Ethereum Classic

Crypto Long & Short: 51% Attacks and Open-Source Value

Ethereum Classic's recent 51% attacks highlight the value of large open-source networks such as Bitcoin and Eth – it’s about more than hashrate.

Markets  ·  9 August 2020

Crypto Long & Short: Does Decentralization Create Value or Destroy It?

This week, bitcoin rallied past $11,000 and value in DeFi climbed toward $4 billion. But what's the point of crypto if regular markets are just as volatile?

Markets  ·  2 August 2020

First Mover: The Dollar Drop May Have Helped Push Bitcoin Past $11K

As the U.S. dollar's value slides, prices are suddenly rising for just about everything priced in dollars.

Markets  ·  28 July 2020

Crypto Long & Short: Why the Twitter Hack Was Good for Bitcoin (and It’s Not the Media Attention)

Yes, the Twitter hack was basically a giant bitcoin scam. But the fallout is showing the world the strengths of cryptocurrency and decentralization.

Markets  ·  19 July 2020

First Mover: Why Bitcoin Traders Couldn’t Give a Sat About the Twitter Hack

Bitcoin barely moved on this week’s Twitter hack. Here's what analysts said about why the attack had so little effect on prices.

Markets  ·  17 July 2020

First Mover: Twelve-Fold Gains for Aave’s LEND Token Might Be More Than DeFi Hype

Collateral deposits in Aave are up nearly $160 million over the past six months, suggesting actual usage rather than speculation.

Markets  ·  13 July 2020

Crypto Long & Short: Dogecoin, Market Manipulation and the Downside of a Coinbase IPO

Noelle Acheson explains how the dogecoin rise exemplifies the creative destruction underway in markets, and what a potential Coinbase listing could mean for the development of crypto.

Markets  ·  12 July 2020
First Mover

First Mover: Even Bank of America Acknowledges China Winning Digital-Currency Race

BoA researchers anticipate China's digital yuan might make a dent in the greenback’s global hegemony.

Markets  ·  7 July 2020
News Roundup

Blockchain Bites: E-Gold Claims, Arca’s New Fund and Generation Z

Arca, a Los Angeles money manager, has launched a new fund on Ethereum, E-Gold claims the government suppressed evidence in its case and Expedia is taking bitcoin.

News  ·  6 July 2020

Crypto Long & Short: Crypto Markets Are Maturing, but Gen Z Is Rewriting How Markets Work

Noelle Acheson looks at the potential influence of Generation Z on how institutional crypto asset markets will evolve.

Markets  ·  5 July 2020
First Mover

First Mover: Says User Growth Coming From Products, Not Token Speculation saw the total number of users increase by 50% in the past few months, to 3 million people.

Markets  ·  2 July 2020

First Mover: Bitwise Calls $50K Bitcoin Price When Market Calm Finally Breaks

Bitwise suggests Bitcoin could be looking at territory well north of the previous $20,000 all-time high.

Markets  ·  30 June 2020

First Mover: In the Cryptocurrency Markets, No Two Exchanges Are Alike

Even in super liquid cryptocurrency markets, such as USD and bitcoin trading pairs, the size and spreads of exchange order books can vary markedly.

Markets  ·  26 June 2020
First Mover

First Mover: What’s Going On With Bitcoin Derivatives?

Surging open interest on bitcoin futures and options contracts might well be a sign that a breakout could be imminent.

Markets  ·  25 June 2020

First Mover: The Logic Behind Three Arrows’ $200M Grayscale Bet

Three Arrows has taken a large bet on GBTC but the halcyon days of the Grayscale premium flip may be numbered.

Markets  ·  23 June 2020