Bitcoin’s Price Falls Below $20,000 as Crypto Selloff Deepens

Bitcoin's Price Falls Below $20,000 as Crypto Selloff Deepens

The price of bitcoin lurched below $20,000, and below a level widely monitored by cryptocurrency enthusiasts, as a brutal selloff in crypto showed no signs of abating. Bitcoin fell as low as $17,601.58 and stayed below $20,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to CoinDesk, down about 15% from its 5 pm ET Friday price. It has … Read more

Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Fed Rate Decision

Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Fed Rate Decision

Stock futures rose ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates, while European markets advanced after the European Central Bank called a meeting to address bond-market disruption. Futures for the S&P 500 added 0.7% Wednesday, pointing to gains for the broad index at the open. The S&P 500 fell into a bear market—a decline … Read more

Bitcoin Price Dips Below $21,000 as Crypto Firms Announce Layoffs

Bitcoin Price Dips Below $21,000 as Crypto Firms Announce Layoffs

The price of bitcoin continued to fall Tuesday as the crypto industry struggles with fallout from the extended selloff. Bitcoin traded as low as $20,834 earlier on Tuesday, according to CoinDesk. The original cryptocurrency hasn’t traded under $20,000 since December 2020. For the day, bitcoin fell 5.4% to $21,991.89, its lowest close since Dec. 16, … Read more

Stocks Edge Down After ECB Sets Plan to Raise Rates

Stocks Edge Down After ECB Sets Plan to Raise Rates

US stock benchmarks wavered as investors digested the European Central Bank’s plan to begin increasing interest rates next month. The S&P 500 fell 0.6% in early trading Thursday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.5%. The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index also fell 0.5%. Earlier, the major indexes opened lower before briefly turning positive. For … Read more

Stock Market Rises After Weekly Loss

Stock Market Rises After Weekly Loss

US stocks rose on Monday, at least temporarily changing direction after more than two months of volatility and losses. The S&P 500 climbed 0.7% in morning trading, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4%. The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index was 0.8% higher. The three indexes fell Friday after data showed hiring growth slowed in … Read more

Fidelity’s Crypto-Focused Business Plans Tech Hiring Spree

Fidelity's Crypto-Focused Business Plans Tech Hiring Spree

A Fidelity Investments subsidiary, launched a few years ago to let institutional investors store and trade bitcoin, plans to double its head count this year as it predicts rising demand for cryptocurrency amid market volatility. Fidelity Digital Asset Services LLC plans to hire 110 tech workers, including engineers and developers with blockchain expertise, to build … Read more

Cryptocurrency TerraUSD Plunges as Investors Bail

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

Cryptocurrency TerraUSD Falls Below Fixed Value, Triggering Selloff

Cryptocurrency TerraUSD Falls Below Fixed Value, Triggering Selloff

One type of cryptocurrency, a so-called stablecoin, is meant to keep its value at $1. But on Monday, the third-biggest stablecoin, TerraUSD, fell as low as 94 cents, causing a flood of investors to sell their holdings. Stablecoins get their name from their being tied to the value of government-issued currencies, such as the dollar. … Read more

Labor Department Criticizes Fidelity’s Plan to Put Bitcoin on 401(k) Menu

Labor Department Criticizes Fidelity's Plan to Put Bitcoin on 401(k) Menu

“We have grave concerns with what Fidelity has done,” Ali Khawar, acting assistant secretary of the Employee Benefits Security Administration, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Khawar’s group works inside the Labor Department to regulate company-sponsored retirement plans. In the interview, he said he views cryptocurrency as speculative. There is “a … Read more

Twitter Re-Examines Elon Musk’s Bid, May Be More Receptive to a Deal

Twitter Re-Examines Elon Musk's Bid, May Be More Receptive to a Deal

Twitter Inc. TWTR 3.93% is re-examining Elon Musk’s $43 billion takeover offer after the billionaire lined up financing for the bid, in a sign the social-media company could be more receptive to a deal. Twitter had been expected to rebuff the offer, which Mr. Musk made earlier this month without saying how he would pay … Read more