Everything You Need to Know About Federal Reserve Banks

When it comes to the federal reserve, there’s levels to understand. You’ve got the federal reserve, located in Washington, D.C, home to the chairman of the Fed and the members of the Board of Governors. But then you’ve also got several regional branches of the federal reserve — twelve, to be exact — that play their own roles within the national banking infrastructure. Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Fractional-Reserve Banking

What’s that you say? You don’t know the first thing about what fractional-reserve banking is or how it works? You’re not alone. We recently conducted a study of 1,000 US consumers and nearly 26% of respondents believed that banks were required to hold 100% of customer deposits in reserves. Read more

Everything You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve

Most everybody has heard of the Federal Reserve, but you’re not alone if that’s about as far as your knowledge of the Fed extends. We recently conducted a study of 1,000 US consumers and when asked the question, do you know what the Federal Reserve does? Nearly 50% of respondents answered either no (34%) and I don’t know (15%). Read more

How Well Do Americans Understand Money?

– A note from Marco Streng, CEO of Genesis Group
 

I first heard about this new underground internet money called “Bitcoin” while I was in university in 2012. I read about it for just a few hours, but was hooked and couldn’t imagine turning back. Because of my mathematics background, I was fascinated by the algorithms that made Bitcoin possible. From there it’s not so difficult to be fascinated by the idea of money that’s not controlled by any government or central entity. Like many other early cryptocurrency adopters, I couldn’t stop talking about it. From every family dinner to every date I went on, cryptocurrency seemed to come up. Read more