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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 […]

Crypto-Cornucopia Part 5 – “We’ll Be Lucky To Survive On Our Own”

Authored by Dr. D via Raul Ilargi Meijer's The Automatic Earth blog, Part 1 "Bitcoin Is A Trust Machine" here. Part 2 "This System Is Garbage, How Do We Fix It?" here. Part 3 "A System With No Justice, No Order, No Rules, & No Predictability" here. Part 4 "Without It, You're Talking Mad Max" […]

EU SMBs Can Benefit from Smart Financial Regulation

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, countries all over the world suffered dire consequences. The irresponsibility of the globe’s biggest banking institutions, institutional investors, regulators, and consumers plunged economies in the United States, Europe, and Asia into a panic. The blame lies with those who exercised poor judgment in their creation and sale […]

SegWit2x’s Failure Confirms Bitcoin’s Status As Digital Gold

Authored by Darryn Pollack via CoinTelegraph.com, When 10,000 Bitcoins were used to buy two pizzas, the digital currency was a truly decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that operated across the globe instantly. Today, the price has risen nearly a million-fold, but the network is no longer quite as functional as it was back in those days. […]

“We’re Back”- China’s Largest Crypto Traders Are Relocating

How things change in crypto – in January 2017, before the crackdown by the authorities, China accounted for nearly 100% of bitcoin trading… In the “golden era” of Chinese crypto trading, mainland operators built up considerable expertise before they were forced out of business. Some of those operators of Chinese exchanges are setting up again […]

The Next Generation Of Currency Wars: Private Vs State-backed Crypto

Authored by Tho Bishop via The Mises Institute, Recently Russia announced that it will be unleashing a CryptoRuble, just a week after Vladimir Putin strongly criticized Bitcoin and other private cryptocurrencies.  When announcing the move, Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov acknowledged that it was in part inspired by the aim of getting ahead of other governments: I confidently […]

Is Blockchain-Driven Bandwidth the New Super Currency?

It may not be talked about as much anymore but bandwidth continues to be a prime commodity that powers the internet. The rise of cloud computing may have created the notion that scaling up capacity is easy whenever an app or service demands more. However, the ability to scale up doesn’t mean that computing resources […]

“Game Changer”

Authored by Paul Brodsky via Macro-Allocation.com, Investors understand that asset markets are experiencing dynamic change (think ETFs), but have not yet broadly recognized that the fundamental nature of wealth itself is changing too. Before the decline of active asset management runs its course there will be an imperative to focus on active currency management. Wealth […]

Frontrunning: August 7

Futures slightly higher after Dow’s record run (Reuters) Tillerson says U.S., Russia can settle differences (Reuters) Hot-Stock Rally Tests the Patience of Value Investors (WSJ) ‘Good Conservative’ Grassley Ramps Up His Panel’s Trump-Russia Probe (BBG) Brands Strike Back: Seven Strategies to Loosen Amazon’s Grip (WSJ) Oil slides from nine-week highs as market looks to OPEC […]

Banks Are Scheming To Dominate A Future Cashless Society

Authored by Shaun Bradley via TheAntiMedia.org, Visa recently announced its new Cashless Challenge program, which offers $10,000 to restaurants willing to transition into accepting only digital payments.  As the largest credit card processor in the U.S., it’s no surprise Visa is spearheading this campaign. Under the guise of increasing transparency and efficiency, they’ve partnered with governments around the world to help […]