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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 [...]
The price of bitcoin fell by another 10 per cent overnight, hitting an 18-month low of $20,834.70, before recovering to trade around $22,700 by 9am UK time this morning. In sterling terms, bitcoin is now trading around £18,665. Discussing the violent movements with City A.M. this morning, Adrian Lowery, financial analyst at DIY investing platform [...]
Bitcoin has seen “something of a recovery” as cryptocurrency investors have been left counting their losses after a crash this week. Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum hit historic lows on Thursday in a major price meltdown that wiped out previous gains. Over the past week, the price of Bitcoin has plunged more than a fifth [...]
An Australian cryptographer, who claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin, is suing two of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges over claims they undermined his intellectual property rights by using the name Bitcoin. Craig Wright, who claims to be the real person behind the Bitcoin creator’s alias Satoshi Nakamoto, is suing Coinbase and Payward – [...]
From the gold fever of the 1840s and 1850s and the bicycle bubbles of the 1890s to the bowling manias of the1960s and the dot-com boom of the 1990s and early 2000s, our animal spirits are forever in search of greener pastures. In recent times, the financial herd has stampeded into the field of cryptocurrency. [...]
London has been confirmed as a world leader in cryptocurrency after a jobs platform revealed the number of global employers currently hunting for staff in the crypto sector.
Amazon chief Andy Jassy said the company will not be adding crypto as a payment method for the foreseeable future following rumours that the internet behemoth was gearing up for a rollout.
A new index charting the readiness and adoption of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) has seen Nigeria top the ranking with the e-Naira, launched in October 2021. Nigeria’s lead is closely followed by other early CBDC adopters, the Bahamas, Mainland China, Jamaica and Eastern Caribbean. The findings, from the PwC Global CBDC Index, capture the [...]
City A.M. is increasingly receiving reports about a new crypto scam called ‘Pig Butchering’, which combines the intimacy of romance scams with the wild west of crypto cons. In this scam, the victims are referred to as pigs being prepared for slaughter: they’re raised for their meaty profit under the promise of ‘happily ever after’ [...]
India has introduced a number of new tax rules for cryptocurrencies. The most eye-popping clause is without a doubt the stipulation that losses from one crypto asset cannot be used to offset gains in another. So, in other words, if you lose some in trading Bitcoin, that cannot be offset vs gains from another asset, [...]
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