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Hong Kong Protests Continue Fueling Money Flight, Will it Affect Bitcoin?

Anti-government demonstrations entered their eleventh week with a defiant march in Hong Kong’s Central district on Sunday. The threat of violence and civil unrest has led to increasing uncertainty over ...
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EU Antitrust Regulators Scrutinise Facebook’s “Cryptocurrency” Project

Facebook’s Libra project has been questioned by European Union anti-trust regulators. They are concerned about the project, popularly referred to as a cryptocurrency, restricting competition. Libra has been subject to ...
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Bitcoin Maximalist Sceptical of @Bitcoin’s Pivot from BCH

Author, professor, and staunch Bitcoin maximalist Saifedean Ammous is sceptical about the seemingly overnight change of allegiances at the Twitter account @Bitcoin. The Twitter account that was clearly affiliated with ...
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Why Winklevoss Twins Say Trust In Libra Cryptocurrency, Not Facebook

It’s been over a month since Head of Calibra, David Marcus faced a grilling at the hands of the Senate Committee. And considering Facebook’s track record on misuse of personal ...
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Crypto Analyst Expects 20% Ethereum Drop, Altcoin Capitulation in 2 Weeks

Nothing but carnage has been seen across the altcoin market, with major crypto assets like Ethereum and Ripple falling to fresh lows and causing widespread panic across the space. While ...
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Bitcoin Rebuffed at $11,000 But Still In Bull Territory

Bitcoin has failed the $11,000 test again although it was a pretty half-hearted attempt. Touching $10,948 on Coinbase, the price quickly retreated to currently trade at . Just as the ...
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Binance Coin and Chainlink at pivotal trading points while TRON remains bearish

The recent market upswing took many investors into the bullish side once again. Even though the surge was seen across the entire industry, most altcoins lost the value they gained ...
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SEC charges ICO Rating for shilling crypto projects without disclosure

The SEC penalized Russia-based ICO Rating for failing to disclose it was being paid to shill cryptocurrency projects. The enforcement action comes as the Commission continues to crack down on ...
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Twitter handle @Bitcoin deletes dozens of BCH and anti-Bitcoin tweets

The @Bitcoin Twitter account has deleted dozens of older tweets where Bitcoin Cash was mentioned. Many believe this is aimed to revamp the company, which just announced it will be ...
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Bitcoin could be dumped in the billions from history’s third largest Ponzi

The third largest Ponzi scam in history, Plus Token Wallet, allegedly scammed investors out of $3 billion in cryptocurrency. Over $2.1 billion of this is in Bitcoin. As the perpetrators ...
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If a Pure Market Economy Is So Good, Why Doesn’t It Exist?

If a pure market economy is so good, why does it not already exist? If governments are so bad, why are they dominant throughout the world today? Indeed, is the ...
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Happy Birthday Ron!

The remarkable life of Ron Paul began in Pittsburgh 84 years ago today, in 1935—seven months after Elvis Aaron Presley came into the world. We wish him a very happy ...
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Cheryl and Cliff Pia on the Economics of Creativity

There are many, many pathways of entrepreneurial opportunity in creative services, where it is eminently possible to succeed on talent, where big companies are eager to work with small creative ...
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Hannah Cox Tells Conservatives Why They Should Oppose the Death Penalty

Hannah Cox is National Manager of the organization Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. She is conservative/libertarian on standard policy issues, and is a strong advocate of the 2nd Amendment, ...
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Wednesday: Existing Home Sales, FOMC Minutes, BLS Preliminary Benchmark Revision and More

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 10:00 AM: Existing Home Sales for July from the ...
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“ATA Truck Tonnage Index Surged 6.6% in July”

CR Note: I've heard reports that trucking has been soft, but this index is solid.From the ATA: ATA Truck Tonnage Index Surged 6.6% in JulyAmerican Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted ...
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Update: The Failed Promises of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)

Yesterday I wrote: The Failed Promises of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)I included this quote:"This change, along with a lower business tax rate, would likely give the ...
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Existing Home Sales: Lawler vs. the Consensus

The NAR is scheduled to release Existing Home Sales for July at 10:00 AM tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug 20th).The consensus is for 5.39 million SAAR, up from 5.27 million in June ...
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Ethereum Breaks Recent Downtrend Resistance Line as Buyers Step Up

Ethereum’s price action has been closely tracking that of Bitcoin over the past several days, and ETH has been able to post a strong recovery from its recent drop to ...
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Bitcoin’s Gains Not Fuelled By Chinese Capital Flight Only: Circle CEO

According to Jeremy Allaire, the price increases in Bitcoin since the beginning of the year were driven by more than just Chinese investors seeking to avoid capital controls. The Circle ...
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Bitcoin Reaches “Do-Or-Die” Level After Overnight Pump

After posting a strong recovery from its recent lows of $9,500, Bitcoin (BTC) has been able to further extend its upwards momentum and is now nearing the next key price ...
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Crypto CEO Questions Telegram Over Lack of Development Since ICO

Long-time Bitcoin proponent and CEO at BullBitcoin.com Francis Pouliot is concerned about the lack of progress made by the company behind the instant messaging application Telegram towards its crypto ambitions ...
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Bitcoin Dominance In Danger of Drop, Alt Season Finally Here?

Since April of this year when Bitcoin first spiked over $1,000 in a matter of minutes, sending the first-ever crypto asset out of its bear market depths, Bitcoin dominance has ...
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The five most important dates for Bitcoin until 2020

The crypto industry is gearing up for an event-packed few months. From the resolution of the New York Attorney General’s injunction against Bitfinex and Tether to the final decisions of ...
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Bitcoin posed to break above $11,000 as consolidation continues

Bitcoin threatens to break above $11,000 once again after its recent drop to $9,500. Although BTC dominance appears overdue for a major correction, it still remains bullish from a technical ...
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Binance Venus, a stablecoin that will compete with Facebook’s Libra

Binance announced that it is planning to launch an open blockchain project focused on developing localized stablecoins around the world, competing with Facebook’s Libra. Reshaping the world’s financial system Over ...
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Bancor’s new liquidity feature means token-holders can earn staking fees

Decentralized liquidity network Bancor Protocol has launched its long-awaited staking liquidity facility. The provision enables users to safely store their assets in liquidity pools, known as Bancor Relays, enabling third ...
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Hostile mining attacks on minority hash power coins

Charlie Lee announced that Litecoin controls 98 percent of the hash rate for its “Scrypt” mining algorithm. This dominance is critical for the security of LTC. Meanwhile, other coins which ...
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Money Printing Can’t Replace Saving and Production as the Real Engine of Economic Growth

There are some signs that the pace of US economic activity is starting to slow down. For instance, the yearly growth rate of industrial production, which closed at 5.4% in ...
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When State Governors Tried To Take Back Control of the National Guard

A West Virginia state lawmaker plans to re-introduce a bill next session that would require Congress declare war or call forth the state militia before the West Virginia National Guard ...
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What Student Loans and Health Care Have in Common

What is the governing dynamic causing both student loans and healthcare burdens to run away from us? As a health economist, I spend my days working with incredibly innovative medical ...
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Vantagepoint AI Market Outlook for the Week of August 19, 2019

VantagePoint AI Market Outlook for the Week of August 19th, 2019 The Vantagepoint AI Market Outlook is designed to help traders.  It’s important to remain aware of correlations in the ...
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30 Year Fixed Mortgage: 3.5% to 3.625%

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Hold Relatively Steady Despite Bond Market WeaknessMortgage rates mostly held steady today, despite a move higher in broader interest rate indicators ...
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Grayscale’s Bitcoin Premium Suggest BTC Still Overvalued at $10,400: Analyst

While Bitcoin (BTC) is still not decidedly in an uptrend, it is doing a lot better than it was a bit earlier this week, when the cryptocurrency cratered to $9,500 ...
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Litecoin May Soon Surge Despite Selling Pressure and Recent Dusting Attack

Litecoin has been wrapped in negative sentiment as of late, which has primarily been rooted it its lackluster price action following its recent halving event and a recent dusting attack ...
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Bitcoin May Be Laying the Groundwork for a Trend Reversal

Following Bitcoin’s recent plunge into the mid-$9,000 region, the cryptocurrency has been able to post a strong and sustainable bounce that has allowed it to secure a foothold within the ...
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Bitcoin as a Safe Haven: Yet Another Recession Indicator Flashes

For the umpteenth time in a matter of weeks, a recession indicator has started to flash. Bitcoin, which has begun to be classified as a “safe haven” asset, may stand ...
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Bitcoin Dropping Under High $8,000s Now “Highly Unlikely”: Here’s Why

Despite the fact that Bakkt finalized a launch date for its much-ballyhooed Bitcoin futures, the cryptocurrency market has failed to rally. Per the time of writing this, the leading crypto ...
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Bakkt Is Good For Bitcoin And Ethereum Too – The Market Hasn’t Priced That In Yet

Bakkt’s bitcoin futures and custody platform launch on 23 September is a shot in the arm for crypto, but in addition to boosting bitcoin it could also raise the profile ...
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Bitcoin as protest: Hong Kong demonstrators withdraw their money from banking system

Protesters in Hong Kong have taken to a new non-violent tactic, withdrawing cash in mass from ATMs and banks and converting it to U.S. dollars—foreshadowing things to come for Bitcoin ...
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Ripple (XRP) May Face Grim Future Despite Today’s Bounce

Earlier this past week Ripple (XRP) along with the aggregated crypto markets faced an incredibly sharp sell-off that sent XRP reeling down to lows of $0.25, which marked a significant ...
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Will Growing Interest from China Propel Bitcoin’s Price Higher?

Bitcoin (BTC) has incurred a significant amount of volatility as of late which was perpetuated yesterday by news regarding the release of Bakkt’s physically settles Bitcoin futures product, which many ...
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Crypto Tidbits: Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures, Coinbase & Xapo, IRS Cryptocurrency Crackdown

Another week, another of Crypto Tidbits. While this week was crazy bearish for the Bitcoin price, the fundamental developments seen made up for the market collapse. Bakkt revealed that it ...
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Crypto Community Reacts to Bakkt But Not all Are Bullish

The news that regulatory approval has finally been granted to Bakkt has generally been perceived as bullish for the industry. However, not all in the crypto community are convinced that ...
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A quick rundown of how the cryptocurrency market has performed so far in 2019

The second half of 2019 is now upon us. As we all know, 2018 was a terrible year for cryptocurrencies as the market slumped and lost much of its 2017 ...
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Monolith partners with decentralized finance heavyweights to spend MKR, DGX and DGD anywhere that accepts Visa

Monolith is bringing crypto adoption to the mainstream with a debit card that lets you spend your coins and tokens anywhere in Europe that Visa is currently accepted. The news ...
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Changpeng Zhao says Binance U.S. could launch in two months

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance, said that the company could launch Binance U.S. within the next two months. Binance could enter the U.S. earlier than expected The world’s largest ...
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Nicholas Oresme and the First Monetary Treatise

The practical offshoot of the Austrian theory of money is that the production of money should best be left to the free market. Government interventionism does not improve monetary exchanges; ...
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Austrian Economics Can Help Investors Look Beyond Short-Term Thinking

The most important thing is to wait, and we are qualified to wait.~Francsico García Paramés Francsico García Paramés — often referred to as the Spanish Warren Buffett — is a master ...
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From the Malthusian Trap to the Keynesian Trap: The British Economy from 1810 to 2019

Since Irving Fisher and John Maynard Keynes were writing in the 1930s, there have been two prevailing orthodoxies in mainstream economics: 1. That deflation is an unalloyed negative.12. That consumer-led ...
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