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Turkey to utilize ‘all available’ instruments as currency plunges



Turkey’s Central Bank says it’s prepared to utilize “all available instruments” to quiet the market as the Turkish lira drops to new profundities, and a financing cost climb is one of the most self-evident.

Turkey’s Central Bank said today that it was prepared to utilize “all available instruments” to decrease advertise instability as the Turkish lira slid to record lows against the dollar and the euro.

“Targeted additional liquidity facilities will be phased out amid normalizing economic activity as of early August, the bank said in a statement that was apparently aimed at calming rising market jitters.

The lira exchanged at over 7.28 against the dollar today, a notable low, denoting a 20% decline in its incentive against the greenback this year.

Numerous financial experts state a rate climb is one of the most clear and quick instruments to forestall the lira’s emergency. Be that as it may, there are hardly any signs so far that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is instinctively contradicted to raising loan costs, will allow that to occur. Erdogan accepts that high rates cause expansion and fired the previous Central Bank lead representative, Murat Cetinkaya, the previous summer for testing the president’s unconventional perspectives.

However yearly expansion has been rising, approaching the 12% imprint, leaving genuine loan costs profoundly negative for lira contributors, thusly quickening the lira’s slide and the mass migration of unfamiliar financial specialists who feel they are not being satisfactorily remunerated for the danger of holding Turkish resources. As per Central Bank figures, unfamiliar financial specialists pulled back a record $7 billion out of the Turkish lira security advertise and $4.3 billion in Turkish values in the initial a half year of this current year.

The Central Bank has consumed several billions of dollars to keep up the lira at seven to the dollar, draining stores.

“In a bid to stop a full-on crash of the lira in world markets as in 2018, the Turkish government has forfeited its current account surplus and sold its dollar reserves to prop up the currency. This strategy is only effective if the economy can return to near normal by the end of the year, which seems unlikely given the massive hit to the tourism sector brought on by COVID,” noticed a London-based financier who intently screens Turkey and addressed Al-Monitor on state of secrecy.

“Worse still, investors are fleeing the lira and lira-denominated assets as the currency is subject to arbitrary moves by the government and the currency rates do not reflect fair value. Any return of a second wave of COVID could lead to sustained pressure on the currency, which the government will struggle to contain without massive borrowing, which would further undermine investor confidence,” the broker included.

Garo Paylan, an administrator for the restriction People’s Democratic Party who makes its financial strategies, said the Central Bank’s announcement flagged monetary fixing. “The bank is saying it will stop printing money and turn off the tap on cheap credits, which people have used to buy dollars and gold, putting more pressure on the lira.”

Paylan anticipated in a phone meet with Al-Monitor that the legislature would be compelled to raise financing costs, as it did during a comparative money smash in 2018. It would likewise need to discover outside financing past its present band-aid strategy of money trade manages nations, for example, Qatar, and that is the place it will “hit the wall,” he said.

It’s profoundly far-fetched that Turkey would look for alleviation from the International Monetary Fund in light of the injuries and investigation that would be forced by the bank on Turkey in any such arrangement. While the legislature has over and again precluded presenting capital controls, Paylan said should the administration endure in its present direction an expected sudden spike in demand for the banks could leave the administration no other option.

The London-based investor contended that there is no sign that the administration will raise loan costs since “it will increase their cost of borrowing to do that also. It would lead to household debt further increasing. It would hit the man on the street who can’t pay his mortgage or credit card. They have no grip on the economics of this.”

He concurred that the Central Bank’s announcement likely focuses to monetary fixing. “They are going to stop pumping coronavirus funds into people’s pockets and just sell reserves and so on to prop the currency up.” The financier was alluding to a heap of budgetary help measures acquainted by the administration with facilitate the monetary aftermath from the pandemic. They incorporate raising the base benefits and money help to families and delaying charge installments for ventures that are most exceedingly terrible hit by the impacts of the infection, prominently the travel industry and assembling.

Ali Babacan, a previous economy serve who quit Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party a year ago and propelled his own adversary place right gathering in March, trained in on the’s administration of the economy under Berat Albayrak, the fund priest and Erdogan’s child in-law. In comments transferred to YouTube today, Babacan stated, “The economy is the country’s gravest problem. We are discussing foreign currency exchange rates today again. We issued countless warnings. The people are paying the price of poor decisions.”

Babacan proceeded to state that the unfamiliar cash holds that had reached $136 billion at one time were presently in the negative. “When the Central Banks prints money with no reserves or assets to back it, then the deprecation in the value of the Turkish lira is inevitable.”


Here’s How Bitcoin Depot® Aims to Make Crypto Even More Accessible in 2021



Crypto ATMs or Digital Currency Kiosks (DCKs) are commonly found in areas like the U.S., Canada, and the UK. While other countries are still struggling to nail down cryptocurrency regulations, these three countries are leading the crypto-economy. A great example of this is the exponential growth of Bitcoin Depot, the largest and fastest-growing multi-cryptocurrency ATM network that is Bringing Crypto to the Masses™. 

Since 2015, the number of crypto ATMs or crypto ATMs has increased. As of June 2021, the crypto industry reported more than 22,000 crypto ATMs across the world. Bitcoin Depot, the largest of these networks, operates more than 4,000 of them across North America with more on the way.

Brandon Mintz, Founder, President, and CEO of Bitcoin Depot, explains the trends of crypto ATMs and the bright future for his  company, which has more than tripled its ATM count in the last year. Bitcoin Depot is projected to install close to 6,000 crypto ATMs by the end of 2021, and we are rooting for this progress, as these machines and cryptocurrency as a whole are here to stay and change the way we participate in financial services. 

What are Crypto ATMs? 

Crypto ATMs are just like cash ATMs, except they enable you to buy cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Depot offers a cash-to-crypto service, which means that you can get your cryptocurrency in return for cash at a physical location, which eliminates the need for online transactions. “Our crypto ATMs process the entire transaction in two minutes. This makes the act of purchasing digital assets faster than ever,” Mintz says. 

Crypto ATMs have become a part of crypto users’ daily lives, saving them from the tedious effort and delayed process of making an online purchase. This is especially true in the United States, which held 83% of the global crypto ATMs concentrated in North America in 2020. As a result of the growing demand for quick and convenient crypto transactions and the company’s exponential increase in the number of crypto ATMs installed last year, Atlanta-based Bitcoin Depot expanded its team by 130%.  

What Does The Future Hold? 

The number of crypto ATMs is anticipated to continue rising as cryptocurrency becomes  more widely accepted worldwide. “We are aiming to install up to 6,000 crypto ATMs by the end of this year, while advocating for the continued growth of the crypto-economy,” shares Mintz. 

Industry experts are expecting more banks to join the digital economy soon by opening a new chapter of acceptance for digital currencies as a standard form of payment. 

Since crypto ATMs have some significant advantages over traditional forms of payment methods, they are expected to bring about a positive contribution in the growth of cryptocurrency. “If we look at the figures, there has been an astounding growth in the installation by approximately 700% percent since 2016,” adds Mintz as he shares the plans for his company. According to a report, it is predicted that by 2023 that the crypto ATM market will be worth $144.5 million. 

Find Your Nearest Crypto ATM

As Bitcoin Depot continues to thrive, the company is introducing more accessible locations for people in North America. Over the last few months, Bitcoin Depot added thousands of new crypto ATMs throughout the US and Canada where users can instantly and securely buy Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum using cash. All you need to do is use this crypto ATM locator before heading out and visit the nearest one to complete your purchase! 

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Roosh’s partner Sergey Kartashov (Sergejs Kartasovs) about the development of AI and ML projects in the Ukrainian IT sector



Today, the best IT professionals from around the world are actively working to implement technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and neural networks into our lives. Ukrainian developers keep up with their foreign counterparts: recently, a lot of startups from this field have reached the top in the AppStore and GooglePlay world ratings. Sergey Kartashov (Sergejs Kartasovs), the Senior Partner at technology company Roosh, shared his vision of the future prospects for AI and ML technologies in Ukraine.

The modern academic community no longer classifies AI and ML technologies as theoretical ones, since they are increasingly being applied in practice. The computer games and mobile application developers are already actively using many of the existing practices. Analysts, financial institutions, and even medical institutions apply them as well.

For instance, doctors from China used the AI-based system at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. With its help, doctors could monitor compliance with quarantine restrictions by citizens of the country. Furthermore, now IT developers are focused to create services that would help diagnose various diseases as quickly and efficiently as possible, using advances from the field of Machine Learning.

As Sergey Kartashov notes, foreign investors willingly put money in the projects implementing AI and ML technologies. In 2020 alone, such projects attracted about 40% of the total investment in the IT sector. Educational projects, the development of drones, and startups from the field of medicine interest the investors the most.

So far, Ukraine cannot boast of such rapid development in the sector of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Nevertheless, Ukrainian tech companies have already proven that they are capable of creating promising high-quality AI-based projects. Moreover, according to the Senior Partner at Roosh, over the past 10 years, there have been a lot of such products on the Ukrainian market. The expert notes such startups as the text checking service Grammarly, the Viewdle’s technology capable of recognizing objects and faces in images (by the way, Google Inc bought this product to use for its own search engine), and the scoring system Scorto that the financial structures willingly use.

Roosh also has several similar products to its credit. The Reface application is among the most successful of them. The trick of this product is that a user can replace the face of an actor or singer with his or her own and become the main character in the video or GIF. The popularity of the application turned out to be so great that in the fall of 2020 it topped the App Store rating, leaving behind even such projects as TikTok, Netflix, and YouTube.

According to Sergey Kartashov, AI and ML technologies have already become an integral part of our everyday life. These developments are actively used to automatically translate and check the text, scan fingerprints on phones and tablets, and recognize faces in social networks.

The expert argues that what previously seemed an unfeasible future has already become an objective reality. And Ukraine has bright prospects in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning along with the world’s tech giants.

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Samuel Kwame Boadu is the black entrepreneur Ghanaian who is redefining access to quality education with scholarships for Africans especially Ghanaians at all levels.

Samuel Kwame Boadu with his firm SamBoad Travels & Educational Consult, department of SamBoad Business Group Limited is making it possible for Ghanaians and some African countries to achieve their set goals to further their education. Some are also achieving their dreams in other fields of education, through Samuel Kwame Boadu’s company, an education and travel consultancy firm.

Samuel Kwame Boadu, Founding CEO of SamBoad Business Group is determined to redefine education with focus on training, consulting, marketing, travel and scholarships.

Samuel Kwame Boadu commenced his consultancy with an agreement with UNIAGENTS, a platform with many affordable universities across the globe , processing over 34  eligible applicants with full and partial scholarships, before expanding operation to other areas like visa assistance and ticketing.

Samuel Kwame Boadu believes lots of people are unable to find the educational opportunities available to them but it could be made much easier.

“People do not understand that online education is the future and it is closer than we think; we intend to enlighten them and help schools better understand their operations,” he noted.

The SamBoad Travel & Educational Consult, subsidiary of SamBoad Business Group Limited, he added, wants to combat fraudulent activities of “agents” who charge students outrageous fees under the pretext of placing them in educational institutions abroad.

Notable among his educational interventions is an agreement with UNICAF that helps offer 70% to 80% scholarship for people who want to study bachelors, masters & PHD programs.

He also instituted the historic 80% scholarship project in 2019 for students through his social media platform giving over 70 students scholarship through Unicaf Scholarship to help them study online whiles working.

His company, as part of several other commitments, hosts short term seminars and professional development courses for aspiring entrepreneurs and corporate organizations in different cities in the country.

Samuel Kwame Boadu concluded by quoting an American author and entrepreneur, Brian Koslow: “If you nurture your mind, body and spirit, your time will expand. You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more.”

Samuel Kwame Boadu per comments, recommendations from applicants is one of the best Student Advisors and Students Consultant in Ghana doing the most for the working class who want to further their education online without quitting their jobs.

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