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And why stablecoins are less than revolutionary on many fronts.
Brexit-related volatility is making the pound act like a mini bitcoin
And inadvertently promotes the exact opposite of instant frictionless settlement in consumer culture. Hero or villain?
Online marketplaces are using VAT advantage to crush bricks and mortar competitors
She’s enraged FT readers, and now she’s flipping the minds of tabloid readers. But we’re giving you the exclusive op to cross-examine her directly. Let’s hope she’s charged her computer.
Libra defections; what was behind Japan’s comparative advantage loss; when a cartoon show defends democracy; plus much, much more...
Some say the ride hailing app’s exposure could be as large as £1.1bn.
Talk of central bank settlement system transformation is neglecting the astounding impact the last transformation had on system liquidity.
No one seemed to question whether the interests of banks were really aligned with those of start-ups
Building diamond empires; What we can learn from another historical centre of innovation; Can UBI lead to despotism? plus much more...
David Levy on what if we’re not investing too little, but too much in a “bubble or nothing” economy that doesn’t generate enough income?
ICE introduces deliverable futures, and crypto crashes.
And why ultimately everything’s conflicted in our highly specialised and esoteric financial market.
Boeing managing processes; Why we love to call everything a bubble; What’s going on in Germany’s economy? plus, much, much more...
And how it came to impact repo rates.
The NY Fed is responding to a major repo rate spike, which some analysts are blaming on a structural shortage of bank reserves but weirdly enough not on the oil price.
They are ill-equipped to deal with retail customers and the compliance checks involved
A 20 per cent move may be a regular occurrence in crypto markets, but in commodity markets it’s exceptional and potentially indicative of a point of no return.
The grandmaster diet; smoking to kick vaping; AOC on WeWeork; plus much, much more...
Stablecoins are dollarisation by proxy.
... the dying liquidity they offer ain’t ever going to be much of a living for crypto outlaws.
Senior executives at the financial standard setting body stand accused of influencing a market manipulation case under pressure from one of their member banks.
That time Musk illuminated the dusk on a movie set at Universal Studios and implied he did it with functional integrated solar roof tiles....
Bethany Mclean takes on Elon; Robotaxis might be a red herring; Tesla’s Project Titan; plus much, much more...
Released by the Obamas’ production company, this documentary gives remarkable insight into a new Chinese-owned factory in Ohio