Small Bitcoin investors stop whales from crashing BTC price below $18K

An army of small Bitcoin (BTC) investors has been fighting with their larger counterparts for months to keep the price above $18,000. Bitcoin accumulation strong among fishes Notably, there has been some on-chain divergence between so-called whales (entities that hold more than 1,000 BTC) and fishes (entities that hold relatively smaller amounts of BTC) as Bitcoin […]

The biggest Bitcoin fund just hit a record -35% discount — A warning for BTC price?

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), a cryptocurrency fund that currently holds 3.12% of the total Bitcoin (BTC) supply, or over 640,000 BTC, is trading at a record discount compared to the value of its underlying assets. Institutional interest in Grayscale dries up On Sep. 23, the $12.55 billion closed-end trust was trading at a 35.18% discount, […]

Portuguese banks shutting crypto accounts citing risk management concerns

Several large banks in Portugal have reportedly begun closing the accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges due to “risk management” concerns, suggesting a shift in Portugal’s pro-crypto position. The country’s central bank appears to have given the financial institutions the green light to take action. Several of Portugal’s top banks recently closed the accounts of CriptoLoja, the […]

MicroStrategy stock MSTR hits 3-month high after CEO’s exit

MicroStrategy (MSTR) stock opened higher on Aug. 3 as investors digested the news of its CEO Michael Saylor’s exit after a depressive quarterly earnings report. Microstrategy stock up 142% since May lows  On the daily chart, MSTR’s price surged by nearly 14.5% to $324.55 per share, the highest level since May 6. The stock’s intraday […]

On the brink of recession: Can Bitcoin survive its first global economic crisis?

Bitcoin (BTC) was a response to the 2008 global recession. It introduced a new way to transact without depending on trust of third-parties, such as banks, particularly failing banks that were nevertheless bailed out by government at the expense of the public.  “The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the […]