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Ayn Rand: Francisco d’Anconia’s Speech on Money

“So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Anconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who […]

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China’s Government Fuels Stablecoin Economy: Hong Kong Protesters, Singapore and Mainland Residents Flee Capital Controls

China's Government Fuels Stablecoin Economy: Hong Kong Protesters, Singapore and Mainland Residents Flee Capital ControlsA recent study published by Amun researcher, Eliézer Ndinga, shows that USD-pegged stablecoins are being leveraged in Hong Kong as “vehicles for capital control flight.” The report shows how individuals from mainland China, Singapore, and Hong Kong are moving their capital out of control by using these dollar-pegged blockchain tokens. Last week on June 9, […]

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Carl Menger: The Nature and Origin of Money

Carl Menger: The Nature and Origin of MoneyIn the early stages of trade, when economizing individuals are only slowly awakening to knowledge of the economic gains that can be derived from exploitation of existing exchange opportunities, their attention is, in keeping with the simplicity of all cultural beginnings, directed only to the most obvious of these opportunities. In considering the goods he […]

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Cash Crisis: National Currencies Plunge in the Wake of Coronavirus

Cash Crisis: National Currencies Plunge up to 25% in the Wake of CoronavirusAnnouncing an open-ended QE program Monday for unprecedented asset purchasing, the U.S. Federal Reserve has pledged to purchase assets “in the amounts needed,” signaling the beginning of a virtually unlimited easing effort which will include moving into corporate bonds for the first time.

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Sending Cash to Friends and Family Through Bitcoin ATMs Is Safer Than Crowding Bank Offices During Pandemic

Sending Cash to Friends and Family Through Bitcoin ATMs Is Safer Than Crowding Bank Offices During PandemicTransferring money over traditional channels may involve a lot of queuing in lines these days. Authorities around the world are trying to prevent large groups of people gathering in confined spaces to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus infection. Remittances are a lifeline for people in many countries and cryptocurrency ATMs provide a way […]

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DCA – The ‘Boring,’ Sensible Bitcoin Investment That Could Double Your Money in 2.5 Years

DCA - The 'Boring,' Sensible Bitcoin Investment That Could Double Your Money in 2.5 YearsDollar Cost Averaging (DCA) as a crypto investment method may not be the most thrilling way to speculate on the bitcoin price, but it is one of the most level-headed, according to proponents. Using a simple online DCA calculator, one can choose a plan for buying small amounts of bitcoin at regular intervals. While the […]

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Wielding the Tools of Liberty: Exploring Wendy McElroy’s Latest Book ‘The Satoshi Revolution’

When Satoshi Nakamoto launched the Bitcoin network, not only was the protocol a breakthrough in computer science, but it transformed the way society perceives money, economics, and freedom. “The Satoshi Revolution” written by Wendy McElroy delves into the transformative technology Nakamoto introduced 11 years ago by exploring the evolution of this new money. McElroy’s book […]

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Warren Buffett Slates Bitcoin, Denies Owning Crypto Gifted by Justin Sun

Warren Buffett Slates Bitcoin, Denies Owning Crypto Gifted by Justin Sun“I don’t have any bitcoin. I don’t own any cryptocurrency, I never will … You can’t do anything with it except sell it to somebody else.” So claimed Warren Buffet in an interview this week on CNBC. Over the course of the two-minute segment, the billionaire investor tore into bitcoin’s value proposition, and obliquely threw […]

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In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix

In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System PixBanco Central do Brasil has started testing a new payment network with the promise to offer Brazilians near instant transactions and many new services. Portrayed as a response to Bitcoin, the Pix system will be mandatory for major financial institutions to ensure wide coverage. The project aims to limit the use of paper money and […]

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Bank Closures and Withdrawal Restrictions Anger Lebanese Citizens

Bank Closures and Withdrawal Restrictions Anger Lebanese CitizensLebanese citizens have been dealing with economic hardship, as the country’s central bank imposed customer withdrawal limits last October. The problems have continued over the last two months, as ATMs have stopped dispensing cash and bank branches close doors in fear of angry clients. Regional reports disclose Lebanese bank customers often wait for hours in […]

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Why Nick Szabo Probably Isn’t Satoshi

Search online for ‘possible creators of Bitcoin’ and Bit Gold creator Nick Szabo will always appear near the top of the list. His long history in the cypherpunk space, his writings on money, digital cash, and smart contracts, and some facts about his past have often been used to create a compelling picture that he […]

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Russia’s Supreme Court Recognizes Tokens as Assets Like Money and Property

Russia’s Supreme Court Recognizes Tokens as Assets Like Money and PropertyA phenomenon like bitcoin can gain recognition, including regulatory, in many different and often unexpected ways. Governments that hesitate to accept cryptocurrencies as legal tender, sometimes validate their existence indirectly and even acknowledge they can be used for payments. Taxing crypto incomes and profits is one such example. Russia has just provided another one by […]

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The Fed’s Money Creation System Is Fueling One of the Biggest Heists in History

The Fed's Money Creation System Fuels One of the Biggest Heists in HistorySince mid-September, the Federal Reserve has injected three trillion U.S. dollars into the hands of private banks and Wall Street. Despite the fact that massive amounts of money was created out of thin air, the central bank still believes repurchase agreements (repos) are needed to tame the turbulent economy. Nearly every day the Federal Reserve […]

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Is China’s New Fascination With Blockchain Really Good for Bitcoin?

Is China’s New Fascination With Blockchain Really Good for Bitcoin?Blockchain development has kind of become an element of the party line in the world’s largest officially communist state. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping, recently told a Politburo meeting that the People’s Republic has to gain an edge in the emerging field. Some say Xi’s statement brought back the […]

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Cash Runs Dry at ATMs as Protests Escalate in Chile

Cash Runs Dry at ATMs as Protests Escalate in ChileThere’s a lot of unrest in Chile right now as the country has seen massive protests against government manipulation and an escalation of financial problems. Local reports detail a few banking establishments have been burned after customers started having issues withdrawing cash from ATMs. Issues with the bank machines that don’t work coupled with rising […]

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The Demand for Permissionless Freedom Is Just Getting Started

The Demand for Permissionless Freedom Is Just Getting StartedEvery year the world seems to be getting crazier and more people are starting to realize that it stems from oppressive government transgressions against a peaceful society. The world has noticed millions of people from France, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Indonesia and more are rising up because citizens are sick and tired of the manipulation. Because […]

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Mario Draghi Leaves European Central Bank Without Ever Raising Interest Rates

Mario Draghi Leaves ECB Without Ever Raising Interest RatesPreparing for a change at the top, the European Central Bank has decided to keep interest rates on hold and at their all-time lows. Mario Draghi, who had his last monetary policy meeting as president of the ECB, is leaving after an eight-year term during which key rates were never raised. At the subsequent press […]

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How Fiat Money Fails: Deconstructing the Government’s Paper-Thin Promise

How Fiat Money Fails: An Overview of Government's Paper-Thin PromiseFiat money has a surprisingly short lifespan. The almighty U.S. dollar currently serving as world reserve currency is not exempted, in spite of all proclamation that it cannot fail. Throughout history, fiat money has failed over and over again, where sound assets like gold have survived. Ruling out acts of god and unforeseen circumstance, the […]

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German Bank Predicts BTC at $90,000 After Next Halving

German Bank Predicts BTC at $90,000 After Next HalvingYou wouldn’t expect a traditional financial institution to come up with a very optimistic forecast about the future of a cryptocurrency or an honest appraisal of its design. But Bayern LB, a lender based in the rich German province of Bavaria, has surprised the crypto community. In a recently published research paper, the bank asks […]

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How Did You Get Into Bitcoin? Crypto Twitter Responds

How Did You Get Into Bitcoin? Crypto Twitter RespondsEverybody loves a story. When it comes to how people first got into cryptocurrency, there’s no exception. Crypto Twitter (CT) is full of humorous, thought-provoking, and unexpected tales of diving down the Satoshi rabbit hole, and the reasons for entering the space are as diverse as the people themselves. Also Read: North Korea Plans to […]

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Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted China

Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted ChinaCrypto is not illegal in China, but it is illegal for banks and financial institutions to deal in crypto. It’s also illegal to send or receive over $50,000 in fiat money without government permission. Restrictive banking regulations, international trade wars, and a surveillance state in the midst of political unrest mean that transferring money can […]

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Crypto’s Forgotten Altcoins Re-Emerge: A Look at What’s Happening

Crypto's Forgotten Altcoins Re-Emerge: A Look at What's HappeningDuring the crypto bull market of 2017, everybody was happy. It wasn’t just the BTC maximalists, BCH enthusiasts, or proponents of ETH. Privacy coins like monero were doing great, and even charity-supporting “comic relief” coins like doge were riding high. Since that enchanted time, however, the diverse class of tokens known as altcoins has somehow […]

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Greta Thunberg Joins Satoshi in Questioning Bank Bailouts

Greta Thunberg Joins Satoshi in Questioning Bank BailoutsSaving planet Earth is a noble goal with many different dimensions. Climate change needs to be addressed vigorously as our world warms up faster than ever. Economic development needs a higher degree of financial freedom to provide everyone access to opportunities and wealth. A teenager from Scandinavia, dubbed a “next generation leader,” has once again […]

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