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Currencies

Monday, August 14, 2023

BRICS, CBDCs, and Misdirection - with a Personal Perspective / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Andy_Sutton

The first portion of this piece, pertaining to personal experience with a political dissident is written entirely by Andy Sutton. The rest of the report is co-authored as is the case with much of the recent 'My Two Cents' work.

As a young first-year graduate student in 1997, I was required to take a class called 'Banking and Monetary Policy'. As I registered, the course itself sounded rather interesting - my undergraduate work had been in the field of what is now called Molecular Biology. It was an introductory course, taught by a professor who was in exile from South Africa.

The professor (name withheld) had been involved with that country's central bank at a moderately high level and had spoken out rather loudly against Apartheid. Facing the very real threat of either prison or execution, the professor sought political asylum in several countries. By a mere twist of fate, I had the honor of sitting under some of the best teaching I've ever experienced thanks to these unfortunate circumstances, full stop.
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Currencies

Monday, September 13, 2021

Why every serious investor should be focused on blockchain technology / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Stephen_McBride

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Fears about the Delta variant. Inflation’s making a comeback. There’s chaos in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq and S&P 500 just struck record highs.

Investors are confused. And I don’t blame them. Negativity is dominating the news. And you’ve got so-called “experts” on TV claiming this stock market bubble is about to pop.

I want our readers to focus on the BIG PICTURE.

Hands down, today is the most exciting time to be an investor since the mid-1990s, when the dot-com boom was just starting.

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Politics

Sunday, August 29, 2021

CENTRALIZATION, BLOCKCHAIN and DECENTRALIZATION / Politics / BlockChain

By: Raymond_Matison

Brief history of centralization

One important but mostly uncomplimentary history of man is recorded through his activities in war.  Thousands of years ago large marauding bands of tribesmen descended on small communities or villages pillaging or killing its inhabitants.  As centuries of time passed, small communities coalesced to become larger villages, some of which eventually expanded and grew to become city states or petty kingdoms.          

In 480 B.C. Xerxes invaded Greek city states, but after taking Athens had to retreat. As William McNeil, author of his magnificent book “The Rise of the West” states: “free men organized into city-states need fear no military danger from without”.  This early centralization of men and weapons protected cities from conquest at that time.  The concept of certain centralization and its benefits became acknowledged and gained momentum over future centuries.  In the seventeenth century, after the 30 year war, new legal principles for states and sovereignty were established in 1648.  Under the new Westphalian system, states would exist with agreed-upon borders as each state’s sovereignty was recognized by others.  This became another historical benchmark for increasing centralization.

Over the next several centuries, the so called industrial revolution with its centralization of production and factories provided heretofore unforeseen job and income opportunities for the general populace, further rapidly accelerating growth of cities and population movement from rural to urban areas.   Increased production and worker incomes spurred sales providing useful products to the masses, and profits creating a dramatic centralization of wealth and power for these owners of productive facilities. 

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Currencies

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

How NFTs Are Shaking Up Arts Trading / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Adam_Walker

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Currencies

Monday, April 19, 2021

YuanPay Team Discuss The Process Of Crypto Diversification / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Mark_Adan

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Companies

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Trying to Buy Coinbase Stock on IPO Day - Institutional Investors Freeze out Retail Investors / Companies / BlockChain

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The institutional investors froze out the retail investors, I tried to buy the stock around a target price of about $350 for the first half hour of trading without success, no stock available as my following video illustrates. I view coinbase as a high risk long-term all or nothing stock, if you don't understand what that means then first read my recent article in-depth analysis on how to invest in high risk stocks (How to Invest in HIGH RISK Tech Stocks for 2021 and Beyond) that has first been made available to patrons who support my work.

So coinbase closed at $328, which is better than if it closed at $428, though in the long-run the current price should not make much difference, i.e. if the price increases 10 fold or goes to zero so the few percent difference does not matter much at the start in ones high risk investment that gives exposure to a crypto stock that should be still around a decade from now and unlike crypto currencies can be held within a tax free wrapper such as an ISA or SIPP.

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Currencies

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Litecoin and Bitcoin-Which Is Better? / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Umer_Mahmood

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Currencies

Saturday, April 03, 2021

What can you buy with cryptocurrencies? / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Sumeet_Manhas

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Companies

Thursday, March 25, 2021

3 Ways To Play The Trillion-Dollar Crypto Boom / Companies / BlockChain

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Companies

Monday, March 22, 2021

The No.1 Crypto Stock for 2021? / Companies / BlockChain

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Currencies

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

US Fed Grilled about Its Unsound Currency, Digital Currency Schemes / Currencies / BlockChain

By: MoneyMetals

As financial markets gyrated this week, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell touted the U.S. dollar as a form of “sound money.” More on that incredible take in a moment. 

But first, let’s review this week’s market action.

Inflation fears helped drive another spike in long-term bond yields, and by Thursday that began to spook Wall Street. The Treasury market is now off to one of its roughest starts to a year on record. As a result, calls are mounting for the Fed to up its bond purchases.

A steepening yield curve is helping to depress precious metals prices. Rising real interest rates tend to be negative for the gold market.

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Currencies

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Janet Yellen Re: Cryptocurrencies and Terrorists / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Kelsey_Williams

In comments made during her confirmation hearing last month, Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen said that transactions in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, were used “mainly for illicit financing” and suggested that lawmakers and regulators curtail their use due to terrorism concerns.

Here are the statements she made in response to a question from Sen. Maggie Hassan, who asked Yellen during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday about the dangers of terrorists using cryptocurrencies:

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Currencies

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Cryptos: 5 Simple Strategies to Catch the Next Opportunity / Currencies / BlockChain

By: EWI

Dear Reader,

The key to success in cryptos is to approach this wild market in a way that insulates you from the hype, frenzy and rumors -- and helps you act when others flounder.

How? By using a proven market-forecasting methodology that can analyze price trends in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin objectively and clearly.

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Currencies

Monday, December 07, 2020

FREE Crypto Trading Learning Event NOW! / Currencies / BlockChain

By: EWI

Dear Reader,

"Breathtaking" is a fitting word to describe Bitcoin's surge from the March lows near $3,500 to the recent high near $20,000.

You probably want to know how much upside is left -- if any.

Our friends at Elliott Wave International can help -- free.

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Currencies

Saturday, November 28, 2020

BLOCKCHAIN INVESTMENT PRIMER / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Raymond_Matison

Most people have added at least two new words to their vocabulary in the last decade – Bitcoin and blockchain, even if their understanding of these terms is far from complete.  Perhaps they have been also exposed to the terms “distributed ledger technology” and “cryptocurrency” - with comparable lack of understanding.  Yet all these terms will command increasing attention as investing in future technology will require understanding of these terms, and familiarity with the diversity of these emergent technologies.

These terms represent the language of new investment opportunities, similarly to the formerly new investment terms of more than a decade ago, such as integrated circuits, internet, email, on-line account, Google, and Amazon.  This new technology is developing now, and there already are some investment opportunities at this time, but multiple more opportunities will develop over the next decade – just as they did when computing and internet continued to develop over time.

A clunky brick-sized telephone of the 1980s eventually gave rise to a “smart phone” and the attendant gargantuan investment returns on Apple, and other related technology stocks.  Similarly, yet unknown and undeveloped opportunities will profit those who understand the blockchain technology and its evolution and use.  This article is to provide a general understanding of various emerging technologies which may introduce useful services to consumers that can evolve into attractive investment products.

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Currencies

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Things you Should know before Trade Cryptos / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Sumeet_Manhas

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Companies

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Application of Blockchain Technology in the COVID-19 Response / Companies / BlockChain

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Currencies

Monday, June 22, 2020

It’s Time for Private Cryptocurrency Boards / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Steve_H_Hanke

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, currencies around the world took a deep dive. To name but a few casualties: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. Not only have the currencies in these countries plunged, but the burden of their foreign debts has soared. Exchange-rate instability is a curse.

Indeed, currency instability, banking crises, soaring inflation, sovereign-debt defaults, and economic booms and busts all have a common source: exchange-rate instability. The ills induced by exchange-rate instability bring with them calls for policy changes. Karl Schiller, the German Finance Minister from 1966 until 1972, understood this simple fact. Schiller’s mantra was clear and uncompromising: “Stability is not everything, but without stability, everything is nothing.” Well, Schiller’s mantra is my mantra.

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Currencies

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Digital “Fedcoin” May Be Coming… And It Would Be Terrifying / Currencies / BlockChain

By: MoneyMetals

Cryptocurrencies are based on blockchain technology that allows for de-centralized peer-to-peer transactions to take place outside the government-controlled banking system.

Backers of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin tout their privacy advantages and resistance to inflation due to their strictly limited quantities.

But what if this free-market innovation were co-opted to achieve opposite ends – centralized tracking of every transaction with no possibility of escaping digital devaluations?

That’s what some central bankers are ultimately aiming for by replacing paper cash with their own digitized, monopolized currencies.

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Currencies

Sunday, November 17, 2019

All You Need To Know About Cryptocurrency / Currencies / BlockChain

By: Sumeet_Manhas

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