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Central Banker: CBDCs Are a Flexible Tool for Zero-Interest Rate World

News Chile’s central bank governor, Mario Marcel, says central bank digital currencies (CBDC) can provide additional flexibility at a time of “unconventional monetary policies.” Marcel made the comments in a speech titled “High-level Policy Panel Discussion on Central Bank Digital Currencies" at ..

How Bitcoin Demand is Driven by Central Banks Devaluing Their Currencies

The demand for bitcoin has certainly been tangible over the past few months. Even with a correction of around 30% the digital asset is still up over 160% this year. That growth could have been spurred by central banks devaluing their own currencies as economic skies darken. Big Banks Boosting Bitco..

Central Banks Digging Their Own Grave: Boosting Bitcoin Price Higher

Despite the recent lull in the Bitcoin price, it is clear that the cryptocurrency market is back in another uptrend. Year to date, BTC has rallied some 200%; altcoins are up a similar amount in the same time frame. Of course, many investors, especially those without allocations for Bitcoin, have so..

Market Update: Prices Drop as Crypto Sentiment Enters the Fear Zone

Cryptocurrency markets fell hard on August 21 following the $700 price drop bitcoin core (BTC) saw during the early morning trading sessions. Most digital assets have lost 2-8% in value as the overall market valuation of all 2,000+ coins has plunged to $263 billion. Crypto price movements have been ..

The World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Is Just a Fancy Way of Selling Debt

Last year the World Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced a permissioned Ethereum-based blockchain to facilitate the end-to-end issuance of bonds between financial partners. The Bretton Woods-created financial institution hopes to make debt capital markets far more efficient with a b..

What’s Driving Up Bitcoin Price? Central Banks, Says FT Reporter

News The Financial Times' chief correspondent for international finance has argued that central banks can ironically be credited for igniting Bitcoin’s price. In a column for Nikkei Asian Review on Aug. 21, Henry Sender said that banks’ dovish policies are spurring an increasing recognition o..

Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital Currencies

Central banks worldwide are examining the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with some already testing theirs for different uses. Countries that have advanced their digital currency projects include China, Singapore, Canada, the Bahamas, Thailand, Uruguay, and Sweden. Ind..

Can Central Bank Digital Currencies Be Used to Fight Financial Crimes?

Opinion Paper money today is a marginal part of the currency in circulation and represents a direct relationship between the end user and the central bank. Its use is, however, unknown to the central bank; in a certain sense, it can therefore be said that like cryptocurrencies, cash can be used fo..

Ex-Japanese Central Bank Executive: Libra Can Destabilize Monetary Policy

A former executive of Japan’s central bank recently sounded a note of warning to central banks globally. Based on a report by Reuters, the ex-banker stated that Facebook’s cryptocurrency could threaten the power held by central banks over their various monetary policies. Libra has not had rosy days..

4 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Will Increase in the Long-term

Delphi Digital has published a new quarterly macro outlook highlighting reasons why the bitcoin price will continue to increase in the long-term. Long-term Bitcoin “Hodling” According to the published research, most of the bitcoin selling comes from short-term holders. This trend implies long-term ..

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