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Fed Chair Powell: We’re Not Seeing Significant Macroeconomic Implications From Crypto Sell-Off

Fed Chair Powell: We’re Not Seeing Significant Macroeconomic Implications From Crypto Sell-OffFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank is “not really seeing significant macroeconomic implications” from crypto’s volatility. The Fed chair stressed that there is a need for a better crypto regulatory framework. Fed Chair Powell Says Crypto Needs Better Regulation Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, […]

Fed Chair Powell: We’re Not Seeing Significant Macroeconomic Implications From Crypto Sell-Off

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank is “not really seeing significant macroeconomic implications” from crypto’s volatility. The Fed chair stressed that there is a need for a better crypto regulatory framework.

Fed Chair Powell Says Crypto Needs Better Regulation

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on “the semiannual monetary policy report to congress” Wednesday.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) asked him whether the Fed has been tracking crypto activities given the recent market volatility, and what implications crypto has on the broader economic outlook and monetary policy.

“We are tracking those events very carefully, of course,” Powell replied, elaborating:

[We are] not really seeing significant macroeconomic implications, so far.

“The principal implication is really what we’ve been saying, and others have been saying for some time, which is that in this very innovative new space, really, there is a need for a better regulatory framework,” he emphasized.

Powell continued:

The same activity should have the same regulation no matter where it appears and that isn’t the case right now.

In March, the Fed chair said: “Our existing regulatory frameworks were not built with a digital world in mind … Stablecoins, central bank digital currencies, and digital finance more generally, will require changes to existing laws and regulation or even entirely new rules and frameworks.”

Powell also told the Senate banking committee on Wednesday that the central bank is determined to bring down inflation which he believes the Fed can make happen. “At the Fed, we understand the hardship high inflation is causing. We are strongly committed to bringing inflation back down, and we are moving expeditiously to do so,” he said.

Regarding the U.S. economy possibly sliding into a recession, he stressed: “It’s not our intended outcome at all, but it’s certainly a possibility, and frankly the events of the last few months around the world have made it more difficult for us to achieve what we want, which is 2% inflation and still a strong labor market.”

What do you think about Fed Chair Powell’s comments? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Regulation – Bitcoin News

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Despite 2 Entities Holding 73% of the FTX Token Supply, FTT Price Still Holds Above $1 per Unit

Despite 2 Entities Holding 73% of the FTX Token Supply, FTT Price Still Holds Above  per UnitWhile a large fraction of crypto assets dropped a great deal in value during the past few weeks and bitcoin is down 18.2% in 30 days, the exchange coin ftx token (FTT) still trades above a U.S. dollar per unit. Moreover, the unknown entity known as the ‘FTX Accounts Drainer,’ still holds the second largest […]

Despite 2 Entities Holding 73% of the FTX Token Supply, FTT Price Still Holds Above  per Unit

While a large fraction of crypto assets dropped a great deal in value during the past few weeks and bitcoin is down 18.2% in 30 days, the exchange coin ftx token (FTT) still trades above a U.S. dollar per unit. Moreover, the unknown entity known as the ‘FTX Accounts Drainer,’ still holds the second largest FTT wallet with 45.85 million tokens worth $61.44 million.

FTT Remains Above $1 per Unit During the Past 2 Weeks Since the FTX Collapse

It’s been over two weeks since FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and on that day, FTT was still trading for $3.46 per unit. 16 days later, FTT’s price has consolidated and during the past 24 hours, FTT’s been trading for prices between $1.33 and $1.39 per unit.

In fact, FTT has remained above a single U.S. dollar since Nov. 12, 2022, and it still has not breached the low it saw in September 2019, back when FTT traded for $1.15 per unit. On Sunday, Nov. 27, the exchange token backed by a bankrupt business has around $5.26 million in global trade volume. This week, FTT tapped a high of $1.53 per unit and a seven-day low of around $1.23 per FTT.

Since the inception of FTT, the ERC20 token has seen 411,970 transfers according to the blockchain explorer etherscan.io. On Nov. 27, approximately 24,874 wallets hold the FTT token but the largest wallet holds 195,869,338 FTT or 59.55% of the entire supply.

The second-largest FTT owner is the same person as the ‘FTX Accounts Drainer’ hacker and it holds 45.85 million FTT tokens worth $61.44 million using today’s exchange rates. The Bitdao holds 3,362,316 FTT and Wormhole holds roughly 2,818,904 FTT at the time of writing.

Between the largest and second-largest FTT addresses, more than 73% of all the FTT tokens are held by two entities. During the last seven days, there was approximately $7.69 million worth of FTT transactions greater than $100K. Prior to the FTX collapse and bankruptcy filing, Alameda Research held one of the largest caches of FTT. The former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison has reportedly left Hong Kong to flee to Dubai.

What do you think about the market performance of FTT token during the last two weeks? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Source: Markets and Prices Archives – Bitcoin News

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