Digital Currency

  • Deutsche Bank Says 52% of Its Investors Expect Bitcoin Below $60K in 12 Months

    Deutsche Bank’s investor clients mostly see limited upside in bitcoin (BTC) this year and expect a decline towards $20,000-$40,000 in 12 months. Those are the highlights of a monthly market survey conducted by the German lender March 18-22 of 520 market professionals around the world. Bitcoin has been trading in a sideways range over the past week after failing to sustain an all-time-high around $61,000 reached earlier in the month. The 12-month BTC price forecast is more evenly distributed versus the three-month forecast, though a majority (52%) of respondents see prices under…

    24/03/2021
  • Crypto Is Not Regulated in Turkey, and It’s Thriving

    When news broke that Turkey’s President Recep Erdoğan had suddenly replaced the head of the nation’s central bank on March 19, Tilbe Yardım, 30, rushed to convert her Turkish lira into crypto. “Turkish investors and people who understand finance are really angry and saddened about what happened on Friday night,” Yardım told CoinDesk. The abrupt firing marked the third replacement of a central bank chief by Erdoğan since mid-2019, and signaled currency and institutional instability to investors. Erdoğan, who favors unorthodox monetary policies like slashing interest rates to curb inflation, allegedly fired the central bank head after he…

    Business 24/03/2021
  • Market Wrap: ‘Elon Candle’ Effect Fades Quickly as Bitcoin Retreats Below $55K

    Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $54,771.18 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.63% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $53,577.33-$57,225.30 (CoinDesk 20) BTC trades below its 10-hour and 50-hour averages on the hourly chart, a bearish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading on Coinbase.Source: TradingView The “Elon Candle” effect on bitcoin appears to be short-lived. The market jumped early Wednesday after Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the electric vehicle maker plans to now accept bitcoin as a payment option, and that it won’t convert any receipts of the cryptocurrency back into…

    24/03/2021
  • Bitcoin Traders Brace for Record $6B in Options to Expire Friday

    They call it “max pain” in the bitcoin options market: How to make one’s trading counterparty suffer the most. Although the largest cryptocurrency was changing hands Wednesday around $56,500, traders were handicapping the odds of a plunge to about $44,000 by Friday, when a record $6 billion of options contracts is set to expire. A drop to that price level would inflict “max pain” on buyers of options contracts, and it might be the most profitable price point for options sellers. It’s a remote risk, but not one to be discounted. The…

    24/03/2021
  • Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Ordered to Hand Thousands of Customers’ Records to Canadian Tax Agency

    Canada’s tax authority, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has prevailed in a court battle for access to a trove of high-value customer data held by cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare. And the CRA seems to be coming for more. Under a federal judge’s March 19 order, Coinsquare must hand over detailed information on its Canadian customers, their crypto trading activity and identifying information to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Coinsquare told CoinDesk that it will disclose information on an estimated 5% to 10% of its 400,000 customers to the CRA, which had originally…

    24/03/2021
  • What Is BitClout? The Social Media Experiment Sparking Controversy on Twitter

    Prominent users of Crypto Twitter have suddenly discovered they have another profile on a new social network called BitClout, except over there some people are buying and selling tokens representing their identities. It does not matter whether the people behind those profiles have ever touched the social network. “The core insight behind BitClout is that if you can mix speculation and content together, you can not only get a 10x product that creates innovative ways for creators to monetize, but you also get a new business model that’s not ad-driven…

    Business 23/03/2021
  • Uniswap V3 Introduces New License to Spoil Future SUSHIs

    Uniswap has licensed the third iteration of its code bank in an apparent move to ward off would-be copycats. The white paper for v3 of the decentralized exchange (DEX) was released Tuesday. In a possible nod to rival project SushiSwap – which copied Hayden Adams’ creation bit by bit – the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based team’s blog post included one section detailing a “business source license” that acts as a time delay for commercial use of the code “for up to two years.” After that point, the code will remain in an open-source GPL license “into…

    23/03/2021
  • Bitcoin Transfer Worth $806M Might Reveal Big Institutional Purchase

    Digital-asset traders and analysts were scrambling Tuesday to assess a fresh data point extracted from the Bitcoin blockchain: Some $806 million worth of the cryptocurrency apparently transferred earlier in the day off of the Coinbase exchange’s institution-focused unit, Coinbase Pro. The jury is out on what it means. It could be that a large investor or several just completed a fresh round of buying and now are taking the bounty off the exchange for long-term holding or other purposes. Or it might be something else more innocuous, such as an…

    23/03/2021
  • Bitbase The rising star of the blockchain trading platform track

    The digital economy is an intelligent stage characterized by the deep mining and integrated application of blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data. In the face of new social conditions, the digital economy is booming, giving full play to the benefits of technological innovation and changing the current technology The way of application is to give play to the empowering role of technology to society. Under the wave of blockchain technology, the breakthrough in the financial field is epoch-making. Various forms of “blockchain+” applications have been launched. Blockchain technology has accelerated…

    23/03/2021
  • Can Decentralized Stablecoins Stabilize?

    Decentralized finance (DeFi) idealists want to create perfectly free financial ecosystems that can’t be subverted by governments, corporations or regulators. They also want their decentralized nirvana to be equipped with stablecoins so users can be protected from price craziness. Therein lies the contradiction. J.P. Koning, a CoinDesk columnist, worked as an equity researcher at a Canadian brokerage firm and a financial writer at a large Canadian bank. He runs the popular Moneyness blog. Are decentralized anarchic systems, those that have no link to existing centralized institutions, capable of creating stability?…

    22/03/2021