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BOE Advisor: Crypto Fails Fundamental Tests, But Banks Face Growing Competition from FinTech Companies

It’s no secret that those who are heavily involved in the world’s traditional banking systems have a disdain for crypto, likely because of the many ways the relatively young technology ...
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Power Ledger Blockchain Firm Signs Deal with Japanese Green Energy Supplier

Western Australian blockchain startup Power Ledger will partner with Japanese renewable energy firm Sharing Energy. The deal will see he solar panel provider team utilise Power Ledger’s distributed ledger to ...
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Bitcoin (BTC) Climbs Slightly as Crypto Markets Experience Mixed Trading Session

The past several days have been particularly volatile for the cryptocurrency markets, with Bitcoin (BTC) surging to highs of nearly $3,750 on Saturday before fully retracing to lows of $3,550 ...
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Why Bitcoin Won’t Fail the “Tests of Financial Services” Forever

In an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier, the senior adviser to the governor of the Bank of England weighed in about the threat posed to the current ...
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Lift Off, Cross-Hairs at $4,500

Bitcoin Price recover, bulls bounce back Market leaders set positives in Blockchain and crypto There is a jump in market participation level. Volumes swell in the 4HR time frame After ...
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Economist’s Quip That Bitcoin (BTC) Fails Financial “Tests” Is Wrong: Hot Take

Davos may be an event centered around the realm of traditional finance, but crypto & blockchain technologies have been mentioned. In a recent interview with Bloomberg TV, Huw Van Steenis, senior ...
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VeChain (VET) Waves (WAVES) and Zilliqa (ZIL) Gaining Momentum as They Reach for Double Digit Increase

Following the major market plunge that struck the crypto-verse two days ago as the leading coin Bitcoin (BTC) failed to successfully close above the $3,700.00 mark. In a matter of ...
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GRAFT NETWORK Announces the Release of the Pay-In Exchange Broker Component for Verifone Payment Terminals

Monday, Jan 21 – GRAFT unveiled the first implementation of an exchange broker – a component of the GRAFT Network ecosystem that allows users to pay with any currency or ...
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Coinbase Opens Wire Transfers, OTC Trading and Custody Services for Select Customers in Asia and Europe

The American based cryptocurrency exchange of Coinbase has opened cross-border wire transfers for high volume traders in the two continents of Asia and Europe. Making the announcement earlier today, the ...
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Coinbase Pushes For Bitcoin Adoption On Asia’s Wall Street

Bitcoin Heavyweight Coinbase Forays Into Asia Bitcoin industry powerhouse Coinbase has long been a staple of America’s and Europe’s crypto ecosystems. However, the upstart, headquartered in the heart of San ...
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South African Reserve Bank: Crypto Asset Friendly, but Bitcoin Is Not Money

South Africa’s reserve bank released a consultation paper that includes favorable recommendations and guidelines for the crypto asset industry in the country. However, the agency is not looking to treat Bitcoin ...
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Is the KYC Data Hack for Leading Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fake News?

Within the last 48 hours, news (re)surfaced suggesting that know-your-customer (KYC) information from some of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges was made available for sale. Yet, there is evidence that this ...
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58. The Rise and Fall of the American Medical School

For a few decades in the mid-twentieth century, the American Medical School represented the pinnacle of academia and its faculty were mightily engaged in the “triple threat” of research, teaching, ...
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On Being an Economist

It is reported of the greatest economist whom I have personally known that he used to say that if he had seven sons they should all study economics. If this ...
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The Euro Shows That a Fiat Money System Is More Expensive than We Thought

The traditional argument for fiduciary media and ultimately unbacked fiat money was based on the costs of production. The real resources otherwise used for gold mining and minting could, under ...
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Venezuela’s Economic Collapse Was Enabled by its Central Bank

One of the most remarkable aspects of the economic meltdown in Venezuela is just how far the country has fallen in terms of economic prosperity. After all, Venezuela was the ...
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Capitalism Doesn’t Cause Consumerism — Governments Do

Condemnations of consumerism are nearly ubiquitous in modern media and popular culture. Anyone who has seen "A Charlie Brown Christmas," produced in 1965, knows the drill. Every time we see ...
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Wednesday: Richmond Fed, Architecture Billings Index

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Dodging Some Risk For NowAs it happened, bonds staged a somewhat impressive recovery with help from investor concern about global growth ...
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; Coop Bank raises a rate, underlying inflation turn up, rental yields change course, swaps rise, NZD rises, & more

TweetHere are the key things you need to know before you leave work today. MORTGAGE RATE CHANGES Nothing to report today. TERM DEPOSIT RATE CHANGES The Cooperative Bank added +5 ...
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Cooling house prices and rising yields in many areas are slowly changing the landscape for residential property investors

TweetThe property market is slowly changing course.By Greg Ninness There are signs the residential investment property market is slowly cooling, according to interest.co.nz's Rental Yield Indicator. The Indicator tracks the gross rental ...
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No major surprises as inflation rises 0.1% in Dec quarter and 1.9% in year to Dec; Economists’ OCR outlooks differ but remain unchanged

TweetThe consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.1% in the December quarter and 1.9% in the year to December, according to Statistics New Zealand. These headline figures didn't surprise financial markets, ...
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Guy Trafford takes another look at a growing problem that never seems to get resolved, notes a full effort to protect ‘old world’ markets, and assesses changes to farm gate prices

TweetID 45503223 © Ross Henry | Dreamstime.comBy Guy Trafford New Zealand horticulture has made the news recently with the demand for fruit harvesters that is not being meet. With the ...
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Make-up of NZ’s future energy supply called into question as ‘unprecedented’ gas and hydro shortages see Genesis Energy’s coal use hit a 5-year high

TweetGenesis Energy’s reliance on coal at the end of last year is again putting the debate around how New Zealand will generate energy in the future on the table. The ...
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Crypto Markets Near Weekly Lows Following Weekend Volatility

This past weekend was particularly volatile for the crypto markets, which surged on Saturday before fully retracing on Sunday. The resulting losses have carried over into Monday, with most major ...
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Analyst: Bitcoin (BTC) Support Level at $3,550 Weakening After Volatile Weekend

Bitcoin (BTC) is currently coming off of an incredibly volatile weekend where it surged to highs of $3,750 on Saturday before retracing to lows of $3,550 on Sunday. Although nothing ...
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Is Apollo (APL) a Scam? Evidence Mounts to Suggest So

According to a lengthy Reddit post from earlier today, Apollo (APL) has all the hallmarks of a massive scam to enrich its creators. The allegations, coming from Reddit user RossyRoffle, ...
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Crypto Developer Quits Haven Protocol (XHV), Is it Dead?

Privacy-focused, stable-coin-of-sorts crypto, the Haven Protocol (XHV), appears to have been disbanded. According to Tweets from those involved in the project, one of the lead developers has disappeared with the ...
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Tron Price Analysis: TRX Trend Setting, Up 18% From Last week’s Close

Tron prices surge, adds 7.8 percent in the last day Justin Sun hires former SEC official; crypto is no scam Accompanying recent surges are high trade volumes While most trading ...
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BIS: Proof Of Work Bitcoin (BTC) Won’t Replace Wall Street

Proof of Work-Enabled Bitcoin Unlikely To Succeed  On Monday, the Basel, Switzerland-based Bank of International Settlements (BIS) — the so-called central bank of central banks — released a paper titled “Beyond ...
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Binance Chief CZ: Bitcoin (BTC) Is Oversold, Crypto Still Growing

Bitcoin (BTC) Is Oversold  The most-anticipated crypto-centric event of early-2018, the Binance Blockchain Week in Bitcoin capital Singapore, has arrived, and this nascent community is buzzing. As the event is ...
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MIT Professor Thinks Blockchain Can Lead to Borderless Economy

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency–Silvio Micali, the Ford Professor of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, claims that development of blockchain on a global scale could lead to the creation of a truly ...
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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Will This Wedge Support Hold?

Bitcoin has formed lower highs and slightly lower lows to create a falling wedge formation on its 4-hour time frame. Support is holding for now but it looks like bears ...
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Altcoins Daily Preview: Jan 10 Losses Weighing Heavily on Stellar Lumens (XLM) and Cardano (ADA)

Latest Cardano News Wyoming may be dry, cold and with cheap power but that’s where Cardano will call home. Their shifting from Japan and establishing bases here comes at a ...
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Going Beyond Blockchain with Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG)

If organizations could only augment blockchain’s strengths—its immutability, security, and decentralization—while addressing its latency and scalability issues, it could become the vaunted enterprise tool it was initially intended. That day ...
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Storm Play Launches Long Awaited iOS App for Microtasks

The popular gamified microtask platform, StormX, has launched their long-awaited iOS app. To celebrate the milestone, Storm Play account holders have the opportunity to win prizes worth $10,000 in BTC, ...
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Herb Kelleher and the Free-Market Fight for Southwest

It is manifestly contrary to the interest of the consumers to prevent the most efficient entrepreneurs from expanding the sphere of their activities up to the limit to which the ...
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What Austrians Can Teach “Law and Economics” Scholars

[From The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 21, no. 2 (Summer 2018). For the full issue, click here.] Few scholars disagree that Austrian economists and their fellow travelers have made ...
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The Decline of the Scholar and the Decline of Academia

The academic scholar, along with the great teacher, is vanishing from the faculties of the universities. Specialists occupy the places that they leave. The first victims of this process are ...
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VantagePoint Forex Weekly Outlook for the Week of January 21st, 2019

VantagePoint Forex Weekly Outlook for the Week of January 21st, 2019 The VantagePoint Forex Weekly Outlook is designed to help traders. It’s important to remain aware of correlations in the ...
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Tuesday: Existing Home Sales

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of January 20, 2019Tuesday:• At 10:00 AM ET, Existing Home Sales for December from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.24 million ...
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Existing Home Sales for December: Take the Under

The NAR is scheduled to release Existing Home Sales for December at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 22nd.The consensus is for 5.24 million SAAR, down from 5.32 million in November ...
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no rate changes, PSI patchy, NZ does trade deal with the UK, tractor demand strong, EV demand tiny, swaps stable, NZD holds, & more

TweetHere are the key things you need to know before you leave work today. MORTGAGE RATE CHANGES Nothing to report today. TERM DEPOSIT RATE CHANGES No changes here either. PATCHY ...
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‘Very positive’ agreements to see NZ products treated the same in the UK, as they are in the EU, in the immediate aftermath of Brexit

TweetPrime Minister Jacinda ArdernNew Zealand is among the first group of countries to sign agreements with the United Kingdom to ensure it is business as usual for New Zealand exporters ...
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Andrew Coleman concludes that on balance, there are few good reasons for taxing the inflation component of interest income and receipts

TweetID 126646991 © Roman Stetsyk | Dreamstime.comBy Andrew Coleman* [This is Appendix 4 of a paper entitled Taxing capital income in New Zealand: an international perspective which is available here.] For nearly ...
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The country’s largest real estate agency had a quieter December, with sales down 5.4% and the average selling price down 2.1% compared to December 2017

TweetThe country's largest real estate agency has reported a slower December compared to December 2017. Harcourts' average selling price, number of sales, number of new listings and stock on hand ...
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‘The world needs a corporate tax system that is fit for the digital economy and benefits developing and developed countries alike’

TweetBy José Antonio Ocampo* At first glance, it appears to be a bureaucratic meeting like any other. But the discussions at the OECD in Paris at the end of this month ...
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Machine Learning for Economists

My Penn colleague Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde has a nice slide deck here.  He asked me to warn you that this is a highly-preliminary version (0.1!), and to thank, without implicating, Stephen Hansen, ...
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The Revolution in Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift: A Revolution in Virtual Reality   A new front-runner has emerged in IPO New technologies; Wall-Street.com spotlights this new exciting technology from MIT Technology Review. Virtual Reality: The ...
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Don’t Fret! Bitcoin Has Undergone A Decade Of Sustained Growth

When Bitcoin was first launched in 2009, barely any knew about the project, created by pseudonymous programmer Satoshi Nakamoto. The few that did know of the cryptocurrency either hated it with ...
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Soulja Boy: Bitcoin & Crypto’s Glory Days Now In The Rearview Mirror

In October of 2018, as Bitcoin found itself above $6,000, Soulja “Drako” Boy, the American rapper of “Crank That” fame, released a banger simply titled “Bitcoin.” In the piece of ...
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