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Crypto enthusiasts often claim that digital coins and tokens are uncorrelated with equities and can provide a safe haven amid stock market crashes. The assumption is that cryptoassets will act like “digital gold,” serving as a hedge against equity risk and helping investors ride out such downturns. Such bold claims beg for examination, especially amid [...]
Mastercard is set to launch a cryptocurrencies payments card, after striking a deal with Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange. The crypto debit card will let users pay for everyday purchases using various cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, that they have stored in their Binance accounts. The payments card, which converts cryptocurrencies into fiat currency, is set [...]
Scottish asset manager Abrdn has bought a stake in the UK’s first regulated crypto trader Archax in a major vote of confidence in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, will see Abrdn become the crypto startup’s largest external shareholder, the crypto firm said in a statement. Launched in 2018, Archax is [...]
Crypto giant Coinbase lost $1.1bn ($0.9bn) in the second quarter of the year as revenue dropped declined during the crypto crash. $446mn (£365m) of this loss was due to an impairment charge on the exchange’s crypto and venture investments as the “crypto winter” led to plummeting cryptocurrency prices and caused widespread losses across the industry. [...]
Crypto advocate Michael Saylor stepped down as CEO of MicroStrategy after the software company took a near $1bn (£0.8bn) loss in Bitcoin. Saylor, a prominent supporter and investor of Bitcoin, will now be Executive Chairman after MicroStrategy faced an impairment charge of over $917m (£757m) on its Bitcoin holding in the second quarter of 2022 [...]
A High Court judge has awarded an Australian cryptographer, Craig Wright –who claims to have invented Bitcoin – just £1 in damages, after the academic secured victory in a libel lawsuit against a YouTuber, who said he was lying about having invented the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency. The award comes after the academic – who claims [...]
Tesla had an impairment charge of $170m (£141.5m) on the carrying value of its Bitcoin holdings, while making a $64m (£53.3m) profit from selling the cryptocurrency in the first half of 2022, the company reported. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, the electric automaker said that it must recognise impairment [...]
Tesla has sold 75 per cent of its Bitcoin portfolio as profits slid in the second quarter of the year. The electric automaker announced in its Q2 earnings report that it converted the Bitcoin to $936m (£782m) of cash, with its digital asset holdings now at $218m (£182.4m). Profits fell to $2.3bn (£1.9bn) from a [...]
The collapse in the value of crypto is likely to lead to a raft of claims from UK investors who believe they have lost considerable sums of money after being mis-sold cryptocurrencies, lawyers have told City A.M. today. Mis-selling claims may arise in cases where cryptocurrencies were marketed as a low-risk investment, yet subsequently dropped [...]
The world’s largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin has tanked below the all-important $20,000 threshold for the first time since 2020, sending shockwaves across crypto world. The great fall comes alongside rising interest rates, as well as central banks’ desperate attempts to curb the swelling 40-year high inflation rates. Bitcoin is down more than 50 per cent since [...]
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