Germany’s Largest Federal Lender LBBW Ventures Into Crypto Custody, Targets Mid-2024 Launch

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW), Germany’s largest federal bank, has announced plans to offer crypto custody services later in the year. LBBW revealed its collaboration with Bitpanda, based in Austria, and stated that it will begin these services focusing on bitcoin and ethereum, the top two cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. LBBW and Bitpanda Collaborate to Offer Bitcoin […]

Gold and Silver Weather the Storm as Middle East Unrest Shakes Crypto Markets

Over the weekend, cryptocurrency assets saw a significant drop, with the crypto economy shedding more than 5% to fall to $2.3 trillion, while precious metals also saw declines, albeit less severe than the digital currency sector. Amidst the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, gold fell by 1.18% in the last day; however, in contrast […]

Crypto Advocates Weigh in on Bitcoin’s Sudden Drop Amid Middle East Tensions

On April 13, Iran initiated a drone strike on Israel followed by reports that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were intercepted by Israeli, U.S., and other Western allied forces. Concurrently, bitcoin and the broader crypto economy experienced a significant downturn, with many analyzing the fundamentals in the context of a potentially intensifying military conflict. Community Reacts […]

Sources Say Hong Kong Set to Approve First Spot Bitcoin ETFs as Early as Monday

A recent report indicates that spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are poised to receive approval from Hong Kong regulators as early as this Monday, as stated by “people familiar with the matter.” Harvest, Hashkey and Bosera ETFs Likely to Debut in Hong Kong Next Week Following the approval of 11 spot bitcoin ETFs in the […]

43 Bitcoin Projects Secure Key Funding in 2024 Attracting Over $127 Million

Since the onset of 2024, the Bitcoin ecosystem has seen an influx of capital flowing into startups. Data gathered by Coin98 Analytics from the web portal, reveals that over the past few months, 43 Bitcoin-centric projects have secured funding from key investors. Startups Dedicated to the Bitcoin Ecosystem Gather Significant Capital Injections A fresh […]

Marathon CEO Credits Bitcoin ETF on Pre-Halving Price Surge

Fred Thiel, CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings Inc., suggested that recent spot Bitcoin ETF approvals have accelerated the market’s appreciation, typically expected post-Bitcoin halving, by attracting significant capital into the market. Thiel remarked that this shift has led to an unusual pre-halving price increase, diverging from the traditional pre-halving price decline, with Marathon’s break-even rate […]