Altcoins Back on the Rise With Litecoin Leading the Charge

The crypto markets are once again back on the rise with litecoin (LTC) leading the way in the top 10 cryptocurrencies at CoinMarketCap. The price of bitcoin (BTC) jumped by more than $1,000 in the expanse of 30 minutes yesterday, with the rest of the market following suit, rising between 5-20 percent, while Litecoin (LTC) outperformed […]

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Crypto Privacy Tokens See Price Lift on Pornhub Deal

Privacy-focused cryptocurrencies are reporting solid gains Wednesday, propelled by the news adult entertainment leader Pornhub will now accept one of the most notable crypto assets in the category, verge (XVG), as payment. In response, it seems investors are snapping up other cryptocurrencies that tout confidentiality advances, with monero (XMR), dash (DASH), zcash (ZEC) and lesser-known names […]

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More Profit-Taking? Bitcoin Price Sags 7% Ahead of Easter Weekend

Major cryptocurrency markets fell 7 percent over the past 24 hours, with bitcoin (BTC) retreating below $7,000. While traditional stocks saw modest gains during early trading hours Friday, the crypto market shed more than $13 billion over the past 24 hours, according to Nomics. Most large-cap cryptos fell more than 8 percent in that time […]

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Investors Regained Confidence in Bitcoin Amid Price Recovery, Data Suggests

View A sudden bitcoin price crash similar to the one seen a few weeks ago now looks unlikely, with exchange deposits having dropped by over 30 percent in the last 12 days. The decline in the exchange deposits suggests investors have regained confidence in the long-term viability of bitcoin, according to analysis. A range breakdown […]

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Bitcoin’s Halving Captures Growing Interest – Among Google Searchers

Bitcoin traders are split on whether the cryptocurrency’s once-every-four-years “halving” will jolt prices toward 2017’s all-time-high near $20,000 or multiples of that. What’s clear is interest in the topic is surging on Google, according to a report from the Norwegian cryptocurrency analysis firm Arcane Research. The search engine’s Google Trends feature shows queries on the term […]

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Bitcoin Hits New 2020 High Above $8,400 After Iranian Missile Attack

Bitcoin’s price has hit a new record for 2020, reaching as high as $8,438 before retracing slightly. At 23:30 UTC on Jan. 7, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization began a strong upward trend from $8,080 to above $8,400 before topping out at $8,438 in just over 40 minutes. The move to fresh 2020 […]

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Bitcoin Climbs as Tether Gets $500M Injection in 5 Minutes

Bitcoin’s price jumped $200 in an hour and a half on Monday, rising to a 30-day high of $7,800. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization climbed after the stablecoin tether (USDT) saw a major boost in market value. The 5 percent rise in bitcoin’s (BTC) price was preceded by a $500 million increase in […]

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Why Bitcoin’s Next ‘Halving’ May Not Pump the Price Like Last Time

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. To find out more about crypto valuation metrics, […]

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