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What Is Fiat Money?

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News Date: November 26, 2021

Fiat money is a currency that is backed by nothing except the faith and credit of the government issuing it.
Basically every usable currency around the world today is a fiat currency.
The U.S. dollar has been fiat since 1971.
Fiat money is a currency that is declared money by decree-not by the marketplace.
Though some fiat currencies were once backed by commodities, they are now only backed by the legislative power of the government issuing them.
Source: thebalance.com

Unrestricted cross-border payment system introduced by Russia

According to Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Russia is introducing a new payment system that is "bound by no restrictions" and will allow the use of digital currencies for international transfers.
In the past, the Bank of Russia predicted that in five to seven years, the entire system of cross-border payments will undergo a transition and be based on national digital currencies.

Bank Of England: Cash Is Trash

Last week the U.K. Bank of England raised interest rates to 1.75%.
This was meant to seem butch, but frankly 1.75% interest rates is historically the equivalent of zippo. The market didn't care much.
The 1 yen coin used to be gold, it is now aluminum.
The yen never recovered from its periods of inflation, but Japan's economy did and huge wealth was created, so in the end in periods of inflation, cash is trash.
Sources: forbes.com

XRP the Ripple force in the Federal Reserve projects

Fed Faster Payments Task Force gives Ripple vote of confidence for next gen of global payments.
Ripple's Executive Elected to Fed's Faster payments Task Force.
The desired outcomes focused on speed, security, efficiency, cross border payments, and industry collaboration.
Source:ripple.com

National coin shortage getting worse

The nation's coin shortage, prompted by less cash circulating as a result of Covid-19 - is getting worse.
And believe it or not, cash is still being used in 49% of payments that are $10 or below, according to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
The irony of the situation lies in the fact that the Fed can print trillions for bonds, but can't come up with a couple of quarters to do its laundry.
Sources:www.bloomberg.com, zerohedge.com

Digital Yuan for Cross-Border payments launched

In Hong Kong, the Bank of China is leading the push for widespread cross-border usage of the digital yuan.
From experimental programs to cutting-edge applications, they have advanced.
One such application allows guests from the mainland to add more money to their Octopus cards using digital yuan.
In a different development, PetroChina successfully executed the first global trade of crude oil using e-CNY, the digital currency of the Chinese central bank, with the intention of extending its use worldwide.
As of June, transactions on China's highly advanced CBDC had totaled 1.8 trillion yuan.

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