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SEC Delays Bitcoin (BTC) ETF Decision

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The new statement from the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) claims that the decision whether or not to approve Bitcoin ETF will be delayed until September 21, 2018. The reviewing of the request will effectively put five other decisions on hold for now.

The SEC delays BTC ETF decision once more

Requests for Bitcoin ETF have flooded the US SEC in the last several months, and the Securities and Exchange Commission is under a lot of pressure to provide an answer. Instead of doing so, they released a new public document, claiming that the Commission finds it appropriate to postpone the decision, and review the requests once more. The new date of the decision appears to be September 21.

This is a move that a lot of people actually expected, and while many would love to see BTC ETF arrive sooner, rather than later, a lot of people still think that the SEC will not be comfortable with allowing it just yet. Some claims say that it is too early and that 2019 has much better odds of seeing the ETF approval.

Winklevoss twins ETF request denied

The recent speculation regarding the potential ETF approval has had large consequences, even if nothing actually happened. The speculation actually led to an increase in Bitcoin’s price, which hit $8,200 in only a few days. Soon after, however, the SEC decided to reject the ETF request submitted by the Winklevoss twins.

This has disappointed many, and Bitcoin suffered the most. Currently, its price is going down once again, and it is at $7,400. This is also the second time that Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss attempted to get the SEC to approve their Bitcoin ETF request and the second time that they were rejected.

Many have compared this situation to a decade and a half old controversy regarding the twins and Facebook. Back then, they accused Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea. On the other hand, many believe that the twins are extremely innovative when it comes to thinking up various concepts, but that they have a problem when it is time actually to execute them.

Because of this, one popular opinion claims that, even though their BTC ETF requests are continuously denied, someone else might submit a request that will actually get approved. There is still a decent chance for this to happen, and the crypto community is currently waiting for September 21st to see whether or not will we get the next Mark Zuckerberg.

ETF might bring BTC price to new heights

Another opinion regarding the current Bitcoin ETF issue came from Spencer Bogart, a partner at Blockchain Capital. Bogart has been a very vocal Bitcoin supporter recently, with a notable bullish tone that came as soon as Bitcoin went up a few weeks ago. He recently stated that there are many catalysts that might allow Bitcoin’s price to go further up and that BTC ETF is definitely one of the biggest ones.

Even though the Winklevoss request got denied, there are still others that the SEC might decide to approve. If that happens, the current drop in price will soon become the thing of the past, and BTC might skyrocket once more. Bogart also stated that the SEC’s time is running out and that they need to get on board if they want to stay relevant.

“The cat’s out of the bag,” he said, “[i]nnovation is going elsewhere if the SEC [U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission] doesn’t get on board soon.”

For now, the SEC decision has been postponed, which means that a few more weeks of waiting are to be endured. After that, pretty much anything can happen.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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