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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Featured Above:  Homepage of Yes to Cash Norway (JA til Kontanter).  The main story is about the letter to the Minister of Finance, a letter which may have lead to the first big bank rethinking of their digitization strategy.


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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has reported exactly what we have been warning about – the explosion in dollar-denominated debt outside the USA which means a rise in the dollar will see a massive debt crisis. The total volume of US dollar-denominated debt...

A vision of the future, and Amazon GO is part of the beginning of this. Do we want to go there?  Where the owners of the digital networks will be our masters?


What is the most important, humans or machines? Jeff Bezos and his Amazon make us ask this question because J...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

After nearly a year of testing - plus a few highly publicized practice runs involving reporters from a handful of influential tech media outlets like the New York Times - Amazon will open its small-format Seattle test store, dubbed “Amazon Go” on Monday.
 

The store wil...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Update 1730ET: Bitcoin briefly tumbled below $10,000.

Everything is getting crushed...

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Update 1630ET: After the US equity market closed, cryptocurrencies took another aggressive leg lower...
 

Leaving Ripple with a $1 handle - down 72% from its highs...
 

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Some nasty dark clouds are forming on the financial horizon as total world debt is increasing nearly three times as fast as total global wealth.   But, that’s okay because no one cares about the debt, only the assets matter nowadays.  You see, as long as debts are some...

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RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 7, 2018) –  On Jan. 1, a Virginia law that repeals sales taxes from some purchases of gold and silver went into effect. It represents an important first step toward encouraging its regular use as curren...

Metals investors may have missed it given the gloomy sentiment that plagued markets for much of 2017, but gold just finished its best year since 2011.


Perhaps in a year like the one just passed, 13% gains are simply not inspiring. U.S. stocks finished about 25% higher...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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The South Korean government announced new legislation today that would put increasingly tough regulations on the country’s burgeoning cryptocurrency markets. Under the legislation, Korea, which is the third largest mark...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Adding to the pressures on bitcoin early this morning, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that bitcoin users across Australia are reporting that their accounts have been abruptly frozen by the country’s “Big Four” banks. And while the banks have remained largely tight-...

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