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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The U.S. CPI for December was released Tuesday morning (Getty Images)
U.S. CPI Inflation Trended Lower in November, Rising 3.1% From a Year Ago
The core rate of CPI inflation was higher by 4% year-over-year, in line with forecasts.
The U.S. CPI for December was released Tuesday morning (Getty Images)
The U.S. government released its latest jobs figures Friday (David McNew/Getty Images)
Bitcoin Dips as U.S. November Job Growth of 199K Tops Estimates
Anticipating a slowdown in the economy and easier Fed monetary policy, investors have sharply bid down interest rates in the weeks leading up to this morning's numbers.
The U.S. government released its latest jobs figures Friday (David McNew/Getty Images)
The government releases jobs data for November on Friday (YinYang/Getty)
Bitcoin's Next Move Might be Decided by Friday's Jobs Report
A recent dovish shift in the outlook for monetary policy has played a sizable role in big gains for both crypto and traditional markets.
The government releases jobs data for November on Friday (YinYang/Getty)
Lower rates may be behind bitcoin's big move (© Eugene Mymrin)
Bitcoin ETFs Got BTC Surging, but Tumbling Interest Rates Have Helped, Too
The abrupt recent turn in expectations for Federal Reserve monetary policy has helped asset prices across the board.
Lower rates may be behind bitcoin's big move (© Eugene Mymrin)
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El Salvador's Bitcoin Investment 'In the Black,' Says President Bukele
"We have no intention of selling," Bukele added.
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Bitcoin Pushes Above $37.7K on Dovish Comments From Fed's Waller
The typically hawkish Fed governor said rate cuts could be on the agenda if inflation continues to decline.
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Bulls attempt to take charge after Binance settlement (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Bitcoin Shakes Off Binance News, Rises Above $37K as Spot ETF Approval Eyed
Analysts suggest the Binance deal may have cleared the decks for the long-awaited U.S. spot bitcoin ETF.
Bulls attempt to take charge after Binance settlement (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Crypto prices yo-yo on Binance news (Getty Images)
Bitcoin Buffeted Then Bounces on Binance/U.S. Settlement Report
Prices tumbled Tuesday morning as the DOJ announced an imminent major crypto enforcement action, but then rebounded
Crypto prices yo-yo on Binance news (Getty Images)
Changpeng Zhao ,CEO of Binance (CoinDesk)
Bitcoin and BNB Token Stage Relief Rallies on Binance Settlement News
Crypto exchange Binance could reportedly soon be paying $4 billion to settle multiple U.S. criminal charges, according to Bloomberg.
Changpeng Zhao ,CEO of Binance (CoinDesk)
Incoming Argentine President Javier Milei (Getty images)
Javier Milei Wins Argentine Presidency; Bitcoin Gains Nearly 3%
The self-described anarcho-capitalist has been supportive of bitcoin, calling it "the return of money to its original creator, the private sector."
Incoming Argentine President Javier Milei (Getty images)