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Bitcoin is not a threat, it is a boon

The Financial Times has published an astonishingly blinkered and short-sighted article, where Bitcoin is mischaracterised as a threat, instead of the greatest business opportunity of the century. The fact of the matter is, and I have said this before, the country that

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics, Fear-mongering, Money, Politricks, TC TI KB

FinCEN sounds death knell for US based Bitcoin businesses

It seems that FinCEN has finally decided to opine on Bitcoin, without naming it specifically. This US pronouncement spells death to all “compliant” US Bitcoin companies that choose to remain based in the USA. There is one thing you absolutely

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Bitcoin and the generational divide

This video is a visual representation of the difference between the Austrian School Bitcoin detractors and the people who understand what Bitcoin is, what it can do, and how it is the biggest thing since email. On the right, you

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics, Money, Someone Clever Said, The Facts

McDonalds Money: the solution to the banking and monetary crisis

It seems that another crack in the dam has appeared: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/thoore-scandalous-than-libor/ How long can it be before it cracks all the way and the whole creaking edifice bursts and the pressure is relieved? Bad stuff is what happens when the

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Posted in Eat, Economics, Libertarianism, Money, The Facts

Dystopian Pingit from Barclays cannot win

The Financial Services Club Blog has an interesting piece on Barclays Pingit: http://thefinanser.co.uk/fsclub/2012/05/case-study-barclays-pingit-for-consumers-and-corporates.html Pingit is the new service from Barclays that runs on iPhones and Android. In order to use it, you need to be a Barclays customer. Barclays Pingit

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Bitcoin and the State: Asking permission to be free

Should people who want to see the widespread and rapid adoption of Bitcoin seek tight regulation and integration with the State, or should they rely only on their skills as developers, marketers and entrepreneurs to create the rock solid, reliable

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics, Libertarianism, Money, Post Tipping Point

TransferWise: limited, lacklustre and locked in to the State

TransferWise may or not be the next big thing, but as far as I can see their appeal is limited both in terms of who needs it, can use it, and the time it will take for them to be

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics, Money, No no no!