Stock Market Plunges But Has No Impact on Crypto: No Correlation?

This week, the US stock market deleted all of its gains made in 2018 amidst a major sell-off. The crash had no impact on the crypto market, showing no signs of inverse correlation. Possibly affected by the trade war between China and the US along with the increase in Fed rates, the US stock market suffered one of its worst short-term crashes in recent history. Analysts stated that Asia markets are more vulnerable than the US if the stock market crash of the US is to intensify, given the gradual…

Australian Stock Exchange to Roll out Blockchain Settlements in 2021

Australia’s leading market operator, ASX Limited disclosed plans being put in place to release blockchain technology for settlements in 2021. The company, however, does not feel overwhelmed by the deja-vu that has trailed the nascent technology, according to a Bloomberg report. ASX Limited has subscribed to the Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) over the years but is now ready to replace it with the more novel and innovative blockchain, a digitized, decentralized and distributed ledger technology. The overhauling is part of the exchange’s upgrade which deputy chief executive officer…

Bitcoin Price Becoming Less Volatile than Amazon Stock: CBOE Analyst

The next time your nocoiner friends or relatives criticize your decision to allocate a (hopefully reasonable) percentage of your investments into bitcoin, you can tell them that you’ve chosen to put money the flagship cryptocurrency because you don’t have the stomach for more volatile asset classes — stocks, for instance. Granted, that argument doesn’t have a strong historical track record, but, according to an educational analyst at the first U.S. derivatives exchange to list bitcoin futures, BTC has lately experienced less price volatility than some of Wall Street’s most popular…

Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Existing Laws Should Apply to Blockchain

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has proposed that fintech firms, including those focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency, are best regulated under existing financial regulations. In a research report published Oct. 18, the HKEX’s Chief China Economist’s Office and Innovation Lab looked primarily at the potential of blockchain and AI within areas of finance, providing an overview of blockchain and possible use cases in trading, settlement and equities markets, for example. Emerging technologies such as blockchain, it says, could be “integrated in the areas of investment, trading, clearing and settlement,” adding…

AI-Driven Platform ‘Outperformed Stock Markets’ – And Now, It Is Focusing On Crypto

What if the volatility of cryptocurrencies could be eliminated, making crypto more of a feasible, mainstream investment? An established fintech company is working to achieve just that. Rise, which was founded in 2012, is planning to adapt its artificial intelligence (AI) trading technology to the cryptocurrency markets – enabling users to manage their investments and trade across dozens of exchanges. The Germany-based software firm began life in 2012, and its algorithms are already being applied to stock markets, forex, precious metals, and other commodities. Since its launch, Rise says its technology…

Traders Expected Bitcoin to Rise as Stock Market Fell, What Went Wrong?

The sudden plunge in the price of Bitcoin has demonstrated that while it lacks correlation with the broader financial market, it is not inversely correlated with the global market. Bitcoin and major cryptocurrencies are considered as a robust store of value for investors to hedge against the broader financial market because of its lack of correlation with equities, stocks, currencies, and bonds. Lack of Correlation is not Inverse Correlation In an interview, Matt Hougan, the vice president of research and development at Bitwise Asset Management, stated that the fundamental drivers…

Coinsquare Lists Blockchain ETF On Toronto Stock Exchange

Coin Capital Investment Management Inc. (Coincapital), the portfolio management division of the Coinsquare digital asset trading platform, has listed a blockchain exchange traded fund (ETF), the STOXX Blockchain Patents Innovation Index Fund (LDGR), among two new ETFs the company has listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Coincapital, which is registered with the Ontario Securities Commission, has become Canada’s newest ETF provider following the introduction of the LDGR and the STOXX B.R.AI.N. Index Fund (THNK), the company’s first ETFs.   The LDGR and THNK ETFs were scheduled to commence trading on…

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Eyeing Blockchain Firm Acquisitions

Insider sources have suggested that the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is eyeing takeovers in the blockchain and other tech sectors, according to a Bloomberg article published September 21. Bloomberg cites “people with knowledge of the matter” as saying that the exchange is considering a change in strategy due to stalling trading links with exchanges in China, citing worsening U.S.–China trade relations as a further cause for concern. The sources reportedly told Bloomberg that HKEX CEO Charles Li has met with “at least three investment banks” to discuss diversifying the…

Malta Stock Exchange and Binance to Launch Tokens Platform

MSX PLC, the digital asset arm of the Malta Stock Exchange, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Binance to launch a digital exchange for trading security tokens, per its press release. The MoU follows Binance’s decision to continue its operations on the island in recognition of the country’s favorable crypto climate. Earlier in July 2018, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) launched the MSX PLC as an investment vehicle that seeks partnership with leading crypto exchanges to create joint ventures in the country. At the time of the launch,…

Overstock CEO Sells 10% of His Stock, Saying ‘Don’t Worry, I’m Still in the Game’

The CEO of Overstock, the first major retail company to accept Bitcoin (BTC) as a payment method, has sold 10 percent of his shares, CNBC reported September 11. According to a form 4 SEC filing, Patrick Byrne sold around $15.8 million worth of shares as of Thursday and Friday, and then $4.9 million worth on Monday, totalling more than $20 million. The company’s share price subsequently fell 12 percent. In an open letter to investors, which Byrne reportedly signed “your humble servant,” he pointed out several reasons for shareholders not…