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St Louis Fed Explains Why Bitcoin Price ‘Not Likely to Fall to Zero’

The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis has published an examination of the long-term prospects for bitcoin price. It considers both the bullish and bearish cases of ‘moon’ and ‘doom’, and unsurprisingly comes down somewhere between the two. The Bear Necessities The naysayers believe that the price of bitcoin 00 will ultimately fall to zero. They argue that… Read More »

Kashkari: Federal Reserve Doesn’t Need to Protect Investors

Neel Kashkari defended the Federal Reserve from Donald Trump’s attacks, stating that the bank isn’t supposed to protect investors. | Source: Flickr/ProPublica Another Federal Reserve president has spoken out on interest rates. Neel Kashkari says there is no need for interest rate hikes right now but that the US Federal Reserve does not exist to protect investors. Though… Read More »

Federal Reserve Blames Altcoins for Dragging Down the Bitcoin Price

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has released an article today about Bitcoin. In it, the bank notes that the price of Bitcoin has three potential futures: indefinite, infinite appreciation; zero; or somewhere in between. They believe it will be somewhere in between. The authors, David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak, conclude that one of the factors dragging… Read More »

From Bitcoin to Brexit, Here’s What Investors Need to Watch for in 2019

Is it possible that the US Federal Reserve’s decision to tighten its balance sheet contributed to bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency market losing steam in 2018? If so, what should crypto investors expect from the independently-run central bank in the future? Mati Greenspan, the senior market analyst at trading platform eToro, explored these and other questions in a… Read More »

Dow Jumps 300 Points as Trump Pokes at Fed, Says China Talks ‘Going Well’

US President Donald Trump has tweeted a brief, positive, update on the trade talks with China but was still poking at the Federal Reserve this morning. This despite the interest rate hike pressure appearing to be off for the stock markets. Dow, Markets Point North on Tuesday The stock markets appear to be recovering from recent hits. But,… Read More »

Here’s Why FED Gives Markets Green Light, Further Rate Hikes Unlikely

Renowned economist, author of the “Death of Money,” Jim Rickards says the markets just “got the cue” they need. The U.S Federal Reserve (FED) is now unlikely to raise interest rates again without significant warning. That’s a green light for the stock markets and indeed the cryptocurrency market. Powell’s use of “patient” on Friday was not a throwaway.… Read More »

Bitcoin Does Not Threaten Global Economy According FSB

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies do not pose a threat to the world economy, but should be monitored as the market “continues to evolve rapidly.” That’s the assessment of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body that monitors the global economy. The observations were brought to light in a December 28 report by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is… Read More »

Bitcoin Does Not Threaten Global Economy According To FSB

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies do not pose a threat to the world economy, but should be monitored as the market “continues to evolve rapidly.” That’s the assessment of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body that monitors the global economy. The observations were brought to light in a December 28 report by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is… Read More »