Bitcoin News

Former Bitmex Chief Expects Bitcoin to Trade Within $60K-$70K Range…

Former Bitmex CEO Arthur Hayes predicts bitcoin will range-bound trade between $60,000 and $70,000 until August. “The slow addition of billions of dollars of liquidity each month will dampen negative price movement from here on out,” Hayes said, adding that he expects “prices to bottom, chop, and begin a slow grind higher.”


Standard Chartered Warns Bitcoin Price Could Fall to $50K

Standard Chartered Bank has warned that bitcoin’s price could potentially decline to $50,000. The head of digital asset research at the bank attributed this forecast to a mix of crypto-specific factors and broader macroeconomic influences.


Blockchair’s Lead Developer Expresses Concerns Over Bitcoin’s Secur…

Nikita Zhavoronkov, the lead developer of Blockchair, a cryptocurrency block explorer, has expressed his concerns about Bitcoin’s dwindling security budget. Zhavoronkov stated that the network needs to experience sustained high fees to offset the security impact of the latest halving. After the issuance of Runes following the halving, fees have returned to normal levels.


HK vs. US: China AMC Leads but Can't Lift Hong Kong Spot Bitcoin ET…

Hong Kong’s debut of six spot bitcoin and ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) garnered HK$87.5 million ($11 million) on their first day, April 30. However, these ETFs underperformed compared to their U.S. counterparts, which had attracted a much larger sum of $4.6 billion on their initial day.


Microstrategy Boosts Bitcoin Holdings to 214,400 BTC With Latest Pu…

Microstrategy, the Nasdaq-listed software intelligence firm and “the world’s first bitcoin development company,” has disclosed that it now holds 214,400 bitcoins after the latest purchase. “We acquired 25,250 additional bitcoins since the end of the fourth quarter, our 14th consecutive quarter of adding more bitcoin to our balance sheet,” said the company’s chief financial officer.


Veteran Trader Peter Brandt Suggests BTC May Have Topped, Predicts…


According to veteran pro trader Peter Brandt, bitcoin may have peaked when it achieved a new all-time high of $73,835. However, there is a possibility that it could now decline to the mid-$30s or even lower, Brandt said. Interestingly, Brandt suggests that such a decline could be the “most bullish thing” from a long-term perspective.


Swiss National Bank Chief Raises Concerns About Adding Bitcoin to C…

The chairman of the Swiss National Bank has expressed reservations about incorporating bitcoin into the central bank’s currency reserves. He stated that no decision has been made yet to invest in bitcoin, underscoring the necessity for currency reserves to be liquid, sustainable, and easily tradable, given their use in international payments.


Bitcoin Miners Smash Previous Revenue Records Post-Halving; Over $5…

Since the halving, 63 blocks have been mined, and bitcoin miners have accumulated substantial fees following a dramatic increase in the fee rate. This surge took the cost per transaction from $18 to over $245, recorded at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday evening. Since then fees have dropped and by Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. EDT, transfer fees are down to $34 per transaction.


$10.5 Trillion Asset Manager Blackrock Explains Importance of Bitco…

Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, has explained the importance of the Bitcoin halving. “One of the reasons some people find bitcoin valuable is its scarcity,” Blackrock explained, adding that the halving also “underscores Bitcoin’s decentralized, programmatic nature and its resistance to inflationary pressures that traditional currencies often face.”


Peter Schiff Explains Why Gold's Price Is Rising — Warns Bitcoin…


Economist and gold bug Peter Schiff has explained why the price of gold is rising, warning that bitcoin is a “gigantic bubble.” He expects gold to be in “double digits” by next year. Meanwhile, he said that bitcoin is in a bear market and the price of the cryptocurrency “is going much lower than this.”


Latam Insights: Bitcoin Hurts El Salvador Credit Opportunities, Par…


Welcome to Latam Insights, a compendium of Latin America’s most relevant crypto and economic news during the last week. In this issue: Bitcoin hinders El Salvador’s credit talks with the IMF, the Paraguayan Senate issues a statement supporting bitcoin miners, and Venezuela unveils a crypto-linked corruption scheme.


Robert Kiyosaki Explains Why He Won't Buy Bitcoin ETF

Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki has explained why he won’t invest in a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). “Just as I own gold and silver coins and mines and own apartment houses, I do not own gold or silver ETFs,” he stressed. The famous author stated this week that he believes the price of bitcoin will reach $2.3 million.


Next Bitcoin Halving to Propel Prices to Between $150,000 and $169,…

A new analysis by Bitfinex researchers predicts a 160% surge in bitcoin’s price in the upcoming 12-14 months, potentially reaching over $150,000 per unit. This forecast, derived from historical data and statistical models related to previous Bitcoin halving events, suggests a bullish future for the world’s leading digital currency.


Robert Kiyosaki Responds to Bitcoin Crashing to $200 Prediction by…

Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki has shared what he will do if the price of bitcoin crashes to $200 as predicted by economist Harry Dent. “Harry Dent is predicting the biggest ‘everything’ crash is coming,” the famous author said, emphasizing: “I am a hard, real money advocate, and I only save real gold, silver, and bitcoin. I recommend the same for you and your family.”


Bitcoin Halving Inches Closer With Fewer Than 2,900 Blocks Remaining

The next Bitcoin halving is on the horizon, drawing closer with each passing block and anticipated to take place anywhere between April 18 to April 22, 2024, at the milestone of block 840,000. Following this event, the reward for mining a block will halve from 6.25 bitcoins to 3.125 bitcoins.


Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Hits Record $37.55 Billion With CME L…

On Friday, March 29, 2024, the combined open interest in bitcoin futures reached a new all-time peak of $37.55 billion. This uptick occurs amid buoyant bitcoin markets and a growing attraction from institutional investors.


'Build on Bitcoin' Startup Secures $10M in Seed Funding to Advance…

The layer-two (L2) initiative BOB, an acronym for ‘Build on Bitcoin,’ successfully secured $10 million during its seed funding round, led by Castle Island Ventures.


Mega Whale Moves 2,000 Dormant Bitcoins From 2010 in Third Series o…

On March 1, a well-known colossal whale holding bitcoins from 2010 activated 2,000 dormant bitcoins across 40 transactions in a single block. Just four days afterward, on March 5, this entity once more made waves by transferring 1,000 bitcoins originating from the same year.


British Man Who Lost 7,500 BTC Sues for Right to Search Council Lan…


A British computer expert, who inadvertently misplaced a hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoins, has initiated a legal action to compel the Newport City Council to permit him to search through the landfill where the storage device is believed to be buried.


Massive Bitcoin Shift: $6B Moved as 5th Largest BTC Wallet Reactiva…

This week, blockchain observers noticed that the “37X” wallet, once holding the title of the fifth-largest bitcoin wallet, was activated for the first time since 2019. This significant move involved the transfer of 94,504.03 bitcoin into three distinct addresses.


Bitcoin Climbs Above $70,000, Marking a Stellar Recovery

On Monday, bitcoin’s value soared back to the $70,000 mark after a decline to just under $60,000 the previous week. Over the last 24 hours, its value against the U.S. dollar has increased by 7%, reaching a peak of $70,645 for each unit.


Renowned Investor Jim Rogers Expects All Cryptocurrencies to 'Disap…

Veteran investor Jim Rogers, who co-founded the Quantum Fund with billionaire investor George Soros, expects all cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, to disappear someday. Anticipating bitcoin going to “zero,” he stressed: “I’m very skeptical of crypto. I don’t expect it to last … I do not see any long-term value in cryptocurrency.”


Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Robert Kiyosaki Advises Buying as Much Bit…

Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki has advised investors to buy as many bitcoins as they can afford, noting that China is in trouble and this is not the time to buy stocks and bonds. “This is the time to buy real gold, real silver, and as many bitcoin as you can afford,” he stressed.


Bitcoin Price Pumps After Hitting Key Support While Green Bitcoin P…

Bitcoin (BTC) has staged a sharp recovery rally after finding crucial support, providing relief for crypto bulls. The world’s largest cryptocurrency is back above $67,000 at the time of writing, regaining ground after the recent selloff.


Bitcoin Rallies Post-Fed Rate Announcement, Shorts Worth $151.69M L…

The valuation of bitcoin (BTC) tapped the $68,000 mark merely 17 hours following its dip to $60,760 per unit. Following the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) session, the entire crypto market has seen a 5.9% upturn, with bitcoin rising 6.8% versus the U.S. dollar.


Bitcoin Technical Analysis: Bearish Signals Amid Market Turbulence…

Bitcoin, with its intraday low and high at $60,760 and $66,382 respectively, and currently trading above the $63,500 mark, showcases its durability and unpredictability. The price movements of bitcoin persist in the lead-up to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s gathering on Wednesday afternoon.


Bitcoin Falls to Sub-$63K as Market Awaits Federal Reserve's Next Move

On Tuesday, the value of bitcoin fell to a low of $62,355, experiencing a decline of over 7% against the U.S. dollar in the last 24 hours and a decrease of 12.4% in the past week. This downturn led to the liquidation of a substantial number of bitcoin long positions, with more than $180 million being liquidated since yesterday.


‘Not a Store of Value’ — Vanguard CEO Labels Bitcoin Too Speculativ…

After the U.S. investment advisor Vanguard chose not to offer spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), its CEO Tim Buckley, in a recent discussion, described bitcoin as a speculative asset, unfit for inclusion in long-term investment portfolios.


Donald Trump Calls BTC 'an Additional Form of Currency' — Says 'I…

Former U.S. President Donald Trump says bitcoin is an “additional form of currency,” emphasizing that the crypto has taken on a life of its own. He also lets people pay for his merchandise with cryptocurrencies. “There has been a lot of use of that, and I’m not sure that I’d want to take it away at this point,” Trump said.


Microstrategy Boosts Bitcoin Holdings to 205,000 BTC After $800 Mil…

Microstrategy has bought 12,000 more bitcoins after completing a $800 million convertible note offering. The Nasdaq-listed company now holds a total of 205,000 bitcoins, acquired for an average of $33,706 per coin. The note offering “was well received in the marketplace and upsized to a total of $800 million in aggregate principal amount,” the company revealed.