Monthly Archives: February 2021

Here’s how multi-leg options allow traders to profit from $2K Ethereum price

Using multi-leg options can give traders a less risky way to invest in Ethereum price as it pushes above $2,000. This week Ether (ETH) price finally broke through the $2,000 level as aggressive institutional inflow through Grayscale Investments products and declining exchange reserves signaled that buying pressure was increasing. While many traders are skilled at using perpetual futures and the basic margin investing tools available on most exchanges, they may be unaware of additional instruments that can be used to maximize their gains. One simple way, albeit […]

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Bitcoin pizza all over again — delivery driver reportedly cashes in on $400 BTC tip

“I let the pizza guy choose between $5 in fiat or BTC. Needless to say, he chose wisely,” said the Redditor. A driver who held $5 in Bitcoin (BTC) as a tip for his pizza delivery services has reportedly resurfaced after seven years. According to a post from Redditor btcbible, the Bitcoiner ordered a pizza on Dec. 28, 2013 and gave the delivery driver two options for his tip: a $5 bill, or 0.0069 BTC on a paper wallet. The value was roughly the same at the time, […]

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Former BoE, BoC Governor Mark Carney joins Stripe board of directors

Mark Carney, one of the most prominent central bankers of the post-financial crisis era, has officially joined the digital payments company. Stripe has all but abandoned cryptocurrency payment solutions for the time being, but its founders are positive about the emerging industry. After paving the way for digital currency innovation at the Bank of England, or BoE, Mark Carney has officially joined the board of directors at Stripe — a company that’s committed to building new commerce solutions for the internet.  Stripe introduced Carney as board member […]

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Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard Confident Bitcoin Not a Threat to US Dollar

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, James Bullard, has shared his view on the future of bitcoin. He is confident that the cryptocurrency poses no threat to the U.S. dollar. Referencing the unpopularity of various versions of dollars issued before the Civil War by banks, Bullard predicts the same fate will happen to bitcoin. St. Louis Fed’s President Says Bitcoin’s Popularity Won’t Threaten the Dollar James Bullard said in an interview with CNBC last week that increasing interest in bitcoin, coupled with all-time […]

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Ripple now registered as a Wyoming business

“More crypto companies are realizing Wyoming is a better domicile than Delaware due to our crypto-friendly laws,” said Caitlin Long. Blockchain-based payments firm Ripple Labs has now registered a business in Wyoming. According to records from the Wyoming Secretary of State, Ripple Markets WY LLC’s status as a local business is listed as “active” after an initial filing in February 2020. As a limited liability company in Wyoming, Ripple’s registered agent will be based in Cheyenne. “More crypto companies are realizing Wyoming is a better domicile than […]

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, AAVE, ATOM, NEO, VET

Select altcoins continue to move higher as traders attempt to push Bitcoin price to $60,000. The Purpose Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund debuted on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Feb. 18 and has quickly ramped up trading volumes of about $400 million worth of shares in two days. This is quite impressive, considering that the equity market in Canada is only a fraction of the size of the U.S. markets. This shows strong demand for Bitcoin and investor’s preference to take the ETF route to establish fresh positions. […]

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Canadian Bitcoin ETF predicted to hit $1B AUM by Friday: Bloomberg analyst

Eric Balchunas said the Purpose Bitcoin fund could surpasses all other ETFs in Canada within two months, “barring a nasty selloff.” With only two full days of trading under its belt, the first Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund in North America reached more than $400 million in volume and is expected to go even higher. According to a tweet from Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas, the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, or ETF, recently debuted by Canadian firm Purpose Investments is likely to hit $1 billion in assets under management by […]

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Gold Bull Jeffrey Gundlach Says ‘BTC Maybe the Stimulus Asset’ Ahead of the Precious Metal

Renowned gold bull and CEO of investment management firm Doubleline, Jeffrey Gundlach says bitcoin may be the “stimulus asset” while adding it “doesn’t look like gold is.” Gundlach, a self-professed long-term dollar bear, had preceded his comments about bitcoin by remarking that “lots of liquid poured into a funnel creates a torrent.” BTC Outperforming Gold In the same tweet, Gundlach suggests that he came to the conclusion after staying “neutral (on both gold and the dollar) for the past six months.” In the past six months, the […]

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Pricing Gold, Food, and Altcoins With the BTC Denominator: How to Measure an Asset’s Worth in Bitcoin

On February 21, bitcoin touched a lifetime price high at $57,844 per unit after the crypto asset’s market valuation crossed the $1 trillion zone for the first time in history the day prior. Meanwhile, a number of digital assets have seen fiat values increase as coins like litecoin, ethereum, and others gather gains against the U.S. dollar. However, when bitcoin is the base denominator in terms of value, a lot of coins have a long way to go to catch up. Measuring Alternative Crypto Assets With Bitcoin […]

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Banks will be required to work with crypto, e-money and CBDCs to survive

The global monetary landscape will have everyone storing electronic money, cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies in one bank. Image a scenario where you need different messengers to send different types of messages — for example, WhatsApp for text messages, Viber for audio, Telegram for video, etc. Rather inconvenient, right? But this is exactly what happens in finance: There is no way to send both digital fiat money and cryptocurrency from a bank account without extra steps. It’s not affecting the masses just yet, but after the […]

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