Reports suggest that major American banks, including JPMorgan and Citibank, are exploring the use of crypto technology to create new payment systems that could be worth up to $5 trillion.

These banks aim to tokenize assets on blockchains in order to transform the financial industry.

Citibank’s Ryan Rugg believes that having a blockchain-based system that is consistently reliable is a top priority for the bank’s clients.

“The digital-first economy that we’re moving towards is really important. As our clients embark on this digital journey, being able to move money 24/7/365 in a programmable fashion that’s always on is what we really want to enable our clients.”

Currently, banks on Wall Street follow the “T+2” system where transactions take two days to settle and require multiple intermediaries.

However, the banks are considering moving their activity to the blockchain technology to achieve faster and more efficient transactions. According to Citi analysts, it is possible to tokenize $5 trillion worth of real-world assets using blockchain technology by 2030.

Escalation of the situation

Experts are warning that the ongoing tensions between the United States and China could have negative repercussions on the global economy. In particular, they are concerned about the impact on the US dollar’s status as the dominant currency for international trade and reserves.

If the situation worsens, it could ultimately lead to a reduction in the dollar’s market share and even the emergence of a new Cold War.

This could also result in a shift towards deglobalization in both trade and finance, potentially leading to a move away from the dollar as the primary currency for financial transactions.

There is a risk that the dollar’s dominance may be challenged due to political issues, according to JPMorgan analysts.

During a financial crisis, political conflicts can hinder the government’s ability to maintain stability in the economy. This was evident earlier this year when officials were divided over a bipartisan debt ceiling agreement.

To address this issue, President Xi Jinping implemented market-friendly changes in China to stimulate economic growth.

Analysts predict that these reforms, along with the possible relaxation of strict capital controls, could also weaken the dominance of the US dollar.

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