Argentina’s Peso Plunges After Central Bank Tightens Foreign Exchange Controls: Citizens Discuss Bitcoin Adoption

Argentina’s Peso Plunges After Central Bank Tightens Foreign Exchange Controls: Citizens Discuss Bitcoin AdoptionThe Argentine peso plunged by more than 10% shortly after the country’s central bank announced measures to tighten controls on the movement of foreign currency. The peso, which is officially pegged at 72 for every USD, touched new lows of 145 to the greenback on the black market. The latest plunge is seen as a […]

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IMF Predicts Worst Global Crisis Since Great Depression, Costing $9 Trillion

IMF Predicts Worst Global Crisis Since Great Depression, Costing $9 TrillionThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the world’s current economic crisis is the worst downturn since the Great Depression, and no country is spared. The IMF estimates that the cumulative loss to global GDP from the pandemic could be around 9 trillion dollars. Also read: IMF Declares Global Recession, 80 Countries Request Help, Trillions of […]

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ECB Expects Worse Recession in Europe Than Global Economy

ECB Expects Worse Recession in Europe Than Global EconomyThe European Central Bank (ECB) expects the European economy to suffer a more severe recession than the global economy. Countries across the euro area will experience “a deep recession,” which entails unprecedented funding needs of more than €1 trillion ($1.1 trillion), explained ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos. Also read: IMF Declares Global Recession, 80 […]

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IMF Declares Global Recession, 80 Countries Request Help, Trillions of Dollars Needed

IMF Says Recession Is Here, 80 Countries Request Help, Trillions of Dollars NeededThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has declared that we have entered a global recession — one that is as bad as or worse than the previous global financial crisis. 80 countries have already requested emergency assistance from the IMF. Meanwhile, the G20 has reported fiscal measures totaling some 5 trillion dollars or over 6% of […]

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China’s Changing Perception of Bitcoin: Bitkan CEO Shares Insights After 7 Years in Crypto Industry

China's Changing Perception of Bitcoin: Bitkan CEO Shares Insights After 7 Years in Crypto IndustrySince the advent of bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrencies have gone from being a niche topic for tech nerds to ubiquitously recognized — if not always understood — staples of modern finance. Bitkan CEO Liu Yang recently took some time out to give news.Bitcoin.com a peek into the Chinese bitcoin community and its changing ideas and […]

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Back to Basics: What Is Money?

Our current economic system can be compared to a merry-go-round that has us consuming, trapped in debt and spending as quickly as we earn. What is fiat currency? Why do we use it and who controls it? And how does it compare to gold and bitcoin? It is worth going back to basics, to better understand […]

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Back to Basics: What Is Money?

Our current economic system can be compared to a merry-go-round that has us consuming, trapped in debt and spending as quickly as we earn. What is fiat currency? Why do we use it and who controls it? And how does it compare to gold and bitcoin? It is worth going back to basics, to better understand […]

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Why a Global Recession Would Be Good for Bitcoin

Macro trends suggest that a global economic crisis could be looming. Worries about a global recession have been fed by the newly published GDP report showing that China grew at its slowest rate last year since 1990. If a global recession were to happen in the future, many believe that cryptocurrencies, bitcoin primarily, would benefit. […]

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