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Icelandic Economics: The Prophetical Talents of the Central Bank of ...

Icelandic Economics: The Prophetical Talents of the Central Bank of ... | money money money | Scoop.it
The Central Bank of Iceland upped its policy rates by 25 points yesterday to 6.0%. Quite frankly, I think they made a bad situation worse by doing so when it comes to the outflow of capital out of the economy and the exchange rate of the krona. But that's another story that I'm going to analyse later.
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Bill Gates Responds On Bitcoin: We Do Not Use Bitcoin and Here's Why - CryptoCoinsNews

Bill Gates got an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit now and was questioned by dirtbikerr450 on Bitcoin for 3 hours ago. He has recently said that Bitcoin isn’t good enough alone. The Reddit user asked:

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The Resurgence of Local Currency

The Resurgence of Local Currency | money money money | Scoop.it
To shift to a sustainable and regenerative economy, examining the underpinnings of our existing systems is essential. Local currencies are a great place to begin to make real change.
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Economist: SYRIZA Could Lead to Grexit or a Better Future for the Euro

Economist: SYRIZA Could Lead to Grexit or a Better Future for the Euro | money money money | Scoop.it
The demand for a debt cut and end to austerity by the new Greek government is a big challenge for German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has set up the austerity path for Europe.
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The game is up. It's time for Greece to leave the eurozone and move on - Telegraph.co.uk

The game is up. It's time for Greece to leave the eurozone and move on - Telegraph.co.uk | money money money | Scoop.it
The stand-off between Greece and the rest of the eurozone will escalate, neither side will blink and the country will default
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Germany succumbs to Europe's deflationary crisis - Telegraph.co.uk

Germany succumbs to Europe's deflationary crisis - Telegraph.co.uk | money money money | Scoop.it
The euro area's economic titan has joined the rest of the currency bloc, and has entered deflation in January, for the first time since October 2009
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Can Cryptosigma do for Consumers What BitPay did for Bitcoin Merchants?

Can Cryptosigma do for Consumers What BitPay did for Bitcoin Merchants? | money money money | Scoop.it
Singapore-based Bitcoin exchange Cryptosigma has developed multi-signature desktop and mobile wallets that are set to ease users’ fears common at this stage of development in cryptocurrency.
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Greece’s Feisty Finance Minister Tries a More Moderate Message

Greece’s Feisty Finance Minister Tries a More Moderate Message | money money money | Scoop.it
Yanis Varoufakis, a self-described “erratic Marxist,” says that renegotiating Greek debt needn’t be a “yes or no, take it or leave it” situation.
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Greece and the euro's future - The Economist

The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Sign in to read: The bitcoin rush: Pioneers on the financial frontier - tech - 29 January 2015 - New Scientist

Sign in to read: The bitcoin rush: Pioneers on the financial frontier - tech - 29 January 2015 - New Scientist | money money money | Scoop.it

An Israeli cyber intelligence analyst claims that ISIS is using the dark web and bitcoin for recruitment and fundraising. Unregulated system “gaps” could indeed be exploited by terrorists seeking refuge in the anonymous network, experts say.

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ZapChain Interview with Andreas Antonopoulos, Author of Mastering Bitcoin

For episode 4 of the ZapChain bitcoin show we sat down with Andreas Antonopoulos, author of "Mastering Bitcoin".
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The Bitcoin big bang : how alternative currencies are about to change the world (ebook)

The Bitcoin big bang : how alternative currencies are about to change the world (ebook) | money money money | Scoop.it
Author: Brian Kelly A guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. This book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to explain how this transformative technology is about to change the world. ...
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Bitcoin exchange claims it is 'regulated,' but not in California - SFGate

Bitcoin exchange claims it is 'regulated,' but not in California - SFGate | money money money | Scoop.it
Coinbase promised investors a modicum of security in the nascent bitcoin market this week when the San Francisco startup opened what it calls the first regulated U.S. trading post for the digital currency.
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ISIS fundraising in US via bitcoin – report

An Israeli cyber intelligence analyst claims that ISIS is using the dark web and bitcoin for recruitment and fundraising. Unregulated system “gaps” could indeed be exploited by terrorists seeking refuge in the anonymous network, experts say.
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USAA sees bright future for bitcoin technology - San Antonio Business Journal

USAA sees bright future for bitcoin technology - San Antonio Business Journal | money money money | Scoop.it
USAA recently took part in a multimillion-dollar investment deal backing bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase.
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The Winklevoss Brothers on Gemini, the 'NASDAQ of Bitcoin' - CoinDesk

In a new interview with CoinDesk, investors and entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss discuss their newly revealed bitcoin exchange project, Gemini.
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Can Bitcoin be the Solution To Greece's Deep Rooted Problems? - newsBTC

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Can Bitcoin be the Solution To Greece's Deep Rooted Problems?
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Who Is Yanis Varoufakis? And Does it Matter? - AllAboutAlpha.com (blog)

Who Is Yanis Varoufakis? And Does it Matter? - AllAboutAlpha.com (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

According to his twitter account, Yanis Varoufakis has been “quietly writing obscure academic texts for years, until thrust onto the public scene by Europe’s inane handling of an inevitable crisis.” He is on the scene because the coalition government emerging from the Greek elections has named him that country’s new finance minister.

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Adam Smith on the financial crisis

Adam Smith on the financial crisis | money money money | Scoop.it

TIRED of lightweights bickering over the financial crisis and its aftermath? Of economic upheaval becoming merely fodder for intellectually dishonest political campaigns? Wonder what biggest thinkers might have to say? Our efforts to consult the giants of economics have been hampered by an unfortunate fact: many of the most important ones are not only dead, but they died long before governments and central banks began to concoct such unconventional policy tools such as quantitative easing. That explains their absence from the argument—so far.

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Commodities and currencies: the uneven link - Financial Times

Commodities and currencies: the uneven link - Financial Times | money money money | Scoop.it
It’s a common assertion on Wall Street: when the dollar strengthens, commodity prices soften. The logic makes sense. Most internationally traded commodities are priced in US dollars, as are benchmark futures such as Brent crude oil.
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65% Of Americans Have No Idea What Bitcoin Is, What Are You Even Saying - Gizmodo

65% Of Americans Have No Idea What Bitcoin Is, What Are You Even Saying - Gizmodo | money money money | Scoop.it
Most Americans have no idea what Bitcoin is. A survey from Bitcoin organization Coin Center using Google Consumer Surveys showed 65% of respondents call themselves "not familiar at all" with Bitcoin.
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Bitcoin Price Is a Distraction: WSJ Columnist Casey - Bloomberg

Bitcoin Price Is a Distraction: WSJ Columnist Casey - Bloomberg | money money money | Scoop.it
Jan. 28 -- Wall Street Journal Senior Columnist Michael Casey and Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton discuss the future and technology of bitcoin. They speak on “Market Makers.”
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Euro drops below 75p as Syriza party triumphs in Greek elections - Daily Mail

Chancellor George Osborne urged Greece's new leaders to act 'responsibly', warning that the institutions of the eurozone are 'not working well enough', which has an impact on the UK.
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Winklevoss twins: Bitcoin will explode beyond $1 trillion - CNNMoney

Winklevoss twins: Bitcoin will explode beyond $1 trillion - CNNMoney | money money money | Scoop.it
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss aren't worried about Bitcoin's recent struggles. They believe the cryptocurrency could explode to a $1 trillion market.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation