Retail traders are ditching Virgin Galactic as the space exploration stock collapses from its all-time highs. The retail crowd is flooding into biotech stocks on speculation that they may benefit from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. These “dumb money” investors are setting themselves for failure. Many will see their investments evaporate as institutional investors pull the
The Takeaway: Yemen, home to what the United Nations calls the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis, is in a state of civil war. Half of the country is controlled by the Iran-backed Houthi militant group, which has developed its own cryptocurrency. People from Yemen are often wary of being associated with cryptocurrency, in part because of
This week the equity markets experienced their worst week in 12 years and as this meltdown took place the crypto market also took a hit. Bitcoin (BTC) and the cryptocurrency market saw a significant selloff this week and this outcome is relatively reasonable given that people sell their assets out of fear of potential economic
The stock market just experienced its fastest correction in 50 years. But that might not be so bad for the big wigs on Wall Street. An 18-year finance industry veteran explains how financials fire employees when markets crash. And they get sent off with plush severance packages, and paid garden leave (vacations) to exotic locales.
Elliott Management Corp. – an activist investor owned by billionaire Paul Singer – has plans to shake up the management at Twitter. As reported by Bloomberg on Saturday, Elliott has taken a large stake in the social media messaging platform and, according to “people familiar with the matter,” has plans to remove Jack Dorsey as
The PlayStation 5 must compete with the new Xbox Series X features. However, the PS5 will have some gimmicks of its own. Sony’s eventual reveal will be a can’t-miss event. The Xbox Series X is shaping up to be a killer platform. This week’s revelation of the Xbox sporting a smart delivery, multi-app suspension means
CD Projekt, the company behind Cyberpunk 2077, has been named the 2nd biggest European games company. They’ve done a great amount for older game preservation, as well as player-friendly company policies. No company currently in gaming deserves success as much as they do. If there’s a game company out there that deserves success, it’s CD
Decentralized derivatives exchange Digitex has fallen victim to a significant data breach believed to have exposed the email addresses and possibly other information of more than 8,000 users. A former employee stole private information for more than 8,000 users, Christina Comben, who heads Digitex’s communications, said Friday. Comben told CoinDesk the exchange was “aware of
New data may suggest a link between increased gaming and reduced underage drinking, drug use and sex. The data comes from the CDC via Twitter and Reddit. While the link is tenuous at best, it presents a positive outlook on the effects of gaming. It seems like every generation of video games has some sort
Companies are telling employees to stay home. Firms are debating when to shutter the office. Health officials are asking businesses to “dust off” the pandemic playbook. But for some, the coronavirus contingency plan is built in. A number of cryptocurrency exchanges have favored dispersed workforces since their launch. In an industry defined by the ideals
Recently, the chairman of Virgin Galactic Chamath Palihapitiya said that “everybody should probably have 1% of their assets in Bitcoin,” as it is “an uncorrelated hedge” to the excesses in the financial industry. He did not approve of the strategy to buy Bitcoin only when the equity markets are down. Instead, he said that investors
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Bitcoin has recovered a tiny bit today but it is still in a down trend from the 2020 high. Zooming out reveals a scarier notion and it could be that the bear market still isn’t over. Bitcoin Holding Support BTC has recovered a little since its dump below $8,600 yesterday. According to Tradingview.com the asset
U.S. stocks continue to reel over coronavirus-related fears, and investors are increasingly betting the Federal Reserve will slash interest rates to stabilize the economy and markets. But whether those investors turn to bitcoin (BTC) as a crisis hedge remains to be seen. Such action by the Fed could, in theory, help bitcoin prices since lower
A massive recovery in the Dow Jones late on Friday helped lift the index to just a 350-point loss. A huge spike in trading volumes suggests a short covering lifted the U.S. stock market of an uncertain weekend. Trump is believed to be weighing tax cuts as part of his coronavirus stimulus package, and Wall
Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges and other blockchain companies are coping with a new reality as the coronavirus outbreak continues to disrupt their daily operations. While crypto trading, customer service and marketing remain largely intact, the outbreak has taken its toll on technical upgrades, product development, logistics and business travel, according to a dozen executives in China
Bitcoin (BTC) has spent much of the last week in freefall, sinking to a low of $8,520, just as the Coronavirus outbreak prompts widespread panic in the financial world due to its potentially cataclysmic impact on the global economy. This negative correlation between a global crisis and the value of the world’s largest cryptocurrency is
After a dramatic stock market crash, the Trump administration is trying to distance itself from the dip on Wall Street. Larry Kudlow spoke to reporters on Friday and claimed the government does not control the economy. This comes just two weeks after President Trump blasted Barrack Obama for stealing credit for “his” rally in stocks.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business is set to discuss the benefits blockchain technology can bring to entrepreneurs. Slated for March 4 at 16:30 UTC, the “Building Blocks of Change: The Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Small Businesses” hearing will explore the ways in which some startups are utilizing blockchain technology to
CEOs are departing in droves. America’s corporate insiders, which include chief executives, dumped company shares at record levels. One Wall Street firm is projecting a stagnant year for U.S. companies. The stock market is in trouble. The Dow Jones Industrial Average printed its worst one-day point drop in history after plunging 1,191 points Thursday. The