Economics

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Discusses Leveraging an Ethereum-Based Libor Replacement

The Federal Reserve’s Chair, Jerome Powell has hinted at using an Ethereum-based interest reference rate in a transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor). Powell also detailed in a letter to Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), that the Ethereum version of Libor, a software called “Ameribor” may not be for everyone. The United States Federal …

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To Get Serious About Decentralization, We Need to Measure It

Stephanie Hurder, a CoinDesk columnist, is a founding economist at Prysm Group, an economic advisory focused on the implementation of emerging technologies, and an academic contributor to the World Economic Forum. She has a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard. On May 15, Decrypt reported that six weeks after being acquired by Binance, the crypto data …

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Carl Menger: The Nature and Origin of Money

In the early stages of trade, when economizing individuals are only slowly awakening to knowledge of the economic gains that can be derived from exploitation of existing exchange opportunities, their attention is, in keeping with the simplicity of all cultural beginnings, directed only to the most obvious of these opportunities. **The following essay was written …

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From Buenos Aires to Beirut – Covid-19 Excuse Restricts Millions of Citizens from Withdrawing Their Own Money

The coronavirus and the government-induced lockdowns have wreaked havoc on the global economy and millions of people can’t access their own money. Reports from financial stricken areas like Venezuela, Argentina, and Lebanon show that citizens are being stopped from accessing their own hard-earned savings. The news shows the great importance of censorship-resistant money and how …

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US Central Bank Blamed for 2020 Financial Crash: ‘The Fed Is Lawless Economic Government Unto Itself’

The last two months dealing with the coronavirus outbreak have been strange, to say the least, and as data rolls in more people are becoming aware that there was quite a bit of overreaction from politicians, the media, and medical professionals. A small number of people are starting to focus on the economic situation and …

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Famed Economist Speaks: ‘US Coronavirus Bailout Scam,’ American Imperialism, De-Dollarization

During the last few weeks, the world has been dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. These days, however, many of the world’s citizens are growing more concerned over the government’s reactions than the virus itself. Moreover, with the U.S. economy feeling the hardship of over 30 million unemployed Americans and the petro-dollar on life support, many …

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