- CoinGlass reported that $72 million worth of short positions were liquidated on the spike higher from the false SEC approval news
- US Government holds around 200,000 bitcoins, worth over $5 billion
- SEC refrains from asking the court to change the decision on Grayscale Bitcoin ETF
Bitcoin’s surge above $30,000 quickly disappeared after Blackrock (NYSE:BLK) refuted earlier reports that the SEC approved their spot Bitcoin ETF. Cointelegraph earlier tweeted that a Bitcoin ETF was approved and has since issued an apology and announced an internal investigation. Blackrock was quick to correct the misinformation on CNBC.
Bitcoin is still higher by 4.5% on the day as optimism remains that Bitcoin is still getting close to that elusive SEC spot Bitcoin approval. Bitcoin has been trapped in a frustrating range since the spring. Crypto adoption has struggled and competition from Central Bank Digital Currencies are growing.BTC/USD-15-Minute Chart