Reserve currency is money held by central banks or treasuries usually for international transactions. Argentina is not going to be able to purchase a Boeing 737 MAX passenger jet, for example, with its highly inflationary…

Welcome to this week’s Money Reimagined, coming to you two days into a new U.S. presidency.  Already, with various executive orders and a host of cabinet and agency nominee names emerging, President Joe Biden has…

Researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have examined the central bank laws of 174 IMF members to answer the question of whether a digital currency is really money. They found that of all the…

For many reasons 2020 will loom large in future textbooks on financial history.  This year saw the biggest drop-off in economic output since the Great Depression, the biggest spate of money printing in the Federal…

In 1987, Nobel laureate James Tobin proposed the concept of a retail central bank digital currency. The idea was that central banks should create a public payments “medium with the convenience of deposits and the…

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and…

Currently, there is global attention focused around the evolution of money. The trend of exponentially evolving technology is disrupting finance and governance is impacting all corners of the world.  In my home country of Aotearoa,…

Switzerland Approves Gazprombank to Offer Bitcoin Trading and Custody Zurich-based Gazprombank, a subsidiary of Russia's third-largest bank, has been approved by Switzerland's financial regulator to offer a number of cryptocurrency services, including the buying, selling,…

At its current price per unit, the decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin’s market valuation has surpassed the overall value of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights market (SDR $281 billion). Since the massive global market…

Less than two weeks ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director called for a “new Bretton Woods moment.” Meanwhile, the IMF is not the only entity pushing for a “great reset,” as the World…

On Monday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a report on crypto assets like central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and global stablecoins (GSCs). Moreover, the IMF also hosted a virtual panel that discussed digital currencies…

Litecoin (LTC), a nine-year-old cryptocurrency whose price returns have chronically underperformed the bigger and better-known bitcoin in recent years, is hitching its wagon to a new star: privacy. The blockchain industry subsector of “privacy coins” – cryptocurrencies with…

Last week the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a set of rules that officially banned the sale of derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) that are based on the sale of certain kind of…

If you’ve ventured on to Crypto Twitter this year, you may have seen a tweet from the meme account WTF Happened in 1971? Created in March, the account posts numerous times a week to its…

Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sees value in bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and Facebook-backed libra alongside central bank digital currencies. Former RBI…

The Cato Institute’s George Selgin recently quipped that economists who are neither gold bugs nor advocates of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) are distinguished on Twitter by their relatively low follower numbers (himself included).  The joke,…

Bitcoin prices surged 5% on Wednesday, outpacing stocks and gold amid calls for more government stimulus, as the economic toll of the coronavirus mounts. The oldest and largest cryptocurrency rose to $11,755. The price is…

A recent newsletter to Delphi Digital clients delved into the economic aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and how the current fiscal stimulus package from the U.S. Federal Reserve could be propping up equities markets and…

The world’s banking cartel will gather $18 billion in fees for facilitating the settlement of small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) relief loans leveraged during the Covid-19 pandemic. The $640 billion in PPP relief loans…

Bitcoiners, already rocked by this year’s coronavirus-inflicted turbulence, face a fresh source of volatility as the market heads into the second half of 2020: the U.S. presidential election.  According to Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, a reelection…

Bitcoiners, already rocked by this year’s coronavirus-inflicted turbulence, face a fresh source of volatility as the market heads into the second half of 2020: the U.S. presidential elections.  According to Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, a reelection…

Bitcoin has traded in an ever-tightening range for two months, and digital-market analysts say a new wave of coronavirus cases and emergency measures could provoke the largest cryptocurrency by market cap out of the doldrums. The backdrop…

A few years ago, when MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini was leading an interactive digital art project, she found the facial recognition technology it employed was far better at recognizing her lighter-skinned MIT colleagues.  …

Experts in the financial market and the crypto industry foresee a major stock market correction unfolding in the short term. Given the high correlation of Bitcoin (BTC) with stocks observed in the past three months,…

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that banks will struggle to generate profits at least five years after the global economy recovers from the coronavirus-led economic crisis. The IMF explained that banks were struggling…

A Chinese city is encouraging bitcoin mining, a payments processor joins Libra and the World Economic Forum is looking to blockchain to solve supply chain distortions. Situated amid the plateaus of the Szechuan province, Ya'an…