BTC is a Terrible Hedge Against Inflation. Or is it?
In the last two years the US government has printed a scarcely believable 4.6 trillion dollars. Quantitative easing the only card they could play to combat the pandemic and keep the economy on its feet. The result, rampant inflation over 8% leaving the Fed only one move – raise interest rates to reduce its balance…
CBDC Central Bank Digital Currencies – Complete Guide 2022
Remember when Congress got all hot and bothered about Stablecoins at the end of last year? This was Liz Warren “the most dangerous part of the crypto world. It’s where the scammers and the cheats and the swindlers mix among part-time investors and first-time crypto traders. In DeFi, someone can’t even tell if they’re dealing…
The US Treasury Is Terrified of Stablecoins
Are you bored of hearing about FATF and regulations? It probably isn’t even on your radar right now. And let’s face it there are a thousand other entry points to this space that are just frankly, a lot more interesting. Thing is though, here at the Defiant we can’t afford to ignore it. For the…
DeFi Jam Sessions
Jam Session #4: US Crypto Regulation
We’re catching up with some of the most knowledgable names on the regulatory scene for crypto in the US with Jake Chervinsky, Kristin Smith and Rebecca Rettig at a time when the stakes have rarely been higher.
What Are VASPs and Should We Be Worried About Them?
You see, if you thought that just because you’re “decentralized” the regulators can’t touch you, well you might have to think again. There’s new guidance and the implications are startling. A big conversation about a big topic with Joseph Weinberg of Shyft Network
We Need to Talk About #TETHER
Tether has faced accusations from many in the digital asset industry that it is a form of privately-issued fiat currency, backed not by “real” dollars in any meaningful way but minted in ever-increasing quantities to buy (and inflate the price of) assets like BTC.
Should You Be Worried About FinCEN?
On the 18th December, The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a proposed rule that would instill record keeping and reporting requirements for transactions by or to a bank or money service business involving an “unhosted or otherwise covered wallet.” The 15 day comment period to respond to this proposal ended with over 65K…