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IMF, World Bank, G7 Countries to Create Central Bank Digital Currency Rules

The United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Japan will institute national digital currency banking standards with the International Monetary Fund and World...

Fed Reserve and 6 Other Central Banks Set Out Core Digital Currency Principles

The seven central banks, along with BIS, have released a report setting out agreed core objectives that must be met by national digital currencies.

Key Bitcoin Takeaways from Fed’s September Meeting Minutes

Bitcoin rose by more than 200 percent from its mid-March nadir at one point this year, supported by the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented expansionary policies. But...

Wednesday’s Market Minute: Fed Fulcrum Is The Baseline Without Fiscal Policy

The question investors are trying to assess right now is how much stimulus has been priced into the market? Yesterday's limited drop in the...

Fed Chairman Claims ‘Now Is Not the Time’ to Worry About the Federal Budget

According to the Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, the road to economic recovery is far from over and the Covid-19 pandemic has fueled the...

$9 Trillion in Stimulus Injections: The Fed’s 2020 Pump Eclipses Two Centuries of USD Creation

Since September 2019, research shows the Federal Reserve has pumped over $9 trillion to primary dealers by leveraging enormous emergency repo operations. A recently...

Bitwise Bitcoin Fund Doubles to $9M as Investor Fears Grow Over Runaway Inflation

Record fiscal stimulus has pushed wealthy investors to invest in Bitwise's bitcoin fund as a means to hedge against inflation.

First Mover: Federal Reserve, Congress Play Game of Chicken Over Stimulus as Market Lurches

Markets from stocks to bitcoin have groaned amid dimming prospects for more U.S. stimulus, and neither Congress nor the Fed are taking the lead.

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‘Only in Crypto’: What the OKEx Mess Says About New and Old Finance

On Friday morning as the OKEx withdrawal-freeze story twisted and turned, CoinDesk's editors had an off-the-cuff discussion about the fundamental realities and unique challenges...

Coinbase Custody’s new token support faces criticism

Earlier today, Coinbase Custody announced that they are looking into adding support for new digital assets. The move to support more coins comes as...

Bitcoin’s Creator vs. Bezos: Satoshi Nakamoto’s Uphill Climb to Surpass the Amazon Founder’s Net Worth

Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man, but someday if bitcoin crosses a certain valuation then Satoshi Nakamoto will be the wealthiest if he/she...

Bitcoin vs Gold: Which investment favors your portfolio?

I get it. It's always an either-or decision between Bitcoin and gold, as a pure investment play. Since the commodity and the cryptocurrency each...