SWIFT Plans to Launch CBDC, Binance Founder CZ Sentenced, & Ethereum ETF News

On this episode of A Wiser Retirement®, Casey Smith is joined by Robert Swarthout, Founder, CEO, and Portfolio Manager of Teton Crypto Capital. They discuss how SWIFT plans to launch a CBDC, Binance founder CZ sentenced, and give an Ethereum ETF update. 

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SWIFT plans to Launch a CBDC

SWIFT plans to launch a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) platform, aimed at maintaining its relevance in digital transactions. Despite this initiative, there are doubts about SWIFT becoming the standard due to the potential adoption of more open blockchain technologies for CBDCs.

Swiss National Bank and Legacy Bonds

Swiss National Bank is taking the initiative to tokenize legacy bonds using blockchain technology. This move aims to make bonds more accessible by allowing fractional purchases.

Cryptocurrency Regulation: SAB 121

The Senate recently passed a resolution to overturn SAB 121, a regulation from the SEC that imposes stricter accounting requirements on banks dealing with crypto assets, causing some banks to halt their crypto operations. They criticize the SEC’s stance on crypto and discuss how regulation could further distance banks from the crypto industry.

Approval of Ethereum ETF

They discuss the potential approval of an Ethereum Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) and its possible impact on the market, noting Ethereum’s dominance in smart contracts and its significant brand recognition. The pressure exerted by the crypto community on regulators for a clear decision on a Bitcoin ETF is also discussed, emphasizing the community’s efforts to influence high-level political figures.


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