Almost 12,000 ETH staked through Ledger Live in just 14 days

On 17 November Ledger announced a key partnership with Kiln which enabled users to stake ETH directly through Ledger Live. With the recent struggles of a number of crypto lenders and exchanges, Ledger makes a rather risky move which could turn out to be a winning one, keeping in mind the company’s reputation. The team […]

Index reveals housing in the US becomes 31% less affordable in Q3 2022 YoY

With increasing mortgage rates and persistently high inflation that continues to put a strain on many family budgets, affordability has become a top priority for new home buyers. Although the drop in fuel prices over the summer gave people a certain relief, housing prices in the US continue to climb, with some experts predicting that […]

Global gold investment demand surges 36% YoY in Q3 amid persistently high inflation

Current market conditions can be easily described as disastrous. Inflation, recession, post-pandemic issues including lockdowns, war have major role in the current bear market. In such hard times, the BestBrokers team decided to analyse the Gold investment levels across the major investment regions – namely United States, North America, China, India, and Europe. Globally, Q3 […]

Average wages in the US unable to catch up with the rising cost of Thanksgiving dinner

Millions of people are eager to spend Thanksgiving together, enjoying the festive meal with their loved ones. But this year, due to the ongoing inflation, the holiday will cost a lot more as families will need to spend more on travel, on heating and lighting their homes, and most importantly, on preparing the traditional Thanksgiving […]

Buy Now, Pay Later schemes to exceed 7% of all e-commerce transactions in the UK in 2022

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) schemes have become increasingly popular in the UK market. In a time of economic crisis, many are looking for interest-free ways to manage their cash flow. Studies estimated that in 2020, 10.1 million people in the UK had used BNPL, growing by 70-80% from the year before. To put that […]

51% of e-commerce purchases in the US in 2021 are processed through credit and debit cards

US e-commerce continued expanding in 2021, as the economy and, more specifically, travel industry started recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The total value of US e-commerce transactions grew 10% year-on-year in 2021, while the segment is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 11% through 2025, more than twice […]

Total staked Ethereum surpasses 14 million in Q3 2022

Current market uncertainty, provoked by a multitude of reasons including high inflation, energy crisis and fear of nuclear war, make investors very cautious. So far this year we saw a number of sell-offs. While some of the most stable assets like S&P 500 and Gold are down approximately 23% and 10%, crypto assets like Bitcoin […]

DAI most stable of the stablecoins – its price dropped the least in 2022

The adoption rate of blockchain technology is rising every day and more and more businesses start accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. This provides a perfect use case for stablecoins – cryptocurrencies, pegged to another physical currency or commodity. They either maintain a reserve of fiat or crypto collateral to set a fixed price […]

Number of active Ethereum users increased by over 36% in Q3 2022

In times of extreme fear of a WWIII, inflation, recession and energy shortage most of the investment instruments suffer substantial losses. Stocks, gold and mostly cryptocurrencies are greatly affected by the troublesome atmosphere around the world. With Ether down approximately 64% year-to-date, followed by Bitcoin down approximately 58% year-to-date, BestBrokers analyst team decided to look […]

Apple charging 30% per NFT sale – this might not be as bad as it sounds

Apple has established itself as one of the most influential tech giants and is currently the most valuable company with a market cap of nearly $2.5 trillion and over 1.23 billion iPhone users worldwide in 2022. Being the most valuable company brings a lot of praise but, on the other hand, a lot of opposition […]