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The Black Pope is dead! Adolfo Nicolas, former superior general of Jesuits, dies in Japan

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News Date: May 21, 2020

The Jesuit General Curia in Rome has announced that its former superior general, Father Adolfo Nicolas, died on May 20 in Tokyo, Japan. He was 84. He was a member of the Jesuit community of Loyola House in Kamishakujii and had been ill for several years.
Source:ncronline.org

G-20 Plans Extraordinary Meeting to Discuss Debt Relief

Finance ministers and central bankers from the worlds largest economies plan to hold an extraordinary meeting on November 13 to discuss bolder action to help poor nations struggling to repay their debts.
The meeting could mark the next phase in the global debt-relief drive-by bolstering coordination between government creditors over how to restructure the debts of poor economies hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sources: finance.yahoo.com

Russia and China end dollar abuse

After years of talking about abandoning the US dollar, Russia and China are doing it for real. In the first quarter of 2020, the share of the dollar in trade between the countries fell below 50 percent for the first time.
In January, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov explained that Moscow is continuing "its policy aimed at gradual de-dollarization" and is looking to make deals in local currencies, where possible.
Lavrov called the rejection of the greenback "an objective response to the unpredictability of US economic policy and the outright abuse by Washington of the dollar's status as a world reserve currency."
Source:www.rt.com

Federal Reserve Endorses Ethereum-Backed Alternative To Libor

Jerome Powell, the current Chair of the US Federal Reserve, recently stated that an Ethereum-backed blockchain project operating as a reference rate called AMERIBOR could serve as a potential replacement to LIBOR.
Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance startup Circle has published the latest third-party audit of its USD-pegged stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). USD Coin is on the Ethereum blockchain. The execution of issuing and redeeming USDC tokens is ensured with ERC-20 smart contract.
Source: forbes.com
A district court in China has reportedly ruled that Ethereum's cryptocurrency is legal property with economic value.
While cryptocurrency is not legal tender in China, people can hold and transfer them like property.
Source: bitcoin.com

Crypto-Currency Act of 2020

US Lawmaker Introduces Crypto-Currency Act of 2020 While Under Coronavirus Quarantine.
The bill clarifies which federal agencies regulate which type of crypto assets. It's crucial that America remains the global leader in cryptocurrency, the lawmaker said.
Source:congress.gov

Judy Shelton Restoring Order to the Global Currency System

President Donald J. Trump Announced Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts,
Judy Shelton of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the remainder of a 14-year term expiring January 31, 2024.
She is author of:
The Coming Soviet Crash: Gorbachev's Desperate Pursuit of Credit in Western Financial Markets.
Money Meltdown: Restoring Order to the Global Currency System.
Source:www.whitehouse.gov
Judy Shelton interview on gold standard:
"I like the idea of a gold backed currency, it could even be done in a Cryptocurrency sort of way.
A unified money system, so when you talk about the international marketplace, everyone is playing on a level monetary playing field.
I don't see it so much as returning [to the gold standard], more like 'back to the future.' I think that what a gold standard stands for is monetary discipline for its own sake. Money is supposed to be a unit of account, a reliable measure and a dependable store of value. It really shouldn't be subject to who's the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
How can a dozen [...] people meeting eight times a year, decide what the cost of capital should be versus some kind of organically, market supply determined rate? The Fed is not omniscient. They don't know what the right rate should be. How could anyone? [...] If the success of capitalism depends on someone being smart enough to know what the rate should be on everything we're doomed. We might as well resurrect Gosplan.
A linked system could allow currency convertibility by individuals (as under a gold standard) or foreign central banks (as under Bretton Woods). Either way, it could redress inflationary pressures.
Source:twitter.com

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