This is the audio (from my iPhone) of my talk "The History, Meaning, and Future of Legal Tender," from the Crypto-Currency Conference: Bitcoin and the Future of Money (Atlanta, Oct. 5, 2013). Slides below. Video/professional audio to be released late
The U.S. government will treat Bitcoin as property for tax purposes, applying rules it uses to govern stocks and barter transactions, the Internal Revenue Service said in its first substantive ruling on the issue.
GHash.IO, a particularly powerful organization of Bitcoin miners, turns out to have at times controlled more than half of all Bitcoin mining activity—a development that some think poses a new threat to the system.
For the first time in Bitcoin's history, a single entity repeatedly provided more than half of the total computational power required to mine new digital coins, signaling the end of the crypto currency's decentralized structure.
Brett Scott has written an excellent review of the Bitcoin phenomenon as it relates to government regulation and international affairs. He evidently has looked closely into developments in the crypto-currency world.
From "why did Nixon sever the link between currencies and gold?" to "is war good for the economy?" Mike Maloney's tour de force through 140 years of gold, silver, and monetary farce is indispensable as major parts of the world enter a de-dollarizatio
The Russians are actually making a move against the petrodollar.
Mike Maloney (of The Hidden Secrets of Money) has demonstrated that that every 30-40 years the world has an entirely new global monetary system...
Russian companies are preparing to switch contracts to renminbi and other Asian currencies amid fears that western sanctions may freeze them out of the US dollar market, according to two top bankers.
Never in my 30+ year career as a market observer have I seen so many out on a limb which is about to be SAWED OFF.
Following Obama and Putin's "caught on tape" meeting Vine'd by the French President, we can't help but wonder if the Russian leaders comments were something akin to "this is not over yet."
Apple tossed a bone to the world's bitcoin services this week. But not all of them are reaching for it.
Erik Voorhees will pay more than $50,000 for raising money — in Bitcoin — for social media marketing and gambling companies that ran on the digital currency.
When an economy is healthy, there is lots of buying and selling and money tends to move around quite rapidly.
Will It Be a False Flag Attack Or a Currency Collapse?
Influential financial publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes is out with a new warning that the U.S. faces an economic catastrophe due to the Federal Reserve's loose dollar policy, and returning to a strict "gold standard" is the on
Humans have been using gold as a store of value for millennia. The earliest pure gold coins date to about 560 B.C. in what is now Turkey. Gold coins proliferated for many reasons: The metal is shiny, durable, malleable, easy to test for authenticity,
Sanction threats against Russia sent shock waves of panic across the world of investment. There's still those who still believe in the prospects of the Russian economy, despite the political turmoil.
After a long period where it was just sitting in the mid-$400s, the digital currency is rising again.
The de-dollarization escalates.
Mario Draghi may have lied to Zero Hedge when saying there was no European "Plan B" (or Z), but he was right when he said that there has been a "vast amount of political capital that has been invested into the Euro."
Russia and China are planning to increase the volume of direct payments in mutual trade in their national currencies, according to a joint statement on a new stage of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation signed during high-level talks
Dollar on the Brink of Disaster-John Williams
The Dogecoin community is on its way to making "To the Moon" a reality.
Dr. Marc Faber is an international investor known for his uncanny predictions and memory of the stock and futures markets around the world.
Despite popular belief, very few things in our world are exactly what they seem.
China will re-open the old Silk Road as a new trading route linking Germany, Russia and China
U.S. automaker Ford has halted operations in Venezuela on Monday due to a lack of foreign currency to import parts for assembly, workers at its plant said.
Gerald Celente, publisher and founder of the Trends Research Journal and avowed political atheist, speaks with WLW radio on April 30th.
Historically, politicians have always fought for the power to create money out of thin air, so they can increase their spending without having to directly increase taxes.