Bitwise White Paper: Fake Trading Volumes by Exchanges Do Not Impact BTC Prices

American crypto investment manager Bitwise released a paper claiming that fake trading volumes by crypto exchanges do not impact bitcoin’s (BTC) price. Released on May 24, the white paper is an extended version of Bitwise’s March presentation alleging that 95% of volume on unregulated exchanges is fake. Published on the official website of the United…

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CoinMarketCap Launches Crypto Indices on Nasdaq, Bloomberg, Others

CoinMarketCap announced that it will launch two cryptocurrency benchmark indices on Nasdaq Global Index Data Service, Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Eikon and Börse Stuttgart. The news was revealed in a post on the crypto data firm’s blog, published on March 20. The two indices are calculated and administered by German index provider Solactive, the post…

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CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades

Blockchain analytics startup Flipside Crypto is bringing crypto asset letter grades to a slew of online publishers. The Fundamental Crypto Asset Score (FCAS) metric – which evaluates factors such as developer activity and a broad set of transaction data – was recently added to CoinMarketCap, along with publishers such as MarketWatch, TheStreet and Stocktwits. The…

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Bitfinex Strikes Back at ‘FUD’ over Phantom Tether Trading Volume Reports

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is striking back at reports that it is publishing fake tether (USDT) trading volume, calling those allegations the latest “not-so-brilliant example of anti Bitfinex/Tether FUD.” The Curious Case of Bitfinex’s USDT/USD ‘Trading Pair’ The allegations stem from curious data published on cryptocurrency data aggregation site CoinMarketCap related to a supposed USDT/USD trading…

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Six New and Improved Cryptocurrency Analysis Tools

Markets and Prices Blockchain explorers and cryptocurrency analysis sites just keep getting better. While Coinmarketcap (CMC) still dominates, these days it’s got stiff competition to contend with. Moreover, many of these platforms aren’t simply aspiring to be CMC knock-offs: they’re providing fresh tools for grasping the complexities of the ever-evolving cryptoconomy. Also read: 8 Alternatives to…

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CoinMarketCap Says Data Glitch Boosted Its Crypto Price Numbers

A CoinMarketCap “data issue” caused significant artificial inflation of several coins listed on the platform on Friday, with some prices inflated by nearly 1000 percent. While bitcoin’s price spiked 12 percent on the crypto data site, other coins saw more drastic increases. The price of aeternity, the eighth most valuable cryptocurrency, increased more than 951…

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