Crypto Markets Descend While Tech Stocks Surge

Thursday, March 21 — Most of the top 20 coins by market capitalization are in the red, showing slight losses on the day, down from one to four percent. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at $4,027 at press time, down about one percent over the 24-hour period. BTC has been trading sideways as of early trading hours, following a drop to as low as $4,007 in the middle of the day. Bitcoin 24-hour chart. Source: CoinMarketCap The top altcoin Ethereum (ETH) has seen a…

Bitcoin Hits $4K for the Fourth Time in 2019, Stocks Jump Amid US–China Trade Talks

Feb. 22 — following some red signals yesterday, crypto markets have continued to rise, with all top 20 coins up today, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC), the biggest cryptocurrency accounting for around 52 percent of crypto market, has again briefly broke $4,000 point for the fourth time this month, according to CoinMarketCap. At press time, Bitcoin is up around 1 percent, and is trading at $3,987. The oldest cryptocurrency is up almost 10 percent over the past 7 days. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap The…

Abra Users Can Now Buy Stocks and ETFs Using Bitcoin

“Investing in stocks can be a daunting, complex and decidedly exclusionary activity,” says Bill Barhydt, Abra’s CEO. To that end, his company’s mobile cryptocurrency wallet app has announced a new feature which will allow investors to purchase traditional stocks using bitcoin. The new feature is built into the existing Abra app that enables users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Crypto investors in the 155 countries where Abra has its presence will be able to invest in traditional stocks, such as Apple or Amazon, as well as in exchange traded funds…

Abra Wallet Introduces Bitcoin Investment Option for Stocks and ETFs

Digital wallet Abra has introduced new features enabling global investors to invest in shares and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) using Bitcoin (BTC), according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 6. The United States-based firm has announced early access registration to the platform, allowing investors in more than 155 countries to invest in 50 new traditional investment assets with zero trading fees through the rest of 2019 using the leading crypto. Those assets reportedly include major stocks such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Netflix, commodities such as SPDR Gold…

Wyoming Introduces Bill Permitting Tokenization of Stocks

A bill allowing corporations to issue blockchain-based tokens that represent stocks was introduced in Wyoming on Jan. 16, according to the official state legislature site. House Bill 185 is sponsored by Representatives Olsen, Brown, Hunt, Lindholm, Western and Zwonitzer and Senators Driskill and Rothfuss. If passed, the bill will become effective on July 1, 2019. The current draft of the bill states: “The articles of incorporation or bylaws of a corporation may specify that all or a portion of the shares of the corporation may be represented by share certificates…

US Stocks Rise on Positive Trade Talks with China; Bitcoin Cautious

The US stocks opened Wednesday on a higher note as President Donald Trump signaled positive outcomes of their trade talks with China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 0.5 percent to 23902 points after adding 115 points while the S&P 500 gained 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index surged by 43.2 – or 0.6 percent – to 6941. The jump marked the market’s fourth consecutive upside session – the first time since Sep 14 – correcting 9% from its Dec 24 lows. However, the market remained 11% down from its…

Nasdaq-Powered EU Exchange Reveals Crypto Trading Pairs, Tokenized Stocks

Nasdaq-powered DX Exchange announced the platform’s launch and available trading pairs in a series of tweets Jan. 6. The digital trading platform uses Nasdaq’s Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol. As Cointelegraph previously reported, users of the exchange will be able to trade tokenize stocks in various major global companies. Another tweet on Jan. 6 announced that tokenized stocks of Amazon, Baidu, Apple, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia and Tesla will be available to trade on the platform. The exchange also announced support for various crypto to crypto and crypto…

Investors Lost Homes as Bitcoin Crashed, Are Stocks the Same?

Sky News, a British TV station and mainstream media outlet, reported that investors lost homes as the Bitcoin price crashed. But, the same argument can be applied to the stock market, real estate, and every other major market. The report claimed that investors put up their homes as collateral to receive loans and invest in Bitcoin. As the price of Bitcoin dropped, their homes were taken away along with their assets. The report read: Married men accessed equity through their family homes, and often – whether because they felt they…

FAANG Stocks are Down $1 Trillion from Yearly Highs

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn As the crypto market reels from a weeklong downturn that has forced the bitcoin price to its lowest point in almost 14 months, it appears that traditional markets do not intend to welcome investors back with open arms. Markets Erase Year-to-Date Gains Following yet another decline on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq have now erased their 2018 gains heading into Black Friday weekend. The sell-off has been even more pronounced among FAANG stocks, with tech stalwarts Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google…

Stocks Cleared and Settled Successfully in Bank of Canada Blockchain Trial

An experiment conducted by Canada’s central bank in conjunction with the country’s payments system, a stock exchange operator, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm and a global consulting and professional services firm has demonstrated that it is possible to clear and settle securities efficiently and cost-effectively using blockchain technology. In the trial, the Bank of Canada in partnership with payments system organization Payments Canada, stock exchange operator TMX Group, global consulting firm Accenture and blockchain firm R3 demonstrated the feasibility of an integrated DLT-based securities and payment settlement platform. https://twitter.com/inside_r3/status/1054787035674877952…