Overstock Will Open tZERO Security Token Market to Retail Traders Next Week

Overstock is opening up trading on its security token market, tZERO, to all comers. Retail investors will be able to trade on the platform starting Aug. 12, tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi told CoinDesk. At that point, the one year lock-up period for tZERO’s 2018 security token offering (STO) will pass. While the platform went live in January, […]

Continue Reading

Using the Awesome Oscillator to Find Bitcoin Buy and Sell Signals

Few trading tools are as simple and as elegant as the “Awesome Oscillator.” First developed by American trader Bill Williams, the aptly named Awesome Oscillator (AO) is a momentum indicator that takes advantage of an immediate trend. The AO plots its data using a histogram, similar to how the MACD histogram functions, in that it delivers […]

Continue Reading

Below $10K: Bitcoin Price Drops $1.4K in 24 Hours to Hit 2-Week Low

The cryptocurrency markets fell sharply on July 14 after bitcoin (BTC) endured another $1,400 sell-off, denying the bulls a chance to revisit 2019 highs. At 09:00 UTC on July 14, BTC began to shed $1400 from its price tag, dropping below $11,000 and then $10,500 for the first time since July 2. Prices had initially […]

Continue Reading

XRP Was Worst Performing Top-10 Crypto in H1 – But BNB Shone

The first half of 2019 brought goods times for cryptos in general, and particularly Binance coin. XRP, though, eked out relatively meager gains. The third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization closed at $0.396411 on June 30, representing 12.45 percent gains on the 2019 opening price of $0.352512 seen on Jan. 1, according to data source […]

Continue Reading

Litecoin Outperforms Top-10 Cryptos Ahead of August Reward Halving

With the supply of new coins to be halved in less than five weeks, litecoin is outpacing its peers. The fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is currently trading at $123, representing 5 percent gains on a seven-day basis, according to data source CoinMarketCap. Meanwhile, bitcoin, the top cryptocurrency by market value, is currently reporting a meager […]

Continue Reading

Bitcoin, Facebook and the End of 20th Century Money

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There is never a dull moment in the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. The two earth-shattering […]

Continue Reading

Margin Lenders Lost $13.5 Million in May to Poloniex Crypto Crash

Crypto exchange Poloniex revealed in a post Thursday that lenders in its bitcoin margin lending pool suffered a loss of 1800 BTC — roughly $13.5 million at current market prices — due to a flash crash in the Clams (CLAM) market on May 26. Poloniex’s peer-to-peer margin system includes both lenders and borrowers, the lenders […]

Continue Reading