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

In the cryptocurrency markets, no two exchanges are alike. Even in major crypto exchanges, trading U.S. dollars for bitcoin can have fairly different order sizes and spreads, according to data compiled by aggregator CryptoCompare.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $9K as Market Struggles With Uncertainty

Higher-than-normal selling volume pushed bitcoin down in early trading Thursday before managing to recover. 

Bitcoin News Roundup for June 25, 2020

Bitcoin options have a big day coming up, New York City-bornrapper Ja Rule teams with Ethereum-based Roll and more in this edition of Markets Daily, from CoinDesk.

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

There’s a strange trend in crypto derivatives right now: volumes have dropped precipitously, just as open interest has boomed. What’s going on?

Bitcoin Still on Track for Quarterly Gains After Drop Toward $9K

Bitcoin looks set to end its three-quarter losing run despite having dropped to $9,000 earlier on Thursday. 

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

Bitcoin has traded in an ever-tightening range for two months, and digital-market analysts say a new wave of coronavirus cases and emergency measures could provoke the largest cryptocurrency by market cap out of the doldrums.

Bitcoin Still Up 27% This Year Despite Dismal June Performance

Bitcoin (BTC) is still outperforming the top traditional financial assets so far in 2020 – even after a dour performance this month. 

BitMEX Owner HDR Appoints Former Bank of China Exec to Board

A former bank exec has said he will help “transform” BitMEX, just a week after the crypto derivatives exchange launched a new corporate service.

ASX Under Pressure to Further Delay Rollout of DLT Settlement System

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has come under pressure to further postpone the launch of a blockchain replacement for its decades-old settlement and clearing system.

To His Own Surprise, Crypto Volume Pumper’s Business Is Still Thriving

Eleven months ago, Alexey Andryunin was sure his business was not long for this world.