Crypto crash? It’s ‘just a blip’ says BTCS boss Charles Allen

The crypto winter is upon us, hammering institutional and retail investors alike. In a Barron’s Live webinar on 21 July, Financial News talked to Charles Allen, chief executive of blockchain infrastructure firm BTCS, to discuss the lasting consequences of the crash, the role of regulators, and what’s next for digital assets. This excerpt has been edited for clarity and … 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

Crypto’s Domino Effect Is Widening, Threatening More Pain

Turmoil in the digital-assets ecosystem has grown in recent weeks, with losses in cryptocurrencies blowing holes in balance sheets and pushing firms near bankruptcy. After a pair of cryptocurrencies crashed, wiping out billions of dollars in value in May, a British Virgin Islands court this past week ordered a hedge fund that had survived several … Read more

Asian markets mostly fall ahead of U.S. holiday

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower in cautious trading Monday ahead of a federal holiday in the U.S. Worries over inflation and risks of a global recession from central bank efforts to bring it under control appeared to outweigh Wall Street’s positive close on Friday. The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency … 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

The wild, hair-raising ride of a 30-something investor who has battled NFT hackers and dodged the crypto crash: ‘My $25,000 ballooned to $63,000. I was like, “OMG, this is amazing.”’

Vinny Zane has a taste for life — and an appetite for risk. The 38-year-old teacher and father of a 2-year-old son on Brooklyn’s Coney Island got into crypto in 2017 with $4,000 worth of Bitcoin, and jumped into NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, last year.  “It was a learning curve for me,” he told MarketWatch. … Read more

Will the stock market drop 20% or 48% from the peak? Here’s the key factor, says this strategist.

“Is the economy under control or is it spiraling out of control? That’s the million-dollar question traders continue arguing over,” sums up CrackedMarket blogger Jani Ziedins. Clearly, the latter argument prevailed — again — after Wall Street’s worst day in two years, and futures hinting of more pain for Thursday. Among the gloomsters, Guggenheim’s Scott … Read more