Robert Wiecko is getting back into playing electric guitar. Armed with his brand new Fender Stratocaster, the COO of DASH Core Group is reliving his youth as a high school student living in Poland. “It’s an amazing feeling to restart something you loved so much and forgot for some reason.” Playing guitar gives him a
On August 11 the price of gold and silver showed some corrective movements, the same was seen in the cryptomarket. Bitcoin (BTC) dropped by $700 from $11,800 to $11,100 in one day, marking a short term correction. However, is the overall bullish momentum gone from the crypto markets? Given the strong surges from Chainlink (LINK)
On August 11 MicroStrategy, the world’s largest publicly traded business intelligence company, announced that it had ditched fiat currency and built its primary treasury reserve with Bitcoin (BTC). The company’s CEO Michael J. Saylor believes that the coronavirus pandemic and the stimulus measures enacted to counter it will cause “a significant depreciating effect on the
Data from blockchain intelligence firm Flipside Crypto show that 50% of DAI, Maker’s decentralized stablecoin, is now on Compound (COMP). While the figure seems a positive factor for COMP’s growth, it shows a concerning trend for DAI. Since June, the amount of DAI on the Compound Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocol rapidly surged. As of August,
As Chainlink (LINK) reaches a new all-time high after all-time high, it would be expected to see a similar move on Tezos (XTZ). This is because these two coins have been moving in tandem in recent years and have been one of the few resilient digital tokens despite the cryptocurrency bear market during the period.
Traders prefer to trade a trending market as it generally moves in one direction and the retracements offer low-risk entry opportunities. This is because a trade that follows the major trend carries a greater possibility of earning profits than one in a volatile market. As several cryptocurrencies started a trending move in July, web traffic
This morning Grayscale, the world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency investment vehicles, temporarily turned its attention away from hoovering up the supply of Bitcoin to focus on arguably the most intractable problem in all of crypto: getting your stubborn friends and family on board. Last Friday Grayscale founder and CEO Barry Silbert teased a massive ad
Ethereum (ETH) options open interest increased by 5 fold over the past three months to reach $337 million. Although this figure pales in comparison to the current $1.8 billion Bitcoin (BTC) options market, Ether options have grown to reach the same size the BTC options market was roughly 15 months ago. ETH options open interest
Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. Top Stories This Week The price of Bitcoin is facing its final resistance before $15,000 It’s been a (slightly) calmer week for Bitcoin — with the world’s biggest cryptocurrency managing to recover from the low $11,000’s in
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The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is facing its final resistance zone until the bull market is on fire. However, will it break through this resistance zone in one attempt? The charts suggest that the $11,600-12,000 area is a crucial level to break if the price of BTC is to continue moving higher. As the price
“We accept Bitcoin here” signs remain few and far between, even online. A handful of studies suggest merchants would be happy to accept digital currencies due to the lower transaction fees involved. But volatility is a major concern, and judging by another wild week in crypto it will continue to be so. Commerce is fiat-denominated
The U.S. Federal Reserve has been contemplating a change in the way it responds to a possible increase in inflation. Previously, the Fed would kickstart tightening if its models forecast a 2% inflation increase. However, this time, the Fed wants to allow inflation to stay above their 2% target before raising rates. Morgan Creek’s Anthony
“If you’d asked people in the late 1800’s what they wanted, they’d have wanted a faster horse and buggy. They didn’t know they wanted a car.” IDEX co-founder and CEO Alex Wearn is partial to the Warthog. Driving around in Master Chief’s weaponized vehicle brings back fond memories of playing “way too much” Halo during
Bitcoin (BTC) has been in a fairly strong bullish trend since mid-March when the price rebounded from the massive crash which saw the price drop as low at $3,600 on some exchanges. Regardless of whether one is tracking the price on a 3-hour chart or the weekly timeframe, the price has steadily steamrolled higher, culminating
The prices of gold, silver, and Bitcoin (BTC) are all rallying in tandem, as various macro factors boost alternative assets. As gold rose to a new all-time high at $2,055, BTC rallied to $11,715 on the day, recording a 4.28% increase. Gold-USD. Monthly chart. Source: TradingView.com As the three assets see stronger momentum altogether, there
Square’s Cash App product has generated $875 million in revenue from Bitcoin (BTC) trading in the second quarter of this year. This is a 600% increase over the comparable quarter in the previous year. This shows increased trader interest, which could have been spurred by the cash heavy “government stimulus programs.” The recent breakout of
Without a doubt, one of the best-performing cryptocurrencies in the past few years is Chainlink (LINK). In recent days, the cryptocurrency surged from $6.80 to $9.30 capping a 40% percent move and becoming the number nine cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Can Chainlink continue moving upward and even reach the magical number of $10 or higher?
A recent report by cryptocurrency research firm, Zubr, found that despite being extremely volatile when compared to traditional asset classes, Bitcoin (BTC) maintains a “market equilibrium” nature for the majority of the time. The report just a few days after Bitcoin rallied beyond the $12,000 mark and its volatility finally recovered from a multi-year low.
August 2 the total crypto market capitalization dropped from about $359 billion to $310 billion within a few minutes of Bitcoin (BTC) price surging above the $12K mark. A fall of such magnitude usually drives away the bulls or at least keeps them at bay until the market stabilizes, but that is not what happened.
Most markets are rallying since receiving a severe shakeout throughout the weekend, during which the price of Bitcoin (BTC) fell by $1,400 in minutes below the $11,000 level, liquidating $1 billion in futures along the way. However, one of the most reliable coins in recent days has been Ripple’s XRP token as it rallied 40%
Bitcoin’s (BTC) rally above the $10,000–$10,400 zone has attracted several traders who had been waiting for a trending move to start. Yusuke Otsuka, the co-founder of Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, said that several Japanese traders who had been dormant have started trading again this week. Monex Group CEO Oki Matsumoto also said that many traders
Yesterday saw many major altcoins rally to their yearly highs, with Ether (ETH) surging past $400, which I expected was a likely scenario in my last article two weeks ago. In addition, XRP also had a bumper day exceeding $0.32 while momentarily outperforming Bitcoin as expected in my July 1 article. However, Bitcoin showed its
A total of 106,000 Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts and options expired today, and this has investors curious about how BTC price may respond, leading into and after the expiry. Bears were not expecting the most recent run to $11,000, especially after two months of sideways trading activity.The 52% increase in Bitcoin futures’ aggregate open interest
Economists are divided on the consequences of record low interest rates across the globe and the incessant money printing by the central banks. However, one thing that most experts agree upon is that investors should get out of paper money and invest in hard assets. Gold has been the traditional safe haven asset which is
In July 2016, a mere four years ago, Nvidia was a $26-billion company focused on GPU chips and graphic card production. In comparison, the long-standing sector leader was Intel Corp, with a $166-billion market capitalization. The nearly 40-year old chip manufacturer was a blue-chip Fortune 500 company and at the time, it was likely unfazed
As July comes to a close, the amount of Bitcoin (BTC) held by major cryptocurrency exchanges has reached its lowest level since late May 2019. At that time, Bitcoin’s price was around $8,000 before continuing toward its 2019 high of $12,967 on July 11, 2019. Roughly 10% of Bitcoin held by exchanges The Bitcoin balance
Bitcoin (BTC) trading volumes in spot and derivatives markets have been surging since the digital asset rallied above the $10,000 level earlier this week. Bakkt reported record Bitcoin futures volume on July 28 and 29, which indicates that the traders who had been waiting for a trending move to start have established fresh positions. A similar
Bitcoin (BTC) price finally woke up and surged to a new 2020 high but as the markets surged past $10,000, some traders seem to have opened excessively leveraged long positions. This effect became more noticeable as the funding rate for perpetual contracts reached the second-highest level this year at 12.4% per month. Funding alone shouldn’t
The price of Bitcoin hit $10,463 on BitMEX, slightly below the previous peak in June. But two indicators are signaling a BTC cool-off: TD9 and exchange inflows. The price of Bitcoin tests a crucial resistance level. Source: Raoul Pal The TD9 is a trend-reversal indicator that is a part of the TD sequential system. It