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Here Are the Dates for the 2023 CPI Releases and FOMC Meetings

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) releases showing the current inflation rate in the USA and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings which determine the rate hikes in the country, have resulted in significant price swings in the cryptocurrency market over the past several months. In the following, we take a look at the events’ dates in 2023. The CPI Calendar Year-over-Year inflation numbers are quite staggering in certain countries, such as Lebanon (162%), Venezuela...

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Four Great and One Terrible Bitcoin Price Predictions for 2023

2023 is here, and with that comes an influx of predictions regarding the price of Bitcoin during the year. The past 12 months have been particularly devastating for the cryptocurrency, which lost upwards of 70% of its dollar value. That said, many seem to be quite optimistic about the short-term future of BTC. Here are four great and one not-so-much predictions for 2023. Tim Draper Says BTC to $250K Tim Draper is perhaps one of the most outspoken and prominent Bitcoin...

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The Top 10 Biggest Crypto Fundraisers of 2022

The crypto sector experienced significant challenges in the first half of 2022, with the prices of major assets like bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) experiencing a 50%+ drop in value. The situation was further exacerbated by the collapse of the Terra ecosystem in the second quarter, which had a ripple effect on the industry. As a result, major industry players such as Three Arrows Capital, Celsius Network, and Voyager Digital filed for bankruptcy later in the year. The bear...

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Bitcoin Enters 2023 Flat at $16.5K, Nexo Skyrockets 15% (Weekend Watch)

The end of 2022 brought almost zero volatility for bitcoin, which remained flat at around $16,500. Most altcoins also failed to produce any significant volatility, aside from the two recent high-flyers – OKB and Toncoin. Bitcoin Stalls at $16.5K In yesterday’s Market Watch, CryptoPotato summarized bitcoin’s overall price movements in 2022, which started on a high note at almost $50,000 but ended 65% lower following a violent year that saw multiple collapses. While zooming in...

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Bitcoin to End 2022 With a 65% Yearly Drop: Weekend Watch

For better or worse, 2022 is about to end, and the bitcoin bulls are in a hurry to send this rather violent year packing. The asset’s price tumbled amid macroeconomic hurdles, industry collapses and scams, and everything in between. The micro scale doesn’t give much hope either, as BTC slipped to a new 10-day low of way below $16,500 yesterday. Bitcoin’s Nightmare Year Comes to an End After the massive bull market of 2021, in which bitcoin skyrocketed to an all-time high of...

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MicroStrategy Buys More BTC, FTX Revelations and More Contagion: This Week’s Crypto Recap

The last week of 2022 ends with a bang but not in terms of price action, which remains as dull as possible. However, it was marked by multiple events, so let’s dive in. First things first, Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy seems far from being done with buying BTC. The company revealed another purchase of more than 2,000 bitcoins, bringing its total to more than 132K. It’s also worth noting, though, that the company also sold around 700 BTC for the first time ever – for tax...

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Terra Classic (LUNC) Drops 8%, Bitcoin Dips to Weekly Lows (Market Watch)

Bitcoin continued with minor price declines in the past 24 hours, resulting in a dip to a weekly low of under $16,500. Most altcoins are also in the red, including substantial losses from Solana and Terra Classic. Bitcoin Dropped to Weekly Lows The primary cryptocurrency had a calm weekend, in which it stood at around $16,800 without any movements in either direction. This resulted in closing the week at precisely the same spot it was seven days ago. The start of the new week...

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MicroStrategy Adds 2500 BTC: Total Stack Now 132,251 Bitcoin

The American business intelligence corporation – MicroStrategy – bought 3,205 BTC between November 1 and December 24. The company sold 704 BTC on December 22, meaning its total holdings currently stand at 132,251 BTC. The largest BTC corporate holder – MicroStrategy – continues following its bitcoin agenda purchasing more amounts of the primary cryptocurrency. It acquired 2,395 BTC for approximately $42.8 million, at an average price of around $17,871 per coin between the...

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Arbitrum, Optimism Battle for Ethereum L2 Supremacy in 2022

New data suggest that the ecosystem is seeing record network activity. In the last two months, both layers – 1 and 2 – have collectively processed 152 million transactions. However, it is the layer two solutions such as Arbitrum, Optimism, and others that accounted for 58%. On the other hand, Ethereum mainnet transactions were observed to be hovering at their lowest point in over two years, which isn’t the case for layer two rollups. The latter is responsible for processing...

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Market Watch: Bitcoin Sees Zero Move Weekly, Litecoin Jumps 5%

With the new week starting, bitcoin’s price has remained stuck around $16,800 and is actually at the same place it was seven days ago. The altcoins are also very quiet, with Litecoin emerging as the only notable gainer from the larger-cap ones. Bitcoin Stays Flat Last week began with a price drop of $16,300, which became BTC’s lowest position in about three weeks. However, the asset recovered its lost ground and returned back to $16,800. The following days were quite calm,...

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