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Bitcoin Sees the Grim Reaper - New York Magazine

Bitcoin Sees the Grim Reaper - New York Magazine | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitcoin's path to the grave has always been fairly clear to me.

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When PIIGS fly, everything you know about euro crisis is wrong

When PIIGS fly, everything you know about euro crisis is wrong | money money money | Scoop.it
The euro-zone crisis has flipped from South to North, upending everything policy makers thought, writes Matthew Lynn.
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EconoMonitor : Don't Shoot the Messenger » What Is The Risk The Euro Crisis Will Reignite?

EconoMonitor : Don't Shoot the Messenger » What Is The Risk The Euro Crisis Will Reignite? | money money money | Scoop.it

Recent movements in global markets following concerns about Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo really had as much to do with market nerves after a long spell of repressed volatility as it did with the state of the bank’s balance sheet. Despite the current calm, everyone knows that volatility will return one day, and no one wants to be caught on the back foot when it does arrive. So the initial response is to hit the “sell” button and then ask questions.



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Time to dust off old euro crisis strategies - FT.com

Time to dust off old euro crisis strategies - FT.com | money money money | Scoop.it
The euro area has lived a charmed life in the two years since European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said he would do “whatever it takes” to save the single currency. But the magic seems to be wearing thin.
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Polish Bitcoin Exchange Bidextreme.pl Hacked, Bitcoin and Litecoin Wallets Emptied

Polish Bitcoin Exchange Bidextreme.pl Hacked, Bitcoin and Litecoin Wallets Emptied | money money money | Scoop.it

Poland’s digital currency exchange Bidextreme.pl has been hacked and its customers’ bitcoin and litecoin wallets have been emptied.

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ATO decides Bitcoins are not money

ATO decides Bitcoins are not money | money money money | Scoop.it
The ATO won't treat Bitcoin transactions as money, fuelling fears the currency will go underground.
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Bitcoin Ban Fear Fades in Thailand With Exchange Launch - CoinDesk - Google News

Bitcoin Ban Fear Fades in Thailand With Exchange Launch - CoinDesk - Google News | money money money | Scoop.it
Bitcoin Ban Fear Fades in Thailand With Exchange LaunchCoinDeskCoins.co.th has been exchanging baht and bitcoin in Thailand since its soft launch in June, when it received its e-commerce registration from the Huay Khwang District Office.
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BitBeat: Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Weigh In on BitLicense in Lawsky Letter - Wall Street Journal (blog)

BitBeat: Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Weigh In on BitLicense in Lawsky Letter - Wall Street Journal (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

The three biggest bitcoin exchanges in China have weighed in on a critical regulatory proposal on the other side of the planet, submitting comments on the New York Department of Financial Services’ “BitLicense” proposal, in a gesture that shows just how far Benjamin Lawsky‘s regulatory arm could reach.

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Financial group sees Bitcoin companies maturing - The Hill

Financial group sees Bitcoin companies maturing - The Hill | money money money | Scoop.it

Electronic Transactions Association CEO Jason Oxman told The Hill in an interview on Wednesday that some companies using the virtual currency have begun to mature and join the ranks of traditional financial firms. 


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US bank in record $16.7bn settlement

US bank in record $16.7bn settlement | money money money | Scoop.it
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.
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Bank Of America's $16.65 Billion Settlement And The Last Dinosaur Of The Financial Crisis

Bank Of America's $16.65 Billion Settlement And The Last Dinosaur Of The Financial Crisis | money money money | Scoop.it
Angelo Mozilo, the co-founder of Countrywide Financial, is the face of the biggest federal government settlement in history.
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Bitcoin Ban Fear Fades in Thailand With Exchange Launch

Bitcoin Ban Fear Fades in Thailand With Exchange Launch | money money money | Scoop.it
Regulators in Thailand are warming to bitcoin businesses, according to local exchanges.
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CFPB warns public about Bitcoin risks - ABA Banking Journal

CFPB warns public about Bitcoin risks - ABA Banking Journal | money money money | Scoop.it


Virtual currencies are designed to be an alternative to current payment systems. Better-known virtual currencies include Bitcoin, XRP, and Dogecoin.

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Freegold: Why Gold Is Not Money - Seeking Alpha (registration)

Freegold: Why Gold Is Not Money - Seeking Alpha (registration) | money money money | Scoop.it


When buying gold, you exchange your fiat currency for a piece of useless gold metal. This is beneficial for all of us, because this transaction doesn't involve interest.

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How bitcoin and cryptocurrencies work - Sydney Morning Herald

How bitcoin and cryptocurrencies work - Sydney Morning Herald | money money money | Scoop.it


Because of its widespread adoption, bitcoin is the most liquid of the alternative currencies and can be readily exchanged into US dollars.

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Tax treatment of crypto-currencies in Australia - specifically bitcoin | Australian Taxation Office

Do you own Bitcoin? We’ve released information on the tax treatment of crypto-currencies, specifically Bitcoin. See http://t.co/PbnEv5jChy
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Overstock to Allow International Customers to Pay in Bitcoin

Overstock to Allow International Customers to Pay in Bitcoin | money money money | Scoop.it
The move by popular retailers like Overstock to accept Bitcoins for international transactions could lead to more widespread adoption of the virtual currency.
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Infographic: How secure is Bitcoin?

Infographic: How secure is Bitcoin? | money money money | Scoop.it
The security of Bitcoin transactions is one of the main drawbacks of the digital currency. The infographic below takes a look at what you ne... (RT @MACH37cyber: (We love an Infograph!) How secure is Bitcoin?
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Time to dust off old euro crisis strategies - Financial Times

Time to dust off old euro crisis strategies - Financial Times | money money money | Scoop.it


The euro area has lived a charmed life in the two years since European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said he would do “whatever it takes” to save the single currency.

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When PIIGS fly, everything you know about euro crisis is wrong - MarketWatch

The euro-zone crisis, for most of the four years is has now been running, had a very simple narrative at its heart: Spendthrift Southern European countries, with overregulated labor markets, poor tax systems, and weak industries, had allowed themselves to become fatally uncompetitive against their northern rivals, and were threatened with bankruptcy. The Northern states were powering ahead, and were reluctantly being forced to bail out their Southern neighbors.

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Bitcoin prices stabilize after extreme volatility - Investing.com

Bitcoin prices stabilize after extreme volatility - Investing.com | money money money | Scoop.it


According to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index, which averages prices from the major exchanges, prices of the crypto-currency declined 1.66% to trade at $478.67.

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Bitcoin Freefall Continues. Is The End Near? - Investing.com

Bitcoin Freefall Continues. Is The End Near? - Investing.com | money money money | Scoop.it
Bitcoin Freefall Continues. Is The End Near?
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Did Margin Trading Crash the Price of Bitcoin? - CoinDesk

Did Margin Trading Crash the Price of Bitcoin? - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it


The price of bitcoin on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) has declined more than $60 today (by the time of publication), falling to a low of $435.60.

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Whatever happened to Bitcoin? (Hint: nothing good) - NASDAQ

Whatever happened to Bitcoin? (Hint: nothing good) - NASDAQ | money money money | Scoop.it

Remember Bitcoin ? For a time, it seemed, it was everyone's favorite alternative to both fiat currency and gold , and hype once drove its price very high (over $1,000 per unit, whatever that means). As is probably clear already, I am far from neutral on the issue of Bitcoin's supposed "value."



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Bitcoin Price is Record Low: The Best Time to Buy Bitcoins? - CryptoCoinsNews

Bitcoin Price is Record Low: The Best Time to Buy Bitcoins? - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it


bitcoin peace of mind In the last week we have witnessed sell orders of more than 1000 bitcoins at a time pushing the Bitcoin price downwards.

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Dragon-King or Black Swan: Can We Predict the Next Financial Crisis? - Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Dragon-King or Black Swan: Can We Predict the Next Financial Crisis? - Wall St. Cheat Sheet | money money money | Scoop.it

Financial crises always seem to come out of nowhere. Despite the best guesses of economists, it seems that every few decades another one turns every prediction on its head. How could there possibly be a way of predicting the unpredictable?


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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation