It has become clear by now that Central Bank Digital Currencies or CBDCs will be in our future and the technology will fundamentally change the use of money and the economic system as a whole.The world’s biggest economies and their central banks have announced working on CBDCs: the...
The U.S. government is using Circle’s USDC to bypass Venezuelan blockades. Chainalaysis is looking to raise $100 million in fresh capital at a $1 billion valuation. Billions of dollars from institutional players are flowing into Coinbase. And VanEck found that bitcoin is less volatile than a quarter of...
Bitcoin is trading above $18,500, having charted a minor pullback to $17,800 over the weekend. The cryptocurrency’s one-month implied volatility metric has jumped to four-month highs, suggesting increased expectations for price turbulence over the next four weeks.“It’s likely the week ahead is filled with volatility with the possibility...
Blockchain analytics company Coinfirm said authorities are "ignoring" criminals' stockpiles of cryptocurrencies that forked from bitcoin.
A metric from bitcoin’s perpetual futures market suggests some traders may have become overleveraged during the recent rally to above $18,000. The average level of the “funding rate” across major exchanges has risen sharply from 0.023% to a five-month high of 0.087% in the past 48 hours, according...
The "Big Four" Chinese bank has suspended the listing of a $3 billion bond issuance that was intended to be tradable for bitcoin and U.S. dollars.
The son of Beatles legend John Lennon has praised bitcoin for its ability to help individuals transcend politics and world events.Sean Ono Lennon, speaking on the Orange Pill Podcast on Sunday, said bitcoin “empowers people in a way they’ve never been empowered before.” He noted that, the world’s...
Crypto markets have historically been led by retail investors, with professional investors following. Is that changing? After all, high-tech innovation in the past 15 years has executed an opposite about-face, flipping an enterprise-led pattern into a consumer-led pattern. Retail’s lead was evident in the fourth quarter of 2017, as...
PayPal’s recent leap into the crypto market is helping to drive the current bitcoin (BTC) rally, according to Pantera, a prominent cryptocurrency and blockchain investment firm.In an investor letter published Nov. 20, the venture firm compared the ongoing bull market to the last time BTC rose above $18,000, three...
Cryptocurrency firm Pantera Capital has raised $134 million for its bitcoin fund, according to a form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Formed in 2013, the Pantera Bitcoin Fund Ltd. was the first U.S.-based bitcoin fund. In an investor letter at the end of 2017, Pantera...