Brokerage giant Nomura starts offering Asian clients BTC derivatives

Japanese financial services company Nomura Holdings has rolled out Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives for Asian institutional clients. A report unveiled this news earlier today, noting that the leading brokerage firm decided to introduce this offering following high institutional demand. This development marks the latest move by a traditional financial institution into crypto. According to the report, … Read more

BTC, ETH plummet amid US stock futures decline as investors prepare for Q1 earnings

The market price of bitcoin (BTC) dropped below $39,000 on April 18 in a declining trend during the Easter holidays. Meanwhile, ether (ETH) price fell below $3,000 for the first time since mid-March. The combined crypto market has lost almost $400 billion since early April, with analysts warning a “disaster in the financial markets” could … Read more

Crypto exchange Nexo to launch brokerage for big investors

Europe-based digital asset exchange Nexo has launched a new product to complement its existing retail platform. Dubbed Nexo Prime, the new proprietary prime brokerage platform targets institutional investors, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals. According to Nexo, the Nexo Prime platform is designed to serve as a unified platform that provides investors with access to advanced tools … Read more

Bank of America: coming “recession shock” possible boon for crypto

The macroeconomic picture is deteriorating fast and could push the U.S. economy into recession as the Federal Reserve tightens its monetary policy to tame surging inflation, Bank of America strategists warned in a weekly research note, Reuters reports. Bank of America chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett wrote, in a note to clients, that “Inflation shock” … Read more

User loses $570,000 worth of Mutant and Bored Ape NFTs to ‘fake verification’ scam

A pseudonymous user, known as “s27,” today lost roughly $570,000 worth of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) after exchanging his Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) #1584 and two Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) tokens for fraudulent NFTs deceptively disguised as genuine. The exchange was first spotted by crypto enthusiast Quit thanks to his Discord server configured to … Read more

U.S. Treasury wants to include crypto in foreign accounts reporting rules

A new proposal published by the U.S. Treasury suggests that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum should be added to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) rules for reporting taxpayers’ offshore accounts. A recently published document, titled “General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2023 Revenue Proposals,” explains that Section 6038D of the Internal Revenue Code … Read more

Bitcoin flirting with $48,000 as hodlers kept buying throughout Q1

Long-term hodler have kept accumulating Bitcoin during the whole of the first quarter of 2022, and they are a big reason behind the bull run of the past week. According to data from IntoTheBlock, as bitcoin surpasses $48,000 again, the balance held by hodlers, addresses holding bitcoin for more than a year, is currently at an … Read more

Ether sees record outflows from exchanges while Bitcoin smashes through $43,000

As bitcoin (BTC) soars to $42,000 and beyond, trading above $43,000 at press time, the premier cryptocurrency by market cap saw more than 15,000 BTC in outflows from exchanges earlier this week. It’s the largest outflow from exchanges since the 29th of January, according to data from crypto analysts IntoTheBlock. This constitutes a positive sign … Read more

4 reasons why Ethereum is surging as the price climbs over $3,000

The macroeconomic and geopolitical environment surrounding crypto and the whole global economy has had its impact on the price action of cryptocurrencies in general, with the war in Ukraine as the overarching geopolitical disaster moving energy and commodities prices to dangerously high levels. However, In the United States, the Federal Reserve’s FOMC (Federal Open Market … Read more