Nasdaq Establishes Crypto Unit — Sees Increased Demand for Digital Assets Among Institutional Investors

Nasdaq has announced the launch of “Nasdaq Digital Assets” citing increased demand for digital assets among institutional investors in recent years. Initially, the new crypto unit will offer custody solutions for bitcoin and ether to institutional investors. Nasdaq Establishes Crypto Unit......

Bitcoin-Embracing El Salvador President’s Re-Election Declaration Slammed

Just over a year after overseeing El Salvador’s adoption of bitcoin, the Central American country’s 41-year-old president, Nayib Bukele, recently declared his intention serve another five-year term. The announcement has been criticized by some who have been quick to remind Bukele......

US Senator Wants Congress to Step in With Crypto Guidance — Urges SEC to Provide Much More Clarity on Regulations

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey says Congress should step in and provide a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency. He stressed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is not sharing its framework for regulating crypto with lawmakers, noting that Chairman Gary Gensler......

Blockchain Gaming Publisher and Web3 Firm Animoca Brands Secures $110 Million

Blockchain gaming publisher Animoca Brands announced the company has raised $110 million in a funding round led by Temasek, Boyu Capital, and GGV Capital. The company raised the funds by issuing convertible notes to a handful of institutional investors. Animoca Brands......

IMF Bailout Could Be in UK’s Future, Says Strategist

Mizuho Securities’ head of global macro strategies has warned that an IMF bailout may be in the U.K.’s future. Moreover, a former chancellor of the exchequer cautioned that Britain is entering a long and severe recession, emphasizing that it’s “the worst......

India Surpasses UK as World’s 5th Largest Economy Based on IMF Data

India is now the world’s fifth-largest economy after surpassing the U.K., the latest data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows. India’s former chief economic advisor expects the country to become the world’s third-largest economy by 2028-30. India Becomes 5th Largest......

IMF Bailout Approval Helps Zambian Kwacha Take the Russian Ruble’s Position as World’s Best Performing Currency

After the International Money Fund revealed it had approved a bailout package for Zambia, the Southern African country’s currency, the kwacha, rallied by 3.1%. Following this gain, the kwacha took the Russian ruble’s position as the world’s best-performing currency in 2022.......

IMF Expects US Economy to Experience High Inflation for at Least Another Year or Two

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the U.S. economy to experience high inflation for at least another year or two. “I would be careful about looking at one data point for the U.S.,” IMF First Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath cautioned.......

Market Strategist Expects Stock Market to Drop 50% From Here, Says There’s ‘Going to Be No Middle Class Left’

Following Jerome Powell’s hawkish commentary at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, major stock indexes, cryptocurrencies, and precious metals slid significantly in value. Over $240 billion was erased from the crypto market and the Crypto Fear and Greed Index continues to......

Singapore Seeks Detailed Information From Crypto Firms Ahead of New Regulations, Report Unveils

Financial authorities in Singapore are taking steps toward increased oversight in the crypto space with the city-state’s central bank reportedly asking companies to provide additional information about their activities and assets. Ahead of a possible broadening of the applicable rules, the......