Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s cash-settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading products “contribute more to price discovery than its related spot markets,” according to findings in a new report by investment firm Wilshire Phoenix. The increasing volumes of crypto derivative products highlight greater participation from institutional investors and this will likely be positive for the entire crypto space.
A new form of crypto-agriculture appears to be taking shape, with Reddit’s “community points” tokens facilitating the emergence of spam-farming. Reddit’s community points are given to users based on their activity within a given subreddit, with the feature currently activated for the platform’s cryptocurrency and Fortnite communities as ERC-20 tokens dubbed Moons and Bricks respectively.
On Thursday Filecoin (FIL) began trading across major exchanges over three years after its initial coin offering. Upon listing, the token traded at wildly different prices across multiple exchanges and while the premium shows there is still an appetite for altcoins, investors interpreting the rallies from FIL and Polkadot (DOT) as the beginning of an
For those active in the decentralized finance arena, hardly a day goes by without a report of one project or another “exit scamming” its investors. From rug-pulling to fake presales, DeFi experts and novice traders alike are bleeding valuable Ether (ETH) from these scams. With DeFi creating a market segment where project initiation cost is
A recent survey by cryptocurrency data aggregator, CryptoCompare, shows that centralized exchange operators do not see the emergence of decentralized trading venues like Uniswap as a threat despite growing volume and activity in the DeFi space. In its September exchange review, CryptoCompare asked 26 of the leading venues in the space how likely it was
The bond yields across most developed economies have dropped sharply since the central banks unleashed a slew of measures to counter the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This could pose a challenge to the institutional investors who rely on the traditional 60/40 portfolio allocation between equities and fixed income instruments. This week Fidelity
Last week, Bitcoin (BTC) saw its price rise 6.95%, rising from $10,804 on October 5 to $11,555 by October 12. The surge marked the best performing week for the price of Bitcoin since July and data show a noticeable shift in market sentiment around the digital asset. According to data from TheTie, an alternative data
At the start of October, the crypto market was faced with extremely tumultuous financial conditions, thanks in large part to the recent filings against BitMEX, which saw the company’s top brass being indicted by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission on several charges. Not only that, but just a few days before the BitMEX
On Oct. 12 the price of Ether (ETH) soared 8.15% to reach a new monthly high at $387.75 on Binance. The rally from $366 to as high as $387.50 occurred as Bitcoin (BTC) price surged to $11,600, leading traders to speculate that the crypto bull market has restarted. Over the past few weeks Ether’s fundamentals
U.S. equity markets are nearing all-time highs on the hopes that Democrats and Republican will break their current stalemate and strike a deal to release another round of stimulus for American citizens and the small businesses they operate. While these monetary and fiscal stimulus measures have been proven to boost stock market returns in the
The decentralized finance market seems to be deflating after the DeFi summer craze when tokenized versions of Bitcoin and protocols, such as Uniswap and SushiSwap, outperformed the rest of the market. Earlier in October, the two main DeFi indices, Binance’s DeFi Composite Index and TokenSet’s DeFi Pulse Index Set lost more than 60% and 50%
Yearn Finance (YFI) price has been in a serious rut during the past 2 weeks and many in the crypto community blame the sharp correction on Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the CEO of Alameda Research and FTX. In the past month, DeFi giant Yearn.finance’s native token YFI dropped 62.7% from $43,970 to $16,360. As Cointelegraph has
Bitcoin (BTC) price had been acting inside a narrow range for the last few weeks but the momentum and trend shifted as a bullish breakout occurred on the announcement that Square had allocated 1% of its cash reserves to BTC. This bullish breakout even caused the price to rally from $10,600 to $11,500, which is
Decentralized finance has become the center of attention throughout most of 2020, sparking talk of a renewed alt season, with many believing that mass adoption of DeFi will be coming within the next three to 10 years. Nevertheless, other sectors in the space have also been gaining traction. Nonfungible tokens are a perfect example of
A group of investors is crowdfunding a lawsuit against Yearn.finance (YFI) founder Andre Cronje over the unreleased and unfinished Eminence (EMN) protocol and its hack. In a post, the group EMN Investigation said it is raising money to sue Cronje, Yearn developer ‘banteg,’ and Twitter user and Yearn supporter Blue Kirby. The group said 100%
Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest tracks every important crypto news story from the previous week. Essential reading for all Hodlers! Top Stories This Week $12,000 Bitcoin price back on the table after BTC rallies above $11,400 At last. Bitcoin rallied to $11,448 on Friday, finally breaking above the symmetrical triangle where the price had been
In the past 72 hours, Yearn.finance (YFI) surged by 58% after dropping to as low as $12,260 at a few exchanges. Three factors that may have catalyzed the sharp rebound are: YFI had become deeply oversold, lead developer Andre Cronje’s deep commitment to the project and the ever expanding use cases for YFI within a
Ether (ETH) miner revenue skyrocketed during the month of September according to data from glassnode, an onchain analytics resource. While the price of Ether did not rise significantly during this time, miners on the Ethereum network saw their revenue increase due to high fees. Miners took home 450,089 ETH in fees ($168.7 million) and this
The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a recovery during the past week, surging by nearly 6.5% since Oct. 2. The resilience of the dominant cryptocurrency has traders pleasantly surprised, as many analysts anticipated a larger pullback. Following BTC’s rebound above the critical $10,500 support level to just over $11,000, the sentiment is turning optimistic.
The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is nearing $11,000 once again after a shaky start to October. Last week BTC fell below $10,500 but on Oct. 9 the price swifty recovered to $10,940. In the short term, there are three factors that could enhance bullish sentiment and push the price above $11,000. The possible catalysts are