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Bitcoin 2022: We’re Still So Early

An estimated 30,000 people attended this week’s Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, which is rapidly becoming a major global crypto-finance hub. Miami mayor Francis Suarez, who takes his salary in Bitcoin, kicked off the event by unveiling a giant cybernetic, laser-eyed bull statue modeled after the iconic Charging Bull installation that stands near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)—a not-so-subtle hint that the city wishes to brand itself as the “crypto Wall Street.” It was a great pleasure...

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The Promise of Bitcoin

It’s clear that governments can use financial censorship to squeeze worthy and unworthy targets alike for the time being, but it’s less clear if governments can maintain this power for much longer. The moment raises a pressing question for cryptocurrency enthusiasts: Does bitcoin solve this? Does a global, decentralized monetary system that nobody can manipulate or control take away the power of the state to use financial censorship as a weapon, for good or for ill?...

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Peter Schiff Crypto Debate: Speculation Is the Only Reason to Own Bitcoin

Peter Schiff appeared on Fox Business Live with Charlie Payne to debate bitcoin with Layah Heilpern. Peter argued that the only reason to own bitcoin is speculation and that gold is a much better hedge.Payne opened the debate by pointing out that bitcoin struggled while gold did relatively well as investors looked for a safe haven due to the situation in Ukraine.But Layah said if you put the recent price moves aside and look at the fundamental value of bitcoin, it’s...

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The Crackdown on Canadian Truckers Shines a Spotlight on Bitcoin and Gold

History has shown us that the more socialist a country is, the more authoritarian it risks becoming. If you’ve been following the events of the Canadian trucker convoy protests against vaccine mandates, and the Trudeau administration’s crackdown on demonstrators’ basic liberties, you know this to be true. The prime minister has invoked emergency powers that allow him to “commandeer” banks and insurers. Despite the fact that peaceful protest is constitutionally protected in Canada’s Charter of...

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Why dollar CBDCs may never happen

Goldmoney Insights – January 27, 2022 The Fed has just released its first public consultation paper on a dollar-based central bank digital currency. For many, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are a means of heading off private sector cryptos, but coincidentally the prices of bitcoin and others have collapsed, losing half their value since early November. The CBDC proposition is being sold to us by the central banks as keeping up with the times and taking advantage of the opportunities...

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The Price You Pay for Climate Policies

Author: Frank Holmes Date Posted: February 4, 2022 In January 2020, a little-known rule went into effect that today regulates the kind of fuel maritime shipping vessels are allowed to use. Conceived of by the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO), the rule, known as IMO 2020, caps the amount of sulfur in carriers’ fuel at 0.5%, dramatically below the previous limit of 3.5%. Although not considered a direct “greenhouse gas” like carbon dioxide and methane, sulfur can...

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An Entirely New Way To Look At Cryptos

If, like me, you HAVEN’T invested much in cryptocurrencies to date, this video is for you.  Forget for a moment their arguments as “alternative currencies” and “stores of value”… The true potential for crypto technology appears to be enabling the creation of real & sustainable commercial value over a new platform better-suited to many of today’s most common transactions. Just as the internet revolution moved a tremendous amount of commerce from the real analog...

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Peter Schiff: Consumers Are Concerned; Investors Are Clueless

Is bitcoin an inflation hedge?Peter Schiff recently appeared on RT Boom Bust with Natalie Brunell of Coin Stories to discuss inflation and whether bitcoin is a hedge. Peter said bitcoin is not an inflation hedge. He called it a “speculative token” with its price driven by supply and demand.But what about gold? It didn’t perform like an inflation hedge in 2021 despite the inflation freight train. Peter said the reason gold has had some problems is because the market wrongly believes the...

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Real Assets Like Gold Are Poised to Benefit From Fed Tightening Cycle

Judging by the stormy volatility we’ve seen in financial markets so far in 2022, you’d think the Federal Reserve was getting ready to hike rates. In all seriousness, it now appears that liftoff will happen as soon as March, after which the Fed will reportedly start unwinding its $9 trillion balance sheet. None of this should come as a surprise to most of you. Investors, in fact, have already begun teeing things up for a new tightening cycle as well as sticky inflation. 2021 was a record year...

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The Fed/ Cabal/ Cartel Stops All Bond Buying….

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts January 24, 2022 * currencies rally on Friday, but get sold overnight…  * What’s up with Bitcoin?  Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! Boy, did the ocean get mad suddenly yesterday! Suddenly, the waves were tall and crashing loudly into the beach… The ocean was very mad about something! The cooler weather maybe? I heard that there was snow and ice in N and S Carolina this past weekend! That’s crazy! Well, my pick to play in the Super Bowl, the Packers,...

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