Lebanon Inflation Rate Surges to 211%, Economist Steve Hanke Recommends a Currency Board

As political leaders in crisis-hit Lebanon bicker over positions in the yet-to-be-formed government, the country’s runaway inflation rate surged to 211% in May 2022, new data has shown. Economist Steve Hanke insists that a currency board is a solution to Lebanon’s currency woes. Black Market in Fuel Driving Inflation The inflation rate in crisis-torn Lebanon… Read More »

Swiss Regulator Urges Financial Watchdogs to Protect Crypto Investors

Crypto trading is increasingly similar to the U.S. stock market of the late 1920s, the head of the Swiss financial watchdog has remarked. The high-ranking official believes that regulatory agencies around the world should do more to ensure investor protection. Swiss Financial Watchdog Executive Calls for More Regulations for ‘Abusive’ Crypto Market Governments are still… Read More »

Bank of Spain Has Registered 17 Crypto Companies, Big Names Still Missing

The Bank of Spain has already included 17 virtual asset service providers in its own registry, in which cryptocurrency exchanges and custody providers must be listed to operate, according to Spanish law. Three new companies were included last week, but big names in the crypto ecosystem are still not registered. Bank of Spain Crypto Registry… Read More »

Elon Musk Discusses Crypto Investing, Dogecoin Support, ‘Unresolved’ Twitter Issues, and Near-Term Recession

Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk has shared his views on a variety of topics, including crypto investing, why he supports the meme cryptocurrency dogecoin, “unresolved matters” in his Twitter takeover bid, and the likelihood of a near-term U.S. recession. Elon Musk on Crypto Investing Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared his thoughts on a wide… Read More »

Goldman Sachs Sees Higher US Recession Risk Citing Concerns the Fed Will ‘Respond Forcefully’ to High Inflation

Goldman Sachs’ economists now see an increased risk of a U.S. recession. “We are increasingly concerned that the Fed will feel compelled to respond forcefully to high headline inflation and consumer inflation expectations if energy prices rise further, even if activity slows sharply,” they explained. Goldman Sachs on Increased Risk of Recession Goldman Sachs’ economists,… Read More »

Plan B’s Stock-to-Flow Price Model Denounced by Vitalik Buterin, Says Model Can Be ‘Harmful’

For a few years now, the pseudonymous creator of the popular stock-to-flow (S2F) bitcoin price model, Plan B, has become a very well known bitcoin influencer gathering 1.8 million Twitter followers. However, after the S2F price model didn’t come to fruition and dropped well below the price targets in 2022, Plan B and his price… Read More »

Telegram Launches Premium Tier Benefits Seeking to Monetize Platform

Popular messaging platform Telegram has announced it is launching a new premium tier of its services as it seeks to monetize a part of its userbase. Reaching more than 700 million active users monthly, the new tier answers to the need of these users for more bandwidth and storage capacity, according to Pavel Durov, CEO… Read More »

Central African Republic President on BTC Volatility: ‘Mathematics Don’t Account for Human Emotions’

In an apparent message to critics of the Central African Republic’s bitcoin decision, the country’s president, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, recently argued that understanding the crypto’s disruptive power is crucial and that “mathematics don’t account for human emotions.” According to Touadéra, the country’s future generations are likely to applaud his government for “choosing the right path during… Read More »

Pandora Raises $2.4M From Industry Heavyweights to Bridge off-Chain Assets to Open Finance via NFTs

press release PRESS RELEASE. Pandora Finance (https://pandora.finance/) announced that they have successfully closed their $2.4m seed round. The Pandora team received pledges from some of the most visible investors within the crypto space, and closed the round oversubscribed by manifolds. Overview of strategic investors The funding round concluded with Pandora selecting some of the most… Read More »

Spiral Out — Using the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci sequence to Predict Bitcoin Price Cycles

The leading crypto asset bitcoin has seen its value drop more than 53% from its all-time high above the $64k handle, sliding to a low of $30k on May 19. While bitcoin is still down 25% during the last 30 days, it’s hard to forecast where bitcoin’s value is going from here. Although a number… Read More »