The UBI $ and the Digital 元, the Quiet Money Wars


中国 vs. the United States of America, the quiet money war edition. Brought to you by DisruptionBanking. Although the COVID-19 outbreak, an entirely coincidental occurrence, has exacerbated the tit-for-tat between Wa...

The Systemic Risks at Play in the Oil War Fallout


Tension between leading OPEC member Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC leader Russia arose after a recent breakdown in negotiations over oil production cuts in response to the COVID-19 outbreak that had significantly cut global...

Devastating Losses in Markets and Pensions


It has been an eventful week in financial markets, which seems to be becoming the new norm. In the past week the DJI has printed under 20,000 twice, hitting 18,915 Wednesday and Thursday. A -36% move from the peak o...

Breaking The Copper Jar, A Demand Side Case for UBI


There have been growing calls from around the world about the essential need for Universal Basic Income (UBI) in response to the economic paralysis caused by the government response and social panic to the novel coronav...

The Economic and Market Disruptions of COVID-19


As the COVID-19 Black Swan pandemic continues to hit global markets, disrupt trade lines and wreck destruction wherever it goes, we wanted to take a closer examination of the economic and market forecasts that are comin...

Central Banks Respond to Desperate Markets


European Central Bank boss Christine Lagarde came under fire yesterday as she appeared to panic markets at an ECB press statement by saying that “we are not here to close [bond] spreads, there are other tools and other...

The Weekend that Shook the World and the Exit of the Bull


This Monday, widely being labelled as 'Black Monday', saw large numbers of U.S. stock-market sectors entering a bear market (defined as a 20% drop from a recent high) after major European and Asian indexes similarly dro...

A Rude Awakening for Investors – BIS’ QR1


The Bank for International Settlements (the Central Banker's Central Bank) released their Quarterly Review for Q1 at the beginning of this month. This report comes hot at the heels of the fastest market correction in S&...

Credit Suisse on the Swiss Real Estate Market and – Rates


The continuation of record-low interest rates is driving a never-ending cycle in the Swiss real estate market. This has multiple consequences: Negative interest rates are making home ownership unaffordable and – contrar...

Thought Machine banks $83m as cloud native tech attracts FIs


Thought Machine raises $83m in series B funding to drive global growth and banking transformation mission. Thought Machine, the cloud native core banking technology firm, has raised $83 million to drive the next phas...

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