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Cryptocurrency Market Slump Sees $642 Billion Dumped So Far in 2018

Cryptocurrency Market Slump Sees $642 Billion Dumped So Far in 2018

The cryptocurrency market capitalization on September 12 established a new yearly low near circa $187 billion. The drop amounts to a total of $642 billion that has vanished from the market since its all-time high near $829.96 billion. Almost all the leading coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple, are in the process of forming […]

Are crypto whales ramping up manipulation to shut-down the possibility for an ETF approval?

Are crypto whales ramping up manipulation to shut-down the possibility for an ETF approval?

The cryptocurrency markets experienced another dramatic crash yesterday, with almost two weeks’ worth of upside being completely undone within a matter of 12 hours. Just as Bitcoin was slowly working its way out of the $6,200 level to $7,400, it quickly crashed all the way back to a low of $6,250, taking Ethereum and the […]

Crypto Market in Free Fall- Is it Fundamental, Technical or Something More Sinister?

Crypto Market in Free Fall- Is it Fundamental, Technical or Something More Sinister?

There is an unprecedented free fall in prices of nearly all major cryptocurrencies in past 24 hours. While there is no specific reason that one can gauge for this mysterious free fall, a lot of reason seems to be popping out from various corners explain the fall. The fundamental- Goldman Sachs trading desk pull out […]

Investment Bank (RBC) Analyst Still Expecting Crypto Market Cap of $10 Trillion in 10-15 Years

Investment Bank (RBC) Analyst Still Expecting Crypto Market Cap of $10 Trillion in 10-15 Years

On Wednesday (5 September 2018), Mitch Steves, a research analyst at global investment bank RBC Capital Markets, said in an interview with CNBC’s Fast Money that despite Goldman Sachs’ decision to postpone running a crypto trading desk, he still maintained his forecast that the crypto space could be worth $10 trillion in 15 years. According to a CNBC report on Steves’ appearance on Fast […]

Starbucks, Microsoft Back Bitcoin ETF And Stakes Are Huge

Starbucks, Microsoft Back Bitcoin ETF And Stakes Are Huge

Investors may want to mark their calendars on Sept. 30 and Nov. 5 for potential spike in Bitcoin’s value because wider acceptance of BTC could be on the line. On Sept. 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will rule on whether to approve the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). (Here’s their application.) […]

One SEC commissioner is establishing herself as the voice of innovation for the crypto market

One SEC commissioner is establishing herself as the voice of innovation for the crypto market

In her seven months in office, Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce has established herself as the voice of innovation for the cryptocurrency market. In July, Peirce surprisingly dissented from the SEC’s decision to deny Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss an application for a bitcoin-backed exchange-traded fund. Citing a risk of being left behind, Peirce said the decision […]

Weighing the Bitcoin ETF SEC Approval Debate

Weighing the Bitcoin ETF SEC Approval Debate

The SEC disapproved several bitcoin ETF proposals last Wednesday. Two of them belonged to ProShares and would track bitcoin futures contracts, and five were inverse and leveraged products from Direxion. A GraniteShares ETF proposal was also rejected. The new development comes after the rejection of the much anticipated Winklevoss ETF in July. According to the released SEC documents outlining […]

Bitcoin May End the Year “Explosively Higher,” Says Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee

Bitcoin May End the Year “Explosively Higher,” Says Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee

Tom Lee, co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors and a well-known bitcoin bull, has recently argued a relatively unknown correlation between bitcoin and emerging markets may mean the flagship cryptocurrency will end the year “explosively higher.” Speaking on CNBC’s “Trading Nation,” Lee noted that both emerging markets and the cryptocurrency have been in a downtrend this year […]

Newsflash: SEC Slaps Down Two NYSE Bitcoin ETF Proposals

Newsflash: SEC Slaps Down Two NYSE Bitcoin ETF Proposals

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday denied two more bitcoin ETF applications, continuing its stance of hostility toward the much-anticipated cryptocurrency investment products. Those proposals, filed by NYSE Arca, sought to list bitcoin ETFs from fund providers ProShares and Direxion. These particular ETFs would not have held physical bitcoin but rather would have traded in the bitcoin […]

SEC Faces Thursday Deadline for ProShares Bitcoin ETF Decision

SEC Faces Thursday Deadline for ProShares Bitcoin ETF Decision

Less than a month after delaying a decision on a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is poised to approve or disapprove another pair of proposed ETFs. Officials at the U.S. securities regulator are set to make a decision on the ProShares Bitcoin ETF and the ProShares Short Bitcoin ETF […]