The rise of the retail investor

2021 started with a bang in global markets, propelled by the crypto and stock rallies. We have certainly felt it at eToro, with over two million new registrations since the beginning of the year, bringing our total number of registered users to more than 19 million.   The beginning of 2021 has been influenced by theContinue reading “The rise of the retail investor”

Bitcoin goes for gold as market cap tops $1 trillion

Ethereum reaches $2K and Binance Coin doubles in value In yet another historic week, Bitcoin has blown past the trillion dollar market cap milestone to hit highs of $58K as institutional money pours into the market. MicroStrategy is buying an additional $1 billion worth of Bitcoin, Motley Fool has scooped up $5 million, and even the world’s largest assetContinue reading “Bitcoin goes for gold as market cap tops $1 trillion”

Most famous moments in Crypto History

As with any good gamechanger, the meteoric rise of crypto is perceived, traded and talked about. Read on to learn about some of the most famous moments in crypto history, from momentous meetings and sensational scams to silly stories and memorable memes. The first retail bitcoin transaction Who knew a man’s love for pizza (and leftovers) wouldContinue reading “Most famous moments in Crypto History”

Bitcoin’s birthday: What are we really celebrating?

We’ve all been celebrating Bitcoin’s historic moments, and a birthday is always a good time to recount it all from the beginning. But when is Bitcoin’s birthday, actually? When did Bitcoin start? When was Bitcoin created? When marking meaningful milestones in the Bitcoin origin story, there is not just one, but two important dates. TheContinue reading “Bitcoin’s birthday: What are we really celebrating?”

Markets slip on China sanctions

Markets are red across the board this morning as virus case numbers creep up once again and the US prepares sanctions on Chinese officials involved in disqualifying opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong. This seems like a parting blow to China from the Trump administration. The FTSE is the only major index bucking the trend, gainingContinue reading “Markets slip on China sanctions”

How not to fall into the trap of hidden fees when buying Bitcoin

Traders are flocking to Bitcoin in search of digital gold, but the journey can be costly and confusing, with hidden fees and cumbersome interfaces, making it difficult to navigate the market successfully. eToro makes cryptocurrency trading costs crystal clear. There are no fees buried in the fine print, and an intuitive user interface helps youContinue reading “How not to fall into the trap of hidden fees when buying Bitcoin”

Will Bitcoin hit $20k before the end of 2020?

Looks like Bitcoin is making a full comeback. The world’s largest and best-known cryptocurrency has been rallying lately, with tremendous momentum, reminiscent of the great crypto bull run of 2017–18. At the time of writing, the crypto has pushed above the $18,000 barrier. The last time that happened, in late 2017, it finished at anContinue reading “Will Bitcoin hit $20k before the end of 2020?”

Stocks swing to loss as Covid-19 surge hits optimism

European shares have followed Wall Street into the red this morning as a worrying rise in Covid cases sees jittery investors sell off stocks. Hot off the heels of the positive news that Pfizer’s vaccine was up to 95% efficacy, the US death count hitting the milestone 250,000 mark caused markets to slide. This showsContinue reading “Stocks swing to loss as Covid-19 surge hits optimism”

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