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The Monetary Future: Currencies of the Future

The Monetary Future: Currencies of the Future | money money money | Scoop.it
Many people complain about government control of currency, but only a few do something about it. I’m not talking about movements to “audit the Fed” and such. I’m talking about real innovation that makes an end run around the government’s iron grip on the monetary system.
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FTC shuts down Butterfly Labs, the second-most hated company in Bitcoinland

FTC shuts down Butterfly Labs, the second-most hated company in Bitcoinland | money money money | Scoop.it
There was skepticism around Butterfly Labs from the beginning.
Like most bitcoin companies, the Missouri-based startup sprang up out of nowhere. In late 2011, there were rumors of a leap in the...
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PayPal Takes Baby Step Toward Bitcoin, Partners With Cryptocurrency Processors

PayPal Takes Baby Step Toward Bitcoin, Partners With Cryptocurrency Processors | money money money | Scoop.it
PayPal is teaming with Coinbase, Bitpay and GoCoin to process Bitcoin transactions for digital goods. (RT @sonnyleyba: RT #PayPal Takes Baby Step Toward #Bitcoin, Partners With Cryptocurrency Processors.
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The Student Debt Regime - Dissident Voice

The Student Debt Regime - Dissident Voice | money money money | Scoop.it


There are a number of reasons why we need to do this, but we'll focus on just one: the relation of debt to climate change, which David Graeber has already pointed out.

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Mining Roundup: Litecoin's Milestone, Lab Rat's Lawsuit and BitFury's Board Boost - CoinDesk

Mining Roundup: Litecoin's Milestone, Lab Rat's Lawsuit and BitFury's Board Boost - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it


On 15th September, litecoin – the oldest of the scrypt family of alternative digital currencies – passed an important network milestone.

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Falling Bitcoin Price Is The Perfect Storm for Centralization Of Bitcoin Mining - CryptoCoinsNews

Falling Bitcoin Price Is The Perfect Storm for Centralization Of Bitcoin Mining - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it

The backbone of the Bitcoin network is miners and full nodes. We have already seen a decrease in the amount of full nodes over the last 24 months as Bitcoin ASIC miners came on the scene in greater numbers. Bitcoin ASIC miners brought Bitcoin mining to more people as they were lower power than GPU rigs that had been the norm for quite some time prior.


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How Did the Financial Crisis Affect the U.S. Economy, Debt, Stock Market (2009)

In the U.S., persistent high unemployment remains as of December 2012, along with low consumer confidence, the continuing decline in home values and increase in foreclosures and personal bankruptcies, an increasing federal debt, inflation, and rising petroleum and food prices. In fact, a 2011 poll found that more than half of all Americans think the U.S. is still in recession or even depression, although economic data show a historically modest recovery. This could be because both private and public levels of debt are at historic highs in the U.S. and in many other countries.

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No Faith In Bitcoin? Profit From Shorting It - Investopedia

No Faith In Bitcoin? Profit From Shorting It - Investopedia | money money money | Scoop.it


We have previously written about ways to invest in bitcoin. These articles implicitly assume that bitcoin prices will rise, at least over the long term.

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Bitcoin gains support of cryptography think tank - CNET

Bitcoin gains support of cryptography think tank - CNET | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitcoin, the best known form of virtual currency, faces numerous obstacles to widespread acceptance and adoption, but a new group called Coin Center has added a voice of support.

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Bitcoin, the Greatest Scam of All Time? - National Journal

Bitcoin, the Greatest Scam of All Time? - National Journal | money money money | Scoop.it


Bitcoin is no stranger to harsh criticism from its skeptics, but now one of the world's most infamous fraudsters is piling on.

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Panic or real risk: Could bitcoin cause a crash? - CNBC

Panic or real risk: Could bitcoin cause a crash? - CNBC | money money money | Scoop.it

There can't be many financial instruments that have generated intense debate and scare stories over the past year than digital currencies such asbitcoin.

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The Student Network Taking Bitcoin to Colleges Around the Globe - CoinDesk

The Student Network Taking Bitcoin to Colleges Around the Globe - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

When Patrick Cines meets a fellow student on the campus of Pennsylvania State University, he’ll whip out his phone to show them how quickly bitcoin can be sent from one account to another.

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Bitbank Offers More Bitcoin Choices for Japanese Businesses - CoinDesk

Bitbank Offers More Bitcoin Choices for Japanese Businesses - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it


“Bitbank Inc is built with very experienced people, [who] are definitely bitcoin fanatics.

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Don't Strangle the Bitcoin Golden Goose: Spend Them

Don't Strangle the Bitcoin Golden Goose: Spend Them | money money money | Scoop.it
Don't Strangle the Bitcoin Golden Goose: Spend Them. Use bitcoin to pay and reward merchants that accept bitcoin. Help the community.
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Bitcoin: Commodity Investment or Currency?

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Compared to an average ATM, the new Bitcoin machine installed in downtown San Diego is pretty small. While it doesn't issue money it will take your cash. (Bitcoin: Commodity Investment or Currency?
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Bitcoin gains industry-backed crypto think tank Coin Center - ZDNet

Bitcoin gains industry-backed crypto think tank Coin Center - ZDNet | money money money | Scoop.it


In related news, a new theory has emerged concerning the falling price of Bitcoin, as noted by The Wall Street Journal.

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Is It Time to Invest in Bitcoin? - Wall Street Journal

Is It Time to Invest in Bitcoin? - Wall Street Journal | money money money | Scoop.it


By now, most investors have heard of bitcoin, following its phenomenal growth last year.

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MIT Students Battle State's Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner's Source Code | WIRED

MIT Students Battle State's Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner's Source Code | WIRED | money money money | Scoop.it
Four MIT students behind an award-winning Bitcoin mining tool will face off against New Jersey state authorities in court today when they attempt to fight back against a subpoena demanding their source code.
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Bitcoin Price Forecast and Beware Bitcoin Regulation - CryptoCoinsNews

Bitcoin Price Forecast and Beware Bitcoin Regulation - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it
CryptoCoinsNews Bitcoin Price Forecast and Beware Bitcoin Regulation CryptoCoinsNews Readers unfamiliar with Elliott Wave Principle can learn more at Elliott Wave International – for now let's assume that the Bitcoin price advance in this chart...
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Greenpeace USA Signs Up for Bitcoin Donations

Greenpeace USA Signs Up for Bitcoin Donations | money money money | Scoop.it
Greenpeace has announced that it will start accepting bitcoin donations through payment processor BitPay. (Add #Greenpeace to lists of charities using #bitcoin for social change!
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CEO Dorsey Says Square Will Accept Bitcoin | Bank Innovation

CEO Dorsey Says Square Will Accept Bitcoin | Bank Innovation | money money money | Scoop.it
CEO Jack Dorsey says that Square will be adding Bitcoin support to its terminals.
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Peter Thiel and David Graeber Debate Technology’s Future

Peter Thiel and David Graeber Debate Technology’s Future | money money money | Scoop.it
Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, debated barriers to technology with the anthropologist David Graeber at a forum in Manhattan.
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The Rise of Alternative Currencies

The Rise of Alternative Currencies | money money money | Scoop.it
From Zurich to Caracas, folks are thinking that financially there's got to be a better way. And there just might be.
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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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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation