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Crypto Currencies

Bitcoin Is a Hedge Against Government ‘Fiscal Irresponsibility’

Equities portfolio manager turned crypto fund executive Travis Kling has argued that Bitcoin (BTC) has come into its own as a unique hedge within the current macroeconomic climate. In an interview with CNN on Sept. 15, Kling argued that the specific properties of Bitcoin make it an exceptional insurance policy against monetary and fiscal irresponsibility from central banks and governments globally. He said:

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Singapore Could Embrace Bitcoin First

Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies have been the subject of several statements from government officials lately, primarily because these cryptocurrencies provide a lot of privacy. The United States, the United Kingdom, and several other government’s representatives have claimed that Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies should be limited or completely banned because these governments cannot easily spy on their citizens’ transactions. Indeed, the governments of China and India have already attempted to ban […]

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Facebook’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ Libra has Nothing to do with Bitcoin or Other Cryptocurrencies

“To grasp the implications of Libra in the wider world of cryptocurrencies, of which there are thousands, it’s vital to understand how Bitcoin operates and why its users see value in a decentralized, non-national monetary system. By highlighting how Bitcoin works alongside Libra, it’s clear that the two have about as much in common as the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy does with gold mining — or a corporate powerhouse does […]

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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority says You are Too DUMB to Understand Cryptocurrencies and Shouldn’t be Allowed to Purchase Them

It’s always nice to see our governments looking out for the best interests of their citizens but sometimes the result is smothering those citizens and removing all opportunities from them for advancing their own interests and improving their own finances and lifestyles. An article by Scott Cook in the CryptoNewsZ web site states: “Financial Conduct Authority, the financial markets regulators of the United Kingdom, has suggested a ban on crypto […]

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Libra Cryptocurrency Won’t Set Us Free, It Will Further Enslave Us to Facebook

Ok, first of all, the new Libra digital currency announced this past week by Facebook is NOT a cryptocurrency! Other than that error, an article by Kenan Malik in The Guardian web site describes several reasons why Libra is a bad idea, especially for anyone concerned with personal privacy. You can read the article at: http://bit.ly/2Ftllxp. NOTE: Lots of news services are calling the new Libra proposal a “cryptocurrency” but […]

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Opera 60 Reborn 3 promises to be Web3-ready with a Crypto Wallet and a Revamped VPN

Opera Software has released Opera 60.0, a major new version of its web browser dubbed Reborn 3. The ‘3’ is a partial reference to the browser’s support for Web3, the so-called decentralized “block-chain based internet of the future”. The new browser’s support for Web3 comes with a new Crypto Wallet to facilitate secure online identification and transactions. The browser’s free VPN service has also been overhauled along with a design […]

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Russians Found One Use for Bitcoin: Hacking the 2016 US Election

Your analysis of the candidates and the issues may have been partially influenced by fake news spread online by Russian hackers. To facilitate all this, the hackers used many modern tools, including Bitcoins, to fund their operation. The hackers allegedly used the funds to purchase the domains, servers, and accounts involved in obtaining and disseminating the stolen materials. You can read more about this news in an article by Gregory […]

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