Tag: interest rates

Oct 19 2021

Understanding The Interest Rate Fallacy: The Risks Of Holding Fiat

Today’s low interest rate climate is one that further reduces the opportunity cost of holding base, fiat money — a fallacy fixed by Bitcoin.“After the U.S. experience during the Great Depression, and after inflation and rising interest rates in the 1970s and disinflation and falling interest rates in the 1980s, I thought the fallacy of identifying tight money with high interest rates...

Aug 20 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 6, Part 2: Unsound Money)

What does living under an unsound money regime looks like? Just look around. You open the book to learn about Bitcoin, and you end up understanding how the whole world works. Such is the magic of “The Bitcoin Standard” by Saifedean Ammous. In our last Book Club meeting, we learned about...

Apr 28 2021

As Fed Commits To Holding Interest Rates At 0%, More Investors Will Turn To Bitcoin

The Federal Reserve has committed to keeping the fund rate at zero or near zero, maintaining the bull case for bitcoin.During today's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) press conference, Chair of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell maintained that the Fed will keep its fund rate unchanged at 0.00% to 0.25%. Powell also...

Feb 02 2021

Gemini Exchange Now Offers 7.4% Interest on Filecoin Token

Gemini is launching an interest-earning program. All 26 crypto assets on the exchange are supported. The program is available for all 50 states in the US. Currently, the highest yield on the platform offers 7.4% APY. Gemini Introduces Interest Payments Gemini, the leading cryptocurrency exchange led by the...

Jan 27 2021

Fed Chair Powell: ‘We’d Welcome Higher Inflation’

The central bank doesn’t want to pull back asset purchases just yet, Powell said Wednesday.

Federal Reserve Holds Rates, Asset Purchases Steady as Economic Activity Moderates

The central bank noted that economic activity and employment had moderated while the path of the economy will be determined by vaccinations

Jan 26 2021

How Bitcoiners Should Watch the US Federal Reserve Meeting on Wednesday

Comments from Fed chair Jerome Powell could tell bitcoiners how committed the central bank is to staying the course on low interest rates through the rest of the year.

Jan 05 2021

Ethereum: The Last Bastion for Yield

U.S. Treasury and corporate bonds are returning lower yields than ever. Ethereum's currency ether (ETH) presents an alternative.

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