Main navigation

Here’s What Saved Bitcoin and Crypto Market in Past 24 Hours

Fri, 08/18/2023 - 15:25
article image
Yuri Molchan
The SEC decision has prevented further Bitcoin crash, BTC price has levelled
Here’s What Saved Bitcoin and Crypto Market in Past 24 Hours
Cover image via
Read U.TODAY on
Google News

On August 17, the primary cryptocurrency Bitcoin suddenly received a major blow and collapsed by roughly 10% over the past 24 hours. The fall took place just within ten minutes, which sent a shock wave along the crypto market.

SHIB Army Burns Close to 100 Million SHIB Despite Massive Price Crash

Bitcoin slipped under the $26,000 level for the first time since June. Now, the leading digital crypto is trading at $26,079 on the Bitstamp exchange.

One of the reasons for the massive and abrupt price decline was the rumor that Elon Musk’s SpaceX had sold $373 million in Bitcoin, unloading them on the market. However, according to he Wall Street Journal, all SpaceX did was write down the worth of Bitcoin it holds.

The plunge in Bitcoin price, however, halted when the US securities regulator is inclined to approve several Ethereum futures ETFs. Bloomberg reported that several anonymous sources close to the SEC shared that the regulator “isn’t likely to block the products”. Among the companies which have filed for ETFs based on Ethereum futures are ProShares, Bitwise, and a few others.

The SEC has not responded to requests for comments.


article image
About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at