Mounting Trend of Challenges to USD Hegemony Reported: Saudi Arabia, BRICS; Ron Paul Weighs in on Potential Fall of Dollar as Reserve — Week in Review
The United States dollar has been a hot topic in recent weeks, with multiple reported developments occurring globally which could signal significant moves toward de-dollarization in large economies. Former U.S. congressman Ron Paul also noted this week that if the USD’s influence as a reserve currency is undermined, it might happen later than some expect. All this and more, just below, in the latest Bitcoin.com News Week in Review.
US-Saudi Tensions Escalate as Report Says Crown Prince Is No Longer Interested in Pleasing the United States
After Saudi Arabia and members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) surprised the world by announcing cuts to oil production, a spokesperson for U.S. president Biden’s National Security Council stated that reducing production is not advisable. According to a recent report, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has told associates that Riyadh is no longer interested in pleasing the United States.
BRICS Nations Working on Creating New Currency to Be Discussed at Next Leaders Summit: Report
The BRICS nations are reportedly working on developing a new form of currency, which is expected to be discussed at the next BRICS leaders’ summit, according to a top Russian official. “The transition to settlements in national currencies is the first step. The next one is to provide the circulation of digital or any other form of a fundamentally new currency in the nearest future,” the deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma was quoted as saying.
Ron Paul on the Fall of the US Dollar as Reserve Currency: ‘It’s Always Longer Than Some Predictions’
Ron Paul, a former U.S. representative and member of the Libertarian Party, has addressed recent events directed to undermine the influence of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency in international markets. Paul believes that even if this does happen, it will probably take more time than some predictions are saying.
Elon Musk Asks Judge to Dismiss $258B Dogecoin Lawsuit — Insists Tweeting Support for DOGE Isn’t Unlawful
Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a $258 billion lawsuit filed against him by dogecoin investors. They alleged that the billionaire operated a pyramid scheme to promote the meme cryptocurrency dogecoin. “There is nothing unlawful about tweeting words of support for, or funny pictures about, a legitimate cryptocurrency that continues to hold a market cap of nearly $10 billion,” Musk’s lawyer argued.
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