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Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

In an attempt to stimulate U.S. economy amid coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) decided to slash the main interest rate to near zero together with the purchase of $700 billion Treasury securities.

Crowd Sentiment towards Crypto Turns Bearish as Inflation Data Looms

Crowd Sentiment towards Crypto Turns Bearish as Inflation Data Looms

The crypto market has not yet been able to find the right footing based on tightened macroeconomic factors and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

COVID-19 Relief Spurs Federal Reserve Towards Digital Payments with FEDNow

COVID-19 Relief Spurs Federal Reserve Towards Digital Payments with FEDNow

The Federal Reserve is accelerating towards digital payments technology as the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to provide faster methods of relief. The United States central bank has announced the development of its own platform—FedNow.

Federal Reserve Chair Powell Affirms There Is Ongoing Research for a Digital Dollar

Federal Reserve Chair Powell Affirms There Is Ongoing Research for a Digital Dollar

The Federal Reserve Bank is involved in a large-scale research and development regarding digital dollar, says Chairman Jerome Powell.

Reuters: Federal Reserve Announces Job Cuts

Reuters: Federal Reserve Announces Job Cuts

The Federal Reserve plans to eliminate 300 positions by the end of this year, marking its first notable personnel reduction since 2010. The majority of the cuts will target support roles, including technology positions. Despite the resilience of the U.S. economy, the decision is not unprecedented.

US Fed denies Custodia Bank membership over crypto concerns

US Fed denies Custodia Bank membership over crypto concerns

The US Federal Reserve has denied Custodia Bank's membership application due to concerns over its involvement in the crypto industry. The Fed cited heightened illicit finance and safety and soundness risks, as well as a lack of a sufficient risk-management framework for its proposed cryptoasset-related activities. The bank is also prohibited from running crypto-related services if accepted as a member.

Two Major Events Will Influence the Bitcoin Price in the Next 24 Hours

Two Major Events Will Influence the Bitcoin Price in the Next 24 Hours

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency traders face a moment of pause as they await two major events that will either send the BTC price soaring or cause a major bearish correction.

ARK Invest CEO: Crypto Assets Will See Huge Turn

ARK Invest CEO: Crypto Assets Will See Huge Turn

ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood predicts 2% inflation. Due to diminishing money supply, Wood expects inflation to go below this level and potentially into negative territory. The business recently sold its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) shares and bought 320,000 Coinbase shares for $17.6 million.

Bank of Japan Testing Digital Yen CBDC

Bank of Japan Testing Digital Yen CBDC

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has just announced that it will begin experimenting with a Digital Yen, its own Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to test its technical application and feasibility.

First US DAO to battle SEC without lawyers

First US DAO to battle SEC without lawyers

In its 2021 SEC filing, the DAO listed its native, interdependent tokens — the stablecoin Ducat and governance token Locke. The regulator has started the process of issuing a stop order, citing a slew of issues with the registration. American CryptoFed plans to file a motion to extend the deadline for responding to the SEC's Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings.

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Not Like Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Not Like Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency

CBDC are digital assets, but they are not cryptocurrencies and in fact strike at the heart of the very philosophy that brought Bitcoin into existence.

FTX Founder Allegedly Sought Federal Regulation Before Collapse

FTX Founder Allegedly Sought Federal Regulation Before Collapse

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried allegedly sought federal regulation for the crypto exchange before its collapse and his resignation as CEO. A leaked email exchange with a top regulator showed Bankman-Fried's intent to meet with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chairman in June 2022.

Federal Reserve Keeps Interest Rates Steady, Bitcoin Responds with Significant Fluctuations

Federal Reserve Keeps Interest Rates Steady, Bitcoin Responds with Significant Fluctuations

Federal Reserve officials has agreed to keep interest rates unchanged following 10 consecutive hikes. However, the Federal Reserve hinted that they may consider a rate hike next month if the economy and inflation don't show further signs of cooling down.

Circle Unable to Withdraw $3.3 Billion from SVB, Causing USDC Sell-Off

Circle Unable to Withdraw $3.3 Billion from SVB, Causing USDC Sell-Off

Circle, the issuer of USD Coin (USDC), was unable to withdraw $3.3 billion of its $40 billion reserves from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), leading to a sell-off that caused the stablecoin's value to drop below its $1 peg. Circle initiated a wire transfer to remove the funds from SVB as the FDIC-insured bank was about to shut operations, but the transfer was not wholly processed, leaving $3.3 billion of USDC reserves with SVB. Dante Disparte, Circle's chief strategy officer, warned that SVB's failure could have broader implications for the US economy.

FBI Arrests 2 Hackers for Ransomware and “Crypto-Jacking” Scams, 5 Chinese Suspects Still at Large

FBI Arrests 2 Hackers for Ransomware and “Crypto-Jacking” Scams, 5 Chinese Suspects Still at Large

The DoJ and the FBI seized two criminals connected to a cybercrime targeting over 100 companies in the US and abroad with ransomware, crypto jacking and more.

Bitcoin Safe Haven Status Under Fire Following US Federal Reserve Rate Cuts to Combat Coronavirus Disruption

Bitcoin Safe Haven Status Under Fire Following US Federal Reserve Rate Cuts to Combat Coronavirus Disruption

The reaction of the bitcoin market to the first rate cut from the Federal Reserve since December 2008, during the global financial crisis, is being carefully observed by the crypto community and may eventually reveal the cryptocurrency’s true nature.

US Representative Tom Emmer Introduces Legislation to Limit Fed

US Representative Tom Emmer Introduces Legislation to Limit Fed

Representative Tom Emmer presented the "CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act" to encourage financial privacy and CBDC transparency.

The Fed Rejects Custodia Bank's Membership Application

The Fed Rejects Custodia Bank's Membership Application

The Fed rejected cryptocurrency-focused Custodia Bank membership again, citing "sound banking operations."

Bitcoin Climbs to $40K Despite Fed’s Interest Rate Hike, Is Sell The Rumor Buy The News Playing Out?

Bitcoin Climbs to $40K Despite Fed’s Interest Rate Hike, Is Sell The Rumor Buy The News Playing Out?

Despite the Federal Reserve (the Fed) increasing interest rates by half a point (0.5%), Bitcoin soared by 6% to reach $40,002.

US Banking Crisis Fuels Regulation Debate

US Banking Crisis Fuels Regulation Debate

The recent fall of major banks in the US has reignited discussions about the most effective ways to safeguard the economy. Economist Peter Schiff argues that increasing banking regulations could contribute to a worsening economic crisis, while a group of economists warns that nearly 190 US banks are at risk of depositor-driven collapse due to monetary policies.

US Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates since 2018: Implications for Crypto

US Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates since 2018: Implications for Crypto

The United States Federal Reserve has raised its interest rates by 25 basis points, the first time in about three years it will be making such a move since Dec. 2018. The implications for crypto is considered.

Federal Reserve Chair Powell Sees Interest Rate Hike this Month

Federal Reserve Chair Powell Sees Interest Rate Hike this Month

Mr. Powell reiterated that the US Federal Reserve is preparing to increase interest rates this month, despite the uncertainty of Ukraine crisis remain.

Fed Is Driving Current Downturn, Crypto Billionaire Says

Fed Is Driving Current Downturn, Crypto Billionaire Says

While investors have become increasingly concerned with rising inflation, the Fed planned to address it by hiking interest rates. The central bank has been clear with regards to what it would do to control inflation.

Why Bitcoin Has Threatened US Dollar Dominance and Federal Reserve

Why Bitcoin Has Threatened US Dollar Dominance and Federal Reserve

How Bitcoin has threatened US dollar dominance and Federal Reserve power, and has been reducing the role of the government in issuing money.

Federal Reserve's Bowman Discusses Digital Currency Innovations Amid CBDC Debate

Federal Reserve's Bowman Discusses Digital Currency Innovations Amid CBDC Debate

Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman, in a discussion at Harvard Law School, explored the evolving digital payment landscape, touching on CBDC, stablecoins, and the necessity for a robust regulatory framework. While recognizing the potential of digital assets, she emphasized a cautious approach, underscoring the importance of continued research and international collaboration to navigate the digital transformation responsibly.

Federal Regulators Testify on Bank Failures

Federal Regulators Testify on Bank Failures

Representatives from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Federal Reserve will testify before the United States House Financial Services Commission in a hearing investigating the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Lawmakers are seeking to understand why and how these banks failed. The hearing is expected to take place on March 29, and both the FDIC chair and the Fed Vice Chair for Supervision will appear before Congress.

Federal Reserve Holds 0% Interest Rates until 2023, Targets Over 2% Inflation—BTC Price Breaks $11,000

Federal Reserve Holds 0% Interest Rates until 2023, Targets Over 2% Inflation—BTC Price Breaks $11,000

Bitcoin price spikes as Federal Reserve officials of FOMC said they will hold US interest rates close to zero and will continue to push inflation above 2% by 2023.

US Feds Created FTX Task Team To Track Stolen User Cash

US Feds Created FTX Task Team To Track Stolen User Cash

The Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney's Office created the FTX Task Force. The exchange collapse task group will investigate and prosecute. It also seeks billions in consumer money. FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried denies all eight criminal allegations.

Market Watch: Stock vs Crypto Performance, Tesla, Apple, Bitcoin and Ethereum Compared

Market Watch: Stock vs Crypto Performance, Tesla, Apple, Bitcoin and Ethereum Compared

What it the correlation between crypto and the stock market? We analyze Nasdaq, Dow, Apple, Tesla, Microsoft, Bitcoin, Ethereum. Unlimited QE is the most important factor.

Federal Reserve Has Been Advancing CBDC Research with US Regional Banks’ Contributions

Federal Reserve Has Been Advancing CBDC Research with US Regional Banks’ Contributions

The Federal Reserve's research and development on a central bank digital currency issuance has been complemented by several regional Federal banks' efforts.

US Draft Bill Proposes Framework for Stablecoins

US Draft Bill Proposes Framework for Stablecoins

A new draft bill has been published in the United States proposing a regulatory framework for stablecoins. The bill would put the Federal Reserve in charge of non-bank stablecoin issuers, such as Tether and Circle. Insured depository institutions seeking to issue stablecoins would fall under federal banking agency supervision. The bill also includes a ban on issuing stablecoins not backed by tangible assets and proposes a study on "endogenously collateralized stablecoins."

Three Major Central Banks Play a Pivotal Role in Bitcoin Adoption

Three Major Central Banks Play a Pivotal Role in Bitcoin Adoption

Market analyst Holger Zschaepitz believes that the big three central banks, namely the Federal Reserve (Fed), the Bank of Japan (BoJ), and the European Central Bank (ECB), have been instrumental in Bitcoin adoption.

US Federal Prosecutors Investigate Block Inc. for Compliance Violations

US Federal Prosecutors Investigate Block Inc. for Compliance Violations

US federal prosecutors are conducting an investigation into Block Inc., the fintech company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. The investigation follows allegations of compliance violations at Block's payment arms, Square and Cash App. A whistleblower has provided documents showing that Block processed transactions for users in countries subject to economic sanctions and facilitated crypto transactions for terrorist groups. The company is accused of failing to address these breaches despite being alerted to them.

Banks to Inform Reserve Board Before Engaging in Crypto Activity, Fed Warns

Banks to Inform Reserve Board Before Engaging in Crypto Activity, Fed Warns

The Federal Reserve has warned banks intending to take advantage of new opportunities involving cryptocurrencies, stating that they should ensure activities they intend to undertake are legal.

Crypto Scams Have Swindled At Least $1B From Nearly 50,000 People Since 2021 - FTC

Crypto Scams Have Swindled At Least $1B From Nearly 50,000 People Since 2021 - FTC

Despite crypto penetrating the masses from Bitcoin ATMs to Super Bowl ads, scams in this sector have been going through the roof because more than $1 billion has been lost since 2021, according to a study by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Senator Sherrod Brown Urges US Financial Regulator to Keep Out Cryptocurrency Firms Out of Banking Industry

Senator Sherrod Brown Urges US Financial Regulator to Keep Out Cryptocurrency Firms Out of Banking Industry

US Senator Sherrod Brown is concerned by recent approvals of federal trust charters awarded to crypto firms.

Mid-Size Banks Ask for Deposit Insurance Extension

Mid-Size Banks Ask for Deposit Insurance Extension

The Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America (MBCA) has requested that the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) extend insurance on all deposits for the next two years, which would immediately halt the outflow of deposits from smaller banks and stabilize the banking industry, according to a Bloomberg report. The MBCA proposed that the banks themselves fund the insurance program by raising the deposit-insurance assessment on lenders who opt to participate in the increased coverage, and the failure to provide this could result in up to 300 banks going under.

Bitcoin Bleeds as Celebrations about Interest Rate Hike Becoming Short-Lived

Bitcoin Bleeds as Celebrations about Interest Rate Hike Becoming Short-Lived

After hitting the $40K level as Fed’s interest rate hike made airwaves on May 4, Bitcoin finds itself on the receiving end because it has sunk to a two-month low.

Federal Reserve “Flexible” Inflation Monetary Policy Could Boost Bitcoin Price as Investors Stock Up on BTC Safe Haven

Federal Reserve “Flexible” Inflation Monetary Policy Could Boost Bitcoin Price as Investors Stock Up on BTC Safe Haven

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has announced new measures to control inflation, in a speech that could have long-term implications for the Bitcoin price and cryptocurrency.

Fed Governor Christopher Waller Says US CBDC Not Necessary for Dollar’s Supremacy

Fed Governor Christopher Waller Says US CBDC Not Necessary for Dollar’s Supremacy

Waller said the Fed has not made decisions concerning CBDCs. He stated that his remarks are aimed at giving a free and open dialogue on the utility of such digital currencies.

Bitcoin Braces for Deeper Bear Market as Fed Eyeing Another Big Rate Hike

Bitcoin Braces for Deeper Bear Market as Fed Eyeing Another Big Rate Hike

The Fed has already announced five rate hikes this year, but the institution has not yet been able to contain the surging inflation.

How Does Cryptocurrency Regulation News Affect the Bitcoin Price? Bank Of International Settlements Research Reveals

How Does Cryptocurrency Regulation News Affect the Bitcoin Price? Bank Of International Settlements Research Reveals

New research conducted on behalf of the Bank for International Settlements indicates that contrary to popular belief, the Bitcoin price and other cryptocurrency prices respond very positively to news of coming regulations,when they are clear.

MEXC Global Enables Crypto Purchases with Zero Transaction Fees via Fedwire, SWIFT

MEXC Global Enables Crypto Purchases with Zero Transaction Fees via Fedwire, SWIFT

MEXC Global has permitted purchases that attract zero transaction fees through SWIFT and Fedwire to boost the globalisation of cryptocurrency trading.

Sushi Chef Addresses SEC Subpoena

Sushi Chef Addresses SEC Subpoena

Jared Grey, head chef of Japan-based DAO, Sushi, stated that no one associated with Sushi has violated U.S. federal security laws in response to a subpoena from the SEC. Grey is cooperating with the SEC and stated that it is unknown whether further subpoenas will be issued to others linked with Sushi.

Breaking: Key US House Committee Leaders Challenges Federal Reserve on Stablecoin

Breaking: Key US House Committee Leaders Challenges Federal Reserve on Stablecoin

The House Financial Services Committee is concerned about the Federal Reserve Board's recent regulatory actions on payment stablecoins, arguing they could hinder Congress's digital asset framework, impose additional regulatory burdens, and potentially cause financial repercussions.

Federal Reserve Governor Michelle W. Bowman Stresses Banking Supervision including Digital Assets

Federal Reserve Governor Michelle W. Bowman Stresses Banking Supervision including Digital Assets

Governor Michelle W. Bowman, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, emphasized the need for a responsive and responsible regulatory framework in the banking sector.

Federal Reserve FOMC Meeting Inflation Targets Might See Bitcoin Price Retest $10,400 Resistance

Federal Reserve FOMC Meeting Inflation Targets Might See Bitcoin Price Retest $10,400 Resistance

Bitcoin traders await the Federal Reserve’s upcoming policy meeting on Wednesday to hear how the United States central bank will enact its inflation policy.

New York Man Charged with Defrauding Investors $4.5 Million in Cryptocurrency Investment Scheme

New York Man Charged with Defrauding Investors $4.5 Million in Cryptocurrency Investment Scheme

A New York man has been charged in US federal court with defrauding investors out of millions of dollars in crypto assets that he used on offshore gambling sites. A criminal complaint was filed on July 9, and the US Attorney’s Office charged Douglas Jae Woo Kim, 27 years old, with wire fraud in which he allegedly conned three investors out of over $4.5 million of Ethereum and Bitcoin.

Federal Reserve Digital Dollar DLT Testing Underway But CBDC Monetary Policy Lags

Federal Reserve Digital Dollar DLT Testing Underway But CBDC Monetary Policy Lags

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainaird announced that the United States Federal Reserve is currently experimenting with blockchain and DLT in pursuit of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) or digital dollar.

Crypto Bank Custodia Files Lawsuit against Federal Reserve for Delaying Master Account Application

Crypto Bank Custodia Files Lawsuit against Federal Reserve for Delaying Master Account Application

Wyoming state-based digital asset bank Custodia has filed a lawsuit against the authority for unlawfully delaying a decision on its applications for a master account.

Can US Lawmakers Really Just Mint Two $1 Trillion Coins to Back a Digital Dollar COVID Stimulus with "No Additional Debt"?

Can US Lawmakers Really Just Mint Two $1 Trillion Coins to Back a Digital Dollar COVID Stimulus with "No Additional Debt"?

As the economy continues to deteriorate in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic climate, US Lawmakers are once again pitching the creation of a sovereign digital dollar to quickly distribute the proposed stimulus packages. The bill further proposed the new minting of two trillion dollar coins.

French Football Federation Explores Player NFT Cards in Partnership with Sorare

French Football Federation Explores Player NFT Cards in Partnership with Sorare

Sorare is building a digital collectible card for French National Team players.

Federal Reserve Considers a FEDcoin in Wake of Rising Stablecoin and CBDC Development

Federal Reserve Considers a FEDcoin in Wake of Rising Stablecoin and CBDC Development

Federal Reserve Governor, Lael Brainard said that the Fed is weighing the developments and policy issues in the digital payments sector and experimenting with central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in consideration of potentially issuing it own digital currency.

2 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Should Reclaim $34,000 This Week

2 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Should Reclaim $34,000 This Week

Bitcoin plunged by over 16 percent to an intraday low of $27,678 on Monday before recovering above the $30,000 level. Here are two reasons to expect a further BTC price rally.

US Fed Aims To Publish Discussion Paper on CBDC This Summer

US Fed Aims To Publish Discussion Paper on CBDC This Summer

The US Federal Reserve will issue a discussion paper about CBDC this summer.

Federal Reserve Bank Sees Nationwide Outage Days After Treasury Sec Says Bitcoin is "Extremely Inefficient"

Federal Reserve Bank Sees Nationwide Outage Days After Treasury Sec Says Bitcoin is "Extremely Inefficient"

The Federal Reserve Bank suffered a massive outage on its system, lending credence to the superiority of Bitcoin as a decentralized network.

US Federal Court Defines Bitcoin As Money

US Federal Court Defines Bitcoin As Money

A US Federal court has classified Bitcoin as a “money” under the Washington, D.C, Money Transmitters Act (MTA).

Bitcoin and Bad Guys

Bitcoin and Bad Guys

With Bitcoin a growing number of people have been choosing to opt-out of the traditional financial system, and others have even chosen to use the cryptocurrency to circumvent regulation altogether, leading to its unfortunate connection with illegal activity and shady characters.

US Congressmen Ask Federal Reserve to Create National Digital Currency

US Congressmen Ask Federal Reserve to Create National Digital Currency

Two members of the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee recently asked the Federal Reserve if it has any plans to create a U.S. dollar digital currency.

Bitcoin Holds Steady at $20,000 Level as The Fed Hikes Rates as Expected

Bitcoin Holds Steady at $20,000 Level as The Fed Hikes Rates as Expected

The Federal Reserve enacted the 4th consecutive 75 basis point rate hike on Wednesday. Bitcoin reacted.

Digital Dollars—A Two Tier CBDC Design to Maintain US Currency Dominance

Digital Dollars—A Two Tier CBDC Design to Maintain US Currency Dominance

The Digital Dollar Project (DDP) is the focus of the Digital Dollar Foundation and advocates the need for a CBDC. In their recently released whitepaper, the DDP stipulates that it aims for the US dollar to maintain its global dominance but further warns that the work needs to begin immediately. The DPP also calls for public-private collaboration, including the use of a two-tier system for the spread and distribution of retail digital dollars.

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell to Address IMF on Digital Currencies Next Week

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell to Address IMF on Digital Currencies Next Week

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will be speaking to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next week as part of a panel on cross-border digital payments.

SEC Charges FTX Auditor Prager Metis Over Independence Violations

SEC Charges FTX Auditor Prager Metis Over Independence Violations

The SEC has charged Prager Metis with violations of auditor independence laws, drawing attention due to its previous engagement with cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which filed for bankruptcy in 2022. The legal action emphasizes the crucial role of auditor independence in ensuring financial transparency and investor protection.

Gemini Co-Founder Winklevoss Thinks BTC Is Set For Its Next Bull Run, With the Fed's Money Printing

Gemini Co-Founder Winklevoss Thinks BTC Is Set For Its Next Bull Run, With the Fed's Money Printing

Co-founder and CEO of Gemini crypto exchange Tyler Winklevoss thinks that the US Federal Reserve’s economic stimulus strategy would positively impact Bitcoin and its pricing on the crypto market.

Are Institutional Investments Fueling Correlation Between Crypto and Stock Markets?

Are Institutional Investments Fueling Correlation Between Crypto and Stock Markets?

With macroeconomic factors like interest rate hikes affecting both stocks and crypto, this begs the question: are institutional investments propelling the correlation between the two markets?

Federal Reserve's 2024 Interest Rate Pause: A Boost for Cryptocurrencies and Stocks

Federal Reserve's 2024 Interest Rate Pause: A Boost for Cryptocurrencies and Stocks

The US Federal Reserve's decision to pause interest rates in 2024 signals a positive shift for cryptocurrencies and stocks, with significant gains in the market and a rally in the S&P 500.

New York Federal Reserve Partners With MAS to Research on wCBDCs

New York Federal Reserve Partners With MAS to Research on wCBDCs

The New York Fed and Singapore's MAS are collaborating on CBDC development

Is The US Ready for CBDC? Most Americans Opposed to Digital Dollar Adoption, Survey Reveals

Is The US Ready for CBDC? Most Americans Opposed to Digital Dollar Adoption, Survey Reveals

Most American citizens appear to be against a digital dollar adoption within the US, preferring paper money to CBDC, according to a study.

Binance Reportedly Faces Investigations from Top US Federal Agencies

Binance Reportedly Faces Investigations from Top US Federal Agencies

The IRS and the DOJ are reportedly probing Binance over tax and money laundering offences.

Twitter Says Bitcoin Hack Originated From Phone Phishing Attack

Twitter Says Bitcoin Hack Originated From Phone Phishing Attack

On Thursday, Twitter provided an update addressing the massive Bitcoin hack that overtook its platform earlier this month.

Cardano CEO Getting a OneCoin Vibe from Federal Reserve's 'Infinite Cash' Statement

Cardano CEO Getting a OneCoin Vibe from Federal Reserve's 'Infinite Cash' Statement

In an interview given to CBS's 60 Minutes on March 22, 2020, Neel Kashkari, the President of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis made a controversial remark on being asked how the state would deal if the situation like 2008 financial crisis would come again due the Coronavirus outbreak.

Paul Tudor Jones Sends Inflation Warning to Feds, Touting Bitcoin as Way to "Hedge"

Paul Tudor Jones Sends Inflation Warning to Feds, Touting Bitcoin as Way to "Hedge"

Paul Tudor Jones revealed that he would invest in commodities, Gold and Bitcoin to serve as a hedge against inflation. Also, he will increase the allocation of Bitcoin from 2% to 5% as part of his portfolio.

Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates with a 75-Bp Increase, Bitcoin Remains Bearish

Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates with a 75-Bp Increase, Bitcoin Remains Bearish

US Federal Reserve has once again raised key interest rates by 75 basis points in an effort to normalize its monetary policies. Crypto markets have reacted following the announcements.

Bitcoin Needs to Reclaim $37.5K before Painting a Bullish Picture

Bitcoin Needs to Reclaim $37.5K before Painting a Bullish Picture

BTC needs to reclaim the previous support level of $37.5K to boost its chances of bullish momentum.

Legends of Wall Street Are Warning Us That Inflation is Coming Hard—Is it time to Buy Bitcoin?

Legends of Wall Street Are Warning Us That Inflation is Coming Hard—Is it time to Buy Bitcoin?

Will you turn to Bitcoin or Gold to hold your wealth as the US Dollar loses purchasing power? Here's what legends of Wall Street are doing.

Bitcoin Price on Verge of $20,000 amid Fed’s Interest Rates Announcement

Bitcoin Price on Verge of $20,000 amid Fed’s Interest Rates Announcement

Crypto prices drop are more likely as the Fed is set to announce interest rate hikes on Friday this week.

Brazilian Banking Federation President Claims Crypto Cannot Replace Fiat Money

Brazilian Banking Federation President Claims Crypto Cannot Replace Fiat Money

The President of Brazilian Banking Federation has argued that cryptocurrencies do not meet the basic criteria of real currencies.

US States Challenge CBDC as Legal Tender

US States Challenge CBDC as Legal Tender

Four U.S. states - Utah, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee - have filed bills to exclude Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) from their legal definitions of money, reflecting rising state-level resistance and concerns over privacy and federal overreach.

Fed Chair Powell Asserts Money Supply is for Central Banks not Private Sector

Fed Chair Powell Asserts Money Supply is for Central Banks not Private Sector

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell asserted that the private sector has no place in money issuance and by extension the development of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

Jul 30 Trading Analysis: The Running of the BTC Bulls

Jul 30 Trading Analysis: The Running of the BTC Bulls

- BTC trading resiliently around the $11k mark with open interest across global exchanges hitting $5 billion, a level not seen since February this year. - Overnight, no surprises from the U.S. Fed who left interest rates near zero and vowed to use all its tools to support the recovery from an economic downturn that Chair Powell called the most severe “in our lifetime.” - Trade strategy: Think we have got some momentum going as rotation from DeFi and precious metals investors as well as even day traders from the U.S. (think Robhinhood).

Bitcoins Rebounds after Witnessing 6 Month Lows due to FUD, Standing around $36K

Bitcoins Rebounds after Witnessing 6 Month Lows due to FUD, Standing around $36K

Subject to fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and the possibility of raising the interest rate from the U.S. Fed meeting last week, Bitcoin rebounded during the Asia trading session after it tumbled to its lowest in six months.

Is Bitcoin Getting Ready to Rebound in the Wake of Interest Rate Hikes?

Is Bitcoin Getting Ready to Rebound in the Wake of Interest Rate Hikes?

Despite Bitcoin’s volatility sinking, this might indicate its quest to return to winning ways, according to Bloomberg analyst Mike McGlone.

US Federal Reserve to Create Cryptocurrency Team Amid Concerns Over Unregulated Stablecoins

US Federal Reserve to Create Cryptocurrency Team Amid Concerns Over Unregulated Stablecoins

The US Federal Reserve is planning to establish a specialized team of experts to keep up with developments in the cryptocurrency industry, specifically focusing on stablecoins. The move comes amid concerns that unregulated stablecoins could put households, businesses, and the broader economy at risk. While acknowledging the transformative potential of cryptocurrencies, the Federal Reserve believes that appropriate guardrails need to be in place to ensure that the benefits of innovation can be realized.

Custodia Bank's Application to Join Federal Reserve Rejected

Custodia Bank's Application to Join Federal Reserve Rejected

Custodia, a digital asset bank, was denied membership in the Federal Reserve System.

Senate Banking Committee Democrats caution SoFi about deadlines

Senate Banking Committee Democrats caution SoFi about deadlines

After purchasing Gold Pacific Bancorp, SoFi was awarded the status of bank holding company. Customers of SoFi's national bank may invest a portion of their direct deposits in digital assets without incurring fees. In investor protection documents, SoFi characterized one of the currencies it provides as "a crypto pump-and-dump" The writers seek an answer to these matters by December 8.

Senate Hearing Views Digital Dollar CBDC as Critical to Maintaining Global Reserve Currency Status

Senate Hearing Views Digital Dollar CBDC as Critical to Maintaining Global Reserve Currency Status

The United States government’s plan for its digital dollar or central bank digital currency (CBDC) may have just reached a new level of urgency, as the US hopes to maintain its most effective tool of power—global dependence on the Federal Reserve and the US dollar.

Vitalik Buterin Sceptical About DeFi Yield Farming, Compares It to US Federal Reserve Money Printing

Vitalik Buterin Sceptical About DeFi Yield Farming, Compares It to US Federal Reserve Money Printing

Vitalik Buterin has criticized the yield farming craze observed from the DeFi sector, comparing it to the US Federal Reserve’s mass printing strategy.

Unveiling the Top 5 Surprising Views on Blockchain by AFF leaders

Unveiling the Top 5 Surprising Views on Blockchain by AFF leaders

Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, fintech and virtual assets will be at the centre of many of the discussions and we have selected a few of the speakers that we are most intrigued by and some that our readers may not realize are important or outspoken in the blockchain and crypto space. We have purposely excluded the usual suspects—if you don’t know what PWC’s Henri Arslanian thinks about crypto by now, we really can’t help you.

Global UAE Bank Building Blockchain Architecture for Federated and Sovereign Digital Identity

Global UAE Bank Building Blockchain Architecture for Federated and Sovereign Digital Identity

A global UAE bank is creating a federated and sovereign blockchain architecture for digital identity via HashCash Consultants, to propel its financial and banking operations and prepare for the future of finance.

Understanding the Profound Impact of Stablecoins on Traditional Finance

Understanding the Profound Impact of Stablecoins on Traditional Finance

Stablecoin is a compromise on absolute money issuance power and the adoption of disruptive blockchain technology. Stablecoin will have a profound impact on the infrastructure of future financial systems.

Arthur Hayes: The Federal Reserve is Doomed to Fail

Arthur Hayes: The Federal Reserve is Doomed to Fail

Arthur Hayes' article "Kite or Board" critiques the U.S. Federal Reserve, highlighting its challenges like autonomy, inflation tax, policy changes, and banking sector transition. He suggests Bitcoin as a decentralized, finite supply, and global acceptance alternative to traditional financial systems.

Government Officials in Russia Expected to Declare Their Cryptocurrency Savings

Government Officials in Russia Expected to Declare Their Cryptocurrency Savings

Government officials in the Ural region of Russia are now expected to declare their savings stored in cryptocurrencies.

US authorities consider expanding credit line for banks

US authorities consider expanding credit line for banks

US authorities are considering expanding an emergency credit line for banks to provide First Republic Bank with a time buffer to address balance sheet concerns, according to Bloomberg sources. The bank is deemed stable enough to operate without immediate intervention.

JPMorgan Develops AI Tool for Federal Reserve Analysis

JPMorgan Develops AI Tool for Federal Reserve Analysis

JPMorgan has created an AI tool using a ChatGPT-based language model to analyze Federal Reserve statements and speeches to detect trading signals. The tool assigns a Hawk-Dove Score to Fed policy signals and can predict changes in central bank tightening. The bank has reportedly found the preliminary applications of the tool to be encouraging.

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Race:  2020 Year in Review

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Race: 2020 Year in Review

As 2020 comes to a close, we take a look back at the most important developments regarding the pursuit of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC).

Facebook’s Libra Creating Shadow Monetary Ecosystem Warns FAC

Facebook’s Libra Creating Shadow Monetary Ecosystem Warns FAC

Facebook’s creation of cryptocurrency Libra will spawn a ‘shadow banking’ system outside of sanctioned financial markets according to US banks.

Ethereum’s Sentiment Drops as FOMC Meeting Nears

Ethereum’s Sentiment Drops as FOMC Meeting Nears

After experiencing considerable momentum, Ethereum’s sentiment has dropped as the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting edges closer, according to Santiment.

Bitcoin will Reach $70,000 Soon if the Federal Reserve Cuts Rates

Bitcoin will Reach $70,000 Soon if the Federal Reserve Cuts Rates

BitMEX's ex-CEO Arthur Hayes suggested that a Federal Reserve rate cut could propel Bitcoin to the $70,000 mark, rejuvenating the US banking sector. Historical trends show a symbiotic relationship between the Federal Reserve's monetary decisions and Bitcoin's trajectory. Bitcoin's ascent outpaced the Fed's balance sheet expansion by 129% during the pandemic. However, post-March 2022, the Federal Reserve implemented three additional hikes, causing a reevaluation among market participants and analysts. The 'Real Yield', derived by offsetting the Government Bond Yield with Nominal GDP Growth, remains pivotal in this discourse. The US Treasury's augmented bond issuance at steeper rates may inadvertently amplify nominal GDP growth.

American Bankers See No Compelling Case for Digital Dollar

American Bankers See No Compelling Case for Digital Dollar

The ABA said that it has not seen a compelling case for the pursuit of the Digital Dollars as any attempt to float the new form of money will undermine the role of banks and private financial institutions in the country.

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio has described fiat currency as being in serious jeopardy

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio has described fiat currency as being in serious jeopardy

Bitcoin is too unpredictable to be "effective money," according to legendary investor Ray Dalio.

Federal Reserve Lifts Enforcement Action on FTX-Linked Farmington Bank

Federal Reserve Lifts Enforcement Action on FTX-Linked Farmington Bank

The Federal Reserve has terminated its enforcement action against Farmington State Bank, linked to the collapsed crypto exchange FTX, marking the bank's shift away from operations and reinforcing depositor protection efforts.

NY Fed New Rules Cast Uncertainty on Circle's Access to Reverse-Repurchase Program

NY Fed New Rules Cast Uncertainty on Circle's Access to Reverse-Repurchase Program

The New York Federal Reserve has updated its rules for reverse repurchase agreements (RRP), potentially hindering Circle's access to the Fed's reverse-repurchase program. The Circle Reserve Fund is a money market fund only available to Circle and could be deemed ineligible under the Fed's updated guidelines.

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $20,000 Following US Jobs Report

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $20,000 Following US Jobs Report

Bitcoin dropped 2% following the release of the job figures reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

US Federal Regulator Says Banks Can Offer Cryptocurrency Custody Services to Customers

US Federal Regulator Says Banks Can Offer Cryptocurrency Custody Services to Customers

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has announced that states and national banks and federal savings associations can provide crypto custody services to customers.

Market Update: US Inflation Data Push Bitcoin Below the $19,000 Support Zone

Market Update: US Inflation Data Push Bitcoin Below the $19,000 Support Zone

A steep volatility trailed the September inflation data that was released by the BLS today. Bitcoin last seen trading below $19,000

US Democrats Propose Distributing Covid-19 Stimulus Payments Through Digital Dollars to Unbanked Citizens

US Democrats Propose Distributing Covid-19 Stimulus Payments Through Digital Dollars to Unbanked Citizens

As markets across the globe continue to feel the crunch of economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, debate has raged over a massive stimulus package being proposed in the US which could see the IRS send up to $2000 a month to all US citizens until the recession takes a turn for the better.

With Upcoming Interest Rate Hike from Fed, Is BTC's Current Rally Short-Lived?

With Upcoming Interest Rate Hike from Fed, Is BTC's Current Rally Short-Lived?

Bitcoin has regained momentum and reclaimed the $23K level, but this begs the question if this uptick is short-lived, given that the upcoming interest rate hike from the Fed.

Federal Reserve Conference Casts Doubt over Digital Dollar Project

Federal Reserve Conference Casts Doubt over Digital Dollar Project

The Federal Reserve Conference report provides how the US central bank envisions a CBDC taking shape. However, the review pointed out that a comprehensive policy is still lacking for delivering CBDC.

Is Soaring US Inflation Rate Hurting Bitcoin's Revival Chances?

Is Soaring US Inflation Rate Hurting Bitcoin's Revival Chances?

Key inflation data in the U.S. for June was just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday, what kind of consequences to the development of cryptocurrency?

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Block Fed CBDC

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Block Fed CBDC

Republican Senator Ted Cruz has introduced a bill to prevent the Federal Reserve from launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC) that could be used for financial surveillance. This is his second attempt at blocking the Fed's CBDC initiative.

Overnight collapse of two traditional banks triggers chaos

Overnight collapse of two traditional banks triggers chaos

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank caused major chaos, resulting in stablecoins depegging from the U.S. dollar. The federal government has taken action to protect depositors, and President Joe Biden has vowed to hold those responsible accountable.

Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano Gives Investment Advice as Bitcoin to Break $12K

Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano Gives Investment Advice as Bitcoin to Break $12K

Bitcoin is nearing the $12K mark, but experts are saying that the level may not be beneficial if market bulls fail to turn it into support.

How Bitcoin will react to US Government Shutdown

How Bitcoin will react to US Government Shutdown

The impending US government shutdown threatens to delay the SEC's approval for a spot Bitcoin ETF, amongst other financial repercussions. The scenario also underscores the growing frequency of federal shutdowns and the persistent concerns of credit rating agencies over the US's fiscal policymaking, all of which could have broader implications for both traditional and crypto financial markets.

What could a Democrat Sweep in US Elections mean for Bitcoin?

What could a Democrat Sweep in US Elections mean for Bitcoin?

What would it mean for Bitcoin (BTC), if the Democrats manage to pull off a clean sweep in the coming US elections?

U.S. Senate Bill Seeks to Limit Federal Reserve's Role in CBDC Issuance

U.S. Senate Bill Seeks to Limit Federal Reserve's Role in CBDC Issuance

A new Senate bill, dubbed the CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act, proposes strict limitations on the Federal Reserve's involvement with CBDCs.

US Inflation Data Lashing Crypto Market

US Inflation Data Lashing Crypto Market

The market is concerned about the rising inflation, as the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August, coming in at 8.3% year-on-year (YoY).

Central Banks Could Monopolize Commercial Banking Sector via CBDC, Says Federal Reserve

Central Banks Could Monopolize Commercial Banking Sector via CBDC, Says Federal Reserve

A new working paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicates that the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) may create a fundamental shift in the way banks operate.

Bitcoin Falls Below $44K, Attributed to the Fed Plans to Raise Interest Rate in March

Bitcoin Falls Below $44K, Attributed to the Fed Plans to Raise Interest Rate in March

Attributed to the preliminary raise of the interest rate in March, revealed by the U.S. Fed, Bitcoin's price fell below $44,000 and the lowest trading price was as low as $42,413.

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, the Founder and CIO of Bridgewater Associates asserted that since the 2008 Financial Crisis, the behavior of central banks like the Federal Reserve demonstrates that capital markets are no longer free.

Justin Sun's TRON to Receive $2 Million from US Government Aid Coronavirus Relief

Justin Sun's TRON to Receive $2 Million from US Government Aid Coronavirus Relief

Justin Sun’s Tron platform has obtained US government aid of more than $2 million in coronavirus relief. The ongoing coronavirus crisis has wreaked havoc in the US financial markets. Particularly small-sized businesses are suffering from the economic shutdown meant to slow down the spread of coronavirus. With hundreds of thousands of employees in danger of losing their jobs, the US government created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small businesses stay afloat. The money does not need to be repaid.

Slow and Steady Wins the CBDC Race: Why the US is not Concerned with China's Speed

Slow and Steady Wins the CBDC Race: Why the US is not Concerned with China's Speed

Slow and steady wins the CBDC Race: there are several reasons why the United States' digital dollar development has an edge over China’s speedy approach to its digital yuan.

Digital Dollar Project to Begin Pilot Testing to Gather Data for CBDC

Digital Dollar Project to Begin Pilot Testing to Gather Data for CBDC

The Digital Dollar Foundation is planning to run a pilot test for the US CBDC project.

Galaxy Digital CEO Says Powell’s 2nd-Term at US Fed Reserve Could Hurt Crypto Market

Galaxy Digital CEO Says Powell’s 2nd-Term at US Fed Reserve Could Hurt Crypto Market

Mike Novogratz talked about critical impacts on the crypto market following Jerome Powell’s reappointment as Federal Reserve chairman.

Japan Aims to Curb the Potential Influence of China’s Digital Currency With Help From the US

Japan Aims to Curb the Potential Influence of China’s Digital Currency With Help From the US

Aiming to curb the potential influence of China’s digital currency electronic payment, its nation’s central bank digital currency, Japan is looking to release its own digital currency proposals today. According to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the country is also requesting support from the US Federal Reserve.

Federal Reserve Admits Blindsided Oversight of SVB Collapse

Federal Reserve Admits Blindsided Oversight of SVB Collapse

The Federal Reserve Chairman has admitted to being blindsided by the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) despite being under their supervision. The collapse of SVB has prompted an internal investigation led by the Vice Chairman to look into the failure of the bank and the Fed’s regulation of it. The bank’s collapse has been linked to the Federal Reserve’s successive interest rate hikes and erosion of its long-term bonds. This has led to depositors requesting withdrawals en masse, causing a bank run, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission taking possession of SVB.

Future of Silicon Valley Bank May Put Trillions of Dollars at Risk

Future of Silicon Valley Bank May Put Trillions of Dollars at Risk

The decisions made by the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation regarding the future of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) may have significant consequences for regional banks across the United States. Former Bridgewater executive Bob Elliot has warned that a potential failure of the tech bank could trigger a bank run on thousands of small banks, putting trillions of dollars at risk.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Why Bitcoin is "The Best Internet Currency"

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Why Bitcoin is "The Best Internet Currency"

Bitcoin (BTC) and DeFi tokens have been all the rage lately, with crypto investors anticipating BTC’s next bull run and the DeFi industry booming in growth.

CBDC Surveillance Concerns Spark Legislative Action

CBDC Surveillance Concerns Spark Legislative Action

Congressman Tom Emmer's CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act aims to address surveillance risks in government-issued digital currencies, emphasizing privacy and autonomy in the evolving digital financial landscape.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Partners with MIT to Research How Crypto Can Co-exist with the Dollar

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Partners with MIT to Research How Crypto Can Co-exist with the Dollar

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to research the feasibility of cryptocurrencies co-existing with fiat currencies

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Comments on AI and Technology Advancement at the AFF 2020

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Comments on AI and Technology Advancement at the AFF 2020

At this year’s Asian Financial Forum, held in Hong Kong, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was invited to speak at a Luncheon with moderator Norman Chan, the Senior Advisor at the Hong Kong Academy of Finance.

Federal Reserve Votes to Keep Inflationary Monetary Conditions as US Economy Heals

Federal Reserve Votes to Keep Inflationary Monetary Conditions as US Economy Heals

Federal Reserve officials voted at the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting to maintain the same monetary conditions that have aided Bitcoin's 2020 price surge.

NYDIG Report: Bitcoin Volatility Expected Around ETF Dates, Mt Gox Delays, and Fed Rate Impacts

NYDIG Report: Bitcoin Volatility Expected Around ETF Dates, Mt Gox Delays, and Fed Rate Impacts

The options market is expecting significant price movements in bitcoin around key ETF dates, with forward volatility of at-the-money options surged by 9.6 points. The SEC is set to respond to the BlackRock iShares Bitcoin Trust ETF by October 17th, 2023, and has until October 16th to address the Bitwise Bitcoin ETP Trust. The market is also bracing for price swings due to approval or denial. Other notable news includes Mt Gox's repayment deadline change, Grayscale Investments filing for a new Ether Futures ETF, and the Grayscale case.

Arthur Hayes Discusses Crypto Market Turbulence, US Tax Season, Federal Reserve uncertainty and Bitcoin halving

Arthur Hayes Discusses Crypto Market Turbulence, US Tax Season, Federal Reserve uncertainty and Bitcoin halving

Arthur Hayes, in the latest edition of Crypto Trader Digest, provides insights into the recent market volatility and its impact on the crypto industry. He discusses the factors contributing to the market fluctuations, including US tax season, the Bitcoin halving event, and the tapering of quantitative tightening by the Federal Reserve. Hayes also highlights the US Treasury's quarterly refunding announcement and the response of the monetary authorities to the failure of Republic First Bank.

Bitcoin Price Nears $12,000 at Monthly Close—What are Analysts Predicting?

Bitcoin Price Nears $12,000 at Monthly Close—What are Analysts Predicting?

Bitcoin (BTC) remained under the resistance level of $12,000 at its August monthly close. What are analysts predicting?

Jerome Powell Renominated as the Next Federal Reserve Chairman

Jerome Powell Renominated as the Next Federal Reserve Chairman

President Joe Biden has renominated Jerome Powell for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman and also appointed Fed Governor Lael Brainard as vice-chairperson.

Trump Pushes Federal Reserve For Negative Interest Rates, Bitcoin's Anti-Inflation Mechanism Shines

Trump Pushes Federal Reserve For Negative Interest Rates, Bitcoin's Anti-Inflation Mechanism Shines

The potential for negative interest rates on the US dollar highlights the strength of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which have anti-inflationary mechanisms built-in.

Feds Suspect US Unemployment Systems Attacked by Fraudsters, Leading to Losses in the Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Feds Suspect US Unemployment Systems Attacked by Fraudsters, Leading to Losses in the Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

According to federal authorities in the US, a group of international cybercriminals has been reportedly attacking the US unemployment systems, funneling millions of dollars in payments that were intended to support the detrimental effects the coronavirus pandemic had on the economy. With the number of infections in the US growing at an appalling rate, so far 1.5 million American citizens have been infected, with over 90,000 related deaths. The unemployment crisis in the country has surpassed the rate since the Great Depression, as the official US unemployment rate is at its highest in recorded history, at an alarming 14.7 percent. The New York Times obtained a memo from the US Secret Service, indicating that the fraud scheme was coming from a “well-organized Nigerian fraud ring,” and could result in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in the American financial system.

Australia's Federal Police Force Floats Crypto Unit: Report

Australia's Federal Police Force Floats Crypto Unit: Report

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has launched a new unit to help focus its fight against crimes that are perpetrated in the digital currency ecosystem.

Federal Reserve Gives Consent Order to Silvergate Capital Corporation for Voluntary Self-Liquidation

Federal Reserve Gives Consent Order to Silvergate Capital Corporation for Voluntary Self-Liquidation

The Federal Reserve Board announced a consent order against Silvergate Capital Corporation and its subsidiary Silvergate Bank on Thursday, providing the necessary regulatory supervision for the financial institution's voluntary self-liquidation.

Fed’s Interest Rate Hikes Attributed to Primary Catalyst of Crypto Bear Market

Fed’s Interest Rate Hikes Attributed to Primary Catalyst of Crypto Bear Market

The decision by the federal reserve (Fed) to continuously hike interest rates to tame runaway inflation has been detrimental to the crypto market as bears continue to bite.

The Resilience of the US Dollar in Global Finance: Insights from Fed Governor Waller

The Resilience of the US Dollar in Global Finance: Insights from Fed Governor Waller

Federal Reserve Governor Christopher J. Waller defended the US dollar's global economic dominance, emphasizing its role as a physical currency, financial asset, and preferred unit of account.

Trump’s Former Fed Pick to Launch Cryptocurrency

Trump’s Former Fed Pick to Launch Cryptocurrency

Stephen Moore, President’s Trump nominee to the Federal Reserve, has set his sights on the crypto space.

Bitcoin and Tesla Prices Plunge as FED Hints QE Scale Back to Avoid Asset Bubbles

Bitcoin and Tesla Prices Plunge as FED Hints QE Scale Back to Avoid Asset Bubbles

Analyst narratives on why Tesla and Bitcoin crashed yesterday are varied, but a look at the FOMC minutes hint at scaling back QE to avoid asset bubbles may be an indication.

Fed Chairman Powell Says Central Bank Digital Currency Would Need to Coexist with Traditional Cash

Fed Chairman Powell Says Central Bank Digital Currency Would Need to Coexist with Traditional Cash

While speaking at a virtual payments conference hosted by the Basel Committee on banking supervision, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that central bank digital currencies would need to be complementary to physical cash.

Fed Governor Warns ECB Forum that Libra Risks are Immense

Fed Governor Warns ECB Forum that Libra Risks are Immense

The Governor of the Federal Reserve, Lael Brainard warned a European Central Bank (ECB) forum in Germany, that the risks posed by the potential mainstream adoption of the Facebook proposed stablecoin Libra, are too immense.

April 29: Don't Fight the Fed for Now

April 29: Don't Fight the Fed for Now

With today's spotlight on FOMC and a few large tech (FB, Microsoft) earnings, I suspect risk assets to trade well into, and may potentially sell after "the fact".

Fed Chair Powell Says Central Bank Will Engage with US Lawmakers On Digital Dollar

Fed Chair Powell Says Central Bank Will Engage with US Lawmakers On Digital Dollar

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says it will be up to United States lawmakers whether or not to bring a digital dollar to the market.

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed in Senate as new US Treasury Secretary

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed in Senate as new US Treasury Secretary

After being nominated by President Joe Biden, the United States Senate has now confirmed former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as Treasury Security.

US Fed Chair Jerome Powell Grilled Over FedCoin Digital Currency Progress

US Fed Chair Jerome Powell Grilled Over FedCoin Digital Currency Progress

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell spoke before the US House Financial Services Committee. He was questioned regarding the central bank’s digital currency efforts, China, and Libra. He said that they are working hard on the digital currency.

Fed Reserve Chair Says Central Bank Needs to Issue Digital Currency Right not First

Fed Reserve Chair Says Central Bank Needs to Issue Digital Currency Right not First

Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, discussed digital currencies and cross-border payments on an IMF panel, revealing the United States' approach to CBDC.

Fed Chair Powell: Cryptocurrencies not Useful Stores of Value and CBDC Issuance Will not be Immediate

Fed Chair Powell: Cryptocurrencies not Useful Stores of Value and CBDC Issuance Will not be Immediate

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s stance on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies remains unchanged – he views them primarily as “a speculative asset.”

Bitcoin Plummets as Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Confirms Inflation Strategy Will Not Change

Bitcoin Plummets as Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Confirms Inflation Strategy Will Not Change

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell has confirmed that the central bank’s monetary strategy regarding inflation will not change.

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