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Cryptocurrency News 2018-07-19T17:18:52+00:00

August 17th, 2018|

Frenzied Altcoin Buying Continues Into Day Two

August 17th, 2018|

One thought I've had lately is that maybe we saw a major unreported crypto flash crash or "fat-finger" error earlier this week. I haven't seen any comments or speculation on that. Maybe this is already being widely discussed. I'm not sure. But the selling Monday was clearly way overdone [Read more]

August 16th, 2018|

Nasdaq – Gemini. No Biggie

August 16th, 2018|

Literally seven months ago a contact at Nasdaq swore up and down: "No way we get into cryptos - our CEO is too cautious." An old college buddy who works at another large unnamed exchange cautioned me to "Watch what we do - not what we say." And then [Read more]

August 16th, 2018|

Ethereum Classic Leading Altcoin Volatility

August 16th, 2018|

Altcoin volatility continues to amaze. Ethereum Classic (up 21%) is taking one last joyride on the "We're going on the Coinbase Highway to Heaven" play, and boy have they milked that for all it's worth. Volatility in that coin is hard to fathom: this month alone it's gone from [Read more]

August 16th, 2018|

Lower For Longer

August 16th, 2018|

"Lower for longer" is an expression drummed up after the 2008 credit crisis. The expression came to mean the U.S. Federal Reserve would leave the benchmark Fed Fund's rate at or near zero for much longer than the market realized to allow the economy to return to normalcy. Originally, [Read more]

August 16th, 2018|

Crypto Office Hours

August 16th, 2018|

Here's a random idea for new coins: build an exchange that has "crypto office hours". You know, like professors had in college. (I hear those were helpful.) The idea here is you run counter to the crowd a bit. You admit to the world that, in fact, the global [Read more]

August 16th, 2018|

Let’s Have a Conversation About WeChat

August 16th, 2018|

How about a show of hands for those who never heard of WeChat before May? (That image below is of my hand being my raised.) I'm not a WeChat expert, as you can tell. Here's what my reportage skills have gleaned from listening to people talk about it: everyone [Read more]

August 15th, 2018|

Joe Lubin is my New Hero

August 15th, 2018|

Joe Lubin is my new hero: "The startup ecosystem is exploding....this is what it feels like to live in exponential times." He made these remarks on Bloomberg yesterday. A lot of folks keep comparing cryptos to the rise (and fall) of the Internet. There are similarities - and differences, [Read more]

August 15th, 2018|

Christmas in August as Crypto Volatility Pick up

August 15th, 2018|

Christmas in August as two-way crypto volatility is at pandemonium levels. Last night it dawned on me that maybe some large player or players blew out earlier in the week as virtually every single altcoin was in free fall. Today, the market is storming higher & retracing that violent [Read more]

August 15th, 2018|

Investing In Cryptocurrencies — How You’re (Probably) Doing It Wrong

August 15th, 2018|

A confession: I’m not a cryptocurrency trader. You’re far more likely to find me hacking on low-level blockchain protocols than staring at cryptocurrency charts trying to predict price movements. I’m not really a trader at all — I’ve always been more of a long-term investor with an eye towards [Read more]

August 15th, 2018|

Call it a “Relief Rally” or “Dead cat

August 15th, 2018|

Cryptos are cruising higher after a brutal start to the week. You can call it a "relief rally" or "dead cat bounce" or any number of other things. But gosh does it feel good to see some green. Stellar is now 5% higher over the past 7 days, which [Read more]

August 15th, 2018|

“Dump Everything Now!” – Liquidation

August 15th, 2018|

I'm pretty convinced we saw some forced liquidations this week particularly in alt-coins like ETH. The way the market traded was so unruly, chaotic and belligerent, it makes me think some type of custodian or clearing firm or lender took a client (or clients) out of a position due [Read more]

August 14th, 2018|

Two Types of “Impairment” Traders Face

August 14th, 2018|

There are two types of "impairment" a trader can face, my ex-partner used to say: "Capital is one. Mental fortitude the other. If you lose either, it can be impossible to recover." I suspect the psychological impact took a larger toll on some this week than in previous crypto [Read more]

August 14th, 2018|

WAVES Breaking Out as Altcoins Continue to Slide

August 14th, 2018|

And now a word from our sponsor - Mrs. Crypto Never Sleeps, my wife. Svitlana keeps a safe distance from cryptos; I'd call her a casual observer. Last night she weighed in, unsolicited, on the selloff with her own self-styled solutions to solve the markets' woes. "50 Coins - [Read more]

August 14th, 2018|

Capitulation. It’s Upon Us

August 14th, 2018|

The move today in ETH is reaching biblical proportions. OK, maybe this isn't "40 Days and 40 Nights", but it's pretty darn bad. The renowned British economist John Maynard Keynes once said: "Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent," and no truer words have ever been [Read more]