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‘Ether Beats Bitcoin as a Store of Value,’ Says Goldman Sachs Global Macro Research

A new research report out of Wall Street banking giant Goldman Sachs predicts Ethereum overtaking Bitcoin as a store of value asset. Santiago Roel Santos, General Partner at blockchain-focused investment firm ParaFi Capital, published a series of tweets showing excerpts from relevant sections of a 41-page report (titled: “Crypto: A New Asset Class?”) by Goldman’s […]

Highlights From CryptoCompare’s Crypto Exchange Review Report for April 2021

On Thursday (May 6), CryptoCompare, a leading cryptoasset market data provider, released the April 2021 edition of CryptoCompare Research’s “Exchange Review” report. The April 2021 report, which was sponsored by AAX, the world’s first crypto exchange powered by London Stock Exchange Group’s LSEG Technology, provides many interesting insights, a few of which are highlighted in this article. Before we start, it […]

A Few Highlights From CryptoCompare’s Crypto Exchange Review Report for March 2021

On Thursday (April 8), CryptoCompare, a leading cryptoasset market data provider, released the March 2021 edition of CryptoCompare Research’s “Exchange Review” report. The March 2021 report, which was sponsored by AAX, the world’s first crypto exchange powered by London Stock Exchange Group’s LSEG Technology, provides many interesting insights, a few of which are highlighted in […]

Analytics Firm Santiment Seeing ‘Very Bullish’ Activity Around These 5 Altcoins

In a recent report, crypto analytics firm Santiment explains why they are very bullish on five cryptoassets. In a post published to Santiment’s “Insights” blog on April 5, the analytics firm referred to a pair of tweets from April 3 that talked about three bullish indicators they regularly see before a cryptoasset sets a new […]

Institutional Flows to Crypto Investment Products Slow, but Total AUM Increase

The total assets under management across cryptocurrency exchange-traded products have increased to $58.7 billion while trading volumes and institutional flows slowed significantly. According to CryptoCompare’s latest Digital Asset Management Review, since the end of February, the total assets under management of digital asset investment products rose 8.76% but average weekly asset inflows across all major […]

Bank of America: It Takes As Little as $93 Million To Move Bitcoin Price by 1%

Analyst for Bank of America claim it only requires $93 million worth of inflow to influence the price of bitcoin 1 percent.

Bitcoin Whale Addresses Drop Amid Profit Taking

Bitcoin’s “rich list” has shrunk over the past month amidst the ongoing rally, as more and more investors seek to take profits on their gains.  According to a report by CoinDesk, the number of bitcoin wallets holding at least 1,000 BTC has fallen by 8% since the beginning of February. The report cites data compiled […]

GBTC Discount Could ‘Morph Into Systemic Risk’ for Bitcoin says ByteTree Report

ByteTree analysts says institutions are at an impasse with Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust now that GBTC is trading at a discount price due to selling pressure.

Santiment: Whales Are Accumulating These Three Altcoins, Dumping Others

Crypto analytics firm Santiment has published an update to its Whale Holders Distribution model, highlighted YFI, ENJ and CRO as three coins being accumulated.

Bitcoin’s Next Price Top Between $75K and $306K, says Kraken Research

Research from cryptocurrency exchange Kraken suggests the next price top for bitcoin falls between $75k and $306k, with a bottom likely established at $30,000.

New Theory Claims Satoshi Nakamoto Left Clues to Access Bitcoin Fortune

A new crypto theory gaining in popularity claims anonymous bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto left behind clues to unlocking his BTC fortune.

Whales Are Reportedly Going After These Three Altcoins

Crypto intelligence platform Santiment claims whales have turned their attention towards REN, Aave and Band Protocol.

Hedge Fund Pushes Back on JPMorgan’s Claim That ETF Would Hurt Bitcoin

Crypto hedge fund Tyr Capital Arbitrage SP conducted a refutation of JPMorgan’s claim that a bitcoin ETF would hurt the price in the short-term.

The Musk Effect: Research Shows Elon’s Impact on Crypto Prices

A new research paper shows the impact of Elon Musk’s tweets on the price of bitcoin and dogecoin, with the latter sending trading volume exponential.

Investors Are Underestimating Demand for Bitcoin’s Limited Supply, Says Glassnode CTO

Glassnode CTO Rafael Schultze-Kraft says investors are severely underestimating the demand for bitcoin’s limited supply, which has been reduced further by lost coins and accumulation-only wallets.

Number of BTC Wallets Seems to Suggest Increasing Interest From Retail Investors

Data from analytics firm Glassnode shows the number of bitcoin wallets holding at least $10 has reached an all-time high, indicating an increased presence of retail investors.

Bitcoin Price Pattern Mirroring Earlier Exponential Rallies: Report

Market Insights firm Nautilus Research says bitcoin is displaying price patterns that have historically been associated with a massive price breakout.

Active Bitcoin Addresses Reach 2017s High When Price Was Near $20,000

Active addresses on bitcoin’s network have reached their highest point since December 2017, when the price of BTC was trading for $20K.

Bitcoin Has Been in Accumulation Phase for Last Two Years: Report

On-chain analytics firm Glassnode claims bitcoin has been in an accumulation phase for the last two years, with 14 percent of the total supply being held in accumulation wallets.

Financial Watchdog Reports Belgian Investors Lost $12 Million to Crypto and Forex Scams

A report by the financial watchdog FSMA estimates Belgian investors lost nearly $12 million to crypto and forex-related scams over the past year.

Ethereum Fees Eclipse Bitcoin For Record Straight Two Months

Ethereum fees have eclipsed bitcoin’s for a record straight two months, after the surge in DeFi popularity led to a spike in transaction costs through August and September.

Lightning Network Developers Urge Users to Upgrade Following Discovery of Vulnerability

Lightning Labs developers have urged users to upgrade the LND versions immediately following the discovery of a vulnerability in the protocol.

CryptoCompare: Top-Tier Exchanges Set 2020 Daily Trading Volume Record in September

Top-tier cryptocurrency exchanges set a daily volume high for 2020 on September 3, according to the latest edition of CryptoCompare’s exchange review guide.

New Bitcoin Addresses Hit 2-Year High Following Chinese State-Media Touting of Cryptoassets

Bitcoin new address creation reached a 2-year high last week following a marketing campaign by China targeting retail investors.

Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Says Bitcoin Has ’60x’ Growth Potential

Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital says bitcoin has “60x” market growth potential if it can continue to rival gold as a store-of-value asset and hedge against inflation.

‘I’m doubtful’: Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Shares Opinion on Smart Contracts

Nobel Prize-winning economist Oliver Hart shared his thoughts on smart contracts, saying the technology was less applicable in long-term relationships.

Majority of Yield Farmers Don’t Understand Smart Contracts or Risks: Report

A survey conducted by CoinGecko found the majority of yield farmers had no understanding of smart contracts or the risks involved in DeFi protocols, despite reaping enormous profits.

ETH Exchange Balances Hit 6-Month Low While Over 1,000 ETH Wallets Plummet: Research

The amount of ethereum being held on exchanges has hit a six-month low amidst a general decline in wallets holding more than 1000 ETH.

New Malware Uses Tor and Bittorrent to Mine Crypto and Steal Funds

ESET researchers claim a previously undocumented malware family is using the Tor network and Bittorrent protocol to infect user computers, mine crypto and steal funds.

Singaporean Banking Giant DBS Lauds Crypto, Says Industry is Charting ‘Brave New Frontiers’

Singaporean-based financial services giant DBS has released a report lauding cryptocurrency and saying the industry is providing investors a convenient and secure alternative to fiat.

Bitcoin to Fiat/Stablecoin Volume Fell Significantly in July: CryptoCompare Report

Bitcoin to fiat/stablecoin volumes fell significantly during the month of July, according to the latest edition of CryptoCompare’s exchange review guide.

Zeus Capital Slams Chainlink (LINK) as ‘Pump and Dump’ Scheme

Asset management and research firm Zeus Capital LLP has accused the popular altcoin chainlink of being a pump and dump scheme.

93% of Bitcoin Addresses Profitable After BTC Crossed $11,000: Glassnode

On-chain analytics firm Glassnode reports 93 percent of bitcoin’s circulating supply is in profit following the asset’s move above $11K.

Chainlink Breaks Into Top 10 Cryptos on Liquidity Surge: Report

Chainlink (LINK) has reached multiple all-time highs in the last several weeks on the back of a liquidity surge and wave of exchange deposits. 

Crypto Exchanges Accepted $1.3 Billion From ‘High-Risk Addresses’: Report

According to a new report by Chinese analytics firm Peckshield, cryptocurrency exchanges accepted $1.3 billion in funds from “high-risk” wallet address through the first six months of 2020. 

Crypto Derivatives Hit a 2020 Low in June: CryptoCompare Report

According to the latest edition of CryptoCompare’s 2020 Exchange Review Guide, both derivatives and options trading plummeted during the month of June. 

Bitcoins 90-Day Active Supply Points to Bullish Phase Ahead: Report

Bitcoin’s 90-day active supply underwent a surge during the past quarter, pointing to a bullish phase in the near future according to a new report. 

Boomers, Gen-X Doubled Down on Bitcoin During Lockdown

A new report found American Baby-Boomers and Gen-Xers doubled their investment into bitcoin every month during the lockdown, revealing a shift in the industry’s landscape.

Indicator That Flashed Before Bitcoin’s Rally to Near $20,000 All-Time High Flashed Again: Report

The latest edition of Glassnode’s On-Chain analysis report reveals a potentially bullish indicator for bitcoin, as the amount of BTC last moved 1+ years ago reached an all-time high last week. 

61% of Bitcoin Hasnt Moved in Over a Year: Glassnode

Sixty-one percent of bitcoin’s circulating supply has remained unmoved for at least one year, breaking a previous all-time high established in January 2016. 

Basic Attention Token Whales Soaking Up Total Coin Supply, Report

Basic attention token (BAT) whales have entered an accumulation phase over the past week, adding nearly six percent of the coin’s total supply to their wallets.

Bitcoin Price Could Hit $50,000 With 1% Allocation From Institutions: Messari

Messari research analyst Ryan Watkins has shown that a one percent allocation from institutions such as pensions and endowments would easily take bitcoin’s market capitalization above $1 trillion and the price of BTC over $50k.

Bitcoin Investors Are Treating 2020 as an Accumulation Year: Report

Long-term bitcoin “hodlers” are treating 2020 as an opportunity to accumulate more BTC, according to a report by on-chain analytics firm Glassnode. 

Membership of ’32 ETH Club’ Grows 13% in Anticipation of Ethereum 2.0 Launch

The number of Ethereum wallets containing the minimum amount of Ether required for ETH 2.0 staking has reportedly grown to 120,000 in anticipation of Ethereum’s upcoming network upgrade. 

History Indicates Bitcoin Will Reach $20,000 in 2020: Bloomberg Report

Bloomberg’s lastest Crypto Outlook report claims that history points towards bitcoin reaching its previous all-time high of $20k by the end of the year. 

Electric Capital: ‘Monetary and Fiscal Stimulus Is Hastening’ Crypto Adoption

Government monetary and fiscal policies are speeding up mainstream adoption of crypto, according to an investor update by early stage venture firm Electric Capital. 

Most of Tether is Used on Centralized Exchanges for Arbitrage, Report

Blockchain analytics firm Flipside Crypto claims the majority of Tether is used for arbitrage on centralized exchanges. 

Bitcoins Declining Investor Sentiment and Liquidity Points Towards Bearish Downturn, Report

Crypto analytics firm Glassnode says a decline in bitcoin liquidity and investor sentiment points towards a bearish downturn. 

JPMorgan: Surging Gold Prices Reflect Lack of Confidence in Central Bank Currencies

JPMorgan analysts released a report claiming the surge in gold prices since the start of the COVID-19 economic crisis indicates a lack of investor confidence in central bank-backed currencies. 

Top-Tier Crypto Exchanges Experience Historic Volume Ahead of Bitcoin’s Halving

Top-tier cryptocurrency exchanges experienced a historic day of trading on April 30th, according to new insights compiled by CryptoCompare. 

Bitcoin Whales Started Accumulating Ahead of the Halving, Report Claims

Crypto analytics platform Santiment claims bitcoin whales and dormant addresses have begun moving BTC again, potentially signaling a sell-off after next week’s halving. 

Binance Was the Only Platform to See Derivatives Grow in April, CryptoCompare Reveals

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance was the only trading platform in the space to see its derivatives trading volumes grow last month, to a total of $108 billion.

Two-Thirds of Europeans Believe Cryptocurrencies Will Be Around in 10 Years, Survey Shows

Two-thirds (66%) of Europeans believe cryptocurrencies will still exist in 10 years, according to a poll conducted by the European arm of cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer.

Long-Term Bitcoin Holders Unfazed by Market Volatility: Report

Long-term bitcoin holders remained unfazed through March’s crypto market meltdown and capitalized on the discounted prices to increase their positions. 

Majority of Crypto Spending Is on Food and Clothing, Not Drugs: Survey

A new survey found that the majority of crypto spending is made on day-to-day purchases such as food and clothing, rather than illicit items such as drugs and weapons. 

Bitcoin Trading Into USDt Nearly Tripled in March, CryptoCompare Data Shows

Bitcoin trading into USDT nearly tripled in March as the crypto markets underwent a large amount of volatility.

Institutional Derivatives Volumes Went Cold After Crypto Market Crash: CryptoCompare

Institutional derivatives trading plummeted following March’s crypto market crash, despite the industry experiencing its single largest day of volume trading. 

Bitcoin Moderately Correlated With S&P 500 in Q1–Report

A new report from Binance Research shows bitcoin held a moderately positive correlation with the S&P 500 during the first quarter of the year and null relationship with gold. 

Bitcoin Will Be More Attractive as Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds: CryptoCompare Report

A new report by crypto analytics platform CryptoCompare claims that bitcoin will be a more attractive asset as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, particularly in light of governments implementing inflation-generating policies. 

MIT Researchers Discover Counterattacks Prevented Bitcoin Gold Doublespend

MIT researchers discovered that miner “counterattacks” were able to prevent doublespends during the recent 51 percent attacks on bitcoin gold’s blockchain. 

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