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Big Apple bit: New York to introduce regulations for bitcoin ... - RT.com

Big Apple bit: New York to introduce regulations for bitcoin ... - RT.com | money money money | Scoop.it

New York’s financial regulator will adopt rules to govern virtual currency firms with a view to combatting money laundering. The move comes in the wake of a series of hack attacks that have halted bitcoin transactions across the globe.

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The EyeOpener- Outrunning Collapse: The alternative currency solution

As residents of the Eurozone are all too aware these days, and others around the world are gradually beginning to understand, large, centrally-administered monetary unions may be the dream of the central banksters and the technocrats, but are a colossal failure in meeting the needs of ordinary citizens.

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Bitcoin and other strange alternative currencies

Sean Moncrieff asks Graham Finlay from the School of Politics and International Relations 'what is bitcoin?' Graham also talks about other weird and wonderful currencies used throughout history

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20 Signs That The Global Economic Crisis Is Starting To Catch Fire

20 Signs That The Global Economic Crisis Is Starting To Catch Fire | money money money | Scoop.it
If you have been waiting for the global economic crisis to begin, just open up your eyes and look around. I know that most Americans tend to ignore what.
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Next 25 years of Bitcoin revolution will be 'wild ride' - CEO of world's ...

Next 25 years of Bitcoin revolution will be 'wild ride' - CEO of world's ... | money money money | Scoop.it

Exchange glitches, arrests, government crackdowns, and volatility haven’t been able to stop people wanting to get their hands on the bitcoin, and the CEO of BTC China Bobby Lee told RT the bitcoin revolution will be bigger than the Internet.

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Trades Union Congress - City bonus pool twice as big as its corporation tax bill

The financial sector has paid out twice as much in bonuses since the crash than it has paid in corporation tax, the TUC says today (Tuesday) as Barclays announces its bonus pool for 2013/14.
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EU looks to reduce reliance on bank lending

EU looks to reduce reliance on bank lending | money money money | Scoop.it
The EU is examining ways to use the personal savings of its half a billion people to fill gaps the 2007 financial crisis created. Tougher regulations means there is less credit available from banks, and this money could bridge the divide.
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The European Debt Crisis Visualized

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- At the heart of the European debt crisis is the euro, the currency that tied together 18 countries in an intimate manner. So when one country teeters on the brink of financial collapse, the entire continent is at risk. How did such a flawed system come to be? Bloomberg Television and Jonathan Jarvis present "The European Debt Crisis Visualized." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Bitcoin is under attack - CNN

Bitcoin is under attack - CNN | money money money | Scoop.it


Here's how the Bitcoin glitch is exploited: All Bitcoin transactions are publicly recorded and set in stone every 10 minutes. But that leaves a large window for nefarious activity.

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Why We Accept Bitcoin - Forbes

Why We Accept Bitcoin - Forbes | money money money | Scoop.it


While the future of Bitcoin is still undecided, we did our research and decided to accept them after speaking to a number of experts.

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JP Morgan: Bitcoin is “vastly inferior” to traditional, fiat currency - Ars Technica

JP Morgan: Bitcoin is “vastly inferior” to traditional, fiat currency - Ars Technica | money money money | Scoop.it

At least one major investment bank isn’t bullish on Bitcoin these days. On Tuesday, excerpts from an investor’s note written by JP Morgan’s foreign exchange strategist John Normand were published, and the remarks argue that Bitcoin is “vastly inferior” to fiat currency.



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Future Tense Event Recap: There's More to Bitcoin Than Volatility and PR Stunts - Slate Magazine (blog)

Future Tense Event Recap: There's More to Bitcoin Than Volatility and PR Stunts - Slate Magazine (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

In May 2013, Forbes editor Kashmir Hill undertook an experiment: to live on bitcoin, the cryptocurrency currently in vogue, for a week. Finding restaurants that accepted the digital coins as payment—and later, getting delivery through a service—was so time-consuming that she ended up losing five pounds.



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Bitcoin Exchanges Under 'Massive and Concerted Attack'

Bitcoin Exchanges Under 'Massive and Concerted Attack' | money money money | Scoop.it
Bitstamp has suspended bitcoin withdrawals in light of an attack on the Bitcoin network.
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Globalisation lay behind the Eurozone crisis – but it has also rescued the euro | City A.M.

Globalisation lay behind the Eurozone crisis – but it has also rescued the euro | City A.M. | money money money | Scoop.it
THE ARCHITECTS of the European single currency apparently paid little heed to globalisation or the rise of China.
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"Systems were simply not in place to handle a crisis of this magnitude in the euro area" - Interview with Peter Spiegel | Euro Crisis in the Press

"Systems were simply not in place to handle a crisis of this magnitude in the euro area" - Interview with Peter Spiegel | Euro Crisis in the Press | money money money | Scoop.it
Peter Spiegel, the Financial Times’ Brussels bureau chief, talks to Euro Crisis in the Press about the key dimensions of the crisis.
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Does Western Union need to watch out for bitcoin? - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

Does Western Union need to watch out for bitcoin? - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet | money money money | Scoop.it
Bitcoin evangelists and startups like ZipZap envision international workers sending money home for nearly free. But the remittance industry isn't ready to die yet.
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Conversations w/Great Minds - Rethinking Money - What is Money? P1

Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne, co-authors, Rethinking Money join Thom Hartmann. During the past four decades - there have been around 10 countries experiencing some kind of financial or monetary crisis each year. Could turning to alternative currencies help relieve some of the burden that nations are facing today - and improve the global economic outlook?

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Economic Instablity - Bernard Lietaer Lecture

Economic instability is created by the the monoculture of money, according to Bernard Lietaer, in this lecture.

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Tom Greco at IFLAS (University of Cumbria)

Author of 'The End of Money', Tom Greco Jr, gives an Open Lecture on community currencies at IFLAS (The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability). Hosted by Professor Bendell, the event was held at the Lancaster Campus of the University of Cumbria, July 2013. Information on IFLAS work on community currencies is available at http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/iflas

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Could This 20-Year-Old Kid Make Bitcoin Obsolete?

Could This 20-Year-Old Kid Make Bitcoin Obsolete? | money money money | Scoop.it

A new cryptocurrency called Ethereum allows for self-executing contracts written as computer code. Could this be the killer app to vault it ahead of 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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The Eurozone Crisis Explained

WHAT IS THIS EUROZONE CRISIS? Put simply, the European sovereign debt crisis (Eurozone Crisis) is a financial struggle that has seen countries of Europe unable to repay government debt. But do you understand how it all happened? Who are the biggest influencers? How will this be resolved?

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The Euro crisis: The long view

The euro crisis never seems to end. One reason why Europe is chronically unable to draw a line under its crisis is a failure to understand how it got into that crisis in the first place. In this lecture Professor Eichengreen takes a long view of events, starting with the birth of the European Union and advent of the euro and concluding with recommendations for resolving the crisis.

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Bitcoin hit by denial of service attacks as regulators prepare clampdown - Reuters

Bitcoin hit by denial of service attacks as regulators prepare clampdown - Reuters | money money money | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - Bitcoin is being hit by attacks from unknown computer hackers who are sending "mutated" lines of code into the program that runs the virtual currency, a spokeswoman from its main trade organization said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Exchange Halts Payouts as DDoS Attack Pummels Bitcoin - Wired

Exchange Halts Payouts as DDoS Attack Pummels Bitcoin - Wired | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitstamp, an exchange based on Slovenia, says that it suspended Bitcoin withdrawals due to “inconsistent results” from its online bitcoin wallet caused by a denial-of-service attack, according to apost on the exchange’s Facebook page. “Bitcoin withdrawal processing will be suspended temporarily until a software fix is issued,” the post reads.

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