Bitcoin (BTC) Continues to Be Positively Correlated with Equity Markets, Research Says

According to a report published by The Block, on March 28, 2020, premier cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) continues to struggle to establish its “safe-haven” status amid the ongoing financial crisis courtesy of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Bitcoin “Safe-Haven” Status a Distant Dream? Launched in a bid to not allow an encore of the 2008 financial crisis like situation, Bitcoin, for long, has been touted as the “safe-haven” for investment in times of peril, much akin to gold. The first and the largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap, Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin…

Bitcoin Price Drops to $6.1K Shortly After Equities Markets Close Red

After trading in the $6,450 to $6,850 range for the past eight days, Bitcoin (BTC) price finally made a larger move, this time to the downside, as the digital asset dropped 8.72% to a daily low at $6,068.  The move somewhat mirrors the performance of traditional markets, which also closed the day with losses. The Dow closed with a 915 point loss, the S&P 500 pulled back 3.37% and the Nasdaq was down 3.79%.  Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360 The break below $6,550 pulled the price below the…

Bitcoin Could Hit $20,000 Even as Coronavirus Crushes Global Markets

Bitcoin believers waited for a global economic crisis for years, hoping it would prompt investors to inject hundreds of billions of dollars into the cryptocurrency’s small, illiquid market. But the narrative failed big time as bitcoin came face to face with a real market-crisis-in-making, led by the Coronavirus pandemic. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate fell by more than 66 percent in just 28 days, hit by a global sell-off that crashed stocks, gold, silver, all in tandem. Professional investors sold part of their portfolios to meet their shareholders’ redemptions. Individuals got…

Using Digital Currency for Climate Markets

Climate change has created a rapidly growing global market for a digital eco-commodity called carbon credits. Current estimates value these carbon markets at over $100 billion annually. A carbon credit represents one metric ton of CO2 and is connected to efforts to reduce carbon emissions that cause climate change.  Carbon markets are one of the best tools that companies and policy-makers have for reducing carbon emissions, putting a value on a ton of CO2 so that markets can get to work creating price signals for reducing emissions. Various initiatives over…

This Token Surged 65% in March despite Crypto Market’s $86.35B Loss

A dollar invested in Tachyon Protocol’s IPX token at the beginning of March has returned $1.65 by the mid. The newborn cryptocurrency went live on HitBTC on February 25, 2020, the day the crypto market suffered about $12 billion worth of intraday loss. It naturally took a toll owing to the wider selling sentiment, eventually losing 12.56 percent of its value after hitting the February closing bell. IPX edges into positive territory even though its top peers decline | Source: CoinMarketCap.com Nevertheless, IPX rebounded as it headed into March, surging…

‘Extreme Fear’ Grips Markets Despite Oversold Bitcoin Price Metrics

Compared to the trading action of earlier this week, Bitcoin’s (BTC) price was relatively muted on Saturday as the digital asset traded between $5,045 and $5,641. Although the digital asset dropped more than 50.8% on March 12, it has since regained 37.5% to trade at $5,200.  Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Many in the crypto space are still attempting to piece together a narrative that explains the carnage of the past week and for the time being, the weekend closure of major equities markets appears to be mitigating…

Bitcoin Insurance Funds Take a Beating as Markets Rout

Amid global market mayhem, several major Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto insurance funds are showing signs of severe strain.  As of March 13, Bitcoin derivatives exchange Deribit recorded a shocking slide in the balance of its Bitcoin insurance fund, down from 391 BTC to 183 BTC (-53%) within a span of three days. Deribit Bitcoin insurance fund balance. Source: deribit.com Binance’s insurance fund balance halves overnight Earlier today, the Binance Insurance Fund issued an update on Twitter, revealing it had used over $6,000,000 in the past 24 hours to reduce auto-deleveraging…

Gold and Bitcoin Markets Tested, While Central Banks Try to Quell Stock Market Rout

Central banks worldwide have been bracing for the worst, as the global economy has shuddered over the last seven days. On March 11, the Bank of England slashed rates by 50 bps bringing the base rate down to 0.25%. Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers and U.S. President Donald Trump want the Federal Reserve to slash rates even more and a few speculators expect a 100 bps rate drop by next week. As central banks are being accused of depleting their monetary policy tools prematurely, on March 12, European Central Bank President…

In Echo of 2008, Fed Pledges $1.5 Trillion Injection to Aid Reeling Markets

U.S. central bankers pledged Thursday to inject some $1.5 trillion into the financial system in an effort to calm panicky markets after the spreading coronavirus triggered steep price declines on everything from stocks to bitcoin. The move by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York comes as investors in traditional Wall Street markets have rushed to snap up U.S. Treasury bonds, historically viewed as a “safe haven” asset in times of turmoil. The flight to safety has pushed down the 10-year note’s yield, which moves in the opposite direction from…

This Token Surged 62% in March despite Crypto Market’s $36B Loss

A dollar invested in Tachyon Protocol’s IPX token at the beginning of March has returned $1.62 by the 12th day of the month. The newborn cryptocurrency went live on HitBTC on February 25, 2020, the day the crypto market suffered about $12 billion worth of intraday loss. It naturally took a toll owing to the wider selling sentiment, eventually losing 12.56 percent of its value after hitting the February closing bell. IPX edges into positive territory even though its top peers decline | Source: CoinMarketCap.com Nevertheless, IPX rebounded as it…