Month: May 2022

Economist David Dodge Says Gold Is an ‘Antique Instrument,’ Thinks Digitizing the Canadian Dollar Is Interesting

The economist David Dodge, the former seventh governor of the Bank of Canada, says gold is an “antique instrument,” and he believes Canada’s central bank got rid of its gold reserves for this very reason. Despite saying gold is an outdated financial tool, Dodge said that the leading crypto asset bitcoin (BTC) has no place

Amid sanctions, Russia weighs crypto for international payments: Report

The Russian Federation is reportedly considering accepting cryptocurrencies for international payments in response to Western sanctions against the country that were prompted by its full-scale invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.  The Moscow-based Interfax news agency and Reuters reported Friday that Ivan Chebeskov, who heads the financial policy division within Russia’s finance ministry, is actively

How Terra’s collapse will impact future stablecoin regulations

The collapse of the Terra ecosystem, which subsequently depegged its algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) value and crashed it to an all-time low of $0.30, has cast doubt over the future of not just algorithmic stablecoins but all stablecoins in general. UST’s success and stability were intertwined with its sibling, LUNA, which creates arbitrage opportunities that,

Bitcoin price approaches key support levels to avoid ‘cascade south’

Bitcoin (BTC) clung to $29,000 at the May 27 Wall Street open as crucial support levels lay just hundreds of dollars from spot price. BTC/USD 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Trader demands higher low above $28,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed volatility once again waning in a frustrating week’s price action. BTC/USD