Just Bitcoin or diversify? 5 cryptocurrencies to watch in the next few days

[ad_1] Risky assets marginally extend their up-move in April. The S&P 500 Index rose around 1.5% in April while Bitcoin (BTC) is on track to end the month with gains of more than 4%. Could the rally continue in May or is it time for a pullback?The recovery could face headwinds if the United States banking woes escalate further. JPMorgan Asset Management chief investment officer Bob Michele said in an

Cost to mine one Bitcoin in the US rises from $5K to $17K in 2023

[ad_1] It now costs Bitcoin (BTC) miners at least $17,000 to produce one BTC in the U.S. versus the $5,000-10,000 range a year ago, according to Bitcoin mining data resource Hashrate Index and Luxor.Bitcoin hashprice has dropped 58% in a yearUnsurprisingly, soaring electricity rates across the U.S. states have contributed to rising Bitcoin mining costs.Notably, between January 2022 and January 2023, the commercial electricity tariff surged at an average of 10.71% per U.S.

‘Good luck bears’ — Bitcoin traders closely watch April close with BTC price at $29K

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) narrowed volatility on April 30 as the weekly and monthly candle closes loomed.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewTrader sees BTC price upside capped at $32,500Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked BTC/USD as it loitered just above $29,000 throughout the weekend.After unsettled price action earlier in the week, Bitcoin returned to sideways trading, with markets witnessing an eerie calm despite the potential for volatility thanks

YouTube helps recover hacked channel that attempted XRP crypto scams

[ad_1] Prominent YouTuber DidYouKnowGaming was able to regain access to his YouTube channel, which an anonymous bad actor hacked to promote XRP (XRP) cryptocurrency scams.While hacking into YouTube channels to promote scams has been a long-standing method of targeting unwary investors, the number of creators on the platform reporting hacks has increased. Most recently, DidYouKnowGaming — a YouTuber with 2.4 million subscribers — warned his Twitter followers about a

First Republic’s crisis is not an isolated incident

[ad_1] An exec at JPMorgan Asset Management is unsure how United States regional banks are “going to operate” when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) emergency lending programs expire – warning that the possible collapse of First Republic Bank may cause a domino effect.In an April 27 Bloomberg television interview, Bob Michele, CIO of JPMorgan Asset Management said that the impact of First Republic's

FDIC pins Signature Bank’s failure on poor governance and illiquidity

[ad_1] The United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corp’s (FDIC) post-mortem assessment of Signature Bank of New York (SBNY) revealed poor management and inadequate risk management practices as the root cause for its collapse.Signature Bank was shut down by federal regulators on March 12 in a bid to protect the U.S. economy and strengthen public confidence in the banking system. FDIC was appointed to handle the insurance process. @federalreserve @USTreasury @FDICgov

FDIC alleges Cross River engaged in ‘unsafe’ lending practices

[ad_1] The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has requested Cross River Bank – known for its services to fintech and crypto firms like Visa and Coinbase – to "self-correct" and "appropriately address" weaknesses in its lending activities.On April 28, the FDIC made public a consent order executed with Cross River Bank on March 8, alleging that the bank engaged in “unsafe” or “unsound” banking practices related to its compliance with applicable

Visa stablecoin plan, debt ceiling’s effect on Bitcoin price: Hodler’s Digest, April 23-29

[ad_1] Top Stories This Week Circle launches cross-chain USDC transfer protocol Circle launched a cross-chain protocol that enables USDC transfers between the Ethereum and Avalanche blockchains. The protocol works by burning the selected amount of native USDC on the source chain, and minting an equivalent amount of new USDC on the intended destination chain. The protocol essentially makes USDC transfers between the two networks faster and more user-friendly, as prior