The Crypto Ice Age Is Here. It Could Get Even Worse.

For crypto investors, the only thing to celebrate about 2022 is that it is almost over. The industry is fighting for its life amid a cascade of scandals, bankruptcies, and fury in Washington over its freewheeling, if not fraudulent, ways. Bitcoin has lost 67%  since late 2021. The token market is down by $2 trillion … Read more

FTX collapse nothing like Theranos, says Tim Draper

Tim Draper, founder and managing partner of Draper Associates and Draper University, balked at comparing the stunning implosion of crypto trading platform FTX to the notorious biotech startup Theranos, in a conversation with MarketWatch. “It’s not like Theranos,” he said. In a Friday phone interview, Draper said he hadn’t been aware of anyone genuinely comparing … Read more

Investors may be whistling past the graveyard of a recession with latest rally in stocks

Investors feeling giddy about last week’s sharp rally for stocks might want to give a listen to Tom Waits’ song, “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard” from 1978, to sober up for the dangers that still lurk ahead. The surge in stocks catapulted the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.92% almost back to the 4,000 mark on Friday, … Read more

Coinbase Stock Soars as Crypto Exchange Forms Partnership With BlackRock

Text size BlackRock is partnering with Coinbase to offer Bitcoin trading services. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg BlackRock is partnering with Coinbase Global to offer Bitcoin trading services to institutional clients, representing a push into cryptocurrencies for the world’s largest asset manager and a ringing endorsement for the embattled crypto exchange. Institutional investors who use BlackRock ’s Aladdin … Read more

Gold scores biggest one day rally since March, silver jumps nearly 7% due to Fed-inspired ‘short squeeze’

Gold and silver rose sharply on Thursday, with gold logging its biggest one-day percentage gain since March and silver rallying by nearly 7% to finish at its highest price in a month. Price action Gold GC00, +1.76% GCQ22, +1.76% for October delivery gained $31.20, or 1.8%, to settle at $1,750.30 per ounce. That was the … Read more

Bitcoin’s nosedive through the $20,000 mark is a Minsky Moment for crypto: ‘Psychologically for a lot of people, this is galling’

Is bitcoin BTCUSD, +4.88% facing a breaking point? That’s what some investors, acolytes and otherwise, might be contemplating, as the cryptocurrency’s descent accelerates over the weekend. The world’s No. 1 digital asset was last trading at $18,654, down more than 70% from its peak of around $65,000, with the broader crypto market feeling to some … Read more

Bitcoin Just Crashed Below $20,000. Where It Might Be Headed Next.

Text size Bitcoin prices have been crashing and could fall even further. Courtesy Ethan Lou The Bitcoin carnage continues, as the cryptocurrency breaks $20,000 to trade at its lowest level since 2020. Don’t be surprised if $10,000 is the next stop. Bitcoin has dropped 7.2% to $19,027.52 during the past 24 hours, bringing it to … Read more

Bill Gates slams cryptos, NFTs as ‘100% based on greater fool theory’

“You have an asset class that’s 100% based on some sort of greater fool theory that somebody’s going to pay more for it than I do…” That was Microsoft MSFT, +1.62% co-founder Bill Gates delivering his latest thoughts on cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFT) at a TechCrunch conference on climate change Tuesday. He added that … Read more

Crypto crash gathers steam as inflation marks fastest pace of rise since 1981

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tumbled on Sunday, with losses for the asset class building over the weekend following U.S. data that showed persistent inflation pressures in May, marking the fastest pace of increase since December 1981. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -0.89% has dropped around 3% to $27,743, with Ethereum falling more than 3.8% to around $1,494, while … Read more

RadioShack is back as a cryptocurrency swap platform—and it has hit a big milestone

RadioShack is back as a cryptocurrency swap platform—and it has hit a big milestone | Fortune You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.