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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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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Bitcoin’s Trading Range Narrows In March to Hit Two-Year Low

Bitcoin’s average daily trading range so far in March is its lowest in nearly two years when, at the time, the world’s largest cryptocurrency was worth roughly a quarter of what it is now. At the time of writing, bitcoin’s average 24-hour trading range so far this month, defined as the average difference between the […]

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Global Cryptocurrency Trading Volumes Jump to 300-Day Highs

The total volume of all cryptocurrency trading as tracked by market metrics leader Coinmarketcap hit a 300-day high Tuesday, reaching $33.85 billion, the most observed in 10 months. As such, the data point is the latest to suggest that trading activity in the cryptocurrency markets is increasing – Coinmarketcap tracks the aggregate trading volume of 2,074 cryptocurrencies, including […]

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Bullish Sentiment for Bitcoin As Long Bets Near 11-Month Highs

Bullish bets on bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by value, reached 11-month highs on Monday, according to the data from the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. The number of long positions on bitcoin’s US dollar-denominated exchange rate (BTC/USD) jumped to 38,237 BTC at 04:10 BTC – the highest level since March 30, 2018 – and were last […]

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Stranger Things: The Upside of Down Bitcoin Prices

Edward Woodford is the co-founder and CEO of Seed CX, which, offers a licensed exchange for institutional trading and settlement of spot digital asset products and plans to offer a market for CFTC-regulated digital asset derivatives. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. While 2018’s falling bitcoin prices led many […]

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CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economic Data Is Now Accessible on GitHub

Nolan Bauerle is research director at CoinDesk. For more data and insights, visit the CoinDesk Crypto-Economics Explorer.  Starting today, CoinDesk will use GitHub to help crowdsource potential methodology changes and data sources for our Crypto-Economics Explorer (CEX), our comprehensive data tool designed to measure and compare crypto assets.  After we launched the beta version of […]

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