Month: August 2020

CZ’s Twitter Feed Swayed New CoinMarketCap Ranking That Put Binance on Top

A month on from Binance buying CoinMarketCap for a rumored $400 million, the crypto price aggregation site has unveiled an exchange ranking system that gives its new owner the best score possible thanks, in part, to the CEO’s Twitter feed.

First Mover: Bitcoin’s Hot Again and Crypto Miners Are Hoarding – Or Are They?

Bitcoin is rallying again, and some analysts are looking at a potential driver of even higher prices: new data showing that mining pools are hanging onto the cryptocurrency rather than sending it to exchanges for a quick sale.

Bitcoin Options Trading at CME Surged to New Highs in Halving Week

Investor interest in bitcoin options listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) peaked to record highs in the days after the recent halving event. 

BitGo Now Providing Custody for India’s Largest Crypto Exchange

BitGo is now providing its custody services to India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, CoinDCX.

PTJ on BTC: Bitcoin Is Now the Macro Big Bet

Byrne Hobart, a CoinDesk columnist, is an investor, consultant and writer in New York. His newsletter, The Diff (, covers inflection points in finance and technology. 

Bitcoin News Roundup for May 19, 2020

BTC hits a golden cross while hackers break into COVID-19 researching supercomputers. It’s CoinDesk’s Markets Daily podcast.

BitMEX Trading Engine Back Online, Company Says [Updated]

[UPDATE 13:45 UTC] Trading on BitMEX resumed at 13:40 UTC, according to an update tweeted by exchange’s official account. Failed to Decentralize EOS, Argues New Securities Fraud Lawsuit

A cryptocurrency investment fund has launched a class-action lawsuit in a U.S. court against and EOS’ high command, arguing the “fraudulent scheme” failed to deliver on its primary promise of decentralization.

First Mover: Bitcoin Difficulty Adjustment Feels Like Post-Halving Easing Party

At its core, the Bitcoin blockchain is a sprawling global machine – a human-created network of human-operated computers.

Bitcoin’s Impending Golden Cross May Bolster Bulls: Analysts

A widely tracked bitcoin price indicator is about to turn bullish – potentially accelerating the recent uptrend of the top cryptocurrency by market value.