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

Crypto crash: What contagious risks could Celsius, Three Arrows pose? Here’s what to watch

The latest crisis started Sunday with Celsius, one of the biggest crypto lending platforms, pausing all withdrawals, swaps and transfers between accounts. The company reportedly has hired restructuring attorneys to advise on possible solutions for its mounting financial problems, according to a Tuesday report by the Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, rumors swirled over potential stress … Read more

From Great Resignation to Forced Resignation: Tech companies are shifting to layoffs after a huge ramp up in hiring

The Great Resignation is pivoting to a Forced Resignation. Thousands of layoffs in the tech sector, compounded by hiring freezes and a slowdown in hiring, highlight the abrupt shift in fortunes over the past several months as a result of rampant inflation, fear of stagflation and recession, supply-chain interruptions, the war in Ukraine, an ailing … Read more

‘I missed the bus on Bitcoin, but now feel like my time has come. Is it time to go big or go home? I have another 25 years of a boring 9-to-5 job, and I just want out.’

Dear Quentin, I read a letter from a reader last year who was suffering from crypto FOMO, and I have been following the crypto markets ever since. I felt like I missed the bus on Bitcoin, but now feel like my time has come. Is it time to go big or go home? I have … Read more

The S&P 500 is clinging to a key support level after Friday’s meltdown, here’s what happens if that fails

Last week’s shock US inflation number continues to tear through markets, with dip buyers seemingly in hiding. Hardest hit Nasdaq-100 futures are down 3%. Investors are now focused squarely on Wednesday’s Fed outcome, with expectations the central bank may need to do something bold, driving even more anxiety out there. The aftermath of Wall Street’s … 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When Hao Jia received an email from Coinbase that his job offer had been rescinded, he was on his way to watch “Top Gun: Maverick,” the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise.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

Senators Propose Industry-Friendly Cryptocurrency Bill

WASHINGTON—A pair of US senators unveiled legislation that would create special exemptions to federal law for some cryptocurrencies, amid an intensifying lobbying push by the industry to avoid existing regulations. Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R., Wyo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., NY) outlined a bill Tuesday dubbed the Responsible Financial Innovation Act, which aims to create a … Read more

Bitcoin’s ‘decoupling’ from stocks? Here’s why it will, or will not happen

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback, or tell us what you think we … Read more

‘Not the decoupling we wanted,’ investor says as bitcoin slumps, stocks rise.

Crypto investors have long hoped for a “decoupling” between bitcoin and growth stocks, as the two assets often traded in tandem during the past several months. Both have suffered so far this year, as investors are concerned about soaring inflation, signs of a softening monetary economy and the Federal Reserve’s tightening of its monetary policy. … Read more