Category: Market News

Interest in Bitcoin (BTC) Surges As Crypto Exchanges Binance and Coinbase Rise in Global Rankings

According to the global website ranking platform Alexa, the number of views on sites related to Bitcoin is on the rise. Popular cryptocurrency websites experienced significantly higher numbers of visitors over the last 90 days. Alexa now ranks Binance’s website as the 911th largest in the world, up 233 places compared to three months ago.…
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Just Released: Press Briefing on the Evolution and Future of Homeownership

Olivier Armantier, Andrew Haughwout, Gizem Kosar, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw The New York Fed today held a press briefing on homeownership in the United States, in connection with its release of the 2019 Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The briefing opened with remarks from New York Fed President John…
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Europe votes: France’s atomized politics and vaporized influence

By Célia Belin In France, the national results of this weekend’s European Parliament elections will reflect the state of French politics: an utterly atomized electorate made of inconsequential particles repulsive to each other. Over the past two decades, the divisions in French politics have deepened tremendously. Notwithstanding the second round of the 2017 presidential election—which…
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Democrats should seize the day with trade agreement

By Luis de la Calle, Arturo Sarukhan The growing unilateralism and weaponization of trade policy by President Trump have turned into the most grievous risk for a rules-based international system that ensures fairness, reciprocity and a level playing field for global trade. If this trend continues, trade policy will end up being decided by interest…
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Chavismo is the worst of all sanctions: The evidence behind the humanitarian catastrophe in Venezuela

By Dany Bahar A few days ago, the New York Times’ Anatoly Kurmanaev described the humanitarian catastrophe Venezuelans have experienced the past few years, noting that “Venezuela’s fall is the single largest economic collapse outside of war in at least 45 years, economists say.” As I write these words, Venezuelans continue in their struggle to…
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مقاربة ترامب للشرق الأوسط تتجاهل الماضي والمستقبل والحالة الإنسانية

By Shibley Telhami اعترض جاريد كوشنر، صهر الرئيس ترامب وكبير مستشاريه حول الشرق الأوسط، مؤخّراً على الاقتراحات بأن تؤجّل خطّة “صفقة القرن” المتوقّعة للسلام في الشرق الأوسط بسبب مخاوف من أنّها ستُولد ميْتة على الأرجح. وكجزء من عملية الكشف عن هذه الخطة، أفصحت الإدارة الأمريكية عن خطط لإقامة “ورشة عمل اقتصادية” في البحرين لمناقشة “الاستثمارات…
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Breaking down the bipartisan Senate group’s new proposal to address surprise billing

By Loren Adler, Paul Ginsburg, Mark Hall, Erin Trish The past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity aimed at ending surprise out-of-network medical billing. On May 9, the White House released principles for a solution, including the goal that it should reduce costs. Last Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released draft legislation. And Thursday,…
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These Billion-Dollar Companies Are Betting Big on Blockchain

Johnny Carson was the undisputed king of late-night TV, and “The Tonight Show” was one of my all-time favorites. I seldom missed his monologue, punctuated by Ed McMahon’s belly laughs. But I also loved the electric lineup of guests, such as The Great Kreskin, Marlin Perkins, George Burns and astrophysicist Carl Sagan. Carson infamously said…
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Ripple Moves 100 Million XRP As Bitcoin (BTC) Whales Continue Massive Crypto Migration

Crypto whale watchers are monitoring massive movements of XRP and Bitcoin. Ripple just moved 100,000,000 XRP worth $39 million out of its escrow wallet to one of its over-the-counter wallets. Each month, Ripple unlocks a total of 1 billion XRP from escrow, sells a portion of the assets to crypto exchanges and other interested third…
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Crypto Economist Says Bitcoin Price Not Safe Yet, Crash to $1K Possible – BTC, XRP, Ethereum, Litecoin, Stellar, Cardano, Tron, EOS, Binance Coin Forecasts

A former World Bank economist and partner at Lucid Investment Strategies is making the case for Bitcoin’s possible return to $1,000. In August of last year, Leah Wald dropped a post saying the firm’s Hyperwave theory, which analyzes boom-bust cycles to identify four distinct moves up and three steps down, signaled a potential Bitcoin drop down…
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