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Bitcoin ETF And The SEC: Prepare For The Worst

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September 30th is what many crypto traders and enthusiasts have marked as their D-Day. This is due to the fact that the SEC is meant to rule on the CBOE sponsored Bitcoin ETF by that date. The question on many crypto enthusiasts’ minds, is whether we will see a rejection or if the SEC’s rules have room for another postponement. But with the current Bitcoin (BTC) and general crypto market decline in the last 24 hours, it is safe to conclude that the SEC will also play it safe by not approving an ETF anytime soon.

Anthony Pompliano, Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Digital, tweeted about the current events in the crypto space. He stated the following:

“Want to know why there isn’t a crypto ETF approved yet?

We just saw $100 million of Bitcoin dumped on the market in less than 10 minutes.

It caused more than a 5% decline in BTC price. Some argue volatility, others argue manipulation.

The truth is no one knows.”

The Mandate of the SEC

Given the last few hours of the crypto market turmoil, it is a good exercise to remind ourselves what exactly the SEC does. The full title of the authority is the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission and they are tasked with protecting American investors from market volatility and unfair practices by those with the leverage to do so in the traditional stock markets.

The SEC’s Mission is:

“To protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.”

It cannot get any clearer as to what the SEC is tasked with doing. With many crypto portfolios of HODLers dropping by an average of 20% in the last 24 hours, some wish that the SEC had a reach to investigate what just happened in the said time period. But with crypto being decentralized and the United States yet to issue concrete regulation within its jurisdictions, the SEC trying to regulate crypto is like a soldier going to battle with a broomstick! They simply have no laws or rules to work with.

Bitcoin ETF on September 30th?

Many crypto traders have marked their calendar for the SEC deadline of September 30th to make a ruling on the CBOE sponsored Bitcoin ETF. Many hope that by that time, the SEC would have changed their tune of constantly rejecting Bitcoin ETFs on their ‘in tray’.

Prepare for the Worst

Therefore, it would be prudent for many crypto traders to prepare for the worst as we head towards that deadline. A few plausible options are outlined below. Please note that we are not financial advisers. We are observant enthusiasts like you. All the choices below are dependent on individual risk tolerances. Therefore, there is no pressure to abide by any.

  1. Keep HODLing despite the recent happenings with a 10 to 20-year vision that the crypto market will grow to be valued in the trillions of dollars
  2. Another option would be set comfortable stop losses should anything happen due to an SEC announcement
  3. Learn to short BTC and ETH like the pros and head to BitMEX for some nonstop action
  4. Buy the Dip
  5. Completely cash out till after the SEC make an announcement
  6. Totally ignore all the above options

In conclusion, the fact that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are bleeding in the markets is one more reason the SEC might not approve a Bitcoin ETF anytime soon. Perhaps what they might end up doing – given the mission statement provided above – is lay the groundwork for total crypto regulation in the US. This way, if there was indeed an ETF backed by Bitcoin, then the latter would not be subject to possible manipulation as many have suggested has happened in the last 24 hours.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

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The rise of the crypto casinos

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In the hyper-competitive world of online casinos, operators are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. The most usual methods include using distinctive branding, offering generous bonuses and making sure that they are on all of the major so-called affiliate sites where players can compare and contrast casinos’ different offerings.

But now a whole new generation of casinos are starting to emerge – ones whose key difference isn’t what and how you play, but more in how you pay.

The rise and rise of the cryptocurrency casino is seen by many as the next logical step in a world that is slowly but surely starting to accept that Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, et al. are certainly here to stay.

Of course, it’s the first of these cryptocurrencies that has really grabbed the headlines and led the way with its meteoric performance in 2017 when it seemed like its $20,000 value was just the start of the story. Admittedly, this was short-lived and the value quickly fell back to a more sustainable level but, if it achieved one thing, it was to cement this exciting new kind of currency in the consciousness of the general public.

Why Bitcoin and online casinos are the perfect partners

In many ways, it’s the perfect partnership between Bitcoin and online casinos with multiple benefits for both.

The first of…

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