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Bitcoin – Millennials Fake Gold

I’ve been asked about Bitcoin a lot lately. I’ haven’t written anything about it because I find myself in an uncomfortable place in agreeing with the mainstream media: It’s a bubble. Bitcoin started out as what I’d call “millennial gold” – the young (digital) generation looked at it as their gold substitute. Bitcoin is really […]

Bitcoin Futures Race: Will Bitcoin Cash Lure the Crowd?

  Bitcoin is making quite a name for itself. Once understood as a niche financial product intended to facilitate peer to peer (P2P) transactions, Bitcoin has skyrocketed more than 1,000% to become one of the most valuable and coveted commodities on earth. As a result, Bitcoin is attracting attention from mainstream financial institutions including Goldman […]

Expect Desperate, Insane Behavior From Government In 2018 – Part 2

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The financial crisis of 2008/09 was the most significant event to happen in my lifetime. That event, coupled with the deeply unethical and corrupt response to it, led to a direct delegitimization of governments and institutions worldwide. It’s precisely this self-inflicted destruction of credibility which opened up […]

Will The Blockchain Render This Multibillion-Dollar Industry Obsolete?

Blockchain technology is on the cusp of disrupting another billion-dollar industry that most Americans (particularly members of the millennial generation) rarely think about: Boring old title insurance. Since the blockchain technology craze swept the US in 2015, technologists working to pinpoint new use-cases for the technology have been squawking about its potential to revolutionize how […]

Gold vs. Bitcoin: Goldman Sachs Weighs In

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, I write and speak a lot on gold. In contrast – and this surprises some people – bitcoin is my least favorite topic. I’m made my views known many times. Still, interviewers love to get into the “gold versus bitcoin” debate. I continually get dragged into discussing […]

Why Is Amazon Meeting With Banking Regulators?

While the financial media has been preoccupied with the idea that the banking business is at risk of being “Amazon’d” by the blockchain, the banks themselves are worried about being “Amazon’d” by…well…Amazon… Or at least they should be, as American Banker’s Lalita Clozel explains in a piece tracing large tech companies’ attempts to forge ties […]

China’s ICO Crackdown Boosts Hong Kong’s Hopes Of Becoming Blockchain Hub

China’s decision to shutter digital-currency exchanges based on the mainland, a strategy meant to extinguish the rampant fraud and abuse associated with initial coin offerings, or ICOs, is brightening Hong Kong's hopes of asserting itself as a hub for blockchain technology. As Bloomberg reports, while China has at least nominally embraced blockchain technology – even […]

Will China Use Blockchain To Collect Taxes?

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, The Chinese government listed blockchain in its “Thirteenth Five-Year” National Informatization Plan from 2015, and since that time the nation has been working diligently toward the incorporation of the technology into daily life. China has just announced that it will use blockchain technology for social taxation and the issuing of electronic invoices. The government’s announcement that […]

Visa Is Hiring An Ethereum Blockchain Engineer

For all those hardcore ethereum bugs who got stopped out at $13 during last week’s 96% flash crash (and in some cases as low as $0.10) we have some good news: Visa wants to hire a BlockChain engineer who is “experienced with Ethereum and blockchain architecture to be a part of team tasked with building […]

As Bitcoin Surges To Record High, China Prepares Its Own Digital Currency

Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Bitcoin hit an all-time high over $1200 today. Traders are happy because the SEC is expected to rule on a Bitcoin ETF by March 11. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports China Is Developing its Own Digital Currency.  After assembling a research team in 2014, the People’s Bank of China has done […]