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Stunning Visualization Of The Explosion Of ICO Activity In The Last Four Years

Via Elementus.io, This graphic shows every token sale that successfully raised at least $100k, from the beginning of 2014 through the end of last month, November 2017. The bar chart at the bottom displays the total dollar amount raised in each month (details below). How big is the ICO (aka token sale) market really? It […]

Meanwhile, South Korean Industrial Production Crashes

With South Korean stocks soaring in the face of nukes from their northern neighbor and a credit-crunching China, it appears the South Korean economy just caught down to reality… South Korean Industrial Production crashed 5.9% YoY in October – the biggest plunge since Feb 2013 – driven by a 17.5% collapse in auto production. Economists […]

“It’s A Nightmare” – Chinese Bureaucrats Are Killing The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The marketing brass at L Brands are probably starting to regret their decision to hold this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show – expected to have the largest audience in the show's history – in Shanghai. As the New York Post reports, the fashion show, which takes place in two weeks and will feature  Adriana Lima, […]

World Largest Reseller Of Virtual ‘Skins’ Raises $40M With An ICO

ICO Investors are about to experience something that’s almost never happened in the brief history of the $3 billion market: An offering by a company with an actual product. Bloomberg Businessweek has managed to find the one ICO being launched to solve the rare problem that could actually benefit from decentralized, monetized tokens. The company […]

Yale Students Love The Idea Of Outlawing Halloween

Authored by Cabot Philips via CampusReform.org, This year at Campus Reform, we’ve reported extensively how college students around the country have increasingly taken offense to Halloween celebrations, often accusing various costumes of being offensive and declaring students who wear them guilty of “cultural appropriation.” At campuses around America, students have been discouraged from wearing sombreros, […]

How Times Have Changed

From the Slope of Hope: One of my favorite little books is called Hey Skinny! Great Advertisements from the Golden Age of Comic Books, which pretty much describes the contents exactly. It is a hodgepodge of cheesy ads from the mid 1940s to late 1950s for all manner of junk, and it’s eye-opening to see via […]

How Columbus Revolutionized The Global Economy

Authored by Ryan McMaken via Mises Canada, Columbus Day this year brought with it the usual acrimony, and this Salon article hit the usual talking points by declaring European settlement of the Americas to be “the most massive act of genocide” in world history. Salon quotes historian David Stannard who writes: “[O]n average, for every 20 natives alive at the […]

What if some like-minded people on ZeroHedge decided to create a new community?

“Community is not something you have, like pizza. Nor is it something you can buy. It’s a living organism based on a web of interdependencies- which is to say, a local economy. It expresses itself physically as connectedness, as buildings actively relating to each other, and to whatever public space exists, be it the street, […]

Hugh Smith: “We Need A Social Revolution”

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via PeakProsperity.com, In the conventional view, there are two kinds of revolutions: political and technological. Political revolutions may be peaceful or violent, and technological revolutions may transform civilizations gradually or rather abruptly – for example, revolutionary advances in the technology of warfare. In this view, the engines of revolution are […]