Category: CoinDesk

CoinDesk: First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Continues Its Sluggishness Amid Darkening Economic Signs

Good morning. Here’s what’s happening:Market moves: Bitcoin’s price hovered above $43,000 as investors looked for signs that the cryptocurrency’s price had hit a bottom point.Technician’s take: Support remains intact, which could keep BTC buyers active over the short term.Catch the latest episodes of CoinDesk TV for insightful interviews with crypto industry leaders and analysis.PricesBitcoin (BTC): $43,210 -0.1%Ether (ETH): $3,359 +0.5%MarketsS&P 500: $4,662 +.08%DJIA: $35,911 -0.5%Nasdaq: $14,893 +0.5%Gold: $1,817 -0.2%Market movesThe crypto price slump continues.Bitcoin spent much of its weekend roughly where it started it, hovering just over $43,000. That level was a little better than at the start of the...

CoinDesk: Walmart Preparing a Metaverse Push, Trademark Filings Show

Apparently dominating retail competition in the real world isn’t enough for Walmart, which filed seven trademarks at the end of December that signal its plan to make and sell virtual goods in the metaverse as well.According to one of those filings, the big-box retailer also is exploring whether to offer users a cryptocurrency along with NFTs.The trademarks can be found here, here, here, here, here, here and here.The news was first reported by CNBC.Read also: Walmart Has Quietly Begun Hosting Bitcoin ATMs