Tag: Perceived Value

Why are cryptocurrency prices plummeting this time? | finder.com.au

Why are cryptocurrency prices plummeting this time? | finder.com.au

What’s Ether up to? Ether took a high dive, with interesting patterns emerging across different exchanges and coins. Its drop started on Bitfinex, but ETH prices followed suit on other exchanges before long and eventually went as low as $520 overall. However, on Bitfinex, they continued plummeting into the $400 range. Clearly one individual, or […]

How Beauty Companies Price Your Lipstick | Racked

How Beauty Companies Price Your Lipstick | Racked

The bottom line about the beauty industry’s bottom line Giving customers a peek into what it costs to make a lipstick is one thing. But the $17 billion question here (that’s how much the US prestige beauty industry sold in 2017) is: How do the prices consumers pay jump by ten times or more? There […]

Bitcoin Price Manipulation Steers World’s Top Crypto in Difficult Direction | NewsBTC

Bitcoin Price Manipulation Steers World’s Top Crypto in Difficult Direction | NewsBTC

The Manipulation Will not Stop The US Justice Department is looking into Bitcoin price manipulation right now. Whether or not they will find anything out of the ordinary, remains to be seen. Even so, indicting anyone for this manipulative behavior will pose another big problem. Large holders of Bitcoin can effectively influence the market with […]

The psychology of pricing | RTE

The psychology of pricing | RTE

If you’re shopping today, you’ll see prices that end in “9” almost everywhere. It has been suggested that the “99 effect” was introduced to curtail employee theft in the early part of the 20th century. It forced cashier and sales staff to open the tills for change thus reducing the chances of them pocketing the money. […]

Home prices are still on a tear, Case-Shiller says | MarketWatch

Home prices are still on a tear, Case-Shiller says | MarketWatch

The numbers: The S&P/Case-Shiller national index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4% and was up 6.5% compared to a year ago in March. The 20-city index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5% and was 6.8% higher than a year ago. What happened: Home-price growth showed no sign of slowing down. Demand is strong, supply is short and […]

Carats launches a pricing index to bring tokenization to the diamond market | Venture Beat

Carats launches a pricing index to bring tokenization to the diamond market | Venture Beat

Although it is not billed as a stablecoin, Carats does share some of the properties of that breed of cryptocurrency or token. “If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that diamonds won’t go out of fashion, and hence their value holds steady,” Carats cofounder and CEO Avishai Shoushan told me. “Our proprietary formula […]

I Would Be Shocked If Bitcoin Prices Weren’t Manipulated | Forbes

I Would Be Shocked If Bitcoin Prices Weren’t Manipulated | Forbes

According the FT and Bloomberg the Justice Department has opened a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies.  Well, duh?  Of course they are. Whether the activities meet the legal definition of manipulation  or can lead to a criminal indictment remains to be seen, but I’d be shocked if […]

‘Decent Probability’ Bitcoin Price Goes to Zero: Vanguard Economist | CCN

‘Decent Probability’ Bitcoin Price Goes to Zero: Vanguard Economist | CCN

An economist at one of the world’s largest asset managers believes there is a “decent probability” that the bitcoin price will eventually crash to zero. Joe Davis, the chief economist for $5.1 trillion asset manager Vanguard, wrote in an ETF.com op-ed that although the firm is enthusiastic about blockchain technology in general, it does not […]

DRAM Sales Decline Amidst Crypto Market Stutter | Bitcoinist.com

DRAM Sales Decline Amidst Crypto Market Stutter | Bitcoinist.com

According to a recent Morgan Stanley report, the decline in cryptocurrency prices has negatively impacted the semiconductor market. With crypto prices falling, miners can end up operating at a loss. Morgan Stanley previously stated that Bitcoin mining is not profitable at prices below $8,600. The meteoric rise of the market drove demand for DRAM (dynamic random-access […]

Bitcoin drops below $8,000. Why are cryptocurrency prices falling? | finder.com.au

Bitcoin drops below $8,000. Why are cryptocurrency prices falling? | finder.com.au

Consensus New York is widely regarded as the biggest cryptocurrency conference around, and in previous years it’s been clearly associated with rising prices. But the bounce didn’t eventuate this year. On the contrary, prices dropped throughout. Bitcoin, as the overall market barometer, gives us a solid look at the state of the cryptocurrency markets. Recent […]