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Are Millennials Making Harmful Crypto Investments, or Ahead of the Adoption Game?

According to “experts”, millennials are more likely to be attracted to invest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. This seems obvious since they have grown up in a largely digital world, ...
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California’s Campaign Watchdog Bans Political Donations with Bitcoin

The Fair Political Practices Commission, California’s campaign watchdog arm, has voted 3-1 to ban political donations with any cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, because of transparency issues. The vote follows similar decisions ...
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Bitcoin ATM Arrives in Shropshire, Bitchains Plans to Continue Targeting Rural UK

The first ever Bitcoin ATM has arrived in Shropshire, U.K. The machine has been installed in the Red Lion Service Station by Church Stretton-based Bitchains. Bitchains Plans Rural Expansion Before ...
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Ripple Goes Parabolic and Flippens Ethereum: Are Banks Acquiring XRP?

The crypto community burst with joy earlier today as cryptocurrency prices surged beyond even their most optimistic expectations. Contrary to what everyone has expected, the new price surge was not ...
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Stellar XLM Surges 17% Amidst Market Recovery and Increased Adoption

Stellar’s XLM surged 17% on Friday as the overall cryptocurrency markets posted gains, led by XRP, which was up 55% on a 24-hour trading period at the time of writing ...
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Prominent Institutional Investor To Open $100M Crypto Hedge Fund

Former Point72 Manager To Launch Crypto-Focused Fund Last December, Travis Kling, an executive at Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, an American hedge fund, suddenly left the well-established firm as he ...
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Novogratz: Seller Fatigue Indicates Market Has Bottomed Out

Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency–Long time cryptocurrency industry figure and perennial crypto-bull Michael Novogratz, has made headlines again with his assertion that the seller fatigue indicated by current price movements shows that ...
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Brazilian Brokerage Behemoth Launches Bitcoin Exchange

Grupo XP, the operators of XP Investimentos SA, is reportedly launching an exchange that will trade in Bitcoin and Ethereum. The XDEX Bitcoin Exchange According to Bloomberg, Grupo XP is ...
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U.S. Lawmakers Ask IRS To Focus on Simplifying Cryptocurrency Taxation

Cryptocurrency, Taxation–In an open letter submitted on Wednesday, members of the United States Congress made a bid to the IRS to shift practices away from fretting over the enforcement of ...
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Australian Regulator Warns Retail Investors against “Misleading” Cryptocurrency ICOs

Australia’s top financial regulator, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission has issued a press release warning the public against “misleading” Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrency Asset Management schemes targeted at ...
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Binance CEO: ‘I Don’t Understand Why the Bitcoin Price Isn’t Shooting Through the Roof’

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao quietly offered a utopian forecast for the cryptocurrency industry and his ubiquitous cryptocurrency exchange, Binance–which he revealed is becoming increasingly institutionally oriented and will launch five to ...
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Tim Draper Still Has $260 Million Worth of Bitcoin at $6,500 Price Point

In a recent, exclusive interview with The Street, billionaire investor Tim Draper stated that he stands by his $250,000 Bitcoin price target by 2022. While the price of Bitcoin has ...
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Coinbase, Kraken Respond to NY Virtual Markets Integrity Report

Earlier this week, the New York Attorney General’s office released a report on the state of the cryptocurrency marketplace in the state, called the New York Virtual Markets Integrity Report ...
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$6.2 Billion Fine Paid by Major Banks, Will Merchants Switch Over to Crypto?

On Sept. 18, Visa, Mastercard and three major banks paid $6.2 billion in an antitrust settlement for forcing merchants to pay swipe fees and preventing them from utilizing other methods ...
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New ERC-1404 Security Token Standard Could Spark STO Explosion

The regulated future of blockchain-based crowdfunding is just around the corner, with regulators now taking a hands-on approach to the oversight of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Regulatory interest in ICOs, ...
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The Living Reality of Military-Economic Fascism

"The business of buying weapons that takes place in the Pentagon is a corrupt business — ethically and morally corrupt from top to bottom. The process is dominated by advocacy, ...
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Politicians Make the Promises —You and Your Children Pay for Them

Democratic governments, almost all of them, are normally run by career pols. They have ravenous appetites for wealth. They almost always have big plans to expand the government, which means ...
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Jim Bovard on the Terrible Politicization of America

We take a break from economics this week to welcome our old friend Jim Bovard for an unflinching look at the disastrous politicization of everything in America. The nasty fight ...
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3 Ways Marxists Get Capitalism Wrong

Only for a short while did the collapse of the Soviet Union silence Marxism. The fatal attraction of the thoughts of Karl Marx has returned — not because they are ...
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Oil Rigs Decline Slightly

A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC on September 21, 2018:• Oil rigs declined, -1 to 866• Horizontal oil rigs fell, -3 to 766...• Horizontal oil ...
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Sunil Kaushal says the time is ripe for New Zealand to tap into the opportunities presented by the new India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi

TweetBy Sunil Kaushal* Amid fears of a global trade war, India continues to chart its own course while establishing itself as the world’s fastest growing economy. India has also been making ...
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Shanghai stocks leap; US PMIs retreat; Canada inflation eases; UK boxed in over Brexit; ratings agencies upgrade Australia and NZ; UST 10yr 3.07%; oil unchanged and gold down; NZ$1 = 66.8 USc; TWI-5 = 70.3

TweetHere's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news investors have downgraded their feras of how much damage the US can do to China or the ...
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SBS Bank now offers the lowest two, four and five year fixed mortgage rates, joining other challenger banks in cutting rates as the Spring house selling season advances

TweetThe new week will start with some very sharp 'special' mortgage rate pricing from SBS Bank. And that comes after reductions across the board from the Co-operative Bank midweek ( ...
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Tax Working Group Chairman Michael Cullen on taxing capital gains, environmental taxes, incentives for retirement savings & applying GST to financial services

TweetMichael Cullen.Tax Working Group (TWG) chairman Michael Cullen says it's not safe to assume the government appointed group will recommend extending the taxation of capital income in some form in its ...
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The spring weather is starting to warm up the bidding in the auction rooms

TweetThis house on a 1.78ha bush section at Swanson sold for $600,000.Things are warming up in Bayleys' auction rooms, with the sales rate at the agency's latest residential auctions edging above 50% ...
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ROBOS and Banks: The Dawning of a New Time

Will Banks Use More Robots The use of Robo advisors is gaining prominence in mainstream banking circles. Clients have several options available to them when picking investment products. These include ...
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Cardano Price Analysis: Altcoins Clip Bitcoin Dominace as ADA Adds $300 Million

Today’s focus is on the price of Cardano, which appears to be bottoming out. Like developments in Tron and Litecoin, it’s clear that there is a rejection of lower lows ...
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Here’s How Blockchain Will Remove Inefficiencies in Global Mining Supply Chains

A report published yesterday by international law firm White & Case claims that blockchain technology could help improve transparency and remove inefficiencies from the global mining supply chain. It states ...
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Binance is Looking to Hire New Staff in Europe and Asia

Despite doubts about the platform raised by the New York State Attorney General on Tuesday, Binance are looking to increase their team in both Europe and Asia. The wildly successful ...
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Airbus’ A3 Launch Blockchain Donation Platform Amidst Growing Crypto Trend

The research and development arm of Airbus, A3, has launched a blockchain donation platform, called Heritage, that allows charities to better track and understand their fundraising efforts and operational efficiency ...
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Tim Draper Keeps $250,000 Bitcoin Price Target, Says It Will be Bigger Than the Internet

Billionaire Bitcoin enthusiast Tim Draper remains confident that the dominant cryptocurrency will reach his famous $250,000 price target by 2022. Tim Draper Expects Crypto Age to be ‘Bigger Than the ...
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Japan Reports Crypto Thefts up Three-Fold in 2018, Worth Half a Billion in Stolen Funds

Cryptocurrency–The National Police Agency of Japan has released troubling news on the state of cryptocurrency-related thievery. Despite growing adoption and awareness for the industry throughout 2018, thereby leading to an ...
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Tim Draper Maintains $250k Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction

“I Made That Prediction And I’m Sticking To It” As reported by Ethereum World News just days ago, Tim Draper, a venture capitalist and well-known cryptocurrency proponent, claimed that the ...
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Crypto Exchange Binance Sets Eyes On Asia And Europe Expansion Plan

Binance To Hire Over 50 Employees For Malta And Singapore Offices Speaking with Bloomberg in an exclusive interview, Binance Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Wei Zhou, who was just hired weeks ...
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Breaking News – SEC Decision on Cboe’s BTC ETF Postponed

On September 20th, 2018 SEC or The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that its decision regarding Cboe Bitcoin exchange ETF is set for a later date being postponed. According ...
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Stellar Lumens (XLM) Future Possible $1.00 Mark & Interstellar Announcement

In the case of businesses dedicated to facilitating payments between individuals, the choice of which blockchain to use and which fintech to hire is of vital importance for their growth ...
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Top 5 Ethereum Decentralized Applications (dApps) by Daily Active Users – Sept. 20

All data cited in this article was pulled at 11:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. IDEX, a decentralized exchange with real-time trading and high-transaction throughput, had 1,634 users ...
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Congress Pressures IRS to Issue Better Tax Guidelines for Cryptocurrency

In a letter sent from the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers are calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue more specific guidelines for taxes ...
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Ripple Sees Huge 40 Percent Gain As Crypto Market Adds $12 Billion, Is the Bear Market Over?

Within merely 24 hours, the crypto market has added $12 billion to its valuation, surging to $212 billion. As the best performing cryptocurrency on the day, XRP, the native cryptocurrency ...
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Research: New Botnet Scanning the Web to Shut Down Illicit Cryptominers

Chinese security researchers from Qihoo 360 Netlab have discovered a savvy botnet that destroys illicit crypto mining malware rather than hacking victims’ PCs for its benefit. The Benevolent ‘Cryptojacker’ The ...
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SEC Postpones Bitcoin ETF Decision, Seeks Additional Input

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed Thursday that it has, once again, postponed its decision regarding the Cboe Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). However, the SEC has initiated proceedings ...
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Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere

Today's headline at The Wall Street Journal looks wonderful: "U.S. Household Net Worth Neared $107 Trillion in Second Quarter." The journal is reporting on a new report from the Federal ...
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Does Justice Qualify as An Economic Good?: A Böhm-Bawerkian Perspective

Volume 2, No. 1 (Spring 1999)   One of the most dependable ways of demonstrating the inconsistency of a general principle, theory, or proposition is to deduce some necessarily contradictory ...
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Ready for Some Good News?

We are constantly bombarded with bad news. There are disasters, dangers, challenges, and woes. On the political scene, we find perpetual discord peppered with lurid denunciations and shrill condemnations. Media ...
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Frank Fetter and the Austrians

Although students of Austrian economics are familiar with Mises, Hayek, and the other major figures of the school, there are many economists who worked in and around the Austrian tradition—and ...
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In Socialist Venezuela the Poor Starve to Death While the Politically Powerful Feast

The socialist policies of the Venezuela government continue to impose a living hell on its people. Hyperinflation has turned its currency to literal garbage. Mortality rates have skyrocketed for groups such ...
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VantagePoint Hot Stocks Outlook for the Week of September 21st, 2018

Hot Stocks Outlook for the Week of September 21st, 2018 VantagePoint Software reviews five fresh stocks each week. The Hot Stocks Outlook uses VantagePoint market forecasts that are up to ...
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CoreLogic: 2.2 million Homes still in negative equity at end of Q2 2018

From CoreLogic: Homeowner Equity Q2 2018 CoreLogic analysis shows U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63 percent of all properties) have seen their equity increase by a total of nearly $981 ...
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Earlier: Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey Suggested Faster Growth in September

Earlier: From the Philly Fed: September 2018 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey Regional manufacturing activity continued to grow in September, according to results from this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. The ...
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Fed’s Flow of Funds: Household Net Worth increased in Q2

The Federal Reserve released the Q2 2018 Flow of Funds report today: Flow of Funds.According to the Fed, household net worth increased in Q2 2018 to $106.9 Trillion, for $104.7 ...
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