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SEC Targets Crypto Sector as Bitcoin Price Plummets

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Bitcoin Drops: SEC Prepares to Sue Robinhood Markets’ Crypto Unit

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is gearing up to take legal action against Robinhood Markets’ crypto unit, sending shockwaves through the cryptocurrency sector. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, saw a 1.4% drop in value over the last 24 hours, now standing at $64,241. This decline comes after Bitcoin reached a record high near $74,000 in mid-March due to increased interest from new spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Despite the initial excitement surrounding the launch of these ETFs, the crypto market is facing regulatory challenges. The SEC’s move against Robinhood’s crypto arm is just the latest in a series of regulatory threats to the sector. The SEC has long argued that cryptocurrencies should be classified as securities, subjecting them to regulatory oversight. Robinhood and other cryptocurrency-trading platforms have been accused of operating unregistered securities exchanges, a claim that Robinhood has vehemently denied.

In addition to Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies are also experiencing a downturn. Ether, the second-largest crypto, dropped 3.4% to $3,121, while smaller cryptos like Cardano and Polygon saw declines of 3.6% and 7.7% respectively. Even Dogecoin, a popular meme-based cryptocurrency, was down 5.2%.

The crypto market’s future remains uncertain as regulatory pressures continue to mount. Investors and enthusiasts are closely watching how this legal battle between the SEC and Robinhood will unfold and its potential impact on the broader cryptocurrency landscape.

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