Central Bank’s Gold Purchases Make ‘Record Breaking Start’ in Q1 2023; 228.4 Tonnes Added to World Reserves

gold central bankCentral banks have continued to consistently purchase gold during the first quarter of 2023, according to the latest report of the World Gold Council (WGC), the global gold statistics organization. Central banks added nearly 230 tonnes of gold to their national reserves, representing a 176% rise compared to the purchases made in Q1 2022. World […]

13 Years Ago Today, Satoshi Nakamoto Published the First Forum Post Introducing Bitcoin

13 Years Ago Today, Satoshi Nakamoto Published the First Forum Post Introducing Bitcoin13 years ago today, the creator of the Bitcoin network, Satoshi Nakamoto published the inventor’s first forum post on the P2P Foundation website. The forum post called “Bitcoin open source implementation of P2P currency” introduced the e-cash system to the members of the advocacy and research forum focused on peer-to-peer dynamics in society. The First […]

Global Markets, Bitcoin Defy Expectations After Fed’s Hawkish Taper Plan Announcement

Global Markets, Bitcoin Defy Expectations After Fed's Hawkish Taper Plan AnnouncementGlobal markets have defied predictions as the U.S. Federal Reserve and several central banks worldwide are prepping to slow down monetary easing policy. On Wednesday, the U.S. central bank’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) said it plans to taper quantitative easing (large monthly asset purchases) and end the program by March 2022. Moreover, the FOMC […]

90% of Bitcoin’s Supply Cap Has Been Issued, Miners Have 119 Years Left to Mine BTC

On December 12, crypto advocates celebrated the fact that 90% of the 21 million bitcoins that will ever exist have been mined into circulation. Currently, Bitcoin’s inflation rate per annum is around 1.88%, which is lower than the central banks’ traditional 2% target reference. Furthermore, in 875 days, the network’s inflation rate is expected to […]