Here’s What The Gold Space Thinks About Bitcoin

by Samuel Raeon November 16, 2017
For as long as bitcoin has been around, but even more so over the last couple of years, the asset has been compared to gold. Is it a store of value? Is it a tradable token of exchange? Is it a commodity, a currency, what? Indeed, it seems as though it proven its worth as […]

VanEck Is Going For Bitcoin Indices Over ETFs

by Samuel Raeon November 7, 2017
The push to get a bitcoin or other cryptocurrency based exchange traded fund (ETF) green-lighted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the US has been well documented throughout 2017. A number of entities have tried, and subsequently failed, to get their own iteration of this sort of trading vehicle listed and – as […]

This Stanford Professor now Has One Million Subscribers To His Crypto Course

by Samuel Raeon November 1, 2017
As the rush to get into bitcoin and the cryptocurrency space continues to dominate the news and to draw the attention of wider financial markets, the increased popularity and the thirst to understand exactly what’s going on is increasing in parallel. This week, we got word that an online cryptography class has pulled in more […]

Take A Look At Putin Talking About Bitcoin At The Kremlin

by Samuel Raeon October 11, 2017
Vladimir Putin just held a meeting on the use of digital technology in finance and the implementation of innovative financial tools in Russia. The meeting, which was attended by Presidential Aide Andrei Belousov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina, Central Bank Deputy Governor Olga Skorobogatova and QIWI CEO Sergei Solonin, is drawing […]

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US Consumers Remain Unconvinced by Apple Pay as a Payment Method

by JP Buntinxon August 7, 2017
One would automatically assume Apple Pay is popular in the United States. While there may be some users in that country, the vast majority of transactions originate elsewhere. In fact, 75% of all Apple Pay transactions don’t occur in the US. That is a rather interesting statistic, to say the least. Moreover, it shows how […]
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Otmar Issing: “Greece Needs to Take a Euro-sabbatical”

by JP Buntinxon July 31, 2017
Contrary to what most financial experts like to believe, the European financial crisis is far from over. Otmar Issing, a former Chief Economist, feels exactly the same way. In fact, he claims the entire Eurozone needs to rid itself of Greece, even if it is just for a short period of time. Issing is very […]