Ventilators, Crowdsourcing, VR: How Crypto Is Helping During the Coronavirus Crisis (Updated)

Ventilators, Crowdsourcing, VR: How Crypto Is Helping During the Coronavirus Crisis (Updated)

Well, that escalated quickly. As we catch our breaths with the pace of COVID-19-related disruptions and happenings, this post will update frequently with the latest perspectives, support efforts and information from the blockchain community at large. Have something to add? Tweet at @CoinDesk with #CoronaEfforts. Perspective: Matthew Graham, CEO, Sino Global Capital “The COVID-19 quarantine has been […]

Bitcoin’s Computing Power Is Growing Again After Coronavirus-Related Disruption

Bitcoin’s Computing Power Is Growing Again After Coronavirus-Related Disruption

The computer processing power of the bitcoin network is growing again – albeit slowly – as major Chinese miner manufacturers gradually resume business after the coronavirus outbreak delayed shipments. The average hashing power on bitcoin (BTC) over the past seven days has reached a new high of around 117.5 exahashes per second (EH/s), up 5.4 percent from […]

Bitcoin To Explode By 80% Before Halving According to Past Cycle Comparison

Bitcoin To Explode By 80% Before Halving According to Past Cycle Comparison

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are having a strong year thus far, however, the rally is only expected to continue with the asset’s halving on the horizon this May. But how much could Bitcoin spike ahead of the monumental event? According to historical analysis of previous market cycles in comparison to where the market may be right now, it suggests that […]

Never Mind Hodlers, Crypto Needs More Opportunist Investors

Never Mind Hodlers, Crypto Needs More Opportunist Investors

Jeff Dorman, a CoinDesk columnist, is chief investment officer at Arca where he leads the investment committee and is responsible for portfolio sizing and risk management. He has more than 17 years of trading and asset management experience at firms including Merrill Lynch and Citadel Securities. Carl Icahn is famous for moving in and out of […]

Coinbase Becomes First ‘Pure’ Crypto Firm Approved as Visa Principal Member

Coinbase Becomes First ‘Pure’ Crypto Firm Approved as Visa Principal Member

Coinbase, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, has been made a Visa principal member. Announcing the news on its blog Wednesday, the firm said the news marks it as the “first pure-play crypto company” to be approved by the credit card giant. Coinbase has been working with Visa since 2019 when it launched its Coinbase Card in the UK. The […]

Data Shows Bitcoin’s Progression From Retail To Institutional Asset

Data Shows Bitcoin’s Progression From Retail To Institutional Asset

As Bitcoin matures, a wider range of investors begins to consider the asset as an investment to add to their portfolios. New data shows exactly how Bitcoin is stepping out of the shadows of niche communities and has entered into the mainstream, attracting not only retail investors but a steady amount of institutional investors as well. Crypto […]

JPMorgan Dipping its Toes into the Ethereum Ecosystem Could Be Bullish for ETH

JPMorgan Dipping its Toes into the Ethereum Ecosystem Could Be Bullish for ETH

Banking giant JPMorgan has offered mixed signals when it comes to their thoughts on cryptocurrencies, with the bank’s CEO frequently bashing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, despite offering their own intra-bank digital asset dubbed JPM Coin that is built upon the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. Now, it appears the JPMorgan could be dipping its toes into the […]

Binance Now Lets Users Borrow Against Crypto Holdings to Fund Futures Trades

Binance Now Lets Users Borrow Against Crypto Holdings to Fund Futures Trades

Malta-based Binance, one of the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, now allows users put up their crypto holdings as collateral to fund futures trading. Launched soon before press time, the new “Cross Collateral” feature means users can trade futures contracts using assets stored in their Binance exchange wallet as collateral, without the need […]

Have a Financial Advisor?

Have a Financial Advisor?

For many investors, a financial advisor can be an important part of reaching their investment goals. Certified financial advisors are well-versed about the seemingly endless investment options available and can help determine optimal investment strategies as a result. However, even these professionals can have knowledge gaps about new investment options. Digital currencies are a prime […]