Despite some championing, it is clear bitcoin is still a risky asset on a peripheral investment frontier, and not a safe haven at all.
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By design, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges has historically created artificial volatility in Bitcoin derivatives.
Since Thursday’s jolt in bitcoin prices, the cryptocurrency has traded in a tight range close to the $7,500 level. It has not only come back from the losses suffered in March, it’s also showing some upward momentum.
Monday marked a historic moment in traditional markets, with the price of West Texas Intermediate oil futures going into negative territory for the first time ever.
There has been an increase in the number of stablecoins issued over the past month, mainly on the Ethereum network. That popularity may also be lifting ether on Thursday.
After weeks of elevated activity, trading volumes on spot bitcoin exchanges have subsided, boding well for some traders if not the venues themselves.
Bitcoin and ether climbed modestly late Wednesday as lighter crypto derivatives volumes signaled uncharacteristic caution among the market’s traders.
Bitcoin and ether are trending down as traditional markets closed in the red Wednesday.
Bitcoin ended the first quarter of 2020 down from the start of the year, but not as badly as the record-setting losses suffered by global equities.
After staging a recovery earlier this week, cryptocurrencies were stuck in a holding pattern Friday afternoon.
Often, you will hear the words leverage and margin used interchangeably within the context of trading.
Derivative products have infiltrated the cryptocurrency market in recent years claiming over 50% of trading volume at the top exchanges.