With record U.S. money printing failing to achieve much-needed economic stimulus, some observers now expect creation of a “digital dollar” central bank digital currency (CBDC) will not only speed payments to consumers but also spur…

Bitcoin (BTC) was lower, searching for direction as uncertainty over U.S. election results hung over global markets. Prices were down about 2.2% to about $13,700, staying roughly in their range over the past week.  With…

The bigger you are, the bigger the splash when you jump in the water. And when it comes to mainstream payments companies, there are few bigger than PayPal. In case you’ve been totally avoiding the…

Analyzing cryptocurrency markets may seem easier than traditional markets because blockchain technology has more built-in transparency, enabling anyone to analyze and audit on-chain data. Simultaneously, however, there are challenges to zeroing in on forward-looking numbers…

Room 77, the German bar and restaurant that claims to be the first retail outfit in the world to accept bitcoin payments, has shut down. Cypherpunk Holdings chief economist Jon Matonis broke the news on…

After years of rumors and leaks on Chinese social media, Shenzhen residents became the first in the country to trial the digital yuan. Distribution of funds took place via a lottery-style promotion with 50,000 “red…

Every time the Federal Reserve meets, it’s important to remember that the only real monetary policy tradition at the 107-year-old institution is that a bunch of people will get together and talk about markets and the economy and…

Bitcoin (BTC) starts a new week in uncertain territory as $10,000 stays in place but fundamentals shift to bullish. Cointelegraph highlights five things that could shape BTC price action in the coming days. Peak oil…

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to test $10,000 support after a weekend in which it consolidated after a major drop — what next? Cointelegraph takes a look at the major factors set to influence BTC price action…

Most people would be happy to have World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s wealth, which is reportedly somewhere between $10 million and $60 million.  Yet, Berners-Lee’s net worth pales into insignificance against that of…

You’re reading First Mover, CoinDesk’s daily markets newsletter. Assembled by the CoinDesk Markets Team and edited by Bradley Keoun, First Mover starts your day with the most up-to-date sentiment around crypto markets, which of course never…

Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sees value in bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and Facebook-backed libra alongside central bank digital currencies. Former RBI…

Bitcoin climbed above $12,000 early Monday, before dipping once more, as traders weighed U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to provide emergency aid amid new signs that the labor market recovery is stalling.  The oldest and largest…

Central banks worldwide have injected further stimulus into the economy, as European Union (EU) leaders recently approved a $2.1 trillion budget, the Bank of England boosted stimulus injections in mid-June, and the Federal Reserve announced…

There are many types of hockey-stick evolutions in new industries. Startups dream of the lying-on-its-back L shape for their sales growth. Entrepreneurs chase the “escape velocity” funding momentum. And a subsector can simmer along with…

The US real estate market is facing a crisis as unemployment soars amid the coronavirus pandemic. Home sales have plunged to a nine-year low and a record-high number of homeowners are defaulting on their mortgage…

Bitcoin's rally last week as the Standard & Poor's 500 Index of U.S. stocks floundered served to underscore just how different the conversations are right now in digital asset markets and traditional finance. As high-profile investors including Stanley Druckenmiller…

Bitcoin's rally last week, as the Standard & Poor's 500 Index of U.S. stocks floundered, served to underscore just how different the conversations are right now in digital-asset markets and traditional finance. As high-profile investors including Stanley Druckenmiller and…

Bitcoin’s long-anticipated halving event took place Monday afternoon New York time. Now what? At the time it took place (19:23 UTC or 3:30 p.m. ET), bitcoin was trading below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages,…