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Bitcoin briefly falls below $60,000 as SEC ends Ethereum investigation

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Recent Developments in the Crypto Market: Mt. Gox Repayment, SEC Investigation, and ETF Filings

The month of June has been a rollercoaster ride for Bitcoin, with the cryptocurrency’s price briefly dropping below $60,000 on Monday. This comes after a period where it seemed like Bitcoin was on track to surpass its previous all-time high of over $73,000 earlier in the month.

One of the key factors contributing to the recent negative sentiment around Bitcoin is the upcoming distribution of Bitcoin owed to former customers of the now-defunct exchange Mt. Gox. This distribution, set to begin in July, could involve as many as 140,000 Bitcoin entering the market, potentially impacting prices.

On a more positive note, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently closed its investigation into Ethereum without filing any charges against blockchain technology firm Consensys. This news, along with crypto asset manager Hashdex filing for a combined spot Bitcoin-Ether ETF, has provided some optimism in the crypto space.

The Mt. Gox repayment plan has caused some jitters in the market, with concerns about the potential impact on Bitcoin prices. However, some investors believe that the selling pressure may be overstated, as creditors have had years to sell their claims if needed.

In addition to these developments, all eyes will be on the Bitcoin price this week to see if it can halt its decline. Analysts will also be keeping a close watch on Thursday’s U.S. presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, as discussions around cryptocurrencies gain momentum on the campaign trail.

Former President Trump has recently shown support for Bitcoin, while President Biden’s stance on cryptocurrencies remains unclear. The outcome of the debate and any comments related to digital assets could have implications for the crypto market moving forward.

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