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The historic settlement between states and drug companies over the U.S. opioid epidemic is unlikely to have a material impact on the municipal bond market, said Barclays in a new report. The pending $26 billion deal is the largest attorney general multi-state enforcement action in history after the 1998 tobacco master settlement agreement. But it’s
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Bitcoin (BTC) saw some rare calm on Oct. 16 as the market continued to digest the approval of the United States’ first exchange-traded funds (ETFs). BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Lack of faith over non-futures ETF approvals Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD circling $61,500 on Saturday, still up by 4%
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Crypto lenders are the institutions situated between consumers and the untamed, blockchain-based, and often unregulated space of cryptocurrencies. As such, they are in a peculiar position when it comes to responsibility towards their customers and the assets for which they provide services. Consequently, when choosing which currencies to support, lenders lead a delicate dance of
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Municipals ended the week steady even as U.S. Treasuries lost ground and equities rallied on better consumer data and corporate earnings. Triple-A benchmark yields were left unchanged as the 10-year UST rose six basis points while the 30-year climbed three. Ratios fell on the day’s moves, with the 10-year municipal-to-UST ratio at 74% and the
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Carrier aircraft VMS Eve takes off from Spaceport America in New Mexico, carrying spacecraft VSS Unity on July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic is delaying the beginning of its commercial space tourism service to fourth quarter 2022, with the company on Thursday announcing a reorganization of its development and test flight schedule. The space
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This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   This week China is back to work after its week-long national day celebrations, an event that is always filled with flag-waving, military parades
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In this article ETC.BF= BTC.BS=-USS Tony Andrews | Twenty20 U.S. homebuyers apparently aren’t all that interested in paying their mortgages in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. United Wholesale Mortgage, which made its public debut in January via a special purpose acquisition (SPAC) merger, began piloting crypto payments in August in a first for the industry. But CEO Mat Ishbia
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Municipals were stronger as the New York Urban Development Corp. led the primary with $1.76 billion of taxable and exempt sales tax bonds in the competitive market while Refinitiv Lipper reported a rebound in fund inflows. Triple-A benchmarks were bumped a basis point in spots along the yield curve, but the asset class has underperformed
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