Why BitMEX CEO believes the bitcoin bull market is just starting

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Arthur Hayes, the CEO of BitMEX, the most widely utilized margin trading platform for crypto assets such as bitcoin and Ethereum, has said that the bitcoin bull market is real. Hayes said on Twitter: “The bull market is real. A momentary dip below $7,000, and a few days later we are back above $8,000 and…

How Bitcoin and Ethereum plunged in minutes amidst unexpected correction

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On May 17, the price of Bitcoin plunged from around $7800 to $6700 within minutes in a flash crash on BitMEX. Immediately after, the price of Ethereum dropped from $240 to $190. The abrupt decline in the price of Bitcoin was triggered by the placement of a large sell order on Bitstamp and other major crypto…

Wine Retailer to Buy Majority Stake in Japanese Bitcoin Exchange for $30M

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Madison Holdings Group Ltd. has agreed to buy 67.2 percent of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitocean for 1.68 billion yen ($15.12 million). Inclusive of fees, the wines and alcoholic beverages company will pay a total $30.12 million. According to local media reports, the deal is to be completed through a subsidiary, Madison Labs. Also read: Cryptocurrency Exchanges…

Bitcoin Shorts Reach ATH, is a Short Squeeze Incoming?

Bitcoin Shorts Reach ATH, is a Short Squeeze Incoming?

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Bitcoin has continued to plunge since January 2018, with no respite in sight. Bitcoin shorts reached all-time highs on BitMex and other exchanges which offer derivatives. That said, a phenomenon called a ‘short-squeeze’ could score a savvy trader a tidy profit. An oft-ignored, yet blaring feature of the cryptocurrency markets is the trading action on…

BitMEX CEO Denies Allegations of Trading Against Customers

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Last month an independent crypto researcher who goes by the name, Hasu, posted an article exploring some of the most prevalent concerns users have with crypto exchange behemoth BitMEX, one of which is that the exchange trades against its customers to make a profit. BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes publicly came out against the allegations on Monday…

Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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When you’re trading digital assets, speed matters — particularly so if you’re engaged in high-frequency trading, when every millisecond counts. Executing orders a fraction of a second ahead of the market can mean the difference between profit and loss. New data reveals which cryptocurrency exchanges are the fastest — and which are struggling to keep…

Ethereum Surges 33% Within 4 Days, Will ETH be Able to Sustain Momentum?

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ETH, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain network, has surged by more than 33 percent in the past 4 days, despite the expectations of investors for ETH to continue its downtrend below the $200 support level. Since Sept. 12, the price of ETH has increased from $167 to $223, achieving a monthly peak at…

BitMEX Research: Does Satoshi Hold A Million Bitcoin?

BitMEX Research: Does Satoshi Hold A Million Bitcoin?

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BitMEX Research, the think-tank of the world’s largest BTC/USD exchange, re-tackled old evidence suggesting the original cryptocurrency’s enigmatic creator may hold up to a million Bitcoin. In a post published Aug. 20, the exchange’s research division resurfaced the 2013 argument of blockchain researcher Sergio Demian Lerner — who at the time reported Nakamoto having a…

This Week in Bitcoin: Islamic Exchange, Self-Regulation, Social Trading

This Week in Bitcoin: Islamic Exchange, Self-Regulation, Social Trading

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In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief we reported about a new Islamic trading platform, a couple of steps towards self regulation of the industry and a new app for matching buyers and sellers off-exchange. The most commented-on article during the week covered the claims by Ripple that its coin is more decentralized…

The Daily: Crypto Exchange Rents Pricey HK Offices, UAE Realtor Sells Homes for Crypto

The Daily: Crypto Exchange Rents Pricey HK Offices, UAE Realtor Sells Homes for Crypto

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Crypto trading platform Bitmex has reportedly rented some of the world’s most expensive offices, in a Hong Kong skyscraper. Also in Bitcoin in Brief today, UAE-based realtor wants to add cryptocurrencies to the payment options offered to its customers. Other reports in The Daily cover Square Cash app downloads surpassing those of Paypal’s Venmo, and…