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Crypto Market Drops Again After SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Decision

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After an optimistic growth that cryptos have been experiencing on several occasions in the last few weeks, a massive drop has hit the crypto market following the Bitcoin ETF delay from the SEC.

Bitcoin leads a new value drop

A recent price surge that was seen at the end of July has been canceled by Bitcoin’s (BTC) gradual drop over the course of the last few weeks. After another relatively solid growth which led Bitcoin slightly above $7,000 yesterday, the leading crypto dropped significantly over the course of only a few hours. Currently, Bitcoin is back to only being worth $6,353.61 as per CoinMarketCap.

Of course, as usual, other cryptos continue to follow BTC’s lead, and all of them within the top 10 (with the exception of the ninth one, Tether) have also experienced significant drops. This situation represents the new low for many coins in the last several weeks.

The reason behind such a large drop is the recent announcement by the US SEC, which was expected to soon state its decision regarding the Bitcoin ETF request. After announcing a new delay of the decision, nearly all cryptos entered red almost immediately.

According to the new plan, the SEC’s decision regarding the Bitcoin ETF won’t be announced until the end of September of this year.

Altcoins experience a price drop as well

As mentioned previously, a lot of other cryptos also suffered significant drops, with Ethereum (ETH) losing around 7% of its value in the first 24 hours, following the announcement. At the time of writing, ETH’s price is at $361.65 per coin, which is also a new low for this coin. Over the course of the last month, Ethereum’s value went down by 23% in total.

Other biggest altcoins per market cap are all going down, with the percentage of their drop varying from 4% to as much as 13%. IOTA has seen a drop of 9% already, while Ripple has gone down by more than 11%. Litecoin’s loss is similar to that of IOTA, with the coin losing around 8.5%.

The hardest hit on a cryptocurrency within the first 24 hours following the announcement was the one on Ethereum Classic. The coin has lost as much as 13% of its value in the first day after the SEC delay, and its price right now is $15.12 per coin. Eve ETC’s recent listings on Coinbase Pro and Robinhood that came in the last two days did not help this crypto at all, and it is currently suffering the largest drops on the market.

The situation is even worse when we take a look at the total crypto market cap, which has gone below $224 billion at the time of writing. It would seem that the market is still not ready for the bull run that was expected by numerous analysts. For now, the bearish trend continues, quite possibly due to the SEC’s decision alone. Whether this will change in the coming days or not, remains to be seen.

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The low volatility of Litecoin and Bitcoin on the spotlight

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Just like many other cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, as well as Litecoin, currently sit in vitality as much as the market is concerned. Will Bitcoin and Litecoin recover as much as many have been speculating? Apparently, it is hard to tell how the investors will react to all these recent events.

When looking at the current trend of the volatility of Litecoin and bitcoin prices in US dollars, it is quite clear to note that there is a decrease in volatility. The price of bitcoin stands at $6,574 with a slight change (24h) of +0.06%. On the other hand, Litecoin is trading at $53.94 with a difference (24h) of -1.45% at the press time. Basically, at the moment there isn’t a significant downward movement between the two cryptocurrencies.

Spectators Never Fail to Give Reasons

As always many spectators will seek to give some reasons for the trends and some think that the downward move is just a manipulation by some small group so that they can outscore the stock market. Perhaps, it is a bear market, and with the volatility of the coins being technically low, it means it is cheaper, which is definitely better.

The Real Meaning

What the trends literally mean is that there is an accountable resistance with both Bitcoin and Litecoin contrary to the expectations of many who were anticipating at least some positive movement after the sharp market rise last week.

However, that doesn’t mean that…

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If Tether crashes, will that money pour into Bitcoin?

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For a long time now, the so-called stablecoin, Tether (USDT) has been a topic of discussion within the crypto community.

Tether, as a stablecoin, is said to be fully backed by the USD. This allowed it to be one of only a handful of cryptos that can avoid volatility issues, due to the fact that it is backed by a stable fiat currency. However, for as long as it was around, Tether was very secretive of its bank accounts and funds in general.

While claiming to have the ability to back each of its USDT coins, many have questioned whether or not this can be true. At the time of writing (October 16, 2018), Tether has released 2,256,421,736 USDT in circulation. This means that it needs to have at least $2,256,421,736 in order to cover its circulating supply.

At this point, three questions emerge, and answering them could very well change the future of this stablecoin. The questions are as follows:

  1. Are all USDT coins fully backed?
  2. If yes, then where did that much money come from?
  3. If not, what will happen when the market discovers the lie?

Tether continues to keep secrets

As mentioned, Tether has always claimed to be able to back each of its coins. However, instead of operating on transparency, the coin used different tools, mostly opaqueness, misdirection, and playing the victim whenever someone tried to unveil what is truly going…

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Is Bitcoin (BTC) Better Than USD?

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Despite all its recent progress, cryptocurrencies still do not inspire trust in a lot of people. Many view them as unsafe money, with its very nature being doubtful. However, a recent report by the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Nuclear Physics shows that situation regarding cryptocurrencies may not be as bad as it seems. In fact, the report claims that Bitcoin might even be a better currency than it looks like.

Bitcoin vs traditional money

Bitcoin, as many are already aware of, is the first cryptocurrency. It was created a decade ago and was officially launched in 2009. But, even though it has been around for around 9 years at this point, it is still largely mistrusted by a lot of investors, especially when it comes to large institutions.

However, thanks to the Cracow-based Institute of Nuclear Physics’ recent report, this common opinion might actually be wrong. The Institute has conducted a detailed statistical analysis of the BTC market and has published the results in a scientific journal called Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science.

Surprisingly enough, the report portraits Bitcoin in a very positive light.

The report started by commenting on the credibility of traditional money. In the past, money that people have been using was backed by specific material commodities, such as gold. These commodities gave the money its value and served as a guarantee that the money actually has worth. This is…

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