Stablecoin On-Chain Activity at Record Highs but Will Crypto Market Inflation Follow?
On-chain activity for stablecoins has surged over the last year, increasing by 800% according to the latest market intelligence, but could the increase in stablecoin issuance create inflation in the cryptocurrency markets as past allegations against Tether and Bitfinex have suggest ?
Understanding the Market Structure of Oil and its Correlation with Bitcoin
The price of crude oil dropped below zero for the first time in history. With storage facilities filled to the brim and settlement of May futures contract on Tuesday, the price movement has shocked many. In this analysis, we study the recent history of oil, what drives it price and how it affects Bitcoin.
Is Bitcoin’s True Power Being Revealed as COVID-19 Market Crisis Sends Oil Futures Price Below Zero?
As WTI crude oil futures plummeted into negative territory, the pioneer cryptocurrency Bitcoin hardly seemed to notice, recording only a minor correction and dipping under 7k.
How Does Cryptocurrency Regulation News Affect the Bitcoin Price? Bank Of International Settlements Research Reveals
New research conducted on behalf of the Bank for International Settlements indicates that contrary to popular belief, the Bitcoin price and other cryptocurrency prices respond very positively to news of coming regulations,when they are clear.
Five Ways Blockchain Technology is Transforming the Automotive Industry
Blockchain, as a secure and unique sort of encryption, has the potential to be one among the critical technologies that make it possible for the automotive industry to breakthrough into the new era of smart vehicles.
Will Bitcoin Survive? IMF Predicts Worst Economy Since "Great Depression" in Aftermath of COVID-19 Global Lockdown
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its quarterly World Economic Outlook for 2020 which paints a bleak picture on how the disruptive economic effects of the COVID-19 virus global quarantine measures, dubbed the ‘Great Lockdown’, will continue to cripple the markets long after the pandemic ends.
World Bank Pushes to Raise the Bar for FinTech and DLT for Cross-Border Interoperability and Financial Inclusion
The World Bank Group has recently published a study, issued by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) on “Payment aspects of financial inclusion in the FinTech era,” highlighting the concepts derived using blockchain, including stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
Digital Currency: Trust in Government or Elegy for Privacy?
Today, many countries are eagerly investing their resources to create a digital version of their currencies. Cryptocurrencies, once written off by the lawmakers are now inspiring the same authorities. What does Digital Currency mean to the governments, to the people and to the society?
PwC Expert's Take: What Are the 3 Grey Areas to Crypto Taxation in Hong Kong?
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of Hong Kong took a step further to provide clarity in taxing digital assets. In the recent press release titled “LCQ20: Regulation of virtual asset investment activities”, James Lau, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury answered the queries raised by the Hon Wu Chi-wai on taxation of virtual assets, tax evasion of virtual asset-related business and latest effort to regulate virtual assets by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).
Can We Expect a Bitcoin Bull Run Amid the Upcoming Bitcoin Halving and Coronavirus Pandemic?
The next Bitcoin halving is expected to take place in May 2020. Each time Bitcoin halving takes place, the number of Bitcoins entering circulation every 10 minutes, also known as block rewards will fall to half, to 6.25 from 12.5 in May. As the amount of supply, Bitcoins are decreasing, the demand most likely will stay the same, but possibly lead to an increase in Bitcoin’s price. Experts believe that there will be less Bitcoin available in the market if the miners will be selling less of the cryptocurrency.

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