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Date: May 14, 2020
IMF Executive Board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF's member countries under the IMF's revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) as part of the Fund's response to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eleven members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to look at new technologies, including blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), to help streamline how cash and supplies are distributed under a federal law trying to boost the economy during the COVID-19 crisis.
A somewhat polemical term for a currency backed by a tangible commodity such as gold, silver or platinum. Sound money has an intrinsic value, but is more susceptible to deflation than fiat money. Many countries used sound money throughout most of their histories; however, most countries today use fiat money and have since the United States left the Bretton Woods System in the 1970s. The term "sound money" is often used by those who favor its reintroduction. The more common term is hard money.
Given the current fiat money system is on a path towards its own destruction it is not surprising that there has been increasing talk of a monetary reset.
To test the value of the printed money, I suggest that the Fed prints $9.5 trillion and buys all the gold in the world, including jewelry, of 170,000 tonnes at the current price of $55.6 million per tonne. If they don't understand what will happen, I can tell them. They would have real problems getting hold of 1 tone of physical gold at that price. By the time they buy the second tonne, the market will value the dollar at its intrinsic value of ZERO, and gold measured in worthless dollars will go to infinity.
Ripple CTO David Schwartz says quantum computing poses a serious threat to the future of cryptocurrency.
Schwartz says he thinks developers have at least eight years until the technology, which leverages the properties of quantum physics to perform fast calculations, becomes sophisticated enough to crack cryptocurrency.
By a completely partisan vote of 48 to 47 (though Rand Paul voted against), The Senate confirmed Trump nominee Christopher Waller to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors - filling one of the two vacant slots on the influential economic body.
The White House remains confident that Ms. Shelton will be confirmed and is fully supportive of her candidacy, a White House spokesman said Thursday.
- eliminating the Feds independence and federal deposit insurance
- returning the U.S. to a gold standard