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In Gold [and Bitcoin?] We Trust: Precious Metals Surge as Stocks Fall

The price of gold futures broke the $1,300 per ounce threshold for the first time since June 2018. Investors are likely moving positions to the gold markets, pushed away from stocks after recent dips. The crypto market capitalization, or the total amount invested in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is also holding nicely, showing that cryptocurrency

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The End of the First Crypto Decade

Massimo Morini is a veteran in investment banks and financial institutions including the World Bank. Some of his research on blockchain was reported here and here. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  The end of 2018 is not the end of a year. It is the end of a decade, a decade that changed the world Read more…

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Perfect Storm: Bitcoin Didn’t Exist in the Last Financial Crisis

Bitcoin has been quietly preparing for over a decade for the next market storm as a non-political alternative to the money printing pyramid. Bitcoin Separates Money and State Bitcoin was forged by the last great financial crisis of 2008 and designed to thrive in financial turmoil. “Bitcoin adoption has always been driven by bank failures, Read more…

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Cryptocurrencies Could Outperform All Other Assets in 2019

As other asset markets, particularly the stock markets, enter a bear market some believe cryptocurrencies have a chance at being the best performing asset class next year. Travis Kling, a self-proclaimed ex-equities portfolio manager who “fell down the crypto rabbit hole” and is now heading up the cryptocurrency asset management firm Ikigai, tweeted today: Crypto

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Pro-Bitcoin Ron Paul: It’s Time to Abolish Federal Reserve, Embrace Tax-Free Crypto

Retired US Congressman Ron Paul — a bitcoin skeptic turned proponent — reiterated his calls to abolish the Federal Reserve shortly after it raised the baseline interest rate a quarter of a percentage point, to a range of 2.25% to 2.5%. This is the fourth time that the Fed — the central banking system of the United

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Stablecoin Project of Basis Confirms that it Is Shutting Down Due to Regulatory Hurdles

Just yesterday, the crypto and investor communities woke up to news that the highly anticipated stablecoin project of Basis was ceasing operations and returning a majority of its funds to investors. Backed by Bain Capital Ventures, GV, Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Ventures, Stanley Druckenmiller, Polychain Capital and more, Basis was meant to utilize its one of a kind Read more…