Gensler said his biggest worry about the equity market was competition and consolidation. While retail investing has taken off, the PFOF that enables it is ripe for conflict of interest.
The Walmart Litecoin fake post brought the coin price from $175 up to $231.
Someone, or a group of people, likely made a lot of money on a pump and dump. According to Coinmarketcap, the coin's trading volume tripled from $2.4 billion to $6.3 billion in the hour after the article went live.
In this week's LendIt TV session we learned about the state of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) with experts from the USA, Europe, and China.
Since before bitcoin blew up in 2018, leading financial minds the world over have been researching the implications of institutionally created currencies for use as digital cash, to settle interbank deposits, and for monetary policy development.
Facebook announced last week that their digital payments platform, Novi, is nearly ready to launch across multiple states, having passed regulatory checks. Novi will use a stable cryptocurrency called Diem to launch payments across borders for the 2.7 billion users of the social network.
Though doubling net revenue in one quarter from $244m total reported revenue in 2020, it was not enough to turn a profit.
Last year will be known for a myriad of events. While the institutionalization of crypto might not make it to...