A look at price risk-free yield strategies

Bitcoin’s price has continuously risen for the past six months. On October 1st, BTC was at ~$10,600 to over $51,000 today — a 380% increase. As a product of this run, the demand for stablecoin-denominated debt for leverage has increased appreciably. For stablecoins (or constructions of synthetic USD positions), the yields are extraordinarily high compared […]
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Feb 17, 2021, 11:32AM UTC

Digital currencies and the future of the monetary system

On January 27th, 2021, Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), delivered a speech for Stanford’s Hoover Institution policy seminar. His speech was titled ‘Digital currencies and the future of the monetary system,’ and it covered the digitization of money. Bitcoin, stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) were discussed in […]
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Feb 16, 2021, 11:49AM UTC

Dissecting the third annual BIS survey on CBDC

In January 2019, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) started releasing a yearly central bank digital currency (CBDC) paper based on results from its global survey of central banks. The third paper, ‘Ready, steady, go? – Results of the third BIS survey on central bank digital currency,’ was recently published on January 27th. Central banks […]
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Feb 12, 2021, 10:24AM UTC