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Bitcoin Is a Safe Haven for a Worse Storm Than This

Bitcoin Is a Safe Haven for a Worse Storm Than This

Bitcoin (BTC) was designed for many reasons, but one of the most important was to be a safe-haven asset during times of financial distress. From the genesis block’s coinbase parameter (“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks”) to today, bitcoin’s fans have treated it as something worth owning when the market goes […]

Bitcoin, Gold Spike as Fed Unveils Unlimited Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Bitcoin, Gold Spike as Fed Unveils Unlimited Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price shot up along with gold and stock futures after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a quantitative easing package with no upper limit to support the economy amid the coronavirus crisis. Immediately after the 12:00 UTC announcement, bitcoin jumped from $5,860 to $6,628 in an hour, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. Gold, a […]

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 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 […]

Binance Will Soon Reward Market Makers for Providing Futures Liquidity

Binance Will Soon Reward Market Makers for Providing Futures Liquidity

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is adjusting its fee structure to get market makers to add liquidity on its futures platform. Under the revised Binance Futures Market Maker Program, market makers will receive a negative fee for selected trading pairs, according to an official announcement on Monday. A “market maker” is a user who adds liquidity, or buying and selling […]

Bitcoin Futures Expiration, Soaring Open Interest Could Signal Major Move Ahead

Bitcoin Futures Expiration, Soaring Open Interest Could Signal Major Move Ahead

The institutional traders on CME Group’s Bitcoin futures trading desk and the retail traders and crypto whales trading on BitMEX often dominate the market and dictate where the market goes next. With Bitcoin futures contract expiry coming up this Friday, and with BitMEX open interest soaring to new highs every hour, an incredibly massive and volatile move […]

Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto Confab

Currency ‘Cold War’ Takes Center Stage at Pre-Davos Crypto Confab

ST. MORITZ — The United States may be entering a second Cold War, according to some investors, who seem mildly curious but otherwise unconcerned about the prospect. “It’s a kind of Cold War, but not just for crypto,” said Multicoin Capital’s Beijing-based partner Mable Jiang. “Currency is the leverage.” Jiang said China’s goal is to leverage […]