Federal Reserve

Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Federal Reserve's Barr Holds Line on Central Bank Needing Stablecoin Powers
Vice Chairman Michael Barr argued that the Fed needs regulatory and enforcement authority over stablecoin issuers – a point of contention in the debate over legislation.
Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Crypto Markets Update as Federal Reserve Leaves Rates Unchanged
Crypto Markets Update as Federal Reserve Leaves Rates Unchanged
The price of bitcoin (BTC) nearly reached $36,000 in the last 24-hours. This comes as the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged for a second straight time. Tactive Wea...
Crypto Markets Update as Federal Reserve Leaves Rates Unchanged

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Helene Braun/CoinDesk)
Federal Reserve Leaves Rates Unchanged; Bitcoin Flat at $34.5K
Market participants will now turn to Fed Chair Jerome Powell's post-meeting press conference to glean insight into the future path of U.S. central bank policy.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Helene Braun/CoinDesk)

Fed Chair Jerome Powell (Kevin Dietsch/Staff/GrettyImages/PhotoMosh)
Fed Seen Holding Rates Steady, but Policy Statement and Press Conference Will Be Key for Bitcoin
Signs that the U.S. central bank might refrain from further rate hikes this cycle could lead to a new breakout in bitcoin prices.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell (Kevin Dietsch/Staff/GrettyImages/PhotoMosh)

XRP price on Oct. 19 (CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Eyes $29K, Defying Fresh Crypto Lawsuit, Rate Fears; XRP Jumps 6% as SEC Drops Charges
The New York Attorney General filed early Thursday a lawsuit against Genesis, Gemini and DCG for allegedly defrauding investors of $1 billion.
XRP price on Oct. 19 (CoinDesk)

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Bitcoin’s 300% Surge From Early 2019 in Focus as Fed Officials Favor Rate Pause
The 2019 playbook offers a bullish view for bitcoin as Fed officials signal pause in the rate hike cycle.
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Federal Reserve examiners should have been more aggressive about Silvergate Bank, the Fed's inspector general concluded. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Fed Report: Silvergate Bank Got Fatally Ensnared in Crypto While Examiners Shrugged
The Federal Reserve's inspector general studied the bank’s collapse and concluded the Fed’s examiners failed to quickly flag its problems and managers were “ineffective.”
Federal Reserve examiners should have been more aggressive about Silvergate Bank, the Fed's inspector general concluded. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Economist Says We're Entering 'Chilly Crypto Spring' as Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady
Economist Says We're Entering 'Chilly Crypto Spring' as Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday held monetary policy steady as anticipated, leaving the range for its benchmark interest rate at 5.25% to 5.50%. OANDA senior market anal...
Economist Says We're Entering 'Chilly Crypto Spring' as Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Bitcoin Tumbles to $26.9K on Hawkish Remarks by Federal Reserve's Powell
The Wednesday pause in rate hikes had been overwhelmingly expected by market participants, but Fed members now see much higher interest rates for next year than previously pro...
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Dad Has Alleged Dispute Over $200K FTX Salary; Crypto Markets Await Key Fed Decision
Sam Bankman-Fried’s Dad Has Alleged Dispute Over $200K FTX Salary; Crypto Markets Await Key Fed Decision
"CoinDesk Daily" host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the biggest crypto headlines today, as some crypto traders say low volatility will likely continue after Wednesday's Federal...
Sam Bankman-Fried’s Dad Has Alleged Dispute Over $200K FTX Salary; Crypto Markets Await Key Fed Decision