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Why are cryptocurrencies so volatile?

If you ask a typical bitcoin critic to give you some disadvantages of the cryptocurrency or why they think it's an overhyped bubble; I'm willing to bet you're going to get slammed with "it's volatile" or some other phrase revolving around the currency's volatility. While this may be true, it is not necessarily a disadvantage for traders; every trader will exploit the volatility of whatever asset class they're trading. However, the volatility argument usually borders around the mainstream and institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies. In some other cases, it may come up when it might be suggested to have the potential...

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Cred Rolls Out In-App Earning to 11 Million Bitcoin.com Wallets

One of the world’s most popular bitcoin wallets has gained new powers following an integration with financial services platform Cred. Bitcoin.com, whose eponymous BTC/BCH wallet boasts over 11 million downloads, now allows users to pledge crypto and earn interest in return. The news arrives at a time when demand for earning yield on traditionally non-yield-bearing assets is soaring thanks to defi. Cred’s partnership with Bitcoin.com will bring this capability to millions of bitcoiners who’ve made the desktop, iOS, and Android app their go-to wallet. Bitcoin.com Wallet Gains Lending Option Cred’s long-standing partnership with Bitcoin.com has entered a new phase with the...

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2020 IN PERSPECTIVE: LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC WORLD

On January 21, 2020, the New York Times reported a new respiratory virus in the United States; the virus had originated in Wuhan, China, and had infected hundreds of people in Asia at that point. The novel coronavirus, now identified as COVID-19, has shaped the entirety of the year. While 2020 was previously identified as an essential financial landmark for many countries, the reverse of predictions seems to be the case. A 6 months lockdown period with various economic impediment was a setback no expert could have predicted. About eight months into the year, the world is gradually recovering, and...

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Former VP at Novi wallet, Christina Smedley joins the team at Robinhood

Christina Smedley spent more than four years at Facebook being the vice president, brand & marketing for the social media companies Novi.  For those that don’t know, this is a digital wallet for the Libra blockchain payment network. Christina Smedley spent more than four years at Facebook being the vice president, brand & marketing for the social media companies Novi. For those that don’t know, this is a digital wallet for the Libra blockchain payment network. Robinhood has now offered Christina a new role as the chief marketing officer with the commission free stock trading Application. They have appointed a...

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Market Overview: The Appetite for Advanced Hardware Wallets Is Growing

The competition in the cutting-edge hardware wallet market is heating up. NGRAVE’s recently successful fundraise on the popular crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, is another signal that the opportunity for advanced storage and asset management solutions is profound.  The crypto security market has come a long way since its immature days of Mt. Gox and web wallet storage services. The market has turned into a hyper-competitive space for tinkering with innovative nanochip and self-custody designs previously unexplored. Part of the significant lure to the hardware wallet market is the steadily increasing interest of both retail and institutional investors to crypto assets.  With...

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