Bitcoin’s volatility has dropped to historically low levels thanks to macroeconomic uncertainty and low market liquidity. However, on-chain and options market data allude to incoming volatility in June. The Bitcoin Volatility Index, which measures the daily fluctuations in Bitcoin’s (BTC) price, shows that the 30-day volatility in Bitcoin’s price was 1.52%, which is less than half of
The number of Ordinals inscriptions on the Bitcoin (BTC) network has surpassed the 10 million mark, just days after its creator stepped down as the project’s caretaker. On May 28, Casey Rodarmor announced on Twitter he had stepped down as the project’s lead maintainer, claiming that he’d been unable to give Ordinals the attention it deserved.
Bitcoin (BTC) is trading hands at a hefty discount on the Australian branch of the Binance crypto exchange, with the price of Bitcoin down as much as 21% if traded against the Australian dollar. The move comes as traders rush to cash out their crypto holdings into Australian dollars before the door for local bank
Bitcoin Ordinals are the latest layer-2 solution enabling decentralized storage of digital art on the Bitcoin blockchain. Ordinals will now allow users to migrate their Ethereum ERC-721-based nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to the Bitcoin blockchain with the launch of the BRC-721E standard. The BRC-721E standard was jointly launched by the Ordinals market — an Ordinals-based marketplace
Former Bitmex CEO Arthur Hayes is expecting to see significant Bitcoin volatility in the latter half of the year, caused by a “powder keg” explosion from the United States banking crisis and soaring national debt. Hayes, who currently runs a crypto-focused investment fund Maelstrom, spoke on the What Bitcoin Did podcast on May 26, making a
The United States looks to avoid a catastrophic debt default after the White House and the House Republicans agreed upon a tentative deal on May 27. The U.S. equities markets rallied in anticipation of the deal on May 26 and the positive sentiment has rubbed off onto the cryptocurrency sector, which is attempting a recovery.
Bitcoin (BTC) held its most recent gains into May 27 as traders called for a change in “bearish” market sentiment. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart on Bitstamp. Source: TradingView Trader awaits “pretty major move” for BTC price Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it entered the weekend at around $26,700. The week’s
Technical analyst Cheds has dreamed of being a trader since his childhood. However, the journey he had to take to fulfill his dream wasn’t very straightforward. In an episode of Cointelegraph’s Crypto Stories, Cheds shared his humble beginnings. According to the technical analyst, he always dreamed about trading stocks since he was a kid. He
Macro Markets, hosted by crypto analyst Marcel Pechman, airs every Friday on the Cointelegraph Markets & Research YouTube channel and explains complex concepts in layperson’s terms, focusing on the cause and effect of traditional financial events on day-to-day crypto activity. The latest Macro Markets show begins by exploring why the crypto market capitalization is some
Chinese Bitcoin mining company Canaan reported slight improvements in some of its financial metrics in the first quarter of 2023. The progress, however, is still far behind where it was last year in this period. According to an unaudited report posted on its investor relations page, Canaan’s net loss was $84.4 million in Q1, lower
In this week’s episode of Market Talks, Cointelegraph welcomes Mike McGlone, senior macro strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, which delivers in-depth analysis and data sets on industries and companies, government, credit, litigation and economic factors. In today’s discussion with McGlone, we discuss the concerns around the current debt ceiling battle currently taking place in America’s law-making houses.
A bearish technical formation has driven down the total crypto market capitalization over the past seven weeks. Bitcoin’s (BTC) 2% decline — and a 1.7% and 2.5% decline from BNB (BNB) and XRP (XRP), respectively — were the main drivers of the most recent 1.3% correction between May 18 and May 25. Total crypto market cap
Gideon Nweze, the founder and CEO of the newly launched Digital Bitcoin Art and Assets (DIBA) nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace, believes there’s an alternative way to bring NFTs to Bitcoin that doesn’t impact block space and transaction fees. Nweze recently put this belief to the test, launching a beta version of his NFT marketplace on
Bitcoin (BTC) has reached a “decision point” for price action, but speculators are in charge, says a new analysis. In findings uploaded to Twitter on May 26, Checkmate — lead on-chain analyst at Glassnode — revealed a BTC price showdown in the making. Analyst warns Bitcoin bulls “not doing anything” Struggling near key trend lines,
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance continues expanding its global reach by securing new regulatory approvals in Thailand. Gulf Binance — a joint crypto venture of Binance and Gulf Energy’s innovation arm Gulf Innova — has received digital asset operator licenses from Thailand’s Ministry of Finance. The licenses enable the firm to operate a crypto exchange regulated by
Bitcoin (BTC) fell sharply after the May 24 Wall Street open as a “long awaited retest” of key trend lines materialized. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart on Bitstamp. Source: TradingView Bitcoin abandons uptick to retest moving averages Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD hitting $26,154 on Bitstamp — its lowest since May 12.
Institutional investor sentiment over digital assets took another beating last week, with “poor sentiment” around Bitcoin (BTC) leading to yet another week of outflows of digital asset investment products. According to CoinShares’ latest edition of its “Digital Asset Fund Flows Report,” published on May 22, outflows for crypto funds totaled $32 million between May 15
Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin (BTC) ATM provider, Bitcoin of America, consented with the Connecticut Department of Banking to halt its operations due to a lack of licensing. In a statement released on May 22, the Department of Banking highlighted that Bitcoin of America failed to obtain a proper license to operate Bitcoin ATM kiosks in the
By exploiting its higher processing capacity to defeat the encryption that safeguards private keys and transactions on the Bitcoin network, a quantum computer could theoretically hack Bitcoin. However, the current state of quantum technology is not yet advanced enough to pose a significant threat to Bitcoin’s security. Quantum computers might make public-key cryptography less secure
A major global securities watchdog, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), is working to help policymakers regulate cryptocurrency more effectively. IOSCO on May 23 released a set of crypto-related regulatory recommendations as part of a consultation report developed by the IOSCO Board’s Fintech Task Force. The report includes 18 policy recommendations to help global