This week, “Opinionated” hosts Ben Schiller, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson are talking about the most exciting and most annoying things that happened in crypto this year.For Ben, the crypto hearings in the U.S. Senate – a whole bunch of them, actually! – really marked this year. Now it’s clear cryptocurrencies have some prominent opponents on Capitol Hill including Sen. … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Politics: A Year of Reflection and 2022 Predictions
After a failed U.S. presidential bid, crypto entrepreneur Brock Pierce said that he is getting back into politics, and has filled a “statement of organization” with the U.S. Federal Election Commission.In an Instagram post, Pierce said that he is weighing running for the seat of retiring Senator Patrick Leahy (D) of Vermont and that the filing allows him to start raising … [Read more...] about Brock Pierce Returns to Politics, May Run for US Senate
This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Download this episodeOn today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at how bitcoin’s place in the political dialogue in the United States has changed dramatically over the years. He argues 2021 will be remembered as the year politicians started taking the industry seriously. The episode features a thread from Ohio U.S. Senate candidate … [Read more...] about The Politics of Bitcoin
Easily the largest group of bitcoin holders are those who have little or no deep political stance on it at all. Most in this group, which includes many institutional adopters and those crossing over from Wall Street, are interested strictly in bitcoin’s record of gaining value in dollar terms. I would also include many pure technocrats here, such as those interested in … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Politics From Left to Right and Off the Map
How Do Politics and Central Banks Impact FX MarketsHow do monetary and fiscal policy measures impact currency markets?What is the Mundell-Fleming model and why does it matter for FX traders?How has policy from the Fed, ECB and BOC impacted USD, EUR and CAD?MARKETS HAVE PASSED THE POLITICAL EVENT HORIZONFor foreign exchange (“forex” or “FX”) traders, the constant background … [Read more...] about How Do Politics and Central Banks Impact FX Markets?