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2020 Macro Overview: Traditional & Digital Asset Market Behavior, Part III

2020 Macro Overview: Traditional & Digital Asset Market Behavior, Part III

Quick Take The following is the final excerpt from the ‘2020 Macro Overview’ section of the Block Research’s forthcoming year-end report. We examine both digital and traditional asset market performance, the labor market, real gross domestic product, monetary policy, and more economic data throughout the last three quarters of 2020.  This research piece is available […]

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2020 Macro Overview: Traditional & Digital Asset Market Behavior, Part II

2020 Macro Overview: Traditional & Digital Asset Market Behavior, Part II

Quick Take The following is an excerpt from the ‘2020 Macro Overview’ section of the Block Research’s forthcoming year-end report. We first break down the historic decline that traditional and digital asset markets experienced in Q1 2020.  Looking at the Treasury-EuroDollar rate (TED) spread, we show that credit risk in the economy reached its highest […]

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Korean Exchange Operator to Oversee Crypto-Linked Stocks in the Midst of Suspicions on Unfair Trading

Korean Exchange Operator to Oversee Crypto-Linked Stocks in the Midst of Suspicions on Unfair Trading

South Korean securities exchange operator is now expanding its overseeing capacity by monitoring all crypto-related stock activities after volatile movements seen in the last few weeks on listed companies tied to the industry. KRX’s Market Oversights Committee to Supervise Crypto-Linked Stocks in South Korea According to Yonhap, Korea Exchange (KRX), through its KRX’s Market Oversights […]

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2020 Macro Overview: Traditional & Digital Asset Market Behavior

2020 Macro Overview: Traditional & Digital Asset Market Behavior

Quick Take The following is an excerpt from the ‘2020 Macro Overview’ section of the Block Research’s forthcoming year-end report. We provide evidence of Pre-Covid19 economic deterioration & financial system stress, arguing that the pandemic likely exacerbated a recession that was already on the horizon.  We also make the case that traditional financial system stress […]

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Bitcoin soars to all-time highs on several exchanges as gold, equities take a beating

Bitcoin soars to all-time highs on several exchanges as gold, equities take a beating

Bitcoin bucked sluggish activity across broader markets, hitting all-time highs on several cryptocurrency exchanges during Monday morning’s trade session. The digital currency traded as high as $19,873.23 a coin on Coinbase, while hitting all-time highs on Binance, Bitstamp, and Kraken. At last check, bitcoin was trading up about 5.8% on the day at $19,047. Meanwhile, […]

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Fed Chairman Claims ‘Now Is Not the Time’ to Worry About the Federal Budget

Fed Chairman Claims ‘Now Is Not the Time’ to Worry About the Federal Budget

According to the Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, the road to economic recovery is far from over and the Covid-19 pandemic has fueled the tragedy. During his speech at the National Association for Business Economics annual meeting, Powell highlighted that the federal budget was essentially a disaster, but stressed that “now is not the time […]

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All stocks could become tokenized, says SEC chairman Clayton

All stocks could become tokenized, says SEC chairman Clayton

Jay Clayton, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), appears to believe in blockchain technology’s power and thinks that all stocks could become tokenized one day. In a webinar hosted jointly by the Chamber of Digital Commerce and blockchain startup Securrency on Friday, Clayton said all stock trading is today electronic, compared to […]

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Backs Innovation In Crypto, But Warns of Any Tricky Play

Speaking at an event by the Digital Chamber of Commerce, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton opened up his views about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been going hard after crypto projects in the past. However, this time the SEC chief was in a bit different mood talking about innovation and […]

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Mark Cuban Wants an Expiration Date on Stimulus Checks: Critics Say Proposal Is Right out of a Banana Republic Playbook

Mark Cuban Wants an Expiration Date on Stimulus Checks: Critics Say Proposal Is Right out of a Banana Republic Playbook

U.S. billionaire Mark Cuban wants the next stimulus check to come with an expiration date in order to force Americans to spend the funds. The businessman believes this “use it or lose it” approach would benefit the U.S. economy as it promotes spending instead of saving. Cuban argues that when consumers are forced to spend, […]

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