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6:00 PM (UTC): U.S. Fed to Clarify Its Stand on Interest Rate
The likelihood is high, at 99%, that the interest rate will stay the same. This is because the Federal Reserve is still gauging the effect of the current rate on the economy. Following the decision, there will be a press conference by Jerome Powell 30 minutes later. Given the potential for market shifts from his remarks, traders are advised to hold off on transactions.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Reveals Personal Bitcoin Investment
US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. disclosed that he invested in Bitcoin earlier this year, buying two BTC for each of his seven children. This move came after facing criticism for promoting the cryptocurrency without having any personal stake in it. Kennedy clarified that he made the investment right after attending a Bitcoin conference where he announced his decision to accept campaign donations in Bitcoin. “Right after that Bitcoin conference, I got a big check, and I said, okay, you know, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is.” During the conference, he denied having any personal investment in the cryptocurrency. However, he later decided to invest in Bitcoin to demonstrate his commitment to the technology and its potential.
Fed Official Calls for Tighter Stablecoin Regulation
Today, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia held its seventh annual fintech conference. A significant takeaway was Deputy Chair Michael Barr's pronounced concerns about the risks stablecoins, devoid of federal oversight, might pose to financial stability. On the topic of CBDCs, Barr remarked that decisions remain on the distant horizon.
Proactive Prevention: The Key to Combatting Crypto Fraud
At the Intersekt 2023 fintech conference, top executives from Australian crypto firms addressed the growing concern of fraud in the sector. Their consensus? Educating users about scammers' tactics can drastically cut down on fraud incidents. Instead of simply responding to issues, the focus should be on proactive prevention. The discussion also pointed out that the responsibility for curbing crypto scams doesn't just fall on the crypto industry — it's shared by banks, social media platforms, and telecom companies as well.