Month: May 2019

At a recent Ripple Regional customer event for Middle East and North Africa (MENA), two separate speakers highlighted the ability of fintech innovation to deliver social impact for historically underserved populations. Not only do these insights underscore the need for new digital banking and cross-border payment tools in the regions, but also provided better understanding
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The weekly average yield to maturity of The Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, fell to 3.74% from 3.75% the week before. The Bond Buyer’s 20-bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields fell five basis points to 3.51% from 3.56% the week before. It is at its
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Whenever volatility ETPs are being discussed, the vast majority of the time it’s the VXX, UVXY, SVXY, even TVIX. And of course in the past a lot of the focus was on our fallen hero the XIV, before its unfortunate termination in February 2018. But how often do you hear people talk about ZIV? Not
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The Bitrue – XRPCommunity meetup last weekend in Amsterdam was for me the perfect moment to meet the face behind Bitrue – CEO Curis Wang. I had questions, the XRPCommunity had questions: Who is Bitrue, Why Bitrue, Where Bitrue …… You cannot open Twitter without reading something about Power Piggy, Bitrue Scam, Fake ……, so
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The Internet of Value (IoV) is speeding up, with tools and applications built on the fastest payment network, using the fastest digital asset in the world. Here is a compact run-down of the major news impacting XRP and its ecosystem of technology stakeholders and organizations: General Crypto News In March of this year, the SEC
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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has partnered with blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace to help ensure compliance for its soon-to-go-live cryptocurrency exchange. CipherTrace announced Wednesday that it will help ensure sound anti-money laundering (AML) processes are in place for the firm’s Rakuten Wallet exchange platform, which is based in Tokyo. Rakuten Wallet started accepting account registrations last
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Most of the week’s largest deals came into a stronger market on Wednesday, as the U.S. municipal fixed income market was hitting on all cylinders. Modest domestic economic growth, reasonable inflation, lackluster new-issue supply and sound fundamentals continue to drive investors into the tax-exempt bond market, according to Rob Amodeo, portfolio manager, at Western Asset.
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Introduction Over the past few months, most of you have noticed our increased activity in closed-end funds as the inflow of volatility finally shook them up and created various arbitrage, and directional, opportunities for active traders like us. Currently, we are cautious when we choose our long positions as most of the closed-end funds which
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Defense Department’s Patrick Shanahan, before he was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve as the department’s Acting Secretary Department of Defense The Pentagon presented a report to Congress on rare earth minerals in an effort to reduce reliance on China, according to a Reuters report. “The department continues to work closely with the president,
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<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> The global regulatory climate for blockchain and digital assets has exhibited great variability and volatility over the prior decade. But at a recent Ripple
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IKEA’s new Manhattan Planning Studio Andria Cheng When home-furnishings giant IKEA in April opened its first smaller U.S. city-center format, dubbed Planning Studio, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the Swedish chain said that’s one telling example of how it’s reaching customers in “new ways that are more accessible and more personalized.” Accessible it is for Karima Rustin,
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