Bitcoin price drops below $18,300 as sell-off accelerates

Bitcoin plunged to $18,248, and ether fell to $944 as of mid-afternoon on Saturday, as the sell-off in the crypto market accelerates. The world’s two most popular cryptocurrencies are down by more than 35% in the past week, as both breach symbolic price barriers. Carnage in the crypto market is partly to do with pressure … Read more

Stocks like Coinbase & Pinterest are buys in a recession

Anxious investors should bolster their portfolios with stocks that have the best chance to weather the market volatility and represent good long-term buying opportunities, analysts said this week. These companies have certain characteristics that Wall Street analysts believe will allow them to come out on the other side of the turbulence. CNBC Pro combed through … Read more

Businesses are preparing for a crypto winter—here’s what that means

Companies are showing concerns of a recession, and in the crypto space, many are preparing for a crypto winter. Coinbase is laying off 18% of its workforce, or roughly 1,100 people, according to an email sent to employees Tuesday morning. CEO Brian Armstrong said the company grew “too quickly” during a bull market and expressed … Read more

Bitcoin crash: These three metrics show how bad the carnage is, and what to expect next

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’ll walk you through what’s going on in the current bear market. As usual, find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we should cover. You can also reach me through email … Read more

What to do if you face job loss

Realpeoplegroup | E+ | Getty Images As fears grow that the US economy is headed for a recession, a number of companies have announced massive waves of layoffs. It’s a stark reversal after a year or more of mass voluntary resignations and job switching amid plentiful employment opportunities nationwide, in a trend known as the … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, June 14

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street set to rise after S&P 500 officially closed in bear market Traders on the floor of the NYSE, June 13, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures bounced after Tuesday’s cooler inflation report and what could … Read more

Coinbase lays off 18% as execs prepare for recession, ‘crypto winter’

Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong attends Consensus 2019 at the Hilton Midtown on May 15, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman | Getty Images Coinbase is laying off almost a fifth of its workforce amid a collapse in its stock and crypto prices. The cryptocurrency exchange will cut 18% of full-time jobs, according … Read more

The crypto industry just had one of its worst days ever

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fell sharply as investors dump risk assets. A crypto lending company called Celsius is pausing withdrawals for its customers, sparking fears of contagion into the broader market. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images Crypto has had a brutal first half of 2022, but few days have been this bad for the … Read more

‘I thought it was a sick joke’: They gave up other job offers to work for Coinbase, and are now unemployed

When Hao Jia received an email from Coinbase that his job offer had been rescinded, he was on his way to watch “Top Gun: Maverick,” the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. Jia’s girlfriend had asked him to watch it for her because she was in China, where the film has not been released, and she … Read more

Ethereum close to its major upgrade, but why has it fallen more than bitcoin?

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m writing it in the heat of Austin, TX, where Consensus, a multi-day crypto conference kicked off today. As usual, find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we should cover. Crypto … Read more