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Can Europe's economy cope with a Tea Party?

Can Europe's economy cope with a Tea Party? | money money money | Scoop.it

As the euro zone crisis continues -- and widespread public resentment at the austerity measures shows no sign of diminishing – euro-skeptic parties such as the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) and Alternative for Germany (AfD) have seen their share of the vote rise sharply, while support for more extreme right wing parties such as Golden Dawn in Greece or Norway's Progress Party has also risen.

 
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Bitcoin’s Recent Price Stability Could Point To Growing Maturity | TechCrunch

Bitcoin’s Recent Price Stability Could Point To Growing Maturity | TechCrunch | money money money | Scoop.it

Now, compared to more traditional currencies, Bitcoin still moves around too much for the good digestion of those close to it. At the same time, over the past nearly two weeks, it has shown remarkable flatness, meaning that those wishing to use and accept it for commerce have had a period in which they could trust their sales and purchases to not swing to wild profit or loss by whim of the market.

 
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Why Do We Put Money into Piggy Banks?

Why Do We Put Money into Piggy Banks? | money money money | Scoop.it
Most people are probably more concerned with how much money is saved in their piggy bank rather than wondering why exactly we save our spare coins in pig-shaped containers. But how did those containers get that shape?
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How bitcoin makes transactions cheaper - CoinDesk

How bitcoin makes transactions cheaper - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

There are many reasons to be excited about bitcoin: it could enable totally new business and technology models; it resembles the internet in the early ‘90s in the sense that it is a network that no-one owns and everyone can contribute to; it could revolutionise legal concepts of ownership; it could disrupt the payments industry; it could even become a tax haven. It could also flop.

 
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Bitcoin Judged Commodity in Finland After Failing Money Test

Bitcoin Judged Commodity in Finland After Failing Money Test | money money money | Scoop.it
Bitcoin doesn’t meet the definition of a currency or even an electronic payment form in Finland, where the central bank has instead decided to categorize the software as a commodity.
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Bitcoin — boom or bubble? - Washington Post

Bitcoin — boom or bubble? - Washington Post | money money money | Scoop.it

The baffling Bitcoin boom is either an exercise in self-delusion — a high-tech Ponzi scheme that will come crashing down — or an imaginative new Internet technology that could change how millions of people around the world conduct everyday business. There is little middle ground.

 
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Indonesia warns against Bitcoin usage - ZDNet

Indonesia warns against Bitcoin usage - ZDNet | money money money | Scoop.it


Without regulations specifically covering Bitcoin, there will be risks in transaction security, noted the central bank's deputy governor Ronald Waas, according to Indotelko.

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Finland Central Bank Rules Bitcoin Is Not a Currency

Finland Central Bank Rules Bitcoin Is Not a Currency | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitcoin doesn't meet the definition of a currency or even an electronic payment form inFinland, where the central bank has instead decided to categorize the software as a commodity.

 
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Five reasons why Bitcoin is the most dangerous currency in the world - Telegraph.co.uk

Five reasons why Bitcoin is the most dangerous currency in the world - Telegraph.co.uk | money money money | Scoop.it


Bitcoin is a virtual currency, or “cryptocurrency”, that first appeared on the radar in 2009 after an anonymous creator “buried” 21 million coins online.

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Are bitcoin's chances of acceptance getting better? - PCWorld (blog)

Are bitcoin's chances of acceptance getting better? - PCWorld (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

Many countries are still grappling with the issues of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, of which there are at least 70. China’s central bank, for example, has ordered financial institutions to halt Bitcoin-related services and products.

 
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Bitcoin Entrepreneurs persist despite warnings issued by RBI - Daily News & Analysis

Bitcoin Entrepreneurs persist despite warnings issued by RBI - Daily News & Analysis | money money money | Scoop.it

The Reserve Bank of India's caution to investors, to be wary of using virtual currency because of the supposed security, financial and legal risks has cast aspersions on the popularity of Bitcoins. Ever since then Bitcoin entrepreneurs and enthusiasts have been working hard to build better frameworks for this technology to exist.

 
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Bitcoin and its imitators: a marketplace worth $12b - Boston Globe

Bitcoin and its imitators: a marketplace worth $12b - Boston Globe | money money money | Scoop.it

Welcome to the weird, wild world of cybercurrencies, where Bitcoin is king and Catcoin, BBQcoin, Sexcoin, Coinye, and HoboNickels form the palace court. (Well, maybe not HoboNickels.) There are now more than 70 Bitcoin alternatives, according to one list, a financial marketplace worth more than $12 billion.

 
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Bitcoin could start an alternative-currency revolution - Washington Examiner

Bitcoin could start an alternative-currency revolution - Washington Examiner | money money money | Scoop.it


That's good news for lovers of liberty because Bitcoins give us an alternative to government-controlled money.

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From Space Travel to Pizza, Your Bitcoin Goes Far These Days - MoneyBeat - WSJ

From Space Travel to Pizza, Your Bitcoin Goes Far These Days - MoneyBeat - WSJ | money money money | Scoop.it
The decision of the Sacramento Kings basketball team to let its fans use bitcoin to buy tickets, jerseys, hot dogs and other team products may go down as a key moment in the digital currency’s coming of age.
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Keiser Report: Capitalism 2.0 (E551) - YouTube

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Bitcoin 2.0. The currency application of Bitcoin was version 1.0, now there are dozens of new and innovative ideas riding the blockchain and, in the process, creating Capitalism 2.0. In the second half, Max interviews Reggie Middleton of BoomBustBlog.com about his own Bitcoin 2.0 application for hedging. Reggie says that if Bitcoin were a car, it would be one which also comes with its own road and which can go faster than any other car on the road and pay no tolls - it is an intelligent currency, unlike dumb fiat.

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US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke: Financial crisis was like a car crash

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke:  Financial crisis was like a car crash | money money money | Scoop.it
IN HIS final public appearance as chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke said the 2008 financial crisis was like a very bad car crash.
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The Monetary Choice We Face Today Is No Different Than In 1375 A.D. - Forbes

The Monetary Choice We Face Today Is No Different Than In 1375 A.D. - Forbes | money money money | Scoop.it

I noted recently that the monetary discussion in the day of Nicolaus Copernicus, in 1526, was actually much the same as our own. It was a discussion between what I’ve called the Classical view of money, and the Mercantilist view.

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The Truth About Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies : Library : Foundation for Economic Education

The Truth About Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies : Library : Foundation for Economic Education | money money money | Scoop.it
Bitcoin has been making headlines for months now. Extreme price fluctuations have sparked a vigorous debate: Is it a currency or a scam? Is bitcoin viable in the long-term, or are we witnessing a bubble waiting to burst?
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Bernanke likens '08 financial crisis to car crash

Bernanke likens '08 financial crisis to car crash | money money money | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON – In his final public appearance as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke took a moment to reflect on the 2008 financial crisis and compared it to surviving a bad car crash.

 

 

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Bitcoin: Alternative Currencies Reloaded, Part One

Bitcoin: Alternative Currencies Reloaded, Part One | money money money | Scoop.it

logy Forum event on 15th January, a panel discussion on Bitcoin and alternative currencies. Here, we offer a brief introduction in preparation for the event and share some interesting resources and articles about Bitcoin and alternative currencies from a variety of sources. We will follow this up with a summary of the discussion, which will be trying to uncover what is sociologically interesting about the Bitcoin phenomenon.

 
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Bitcoin, Alternative Currencies and the Future of Money

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What does the growing significance of digital, alternative and crypto-currencies mean for the global economy, financial markets and the state’s traditional monopoly on money? Today, a Chatham House panel of experts explores this question. This podcast was originally published on the Chatham House website. Republished with permission.


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From Space Travel to Pizza, Your Bitcoin Goes Far These Days - Wall Street Journal (blog)

From Space Travel to Pizza, Your Bitcoin Goes Far These Days - Wall Street Journal (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

You can’t get much more mainstream than professional American sports. In that sense, Thursday’s news that the Sacramento Kings basketball team will let its fans use bitcointo purchase tickets, jerseys, hot dogs and anything else from its selection of products may go down as a key moment in the digital currency’s coming of age.

 
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German Central Bank Official Issues Another Bitcoin Warning

German Central Bank Official Issues Another Bitcoin Warning | money money money | Scoop.it
A German Bundesbank official has issued another bitcoin warning, reiterating the bank's earlier position on digital currencies.
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Wall Street Sees Bitcoin Legacy as Payment System: Currencies - Bloomberg

Wall Street Sees Bitcoin Legacy as Payment System: Currencies - Bloomberg | money money money | Scoop.it

While a Texas Senate candidate is accepting Bitcoin campaign donations, and Overstock.com customers can use the technology to buy engagement rings, Wall Street sees its future more as a payment system than a currency.

 
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Global economy 'bouncing back' as rich nations emerge from financial crisis ... - The Independent

Global economy 'bouncing back' as rich nations emerge from financial crisis ... - The Independent | money money money | Scoop.it

As part of its latest Global Economic Prospects report, the bank said it expects global GDP to expand 3.2 per cent this year, up from 2.4 per cent in 2013,  lifted by developed economies, in particular the United States, which appear to be finally emerging from the financial crisis.

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