A false alarm pointing to Blackrock registering an XRP exchange-traded fund (ETF) has led to $6 million in liquidations.
Although the announcement received a prompt correction, XRP’s trading volume still experienced a noticeable shift.
Speculations and Liquidations Surrounding XRP News
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), a statement was made that indicated global asset manager BlackRock had applied for an XRP ETF:
“BLACKROCK FILES TO REGISTER A NEW ISHARES XRP TRUST ENTITY IN DELAWARE.”
However, shortly after a correction post was made:
“DELAWARE FILING FOR ISHARES XRP TRUST ENTITY IS FAKE.”
Furthermore, Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchumas also that the news, claiming that he verified the information with Blackrock.
Balchumasthat “some whacko must have added using BlackRock executive name.”
However, Coinglass dataa sell-off in response to the news. At the time of publication, the 24-hour liquidation volume for XRP amounts to $6.91 million.
At the time of publication, XRP’s price stands at $0.66.
This comes only days after BlackRock filed anin Delaware. Since the announcement, Ethereum has also seen a surge in its price, now currently sitting at $2,064.
However, BlackRock’s spot Bitcoinunder scrutiny by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The entire crypto community is with high hopes that a positive outcome will lead to a significant market surge.
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