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3 Reasons why Bitcoin Market could be Worth $1 Trillion this Year

Bitcoin price predictions are always a point of contention. They have ranged from mind-blowing seven-figure surges to more sedate extrapolations of current market conditions. One industry executive thinks it is quite plausible for BTC to be $50k by the end of 2020 and here’s why. Speaking to Bloomberg, Nexo founder Antoni Trenchev said that company...
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China Takes Another Step Away From USD Hegemony

The China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) announced that effective January 1, 2020, the system “will adjust weights for CFETS RMB Index,” decreasing the weighting of the USD for the second time in the currency basket’s history from 22.40% to 21.59%, and increasing the Euro from 16.34% to 17.40%. The change could signal further disassociation...
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Where do Crypto Markets Stand Against Traditional Assets?

The size, liquidity, and growth of crypto markets are still in its infancy. Even all crypto-related activity is still minimal in comparison to traditional assets. Global Stock Markets Add More Than 3 Times the Total Value of Crypto Assets in a Week Global stock markets continued to rally in 2019, despite some fears of a...
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Why 2020 Will Bring Record Highs For Cryptocurrencies

This year will be one to forget for the majority of cryptocurrencies which are ending it lower than they began. 2020 could be fundamentally different though and here’s why. A Brighter Future For Cryptocurrencies Total crypto market capitalization is currently 50% higher than it was this time last year, however that is largely bitcoin’s doing....
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Why Bitcoin Is The Answer To Central Bank Monetary Madness

Bitcoin is many things to many people, for some it is a way to make a quick buck day trading, for others a hedge against political and economic adversity and a failing banking system. Regardless of its price fluctuations, BTC does something banks never can, it empowers the people that hold it.Bitcoin Beats BanksAnother week...
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Bailouts From Asia to the EU Signal Recession and Potential Crypto Opportunity

China’s Hengfeng Bank is set to get a $14.2 billion bailout from both Chinese government and foreign investors. An emergency decree has been approved to bail out southern Italy’s biggest lender, Banca Popular di Bari. Germany continues to struggle with bailout pains, as regional bank Nordlb finds itself now depending on another capital injection. None...
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Bitcoin Hedge Narrative Strengthens as Fed Plans More Fiat Injection

Bitcoin can still be a hedge against failing fiat. This is especially true in the face of the latest fiat injection plans put forward by the Fed.  FED to Inject Double Crypto Market Cap by Year-End The US central bank is ramping up is repo operation efforts with billions more planned to enter the financial...
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TV Personality Tells His Million Plus Followers Why He Bought Bitcoin

There are many narratives for Bitcoin ownership but one constantly echoed is a hedge against failing fiat. A US consumer television personality and author recently told his burgeoning follower base on social media why he bought Bitcoin.Buy Bitcoin to Avoid Dollar DestructionLibertarian pundit John Stossel has been back on social media extolling the virtues of...
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Repo Markets Gain Another $70 Billion, USD Continues to Weaken

The New York Fed provided another massive cash injection into the repo market, this time adding over $70 billion. According to recent reports, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York injected yet another major amount in temporary liquidity on December 4th. This time, the amount is even higher than the last one, which was added...
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The Fed’s Money Creation System Is Fueling One of the Biggest Heists in History

Since mid-September, the Federal Reserve has injected three trillion U.S. dollars into the hands of private banks and Wall Street. Despite the fact that massive amounts of money was created out of thin air, the central bank still believes repurchase agreements (repos) are needed to tame the turbulent economy. Nearly every day the Federal Reserve...
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FED Added $12.7 Million Bitcoin To Financial System As Bailout

Alternative Airlines is the name of the latest travel company which makes headlines in the cryptonews section. As the updates show, this UK travel company has partnered with the cryptocurrency service Utrust to facilitate payments with crypto.On November 13, the Switzerland-based firm and digital payments processor Utrust announced a new partnership with the first merchant...
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FED Prints 12.7 Million Bitcoin Worth as Repo Bailout Intensifies

The financial dominoes are stacked and seem ready to fall. US Federal Reserve banking bailouts are intensifying as the central bank adds the equivalent of 12.7 million bitcoin to the financial system this week. YOU CAN’T PRINT BITCOIN The New York FED added a whopping $111.9 billion to financial markets this week which is the...
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Ron Paul: Protecting Wealth in The Next Crash Will Involve Buying Crypto

A lot of attention has been turned to the banking system this year as it battles to keep the economy afloat. The repo market is a huge red flag in the US, yet the government remains staunch in its policies on regulating the crypto industry. Ex-congressman and crypto stalwart Ron Paul has been talking about...
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How Bitcoin Can Solve The Dollar Depreciation Disaster

The signals are strengthening as the winds of economic change blow harder. A global economic slowdown has already begun as central banks scramble to prop up their economies by printing more money. The last financial crisis was caused by banks and it is highly likely they’ll be responsible for the next one.Keep On PrintingJust over...
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What Another Fed Rate Cut Means For Crypto?

For the third time this year, the US Federal Reserve has cut interest rates amid a global economic slowdown. Crypto markets did not react to the news but the outlook for the global economy is darkening as another recession looms. What does all of this mean for crypto though? Third Cut This Year This week...
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Why Central Banks Are Not Designed for Democracies

Through their policies, central banks exert tremendous influence over the socio-economic conditions in a country and its business environment. Their decisions are so powerful that it’s obvious they are part of the government. But most people would be surprised to find out that central banks are almost never part of the due democratic process. Also...
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Facebook’s Libra Head David Marcus Cautions US on China’s Win if Libra Fails

David Marcus hinted that the U.S. will lose its leverage in controlling the global money supply to China if Facebook’s Libra is derailed. Facebook‘s head of the Libra project – David Marcus – has recently given an indirect warning to the U.S. lawmakers of losing the digital currency war to China, if the company’s Libra...
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Why Cryptocurrency is in The Spotlight For More Central Banks

For most of its short life Bitcoin has been a plaything for computer geeks and largely ignored by banks and governments. That all changed in late 2017 when an epic rally sent prices soaring to new peaks. Since then central banks have been paying closer attention to cryptocurrency, especially in recent months as Facebook threatens...
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Fed Research Considers Negative Interest Rates Effective Policy Tool

A research paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows how negative interest rates could become an important policy tool for fighting future economic downturns. The paper examines the market response to the introduction of negative interest rates by five major central banks. Also read: Where US Regulators Stand on Cryptocurrency Fed...
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Fed Official Confirms that the U.S. Central Bank Is Actively Considering Digital Dollar

The Fed official says that if the U.S. has to keep its dominant position in global commerce, it needs to consider having a digital dollar that can be easily adopted. On Wednesday, October 16, a top official from the Federal Reserve confirmed that the Central Bank of the United States is actively evaluating the possibility...
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The Fed Plans to Inject $60 Billion per Month Into the Economy

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 least Q2 2020....
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Fed’s Hidden QE Becomes Norm; Bitcoin to the Rescue

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve (Fed) said it would restart buying bonds in the open market. Also, it will continue its overnight funding operations until January of next year. Fed’s Cash Injection Is Already Routine For the Fed, pouring cash into the markets is already routine. It seems that policymakers are trying to convince the public...
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Bitcoin Price Likely to Breakout Alongside S&P 500, Says Tom Lee

US stock index S&P 500 is moving towards new highs, and that can be a catalyst for another Bitcoin rally, says Thomas Lee, Head of Research at Fundstrat. Bitcoin to Benefit from Stock Market Confidence While the largest cryptocurrency has proven to have a low correlation with traditional markets, a stock market rally could add...
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Top Banker Admits Fiat is Worthless, Is Bitcoin The Future of Money?

The former CEO of one of the top Swiss banks has criticized negative interest rates adding that it means money has become worthless. His comments come at a time when countries across the globe are feeling an economic squeeze and their central banks are resorting to drastic measures. Is now the time to seriously consider...
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Will the Fed Take USD Digital? American Politicos Have Crypto on the Brain

American lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee sent a series of questions to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell this week regarding whether the nation’s central banking system had any plans to launch a digital dollar, namely a cryptocurrency. Those lawmakers were U.S. Representative Bill Foster (D-Illinois) and U.S. Rep. French Hill (R-Arkansas). Rep. Foster...
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Trump Pressures Fed for More Rate Cuts as Mega Banks Drain the Balance Sheet

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 market’s cash reserves,...
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Bankers Raise a Warning That Facebook’s Libra Will Create Shadow Banking System

Photo: Shutterstock Well, if the regulatory scrutiny on Facebook‘s Libra cryptocurrency was not enough, even bankers have jumped in to pull down the Libra project. Recently, the United States Federal Reserve had asked some of the largest banking institutions in the country about their stand on Libra. Responding to it, the bankers have expressed risks...
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Fighting a Losing Battle: Federal Reserve Prints Another $63.5B This Week

The repo rate made the headlines again at the end of September. The overnight general collateral repo rate jumped about 1% during the weekend, from 1.85% on Friday to 2.8% on Monday. The Fed now has to inject billions to keep the market under control. Repo Market Explained The fiat currency market proves its instability...
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Bank of Japan Eyes Lower Rates for Halloween as Negative Global Trend Continues

In a recent rate review meeting of the Bank of Japan (BoJ), bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda and others on the nine-member board urged leaving all options on the table, where further cuts to the country’s negative interest rate are concerned. The talk of further stimulus reflects an ever-growing trend in the world economy to slash...
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Did US FED Repo Transactions Cause Bitcoin Price Crash?

Whenever Bitcoin prices fall off the cliff industry observers scramble to find a reason beyond the technical indicators. Something fundamental must have caused the crash and one industry executive has fingered the FED’s recent market meddling.FED Repo and Bitcoin Related?Last week the US Federal Reserve pumped more than the entire crypto currency market capitalization back...
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