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Is This Why The Status Quo Disdains Bitcoin? – The “Wrong People Are Getting Rich”

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The wrong people--rebels, outsiders, nerds and techies-- got on the cryptocurrency boat while their insider/rentier "betters" blew it and are now raging bitterly onshore. The psychology of money, wealth and speculative manias is endlessly fascinating. Most of what's written on these subjects focus on the process of building wealth as if it were a quasi-science rather than a psychologically driven process. Only speculative...

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Are The Banksters Creating Their Own Cryptocurrency Called “Utility Settlement Coin”?

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Independently-controlled cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin may or may not survive in the long run, but blockchain technology is definitely here to stay.  This technology has revolutionized how digital financial transactions are conducted, and it was only a matter of time before the big boys began to adopt it.  Previously, I have written about how the Washington Post is hyping something known as...

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Bubble Watch: The Fed KNOWS We’re in a 1999-Type Mania…

The Fed raised rates another 0.25% the week before last. This marks the 5th rate hike since the Fed embarked on its policy tightening in December 2015 and the fourth rate hike in the last 12 months. The Fed’s latest statement also indicates it plans on raising rates three more times in 2018. It is easy to gloss over the significance of this, but the Fed’s actions are indeed unusual; other major Central Banks (the Swiss National Bank, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank and Bank...

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Charles Hugh Smith Explains “Why I’m Hopeful”

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, A more human world lies just beyond the edge of the Status Quo. Readers often ask me to post something hopeful, and I understand why: doom-and-gloom gets tiresome. Human beings need hope just as they need oxygen, and the destruction of the Status Quo via over-reach and internal contradictions doesn't leave much to be happy about. The most hopeful thing in my mind is that the Status Quo is devolving from its internal contradictions and...

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Bitcoin Breakdown: How-to, Step by Step

Third part in a series. Part 1, Part 2  Article First Appeared on HedgeAccordingly.com By @sellputs Merrrrrrrrrry Bitmas! Bitcoin has been crashing like a Bad Santa all week long—it had surged up to $19,856 last Monday and had plunged as low as $11,590 by Friday, bouncing back up to $14k and change. So anyone who bought bitcoin last Monday is still smarting, and those who bought below $12k yesterday are feeling just plain smart. Either way, this column will tell you how...

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Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt Steps Down From Executive Chairman Role

After 17 years in senior leadership at the "Do No Evil" shop, Eric Schmidt is stepping down from his executive chairman role at the internet behemoth... After ten years as CEO and seven as Executive Chairman, I can’t wait to dive into the latest in science, technology, and philanthropy. I look forward to working with Larry and Sergey on our future here at Alphabet. https://t.co/nVnZqMEHoI — Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) December 21, 2017 He will become a technical adviser to...

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The Most Important Rate in the World Just Broke a 20-Year Trendline

The bond market is talking, but no one is listening. As I explain in my bestselling book The Everything Bubble: the Endgame For Central Bank Policy, the yield on the 10-Year US Treasury bond is the single most important interest rate in the financial system. This is the “risk free” rate of return… the rate against which ALL risk is measured (stocks, commodities, corporate bonds, mortgages, etc). With that in mind, take a look at the following chart. As you can see, the...

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How The Asset Bubble Could End – Part 2

Authored by Pater Tenebrarum via Acting-Man.com, Read Part 1 here... Contradictory Signals Special antennae that help traders catch upcoming opportunities. Available from the same outfit that sells the soup-cooling spoon (Acme Inc).   There is just one more positioning indicator we want to mention: after surging by around $126 billion since March of 2016, NYSE margin debt has reached a new all time high of more than $561 billion. The important point about this is that margin debt...

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Is Bitcoin The Answer?

Authored by Paul Tustain via BullionVault.com, Governments have abused and distorted our money. How about a 'Bitcoin standard'...? THIS is a subsection of a book that's coming later. It seemed worth publishing now,  writes Paul Tustain, founder and chairman of BullionVault and co-founder of WhiskyInvestDirect. What is money? Strangely, for something with which we are all so familiar, not one person in a thousand could explain what money really is where it...

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World’s Largest Oil-Pipeline Company Uncovers Illegal Crypto Mining Operation

The world’s largest oil pipeline company has a cryptocurrency problem. According to Reuters, officials at Transneft revealed that somebody  - presumably an employee - used the company’s computers for the unauthorized mining of Monero, the world’s eleventh-largest digital currency with a market capitalization of nearly $5 billion. Comments from company officials seem to suggest that illegal crypto mining was discovered on more than one occasion. “Incidents where...

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