Monetary Policy

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Bitcoin Selling Pressure Not Over Yet?
Founder Anthony Saccaro discusses metrics he’s continuing to monitor for indicators of bitcoin’s next move and why the $100K price is not far away. Plus, the potential impact of Wednesday’s two-day monetary policy meeting from the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) on the crypto markets.
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Fed Preview: How Rate Hikes Could Stimulate Demand for Stablecoins
Higher interest rates will likely increase demand for the dollar. This could translate into higher demand for dollar-pegged crypto this year.
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Bitcoin supera los $47.000 a la espera de una reunión de la Reserva Federal
Los inversores cripto parecen estar optando por eliminar el riesgo, ya que se espera que la Reserva Federal acelere la retirada de su estímulo monetario ante el rápido aumento de la inflación.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has held power for nearly twenty years. Erdogan has cut interest rates despite high inflation, in a short-term bid to prop up Turkey's economy (Antonio Masiello, Getty Images)
Turkey Makes the Case for Bitcoin as Erdogan Runs the Autocrat’s Inflation Playbook
The longtime ruler’s unhinged monetary policy follows a familiar pattern – and it’s pushing some Turks toward bitcoin.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has held power for nearly twenty years. Erdogan has cut interest rates despite high inflation, in a short-term bid to prop up Turkey's economy (Antonio Masiello, Getty Images)

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India to Ban Crypto as Payment Method but Regulate as Asset: Report
The Modi government will also ban active solicitation from crypto firms, such as ads.
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If Facebook Can’t Run a Global Currency, Who Could?
A look at global currency, institutional trust, activist monetary policy and all that comes with it.
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Federal Reserve to Taper Money Printing That Fueled Bitcoin Bets
The $120 billion of monthly bond purchases has provided a tailwind for bitcoin as investors see the cryptocurrency as a hedge against dollar debasement in the face of ultra-loose monetary policies.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks Wednesday at a virtual press conference. (Federal Reserve, modified by CoinDesk)

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The Evolution of Ethereum’s Monetary Policy
The combination of DeFi, EIP 1559 and Ethereum’s coming transition to proof-of-stake has worked to create what ether holders call “Ultra Sound Money.”
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ECB Signals ‘Moderate’ Slowdown in Asset Purchases; Bitcoin Rises
The European Central Bank says it will slow down the average pace of asset purchases but keep the overall size of its quantitative easing program intact.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde steps up to podium for press conference Thursday. (ECB, modified by CoinDesk)

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PBoC Says It Will Keep High Pressure on Crypto Trading
China's central bank holds that crypto trading brings financial risk to the economy, and said it will continue a crackdown on the industry.
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