BTC jumps on fake news about BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF

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The Bitcoin price has soared as a result of false reports indicating that the SEC had approved a Cash ETF on the market’s leading cryptobefore rapidly fall back.

This Monday afternoon, several Twitter accounts, including CoinTelegraphreported that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had given the go-ahead for the launch of the first Bitcoin spot fund.

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Following the news, which was actually fake news, the price of BTC jumped and briefly exceeded $29,000 before falling back as more reliable sources, such as Fox Businessdenied the information. The giant BlackRock’s application is still under study.


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Recently, analysts at Bloomberg estimated that there was now a 90% chance that the SEC would approve a Bitcoin spot ETF by early January 2024.

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Article updated on 17/10/2023: SEC tweet added at end of article.

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