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In today's roundup, we provide our regular Monday market overview, take a look at the new drop of Satoshi emails, and examine how the Bitcoin ETFs are eating gold's lunch. European banks are making bumper dividend payments, China is reformulating its trading patterns, and AI's water use is under the microscope.


Fascinating New Satoshi Insights Emerge From Early Malmi Emails

A trove of emails between Satoshi and Martti Malmi yields some interesting information about the early days of the Bitcoin movement.

Fascinating New Satoshi Insights Emerge From Early Malmi Emails
A recently-released set of early Satoshi emails contains some interesting insights into the network and its creator.

February 26 REX Wire Market Outlook

As stocks hit fresh all-time highs, bitcoin is consolidating above $50,000, waiting for the next catalyst to put in a decisive move.

February 26 REX Wire Market Outlook
Bitcoin is consolidating above $50,000, as stock markets make new all-time highs.

China Crafts Trade Future With Developing World Focus

Facing Western trade tensions, China is building an alternative trade system centered on developing nations through the Belt and Road Initiative and regional FTAs, aiming to reduce reliance on Western markets and reshape global trade dynamics.

China Crafts Trade Future With Developing World Focus
China crafts its global trade network, focusing on FTAs with the developing world, sidestepping the West.

The ETF Shuffle: Gold Outflows, Bitcoin Inflows

Gold appears to be losing its luster, as ETFs have seen large outflows over the past three years, which have only accelerated in 2024. Could the Bitcoin ETFs be to blame?

The ETF Shuffle: Gold Outflows, Bitcoin Inflows
As Bitcoin takes center stage, gold ETFs are seeing significant outflows.

AI Expansion Raises Big Tech Water Use Concerns

Tech giants' AI advancements lead to higher water use for data center cooling, with projections up to 6.6 billion cubic meters by 2027. Amidst global water scarcity, calls for transparency and efficient use intensify, as companies pledge sustainable practices.

AI Expansion Raises Big Tech Water Use Concerns
Rising AI technology use by Microsoft, Google, and Meta increases water consumption, sparking environmental concerns.

European Banks Set To Return €120 Billion To Shareholders Amid Interest Rate Surge

European banks are set to return over €120 billion to shareholders for their 2023 performance through dividends and buybacks, marking the largest payout since 2007, fueled by interest rate gains.

European Banks Set To Return €120 Billion To Shareholders Amid Interest Rate Surge
Record shareholder payouts by European banks signal a strategic shift, with dividends and buybacks hitting new highs.

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