On this week’s episode of Market Talks, Cointelegraph welcomes Brent Xu, founder and CEO of Umee — a decentralized finance hub constructed on the Cosmos SDK that gives instruments for macro-level borrowing and lending purposes. Earlier than founding Umee, Xu led technique at Tendermint whereas setting the strategic roadmap and partnerships for the Cosmos Ecosystem.
We begin issues off with our essential matter for right now: Bitcoin (BTC) touched $29,000, a brand new excessive for 2023, regardless of current United States regulatory crackdowns on crypto companies and associated uncertainty. This might additionally counsel the crypto market doesn’t appear too bothered in regards to the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee’s lawsuit in opposition to Binance and its CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao. Even the Crypto Concern & Greed Index — which goals to numerically current the present “emotions and sentiments” towards Bitcoin and different massive cryptocurrencies — has been steadily rising over the past month regardless of wobbles within the world banking sector. What does all this actually imply for the crypto area, although? Ought to traders not be so fearful about laws?
This week Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Pakistan, Russia, India and Brazil determined to settle commerce in their very own currencies slightly than the US greenback. Why have they determined to do that, and can it have a big affect on the U.S. and the greenback? Will there be any ramifications for the crypto area, if any?
We ask Xu what his imaginative and prescient is for a way DeFi protocols and crypto exchanges intend to construct out their very own banking companies sooner or later. Centralized crypto exchanges are underneath all kinds of strain from regulators in the intervening time, but we nonetheless see Constancy Investments increasing its choices, and Nasdaq is getting near launching its crypto custody platform. We additionally get Xu’s ideas on Constancy Funding’s current growth.
There’s a lot happening in the intervening time so far as laws within the crypto area are involved, principally cracking down on the crypto sector. We ask Xu what his long-term imaginative and prescient is for the way forward for the regulated crypto area in the US.
America Federal Reserve appears to be in an endless struggle in opposition to inflation. The rate of interest hikes don’t appear to have an finish in sight both. Is the Fed dropping its struggle? At what level will we see a pause in rate of interest hikes, and the way real looking is it for the Fed to attain its targets for this yr?
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