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Bitcoin Is a Better Hedge Against USD Than Gold

Since Black Thursday, Bitcoin (BTC) has become a better hedge against the U.S. dollar than gold. At the same time, its correlation with the S&P 500 Index reached unprecedented highs. Correlations chart. Source: Coinmetrics. Diverging paths after Black Thursday Since the disintegration of the Bretton Woods system in 1971, investors have looked to gold as …

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Dalio Says Capital Markets Are ‘Not Free‘ as Central Banks Drive Economy

Ray Dalio, the billionaire hedge fund manager and founder and chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, believes capital markets are no longer free. Speaking to Bloomberg, Dalio said markets have changed a lot so central banks like the Federal Reserve no longer act within the confines of the traditional economic system. “There are markets that …

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Bank for International Settlements Calls CBDCs a Potential ‘Sea Change’

In advance of its coming annual report, on June 24 the Bank for International Settlements released a special chapter from that report on digital payments — especially central bank digital currencies, a topic that’s attracted tremendous interest in recent months. The report encourages central banks to treat CBDCs as their future, saying: “One option at …

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As US Pumps Trillions Into Economy, Bitcoin Price Likely to Be Affected

Policymakers around the world have committed unprecedented amounts of fresh money in a bid to stave off an impending recession, or worse: a total depression. In the United States, the Senate approved a $2 trillion stimulus package in late March, and now Congress is set to review a proposal from House Democrats for another $3 …

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EOSDT Supply Increases by $100M With Bitcoin Liquidity Support

As the decentralized finance, or DeFi, industry continues to grow, the need for liquidity in cryptocurrencies is steadily increasing. DeFi startup Equilibrium has today expanded the supply of its decentralized EOS stablecoin, EOSDT, as a result of integrating Bitcoin (BTC)-powered liquidity. Equilibrium, a major multi-chain DeFi framework, has raised the EOSDT circulation cap from $70 …

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