CRYPTO: It’s a sign of a positive change in crypto that #BTC has essentially shrugged off the #Winkelvoss ETF rejection. If this took place in Apri-June (more bearish period), the crypto market would have seen a sizable sell-off. In short, affirming why technicals improving.
— Thomas Lee (@fundstrat) July 28, 2018
On July 27, the SEC rejected the Winklevoss’ latest attempt to list a Bitcoin ETF, citing concerns over fraud and market manipulation of the digital currency.
As a result, Bitcoin briefly dropped below $8,000, hitting a low of $7,800. However, a statement from SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce shortly after the decision detailing official dissent from the agency’s ETF disapproval helped turn things around. Now, Bitcoin has reclaimed the $8,000 level and currently stands at $8,130.
Tom Lee believes that if the same event would have occurred in April or May, the negative price effects would have been far more substantial. He sees this as a sign of improving technicals as investors gain back interest in the market through the ongoing bearish period.
The AltDex 100 Index (ALT100), a benchmark index for large-cap cryptocurrencies and tokens, has also recovered well since the SEC’s decision. The index dropped to as low as 105.10 over the last 7 days and currently stands at 107.38, up 2.78% on the week.
Related: AltDex 100 Cryptocurrency Index
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