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Where US Regulators Stand on Crypto Assets

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The U.S. has many regulators responsible for overseeing different aspects of crypto assets, each with its own stance on how they should be regulated. Major regulators in the U.S. with strong opinions on cryptocurrency include the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve, Fincen, and the IRS.</strong> Also read: Tax Guide: What Crypto …

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The Fed Plans to Inject $60 Billion per Month Into the Economy

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On October 11, the U.S. Federal Reserve explained that it would inject more easing into the economy by purchasing Treasury bills at an initial $60 billion per month for the next two months. The purchasing rate could decrease or increase, but the central bank expects the easing plan to last until at …

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US Congressmen Ask Fed to Consider Developing ‘National Digital Currency’

Two U.S. lawmakers want the Federal Reserve to consider creating a digital dollar. In a letter sent to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) outline concerns they have about risks to the U.S. dollar if another country or private company creates a widely used cryptocurrency, and ask …

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Trump Pressures Fed for More Rate Cuts as Mega Banks Drain the Balance Sheet

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>U.S. President Donald Trump is pressuring the central bank to cut interest rates even further as a spike in oil prices has offset the Federal Reserve’s ‘normalization’ tactics like rate-cutting and overnight repos. Additionally, the mega bank JP Morgan Chase (JPM) is being blamed for the lack of liquidity in the repo …

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Central Banks in Panic Mode – Extreme Tactics Like Helicopter Money Discussed

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Central banks worldwide continue to inject more stimulus into the economy as they predict the onset of a new financial crisis. In the face of a sluggish economy, monetary easing, negative interest rates, and ‘normalizing’ the balance sheet is the name of the game these days. Now central banks are contemplating even …

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At Least 19 Central Banks Give Way to Monetary Easing As Economy Slows

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>In a coordinated fashion, more than 18 central banks worldwide have or plan to cut interest rates, sparking a domino effect of monetary easing. It’s been 10 years since the world has seen central planners orchestrate such harmonization in an attempt to save the economy from a deep recession.</strong> Also Read: Money …

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Crypto Bullishness Spreads on Capitol Hill

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>U.S. Congress has shown that it is starting to care about cryptocurrency as a number of lawmakers spoke up in favor of it this week. “The world Satoshi Nakamoto had envisioned is an unstoppable force” and “there’s no capacity to kill bitcoin” are some of the comments made by lawmakers. Meanwhile, the …

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What Trump’s Bitcoin Tweet Changes

Let’s be clear: It was not the substance of Donald Trump’s tweet that made his critique of bitcoin and Libra so important last week. It should be of no surprise that this US President would declare himself “not a fan” of “highly volatile” cryptocurrencies “based on thin air” that “facilitate unlawful behavior” or that he much …

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Fed Chairman Jerome Powell Compares Bitcoin to Gold

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he can envision a return to an era where multiple currencies are in use in the United States. During Powell’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency, he said: “The size of Facebook’s network means it could be, essentially, immediately systemically important.” Though the initiative raised …

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Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Cryptocurrencies have recovered from losses incurred a week ago, with many digital assets up 50-80% since July 2. For instance, eight days ago bitcoin core (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a>) tumbled to $9,650 and then back to a high of $13,150 yesterday evening. However, during the afternoon trading sessions on Wednesday, …

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