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Bullish bitcoin has been a surprise winner of the banking blowout. Yet investors aiming to amp up their bets face an ominous obstacle: a lack of liquidity that could trigger wild price swings. The price of the No.1 cryptocurrency has jumped 40% to around $27,700 since March 10, when the failure of Silicon Valley Bank […]
For investors living on the digital edge, bitcoin is starting to look a little old-fashioned. Hooked on high growth, some are turning away from the original cryptocurrency – designed as an alternative to regular cash – in favor of its descendants created as native tokens of blockchain platforms that host smart contracts and apps. MarketVector’s […]
1. Lithium Price Slide Deepens as China Battery Giant Bets on Cheaper Inputs By now, it is out in the open that the COVID-19 pandemic played a remarkable role in hastening the global reliance on lithium for EV batteries as the world pushes to reduce carbon emissions as it marches on a path towards an […]
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The collapse in the prices of digital assets over the past year will allow investors to focus on the “true value” of this new technology, the distributed ledger and the smart contracts that can be built on them, former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Wednesday. “The idea that somehow cryptos are […]
Iran made its official first import order using cryptocurrency this week, the semi-official Tasnim agency reported on Tuesday, a move that could enable the Islamic Republic to circumvent U.S. sanctions that have crippled the economy. The import order using cryptocurrency, worth $10 million, was a first step towards allowing the country to trade through digital […]
Coinbase Global Inc reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss as investors worried by this year’s rout in risky assets shied away from trading in cryptocurrencies causing a crypto market turmoil, sending its shares down 6 percent after the bell on Tuesday. Trading volumes at the cryptocurrency exchange more than halved to $217 billion in the second […]
Cryptocurrency exchange FTX said on Friday it was fully approved to operate its exchange and clearing house in Dubai, as the Gulf emirate pushes forward with plans to develop its digital asset sector. The Bahamas-based company said it will start by offering regulated crypto derivatives products and trading services to institutional investors in Dubai as […]