Trump Conviction Barely Dents His Odds of Winning Election: Prediction Markets

On PredictIt, a more mainstream betting site where trades are placed in dollars rather than stablecoins, the Trump contract actually gained 1 cent following the guilty verdict, although at 51-48 his lead over Biden is narrower and closer to the polls than on Polymarket. Unlike Polymarket, which blocks U.S. users under a regulatory settlement but has traders around the world, PredictIt is open only to Americans. Source

Companies in Two Capital Markets Reportedly in Negotiations to Implement Microstrategy’s Bitcoin Business Model

Companies in two capital markets are looking to implement the business model that Microstrategy, led by entrepreneur Michael Saylor, pioneered in the U.S. According to David Bailey, CEO of Bitcoin Magazine, who denied one of these markets to be Korea, these operations are currently in the negotiation stage. More Companies Looking to Adopt Microstrategy’s Bitcoin […] Original

Xapo CEO Seamus Rocca Describes Xapos’ Proposition, Talks US Regulation, Emerging Markets, and Stablecoins

Seamus Rocca, CEO of Xapo, had a candid conversation with Cryptox.trade’s COO Jason Sheman, where he shared his accumulated experience and knowledge describing what makes Xapo different from a traditional neobank, talked about U.S. markets and regulations, how emerging markets see crypto, and the necessity of implementing stablecoins in Xapo after Silvergate Banks’ downfall. Xapo […] Source CryptoX Portal

Fed inflation doubts leave crypto markets flat

While crypto prices stayed relatively flat after the FOMC minutes, U.S. stocks traded downwards on the slim likelihood of hawkish decisions due to inflation concerns. Despite positive consumer price index (CPI) reports from April, Federal Reserve officials remain skeptical that progress in beating inflation justifies cutting interest rates.  According to the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Minutes, price levels have allowed this year’s inflation rates to remain substantially above the Fed’s 2% target.  Although some stakeholders at the policy meeting indicated consideration for rate hikes, officials like Chair Jerome…

SEC’s Gensler Says House Bill Would ‘Undermine’ Regulator’s Crypto, Capital Markets Oversight

According to Gensler, FIT21 ignores long-standing precedent for how investment contracts are regulated, puts the agency into a tough position for certifying self-proclaimed digital commodity issuers, ignores Supreme Court precedent in the Howey Test, removes investor protections and potentially allows investors to take on excessive risk without appropriate disclosures. Source

PrimeXBT to democratise financial markets with total revamp and upgraded product offering – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

Majuro, Marshall Islands, May 22nd, 2024, Chainwire Leading Cryptocurrency broker, PrimeXBT, has just launched a total revamp of its brand, website, and all-in-one platforms, as part of its vision to “democratise the financial markets” and “make investing available to all”.  PrimeXBT’s new look and feel debuts alongside equally substantial upgrades to the broker’s product offering, including lower fees across 100+ CFD markets, increased leverage on Crypto CFDs, and new fiat payment options, aiming to offer traders more for less. This is in addition to offering traders the ability to buy…

Bank of Canada Governor Warns of ‘Sharp Correction’ Risks in Markets and ‘System-Wide Stress’

In his speech on the release of the Financial Stability Report, Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada, sought to emphasize the purported strength of Canada’s financial system while cautioning against ongoing risks that could precipitate a “sharp correction” in markets, potentially leading to widespread financial strain. “Some indicators of financial stress have risen,” […] Source CryptoX Portal