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As Anticipated, Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates by 50 Basis Points, Markets Rally

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As was widely anticipated, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by 50 basis points. Simultaneously, the Fed said it would be significantly reduce its balance sheet as it battles fast-rising inflation. The increase was the largest increase since 2000. In the Federal Open Market… Read More

US Federal Reserve Publishes Consultation on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), Looks for Feedback

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The US Federal Reserve has published a discussion paper on central bank digital currencies or CBDCs. The consultation paper has long been anticipated from the central bank. The discussion paper summarizes the current state of the domestic payments system and discusses the different types of… Read More

Congressman Tom Emmer Introduces Legislation Prohibiting the Fed From Issuing CBDC to Consumers

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Congressman Tom Emmer introduced legislation today designed to prohibit the US Federal Reserve from issuing Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs) directly to consumers. Emmer is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and ranking Member on the Fintech Task Force. According to the… Read More

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Sees No Problem with Private Stablecoins Existing Alongside CBDCs

Jerome Jay Powell Senate Banking Committee January 2022

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell spent much of yesterday testifying in front of the US Senate Banking Committee as part of his nomination process. It is anticipated that Powell will easily be approved by the Committee as well as the full Senate for… Read More

Don’t Panic: Recent Bitcoin Price Movement Boring Part of Longer Bull: Analyst

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While there is plenty of speculation as to why Bitcoin’s recent sideways movement has been happening, it is most likely a simple break in a continued bull market, Genesis head of market insights Noelle Acheson said in a research note this week. With the recent… Read More

US Presidents Working Group on Financial Markets Discusses Stablecoins

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Yesterday, the U.S. Presidents Working Group (PWG) on Financial Markets met to discuss stablecoins with an expectation of a recommendation in the coming months. The meeting was convened by the Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen. According to a readout distributed by Treasury, during… Read More

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Talks Up Central Bank Digital Currency: “I am Concerned About Getting this Right”

Jerome Powell 7.15.21 Senate Banking

“I am concerned about getting this right.” – Jerome Powell Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hiked up to Capitol Hill this week to visit with the House Financial Services Committee and Senate Banking Committee. The House Comittee held a hearing yesterday with Senate Banking holding… Read More

US Regulators Warn that Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies Pose Significant Financial Stability Risk

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US Federal Reserve Chief Jerome Powell recently noted that cryptocurrencies pose significant risks to financial stability. Powell stated on Thursday (May 20, 2021) that greater regulation of crypto assets may be necessary. As reported by Reuters, the US Treasury Department cited concerns about wealthy people… Read More

CBDCs: People’s Bank of China and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Testing Digital Yuan

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The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have begun testing its central bank digital currency (CBDC) or digital yuan for cross-border transfers, according to a report in SCMP. The report quotes Wang Xin, Head of Research at the PBoC,… Read More

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Cautions that Bitcoin Investments and Trading Pose Major Risks, Not Suitable for Payments or Store of Value

Jerome Powell on IMF Panel on CBDCs

US Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell has cautioned that transacting in digital currencies such as Bitcoin can pose significant risks due to the high volatility nature of these new assets. Powell noted that virtual currencies remain highly volatile. He pointed out that Bitcoin may not… Read More

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Says Public Events on Digital Dollar Coming

Jerome Powell House Hearing February 2021

Today, Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, returned to Capitol Hill for a hearing on the House side pertaining to Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy. Once again, much of the discussion hovered around COVID, monetary policy and his opinion on the… Read More

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says Digital Dollar is a High Priority Project

Jerome Powell February 2021

During testimony provided at the US Senate Banking Committee hearing today, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell commented on the possibility of launching a “digital dollar” calling it a high-priority project for them. Powell was testifying in front of the Senate Banking Committee as part of… Read More

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Delivers Speech on COVID-19 Driven Fed Actions: Recovery Can be Robust

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a speech today following the announcement of historic actions being taken by the central bank to stem the collapse of the once strong US economy. Earlier today, the Fed announced an unprecedented $2.3 trillion vehicle to backstop the economy… Read More

Fed Chairman Powell Asked about CBDCs: “It’s an Open Question”

Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Jerome Powell

Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Jerome Powell, is on Capital Hill today testifying in front of the House Financial Services Committee. During the Q&A portion of the Hearing, Powell was asked specifically about Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and… Read More

CBDC: US House Representatives Ask Federal Reserve to Consider Issuing a National Digital Currency

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Two US lawmakers have asked the Federal Reserve to consider issuing a digital version of the US dollar (or Central Bank Digital Currency – CBDC).  Rep. Bill Foster (D-III.) and Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) have submitted a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in… Read More

Fed Chair Powell Peppered with Questions on Facebook’s Libra at House Financial Services Committee Hearing

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The House Financial Services Committee welcomed Fed Chair Jerome Powell today to share his perspective on the state of the US economy and his opinion on the effectiveness of monetary policy. While Powell’s prepared remarks kicked off a bit of a rally on Wall Street… Read More

Inside the Beltway: July is a Busy Month for Fintech in DC

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Tomorrow, the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will spend a good amount of time in front of the House Financial Services Committee. The following day, Powell will experience a similar round of questions at the Senate Banking Committee. Powell is certain to endure a standard… Read More

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Comments on Libra Crypto at FOMC Press Briefing

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Following today’s FOMC meeting where the US Federal Reserve announced no change in interest rates at this time, Fed Chair Jerome Powell was asked a question about crypto. In the Q&A session that typically accompanies the FOMC statement, one reporter asked Powell if he was… Read More

President Trump Selects Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve Chair

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As widely predicted, President Donald Trump selected current Federal Reserve Governor Jerome “Jay” Powell as the incoming Chair of the US Central Bank. Powell will replace current Fed Chairman Janet Yellen this coming February, if approved by the US Senate. Powell has been broadly lauded… Read More

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