Category: reserve currency

Multibillion Dollar Fund Manager Ruffer Sees Long Trend of Institutional Bitcoin Adoption

Multibillion Dollar Fund Manager Ruffer Sees Long Trend of Institutional Bitcoin Adoption

British investment management firm Ruffer has revealed that its bitcoin holdings now account for about 3% of its entire portfolio of approximately $29 billion. The firm believes that we are “at the foothills of a long trend of institutional adoption and financialization of bitcoin.” A Long Trend of Institutional Bitcoin Adoption Ruffer provided an update […]

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Former Canadian Prime Minister Mentions Bitcoin Alongside Gold as Alternative Reserve Currencies

Former Canadian Prime Minister Mentions Bitcoin Alongside Gold as Alternative Reserve Currencies

Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has mentioned bitcoin alongside gold as assets that can possibly act as alternative reserve currencies. However, the former premier still argues that despite the growing questions about the dollar’s reserve status, he does not see any real prospect of that changing anytime soon. Instead, he envisions these alternatives becoming […]

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Bitcoin Correlation With US Dollar Reaches a New Low Owing to Recent Printing Spree

Bitcoin bounced back strongly today after a record price crash of more than $10,000 on Monday. The top cryptocurrency is currently trading above $38,000 and looking to reclaim its position above $41,000. Source: TradingView At the start of 2020 bitcoin was struggling to keep its position above $10k and had a strong co-relation with S&P […]

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The US Dollar’s Share of Global Reserve Currencies Drops as Japanese Yen’s Share Increases

The US Dollar’s Share of Global Reserve Currencies Drops as Japanese Yen’s Share Increases

The U.S. dollar’s dominant position as the reserve currency of choice may be in peril, as its share of global currencies held in reserves continues to decline. International Monetary Fund (IMF) data shows, the dollar’s share of reserves dropped from 66% in Q3 of 2014 to just above 60% in Q3 of 2020. This means […]

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Real Estate Billionaire Sam Zell Skeptical of Bitcoin but Says ‘It May Be the Answer or One of the Answers’

Real Estate Billionaire Sam Zell Skeptical of Bitcoin but Says ‘It May Be the Answer or One of the Answers’

The founder and chairman of Equity Group Investments Sam Zell says he is sceptical of bitcoin but concedes that it may be part of the solution. In particular, the billionaire and real estate magnate thinks the bitcoin community is composed of many individuals that he is not fond of. Fast Talking Characters In remarks made […]

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IMF Cautions Central Banks May Have to Rethink What Constitutes Reserves

IMF Cautions Central Banks May Have to Rethink What Constitutes Reserves

The IMF warns that central banks may have to rethink what constitutes their reserve currency holdings. In a recent study, the global lender points to the changing geopolitical landscape, technological advances and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as events likely to influence the composition of reserves. Advances in Financial Technologies In addition to the […]

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21M Bitcoin and the Promise of Scarcity

21M Bitcoin and the Promise of Scarcity

In Bitcoin, the promise of a limited supply is great. This was one of the biggest things that initially appealed to me when I heard about Bitcoin. “No more than twenty one million bitcoins will ever exist!” But can this promise be kept in the long run? Has the Promise Already Been Broken? Some would […]

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