Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rebounds to $9,500 After Scary Sell-Off

Downward bitcoin prices could impact stakeholders more than ever before, including derivatives traders and miners.

Markets  ·  20 May 2020

Price Drops 7% in an Hour After Bitcoin Sees a Ghost

Bitcoin tumbled 6% in the span of an hour on Wednesday, bringing a quick end to a four-day rally.

Markets  ·  20 May 2020

Bitcoin Tests $7K as Spot Trading Volumes Subside to Normal Levels

After weeks of elevated activity, trading volumes on spot bitcoin exchanges have subsided, boding well for some traders if not the venues themselves.

Markets  ·  14 April 2020

Traders Finding More Arbitrage Opportunities in Bitcoin

Prices in the crypto market are seeing such a steep upward trend that arbitrage traders are able to trade between exchanges to easily capture profit.

Markets  ·  19 March 2020

Does Crypto Need Circuit Breakers? Last Week’s Price Crash Ignites a Debate

A longtime feature of stock exchanges, circuit breakers throw sand in the gears of a plummeting market like last week’s. Should crypto adopt them?

Markets  ·  16 March 2020

That AlphaPoint $5.6M Funding Round? It’s a Band-Aid

The recent $5.6 million injection of capital into New York-based AlphaPoint came from bridge financing via a SAFE, the company confirmed to CoinDesk. But AlphaPoint would not say who provided the financing or its terms.

Markets  ·  6 March 2020

February Gains Disappear as Bitcoin Drops Below $9k

Crossing below the $9,000 price level is a new low for February 2020. Bitcoin has not traded below the $9,000 threshold since January 27, when it began a march to new highs in the $10,500 range.

Markets  ·  26 February 2020

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Taps BitGo for Custodial Services

Bitstamp will begin transferring its assets under management to BitGo's cold wallets on Oct. 10.

Markets  ·  10 October 2019

Barclays Is No Longer Banking Coinbase

Barclays is no longer banking Coinbase, resulting in delayed fiat withdrawals and deposits for the crypto exchange's U.K. users.

Business  ·  14 August 2019

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Is Adding UK Pound to Funding Options

The world's longest running exchange will soon allow deposits and withdrawals made in GBP.

Markets  ·  29 July 2019

Bitstamp Hires Ex-Coinbase Trading Head to Court Wall Street Money

Europe-based crypto exchange Bitstamp has hired former Coinbase trading head and Wall Street veteran Hunter Merghart to lead its U.S. operations.

Business  ·  8 May 2019

Bitstamp Granted BitLicense, Will Expand Crypto Services in US

Europe-based crypto exchange Bitstamp has just received New York's 19th BitLicense, allowing it to offer five crypto trading pairs in the state.

Policy & regulation  ·  9 April 2019

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Rolls Out Tech to Spot Market Manipulation

Crypto exchange Bitstamp is upgrading its tech arsenal to better identify suspicious activity and market manipulation.

Markets  ·  27 November 2018

Crypto Exchanges Must ‘Grow or Die,’ Says Exec at Fintech Firm Cinnober

Cinnober, a fintech company founded a full decade before the bitcoin white paper came out, wants to help today's crypto trading platforms mature.

Business  ·  8 November 2018

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Aims to Get Faster with Tech Upgrade

Crypto exchange Bitstamp is getting a new matching engine developed by Cinnober, whose clients are mostly traditional stock and commodity markets.

Markets  ·  5 November 2018