There has been no shortage of people and institutions that woefully underestimated the potential of cryptocurrency. Among the ranks of once-were Bitcoin naysayers is Wired, which destroyed the private key to a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet holding 13.34623579 BTC back in 2013 in order to make the point the cryptocurrency was nothing more than an “abstraction”.
Bitcoin (BTC) finished the month of November with a decline of about 7%. This was in sharp contrast to the prediction of the “worst-case scenario” of $98,000 by PlanB, the creator of the popular stock-to-flow model. Although the analyst described it as a “big miss”, he said he would give the Floor model one more
Konzum, the largest supermarket chain in Croatia, is keeping up with the times by debuting payments in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC). The company officially announced on Dec. 1 that it now accepts nine cryptocurrencies for payment in its online store, allowing customers to use crypto to buy groceries, hygiene products and household supplies. According to the
Grayscale Investments has fired back a the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the recent rejection of VanEck’s spot Bitcoin ETF application. The operator of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) issued a letter to Secretary of the SEC, Vanessa Countryman, on Nov. 29 to argue the SEC is wrong to reject spot Bitcoin ETFs
In a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp, announced it would merge with Cincinnati-based Bitcoin (BTC) miner Griid at a $3.3 billion enterprise valuation. SPACs are blank check companies created for the sole purpose of acquiring other firms. After the
The use of cryptocurrencies to evade international sanctions from various international governmental organizations like the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, among others, has been a concern for regulators ever since the creation of cryptocurrencies. The rapidly increasing adoption of digital currencies in the last two years makes this
The Bitcoin network’s value settlement efficiency has been improving steadily recently, with more being settled for lower fees. Over the past week, the Bitcoin network has transferred or settled an average of $95,142 of value for every $1 worth of fees. The on-chain settlement efficiency has been gradually increasing since May as more has been
Galaxy Digital, a cryptocurrency brokerage and merchant bank founded by billionaire investor Michael Novogratz, announced on Monday that it would be issuing $500 million in exchangeable senior notes to accelerate business initiatives. The debt is convertible into company equity and bears an interest rate of 3% per annum, with maturity in 2026. New expansion areas
Soon after dropping a filing for a Bitcoin (BTC) futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States, asset manager Invesco is launching a spot BTC exchange-traded note (ETN) in Europe. On Nov. 29, German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse officially announced the listing of the Invesco Physical Bitcoin ETN on its digital stock exchange, Xetra. The
Bitcoin (BTC) is back at $57,000 as a new week begins after a late surge produced a much better weekly close than many expected. Making up for last week’s Coronavirus-induced sell-off and associated price dip, Bitcoin passed $58,000 overnight before consolidating higher, still up around 5.7% on the day. The outlook could hold many a
On Oct. 19, 2021, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO) launched on the New York Stock Exchange. On its first day, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) saw an influx of close to $1 billion in natural volume and, within 24 hours, Bitcoin (BTC) itself would reach a new all-time high for its price in U.S. dollars.
Bitcoin (BTC) may be down 20% from all-time highs, but this is a golden opportunity to “buy the dip,” analysts argue. Black Friday is living up to its name in crypto this year as both Bitcoin and many altcoins trade at their lowest in six weeks. Misgivings over $53,000 floor After an overnight sell-off sparked
Bitcoin (BTC) stemmed some of its losses as Wall Street opened on Nov. 26 after concern over a new COVID-19 variant spark a global market sell-off. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Pfizer gains as coronavirus panic sets in Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD ending its downturn at just above $53,500
Bitcoin (BTC) has stabilized at around $55,000 after dropping by $6,000 in a single day — but crypto market sentiment is still in shock. According to the Crypto Fear & Greed Index, as of Nov. 27, emotions are now at the most fearful since late September. Crypto sentiment dives into “extreme fear” Fear & Greed,
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele bought the dip again, investing more than $5 million into Bitcoin as the price dropped under $54,000 today. In a Friday tweet, the El Salvador president said he had purchased 100 Bitcoin (BTC) following a global market sell-off in response to a new COVID-19 variant discovered in South Africa. According
Deribit exchange is the absolute leader in the Bitcoin (BTC) options markets and on Nov. 24 the 25% delta skew indicator signaled that sentiment among pro traders was becoming “more bearish overall.” We’ve seen 25-Delta put skew moved from around 0% to almost 10-15% pending time to expiry since beginning of Nov implying a more