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Hedge Fund Behind Mystery “Bitcoin To $50,000” Bet Revealed

The crypto space was thrown into chaos today as the price of bitcoin and its peers plunged overnight, cementing the pioneering digital currency's worst week since December 2013, only to rebound dramatically into the close, wiping out virtually all losses. Also today, just as the rout was nearing its trough, we shared a story from […]


Panic-Selling Turns To Buying-Scramble As Cryptocurrencies Recover Dramatically

Update 1600ET: Thanks to some serious dip-buying, the landcape across cryptocurrencies is not as completely devastating as it appeared this morning… *  *  * Update 1300ET: Bitcoin prices have somewhat stabilized for now around $13,000… *  *  * Update 1245ET: GDAX is down… *  *  * Update 1220ET: Mike Novogratz has shelved plans to launch […]


Friday Humor: The Bitcoin Billionaire

We suspect a few crypto 'millionaires' are crying in their milk somewhat tonight. We hope this helps… I was broke, unemployed, I was starting to slouchI was sleeping in the basement on my momma's new couchThat's when I heard it all, a chance to skirt it alla money like my last girlCompletely virtual… Got the […]


Here Is The One Commodity That Is More Volatile Than Bitcoin

Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE There has been a lot talk lately – and especially after today's latest crash – regarding how volatile Bitcoin is, and for good reason, Bitcoin’s 30 day realized volatility is a shade under 96% at 95.5%, which […]


Crypto-Carnage: Bitcoin ‘Stabilizes’ Around $13,000 As Exchanges ‘Break’

Update 1300ET: Bitcoin prices have somewhat stabilized for now around $13,000… *  *  * Update 1245ET: GDAX is down… *  *  * Update 1220ET: Mike Novogratz has shelved plans to launch his fund, warning that: "We didn’t like market conditions and we wanted to re-evaluate what we’re doing…I look pretty smart pressing the pause button […]


Coinbase “Temporarily Disables” Buying And Selling Of Cryptocurrencies Due To High Traffic

Following today’s crypto-rout which saw bitcoin plunge as low as $10,000, down over 30% on the day, and nearly 50% from its Sunday high of just below $20,000, the HODLers and no longer HODLing and instead are rushing to get out. So, in taking a page from the futures markets, the largest US crypto-exchange, Coinbase, […]


Trump’s Tax Bill May Be Reason for Crypto Rout

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com Let’s be clear. The American market for Bitcoin is an aspirational one; but the true volume is done in Asia. Instead of going through the trouble of setting up shell corporations to launder their money, the Chinese have been using crypto currencies, which was beautifully marketed as some sort of […]


Crypto-Carnage: CME Bitcoin Futures Halted Limit-Down

Update: 0950ET – CME's Bitcoin Futures Contract was halted limit-down (down 20%) at $12,265 at 0945ET… *  *  * Following the most aggressive drop in Bitcoin in almost three years (plunging 37% from its highs in 5 days)… Bitcoin is now down over $9000 from its highs… Back to a $10,000 handle… And then it […]


“This is Groundhog Day”: Spanish Stocks Battered By Catalan Vote, Bitcoin Crashes

Spanish stocks and the euro fell, while Spanish government bond yields hit their highest levels in over a month after Catalan secessionists delivered an unexpected blow to the government of Spanish PM Rajoy by winning the Catalan regional election. Meanwhile across the Atlantic, U.S. equity futures and the dollar rose on the last trading session […]


Prominent Names Within the Crypto Space Cash Out Their Positions

    Prominent Names Within the Crypto Space Cash Out Their Positions Written by Nathan McDonald, Sprott Money News     Last week, I penned an article about the history of Bitcoin and how the community around it has dramatically changed. This isn’t just Bitcoin, however; it is all Cryptos. In the beginning, as I discussed last […]


Mystery Trader Places Massive Bet That Bitcoin Will Hit $50,000 Next Year

Contrary to what casual observers might believe, the Cboe and CME weren’t the first exchanges to offer trading and clearing of bitcoin derivatives in the US – that distinction belongs to a relatively obscure company called LedgerX, which received permission from the CFTC over the summer to create the first swap execution facility – or […]


Car Dealership Says It Will Accept Payment In Bitcoin

A rudimentary payments network that can only process – on average – about 7 transactions every 10 minutes isn’t deterring merchants from accepting bitcoin for large-scale purchases like homes and cars. To wit, the owner of a car dealership near Albany told a local news station that he will begin accepting bitcoin, as the Associated […]


If Bitcoin Is A Bubble…

Authored by Erik Norland via CMEGroup.com, Our earlier articles on bitcoin discuss the crypto asset as a currency and a commodity. Both papers focused on the consequences of bitcoin’s defining feature: the asymptotic supply limit of 21 million coins. This gives it an unusual juxtaposition of demand uncertainty and supply certainty (as well as inelasticity). […]


Bitcoin Breakdown: Bigtime Bubble-time

First part of a series.  By @Sellputs, this post first appeard on the Hedge Accordingly.com All the world is a stage—for the Bitcoin Bubble.  Never mind that stocks have soared up 30% in the full year since Donald Trump stunned even himself by winning the presidential election—everybody would rather talk about bitcoin and its brethren.  […]


Bitcoin Trust Plunges As Arbitrage Spreads Collapse

Just a week after CME started Bitcoin futures trading (and 2 weeks after CBOE), a number of massive arbitrage premiums have finally started to collapse as shorts dip their toes in a risk-limited way… The first 'arbitrage' is the Bitcoin Futures-Spot spread which was well over $2000 in the first few days of Bitcoin Futures […]