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Lummis, a US Senator, Buys More Bitcoin and Sees BTC an ‘Excellent Storage of Value’

US Senator Lummis Buys More Bitcoin, Seeing BTC as 'Excellent Store of Value'

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis has disclosed her bitcoin purchase worth between $50K and $100K. The senator from Wyoming sees bitcoin as an “excellent store of value” that should be in every investment portfolio.

Senator Lummis Buys Bitcoin

Wyoming’s pro-bitcoin senator Cynthia Lummis disclosed her bitcoin purchase in a weekly transaction report (PTR), Thursday.

According to the filing, the senator bought BTC worth between $50,001 and $100,000 on Aug. 16. The price of bitcoin was around $45K at that time.

A PTR filing for Senator Cynthia Lummis showing a bitcoin purchase on Aug. 16.

The disclosure was made outside of the 45-day reporting deadline set by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. The Act requires members of Congress to disclose every purchase and sale of individual stocks, bonds, and commodity futures valued over $1,000 within 45 days of the transaction.

A spokesperson for Senator Lummis’ office stated to CNBC that the delay in disclosure was caused by “a filing error.”

Once we realized it we worked with the Ethics committee to fix it. The issue was resolved with no penalty.

Lummis’ bitcoin purchase in August followed her indicating at the end of June that she was going to buy the dip as the price of bitcoin fell below $30K. Commenting on the falling BTC price, she said, “I’m really excited about it because as soon as it drops a little more I’m going to buy some more.”

Senator Lummis has been a long-time supporter of bitcoin. She previously said that she bought her first BTC in 2013 for $330 and owned five bitcoins as of the end of June.

“I really see it as a great store of value for individuals, for corporations, and for governments,” she commented about bitcoin in February, stating:

I still think it is an excellent store of value and that it should be part of every individual person’s investment portfolio.

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Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading. Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million. Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading…


  • Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading.
  • Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million.

Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading for much hyped spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs in Hong Kong.

BTC was down about 1.4% at the time of writing, having touched lows of $61,587 across major crypto exchanges.

The benchmark cryptocurrency, which has struggled to reclaim key levels since its recent halving event, was seeing a 24-hour trading volume of $28.4 billion.

Bitcoin price and Hong Kong spot ETFs debut

Earlier, Bitcoin price surged to above $64,000 as the six spot Bitcoin and spot Ethereum ETFs went live in Hong Kong.

The flagship cryptocurrency rose to over $64,727 on US-based crypto exchange Coinbase. BTC also soared after reports Hong Kong approved the listing of the ETFs.

NEW: 🇭🇰 Opening ceremony of Hong Kong spot #Bitcoin ETFs 👏 pic.twitter.com/ux1eb5PqRn

— Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) April 30, 2024

However, as data streamed in showing disappointing trading volumes and inflows, Bitcoin price took a hit. According to details of the six ETFs’s debut day, total trading volume reached just $11 million, not impressive given projections were much higher at over $300 million.

Bitcoin ETFs saw about $8.5 million while Ethereum ETFs recorded just $2.5 million on the first day. Ethereum price fell to $3,040.

Notably, the figures from Hong Kong are way lower compared to those recorded amid the enthusiasm that greeted the launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the US in January. On their debut, the US spot BTC ETFs raked in over $4.6 billion in trading volume.

The start to trading for the ETFs has not helped BTC price and BTC could face a slide under the $60k level if sentiment flips negative. On the upside, resistance at $65k remains critical and a breakout could see the bellwether digital asset soar towards its recent peak.


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