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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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The Country With Europe’s Highest Interest Rate Has Cut It 5 Times This Year

Around half of European countries, over 20, now have 0% interest rates and a few are already in negative territory. Ukraine, which has the highest benchmark interest rate on the continent, has just reduced it again, for the fifth time this year. The race between central banks to cut rates, when there is inflation, has...
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Germany Inches Closer to Nation-wide Negative Interest Rates

Financial trouble has been brewing across the Euro zone for some time. Germany is one of the first countries to force its negative interest rates upon regular consumers. Many people aren’t aware of how all European countries have dealt with negative interest rates for years. Negative Interest Rates are Problematic The ECB has been forcing...
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European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict Regulations

Banks in Europe have been in a difficult spot lately. A new report reveals that financial institutions across the region faced serious difficulties in the 2018 financial year, and despite all the cost cutting that followed, haven’t managed to compensate the revenue decline in 2019. Historically low interest rates, new regulatory hurdles and competition from...
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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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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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Mario Draghi Leaves European Central Bank Without Ever Raising Interest Rates

Preparing for a change at the top, the European Central Bank has decided to keep interest rates on hold and at their all-time lows. Mario Draghi, who had his last monetary policy meeting as president of the ECB, is leaving after an eight-year term during which key rates were never raised. At the subsequent press...
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High Interest Rates on Cryptocurrency Loans are not Sustainable

One peculiar trend in the cryptocurrency industry is how crypto loans can become very lucrative. A lot of platforms and services now offer interest rates of up to 10% for specific currencies and assets. Although this gets many people excited, one has to openly question how sustainable this business model really is.  Establishing Interest Rates...
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Bankers Start to Recognize Bitcoin’s Role in Financial Evolution

Digitization, disruption, blockchain, and frictionless payments. It’s amazing how prominent figures from the financial elite can provide a pretty detailed description of decentralized money without uttering “bitcoin” or “crypto.” But the fact of the matter is that clever businessmen in any industry, banking is no exception, would quickly spot emerging competition, analyze its strengths, and...
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Why Bitcoin? Central Banks Forces Negative Rates on Consumers

For many investors in traditional markets, the “why” of Bitcoin is rather nebulous. From the anecdotal evidence I have heard, these cynics see the cryptocurrency as some worthless digital counterpart to gold at best and a tool for only criminals, terrorists, and crazy hackers at worst. They may question the sentiment that Bitcoin is software...
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FED Cuts Rates Again, Floods US Markets by Bitcoin Market Cap Equivalent

Things are going from bad to worse for the US financial system as it slides ever closer to recession. As bearish signals mount up the Federal Reserve found itself needing to step in again to attempt to rescue what is becoming an increasingly desperate situation.Trump Wants Negative InterestIn its second cut in as many months...
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Here’s How Europeans Can Deal With Negative Interest Rates

Low and negative interest rates have been a burden for account holders across Europe for some time. And it’s only getting worse, as the European Central Bank just announced a new rate cut to a record low of -0.5%. Private and corporate customers in many countries on the continent don’t have a lot of options...
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At Least 19 Central Banks Give Way to Monetary Easing As Economy Slows

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. Also Read: Money and Democracy: Why...
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Trump’s Calls for Negative Interests Rates May Benefit Bitcoin, Says Analyst

The President of the United States has once again called on the Federal Reserve to significantly lower interest rates. For Dan Tapiero, of DTAP Capital, such a “debasement of the dollar” would benefit Bitcoin and other hard, store-of-value assets.Tapiero believes that Trump hopes to drive economic activity by effectively charging customers to hold money in...
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Crypto Banking Expands With Positive Interest Rates and New Services

Banking, in the traditional sense of the term, has become a financial burden for account holders in regions where the era of subzero interest rates has already set in. European nations like Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Eurozone countries have been in negative territory for some time, and banks there have started passing the burden to...
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Major Swedish Bank Orders Negative Interest Rate on Euro Deposits

Sub-zero interest rates have become the norm in some countries, especially in Europe. Nordic nations such as Sweden and Denmark have been in negative territory for a while and a growing number of banks in the region are now charging depositors for keeping their money. Saving in fiat right now, unlike cryptocurrencies lately, leads to...
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Good for Bitcoin: Federal Reserve Cuts Rates For First Time in a Decade

For the first time since the Great Recession in 2008, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee has cut interest rates. While this is a decision made by an authority in the fiat money world, prominent crypto analyst Thomas Lee suggests that it’s entirely bullish for Bitcoin. A Brief History Lesson For those not versed in...
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