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Federal Watchdogs Flag 4 Major US Banks for Lack of Crisis Management; Demand Living Will Revisions

Federal authorities have spotlighted critical deficiencies in the crisis management strategies—known as “living wills”—of four major U.S. banks, signaling a push for stronger safeguards against financial turmoil. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Reserve announced that plans from Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase fell short of expectations, setting…
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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Props up Stablecoins in the Fight for US Dollar Hegemony

Howard Lutnick, CEO of financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald, highlighted the value of stablecoins in the fight to maintain the hegemony of the U.S. dollar. Lutnick stated that fully redeemable stablecoins allowed citizens in emerging markets to use their digital dollars for commerce, stabilizing the demand and relevance of the currency. Cantor Fitzgerald CEO: The…
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Arthur Hayes: Japanese Banks in Crisis Over Dollar-Yen Carry Trade Failures

Japanese banks, once secure in their financial strategies, are now facing severe challenges due to shifts in global monetary policies, as outlined by Bitmex co-founder Arthur Hayes in his latest blog post. These institutions are caught in a cycle of low yields and high hedging costs, which dramatically impact their operations and financial stability. Japanese…
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Analyst Predicts: US to Face Its Own ‘Bank of England’ Debt Crisis Prior to Elections

Otavio Costa, a Macro Strategist at Crescat Capital, a multidisciplinary asset management firm, has expressed concern about the state of the U.S. government securities liquidity index and its potential implications for the future of U.S. debt. He suggested that the U.S. is on the verge of experiencing its own ‘Bank of England’ moment prior to…
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Central Banks Plan Increased Gold Reserves Amid Global Uncertainty: 2024 World Gold Council Survey

The World Gold Council’s 2024 survey reveals that central banks plan to increase gold reserves amid geopolitical and financial uncertainties. Over 80% of respondents expect global bullion holdings to rise, and 29% of central banks plan to boost their own reserves. Motivations include strategic rebalancing, domestic production, and market concerns like crisis risks and inflation.…
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Coinmetrics Report Explores the Risks of High FDVs in Crypto Markets

A new report by Coinmetrics, along with researchers Victor Ramirez, Matías Andrade, and Tanay Ved, delves into the complexities of crypto tokenomics. The report explores the intricate balance of token distribution, valuation, and market impact. Understanding FDV and Token Float: Key Insights From Coinmetrics In recent years, the launch Fully Diluted Valuations (FDVs) of crypto…
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Analyst Forecasts Silver Shortage, Price Increases As Consumers Tap Dwindling Secondary Inventories

Peter Krauth, a silver market analyst and author of “The Great Silver Bull,” has predicted an upcoming silver shortage produced by the increased demand for the precious metal for different applications. Krauth states that demand for silver has outpaced supply, and there are probably 12 to 24 months of silver available before inventories run out.…
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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan: Stablecoins Can Help Fight an Upcoming US Debt Crisis and China’s Growing Influence

Paul Ryan, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, has assessed the possible role that stablecoins will play in fighting an upcoming U.S. debt crisis. According to Ryan, the demand derived from the increasing relevance of dollar-backed stablecoins, which use U.S. treasuries as backing, will help keep a healthy demand on U.S. debt and…
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IMF Data Shows Decline in US Dollar Dominance

Recent data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) points to an ongoing decline in the U.S. dollar’s share of allocated foreign reserves held by central banks and governments. Economists explained that reserve managers are attracted to nontraditional reserve currencies “because they provide diversification and relatively attractive yields, and because they have become increasingly easy to…
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Bitwise CEO: Bitcoin Should Move on From ‘Digital Gold’ Narrative as It Reaches Mainstream Adoption

Hunter Horsley, co-founder and CEO of Bitwise, a San Francisco-based cryptocurrency asset management firm, declared that the “digital gold” narrative limits bitcoin’s reach as an investment asset. Horsely stated that, while the “digital gold” representation has been helpful for bitcoin, it has many qualities that put it over gold and it is time to “graduate”…
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