Crypto crash: forced selling cools down; correlation with equities back in focus

Crypto crash: forced selling cools down;  correlation with equities back in focus

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’ll walk you through what’s going on in the current bear market. As usual, find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we should cover. You can also reach me through email … Read more

Stocks Open Higher After S&P 500’s Worst Week in Two Years

Stocks Open Higher After S&P 500's Worst Week in Two Years

US stock futures climbed, offering investors a repossession from a recent stretch of whipsaw trading that had sent stocks and cryptocurrencies falling. Futures for the S&P 500 gained 1.6% on Tuesday, while those for the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.4%. Contracts for the Nasdaq-100 jumped 1.6%. The US stock market was closed Monday for … Read more

Trillion-dollar crypto collapse sparks flurry of US lawsuits – who’s to blame?

Trillion-dollar crypto collapse sparks flurry of US lawsuits – who's to blame?

With investors worldwide looking at a $1.5 trillion in recent cryptocurrency losses, a blizzard of class-action lawsuits are being prepared. One big question is: who, if anyone, is to blame? See: Bitcoin slumps below $20,000 as cryptocurrency rout rolls on US federal regulators say 46,000 people have reported losing $1bn in crypto to scams since … Read more

Bitcoin’s Price Falls Below $20,000

Bitcoin's Price Falls Below $20,000

The price of bitcoin has fallen below the key psychological level of $20,000 as a brutal selloff in cryptocurrencies deepened. Bitcoin fell momentarily to $18,739.50 and stayed below $20,000 on Saturday, according to CoinDesk, losing 72% of its value from its high in November. Concerns about the Federal Reserve’s actions to tame higher-than-expected inflation have … Read more

Crypto Hedge Fund Three Arrows Capital Considers Asset Sales, Bailout

Crypto Hedge Fund Three Arrows Capital Considers Asset Sales, Bailout

Cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund Three Arrows Capital Ltd. has hired legal and financial advisers to help work out a solution for its investors and lenders, after suffering heavy losses from a broad market selloff in digital assets, the firm’s founders said on Friday. “We have always been believers in crypto and we still are,” Kyle Davies, … Read more

Bitcoin crash: These three metrics show how bad the carnage is, and what to expect next

Bitcoin crash: These three metrics show how bad the carnage is, and what to expect next

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’ll walk you through what’s going on in the current bear market. As usual, find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we should cover. You can also reach me through email … Read more

Bitcoin Price Falls Toward $20,000 as Cryptocurrency Rout Deepens

Bitcoin Price Falls Toward $20,000 as Cryptocurrency Rout Deepens

Cryptocurrencies extended their slide Wednesday, with bitcoin on the verge of falling below $20,000 for the first time since December 2020. Bitcoin’s price fell as low as $20,111 in early US trading and was only marginally higher in the afternoon. Most recently, it was at $20,655, down 6.1% from Tuesday’s 5 pm ET price and … Read more

Bill Gates Says NFTs and Crypto Are ‘100%’ Based on Greater Fool Theory

Bill Gates Says NFTs and Crypto Are '100%' Based on Greater Fool Theory

Microsoft Corp. MSFT 3.23% co-founder Bill Gates said he thinks cryptocurrencies and NFTs are “100%” based on the greater fool theory. The 66-year-old billionaire was referring to the notion that overvalued assets will keep going up because there are enough people willing to pay high prices for them. He joked that “expensive digital images of … Read more

Bitcoin Price Dips Below $21,000 as Crypto Firms Announce Layoffs

Bitcoin Price Dips Below $21,000 as Crypto Firms Announce Layoffs

The price of bitcoin continued to fall Tuesday as the crypto industry struggles with fallout from the extended selloff. Bitcoin traded as low as $20,834 earlier on Tuesday, according to CoinDesk. The original cryptocurrency hasn’t traded under $20,000 since December 2020. For the day, bitcoin fell 5.4% to $21,991.89, its lowest close since Dec. 16, … Read more

Strategist who nailed the recent S&P 500 top says three things are needed for a market bottom

Strategist who nailed the recent S&P 500 top says three things are needed for a market bottom

Wariness is in order after the S&P 500’s bear-market finish and a potential 75 basis-point Fed hike just one day away. Gains for stock futures and a potential bounce are fading fast. Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson, who can count some wins after pounding the table this year over a gloomy stock setup, told clients on … Read more