Marshall Islands Creating New Cryptocurrency For De-Dollarize Purpose

Marshall Islands Creating New Cryptocurrency For De-Dollarize Purpose

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has been using the US dollar since 1979.  But in a new Bloomberg report and a statement from a senior Marshall Islands official, that could all change as the country with a population of 75,000 could soon issue a...
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BNP Research: Tough Road Ahead for Oil

BNP Research: Tough Road Ahead for Oil

New research, led by Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research at BNP Paribas Asset Management, shows that oil needs a long-term breakeven price of USD 10 – 20/barrel to remain competitive in mobility in his report Wells, Wires and...
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Negative Interest Rates Threaten The Entire Financial System

Negative Interest Rates Threaten The Entire Financial System

The End Is Unforeseeable. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan recently said he wouldn’t be surprised if yields on U.S. bonds turned negative and if they do, it wouldn’t be “that big a of a deal.” That seems to be a sentiment widely...
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Rumour: Alibaba, Tencent, Six Others To Receive First Chinese Government Cryptocurrency

Rumour: Alibaba, Tencent, Six Others To Receive First Chinese Government Cryptocurrency

China’s central bank (PBoC) will launch a state-backed cryptocurrency and issue it to eight institutions in the coming months, according to a former employee of one of the institutions who is now an independent researcher. Paul Schulte, who worked as...
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Now Even Junk Bonds Have Negative Yields

Now Even Junk Bonds Have Negative Yields

75 years ago this month, a group of 744 delegates from around the world gathered at the very posh Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire to build a brand new global financial system. The year was 1944. World War II...
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BIS Chief Reverses Stance On Cryptos

BIS Chief Reverses Stance On Cryptos

From “Ponzi” To “We’re Working On It” – Cryptos Hater BIS Chief Reverses Stance On Cryptos The head of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has appeared to U-turn on issuing digital currencies after a fresh interview ...
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Libra – Briefly Explained

Libra – Briefly Explained

It’s Facebook’s new cryptocurrency. The point is that you can send money all over the world with lower fees than if you were to engage, say, Western Union. It’s shady as hell, though. You remember Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss? The...
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Merrill Lynch Caught Criminally Manipulating Precious Metals Markets

Merrill Lynch Caught Criminally Manipulating Precious Metals Markets

Merrill Lynch Caught Criminally Manipulating Precious Metals Market “Thousands Of Times” Over 6 Years.  When it was pure conspiracy theory to accuse one or more banks of aggressively, compulsively and systematically manipulating the precious metal...
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MoneyGram soars 168% from Ripple symbolic investment

MoneyGram soars 168% from Ripple symbolic investment

On Tuesday, money-transfer company MoneyGram saw its stock soar an eye-popping 168% after banking software company Ripple announced it will buy $30 million of MoneyGram shares at a huge premium of $4.10 per share, with the option to buy another...
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Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra

Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra

Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency, Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with small fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery...
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The BIS Tests the Ground for Gradual Abolition of Cash

The BIS Tests the Ground for Gradual Abolition of Cash

BIS – Bank for International Settlements, also known as Central Bank Central Bank, General Manager Agustín Carstens spoke at the Central Bank of Ireland 2019 Whitaker Lecture. Under the title “The Future of Money and Payments”, Carstens mapp...
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Jim Rickards Warns “Bernanke Painted The FED Into a Corner & It Can’t Get Out”

Jim Rickards Warns “Bernanke Painted The FED Into a Corner & It Can’t Get Out”

Four time bestseller writer Jim Rickards says the FED “throwing in the towel” on rate hikes is signaling a big problem for the economy. Rickards says, “The FED was tightening to get ready for the next recession…” “You need to cut...
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IBM ramps up (pseudo)crypto cross-border payments

IBM ramps up (pseudo)crypto cross-border payments

The cryptocurrency-based cross-border payments competition is cranking up. IBM Corp. said today its Blockchain World Wire initiative, a global payments network for regulated financial institutions, has entered production and will support instantaneous foreign...
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The Norwegian Sovereign Oil Fund will exclude all oil companies from its portfolio

The Norwegian Sovereign Oil Fund will exclude all oil companies from its portfolio

The largest sovereign fund in the world – the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the Oil Fund, which manages assets worth about $1 billion, excludes all oil companies from its benchmark index and subsequently sells all shares...
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Zimbabwe is out of dollar cash and reserves again

Zimbabwe is out of dollar cash and reserves again

Zimbabwe, once called “Jewel of Africa”, is experiencing another monetary experiment. There is one consequence: Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe money/payment agents are running out of dollar cash and dollar reserves. Zimbabwe has so far imported dollar bills...
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