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 rebounds to cross $29.5K on Friday (CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Erases Losses, Holds Near $29.3K as Nasdaq Gains Nearly 2%
Friday morning brought more welcome U.S. economic data, with the PCE Price Index – the Fed's preferred inflation gauge – dipping further in June.
Bitcoin rebounds to cross $29.5K on Friday (CoinDesk)
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Bitcoin Remains in Tight Range Around $29.3K; Stellar's XLM Leads Altcoin Gainers
Fresh U.S. economic data Thursday morning delivered good news on inflation and economic growth.
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Bitcoin daily price chart. (CoinDesk Indices)
Bitcoin Remains Under Pressure Below $30K Following U.S. Retail Sales Numbers
Thursday's rally to a new 13-month high of $31,800 has now more than been fully nullified.
Bitcoin daily price chart. (CoinDesk Indices)
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Even as Inflation Risk Fades, Bitcoin Remains Stuck Below $31K
Wednesday's CPI report showed sizable decelerations in both overall and core U.S. inflation, which one might've thought would drive BTC's price higher.
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Bitcoin Holds Just Below $31K After U.S. Inflation Improves More Than Forecast
Economists had forecast sizable year-over-year declines in both headline and core inflation for this report.
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U.S. Added 209K Jobs in June, Missing Expectations for 230K
The unemployment rate fell to 3.6% versus 3.7% in May and against expectations for 3.7%.
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Crypto Catalyst Watch: FOMC Minutes, Jobs Numbers Lead Busy Slate of Economic Releases
In addition, the national ISM manufacturing survey, released during the long July 4 weekend, fell to its weakest level since May 2020.
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Bitcoin daily price chart. (CoinDesk Indices)
Bitcoin Tumbles on Report of SEC Saying Spot BTC ETF Filings Inadequate
Spot bitcoin ETF applications from BlackRock and Fidelity, among others, had helped drive bitcoin higher over the past two weeks.
Bitcoin daily price chart. (CoinDesk Indices)
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BlackRock's iShares Files Paperwork for Spot Bitcoin ETF
The SEC has rejected numerous attempts by other fund companies to launch a spot bitcoin ETF.
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The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, D.C. (AgnosticPreachersKid/Wikimedia)
Fed Leaves Policy on Hold, Ending Long String of Rate Hikes
The U.S. central bank had previously raised rates at 10 consecutive meetings spanning the previous 15 months.
The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, D.C. (AgnosticPreachersKid/Wikimedia)