Month: October 2023

Municipal bond delinquencies declined in the third quarter, despite some dramatic outliers including Mercy Hospital’s bankruptcy filing in Iowa, and some unrated affordable housing and senior living bonds, Moody’s Investors Service said. There were only three new municipal bond defaults in the third quarter, compared to nine in the second quarter, Moody’s analysts wrote. Two
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The Puerto Rico Oversight Board defended its proposed supplemental disclosure statement and plan of adjustment in a court filing, and asked the judge to dismiss objections claiming the plan was unconfirmable. The board asked the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico to reject the challenges made in mid-October by GoldenTree Asset
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Hopes of approval for a spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission boosted Bitcoin’s price by 27% in October. This improved sentiment, attracting aggressive buying by crypto investors. Bloomberg senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas highlighted in a post on X (formerly Twitter) that ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO), the
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Oklahoma’s Council of Bond Oversight approved up to $560 million of revenue bonds Thursday for the state’s Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA), which is expected to start issuing the debt later this year. Proceeds will finance repairs and improvements, including a natural gas-fired generating unit to replace the authority’s last remaining coal-fired unit, as well
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A new bridged token from cross-chain protocol LayerZero is drawing criticism from nine protocols throughout the Ethereum ecosystem. A joint statement from Connext, Chainsafe, Sygma, LiFi, Socket, Hashi, Across, Celer, and Router on October 27 called the token’s standard “a vendor-locked proprietary standard,” claiming that it limits the freedom of token issuers. Today, we’re announcing
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Market data platform SOLVE has introduced a public finance workflow solution that shows historical scales for all muni deals, allowing for spread comparisons of where a deal priced in the past to where it might price in current market conditions. The firm’s clients wanted a tool to deliver deal-based spreads on their terms, said Gregg
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Bitcoin (BTC) institutional investment vehicles are seeing a major volume boost as excitement over possible United States regulatory changes takes hold. Data from resources including Bloomberg showed Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and others nearing record weekly inflows. BITO, GBTC trade $2.5 billion  Hints that the U.S. might soon allow a Bitcoin spot price-based ETF have
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