byrne-promises-interesting-announcements-at-las-vegas-bitcoin-conference/24829
NEW YORK             (InsideBitcoins) — Promising some “interesting announcements” regarding Bitcoin on Twitter (see below), Patrick Byrne, CEO             of Overstock.com, will deliver the final keynote for the Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo in Las Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel on October 5-7, 2014.

CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee to Meet
http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/pr7010-14
http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/Events/opaevent_gmac100914
"The meeting will focus on issues related to clearing Non-Deliverable Forwards (NDFs) and the digital currency bitcoin . The meeting will consist of two panels. The first panel will discuss whether a clearing mandate is appropriate for NDFs, with a particular focus on how such a mandate would impact foreign exchange contracts. The second panel will discuss CFTC’s jurisdiction with respect to derivatives contracts that reference the digital currency bitcoin ."

New York             State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) superintendent Benjamin Lawsky is to deliver a keynote speech at Money20/20:
http://www.coindesk.com/ben-lawsky-deliver-bitcoin-keynote-money2020/
"New York             State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) superintendent Benjamin Lawsky is to deliver a keynote speech at Money20/20, which bills             itself as the world’s largest event for payments and financial services innovation. "

European Commissioner-Designate to Discuss Bitcoin at EU Hearing
http://www.coindesk.com/european-commissioner-designate-discuss-bitcoin-eu-hearing/
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Depending on the outcome of these meetups, keynotes & events ahead, it is almost certainly one that will have huge effect on the price in the coming months. The last time it happened was on October 2013 which resulted in the rally towards $1000.

ETF: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-15/spiderwoman-brings-hope-to-winklevoss-twins-bitcoin-etf.html
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1579346/000119312514257706/0001193125-14-257706-index.htm
Thanks for the pertinent info. I'll be looking out for these events.
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