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2018 Was a Rough Year for Both Crypto and Equities Markets

Although the traditional equities markets and the crypto markets don’t have a ton in common, they both had a rough 2018, and investors in both markets are hoping that 2019 proves to be different. Despite being a rough year price-wise, many analysts see the drops in both markets as being temporary, which could mean that […]

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Economist Claims Investors Should Expect Volatile Stock Market in 2019

Following the recent downturn in the US stock market, investors have now bore witness to wild market volatility, the likes of which haven’t been seen in years. Although the markets are ending 2018 on a less-than-positive note, one prominent economist now claims that massive daily price swings will become a new reality for the markets […]

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Crypto Markets Drop Slightly After Bitcoin Fails to Break Above $4,000

Following a quiet weekend for the crypto markets they have held relatively steady and are currently trading down slightly over a 24-hour trading period. This past Friday, the cryptocurrency markets surged to recover some of their recent losses, with Bitcoin jumping from lows of $3,600 to highs of nearly $4,000. Despite this, the markets did […]

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Crypto Startups Forked Out $878,000 To White Hats In 2018

Bitcoin may have been dubbed the “world’s most secure transaction settlement layer” by Anthony Pompliano, but the industry surrounding the protocol may not be all too secure. Case in point, crypto startups have forked out over $878,000 in bounty to white hat hackers in 2018, specifically for solving bugs that slipped under the radar. Crypto […]

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Amazon (AMZN) Posts Record Holiday Sales To Outperform FAANG Over Xmas

Although Amazon (AMZN) remains on thin ice, especially as equity markets continue to toss and turn, the world-renowned Nasdaq stock performed its FAANG counterparts over Xmas week. Many analysts have chalked up its relatively strong performance to booming holiday sales data. Amazon Booms Over Xmas Week Holiday seasons are retail stocks’ home rink, so to speak. […]

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Bitcoin Is The Answer: Paypal Bans Cybersecurity News Outlet

To many, Bitcoin is a censorship-resistant, decentralized, immutable, and borderless transactional tool that transcends centralized boundaries. But for many Westerners, these inherent features aren’t something that’s all too useful in day-to-day life. However, with the rise of Internet censorship and anti-“radical” narratives, some believe that the need for decentralized mediums of value and information cannot come […]

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Huobi Chain Releases Whitepaper Amid “Crypto Winter”

While 2018 has undoubtedly slowed the crypto industry’s progress, a number of startups have forged ahead in their development efforts. And just weeks after Binance released a sneak peek of its in-house blockchain, which is currently centered around a low fee, near-instant, and scalable decentralized exchange, so has Huobi. Related Reading: Zhao: Binance Chain to Be Ready in “Months,” […]

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Report: Bitcoin Conforms to Mainstream Markets, Strong Correlation with Gold

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal details how Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly mainstream asset and is starting to develop strong correlations with traditional assets, including Gold. The report cites the increase in institutional funding, increasing venture capitalist (VC) investments, and growing mainstream adoption as possible factors behind its increasing correlation with traditional markets. Despite […]

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Crypto Markets Trade Flat as Equities Markets Drop Following Yesterday’s Pump

Following the recent period of volatility in the cryptocurrency markets, Bitcoin has found support around $3,800, and has led the overall cryptocurrency markets to trade sideways. The crypto market’s stability over the past couple of days comes amidst major volatility in the traditional equities markets. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up marginally at […]

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Crypto Exchange KuCoin Delists 10 Tokens as Market Liquidity Declines

The Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has announced that they are delisting ten crypto tokens under their Special Treatment Rules framework that ensures that the tokens listed on the platform meet a strict set of operational criteria. The platform’s decision to delist these tokens comes amidst a persisting bear market that is leading many smaller cryptocurrencies […]