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SWIFT plans new service, Digital EURO on the horizon

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News Date: October 2, 2020

SWIFT announced plans for a new service to help banks improve the experience for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumers who send low-value payments across borders. The service will enable these bank customers to make faster, easier, predictable and competitively priced payments all around the world.
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it will start conducting experiments to decide whether to launch a digital euro. In a report setting out the pros and cons of launching a digital euro, the ECB said that it could support the Eurosystems objectives by providing citizens with a safe form of money in the fast-changing digital world.
Sources:www.swift.com, www.euronews.com

Fed testing FooWire blockchain with Hyperledger

Federal Reserve detailed FooWire distributed ledger experiment designed to test whether the technology is suited for payments application.
The team built the system using Hyperledger Fabric, a popular DLT platform, because it generally met the team's design requirements of a closed network, mature technology, and enterprise readiness. The experiment highlighted the potential of DLT for certain payment uses, the quick speed with which a system could be implemented, the potential simplicity of smart contracts, and the range of functionality offered by such platforms. It further highlighted the need for more experimentation to better understand the possibilities for wide-scale adoption and use of any DLT platform for payments.
Source:www.federalreserve.gov

Treating gold and silver as money

To date, 42 states have removed some or all taxes from the purchase of gold and silver.
And there are new bills pending now in five of the eight remaining states, i.e. Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Hawaii, and New Jersey.
In 2019, the Sound Money Defense League teamed up with sound money advocates in West Virginia to eliminate sales taxes on precious metals.
A similar effort will be considered in Olympia, Washington.
Passage into law would relieve some of the tax burdens on investors, and would also take a step toward treating gold and silver as money instead of as commodities.
Repealing these taxes knocks down one barrier that might keep some investors from considering physical metal for their portfolios.
Source: fee.org

Eurasian alliance plans its own gold standard

Towards the end of July, news emerged in the Russian media that Moscow and a number of its Eurasian allies are now reviewing a proposal to create an entirely new trading and pricing infrastructure for the international precious metals in order to both destroy London and New York's monopoly over global precious metals pricing and to stabilize the Russian gold market.
The basis of this new structure will be a new, specialized international precious metals brokerage headquartered in Moscow, which will rely on the MWS.
Russia is also proposing to fix prices of precious metals in the national currencies of key member countries or via a new monetary unit - such as the new BRICS currency proposed by Putin.
The price-fixing committee would include central banks and other large banks from the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).
Member states of the EEU are Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia.
The idea would be to make membership attractive to big gold players like China, India, Venezuela, Peru, and other South American countries.
Sources: kitco.com, bullionstar.com

Quantum computing finance shining in the Wall Street

The quantum computing is the latest shiny new thing of Wall Street. A fundamentally new kind of computing will shake up finance - the question is when...
Simple algorithms could be in use within 18 months, with credit-scoring a plausible early application.
For many problems, a quantum computer with thousands of stable qubits is provably far faster than any non-quantum machine that could ever be built.
Sources: www.multiversecomputing.com, www.economist.com

Sound Money Is Defending Liberties

It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments. Ideologically it belongs in the same class with political constitutions and bills of right.
Our monies - represent fiat currencies, monopolized by the state.
Fiat money is economically and socially destructive - with far-reaching and seriously harmful economic and societal consequences, effects that extend beyond what most people would imagine.
A free market in money means that people have the freedom to choose the kind of money they wish to use and that people have the freedom to provide their fellow men with alternative goods that may serve them well as money.
Sources:www.zerohedge.com

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