Price Point Bitcoin jumped more than 6% Thursday to a new record high of $48,297 after Mastercard confirmed CoinDesk’s exclusive Wednesday that the payments-processing giant plans to let merchants receive payments in cryptocurrency starting later this…

David Puell, an on-chain analyst and the creator of the Puell Multiple, believes two things could cause Bitcoin (BTC) to see a temporary top this cycle. The analyst pinpointed the U.S. government potentially taxing unrealized…

Welcome to this week’s Money Reimagined, coming to you two days into a new U.S. presidency.  Already, with various executive orders and a host of cabinet and agency nominee names emerging, President Joe Biden has…

The European Union (EU) is reportedly planning to reduce its reliance on the U.S. dollar-based financial system, after American sanctions on Iran exposed the vulnerabilities of the bloc’s financial infrastructure. According to officials, who are…

Bitcoin’s momentum showed few signs of slowing on Friday, as prices pushed to a new all-time high after blowing through $40,000 for the first time.  In traditional markets, Asian and European shares rose and U.S. stock futures pointed to…

For many reasons 2020 will loom large in future textbooks on financial history.  This year saw the biggest drop-off in economic output since the Great Depression, the biggest spate of money printing in the Federal…

If you are a voice of dissent, you have a unique opportunity. You live in a time that puts you at an advantage to change the world for the better. It’s true that the world…

If you are a voice of dissent, you have a unique opportunity. You live in a time that puts you at an advantage to change the world for the better. It’s true that the world…

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and…

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to bring a lawsuit against Ripple over the XRP cryptocurrency which it considers a security, according to Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. Insisting that XRP is not…

Bitcoin is trading above $18,500, having charted a minor pullback to $17,800 over the weekend. The cryptocurrency’s one-month implied volatility metric has jumped to four-month highs, suggesting increased expectations for price turbulence over the next…

Bitcoiners on social media have panned remarks by acting U.S. currency comptroller Brian Brooks that bitcoin is owned by China due to the country’s disproportionate share of the crypto’s mining power. The bitcoiners argue that…

The Iranian government has adopted bitcoin for international trade as the country’s economic crisis deepens, with rising Covid-19 cases, depreciating rial, and intensifying sanctions imposed by the U.S. government. Iran’s Economic Troubles Magnified Iran is…

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 outcome of next month’s U.S. presidential election may not matter much for bitcoin’s price: Economic stimulus in the trillions of dollars is likely no matter who wins, bolstering the largest cryptocurrency’s appeal as a hedge against inflation. …

It has been a wild week for the crypto markets, with investors having to digest a plethora of news developments that largely favored Bitcoin bears. That being said, the market surprisingly didn’t react too negatively…

Over 45,000 Bitcoin has been withdrawn from BitMex since the U.S. government levied charges against the exchange and its leadership. October 1 brought two devastating blows to BitMex. First, the CFTC and DOJ brought charges against the…

Cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform Bitmex has been charged with illegally operating in the U.S. Concurrently, its executives, including CEO Arthur Hayes, have been charged with violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and are facing prison…

Two offices of the U.S. Department of the Treasury have issued advisories on ransomware payouts, which they say pose a threat to national security. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network or FinCen reminded cryptocurrency processing companies of…

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants to pay a contractor $625,000 if they can crack layer-two privacy schemes and the privacy-centric crypto asset monero (XMR). The tax agency says that the entity has “limited…

The American libertarian, economist and financial commentator Peter Schiff has been criticizing bitcoin for years, as he believes “bitcoin has no real value.” However, on Thursday Schiff asked the crypto community to give some bitcoin…

Central bank digital currencies are a digital representation of a country’s fiat currency. They are effectively a government-issued cryptocurrency designed to replace the traditional, physical form of fiat currencies. The term CBDC is broad because…

The notorious NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, was paid to discuss bitcoin and other digital assets at virtual conferences, according to a new court filing called “Edward Snowden Speaking Engagements 2015-2020.” Snowden has always been a…

The recent Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) ruling that national banks and savings associations can provide cryptocurrency custody services to clients is one of the biggest milestones in the short but spectacular lifetime of digital…

The Cato Institute’s George Selgin recently quipped that economists who are neither gold bugs nor advocates of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) are distinguished on Twitter by their relatively low follower numbers (himself included).  The joke,…

As the coronavirus takes its devastating toll on the U.S. economy, financial pros are increasingly confounded by the markets.  The economy is in its worst shape since the early 20th century, and stocks are soaring. The U.S. government’s…

Congestion is building on the Ethereum blockchain, the second-largest blockchain, thanks to the recent popularity of dollar-linked “stablecoins” and “decentralized finance” applications like Compound.  And now fees to process transactions, which escalate when congestion is high…

According to recently published research, an attacker has found vulnerabilities in the Tor browser network that might have allowed them to steal Bitcoin (BTC) from users. Tor was developed by the U.S. government for anonymous…

Bitcoin prices surged 5% on Wednesday, outpacing stocks and gold amid calls for more government stimulus, as the economic toll of the coronavirus mounts. The oldest and largest cryptocurrency rose to $11,755. The price is…

Crypto analyst Mati Greenspan says the correlation between crypto assets and the S&P 500 has fallen significantly since the dramatic sell-offs in tandem early in the pandemic. In the Aug. 5 Quantum Economics newsletter, Greenspan…

The number of bitcoin ATM locations has been rising steadily. Almost 9,000 bitcoin ATMs have been installed worldwide. The U.S. leads as the country with the largest number of bitcoin ATMs, followed by Canada and…

Since Black Thursday, Bitcoin (BTC) has become a better hedge against the U.S. dollar than gold. At the same time, its correlation with the S&P 500 Index reached unprecedented highs. Correlations chart. Source: Coinmetrics. Diverging…

No, blockchain does not fix this.  By “this” I don’t mean centrally controlled databases that are vulnerable to attack, the problem highlighted by this week’s massive Twitter hack.  I mean the meta problem of yet…

History suggests that Bitcoin (BTC) halvings have led to massive bull runs. After the first halving in November 2012, the top-ranked cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap surged 10,000% from late 2012 to 2014. The second halving that…