How CBDCs Impact an Economy

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are all the rage right now. These assets have been increasing since last year, and they continue to do so. Today, estimates suggest that countries representing 90 percent of global GDP will launch CBDCs in the next decade. So, what exactly is the impact of these assets on economies? The rise of CBDCs has been inspiring for sure. China started the race, launching trials for its digital yuan in 2020. Even with the global pandemic, problems for the…

Why the U.S. Government Should Digitize the Dollar

The entire world is looking into currency digitization right now. Countries everywhere are launching central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and switching. The move towards this new development primarily started with China. Xi Jinping's administration had seen CBDCs as a means of transforming its economy. So, in 2019, it began work on a CBDC. Since China started its mission, several other countries have joined in. Many of them have been looking to optimize their currencies and make them more effective. So, digitization seemed like…

RBNZ Exhibits Massive Interest in Digital Currency

The Reverse Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is seeking the public's input on the possible introduction of central bank digital currency (CBDC). They are looking to introduce the digital version of Kiwi. It is part of the bank's response to the digital advancements in payments and money. The Push for Digital Currency Adoption The Assistant Governor of RBNZ Christian Hawkesby said in a statement: ''A Central Bank Digital Currency would see the features and benefits of cash enjoyed in the digital world,…

USDC’s Circle Files with SEC to Become a Commercial Bank

According to a post on Circle's website by Founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire, the USDC stablecoin has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to become a U.S. federally-chartered national commercial bank. This happens amid executives at Tether, its larger rival, facing a criminal probe by U.S. prosecutors. Though the firm officially announced its decision to become a bank in its August 9th blog post, their  S-4 filing to the SEC on August 6th insinuated its plans to become a…

Setbacks in Crypto Transactions That Should Be Addressed

We've all heard a lot about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. People talk so much about the good, and the hype could easily blind us from industry setbacks. Not like the drawbacks come anywhere close to what blockchain and cryptocurrencies provide. More people are adopting digital currency, and institutions are accepting them as payment.  Tesla CEO's acceptance of Bitcoin was part of what threw Bitcoin to an all-time high earlier in 2021. However, for anyone getting started in the crypto world, it's…

Goldman Sachs Plans to Establish Futures and Ether Options for its Clients

According to their Head of Digital Assets, Mathew Mcdermott, Goldman Sachs would soon be launching trading of futures and options for Ether trading for its clients. Moreover, the bank plans to move away from focusing on Bitcoin alone since it took another step toward more crypto acceptance earlier this year. The New York-based bank reopened its dormant trading desk to help customers deal in publicly traded futures linked to Bitcoin, offering its derivatives to its client, which is a move…

El Salvador’s Passes the Bill to Take up BTC as a Legal Tender

The Salvadorian Congress garnered 62 out of 84 votes on Wednesday morning to become the first country to recognize bitcoin as a legal tender officially. President Nayib Bukele, who proposed the bill approved by Congress, is set to sign it later today. Making History According to El Salvador'sSalvador's proposed bill, its citizens can now pay bills and taxes in bitcoin. Exchanges within the country's borderline will not be subject to profit tax. Article 7 of the bill states that businesses…

Peter Schiff Dismisses Elon’s Concept of a Transparent BTC Mining Plan

American stockbroker and founding member of the Euro Pacific Asset Management Peter Schiff is skeptical about Elon Musk's idea of a sustainable BTC mining practice. The Tesla CEO attended a meeting hosted by Micro Strategy's head Michael Saylor to urge the North American Bitcoin miners and the global mining community to publish their current and planned energy usage.  In addition to that, the miners in attendance agreed to develop a Bitcoin Mining Council that will encourage sustainable initiatives on a…

Aswath Damodaran Dubs Ether as a Superior Commodity than Bitcoin 

One crypto critic, New York University's Aswath Damodaran, thinks Ether has a better chance of becoming a commodity in a possible blockchain-based future than Bitcoin. The NYU professor argued that Ethereum's upside potential outweighs Bitcoin's potential in a possible future paradigm dominated by blockchain-based technology. Inefficient Currency According to Damodaran, ETH will outshine BTC as a better lubricant for blockchain commerce. As for Bitcoin, the professor noted that the popular crypto was a speculative play. He added that bitcoin bulls…

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