Feds Charge Person For Evading US Sanctions with Crypto

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) As pressures mount for crypto on the world stock exchangeprosecutors and the courts aren’t too far behind looking to slap down the crypto free-for-all. In a nine-page opinion approving of a still unannounced criminal prosecution, Washington DC Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui said an unnamed defendant used an US IP address … Read more

How a bitcoin market ‘in extreme fear’ compares with the past, and what to expect next

USDTerra stablecoin, UST gold USUSD, +18.12%, once among the top 10 largest cryptocurrency by market cap, lost its 1 to 1 peg against the US dollar, falling to as low as 6 cents on Friday, according to CoinDesk data. LUNA LUNAUSD, 18.75, another cryptocurrency backing UST, fell nearly to zero from over $80 in early … Read more

Crypto Investor Who Lost Money Visits Home of Luna Founder

Do Kwon, the founder of the cryptocurrency Luna and the stablecoin TerraUSD, has reportedly been in contact with police after a possible investor in the coin “trespassed” at his home, according to a new report from South Korea’s largest newspaper, The Chosun Ilbo. Crypto News reports the investor lost roughly $1.56 million in the collapse … Read more

Tether Sinks Below $1 in Nightmare Scenario for Bitcoin

A bitcoin sign is seen on a Coinstar ATM during the Bitcoin 2022 Conference at Miami Beach Convention Center on April 8, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Photo: Marco Bello (Getty Images) The cryptocurrency market continued to hemorrhage money Thursday, with the most popular coins down double-digit percentages over the past 24 hours. And absolutely no … Read more

Stablecoins, explained: Why the crash of Terra and Luna has investors on edge

London CNN Business — Within the often head-scratching world of cryptocurrenciesthere’s a small but growing sub-species known as “algorithmic stablecoins” that have some investors and regulators ringing alarm bells. This week, one popular so-called algo coin cratered, wiping out billions of dollars’ worth of value in just a few days. The coin, called TerraUSD, is … Read more

Bitcoin Slides Further, Tether Briefly Breaks $1 Peg

Bitcoin plunged and the world’s largest stablecoin, tether, briefly edged down from its $1 peg, adding to fears of more turbulence in the cryptocurrency market. Cryptocurrencies have been hit by two forces this week. On one side, concerns that inflation will necessitate aggressive central-bank tightening have sapped the desire to hold assets perceived as higher … Read more

Bitcoin Prices Fall. Cryptos Pressured as Terra’s Meltdown Intensifies.

Bitcoin prices have suffered a rout over the past week alongside other cryptocurrencies. Dreamstime Text size Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remained under pressure on Wednesday, but above their Tuesday lows, with the focus on the meltdown of stablecoin TerraUSD, which is designed to be pegged to the US dollar. The price of Bitcoin fell 2% … Read more

Bitcoin Prices Fall. Cryptos Pressured as Terra’s Meltdown Intensifies.

Bitcoin prices have suffered a rout over the past week alongside other cryptocurrencies. Dreamstime Text size Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remained under pressure on Wednesday, but above their Tuesday lows, with the focus on the meltdown of stablecoin TerraUSD, which is designed to be pegged to the US dollar. The price of Bitcoin fell 2% … Read more

Cryptocurrency TerraUSD Plunges as Investors Bail

A selloff in a cryptocurrency that was supposed to be pegged to $1 accelerated Wednesday, briefly sending its price to less than a quarter of that value. TerraUSD traded as low as 23 cents on Wednesday, according to data from CoinDesk. As of 5:15 am ET, it had partially rebounded to about 41 cents in … Read more

MicroStrategy Stock Is Crumbling as Bitcoin Slides and Rates Rise

Bitcoin’s tumbling price is dragging down MicroStrategy’s stock. Dreamstime Text size MicroStrategy , a software and Bitcoin holding company, was tumbling again as the price of the crypto continued to slide. Shares of MicroStrategy (ticker: MSTR) were down 23% in trading Monday, to around $227 a share. The company held 129,218 Bitcoins on its balance … Read more