Bitcoin Leaves Other Asset Classes in Dust as Market Stars Align

Published: 17/06/2019 16:40 EST By CCN Markets: Investors who are not generating returns in 2019 are clearly looking in the wrong place. Considering bitcoin claimed a fresh 2019 high to nearly $9,400 over the weekend, other asset classes have a hard act to follow. Gains across the stock market and commodities including oil and precious metals such as gold pale in comparison to bitcoin’s, and investors must be kicking themselves for not recognizing the opportunity in crypto. There’s no shortage of explanations as to what is fueling bitcoin’s rise, ranging…

Bitcoin Price ‘Could Fall to $6,500’ Before Next Bullish Spike: eToro Analyst

Published: 17/06/2019 13:00 EST By CCN Markets: The price of bitcoin has broken through the $9,000 mark and seems well on its way to $10,000, but brokerage firm eToro believes that there’s a pullback in the cards before the cryptocurrency enjoys its next bullish run. The price of bitcoin has broken past the $9,000 mark, but eToro analyst Simon Peters believes that there will be a pullback before the bullish run continues | Source: TradingView Simon Peters, an analyst at the multi-asset investment platform eToro, has warned investors to be…

Facebook, Binance, Chinese Yuan Combine to Boost Bitcoin above $9000

By CCN Markets: The price of bitcoin (BTC) on Sunday surged above $9,300 to establish a fresh year-to-date high. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate touched $9,388 at 0600 UTC — its highest since May 30 — on San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The move brought the pair’s net rebound gains close to 200-percent, including a 154-percent since 2019 open alone. It further prompted bitcoin’s market capitalization to jump above $165 billion. At its highest, the cryptocurrency’s net valuation was more than $327 billion. Bitcoin Price Has Surged 7% in Last 24 Hours…

Jack Dorsey Expects Crypto, Blockchain to Be a ‘Secular Trend’ in Finance

By CCN Markets: Jack Dorsey is all in on bitcoin. The tech entrepreneur, who is at the helm of both Twitter and Square, recognizes that cryptocurrency and the blockchain will become a “secular trend” in financial services going forward, according to an interview he did with Quartz in London. He doubled-down on his belief that there will be a “global currency for the internet,” and bitcoin remains the “strongest candidate” for the job. Dorsey likens the internet to the “equivalent of a nation state,’ saying that “it will have a…

Bitcoin Surges as Analyst Warns That Binance Triggered ‘Altcoin Winter’

By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price climbed as high as $8,450 on Friday morning, lifting the flagship cryptocurrency to its highest mark since June 3. The trigger for that rally? Binance. The fallout? A punishing “altcoin winter” that could slaughter altcoin valuations while bitcoin continues to trend higher. Binance US Launch Could Trigger Brutal Altcoin Winter The bitcoin price cleared $8,450 on Bitstamp. | Source: TradingView That’s the shocking analysis of crypto economist Alex Krüger, who warns that Binance’s decision to launch a regional US exchange and boot US traders…

Amazon & Alibaba Trade Blows in War for China’s E-commerce Throne

Trade war or not, Amazon intends to challenge Alibaba’s dominance in China’s e-commerce industry. The Jeff Bezos-led company is on a hiring spree in China. Not to be outdone, Alibaba plans to raise up to $20 billion through a listing in Hong Kong. By CCN Markets: The war for China’s e-commerce marketplace is heating up, and it may result in a clash between two titans of industry: US powerhouse Amazon and homegrown champion Alibaba. Both Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) have had new developments emerge this week which…

Dow Cowers as Trump Blames Iran for Gulf Tanker Attacks: ‘It Was Them’

By CCN Markets: The Dow inched toward a cautious session on Friday following President Donald Trump’s blunt assertion that Iran owns the blame for attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Dow Edges Lower; Nasdaq Suffers Steep Drop All of Wall Street’s major indices prepared to suffer opening bell declines. As of 9:07 am ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures had dropped 43 points or 0.16% to 26,078; that set the DJIA up for a 50.77 point decline. Dow Jones futures ticked down, albeit slightly, in the minutes…

Facebook Recruits Bank Lobbyist for Regulatory Assist with Crypto GlobalCoin

By CCN Markets: Facebook has just hired a senior UK bank lobbyist ahead of GlobalCoin launch to help the company cope with European regulations. According to the Financial Times, Facebook will employ Standard Chartered European Head of Corporate and Public Affairs Ed Bowles from September as its London-based director of public policy. Bowles leaves Standard Chartered after 12 years to join Facebook, the company that is expected to release the whitepaper of its upcoming centralized cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, in four days. Regulatory Compliance in the Spotlight As Facebook had been facing…

Bitcoin Can Be a Hedge During Persistent Liquidity Crises: Grayscale

By CCN Markets: Global financial crises are on the rise, thrusting bitcoin into the spotlight. Legendary investor Warren Buffett called bitcoin “rat poison squared,” but it turned out to be nectar, nevertheless. The world’s largest cryptocurrency’s valuation jumped approximately 47 percent between May 5 and May 31 to close the month nearly $8,500. The same period witnessed the U.S. market’s benchmark indicator, the S&P 500, drop by approximately 6 percent. The bitcoin price was on a tear in May. | Source: TradingView Analysts called the bitcoin price surge a net…

This Bitcoin Chart Destroys the Argument That BTC Can’t Be Money

By CCN Markets: Every skeptic says the same thing: the bitcoin price is too volatile to be a real currency.  And they’ve got a point. Bitcoin’s huge swings make it risky as an investment and difficult as a day-to-day payment method. But it’s slowly changing. As more money flows into bitcoin, it’s becoming less volatile. And that means it’s becoming better money. Extreme daily bitcoin price movements are much rarer than in the past. | Source: Fernando Nieto As you can see, the graph shows extreme daily price movements are…