Bitcoin price has stalled thanks to recent news about Bittrex, a popular digital exchange, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Bitcoin is slowing down a bit
Bitcoin has been on the rise since the beginning of the year. In 2022, the world’s number one cryptocurrency by market capitalization took one of the hardest hits it has ever taken and lost over 70% of its value after hitting a new all-time high of around $68,000 per unit the previous November. At the end of 2022, the coin dropped to the mid-range of $16,000.
Additionally, several other digital assets have decided to follow in BTC’s footsteps. This caused the entire space to crash and lose over $2 trillion in valuation in just 10-12 months.
However, this year has offered something of a turning point for bitcoin. The asset initially rose to $17,000 in the first few months, and from there it started to rise in price in the $20,000 range. It recently made headlines when it hit the $30,000 mark for the first time in about ten or 11 months (not since last June), leading many analysts to speculate that the bulls were back in town and bitcoin would reverse. forever in the coming months.
While lasting damage has yet to be done, the coin has seen its growth slow down a bit for the time being, thanks to the news surrounding Bittrex, which is the latest digital currency to fall victim to the SEC, as our latest article suggests. The agency says the exchange has broken financial and securities rules for years and has taken steps to avoid following the rules since it first came to fruition in 2014.
To be fair, it’s hard to know if these suggestions are real or not, as the SEC has been working to crack down on every cryptocurrency company out there as of late. Not long ago, for example, the agency sued Kraken and settled with the exchange that forced it to waive more than $30 million in fines. She also had to stop all her stake services.
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The SEC didn’t stop there. He also recently posted a warning from Wells to Coinbase, stating that while the company has yet to be charged, it was being watched and could face charges in the near future. The funny thing is, Coinbase claims to have regularly met with SEC officials over the past nine years to ensure it has always remained in compliance.