Crypto Dollars and CBDCs: The Battle to Come

By late 2013, it was clear crypto assets would be the future of finance. It was the first time bitcoin crossed $1,000. To the cypherpunks’ chagrin, central banks around the world began publishing warnings to curb the “decentralized genie” threatening…

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On today’s holiday episode of Markets Daily, we take a look at the term “satoshi,” its origin, what it means and why it matters.

Genesis to Suspend XRP Trading, Lending

According to an email sent to clients and shared with CoinDesk, the firm, which is owned by CoinDesk parent company Digital Currency Group, is suspending XRP trading and lending. Clients will have until January 15 to sell XRP “as long…

Bitcoin Prices in 2020: Here’s What Happened

For many reasons 2020 will loom large in future textbooks on financial history.  This year saw the biggest drop-off in economic output since the Great Depression, the biggest spate of money printing in the Federal Reserve’s 107-year history spurred by…