Bitcoin Halving Will Drop Inflation Rate Lower Than Central Banks’ 2% Target Reference

When Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin, the creator designed the protocol to be an inflationary currency, one that is predictable as bitcoin’s inflation always decreases every four years. Today, 77 days before the reward halving, BTC’s inflation rate is around 3.6% and it’s expected to drop to 1.8% after the halving event. The cryptocurrency’s inflation rate […]

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‘Central Banking Is Socialism for the 1%’ – Report Cites Wealth Inequality Driven by Stimulus

For a while now, central banks like the Federal Reserve have been participating in quantitative easing (QE) practices, despite the fact they don’t like to call it QE. Following the massive dollar injections, a recent report from the wealth insights provider Wealth-x details the number of wealthy people in the world spiked in 2019. The […]

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Central Bank of China Pumps 300 Billion Yuan Into Financial System, Cuts Loan Rates

Central Bank of China Pumps 300 Billion Yuan Into Financial System, Cuts Loan RatesThe Chinese government has taken multiple steps so far to contain the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic, including interest rate cuts and financial injections worth billions of yuan. It did it again this week, extending the monetary easing provided by the central bank. With the budget under pressure, however, there are indications that Beijing […]

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Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies

Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend CryptocurrenciesHigher prices since the start of the year have been restoring popular interest in cryptocurrencies. Google searches for “bitcoin” have increased since December to about half of those registered in June last year. There’s one country that sticks out as a benchmark for the indicator. Nigeria has consistently topped the chart in the past 12 […]

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Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?

Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?As so-called “doomsday prepping” grows in popularity thanks to news of coronavirus lockdown in Chinese cities, red flag gun laws and rampant Fed stimulus in the U.S., preparedness enthusiasts are asking about the viability of bitcoin in a SHTF situation. From cautious, light investor, to vehement denigrator of the “NSA-created surveillance money,” there is no […]

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Facebook, China Light Flame Under Fed: Governor Cites Stablecoins Influencing Digital Dollar Research

Facebook, China Light Flame Under Fed: Governor Cites Stablecoins Influencing Digital Dollar ResearchAt the recent Symposium for Future Payments held in Stanford, California on February 5, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard stressed the importance of remaining “on the frontier of research and policy development regarding CBDC.” The position seems a contrast to the narrative in 2018 when Brainard maintained “there is no compelling demonstrated need for a […]

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German Economy in Risk of Recession Amid Weak Demand, Tariff Threat, and Epidemic

German Economy in Risk of Recession Amid Weak Demand, Tariff Threat, and EpidemicGermany, the economic powerhouse of Europe, is facing renewed challenges that may soon push it towards recession. Falling industrial production and dwindling factory orders are the prime cause of concern. The negative results have been announced on the backdrop of weak demand from Eurozone countries, U.S. threats for import tariffs, and the fallout from the […]

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China Stocks Plummet Despite 1.2 Trillion Yuan Injection to Mitigate Effects of Epidemic

China Stocks Plummet Despite 1.2 Trillion Yuan Injection to Mitigate Effects of EpidemicChina’s stock market plunged Monday under selling pressure accumulated during a prolonged holiday. Investors have been worried by the coronavirus outbreak that’s already taken the lives of more than 360 people. Beijing authorities have responded by pumping well over a trillion yuan into the country’s economy and financial system. Also read: China’s Inflation Hits a […]

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Hierarchies of Money: Why You Use Bank Money But the Bank Wants Reserve Currency

Hierarchies of Money - Why You Use Bank Money but the Bank Wants Reserve CurrencyWhile people tend to think of money as being all the same, the fact is governments and banks use different types of money than the everyday individual. From the top of the economic pyramid of world reserve currencies, down through central bank and commercial bank money, the capacities and function of different kinds of money […]

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Deutsche Bank Report: Digital Yuan Could Upset Global Power Balance, Plastic Will Die, Cash Survive

Deutsche Bank Report: Digital Yuan Could Upset Global Power Balance, Plastic Will Die, Cash SurviveA new report from Deutsche Bank Research, Digital Currencies: the Ultimate Hard Power Tool, predicts that cash payments will remain for decades, but the emergence of digital payments “will lead to the death of the plastic card.” The report, which is the third installment in a series on payments by the group, points to economies […]

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