Tag: currency markets

Musk says Tesla sold about 10% of bitcoin to test market, and will ‘resume allowing crypto transactions’ when 50% of miners are green

Prices of the world’s No. 1 crypto on Sunday were trading sharply higher, as digital-asset bull Elon Musk said Tesla would resume allowing transactions at...

Elon Musk’s crypto tweets have ‘destroyed lives,’ says video purportedly from Anonymous

Elon Musk has “destroyed lives” through irresponsible tweets that have recently roiled cryptocurrency markets, a group claiming to represent the hacker collective Anonymous said in...

Bitcoin Mining Operation Is Uncovered During U.K. Drug Bust

British police got a shock when they raided a suspected illegal cannabis farm this week: Instead of halogen lamps and weed, they found about 100...

Bitcoin no longer ‘fringe asset’ — stock-market volatility rises after crypto’s ‘extreme’ moves, study says

Like it or not, stock-market traders need to keep an eye on bitcoin prices or risk getting whipsawed when the popular but volatile digital asset...

Crypto investor-protection talk heats up but lawmakers hope to allow buyers to ‘dogecoin to their heart’s content’

A bout of volatility in the past month in the crypto market has helped to reignite a push for increased scrutiny of the nascent digital-asset...

‘Where the crypto market goes from here is completely dependent on the stock market,’ says digital-asset tycoon Barry Silbert

Want to know where the crypto market goes from here? Barry Silbert, a power player in the digital-asset sector, says that investors ought to look...

Bitcoin prices tumble 50% from peak and Mark Cuban calls the crypto crash the ‘great unwind’

Bitcoin prices on Sunday afternoon were in free fall anew, with the world’s No.1 crypto spiraling down more than 50% from a peak in around...

Dogecoin nears 75 cents, then slips as crypto pioneer Silbert seen betting against parody coin ahead of Elon Musk’s ‘SNL’ guest-host gig

Call it the “dogefather” versus the godfather of crypto. Barry Silbert, a power player in the digital-asset sector, said he’s betting against dogecoin DOGEUSD, -7.59%...

My employer paid me in crypto. It rose 700% in value. Now he wants employees to return the crypto and accept dollars

I did some business development work for a tech company on a contract basis. The CEO stated that I would be paid in crypto when...

Charlie Munger says bitcoin’s rise ‘disgusting and contrary to interests of civilization’

It seems safe to say that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger’s cryptocurrency skepticism hasn’t been softened by the rally in prices for bitcoin...

Opinion: 9 ways to ruin your financial life in a hurry

There are many ways to fritter away our wealth. Pay high investment costs. Day trade stocks. Buy timeshares. Marry a spender. Purchase variable annuities. Retire...

Dogecoin army’s campaign to drive crypto to $1 was a bust — so why are the bulls feeling vindicated?

It was a dollar or bust for the dogecoin community on Wednesday — and now it seems that dogecoin fanatics have been left with only...

Bitcoin suffers biggest weekly loss since March 2020

The price of bitcoin temporarily dropped below the psychologically important $50,000 level on Friday, putting the digital asset on track for its worst weekly performance...

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong raised more than $290 million with share sales, and Fred Ehrsam raised nearly $112 million

Coinbase Global Inc. co-Founders Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam, as well as other insiders, raked in a whole lot of fiat money when the cryptocurrency...

Powell says ‘it will be a while’ before Fed taps the brakes on economy

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell returned to “60 Minutes” on Sunday to tell Americans that the economy is going to start growing strongly, but they shouldn’t...

Just 500 households in New York City will pay the highest rate in Cuomo’s millionaire-tax hike and suicide deaths fell during the 2020 pandemic — but why?

Hello MarketWatchers! It’s that time of the day… Before I share our top personal finance stories of the day, I’m here to remind you that...

‘You can’t ignore’ bitcoin anymore, warns Morgan Creek’s Mark Yusko

A time may be coming when ignoring bitcoin will be seen as irresponsible. “We really believe that we’ll look back five years from now, and...

Americans ready to pour $40 billion into bitcoin and the stock market as stimulus checks arrive: survey

Another round of stimulus checks could provide a shot in the arm for stocks and, especially, bitcoin, according to a survey released Monday by Mizuho...

‘Obviously, we had no idea it was going to get here,’ say the guys who made the first NFT

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are taking the digital world by storm — and raising fresh concerns about asset bubbles — more than three years after...

Fed officials echo Powell’s dovish message

Three Federal Reserve officials on Friday reinforced the dovish message that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell presented 24 hours earlier. Against a backdrop of rising longer-term...

Need to report bitcoin trades on your taxes? Here are 5 things to know first

Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen is not big on bitcoin, a point she reiterated recently when she called the digital currency speculative and “inefficient.” That...

Bitcoin’s 2021 rally is minting thousands of crypto ‘diamond hands’ millionaires

The recent rise of bitcoin toward all-time highs is creating millionaires, on paper, at a fairly rapid clip, according to data from BitInfoCharts. At last...

‘We have not won this yet,’ Fed’s Powell says, signaling policy to remain ultra-easy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the central bank hasn’t finished the job of restoring the economy to health, a dovish signal that...

Think higher inflation is coming? The Fed will believe it when it sees it

Federal Reserve officials will meet this week just as prospects for fiscal stimulus get a big boost after Democrats won control the Senate. Some on...

Bitcoin ETF? A crypto Holy Grail. But don’t expect to see one soon, say experts

Bitcoin prices are on the rise, notwithstanding a recent bout of weakness, but experts interviewed by MarketWatch caution that although it may feel inevitable, an...