Bitcoin Outshines Gold Amid Risk Aversion in Financial Markets

Bitcoin is outperforming gold amid heightened uncertainty in the global markets. The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency is currently trading at $11,700, representing 16 percent gains on a month-to-date basis. Meanwhile, gold, the traditional safe-haven asset, has added 6 percent this month. The precious metal picked up a bid at $1,400 on Aug. 1 as the U.S. President Trump’s decision to escalate trade tensions with China triggered a flight to safety. The S&P 500, a global benchmark for riskier assets, fell 0.90 percent on the same day. The risk aversion worsened…

Bitcoin Price Smashes $11,800 As Global Stock Markets Collapse

Bitcoin is roaring again amid global uncertainty in traditional financial markets. | Source: Shutterstock The bitcoin price soared more than 10 percent over the last 24 hours, briefly hitting $11,840 on Coinbase.  The surge higher coincides with a blistering selloff on the Asian stock markets, triggered by a breakdown in US-China trade relations. It appears that bitcoin is establishing itself as a legitimate hedge to volatility in traditional markets. Co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Anthony Pompliano explained simply: “Bitcoin is performing as designed during times of global instability.” The bitcoin price…

Bitcoin Goes Beyond $10K, US Stock Markets Drop Amid Trade War Fears

Friday, Aug. 2 — Bitcoin (BTC) consolidated at around $10,500, while the top 20 coins by market cap are seeing mixed signals. 13 out of 20 top cryptos by market cap are seeing green at press time, with Texos (XTZ) recording the biggest gains in the list, up more than 6%, according to CoinMarketCap. On the other hand, Litecoin (LTC), the fourth biggest crypto, dropped the most, down more than 4% over the past 24 hours. Market visualization from Coin360 Following a recent bullish move, Bitcoin continued to fluctuate at…

Bitcoin Rises as Markets Expect Decade’s First Fed Rate Cut

The bitcoin price was higher on Wednesday morning as investors prepared themselves for the outcome of the Federal Reserve’s meeting later in the afternoon. At around 07:00 UTC, the BTC/USD instrument established a local high of $9,814.61, up close to 3 percent in the previous 24 hours. Futures on CME were also up by 2.31 percent. Bitcoin’s upside also influenced other cryptocurrencies to follow suit, with Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin, and Binance Coin surging in the range of 2-3 percent. Bitcoin Cash, meanwhile, registered profits of more than 5.5 percent, the…

Crypto Markets See Second Day of Green, Bitcoin Above $9,700

Wednesday, July 31 — crypto markets are seeing widespread green, with Bitcoin (BTC) breaking back above $9,700 and many large market cap altcoins seeing solid gains of between 3 and 9% on the day. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Despite trading in a lower price range since dropping back to a four-figure price point in a recent corrections, BTC is today up a solid 2.4%, bringing it to $9,717 by press time.  This mild uptick nonetheless stops short of bringing the coin back into the green on its 7-day chart, where…

Crypto Markets See Mild Fluctuations, BTC Holds $9,500

Monday, July 29 — crypto markets are seeing mild fluctuations, mixed red and green, while Bitcoin (BTC) is holding ground around the $9,600 mark. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 After a sharp fall on July 28 and a further correction to $9,250 the following day, the top coin has since recovered and stabilized around the $9,590 mark — up 0.5% on the day.  On the week, the coin’s losses are at around 7%, with monthly losses pushing 20%. In light of Bitcoin’s sharp downward turn since its 2019 high of $13,739,…

Crypto Markets Report Gains, Bitcoin Trades Near $10,000 Mark

Thursday, July 25 — After breaking its psychological price point of $10,000 earlier today, Bitcoin (BTC) has been hovering around the position during the day, with other major cryptocurrencies also trading in the green. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin has seen an increase of nearly 3.61% on the day, and is trading at $9,987 as of press time. Bitcoin started the day at around $9,815 and subsequently saw a spike to $10,192 marking the daily high as of press time. As a sign of further adoption, a new political action…

How Will the Crypto Markets Perform in Coming Years?

The crypto markets roared back to life at the beginning of 2019 after having a poor year previously, but many concerns remain despite the impressive show in the first half of the year so far. In an interview, the Managing Director of the advisory firm PFYN Advisory, Patrick Franz, spoke broadly about the range of changes that could eventually propel the crypto space even further in the years to come. PFYN wishes to eventually harness a crypto markets ecosystem in which traders from all over the world can buy and…

Oil Markets Could Save 30% With Blockchain, Data Gumbo CEO Says

Global oil operators can save at least 30% by using blockchain in their infrastructure, according to data by blockchain startup Data Gumbo. Andrew Bruce, CEO of American blockchain startup Data Gumbo, discussed blockchain-powered automated contract execution in the oil industry on Bloomberg Commodities Edge on July 19. When asked how much oil industry players can save by implementing blockchain applications such as blockchain-based contract execution instead of traditional paper contracts, Bruce argued that such solutions could save at least 30%, referring to internal studies by the company. According to Data…

Crypto Markets Continue Trading in Red, Oil Reports Losses

Thursday, July 11 — major cryptocurrency markets are trading in the red zone, with just a few coins reporting moderate gains, according to Coin360. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), has continued coming down after yesterday’s sharp drop to trade at around $11,740 as of press time. The coin has lost 4.39% over the past 24 hours. During the day, Bitcoin has been trading in a narrow corridor between $12,191 and $11,377. As reported earlier today, Bitcoin trading in Zimbabwe has continued to surge after the government…