A Look at Why Venezuela Is the Third Country With the Most Crypto Adoption

BOJ’s Kuroda Criticizes Bitcoin — Central Bank Governor Says Trading Is ‘Barley Used for Settlement’

Market Forecaster Jim Bianco Says Ethereum Has a Lot of Upside, Investor Doesn’t Hold Bitcoin

A Look at Why Venezuela Is the Third Country With the Most Crypto Adoption

Venezuela has been listed as the third country with the most cryptocurrency adoption in the world by Chainalysis in its 2020 report. With its citizens coping with crippling inflation and losing purchasing power, the country has taken a turn for these assets to survive. But what are the real numbers behind this crisis that made […]

BOJ’s Kuroda Criticizes Bitcoin — Central Bank Governor Says Trading Is ‘Barley Used for Settlement’

Following the recent developments in China and the environmental concerns about bitcoin’s energy consumption, the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda criticized the leading crypto asset bitcoin in an interview on Thursday. BOJ’s Kuroda Says Bitcoin ‘Volatility Is Extraordinarily High’ Bitcoin prices have slumped again on Friday after a tumultuous week. After tapping a daily […]

Bitcoin Adoption Picks up Steam in Peru After Presidential Ballot

Peru, a country not commonly associated with bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, is experiencing a sizable surge in digital currency adoption following the first round of its presidential ballot process. The presidential candidate with the most vote support, Pedro Castillo, is known for his interventionist policies, so Peruvians might be preparing for what could be considered an […]

White House Defends Trillion-Dollar Stimulus While Jamie Dimon and Larry Summers Warn of Runaway Inflation

On Wednesday the White House defended President Joe Biden’s trillion-dollar spending proposals despite the criticism concerning rising inflation and low-interest rates. Inflation has risen at unprecedented levels in the U.S. and the average American’s purchasing power is growing less powerful. Now critics like JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and American economist Larry Summers have blasted […]

Bank of England Governor Bailey Says Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Dangerous’

Known for his reluctant stance on decentralized money, the Governor of Bank of England (BOA), Andrew Bailey, has recently taken his anti-crypto rhetoric up a notch. Speaking at a meeting with lawmakers in London, Bailey stated that cryptocurrencies are “dangerous.†Andrew Bailey Remains Sceptical About Cryptos “Crypto-assets,†as the central bank’s official labels bitcoin and […]

Bitcoin Adoption Picks up Steam in Peru After Presidential Ballot

Peru, a country not commonly associated with bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, is experiencing a sizable surge in digital currency adoption following the first round of its presidential ballot process. The presidential candidate with the most vote support, Pedro Castillo, is known for his interventionist policies, so Peruvians might be preparing for what could be considered an […]

Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Starts Offering Lumber Futures Amidst Commodities Price Boom

FTX, one of the largest derivatives exchanges, has started to offer lumber-based futures markets for its customers, given the recent interest in speculating on commodities prices. Lumber has been one of the key commodities that have skyrocketed in price during these last months, affecting and halting many building projects all across the U.S. FTX Starts […]

Venture Capitalist Proposes a Single Decentralized Crypto as a Solution to Boost Africa’s Inter-Regional Trade

South African venture capitalist, Michael Jordaan, recently suggested that a single decentralized cryptocurrency may be the solution that brings great benefits to inter-regional trade and investment in Africa. According to Jordaan, who is also the former CEO of one of South Africa’s leading banks, FNB, such a single African currency “would go a long way […]

Nigeria Stopping the Rejection of Old or Torn USD Notes Underlines Why Crypto Is a Better Reserve Currency

In early April 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular warning Nigerian institutions to stop the practice of rejecting old or lower denomination USD notes. The CBN issued the warning after it became “inundated with complaints from members of the public on the rejection of such notes by banks and other authorized […]

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says Dogecoin and Gamestop Hype Highlights ‘Froth in Equity Markets’

Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, discussed a number of topics this week such as inflation and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) following the multi-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings. The central bank’s lead executive was asked about feverish stocks like Gamestop shares and the crypto asset dogecoin. Powell said that the Federal Reserve aims […]

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says Dogecoin and Gamestop Hype Highlights ‘Froth in Equity Markets’

Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, discussed a number of topics this week such as inflation and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) following the multi-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings. The central bank’s lead executive was asked about feverish stocks like Gamestop shares and the crypto asset dogecoin. Powell said that the Federal Reserve aims […]

Nigerians Shun Local Currency— Seek to Protect Wealth From Inflation and Currency Depreciation with Foreign Currency

Nigerians are thought to be accumulating foreign currencies which they believe will protect their wealth from the naira’s volatility as well as the surging inflation. Further, as a research paper in a journal published by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) found, Nigerians’ use of dollars exceeds IMF’s 30% threshold. Exchange Rate Volatility and Currency […]

Nigeria Money Printing Controvesy: CBN Governor’s Remarks Attacked, Government Denies It Financed Deficit via Money Printing

The fallout sparked by reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) printed over $150 million for states’ funding continued a few days after the allegations were initially made. In the latest twist, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice-chairman Dan Orbih said the CBN governor Godwin Emefiele’s response to the allegations is “politically motivated.†[…]

Bitcoin Bull Mike Novogratz Warns of ‘Existential Crisis’ if the US Fails to Create Digital Dollar

Mike Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital and bitcoin bull has warned that the United States’ failure to have its own digital currency could be an “existential crisis.†However, the CEO says the country’s fate is still in its hands. Novogratz made these comments a few days after former U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo […]

2% Inflation Is a Myth- 2021 Statistics Show Prices of Goods and Services Have Surged

Members of the U.S. Federal Reserve and fellow bureaucrats have said that they are not worried about inflation levels and some officials have even encouraged a general increase in prices for goods and services. Despite the alleged statistics that say U.S. inflation is only 2% to 2.24%, reports show that Fed’s liquidity expansion has accelerated […]

Survey Shows 77% of Americans Are Concerned About Rising Inflation, Prices for Goods Are Soaring

Since well before the Covid-19 outbreak was found in America, the U.S. Federal Reserve invoked a number of monetary easing policies. Then throughout 2020, the central bank created a quarter of all the USD ever issued in less than 12 months to help the economy during the outbreak. Despite Fed Chair Jerome Powell and other […]

The Turkish Lira Plunges Following Removal of a Central Bank Governor, BTC Searches up

The Turkish lira currency plunged by more than 10% on March 22 after the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unexpectedly fired Naci Agbal, the country’s central bank governor. Having initially touched a new low of 8.280 a dollar, the lira recovered to close at 7.75 a dollar by 20.00 hours GMT. Inflation Fears On the […]

The Turkish Lira Plunges Following Removal of a Central Bank Governor, BTC Searches up

The Turkish lira currency plunged by more than 10% on March 22 after the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unexpectedly fired Naci Agbal, the country’s central bank governor. Having initially touched a new low of 8.280 a dollar, the lira recovered to close at 7.75 a dollar by 20.00 hours GMT. Inflation Fears On the […]

Hedge Fund Manager Says Sell-off in US Treasury Bonds a Threat to ‘High-Flying Assets’ Like BTC

Hedge fund manager Bob Prince has warned that the recent sell-off in the U.S. government bond market could accelerate and this could “threaten high-flying assets†like cryptocurrencies and blank cheque companies. Prince, who is the co-CIO at Bridgewater Associates, links this looming downturn in the $21 trillion Treasury market to the improving economy as well, […]

Inflation Concerns Supersede Covid-19: 220 Investors Managing $650B Say Economy’s Biggest Risk Is Inflation

As mainstream media pundits like the Bloomberg economics editor Peter Coy tell Americans to “tune out the hyperinflation hype,†fund managers from a recent Bank of America survey who collectively manage $630 billion, believe inflation is the biggest risk to markets right now. Instead of the former concern over Covid-19, the current number one risk […]

1.2 Billion People Live Under Double-Digit Inflation, ‘Many Have Found Escape in Bitcoin’ Says HRF’s Alex Gladstein

While central banks are focusing on creating more stimulus and economists expect inflation in the U.S. to rise, a number of other countries are suffering from considerable inflation right now. On Monday, the chief strategy officer for the Human Rights Foundation, Alex Gladstein, explained that 1.2 billion global citizens are living under inflation rates as […]

1.2 Billion People Live Under Double-Digit Inflation, ‘Many Have Found Escape in Bitcoin’ Says HRF’s Alex Gladstein

While central banks are focusing on creating more stimulus and economists expect inflation in the U.S. to rise, a number of other countries are suffering from considerable inflation right now. On Monday, the chief strategy officer for the Human Rights Foundation, Alex Gladstein, explained that 1.2 billion global citizens are living under inflation rates as […]

‘The Fed Is Trapped’- Erratic Bond Markets, Exhausted Supplies, Analyst Says Tsunami of Treasury Issuances Underway

The U.S. Federal Reserve is in a predicament as fiscal deficits erode the American economy and the nation is seeing a spike in benchmark 10-year Treasury yields. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed zero worries about inflation during an interview at a Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit on Thursday. Powell didn’t explain when the […]

Survey: The Number of US Financial Advisors Allocating to Crypto in Client Portfolios Jumped 49% in 2020

A survey reveals that the number of U.S. financial advisors allocating to crypto in their clients’ portfolios surged significantly from 2019. The figures show that it rose 49% in 2020, from 6.3% to 9.4%. A Vast Majority of the Advisors Also Have Personal Crypto Investments According to the San Francisco-based asset management firm Bitwise, 58% […]

Why Joe Biden’s $3T Stimulus Package Could Add Fuel to Bitcoin’s Rally

The Democratic party narrowly triumphed in Georgia elections held earlier this week, wresting control of the U.S. Senate from the Republicans. As such, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives now has more freedom to implement its policies. Analysts at UBS Bank believe the unified government legislature will smooth the path to more fiscal stimulus. According to […]

Real Estate Billionaire Sam Zell Skeptical of Bitcoin but Says ‘It May Be the Answer or One of the Answers’

The founder and chairman of Equity Group Investments Sam Zell says he is sceptical of bitcoin but concedes that it may be part of the solution. In particular, the billionaire and real estate magnate thinks the bitcoin community is composed of many individuals that he is not fond of. Fast Talking Characters In remarks made […]

Crypto Long & Short: Bitcoin Is More Than a Hedge Against Inflation – It’s a Hedge Against ‘Crazy’

As the year that felt like a decade on speed starts to draw to a welcome close, some of us are starting to try to make sense of the timeline of narratives and events. Most of us (myself included) are failing. And that in itself is an intriguing narrative, that sheds light on bitcoin’s rally. […]

21M Bitcoin and the Promise of Scarcity

In Bitcoin, the promise of a limited supply is great. This was one of the biggest things that initially appealed to me when I heard about Bitcoin. “No more than twenty one million bitcoins will ever exist!†But can this promise be kept in the long run? Has the Promise Already Been Broken? Some would […]

21M Bitcoin and the Promise of Scarcity

In Bitcoin, the promise of a limited supply is great. This was one of the biggest things that initially appealed to me when I heard about Bitcoin. “No more than twenty one million bitcoins will ever exist!†But can this promise be kept in the long run? Has the Promise Already Been Broken? Some would […]

Peter Schiff Blames Government for the Massive Dollar Depreciation — Still Refuses to Accept BTC is Digital Gold

Gold bug and bitcoin opponent Peter Schiff says the U.S. government’s actions in the past 78 years are partly responsible for the massive depreciation of the U.S. dollar. Using a medical bill from 1942 to illustrate the extent of the dollar’s decline, Schiff says the $70 paid to foot hospital expenses that year was equal […]

Bitcoin ‘Making Progress’ on Bid to Oust Dollar, Morgan Stanley Chief Global Strategist Says

Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Chief Global Strategist Ruchir Sharma waxed bullish on bitcoin’s potential to usurp the U.S. dollar for payments in a Wednesday Financial Times op-ed. “Today, most bitcoins are held as an investment, not used to pay bills, but that is changing,” Sharma wrote. He cited increasing BTC usage in small pockets of […]

‘Gold Is Rare but Not Too Rare’ – Bitcoin’s Supply Limit Hinders Usefulness, Says Steve Forbes

The American publishing executive, Steve Forbes, recently published a video concerning his thoughts on bitcoin and told viewers that the popular crypto asset is “not yet†the new gold. The business magazine’s editor-in-chief says that bitcoin’s value “remains too volatile,†and he believes the supply cap of 21 million will someday “severely hinder its future […]

Worsening US Dollar, Inflation Metrics Bode Well for Bitcoin’s Continued Rally

Bitcoin’s price has nearly doubled in the past eight weeks, as several major publicly listed companies bought the cryptocurrency to hedge against an inflation-led decline in the value of their cash holdings. Hedging demand for the cryptocurrency may now be set to rise further, with expectations for long-term inflation reaching 19-month highs. The U.S. 10-year […]

Historian Niall Ferguson Says Bitcoin Is Winning the Covid-19 Monetary Revolution

Historian and senior fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Niall Ferguson says bitcoin is winning the Covid-19 monetary revolution. Hailing the virtual currency as a great place for the rich to store their wealth, Ferguson also notes that the bitcoin’s resilience has forced critics as well as institutional investors to alter their views […]

Report: Pandemic Response Pushed Global Debt to $272 Trillion in Q3, $5T in Borrowing Expected in Q4

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) says global debt will soar to a record $277 trillion by the end of 2020 as governments and companies continue to spend in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Already, the debt has ballooned by $15 trillion this year to $272 trillion through September. Governments from developed markets account for […]