China Injects Record $83 Billion to Counter Economic Decline

China’s economy is facing some of its toughest challenges in years. On Wednesday, a day after several Chinese government institutions vowed further stimulus to aid its financial sector, the People’s Bank Of China injected a net $83 billion (560 billion yuan) into open market operations via reverse repo operations — to counter its declining economy. The post China Injects Record $83 Billion to Counter Economic Decline appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin is the ‘Evil Spawn of the Financial Crisis’: European Central Bank Board Member

One of the Eurozone’s chief monetary economists heaped some backhanded praise at Bitcoin on Thursday, arguing that the flagship cryptocurrency was an “extremely clever idea” that suffers from “manifold problems.” Benoît Cœuré, who serves on the European Central Bank’s executive board, made this claim during remarks at the Economics of Payments IX conference, which is The post Bitcoin is the ‘Evil Spawn of the Financial Crisis’: European Central Bank Board Member appeared first on CCN

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Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Hires Goldman Sachs Exec to Oversee Blockchain Unit

Mike Novogratz’s crypto investment bank, Galaxy Digital Capital Management, hired Goldman Sachs banker Ian Taylor to oversee the group’s advisory-services arm. Taylor will join Galaxy Digital before January 2019, sources told Bloomberg. Taylor was a managing director at Goldman, where he worked for almost 19 years, according to his LinkedIn profile. At Galaxy Digital, he The post Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Hires Goldman Sachs Exec to Oversee Blockchain Unit appeared first on CCN

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Bank of America Thinks Blockchain Could be a $7 Billion Market

Bank of America research analysts have predicted that blockchain technology could represent a multi-billion dollar industry down the road, and be of particular benefit for leading companies like Amazon and Microsoft. BoA: Many Can Benefit From Blockchain The analysts predicted the total addressable blockchain market would eventually hit $7 billion, but there was not a particular The post Bank of America Thinks Blockchain Could be a $7 Billion Market appeared first on CCN

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Interview: Caitlin Long on Cryptocurrency Regulation and Why Wyoming is the Next ‘Crypto Valley’

Note: This is part 2 in a multi-part interview series with Caitlin Long, a 22-year Wall Street veteran who formerly led Morgan Stanley’s Pension Solutions Group. Long, an ardent blockchain advocate, has been critical of Wall Street’s corrupt banking practices, which she fears institutions will integrate into their cryptocurrency products and services. Read part 1 here. Part The post Interview: Caitlin Long on Cryptocurrency Regulation and Why Wyoming is the Next ‘Crypto Valley’ appeared first on CCN

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This German Fintech Startup Will Let You Hold Bitcoin in Your Bank Account

German blockchain banking service Bitwala is set to launch the first-ever platform that will enable the management of both euro deposits and bitcoin funds within the same bank account. This system is planned to kick off by November with an estimated 30,000 customers who have already signed up for the service. The biggest initial investor The post This German Fintech Startup Will Let You Hold Bitcoin in Your Bank Account appeared first on CCN

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Brazilian Cryptocurrency Exchange Wins Injunction Against Bank Who Closed Its Account

Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange Walltime has recently won a court battle against local bank Caixa Econômica Federal, forcing it to unfreeze its account holding more than $200,000 worth of funds. Crypto Exchange Walltime Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Hostile Bank According to local news outlet Portal do Bitcoin, Walltime won a preliminary injunction, meaning the court’s decision The post Brazilian Cryptocurrency Exchange Wins Injunction Against Bank Who Closed Its Account appeared first on CCN

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Australia Central Bank Admires Bitcoin But Says It Has ‘Flaws’

“Even if one is quite skeptical of whether bitcoin will have a significant role in the economy in the future, I think it is hard to avoid some admiration for its design,” Reserve Bank of Australia official Tony Richards thus addressed bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general in a speech to the Australian Business Economists in The post Australia Central Bank Admires Bitcoin But Says It Has ‘Flaws’ appeared first on CCN

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