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Sergey Savastiouk
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Feb 15, 2021
New York Studying a State-Backed Cryptocurrency

New York Studying a State-Backed Cryptocurrency

Clyde Vanel, a New York lawmaker, submitted legislation in February calling for a task force to study the potential impact of a state-backed cryptocurrency. This is the latest of several blockchain-oriented bills that Vanel has submitted in recent months.

The proposed study would cover four areas: the “necessary steps” the state of New York would need to take to create and issue a cryptocurrency, and how Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations would affect it; how the cryptocurrency would affect state monetary policy and financial stability; how taxation at local, state, and federal levels would be impacted; and examples of other institutions that have issued cryptocurrency and the steps they took to do so.

Vanel’s interest in blockchain comes at a time when decisionmakers around the world are eager to apply its unique properties to a variety of uses. The four prior bills he introduced to the state senate reflect this diversity of purpose: the first adds definitions of “blockchain technology” and “smart contract” to state technology law, while also formalizing the legal use of digital signatures stored via blockchain; the second asks the New York board of elections to create a report evaluating the use of blockchain technology to improve the voting process, protect voter information, minimize voter fraud, and more-efficiently share election results; the third bill creates a task force to examine how blockchain could improve the storage and sharing of state government records; the fourth would form a similar group to gauge the impact of crypto on state financial markets.

 

 

Other New York lawmakers have taken up the subject as well. Senators Jesse Hamilton and David Carlucci held a roundtable discussion on February 23rd to “gain insight [into] the logistics and organization of cryptocurrency; its regulation through the BitLicense in the state of New York, other states and on a federal level; and the current marketplace in which it thrives and becomes problematic for consumers.” While no guarantees were made, consensus indicated that reform is needed for that regulatory legislation; Carlucci indicated a report will be prepared based on pain points introduced in the conversation and will include possible solutions “[that] can make this license in New York state something that works for the residents of New York state and the state economy."

New York politicians’ embrace of cryptocurrency and its underlying technology (or at the very least, their willingness to discuss it) has the potential to transform the state. It remains to be seen if discussion and studies can lead to concrete legislation, but the initial steps indicate an increasing acceptance of virtual currencies, blockchain, and a vision to use them to improve government and society.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.