Tag: economy

Dec 21 2020

First Mover: As Markets Turn Ugly, Bitcoiners Thank Secular Trend

Dec 21 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin economy first mover markets news

At start of October, bitcoin analysts were bullish, but few would have guessed the cryptocurrency's price could double by the end of 2020.

Dec 18 2020

First Mover: Bitcoin Rally Stalls as ‘DeFi Summer’ Proves Endless

Dec 18 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin defi economy ethereum first mover

This year's explosion in decentralized finance, or DeFi, highlighted just how much innovation was happening in digital-asset markets, beyond bitcoin.

Dec 17 2020

First Mover: Geek-Fest Turns Relevant as Bitcoin Passes $21K, $22K, $23K

Dec 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin economy ethereum first mover markets

As bitcoin prices push to new all-time highs, it's worth recalling May's "halving," which highlighted the cryptocurrency's potential inflation- resistance.

Dec 16 2020

Federal Reserve Keeps Rates Unchanged, Adds Qualitative Guidance on Pace of Money-Printing

The Federal Reserve said Thursday said it would hold U.S. interest rates at their current level, close to zero, and added qualitative criteria to govern how long it will keep up its $120-a-month bond-buying program.

First Mover: Stimulus Tests Bitcoin in Real-Time, and It Passes $20K

Bitcoin has climbed as more big investors said it might serve as a hedge against inflation. On Wednesday prices crossed $20K for the first time.

Dec 15 2020

New Federal Reserve ‘Qualitative’ Approach Could Push Further Into Experimental Realm

Dec 15 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin economy federal reserve markets news

"Qualitative" is the new "quantitative" as economists predict the Federal Reserve will move to add subjectivity to its rules on money printing.

Las Criptomonedas Están Surgiendo en la Desafiante Economía de Argentina

Dec 15 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  adoption argentina bitso economy latin america

La industria de la criptografía de Argentina registró volúmenes comerciales récord este año, en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19 y las dificultades económicas.

First Mover: Reminiscing on Pre-Pandemic Bitcoin as Rally Stalls

Back in January, few analysts could foresee the investment theme that would ultimately cause bitcoin prices to triple over the course of 2020.

Dec 14 2020

First Mover: Horrible 2020 Economy Proved Best Thing for Bitcoin

Dec 14 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin economy ethereum first mover markets

In 2020, bitcoin went from fringe investment to the talk of Wall Street, as the coronavirus-induced recession spurred recovery plans built around stimulus.

Crypto Is Booming in Economically Challenged Argentina

Dec 14 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  adoption argentina bitso economy latin america

Argentina's crypto industry saw record trading volumes this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and economic hardship.

Nov 24 2020

Lyn Alden on Money Printing, Bitcoin and the End of an 80-Year Debt Cycle

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  economy lyn alden people podcasts the breakdown

One of the sharpest analysts in macroeconomics looks at how monetary and fiscal policy are likely to change in the coming years.

Nov 13 2020

First Mover: Why the Fed Cares About Remote Working – And What It Means for Bitcoin

The potential economic impact of a shift to widespread remote working is a matter of risk management: Authorities should be mapping out scenarios.

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