The U.S. stock market continues to hit new all-time highs while gold, which acts as a safe haven asset has retreated from it’s all-time highs. This suggests that there sentiment is to own risky assets. Meanwhile, Bitcoin (BTC), which at times behaves as an uncorrelated asset, remains stuck in a range. However, with the U.S.
Pornhub now accepts Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC) as payment for its premium services. The company has been accepting Verge since 2018, later adding several other cryptocurrencies, but this is its first foray into the major leagues. Pornhub’s vice president Corey Price said in the press release: “As a leader in adult content with over
The U.S. stock market is on track to clock its best August performance since 1984. Meanwhile, Bitcoin (BTC) is attempting a positive close for the month, after having declined consecutively in August 2018 and 2019. However, gold futures and the U.S. dollar index (DXY) have not been in favor as both could end the month
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In his speech on Aug. 27, U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said that the central bank will allow inflation to stay above its 2% target level if the figure has been languishing below that level for a long time. Some analysts believe that this could mean no rate hikes for at least five years.
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On Thursday, U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell is expected to deliver an important speech that will highlight a new strategy of targeting “average inflation.” This means that the Fed might allow inflation to overshoot the 2% target temporarily if it has spent a long time below that level. If the Fed adopts this new
Grayscale’s LTCN asset, boasting publicly quoted over-the-counter shares, currently trades far above the price of Litecoin (LTC) — its underlying asset. At press time, Litecoin trades at $60.62, while LTCN shares trade at $54.01. The two prices seem close, although each share of LTCN equals just 0.094 LTC, according to Grayscale’s website. Buying roughly 10.64 LTCN equates
Bloomberg Intelligence senior strategist Mike McGlone is bullish on Bitcoin (BTC) as he believes that “something unexpected needs to happen for Bitcoin’s price to stop doing what it’s been doing for most of the past decade: appreciating.” However, with the S&P 500 hitting a new all-time high today, traders are booking profits in gold and
Data from Grayscale Investments shows that the firm’s assets under management soared from about $1.9 billion at the end of 2019 to over $3.5 billion by the end of June 30, 2020. The correction in the U.S. dollar (DXY) and the possibility of further weakness due to continued money printing by the U.S. Federal Reserve
On August 11 MicroStrategy, the world’s largest publicly traded business intelligence company, announced that it had ditched fiat currency and built its primary treasury reserve with Bitcoin (BTC). The company’s CEO Michael J. Saylor believes that the coronavirus pandemic and the stimulus measures enacted to counter it will cause “a significant depreciating effect on the
Traders prefer to trade a trending market as it generally moves in one direction and the retracements offer low-risk entry opportunities. This is because a trade that follows the major trend carries a greater possibility of earning profits than one in a volatile market. As several cryptocurrencies started a trending move in July, web traffic
The U.S. Federal Reserve has been contemplating a change in the way it responds to a possible increase in inflation. Previously, the Fed would kickstart tightening if its models forecast a 2% inflation increase. However, this time, the Fed wants to allow inflation to stay above their 2% target before raising rates. Morgan Creek’s Anthony
A recent report contends that Ledger App has failed to fix a major vulnerability that allows for a “Bitcoin Fork” attack. Mo Nokhbeh claims Ledger’s wallet fails to properly isolate the apps responsible for authorizing the transactions of different assets. This creates a vulnerability where a user’s wallet can be fooled into authorizing a transaction
Square’s Cash App product has generated $875 million in revenue from Bitcoin (BTC) trading in the second quarter of this year. This is a 600% increase over the comparable quarter in the previous year. This shows increased trader interest, which could have been spurred by the cash heavy “government stimulus programs.” The recent breakout of
Bitcoin’s (BTC) rally above the $10,000–$10,400 zone has attracted several traders who had been waiting for a trending move to start. Yusuke Otsuka, the co-founder of Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck, said that several Japanese traders who had been dormant have started trading again this week. Monex Group CEO Oki Matsumoto also said that many traders