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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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Basic Guide on How to Spend Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

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In recent years, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have entered more into the mainstream. Most people walking down the street have at least heard of Bitcoin. While a lot of people got involved in the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies to try and make a quick buck, most people who are enthusiastic about the world of blockchain are in it for the long haul. 

These are usually the people who are going to be more likely to actually use their Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a payment tool and not just as a storage of wealth or a trading tool. This guide looks at a few different ways in which you can use your Bitcoin in spending capacity. 

Crypto Debit Cards

Perhaps the easiest way for you to spend your cryptocurrency is by linking up your holdings to a debit card. 

These days, many of the leading card providers such as MasterCard and Visa have these types of crypto-linking debit cards. These cards can be used just like you would a normal debit card that is linked to your fiat currency bank account. 

Naturally, the most popular type of crypto debit card is going to be for Bitcoin, but there are other cryptocurrencies catered for also. 

Prepaid Cards

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Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos or Bitcoin-Only Casinos – Which Are Better?

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The rise of cryptocurrencies over recent years has had an impact on several industries. Gambling is one such industry, and many of the best online casinos offer Bitcoin as a payment method

Some of these casinos work exclusively with cryptocurrencies, while some are more traditional gambling sites that simply have integrated crypto on top of their fiat options.

This post will take a look at the advantages of joining a Bitcoin-exclusive casino on the web versus picking a hybrid one.

Advantages of Hybrid Bitcoin Casinos

Let’s start with the hybrid Bitcoin casinos. Usually, those are traditional gambling platforms that have been around for a long period of time. 

They offer classic payment methods such as Visa, PayPal, Skrill, and similar. At some point, they decided to add Bitcoin and potentially other cryptocurrencies to their portfolio. 

If you decide to join an online casino of this type, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits.

Lower Risks

Such online casinos often have a strong reputation and are licensed by respected gambling commissions such as the UK Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority, and similar regulators.

They are known for protecting the customers and monitoring all actions…

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Is Bex500 an alternative to BitMEX?

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An all around review of Bex500

Bex500 is a young but rapid-growing exchange, less adversarial than BitMEX, but with higher leverage than Binance, Bex500 has enough strings to attract many crypto traders. 

Those dissatisfied with the old exchange, may find Bex500 exchange with a stable system with no manipulation or “overload”, pleasant UX, user-friendly tool kits, and around-clock customer service.

Bex500 says they are making crypto margin trading “easier” and giving you a better return. 

Can they really achieve that? We conduct a comprehensive review as below to see if it is a trustworthy exchange

Question 1. What features does Bex500 have?

Bex500 offers perpetual BTC futures as well as three other cryptos including ETH, XRP and LTC, all paired against USDT. You may find Bex500 doing a good job aggregating most important features traders need for a robust trading experience with better return.

-A fair trade with no overload

Many traders are familiar with “overload” problem, which disables placing orders in peak trading times. It is suspected to be insider manipulations by exchanges which can cost users entire portfolios.

Bex500, with its unmatched TPS (claimed to be over 10,000 orders per second), ensures that the trading…

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