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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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Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic

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As the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin begins to level up with investments made in metals such as Gold, together they have both made significant advantages for investors who have taken a leap to invest in them.

However, thanks to the pandemic and the dynamic shift in investing and the economy, many investors have seen fluctuating losses and gains thanks to the uncertainty of the current business world. 

Many investors that backed companies who have exposure to blockchain technology have seen an approximate amount of 54% return on investments over the past year. This is even after considering how hard the global tech market and companies have been hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology was first introduced as a supportive technology for Bitcoin. A blockchain is a simple, unchangeable and un-hackable digital ledger that holds transactions in little blocks attached to a chain. The transaction is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of systems on the blockchain, making it available for everyone on the network to see. 

Each block in the chain contains various transactions which are recorded on the participant ledger every time a transaction takes place. The database is decentralised and is managed by multiple participants known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Although blockchain technology was birthed from Bitcoin and was widely adopted for the use of cryptocurrencies, the way it works and its security has made…

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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