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Canadian mining company pays wages in bitcoin and plans new BTC exchange

Mining company Alix Resources is paying contractors with bitcoin and plans to open a cryptocurrency exchange in early 2014. (REAL bitcoin mining news, at last.
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Alternative Currencies and Economic Freedom

Alternative Currencies and Economic Freedom | money money money | Scoop.it

When people hear “alternative currency” they often think of the so-called “gold standard.”  You know, that old system the United States used to implement before our elected representatives, in their infinite wisdom, decided that an unbacked purely fiat currency floating against other international currencies would be best for our nation.  What people don’t necessarily think about is the concept of simply allowing gold and silver (and other precious metals) to function as money.  So what does that mean?  Think about the Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) in your wallet right now.  They are considered “money,” not mere property.

 
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King Bitcoin

King Bitcoin | money money money | Scoop.it
King Bitcoin: "The philosophy that the open- source crypto-currency Bitcoin is the most reliable and trustworthy currency".
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9 Alternatives to Bitcoin: Virtual and Alternat...

9 Alternatives to Bitcoin: Virtual and Alternat... | money money money | Scoop.it
With Bitcoin surpassing a 0 value recently, we take a look at other alternative currencies that have also tried to compete with mainstream cash.
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The Chinese Can Now Buy Real Estate and the Dutch Can Order Food Online with Bitcoin

The Chinese Can Now Buy Real Estate and the Dutch Can Order Food Online with Bitcoin | money money money | Scoop.it

Understandably, pretty much all of the focus on Bitcoin as of late has been on price appreciation considering the extraordinary move it has undergone. Specifically, it has quadrupled in value from the post Silk Road shutdown lows a little over a month ago. While understandable, it’s a bit unfortunate at the same time. The focus on price is taking away from the great strides being made in its acceptance, and at the end of the day, it is acceptance that gives ultimate value to Bitcoin not buyers and sellers. In that spirit, I want to highlight two recent significant early adopters of Bitcoin, both overseas.

 
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The financial crisis is taking its toll on the bankers called in to clean house - Quartz

The financial crisis is taking its toll on the bankers called in to clean house - Quartz | money money money | Scoop.it


Bankers don't usually get much sympathy after the financial crisis and subsequent series of scandals.

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Libertarian community to buy Chilean real estate with Bitcoins

A farming community in central Chile, called Galt's Gulch Chile, is billing itself as world's first Libertarian real estate project, and it will accept Bitcoins, the online, virtual currency. Jeff Berwick, the group's spokesman and founder of Bitcoin ATMs, blasted the use of the US dollar and "other fiat currencies," and said, "I think land in emerging markets will only increase in value over the coming years." The project is made up of 11,000 acres of land that is prime for farming, with ample access to both ground and surface water. RT's Sam Sacks at whether Galt's Gulch will really be the Libertarian utopia will live up to its Ayn Rand namesake.
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Bitcoinism: Is It Time to Boycott All US Bitcoin Companies?

As of today, the efforts of Bitcoin Foundation and others who have told us that Bitcoin should be altered to make it more acceptable to the regulatory apparatus has finely bore fruit. A group of investors announced Coin Validation, a service designed to remove all possibility of financial privacy for Bitcoin users.
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Bitcoin: Architecture, Malware, and Platforms – What are the Real Threats?

Bitcoin: Architecture, Malware, and Platforms – What are the Real Threats? | money money money | Scoop.it
Part I. Introduction Commerce on the internet relies nearly entirely on real-world financial institutions to serve as third parties to process electronic payments.
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Cameron calls for criminal charges against bankers responsible for credit crunch - Telegraph

Cameron calls for criminal charges against bankers responsible for credit crunch  - Telegraph | money money money | Scoop.it
Irresponsible bankers whose actions contributed directly to the credit crisis should face investigation and even criminal charges, David Cameron has said.
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Bruegel | Mergers and acquisitions of Banks in the Euro Area: where are the borders?

Bruegel | Mergers and acquisitions of Banks in the Euro Area: where are the borders? | money money money | Scoop.it

The creation of a monetary union has allowed wholesale banking in Europe to become increasingly integrated, until the financial crisis reversed the trend in 2008. The other side of the coin is an overall low degree of integration within the retail banking market of the Euro area, especially when compared to the US. This blog post studies the geographical distribution of bank M&A deals in the EA as measure of the retail banking integration both in absolute terms and relative to the US.

 
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Why Has Nobody Gone To Jail For The Financial Crisis? Judge Rakoff Says: "Blame The Government" | Zero Hedge

Five years have passed since the onset of what is sometimes called the Great Recession. While the economy has slowly improved, there are still millions of Americans  leading lives of quiet desperation: without jobs, without resources, without hope.
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Thom Hartmann: Libertarians are pushing us over a cliff

Thom Hartmann: Libertarians are pushing us over a cliff | money money money | Scoop.it

Brace yourself. Thom Hartmann has bad news. His new book “The Crash of 2016” is self-explanatory but understated. The great recession? As he sees it, that  was a tremor before the big one. It’s coming and just one of the causes might be the unregulated derivatives market measured in hundreds of trillions of dollars, several times as much as the conventional global economy.

 
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Raising Bitcoins for the Philippines | BitMe Bitcoin Exchange

Raising Bitcoins for the Philippines | BitMe Bitcoin Exchange | money money money | Scoop.it
A disaster relief fund for the Philippines, with bitcoin being the primary donation method http://t.co/UklsdBHAft
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Schröder: Britain the Cause of the Euro Crisis

Schröder: Britain the Cause of the Euro Crisis | money money money | Scoop.it

Britain is the EU’s biggest problem and the reason the eurozone’s economies haven’t been fixed, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder said on November 7. He accused Britain of standing in the way of the reforms Europe needed to fix its economy.

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What Will Kill Bitcoin First?

What Will Kill Bitcoin First? | money money money | Scoop.it

Almost exactly two years ago, Wired published a feature about Bitcoin, comparing the cryptocurrency to "overhyped Silicon Valley IPOs." The headline read, matter-of-factly, "The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin." And, while the magazine was right about the rise, the fall is still to come.

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Bitcoin Hits $400 For The First Time Ever

Bitcoin Hits $400 For The First Time Ever | money money money | Scoop.it
Bitcoin prices have hit another all-time high, ticking $376, according to BitStamp.
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Winklevoss Twins Say Bitcoin Market To Hit $400B, Urge Regulators Not To Push Innovation To China

Winklevoss Twins Say Bitcoin Market To Hit $400B, Urge Regulators Not To Push Innovation To China | money money money | Scoop.it

Speaking at the Dealbook conference in New York, the Winklevoss twins said they expect the Bitcoin market has the potential to reach a capitalization of $400 billion, while asking regulators not to push innovation out of the U.S. and into China.

 
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Bitcoin in Israel, Part 4: Community and Startups - Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin in Israel, Part 4: Community and Startups - Bitcoin Magazine | money money money | Scoop.it
The Bitcoin community in Israel has made considerable waves over the past year.
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Mr. Bitcoin Goes to Washington - By Jamila Trindle

Mr. Bitcoin Goes to Washington - By Jamila Trindle | money money money | Scoop.it

Bitcoin is going to have to grow up fast. The digital currency's skyrocketing value and habit of winding up in criminals' hands are attracting the attention of Congress and D.C. regulators. And that's forcing supporters of the four-year-old Bitcoin to suddenly start acting like an old-school financial firm in Washington. They're ramping up lobbying efforts to shape regulations that are likely to come, prepping for Senate testimony, and even forming their own trade association. Perhaps it's just a coincidence that the Federal Election Commission has quickly decided to allow campaign donations to be made by Bitcoin.

 
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Bitcoin needs to scale by a factor of 1000 to compete with Visa. Here's how to ... - Washington Post (blog)

Bitcoin needs to scale by a factor of 1000 to compete with Visa. Here's how to ... - Washington Post (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it


At the heart of Bitcoin is the blockchain, a global, shared record of every Bitcoin transaction that has ever occurred.

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Problems for bitcoin in China as HK trader goes down|Economy|News|WantChinaTimes.com

Problems for bitcoin in China as HK trader goes down|Economy|News|WantChinaTimes.com | money money money | Scoop.it

The sudden closure of an online trading platform of the virtual currency bitcoin in China has brought to the fore the problems surrounding the new currency in the country, where such transactions are surging, the Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly newspaper reports.

 
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Elizabeth Warren: 'Too Big To Fail' Is Worse Than Before Financial Crisis - Huffington Post

Elizabeth Warren: 'Too Big To Fail' Is Worse Than Before Financial Crisis - Huffington Post | money money money | Scoop.it

"Today, the four biggest banks are 30 percent larger than they were five years ago. And the five largest banks now hold more than half of the total banking assets in the country," Warren said in a keynote address at a conference on the future of financial reform put on by the Roosevelt Institute, a think tank. "Who would have thought five years ago, after we witnessed firsthand the dangers of an overly concentrated financial system, that the 'too big to fail' problem would only have gotten worse?"

 
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5 ways fiat currency is fighting back against bitcoin - CoinDesk

5 ways fiat currency is fighting back against bitcoin - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

This much should be clear: bitcoin is the radical payments tool of the times, a concept that lays bare the inadequacies of both traditional payment options and the major financial institutions that have stayed short-sighted in an age where smartphones, the Internet and the global economy necessitate innovation.

 
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Euro Skeptics in Finland Drop Exit Talk as Debt Crisis Eases - Bloomberg

Euro Skeptics in Finland Drop Exit Talk as Debt Crisis Eases - Bloomberg | money money money | Scoop.it

The political group that tripled its support in Finland’s latest election on an anti-euro platform says the northernmost member of the currency bloc can’t exit monetary union on its own.

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