Stephen Alpher

Stephen  Alpher

Stephen is CoinDesk's managing editor for Markets. He previously served as managing editor at Seeking Alpha. A native of suburban Washington, D.C., Stephen went to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, majoring in finance. He holds BTC above CoinDesk’s disclosure threshold of $1,000.

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Bitcoin price on July 11 (CoinDesk)
Crypto Bulls Frustrated as Bitcoin and Stocks Recouple – to the Downside
A continuing series of record highs for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq over the past weeks has done nothing to prop up sliding crypto prices, but Thursday saw both asset classes tumbl...
Bitcoin price on July 11 (CoinDesk)
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U.S. Inflation Was Negative in June; Bitcoin Jumps Above $59K
Market participants became increasingly convinced that the Fed was going to trim rates at its September meeting following the report.
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Bitcoin Little-Changed Above $57K as Fed Chair Powell Testifies to Congress
Jerome Powell made clear that central bank policymakers are focused on downside risks to the economy as much as they are inflation.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Bitcoin ETF investors buy the dip (Rich Legg/Getty Images)
Bitcoin ETF Investors Bought the Dip on Friday, With Inflows Topping $140M
The price of the world's largest crypto has seen a very modest bounce since tumbling below $54,000 early Friday.
Bitcoin ETF investors buy the dip (Rich Legg/Getty Images)
A difficult Q2 comes to a close (sergeitokmakov/Pixabay)
Bitcoin and Crypto Closing Out Lame Quarter and One Analyst Believes More Pain Could Be in Store
The price of bitcoin has dipped nearly 15% during the second quarter and altcoins fared even worse.
A difficult Q2 comes to a close (sergeitokmakov/Pixabay)
Mt. Gox selling pressure could be less than feared (Jason Blackeye/Unsplash)
Bitcoin Threatens $60K on Mt. Gox News, but Sales Could Be Less Than Feared
At least one analyst believes fewer coins will be distributed than is commonly thought and thus the sell pressure might be less than expected.
Mt. Gox selling pressure could be less than feared (Jason Blackeye/Unsplash)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 25: Michael Dell attends the 12th Annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala at ACL Live on April 25, 2024 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images)
Billionaire Tech CEO Michael Dell Signals Bitcoin Interest Via Michael Saylor Retweet
Dell and Saylor engaged in a short back-and-forth on X over the past day.
AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 25: Michael Dell attends the 12th Annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala at ACL Live on April 25, 2024 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images)
Bitcoin on 6/13 (CoinDesk)
Assured Spot Ether ETF Approval Fails to Stir Slumping Crypto Market
SEC Chair Gary Gensler said he expected the new vehicles to have won full regulatory approval by the end of the summer.
Bitcoin on 6/13 (CoinDesk)
Fed Chair Jerome Powell (Helene Braun/CoinDesk)
Fed Sees Just One Rate Cut This Year; Bitcoin Gives Up Session Gains
The central bank took note of "modest" progress towards returning to 2% inflation.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell (Helene Braun/CoinDesk)
Crypto prices tumbled Friday (Getty Images)
Big Friday Crypto Selloff Pulls Bitcoin Below $70K
Ideas about lower U.S. interest rates were foiled again and a plunge in shares of speculative favorite GameStop soured the mood in crypto.
Crypto prices tumbled Friday (Getty Images)