E-commerce Giant Ebay Files Trademark Applications Covering Wide Range of Metaverse, NFT Services

E-commerce giant Ebay has filed two trademark applications covering a wide range of products and services relating to the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Ebay’s NFT, Metaverse Trademark Applications Ebay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) filed two trademark applications with the United States......

Deutsche Bank Expects Sooner, More Severe US Recession as the Fed Takes ‘Aggressive Hiking Path’

Deutsche Bank has updated its recession forecast. The bank’s economists now see “an earlier and somewhat more severe recession” than previously predicted. “The Fed has undertaken a more aggressive hiking path, financial conditions have tightened sharply and economic data are beginning......

SEC, State Regulators Probe Crypto Lender Celsius Over Accounts Freeze

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and several state regulators are reportedly investigating the decision by crypto lender Celsius Network to freeze withdrawals. U.S. Securities Regulators Investigate Celsius’ Withdrawal Freeze The U.S. SEC and securities regulators in Alabama, Kentucky, New......

Report: Fed’s Secret Repo Loans to Megabanks in 2020 Eclipsed 2008 Bailouts, Data Dump Shows $48 Trillion in Stealth Funding

Following the controversial bank bailouts and Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in 2008, reports show in late 2019 and 2020, the U.S. Federal Reserve participated in providing trillions of dollars in secret repo loans to megabanks. At the end of March,......

Deutsche Bank to Exit Russia, Says There Will Be No New Business There

Germany’s Deutsche Bank has become the latest financial services giant to confirm it’s leaving Russia over Moscow’s military assault on Ukraine. The bank has been reducing its Russian exposure since 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine......

Global Investment Bank Morgan Stanley Launches Dedicated Cryptocurrency Research Team

Global investment bank Morgan Stanley is establishing a new cryptocurrency research team. “The launch of dedicated crypto research is in recognition of the growing significance of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets in global markets,” the bank said. Morgan Stanley Sets Up......