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F*ckin’ Europe. Again.

F*ckin’ Europe. Again. | money money money | Scoop.it

For the fourth year running, the Anti-Tranquility League (you know them as the 17 heads of state for Euro Zone nations, the IMF, the ECB and assorted members of several Duran Duran cover bands as well as the European Union) have collaborated yet again on another spring-ruining science fair volcano of bickering bullshit. Not content with the now-mundane pageant of street riots and firebombs they've treated us to in 2010, 2011 and 2012, they've come back this year with a whole new revue - kicking things off with an almost willful attempt at fomenting the possibility of a major bank run across the entire southern periphery.

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Buiter on gold, Bitcoin and subjective value - FT Alphaville (registration)

Someone once wisely said, "if you love something, let it go.
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Bitcoin transactions do not protect user’s IP address, transactions can be tracked in real-time - Bing News

Bitcoin transactions do not protect user’s IP address, transactions can be tracked in real-time - Bing News | money money money | Scoop.it
BitcoinAgile.com - Real-Time News and Live Market Data. The best place to find most recent news on digital currencies. Bringing news to you from more than 3,000 news portals, blogs, forums and bitcoin communities.
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Bitcoin laid bare: Boffins beat anonymity - Register

Bitcoin laid bare: Boffins beat anonymity - Register | money money money | Scoop.it
Up to 60 per cent of transactions can be linked to IPs
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Decentral Launches Bitcoin Talk Show and Video Channel - CoinDesk

Decentral Launches Bitcoin Talk Show and Video Channel - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it
Toronto-based startup hub Decentral has rebranded, launching a video news and dashboard site devoted to decentralized technology information.
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How to Start a Community Currency

How to Start a Community Currency | money money money | Scoop.it
“Banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies...The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." - Thomas Jefferson “Let me issue and control a nation’s money...
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States Differ On Need For Bitcoin Oversight

States Differ On Need For Bitcoin Oversight | money money money | Scoop.it
A growing number of businesses have embraced the idea of bitcoin in Texas, where the nation's first ATMs catering to the currency were installed earlier this year.
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De-Dollarization? ​'BRICS System' – Healthy Alternative to 'Defunct Dollar System' - Center for Research on Globalization

De-Dollarization? ​'BRICS System' – Healthy Alternative to 'Defunct Dollar System' - Center for Research on Globalization | money money money | Scoop.it
The BRICS Bank marks a major step to de-dollarization, and a new monetary system. It should replace the Western-dominated “predatory casino scheme” that has contributed to world wars and “economic ...
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Bitcoin Surges To New USD Record High (+100% In 7 Days) | Zero Hedge

Bitcoin Surges To New USD Record High (+100% In 7 Days) | Zero Hedge | money money money | Scoop.it
A week after spiking above $900, before dropping 50% in the following 48 hours amid last week's Senate hearings, Bitcoin has recovered the losses (i.e. doubled) and is now trading at record high levels against the USD - $930 on Mt.Gox.
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ZDNet’s Ken Hess Attacks Bitcoin as ‘Illegal’

ZDNet’s Ken Hess Attacks Bitcoin as ‘Illegal’ | money money money | Scoop.it
The breaking news on Reddit today is an article by Ken Hess, “reporter” for ZDNet. The Reddit community seems to be in panic mode about Hess’s report that the United States Senate is poised to make Bitcoin illegal.
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Bitcoin Is the Next Chapter in the History of Money

Bitcoin Is the Next Chapter in the History of Money | money money money | Scoop.it
Since the dawn of money, money has had three major eras: commodity money, representative money and fiat money.
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Newegg Bitcoin Only Deals to Look For On Bitcoin Black Friday - CryptoCoinsNews

Newegg Bitcoin Only Deals to Look For On Bitcoin Black Friday - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it
Newegg is celebrating Bitcoin Black Friday with special Newegg Bitcoin only deals which highlight Bitcoin’s superiority as a medium of exchange.
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Developed economies are not suffering from the consequences of a financial crash, but from a structural crisis of neoliberal capitalism

Developed economies are not suffering from the consequences of a financial crash, but from a structural crisis of neoliberal capitalism | money money money | Scoop.it
Several economies across the world, including the UK, which saw the Bank of England cut growth forecasts this week, continue to show only weak signs of recovery from the financial crisis which bega...
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Bitcoin Volatility: Are Alt Coins Taming the Beast? - Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin Volatility: Are Alt Coins Taming the Beast? - Bitcoin Magazine | money money money | Scoop.it
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Bitcoin Volatility: Are Alt Coins Taming the Beast?
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Looking at charts showing the price of bitcoin over time is like looking at a child's crude attempt to draw the world's craziest roller-coaster.
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The Future of Money. Bernard Lietaer 2012 Time for Change Presents Part2 - YouTube

The Future of Money. Bernard Lietaer 2012 Time for Change Presents Part2
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Origin of "Penny Wise and Pound Foolish," and Some of History's Other Most Insightful Quotes about Money

Origin of "Penny Wise and Pound Foolish," and Some of History's Other Most Insightful Quotes about Money | money money money | Scoop.it
Andy L. asks: Who first said “penny wise and a pound foolish”?
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Could Digital Currency Make Our Money More Secure? - Forbes

Could Digital Currency Make Our Money More Secure? - Forbes | money money money | Scoop.it
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ripple and Litecoin offer some security advantages. But there are risks too. Stanford Business School professor Susan Athey explains.
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American Red Cross Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations

American Red Cross Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations | money money money | Scoop.it
The American Red Cross has announced it will now accept bitcoin donations through BitPay ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Bitcoin Anonymity: There's a Way For Hackers To Find Out Your IP Address - International Business Times UK

Bitcoin Anonymity: There's a Way For Hackers To Find Out Your IP Address - International Business Times UK | money money money | Scoop.it
Researchers say hackers can discover the identities of people using Bitcoins easily from IP addresses.
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Bitcoin 1 - Western Union 0 - CryptoCoinsNews

Bitcoin 1 - Western Union 0 - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it
Remittance leader Western Union is currently experiencing a strong backlash from the Bitcoin community, following a subvertising made by a reddit user that highlights the huge benefits of the virtual currency over the company services.
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Dutch Official: Bitcoin Transactions Probably Not Liable for VAT - CoinDesk

Dutch Official: Bitcoin Transactions Probably Not Liable for VAT - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it
While not yet official, there are hints that bitcoin transactions might not be liable for VAT in the Netherlands.
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Sovereign Money – Response to Andrea Leadsom, Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Sovereign Money – Response to Andrea Leadsom, Economic Secretary to the Treasury | money money money | Scoop.it

Last Thursday, the UK parliament debated the issue of “money creation and society”. This was a backbench debate, which means that no vote is taken at the end and no laws are changed; it is simply an opportunity to discuss important policy issues outside of the government’s agenda.

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Bitcoin: Alternative Currencies Reloaded, Part Two

The Sociology Forum event held in January 2014 attracted a large audience to hear the panel discussion on Bitcoin and what is sociologically interesting about this alternative cryptocurrency. This post summarises the lively debate that ensued.
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What regular people think about bitcoin

In November we took to the streets of Breda, The Netherlands, to ask ordinary people what they think about bitcoin. We talked to 40 people. 50% had heard of ...
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Unhappy Union: How the Euro Crisis -- and Europe -- Can Be Fixed

Unhappy Union: How the Euro Crisis -- and Europe -- Can Be Fixed | money money money | Scoop.it
Peet and La Guardia argue that although establishing the euro was a mistake based on over-optimistic beliefs about future economic convergence and institutional development, muddling through remains the only viable alternative.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation