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As eurozone economy shrinks, govt debt loads grow - Businessweek

As eurozone economy shrinks, govt debt loads grow - Businessweek | money money money | Scoop.it

Without growth, there won't be enough tax revenue to help countries like Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal narrow their deficits and slow the expansion of their debts. Their debt burdens as a percentage of economic output, a key measure of fiscal health, look worse by the day.

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Greek coins as an origin of money we use today | Archaeology Portal

Greek coins as an origin of money we use today | Archaeology Portal | money money money | Scoop.it
If you ever wondered who invented money and when you probably at some point thought about old Greeks and guess what – you were right.
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Bitcoin in the Philippines: A Perfect Cryptocurrency Storm - CoinDesk

Bitcoin in the Philippines: A Perfect Cryptocurrency Storm - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

Many of those at Geeks on a Beach, a recent tech event in the Philippines, agreed that, two years ago, there was nothing here in terms of a startup ecosystem.

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What Real-World Problems Can Bitcoin Actually Solve Right Now? - CoinDesk

What Real-World Problems Can Bitcoin Actually Solve Right Now? - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

Though it is increasingly acknowledged by major business, investors and governments that bitcoin has the power to enable potentially world-changing financial innovations, fundamental issues are still holding back adoption.

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Bitcoin Wealth Alliance review. Is Bitcoin Wealth Alliance worth buying?

You could change your financial future forever with bitcoins! (Bitcoin Wealth Alliance: You could change your financial future forever with bitcoins!
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says it all… That's exactly who we need another type of money (although based on the Bitcoin architecture… )

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BitBeat: More Pain For Bitcoin Prices; Are Chinese Miners To Blame? - Wall Street Journal (blog)

BitBeat: More Pain For Bitcoin Prices; Are Chinese Miners To Blame? - Wall Street Journal (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it


–Bitcoin is getting hammered, marking the culmination of a rather gloomy summer in the market for the digital currency.

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Creating a 'Bitcoin Island' just off the English coast - Telegraph.co.uk

Creating a 'Bitcoin Island' just off the English coast - Telegraph.co.uk | money money money | Scoop.it


Bitcoin already has a huge number of fans on the island, including in government.

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Why the global economy is stronger than you think

Why the global economy is stronger than you think | money money money | Scoop.it
As the latest G20 meeting of finance ministers starts in Cairns, Australia, the Legion of Gloom is at it again.
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The End of the Financial Industry As We Know It - Moneynews

The End of the Financial Industry As We Know It - Moneynews | money money money | Scoop.it


Instead of fixed prices for gold and global currencies, a market-based mechanism would permit more stable monetary creation and smoother balance in the long term.

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Bitcoin 'won't go away' - ITWeb

Bitcoin 'won't go away' - ITWeb | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitcoin was created as an alternative to physical currency in January 2009, by Satoshi Nakamoto, although there are doubts as to whether this is his real name.

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Bitcoin: Magic, fraud, or 'sufficiently advanced technology'? | Action Theory

Bitcoin: Magic, fraud, or 'sufficiently advanced technology'? | Action Theory | money money money | Scoop.it

Arthur C. Clarke’s third law famously states: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” What Bitcoin makes possible can at first seem almost magical, or just impossible (and therefore most likely fraudulent or otherwise doomed). The following describes the basic technical elements behind Bitcoin and how it brings them together in new ways to make seeming magic possible in the real world.

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Bitcoin Price Goes Down? Good! - CryptoCoinsNews

Bitcoin Price Goes Down? Good! - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it


Everyone and his dog are worried about the ongoing decline in the value of Bitcoin, but I am here to tell you that 1) This is good, and 2) The trend will eventually reverse.

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Louisiana GOP Becomes First State Republican Party to Accept Bitcoin – CoinDesk | Bitcoin Peak

Louisiana GOP Becomes First State Republican Party to Accept Bitcoin – CoinDesk | Bitcoin Peak | money money money | Scoop.it

The Republican Party of Louisiana (LAGOP) is now accepting contributions in bitcoin via its official website, making it the first major state-level executive committee to turn to bitcoin payments for monetary support.

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The value of Bitcoin keeps sliding - Fortune

The value of Bitcoin keeps sliding - Fortune | money money money | Scoop.it


While many venture capitalists remain enthusiastic about the crypto-currency, this has not been a good season for Bitcoin.

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Why The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Worse Than 2008

Why The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Worse Than 2008 | money money money | Scoop.it
The Great Recession of 2008 was a painful period for a large number of individuals. In fact, many still feel repercussions, despite the fact that the recession ended nearly five years ago!
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Beyond Greed and Scarcity

He has helped developing countries improve their hard currency earnings and taught international finance at the University of Louvain, in his native Belgium.

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What Is Bitcoin's Intrinsic Value? - Investopedia

Bitcoin offers an efficient means of transferring money over the internet and is controlled by a decentralized network with a transparent set of rules, thus presenting an alternative to central bank controlled fiat money.  There has been a lot of talk about how to price bitcoin and we set out here to explore whatbitcoin's price might look like in the event it achieves some level of widespread adoption.


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Five Objections to Using Bitcoin We Should Finally Put to Rest

Five Objections to Using Bitcoin We Should Finally Put to Rest | money money money | Scoop.it
This week, we received yet another in what seems to be an endless parade of warnings, from yet another central bank or government body, about the alleged dangers of “virtual currency” – the preferred term used by such groups for digital currencies such as bitcoin (perhaps because the term “virtual” makes them seem even less real, a cross between a videogame and a rewards program gone bad).  Remarkably, the report also called out cute little Dogecoin and bent-on-compliance XRP (aka Ripple).
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Alibaba's US IPO May Have Crashed the Bitcoin Price - CryptoCoinsNews

Alibaba's US IPO May Have Crashed the Bitcoin Price - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it


The Bitcoin price has plummeted by more than $60 or 12.5% this week. Just yesterday the Bitcoin price went from 450 USD per bitcoin to $407.

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Interview With Jake Smith, Bitcoin Believer And Evangelist - Forbes

Interview With Jake Smith, Bitcoin Believer And Evangelist - Forbes | money money money | Scoop.it


If you live in China and are into Bitcoin, chances are that you have either met or heard about Jake Smith.

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Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk - Daily Beast

Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk - Daily Beast | money money money | Scoop.it

TOKYO, Japan — What was once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, filed for bankruptcy protection in February this year after disclosing that a half-billion dollars worth of virtual currency had disappeared into the blue, allegedly hacked.

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'Bitcoin Jesus' Offers Bounties to Hunt Down Hackers and Thieves | WIRED

'Bitcoin Jesus' Offers Bounties to Hunt Down Hackers and Thieves | WIRED | money money money | Scoop.it
Roger Ver is so well known for his role in the rise of the world’s most popular digital currency that some people call him “The Bitcoin Jesus.” That makes him a prime target for hackers.
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Bitcoin Price Decline Continues - CryptoCoinsNews

Bitcoin Price Decline Continues - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitcoin price action has, during the past 24-hours, seen a lower low (for decline since 21 August) established across most exchanges. Although indicators are stretched to the max, additional downside is on the cards. Analysis, below, considers the options.


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Bitcoin Shop’s Management Forgo Salaries as Share Price Tanks – CoinDesk | Bitcoin Peak

Bitcoin Shop’s Management Forgo Salaries as Share Price Tanks – CoinDesk | Bitcoin Peak | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitcoin Shop announced today that some of its management team would waive the majority of their salaries for the next six months, and that all the company’s officers had volunteered to cancel their employment contracts.

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Why Bitcoin Is Poised To Win Big In Las Vegas - Fast Company

Why Bitcoin Is Poised To Win Big In Las Vegas - Fast Company | money money money | Scoop.it


This explains why a local poker player's recent investment into bitcoin ATMs has turned so many heads.

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How Bitcoin's Banking Crunch is Holding Back US Startups - CoinDesk

How Bitcoin's Banking Crunch is Holding Back US Startups - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it
CoinDesk How Bitcoin's Banking Crunch is Holding Back US Startups CoinDesk Following its May launch, QuickCoin captured attention with its novel integration of Facebook's ubiquitous social media platform and simple bitcoin wallet technology – and...
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation