BTC? Ethereum? Ripple? The Lowdown on Popular Cryptocurrencies

BTC? Ethereum? Ripple? The Lowdown on Popular Cryptocurrencies As the oldest and most well-established cryptocurrency, Bitcoin gets most of the attention. But in the world of cryptos, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are actually more than a thousand so-called “altcoins” out there, with more than 20 having a market capitalization of at least $1 billion … Read more

The crypto industry just had one of its worst days ever — Here’s what happened

KEY POINTS Crypto has had a brutal first half of 2022, but few days have been this bad for the industry that’s built itself up around digital currencies. On Monday, trading platforms halted withdrawals, companies cut jobs, and panicked investors dumped their holdings, dragging the market cap of crypto below $1 trillion, down from $3 trillion at its peak … Read more

What you need to know about staked ether, the token at the center of crypto’s liquidity crisis

KEY POINTS Staked ether, or stETH, is a token that’s meant to be worth the same as ether. For the past few weeks, it has been trading at a widening discount to the second-biggest cryptocurrency. Instability in the token’s price has further constrained liquidity in the fragile crypto market. Another controversial cryptocurrency is causing havoc … Read more