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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 […]

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 […]

Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates

Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates

With the era of negative interest rates well and truly here, return-hungry investors may increasingly borrow in low-interest fiat currencies and invest in higher-yielding cryptocurrency accounts. “The fiat-BTC carry trade is the next step in bitcoin growth,” tweeted popular bitcoin quant investor @100trillionUSD on Oct. 10. A carry trade is a strategy where a trader uses a low-yielding […]

Fidelity Makes It Easy for No-Coiners to Invest in Crypto

Fidelity Makes It Easy for No-Coiners to Invest in Crypto

Following a limited launch last autumn, Fidelity Digital Assets is going all out in the hunt for institutional investors looking into cryptocurrency trading and custody solutions. Up until now, the platform was available only to select few investors on a trial basis. Among other perks, Fidelity’s cryptocurrency-focused services are expected to make it easier for […]

Crypto Portfolio Will Analyze Twitter to Gauge Trader Sentiment

Crypto Portfolio Will Analyze Twitter to Gauge Trader Sentiment

The crypto market, known as one of the most rabid topics for discussion on Twitter, is getting a new tool to help gauge investor sentiment — using tweets. On Tuesday, the trading platform eToro launched a sentiment-based portfolio that uses AI tools to analyze Twitter for the latest positive or negative perceptions of digital assets. […]

The IRS Will Now Ask If You Own Crypto in the Most Widely Used US Tax Form

The IRS Will Now Ask If You Own Crypto in the Most Widely Used US Tax Form

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has updated the main form individual U.S. taxpayers use to report their income to include a question about cryptocurrencies. Following the release earlier this week of the IRS’s long-awaited guidance for reporting crypto-related income, the IRS on Friday circulated a draft of the new Form 1040, Schedule 1, Additional Income and Adjustments to […]

Bitcoin Startup Casa Updates Lightning Nodes After Shipping 2,000 in Year 1

Bitcoin Startup Casa Updates Lightning Nodes After Shipping 2,000 in Year 1

Casa, a bitcoin custody provider and manufacturer of hardware nodes for lightning, bitcoin’s scaling layer, is launching a new version of its flagship device. The new node will process transactions faster because of its larger memory unit (4 GB versus the current node’s 1 GB), better processor and new software, Casa CEO Jeremy Welch told […]

It’s Too Soon to Write Off Bakkt, Wall Street Analyst Tells ICE Investors

It’s Too Soon to Write Off Bakkt, Wall Street Analyst Tells ICE Investors

It’s too soon to write off Bakkt, despite the bitcoin futures market’s disappointingly slow start, analysts at Oppenheimer & Co. said. In an Oct. 1 research note, the equity research firm encourages investors to “not get upset” about the lackluster trading volume of Bakkt. For one thing, its parent company, Intercontinental Exchange, has plenty of other […]

Bakkt’s Slow Start Doesn’t Mean Bitcoin Futures Have Flopped

Bakkt’s Slow Start Doesn’t Mean Bitcoin Futures Have Flopped

It’s a lively time for bitcoin derivatives – or at least for those writing about them. For those trading them, it may be business as usual. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced Friday it is preparing to offer options trades on its bitcoin futures contract. It’s a surprising move, because options volume to date rounds […]