The Bitcoin Twitter account has announced that the Federal Reserve is now officially in the process of becoming insolvent. In 2023, it is speculated that the FED will report its first annual operational deficit, which is expected to be $80 billion.
The @federalreserve is technically bankrupt.
In 2023 the Fed will post its first annual operating loss of $80 billion since 1915 and will have a negative capital of $38B.
This loss does not count the $1.3 trillion unrealized loss on its portfolio. pic.twitter.com/DMYFhXGx59
— Bitcoin (@Bitcoin) March 14, 2023
A yearly operational deficit of $80 billion would be the first time this has happened since 1915. The Federal Reserve is likewise said to have negative capital of $38 billion. The Twitter account further claimed that this loss does not include the portfolio’s unrealized losses, now estimated to be $1.3 trillion.
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The widespread failure of large banks in 2023 has been widely covered in the news. Silvergate, Silicon Valley, and Signature Bank are defunct financial entities. Silicon Valley Bank has been one of the major bank failures since the 2008 financial crisis.
While market prices were volatile on Monday, the consensus was that the Fed would continue to tighten its monetary policies. Traders predicted a 0.25% increase in interest rates at the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 21-22.
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The Federal Reserve’s rate cuts announced today have presented an attractive opportunity for crypto investors. Concerns of a future recession and the Fed’s decision to lower interest rates have enabled Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to break away from conventional banking and establish a new store of value.