Crypto Markets See Bullish Growth, Asian Stock Markets Rally Ahead of US-China Trade Talk

Monday, Feb. 18: Crypto markets are seeing a bullish surge of green, with all of the top twenty cryptocurrencies seeing growth of between 2 and 12 percent, as data from Coin360 shows.Market visualization by Coin360Top cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a solid 2.9 percent in growth on the day and is trading around $3,742 to…

Bitcoin Breaks $3,600 Price Point, Some Top Cryptos See Double-Digit Gains

Friday, Feb. 8 —  Bitcoin (BTC) has broken the $3,600 price point, with all of the top 20 digital currencies making significant gains on the day, according to data from Coin360.Market visualization from Coin360In the middle of the day, BTC spiked above the $3,450 mark and at press time the leading cryptocurrency is trading at…

Report: Reverse Merger Could Take Bithumb Crypto Exchange Public in the U.S.

Singapore-based holding firm Blockchain Exchange Alliance, which has a controlling stake in major crypto exchange Bithumb, is looking to list in the United States by acquiring a publicly traded company in the country, CNBC reports on Jan. 22.According to CNBC, a publicly-traded holding company called Blockchain Industries announced that it had a binding letter of…

Diar Report: 2018 Sees ‘Record Transacting Volumes’ on Crypto Exchanges

Cryptocurrency exchanges have closed 2018 with “record transacting volumes,” according to a report by research firm Diar published Jan. 14.In its report, Diar notes that both the number of trades and the trade volume have increased on major crypto exchanges in 2018, compared to 2017 figures. The firm predicts that 2019 will see lower figures…

Tokenized Securities: Curb Your Enthusiasm

opinion Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here.  With so much buzz around tokenized securities, compounded by strong progress…

What We Know About Yellow Vests’ Bank Run and How Crypto Could Help It

On Jan. 7, activists of the French grassroots political movement the Gilets Jaunes — Yellow Vests — announced a bank run via social media, essentially hoping to meet their goals by destabilizing the local financial system.Dubbed the “Collectors’ Referendum,” the movement’s latest demonstration calls on supporters to withdraw their savings from financial institutions on Saturday,…

Ethereum Classic’s Price Stumbles Amid Suspected 51% Attack

news The price of ethereum classic (ETC) is pulling back as a result of a recently reported attack that resulted in a series of blockchain history rewrites. At press time, ETC is trading at an average price of $5.01 – down more than 7.5 percent in the past 24 hours, according to data from CoinMarketCap. ETC had fallen…

The Map Is Not the Territory: Rethinking Crypto as an Asset Class

opinion Sid Kalla, CFA and Bradley Miles are co-founders of Roll, an open standard for social money on the ethereum blockchain. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  Over long time periods, bitcoin’s returns have been uncorrelated to the stock, bond or commodity markets. Even though bitcoin has been highly volatile,…