The Fed's FedNow payment network goes live next month. FedNow lays the groundwork for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). FedNow - a CBDC Trojan Horse? It will be interesting to see if any of the large banks opt-in to FedNow. The reason I say this is because if the Fed was to roll out … Continue reading FedNow Goes Live In July. Is A CBDC Next?
It was only a matter of time before the SEC went after Coinbase (COIN) and Binance (private). The largest dark pool and exchange operators aren't content to live with the economic leakage posed by the crypto exchanges. Once Coinbase and Binance are crushed, the next move will be to regulate Bitcoin into oblivion. My guess … Continue reading First The Crypto Exchanges. Next Up, Crypto.
Google has been pushing hard on the marketing of its Password Manager service as of late. Don't use password managers as they are obvious targets for sophisticated hackers given they are password repositories. A previous version of Google's Password Manager was hacked in 2018 if memory serves correct - I learned from experience on that … Continue reading Google and Password Managers
Crypto currency will become a mainstream accepted form of payment when the Federal Reserve rolls out its central bank digital currency ("CBDC"), or FedCoin. Not before then. The Fed and the SEC would never allow a third-party crypto currency to replace the U.S. Dollar. The only commodity that will ever replace the Dollar (every fiat … Continue reading Here’s When Crypto Currency Will Work
Ms. Brainard is a vocal advocate for a Fed-issued CBDC ("Central Bank Digital Currency"). China has rolled out its CBDC and the public is about to hear more about it during February's Beijing Winter Olympics. Thus, while the consensus is that President Biden will soon reappoint Jerome Powell to begin his next term as Federal … Continue reading Lael Brainard As The Next Fed Chair Is More Likely Than Pundits Believe
From instant trade settlement, to real-time AML transparency and reporting, the Fed's CBDC / "Digital Dollar" will drive efficiency, enhance transparency and reduce privacy. "We are the Federal Reserve and we are here to help" (translation: run for cover). The Federal Reserve will have rolled out its CBDC - the Digital Dollar - by 2025 … Continue reading The Fed’s Digital Dollar Will Remake The Capital Markets
China today outlawed digital currency transactions as it ramps-up its digital Yuan effort. Our guess - as we previously wrote - is that the Fed will take similar action once it rolls out the digital USD. Read more about China's actions HERE. Related TEK2day reports & articles: article: A Digital Dollar Is Comingarticle: The Fed … Continue reading China Bans Crypto Transactions
The Fed, Treasury and the SEC fired a shot at stablecoins. It feels to us that the three Federal agencies are clearing a path for the digital dollar. Stablecoins are crypto currencies that are pegged to a fiat currency and thus behave similarly to fiat currencies and therefore represent a potential threat to fiat currencies. … Continue reading The Fed & Treasury Are Clearing The Runway For The Digital Dollar
Many investors are aware of disruptive FinTech companies such as Apple Pay, Amazon Pay, Betterment, PayPal, Robinhood, Square and Stripe to name a few. These companies are disrupting the legacy FinTech landscape as well as traditional Banks in the pursuit of customers, deposits and payment volume. There is a new disruptive FinTech organization in town … Continue reading Bank & FinTech Consolidation to Continue. Central Banks as Disruptors.
A U.S. CBDC Means Less Privacy for Americans, More Competition for Banks, End of Days for Crypto. (Tickers mentioned: JPM, BAC, WFC) On Thursday Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made a statement about the Fed's progress in exploring a U.S. CBDC ("Central Bank Digital Currency", see the below video). Powell assured viewers that a U.S. … Continue reading A Digital Dollar Is Coming