Coinbase Rolls Out Trading in USDC Stablecoin to 85 Countries

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is expanding trading in the dollar-pegged stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) to 85 nations worldwide. In a blog post Tuesday, the firm said it now offers crypto-to-crypto trading for USDC in those countries on both its retail site Coinbase.com and its Coinbase Pro service. The firm touted the strengths of the token in the post, […]

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PAX Streamlines Redemptions in Battle for Stablecoin Market Share

Most crypto companies avoid comparisons to traditional banks. But Chad Cascarilla, CEO of the stablecoin issuer Paxos, welcomes the analogy. “It’s akin to a bank account,” Cascarilla said, describing the new integration of Paxos wallets to the sister company itBit, a crypto exchange. “It has the look and feel in part of a bank account, […]

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Above $7.5K: Bitcoin Price Hits Highest Level Since August 2018

Bitcoin’s price rose above $7,500 Sunday for the first time in over nine months, a move that marked a resurgence in the crypto market at large. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, which accounts for more than half of all the total cryptocurrency market, jumped to  $7,577 at 13:36 GMT – the highest price […]

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Bitcoin-Gold Price Correlation Shows Widest Spread in Over a Year

With gold on the defensive and down roughly 6 percent since mid-February, bitcoin may continue to shine brightly in the near future. After all, experts have found the two assets to be inversely correlated. The 90-day correlation coefficient between bitcoin and gold – a statistical measure of linear interdependence between the two variables – is […]

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The Upside of Bitcoin’s Upside (It’s Not What You Think)

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. The rally last week in cryptocurrency prices sent tremors of excitement through the mainstream press […]

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The Media’s Cringeworthy Coverage of Bitcoin’s Latest Price Surge

Mainstream news coverage of cryptocurrency is often disingenuous or factually incorrect – that’s certainly no surprise given the nascent technology is widely misunderstood. But if one would have thought that recent milestones – bitcoin’s 10th anniversary, the arrival of crypto projects from the likes of JP Morgan and Facebook – would have encouraged the media to […]

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Coincheck Launches OTC Crypto Trading for Institutions

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading service aimed at institutional clients, the firm said Monday. While the service seem primarily to serve bitcoin trades, Coincheck said it will consider trades in other cryptocurrencies. Coincheck said its OTC trading desk will allow customers to buy and sell a minimum of 50 bitcoins ($205,423 […]

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Up 100%: Litecoin Price Sets Q1 Performance Record

Litecoin’s (LTC) price has doubled in the first three months of 2019 to register its best first-quarter performance on record. The fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is currently trading at $61, representing a 100 percent gain on January’s opening price of $30. It clocked a six-month high of $64.20 earlier this month, according to Bitfinex […]

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The Ultimate Irony of Crypto Trading

David Weisberger is co-founder and CEO of CoinRoutes and a veteran of building trading desks and financial technology businesses. The opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not reflect CoinDesk’s position. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views […]

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