Bitcoin Price Breaks Below $8,500, Are Bears In Complete Control?

Bitcoin Price Breaks Below $8,500, Are Bears In Complete Control?

Following the crypto asset’s historic 40% rally at the end of October, the leading cryptocurrency by market cap is once again bearish, and Bitcoin price has now broken below $8,500. Are bears back in charge completely, and if so, how far can Bitcoin price drop from here? Bitcoin Price Falls Below $8,500, Can Bulls Defend Once Again? […]

DeFi Startup Compound Finance Raises $25 Million Series A Led by A16z

DeFi Startup Compound Finance Raises $25 Million Series A Led by A16z

Lending protocol Compound Finance just raised $25 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z crypto fund, marking one of the largest venture capital investments in a decentralized finance (DeFi) startup to date. According to DeFi Pulse, Compound has nearly $103 million worth of crypto locked up in its automated system, which can generate returns […]

Bakkt now plans to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures; looking to beat rival CME Group

Bakkt now plans to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures; looking to beat rival CME Group

Bakkt, a provider of physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts, is now planning to offer a cash-settled version of the product due to customer demand. “We have the intention of offering a cash-settled contract as well,” Bakkt chief operating officer Adam White told at the Invest: NYC conference on Tuesday. Bakkt, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent […]

Bakkt Opens Bitcoin Custody to All Institutions, Futures on Track for New ATH

Bakkt Opens Bitcoin Custody to All Institutions, Futures on Track for New ATH

The Bakkt platform has just announced that it will now allow any institutions to use its Bitcoin custody solution. Previously, only those trading the platform’s Bitcoin futures contracts had access to the Bakkt Warehouse. The news comes as Bakkt futures look on track to set another all-time high. After a rather dismal start to trading on the […]

What’s Next in the Securities Case Against Ripple Over XRP

What’s Next in the Securities Case Against Ripple Over XRP

Monday will bring the next chapter of a long-running and closely watched lawsuit against Ripple. The plaintiff, Bradley Sostack, has until the end of the day to file a response to the startup’s Sept. 20 motion to dismiss. Assuming it isn’t dismissed in its entirety, the case, which seeks class action status, may move into discovery next […]

Crypto Portfolio App Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Securities Sale

Crypto Portfolio App Ember Seeks $1 Million in SEC-Registered Securities Sale

Ember Fund, makers of an AI-managed cryptocurrency portfolio app, is seeking to raise up to $1 million through a Securities and Exchange Commission-registered securities sale. The year-old company revealed their intention in today’s filing with the SEC, detailing their sale of “Crowd SAFE” securities that will occur through the end of January 2020 on Republic, an online […]

Bitcoin and Stocks Break 2019 Inverse Correlation Trend — Chart Data

Bitcoin and Stocks Break 2019 Inverse Correlation Trend — Chart Data

In many ways, Bitcoin (BTC) and the crypto markets as a whole live somewhat independently from traditional markets. The global crypto space never sleeps, operating at all hours of the day on a global scale. Traditional market price movements and conditions, however, may still have an impact on Bitcoin. If the economy is healthy, seeing rising prices […]

CME Reveals Details of Upcoming Bitcoin Options Contracts

CME Reveals Details of Upcoming Bitcoin Options Contracts

CME Group has just published the specifications for its upcoming bitcoin options contracts. The Chicago exchange revealed Wednesday that each contract would be based on one of CME’s bitcoin futures contracts (which in turn consists of five bitcoin); the contracts would be quoted in U.S. dollars per bitcoin with a tick size of $25 (or $5 for […]

3 Ways Staking Will Upend the Economics of Ethereum

3 Ways Staking Will Upend the Economics of Ethereum

As ethereum undergoes a major upgrade in 2020, how might the economics of the second-largest blockchain begin to shift? The next major iteration of ethereum, dubbed Ethereum 2.0, will be based on a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus protocol. This means that transactions on the blockchain will be processed and validated by users who stake wealth as opposed to […]