Blockchain Finance

14 Jan: Fed Officials Ponder Funding Hedge Funds and Private Brokers Directly

Fed Officials Ponder Funding Hedge Funds and Private Brokers DirectlyOn January 13, the New York Federal Reserve gave $60.7 billion to eligible private financial institutions by leveraging U.S. Treasurys and agency securities. With all the stimulus given to financial institutions since September, it hasn’t relieved the stress of economic uncertainty. Now the Fed is pondering giving money directly to hedge funds and private brokers […]

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14 Jan: China Issues Digital Currency Guide for Party Cadres

China Issues Digital Currency Guide for Party CadresUnderstanding a complex subject should be easier with access to educational materials. With blockchain and CBDC now part of Beijing’s political vocabulary, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has issued a guide to digital currencies meant to prepare party officials for upcoming changes in the country’s financial system. Also read: China Saw $11.4 Billion in […]

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31 Dec: China’s Digital Yuan is a Trojan Horse With Plenty of Potential Repercussions

TheMerkle_Mark Hart YuanThe global focus continues to shift toward China’s digital currency plans. Despite a genuine lack of information, it certainly poses many different threats.  Rumors regarding a digital yuan have persisted for years now. China’s Digital Yuan is More Than Just a CBDC Only a few months ago, it became apparent this was more truth than fiction after all. The Chinese government is banking big on blockchain. One of the potential use cases is to create a tokenized yuan. It will become the first central bank digital currency to make any impact. Under the hood, this digital yuan makes use of

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16 Dec: Will India Change its Negative Cryptocurrency Stance Soon?

TheMerkle India Bitcoin AssetThe cryptocurrency situation in India remains very difficult to assess. Most government officials want nothing to do with bitcoin, but can they avoid the inevitable? As far as Indian Parliament member Dr. Subramanian Swamy is concerned, embracing cryptocurrency is a must. India Might Push to Adopt Cryptocurrencies Soon He is one of the few people openly advocating the country to transaction to cryptocurrencies. That is a bit of an awkward stance, given how India is very divided on this front. The Reserve Bank of India, for example, has no love lost for bitcoin and altcoins.  This is despite the bank

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13 Dec: Mainstream Investment Vehicles Tied to Cryptocurrencies Grow Exponentially

Mainstream Investment Vehicles Tied to Cryptocurrencies Grow ExponentiallyThese days bitcoin and a variety of other digital assets are now being traded as funds and traditional equity holdings. The landscape of crypto investment vehicles has changed significantly as institutional and retail investors don’t need direct exposure to cryptocurrencies in order to invest in this technology. Also Read: Gocrypto SLP Token Starts Trading on […]

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06 Dec: How to Plan for the Life You Want

Making enough money to care for you and the ones you love is tricky business, yet nearly everyone is at least trying for this near impossible goal. But as many as 2 out of every 3 Americans aren’t confident about their finances. 36% feel that their relationship with money is positive, 33% feel worried, and 45% feel stressed about it. But it can be relatively easy to make your relationship with money easier and better.   Good money management can let you achieve your goals faster and with less effort. Money management, like nearly everything can be done simply, but can

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04 Dec: European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict Regulations

European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict RegulationsBanks 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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