U.S. dollar

Market Update: Bulls Return, 120 Million Tethers Minted, Bitcoin Halving Looms

</header> <strong>On March 20, cryptocurrencies jumped in value erasing some of the losses that took place over the course of the market carnage last week. The entire cryptoconomy gained a quick $39 billion during Thursday and Friday’s trading sessions and global trade volume has spiked significantly as well. As the coronavirus outbreak has been pushing …

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Market Update: Coronavirus Fears, Stock Market Crash, and Bitcoin Price Predictions

</header> <strong>Digital currency markets have been consolidating since the initial price drop on February 26 that saw $25 billion shaved off the entire cryptocurrency market. At the time of publication, the cryptoconomy is hovering just above the $245 billion zone and a few coins today are making slight gains.</strong> Also read: MTV Airs Only the …

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US Intelligence Officials Are Funding Research on Dollar-Crushing ‘Black Swan’ Events

The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) wants to sponsor a post-doc researcher to study what would happen if the U.S. dollar lost its status as the world’s reserve currency. In a job listing posted late last year, the agency called for applicants from the U.S. who have a background in economics. …

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In Race for 2030 Currency Supremacy, the Dollar Is Its Own Worst Enemy

The U.S. dollar’s century-long reign of the world economy faces a threat over the coming decade – as China’s renminbi strives to become its successor, as some prominent central bankers call for a more sustainable global monetary regime and as cryptocurrencies pose a radically alternative model.  But as the 2020s begin, the dollar looks as …

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Turkey Throws Another Wrench Into the USD’s Works and Joins Russian Swift

</header> <strong>The dominance of the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency is being robustly challenged on all fronts. Other geopolitical powers and smaller but important players are unwilling to accept the political influence Washington exerts through its fiat money. And in times of trade wars, sanctions, and even tensions between allies, the push to …

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Why the Birth of Bitcoin Can Be Traced Back to 1971

</header> <strong>The world economy is a complex system that has undergone many different phases in the past century. As strange as it may sound today, there have been times when banking crises were rare, pay was rising alongside productivity, and the U.S. dollar would buy a certain amount of pure gold. Despite its obvious successes …

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