Bitcoin Outshines Gold Amid Risk Aversion in Financial Markets

Bitcoin is outperforming gold amid heightened uncertainty in the global markets. The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency is currently trading at $11,700, representing 16 percent gains on a month-to-date basis. Meanwhile, gold, the traditional safe-haven asset, has added 6 percent this month. The precious metal picked up a bid at $1,400 on Aug. 1 as the U.S. President Trump’s decision to escalate trade tensions with China triggered a flight to safety. The S&P 500, a global benchmark for riskier assets, fell 0.90 percent on the same day. The risk aversion worsened…

CFTC BitMEX Investigation Continues to Unravel Bitcoin Markets — EWN

BitMEX Continues to Lose Steam Post-CFTC Rumor Users of BitMEX seem to still be running scared. As noted by prominent Bitcoin and Ethereum proponent and commentator Spencer Noon, after Bloomberg published a story about the CFTC looking into BitMEX, $85 million worth of BTC fled the exchange within 24 hours. During the same time frame, a mere $12 million worth of the cryptocurrency was deposited, implying a net $73 million outflow on the day after the report. Also, since then, the average value of withdrawal transactions from the exchange’s wallets…

How Will the Crypto Markets Perform in Coming Years?

The crypto markets roared back to life at the beginning of 2019 after having a poor year previously, but many concerns remain despite the impressive show in the first half of the year so far. In an interview, the Managing Director of the advisory firm PFYN Advisory, Patrick Franz, spoke broadly about the range of changes that could eventually propel the crypto space even further in the years to come. PFYN wishes to eventually harness a crypto markets ecosystem in which traders from all over the world can buy and…

Asian Markets’ Appetite for Crypto on the Rise, Pushing Bitcoin Premium Surge

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Tang. Bitcoin has surged above $9,000 to set a fresh year-to-date high since Sunday and the uptick in momentum is still going on these days. Amid the bullish trend in the bitcoin market, bitcoin’s popularity seems to be on the rise, particularly in Asian markets. According to crypto analyst Mati Greenspan, bitcoin is currently trading at a premium of about $160 in Hong Kong. Greenspan said that one bitcoin is going for 73,120 HKD ($9,337) on the local crypto…

3 Catalysts Fueling the Crypto Market’s Next Titanic Rally

By CCN: Ignore that Tether-induced Bitcoin price sell-off. Why? Because Fundstrat Global Advisors’ Tom Lee says that crypto spring has sprung. Speaking with CNBC, the Bitcoin bull revealed that proprietary Fundstrat analysis indicates that the flagship cryptocurrency has begun to storm into a bull market. Translation: prepare for the Bitcoin price to continue pounding higher. Bitcoin bull @Fundstrat‘s Tom Lee says he has three signs crypto spring has sprung. Check it out pic.twitter.com/wSaKFQnIvw — CNBC Futures Now (@CNBCFuturesNow) April 25, 2019 According to Tom Lee, three factors converge to confirm…

Fundstrat Expects Emerging Markets Rally To Spark Bitcoin Boom, Potentially Pushing BTC to $20k

Emerging Market Rally To Aid Bitcoin For some reason or another, investor sentiment has begun to turn decidedly positive in the cryptocurrency market. Tom Lee, the co-founder and head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, added to this influx of hopium-laced messages through a piece of analysis he pushed to his Twitter following, many of which are embroiled in all things Bitcoin. Lee explained that from this perspective of his New York-based advisory outfit, emerging markets, whose value is captured through the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, pulled down BTC over…

Emerging Markets are Surging and Investors Could Send Bitcoin Moon-Bound

Emerging markets and their respective currencies are on the rise, which historically has had some correlation with the price of Bitcoin. According to Morgan Stanley, the global emerging markets benchmark is expected to rise by around 8 percent in 2019, primarily due to the increase in interest in the Chinese stock market following the optimistic prospect of the trade deal. Bitcoin Vs. Emerging Markets: What’s the Correlation? In August 2018, global macro analyst Peter Tchir said that during periods of emerging market stress, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as a store of…

Bitcoin Approaches $3,900 as Crypto Markets Stabilize, Stock Market Slightly Down

Wednesday, Feb. 27 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting very slight gains and losses on the day by press time. Bitcoin (BTC) is approaching the $3,900 mark again, according to CoinMarketCap data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is up less than half a percent on the day, trading at around $3,859, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is over three percent lower than $3,971, the price of BTC one week ago, and nearly 9 percent lower than $4,209, the mid-week…

Q4 2018 XRP Markets Report

Ripple sold $129.03 million worth of XRP in Q4 2018; $535.56 million for the full year 2018 Ripple Q4 sales accounted for 0.24% percent of global XRP volume Three billion XRP released out of cryptographic escrow, 2.4 billion returned to escrow Average daily XRP volume ($585.7M) was the highest since Q1 2018 XRP is now listed on over 100 exchanges worldwide   RIPPLE’S XRP SALES In Q4 2018, Ripple sold $88.88 million worth of XRP, programmatically. This represented 0.16 percent, or 16.2 basis points of the total XRP volume traded…

BitPay Sets New Company Records, in Spite of Crypto Bear Markets

Blockchain payment platform BitPay has announced that 2018 has been their most profitable year, having “processed over a $1 Billion again in payments and set a new record for transaction fee revenue.” In a statement, BitPay CEO Stephen Pair said, “To process over a $1 Billion for a second year in a row despite Bitcoin’s large price drop shows that Bitcoin is being used to solve real pain points around the world.” 2018 was a particularly fraught year for the crypto space, as prices saw a steady decline. Nevertheless, BitPay…