Sam Ouimet

Junior markets editor for CoinDesk, the global leader in blockchain news. Disclosure: I currently own BTC, LTC, ETH, ZEC, AION, MANA, REQ, AST, ZIL, OMG, 1st, and AMP.

Bitcoin Trade Volume on Coinbase Hit a 14-Month High in May

| Sam Ouimet

Coinbase recorded its most bitcoin trade volume in 14-months during May when over 739,000 bitcoins traded hands.

Margin Lenders Lost $13.5 Million in May to Poloniex Crypto Crash

| Sam Ouimet

Margin lenders on Poloniex got hit with a 1,800 BTC ($13.5 million) loss, as a flash crash made it unlikely borrowers will be able to repay the debt.

Bitcoin’s 2019 Price Run Driven By Real Transaction Growth, Analysis Shows

| Sam Ouimet

Bitcoin's TAAR (transaction amount to active addresses ratio) is hovering around 7-month highs, potentially adding a fundamental validation to…

Down $500 in Minutes: Bitcoin Rally Stalls As Price Rejected Above $9K

| Sam Ouimet

Bitcoin's price pierced $9,000 earlier today for the first time in over a year but quickly retreated to price levels sub $8,600.

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Bitcoin SV Surges 200% as Wright Registers Copyright to Satoshi White Paper

| Sam Ouimet

Bitcoin SV surged more than 200 percent on some exchanges after Craig Wright filed a copyright registration for the bitcoin white paper.

Coinbase Records Highest Weekly Ethereum Trading Volume Since 2017

| Sam Ouimet

Popular ethereum markets exceeded $900 million in trading volume on Coinbase last week, its highest amount since late 2017.

Coinbase Custody Now Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management, CEO Says

| Sam Ouimet

At Consensus 2019, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said the exchange's custody service has been onboarding $150 million in assets under management each…

Up $1,200 on the Day, Bitcoin’s Price Surges Above $8K

| Sam Ouimet

The price of bitcoin (BTC) rose above $8,000 after surging more $1200 today alone.

$7,900: Bitcoin’s Price Extends Gains to Hit 9-Month High

| Sam Ouimet

Bitcoin (BTC) extended its recent gains today, jumping 16 percent to its highest price since July 31, 2018.

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Halving Rally: Litecoin’s Price Logs Biggest Monthly Winning Streak Since 2017

| Sam Ouimet and Omkar Godbole

Litecoin's next block reward halving is now less than 90 days away, but the world's sixth largest cryptocurrency may still have room to run before…