Category: Volatility

Crypto Derivatives Platform Vows to Tackle Socialized Losses Seen on Other Exchanges

A crypto futures exchange says its features mean it is well-positioned to solve current problems that exist among rivals. The team behind FTX claims they were driven to act after “hours of feedback” to established exchanges about the problems with their products went ignored. As a result, the company claims […]

European Central Bank Policymaker Backs Stablecoins over Bitcoin

European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau believes that stablecoins can play an important role in the financial system as they aren’t as volatile as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, reported Bloomberg, May 15, 2019. What’s Not Understood is Often Feared In the past seven days, Bitcoin’s price has reached […]

Why Tether (USDT) is necessary in crypto

As the cryptocurrency market matures and regulators break down on schemes that preserve anonymity and privacy, Tether (USDT) stands out as a bastion of cypherpunk resistance. In a world where Gemini advertises the “Revolutions need rules” tagline while pushing for their own stablecoin GUSD (the Gemini Dollar), and Coinbase tags […]

English Bank Governor Speaks About Small Size Of The Crypto Market Not Being a Threat To Financial Stability

The deputy governor of the Bank of England, Dave Ramsden, has said that the crypto market is too volatile to be a store of value. Among other things, the deputy governor said that the nation’s financial authorities would take a “strong approach” to cryptocurrencies and exchanges, and that the market’s […]

Digital Asset Trading Firm GSR Launches Bitcoin Variance Swap

Algorithmic digital asset trading company GSR announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency derivative, called a Bitcoin Variance Swap, which allows investors to hedge their cryptoasset portfolio against the volatility of bitcoin. Hedging Bitcoin Volatility Using Bitcoin Variance Swaps Hong Kong-based GSR announced in a press release that they now […]

Algorithmic Crypto Trading Firm GSR Launches Crypto Hedging Product

Hong Kong-based algorithmic crypto trading firm GSR launched cryptocurrency variance swaps, a product for hedging against volatility. The company announced the development in a press release published on April 24. Per the announcement, the variance swaps will allow investors, traders, businesses and other crypto portfolio holders to hedge against crypto […]

Bitcoin’s [BTC] abrupt price rally with no specific reason could drive volatility higher, claims SFOX report

SFOX Inc., which operates as a cryptocurrency prime dealer, released the Crypto Volatility Report for March 2019. The report predicted that BTC’s price uncertainty could drive volatility high. BTC’s price surged by 25% in just two days from $4,089 to $5,089 without a concrete explanation, the report claimed. Taking into account the […]

Coinbase CEO Names Three Things Crypto Needs for Mass Adoption

Brian Armstrong, CEO of major United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, believes that crypto mass adoption mostly depends on volatility, scalability and usability. Armstrong made his claim during a live ask-me-anything (AMA) session on April 2. Armstrong ran the 45-minute AMA on Tuesday, answering selected questions submitted by the crypto community. […]

Decentralized Platform Launches New Features as Demand for Crypto Lending Increases

A decentralized peer-to-peer network says it is well placed to cater to the growing demand for crypto lending, and has unveiled new tool that allows users to borrow USD-backed stablecoins against cryptocurrency collateral. Nitrogen cites research from Bloomberg that shows how demand for loans backed by crypto collateral soared in 2018, […]