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Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

In an attempt to stimulate U.S. economy amid coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) decided to slash the main interest rate to near zero together with the purchase of $700 billion Treasury securities.

Global Supply Chain Financing: A New Era of Resilience and Diversification

Global Supply Chain Financing: A New Era of Resilience and Diversification

Citi's 2024 report on supply chain financing highlights a shift towards resilience and diversification in global trade, emphasizing technological innovations and the adoption of the China Plus One strategy.

Crypto Whales Taking Wait-and-See Approach

Crypto Whales Taking Wait-and-See Approach

Based on hiked interest rates and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, crypto whales have shown signs of caution, given that their transaction volumes have been dwindling.

Composite Interest Rate Drops to 2.65% in April 2024, Announces HKMA

Composite Interest Rate Drops to 2.65% in April 2024, Announces HKMA

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority reveals a decrease in the composite interest rate for April 2024.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announces 2.00% Interest Rate for iBond Series

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announces 2.00% Interest Rate for iBond Series

HKMA sets 2.00% interest rate for iBond Series' sixth payment.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Responds to US Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Decision

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Responds to US Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Decision

HKMA addresses stability amid Fed's unchanged interest rates.

HKMA Reports Decrease in Composite Interest Rate for May 2024

HKMA Reports Decrease in Composite Interest Rate for May 2024

Hong Kong Monetary Authority announces a 4 basis point decrease in the composite interest rate for May 2024, reflecting lower weighted funding costs.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Reports Slight Increase in Composite Interest Rate for June 2024

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Reports Slight Increase in Composite Interest Rate for June 2024

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced a minor rise in the composite interest rate to 2.62% at the end of June 2024, reflecting higher deposit costs.

Potential Fed Tightening Driving Short Term Crypto Sentiments: Analyst

Potential Fed Tightening Driving Short Term Crypto Sentiments: Analyst

The digital currency ecosystem has continued to experience volatility, with a declining market capitalization sweeping across the board. An analyst suggests the crypto market is still subject to Federal Reserve’s continuous quantitative tightening policy.

Federal Reserve Keeps Interest Rates Steady, Bitcoin Responds with Significant Fluctuations

Federal Reserve Keeps Interest Rates Steady, Bitcoin Responds with Significant Fluctuations

Federal Reserve officials has agreed to keep interest rates unchanged following 10 consecutive hikes. However, the Federal Reserve hinted that they may consider a rate hike next month if the economy and inflation don't show further signs of cooling down.

Bitcoin Climbs to $40K Despite Fed’s Interest Rate Hike, Is Sell The Rumor Buy The News Playing Out?

Bitcoin Climbs to $40K Despite Fed’s Interest Rate Hike, Is Sell The Rumor Buy The News Playing Out?

Despite the Federal Reserve (the Fed) increasing interest rates by half a point (0.5%), Bitcoin soared by 6% to reach $40,002.

US Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates since 2018: Implications for Crypto

US Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates since 2018: Implications for Crypto

The United States Federal Reserve has raised its interest rates by 25 basis points, the first time in about three years it will be making such a move since Dec. 2018. The implications for crypto is considered.

Federal Reserve Chair Powell Sees Interest Rate Hike this Month

Federal Reserve Chair Powell Sees Interest Rate Hike this Month

Mr. Powell reiterated that the US Federal Reserve is preparing to increase interest rates this month, despite the uncertainty of Ukraine crisis remain.

Bitcoin Needs to Continue Standing above $19,200 to Dilute Downward Pressure, Analyst Says

Bitcoin Needs to Continue Standing above $19,200 to Dilute Downward Pressure, Analyst Says

Market analyst Ali Martinez believes the leading cryptocurrency should stand above $19,200 to reduce selling pressure because this is a significant level.

Bitcoin Bleeds as Celebrations about Interest Rate Hike Becoming Short-Lived

Bitcoin Bleeds as Celebrations about Interest Rate Hike Becoming Short-Lived

After hitting the $40K level as Fed’s interest rate hike made airwaves on May 4, Bitcoin finds itself on the receiving end because it has sunk to a two-month low.

Bitcoin Braces for Deeper Bear Market as Fed Eyeing Another Big Rate Hike

Bitcoin Braces for Deeper Bear Market as Fed Eyeing Another Big Rate Hike

The Fed has already announced five rate hikes this year, but the institution has not yet been able to contain the surging inflation.

BankProv Stops Offering Loans Secured by Crypto Mining Rigs

BankProv Stops Offering Loans Secured by Crypto Mining Rigs

BankProv said in an SEC filing that it would no longer lend against crypto mining machines.

Bitcoin Holds Steady at $20,000 Level as The Fed Hikes Rates as Expected

Bitcoin Holds Steady at $20,000 Level as The Fed Hikes Rates as Expected

The Federal Reserve enacted the 4th consecutive 75 basis point rate hike on Wednesday. Bitcoin reacted.

Are Institutional Investments Fueling Correlation Between Crypto and Stock Markets?

Are Institutional Investments Fueling Correlation Between Crypto and Stock Markets?

With macroeconomic factors like interest rate hikes affecting both stocks and crypto, this begs the question: are institutional investments propelling the correlation between the two markets?

Federal Reserve's 2024 Interest Rate Pause: A Boost for Cryptocurrencies and Stocks

Federal Reserve's 2024 Interest Rate Pause: A Boost for Cryptocurrencies and Stocks

The US Federal Reserve's decision to pause interest rates in 2024 signals a positive shift for cryptocurrencies and stocks, with significant gains in the market and a rally in the S&P 500.

European Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates in Surprise Move, Bitcoin Remains Steady

European Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates in Surprise Move, Bitcoin Remains Steady

The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday increased its benchmark rate from -0.5% to 0%. Crypto market remains steady, Bitcoin stands firm above $23K level during the Asia trading section.

Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates with a 75-Bp Increase, Bitcoin Remains Bearish

Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates with a 75-Bp Increase, Bitcoin Remains Bearish

US Federal Reserve has once again raised key interest rates by 75 basis points in an effort to normalize its monetary policies. Crypto markets have reacted following the announcements.

Bitcoin Needs to Reclaim $37.5K before Painting a Bullish Picture

Bitcoin Needs to Reclaim $37.5K before Painting a Bullish Picture

BTC needs to reclaim the previous support level of $37.5K to boost its chances of bullish momentum.

Bitcoin Price on Verge of $20,000 amid Fed’s Interest Rates Announcement

Bitcoin Price on Verge of $20,000 amid Fed’s Interest Rates Announcement

Crypto prices drop are more likely as the Fed is set to announce interest rate hikes on Friday this week.

Is Bitcoin Getting Ready to Rebound in the Wake of Interest Rate Hikes?

Is Bitcoin Getting Ready to Rebound in the Wake of Interest Rate Hikes?

Despite Bitcoin’s volatility sinking, this might indicate its quest to return to winning ways, according to Bloomberg analyst Mike McGlone.

Ethereum’s Sentiment Drops as FOMC Meeting Nears

Ethereum’s Sentiment Drops as FOMC Meeting Nears

After experiencing considerable momentum, Ethereum’s sentiment has dropped as the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting edges closer, according to Santiment.

To Avoid a Global Recession the Fed Should Ease Interest Rate Hikes - UN Report

To Avoid a Global Recession the Fed Should Ease Interest Rate Hikes - UN Report

Caution should not be thrown to the wind when it comes to tightening fiscal and monetary policies because this could trigger a global recession, according to a UN agency report.

Bitcoin Crosses $20K Mark, as Whales Continue to Accumulate Tokens

Bitcoin Crosses $20K Mark, as Whales Continue to Accumulate Tokens

After slipping to lows of $18,000, Bitcoin has gained momentum and crossed the psychological price of $20,000.

With Upcoming Interest Rate Hike from Fed, Is BTC's Current Rally Short-Lived?

With Upcoming Interest Rate Hike from Fed, Is BTC's Current Rally Short-Lived?

Bitcoin has regained momentum and reclaimed the $23K level, but this begs the question if this uptick is short-lived, given that the upcoming interest rate hike from the Fed.

BlockFi to Raise Interest Rates on Crypto Deposits, despite Encounter Bear Market

BlockFi to Raise Interest Rates on Crypto Deposits, despite Encounter Bear Market

BlockFi has revised upwards interest rates on cryptocurrency deposits with effect from 1st July. Also, FTX is in discussions to acquire a stake in BlockFi.

Crypto Markets Surges above $1T in Valuation, What Lies Ahead?

Crypto Markets Surges above $1T in Valuation, What Lies Ahead?

With Bitcoin growing to its highest point in a month after slumping as low as its 18-month performance last month, speculations are now mounting with respect to the possibility of the industry slowing and easing out of the menacing crypto winter.

Fed Rate Hike Unclear, Bitcoin Falls Below $21,000

Fed Rate Hike Unclear, Bitcoin Falls Below $21,000

The largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin, tumbled more than 9 percent to below $21,000, hitting a new low in late July. Bitcoin also posted its biggest one-day drop since June.

Bitcoin Price Holds Firm Around $19,000 Amid Institutional Adoption Surge

Bitcoin Price Holds Firm Around $19,000 Amid Institutional Adoption Surge

Institutional adoption appears to be a crucial driver for holding Bitcoin prices steady.

Federal Reserve Admits Blindsided Oversight of SVB Collapse

Federal Reserve Admits Blindsided Oversight of SVB Collapse

The Federal Reserve Chairman has admitted to being blindsided by the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) despite being under their supervision. The collapse of SVB has prompted an internal investigation led by the Vice Chairman to look into the failure of the bank and the Fed’s regulation of it. The bank’s collapse has been linked to the Federal Reserve’s successive interest rate hikes and erosion of its long-term bonds. This has led to depositors requesting withdrawals en masse, causing a bank run, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission taking possession of SVB.

Fed’s Interest Rate Hikes Attributed to Primary Catalyst of Crypto Bear Market

Fed’s Interest Rate Hikes Attributed to Primary Catalyst of Crypto Bear Market

The decision by the federal reserve (Fed) to continuously hike interest rates to tame runaway inflation has been detrimental to the crypto market as bears continue to bite.

Ethereum Open Interest Hits All-Time High as 100% of ETH Addresses in Profit

Ethereum Open Interest Hits All-Time High as 100% of ETH Addresses in Profit

Ethereum open interest hits an all-time-high and 100% of ETH addresses are now in profit.

Japanese Financial Giant SBI Group to Borrow from Bitcoin Holders at Annual Rate of 1%

Japanese Financial Giant SBI Group to Borrow from Bitcoin Holders at Annual Rate of 1%

SBI Group has rolled out a cryptocurrency rental service dubbed “VC TRADE LENDING” aimed at borrowing Bitcoin from customers in return for 1% annual interest.

Federal Reserve Holds 0% Interest Rates until 2023, Targets Over 2% Inflation—BTC Price Breaks $11,000

Federal Reserve Holds 0% Interest Rates until 2023, Targets Over 2% Inflation—BTC Price Breaks $11,000

Bitcoin price spikes as Federal Reserve officials of FOMC said they will hold US interest rates close to zero and will continue to push inflation above 2% by 2023.

Central Bank Digital Currencies Unmasked by Dr. Alicia Garcia-Herrero at Natixis

Central Bank Digital Currencies Unmasked by Dr. Alicia Garcia-Herrero at Natixis

Blockchain.News has been delighted to reach out to Garcia-Herrero for her to share some thoughts on central bank digital currencies around the world. Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have increasingly sparked interest in recent years. With the notion of China’s central bank, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announcing its plan to issue its digital currency (DCEP) and Facebook’s Libra stablecoin emergence, the world has been paying more attention to CBDCs.

Federal Reserve Backs Ethereum Powered AMERIBOR as a Viable Replacement in Setting Interest Rates

Federal Reserve Backs Ethereum Powered AMERIBOR as a Viable Replacement in Setting Interest Rates

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell backs the replacement of LIBOR with AMERIBOR. AMERIBOR is an Ethereum based lending protocol that is aimed at removing the inadequacies of the LIBOR index.

Bitcoin Hash Rate Remains Steady as Miners are Wiped Out by China Floods

Bitcoin Hash Rate Remains Steady as Miners are Wiped Out by China Floods

Recent China floods did not affect the Bitcoin network hash rate. However, some miners were not spared as they were wiped out.

Bitcoin Safe Haven Status Under Fire Following US Federal Reserve Rate Cuts to Combat Coronavirus Disruption

Bitcoin Safe Haven Status Under Fire Following US Federal Reserve Rate Cuts to Combat Coronavirus Disruption

The reaction of the bitcoin market to the first rate cut from the Federal Reserve since December 2008, during the global financial crisis, is being carefully observed by the crypto community and may eventually reveal the cryptocurrency’s true nature.

MakerDAO, on the Significance of Multi-Collateral Dai and Dai Savings Rate

MakerDAO, on the Significance of Multi-Collateral Dai and Dai Savings Rate

In part two of our interview with Gustave Arentoft, Business Development, Dai Speaker, MakerDAO: he shared with us the significance of the launch of multi-collateral DAI and Dai Savings Rate (DSR), as well as his favourite Dapps which integrates DSR.

Bitcoin’s Adoption Rate Puts Price at $100,000 by the end of 2021 and 30% of the World Owning BTC in 4 Years

Bitcoin’s Adoption Rate Puts Price at $100,000 by the end of 2021 and 30% of the World Owning BTC in 4 Years

Crypto analyst Willy Woo recently highlighted that with the Bitcoin adoption rate witnessed in history, 30% of the world would own Bitcoin in 4 years' time.

Crypto Interest in Asia is Brewing, Showing Long-Term Optimism in the Market

Crypto Interest in Asia is Brewing, Showing Long-Term Optimism in the Market

Crypto analyst Joseph Young has disclosed that Asia is showing considerable interest in the crypto market.

Bitcoin Hash Rate Reaches Peak Amidst Price Fluctuations

Bitcoin Hash Rate Reaches Peak Amidst Price Fluctuations

The benchmark responsible for the level of confidence that miners have in the Bitcoin network has been seen to reach its all-time high on Thursday.

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