Category Archive: 6a) Gold & Bitcoin

Chinese Gold Market: Still in the Driving Seat

With the first half of 2018 now behind us, it’s an opportune time to look at whats been happening in the Chinese Gold Market. As a reminder, China is the largest gold producer in the world, the largest gold importer in the world, and China’s Shanghai Gold Exchange is the largest physical gold exchange in the world.

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Bitcoin — when mainstream?

Since the beginning of the year, Bitcoin has seen its price cut in half and beyond. Other crypto assets have fallen even more. Although the king of the crypto world has rebelled from time to time over recent months, Bitcoin’s occasional price increases have always been met with follow-up downturns.

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The Great Gold Upgrade, Report 15 July 2018

In part I the Great Reset, we said that a reset is a terrible thing. The closest example is the fall of Rome in 476AD, in which more than 90% of the population of the city fled or died. No one should wish for this to happen, but we are unfortunate to live under a failing monetary system. Debt is growing exponentially. A way must be found to transition to the use of gold. We covered a few ways that won’t work.

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Learn about Crypto’s true revolutionary potential

The publication of the Bitcoin white paper immediately after the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2008 is hardly a mere coincidence. The financial collapse especially touched on one crucial question: Money talks, but who talks money if you will? According to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym behind Bitcoin, it’s the world’s central and commercial banks which rule over our money.

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The Great Reset, Report 8 July 2018

Before it collapsed, the city of Rome had a population greater than 1,000,000 people. That was an extraordinary accomplishment in the ancient world, made possible by many innovative technologies and the organization of the greatest civilization that the world had ever seen. Such an incredible urban population depended on capital accumulated over centuries. But the Roman Empire squandered this capital, until it was no longer sufficient to sustain...

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Gold $10,000 In Currency Reset as Russia, China Gold Demand To Overwhelm Futures Manipulation (GOLDCORE VIDEO)

Is the currency reset or global monetary reset (GMR) upon us? Russia dumped half their US Treasuries in April ($47.4 billion out of the $96.1 billion it had held) and bought 600k ozs of gold worth less than $800 million in May. Has the IMF “pegged” gold to SDRs at 900 SDR per ounce? China stops buying US Treasuries and quietly accumulates gold.

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Let there be Bitcoin! And it was Bitcoin!

Bitcoin’s origin can be traced back to September 15, 2008. This is the day the investment bank Lehman Brothers announced its bankruptcy and the financial crisis reached its peak. With the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers a ripple effect set in, several other banks had to be saved by their patrons, the states. These bail-outs wreaked havoc on the debt of many countries, which is why central banks initiated their massive government bond purchase...

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Mythbusting: Why Bitcoin Can Never Go To Zero

Bitcoin’s polarizing effect has people on both ends of the scale either proclaiming it is going to the moon or it is going to zero. The volatile, unprecedented, and revolutionary monetary system that is cryptocurrency has a future that not many can accurately predict, but as time has gone on, the idea that Bitcoin is going to zero seems more and more far fetched.

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Gold’s Price Performance: Beyond the US Dollar

With the first half of 2018 now drawn to a close, much of the financial medias’ headlines and commentary relating to the gold market has been focusing on the fact that the US dollar gold price has moved lower year-to-date. Specifically, from a US dollar price of $1302.50 at close on 31 December 2017, the price of gold in US dollar terms has slipped by approximately 3.8% over the last six months to around $1252.50, a drop of US $50.

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come, Report 1 July 2018

Keith Weiner’s weekly look on Gold. Gold and silver prices, Gold-Silver Price Ratio, Gold basis and co-basis and the dollar price, Silver basis and co-basis and the dollar price.

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Bitcoin Soars Most In 3 Months, Back Above $6,000

After crossing below $6,000 for the 4th time in a week yesterday, Bitcoin surged overnight - jumping by as much as 10% at one point, the most in 3 months. The 10% surge is a notable outlier after weeks of constant downward pressure, but we note it's already fading modestly along with the rest of cryptos.

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The Benefits of Issuing Gold Bonds

A gold bond is debt obligation that is denominated in gold, with interest and principal paid in gold. As I will explain below, it’s a way for the issuer to pay off its debt in full, and there are other advantages. Sometimes, I find that it’s helpful to show a picture of what I’m talking about. At the Harvard Club in New York, an old gold bond is hanging on the wall among other memorabilia.

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Cryptos Slide Accelerates Since Congress Warned Bitcoin Poses Threat To US Election

Bitcoin has tumbled back below $6,000 in early Asia trading and the rest of the crypto space is following suit. No imediate catalyst for the move - aside from technical pressure - but tougher AML rules in South Korea and US Congress being told Bitcoin is a threat to the US election may have sparked it earlier in the week and this is follow-through.

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What’s so special about crypto?

Towards the end of 2017, Bitcoin — and with it other cryptocurrencies — experienced a real hype. Within a few months, prices shot through the ceiling. The euphoria was ginormous and in hindsight pure madness. With the new year, the disillusionment arrived. The market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies fell by more than half and prices plunged.

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Bitcoin: les causes de la chute historique sous la barre des 6 000$.

Bitcoin : les causes de la chute historique sous la barre des 6 000$. 2 articles de Adrien Pittore/ Entreprise news. Le 21 juin dernier était historique pour les cryptomonnaies. Le cours du Bitcoin a fait une chute spectaculaire, passant sous la barre des 6 000$. Une valeur qu’il dépassait depuis novembre 2017. Pour autant, les spécialistes ne s’accordent pas sur les raisons de ce plongeon. Tour d’horizon.

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Gold Exports To London From U.S. Surge 152 percent In 2018

Gold Exports To London From U.S. Surge 152% In 2018. – U.S. gold exports to UK (primarily) London jumped over 150% from 25.5 metric tons to 64.3 mt in the first four months of 2018 (yoy). – Largest countries receiving U.S. gold exports are China/ Hong Kong, Switzerland and the UK. – U.S. gold exports to London (UK) alone nearly as much as total U.S. gold production. – Gold flowing from weak hands in West to strong hands in the East

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The Wealth Effect, Report 24 Jun 2018

Keith Weiner’s weekly look on Gold. Gold and silver prices, Gold-Silver Price Ratio, Gold basis and co-basis and the dollar price, Silver basis and co-basis and the dollar price.

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Manipulation of Gold and Silver Is “Undeniable”

Manipulation in precious metals is undeniable. Now so chronic that it is obvious and therefore predictable. Central banks around the world are repatriating their gold from the U.S. in preparation for some major event to come. I want to be long … “when that event occurs”.

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Russia Buys 600,000 oz Of Gold In May After Dumping Half Of US Treasuries In April

Russia adds another 600,000 oz to it’s gold reserves in May. Holdings of U.S. government debt slashed in half to $48.7 billion in April. ‘Keeping money safe’ from U.S. and Trump – Danske Bank. Trump increasing the national debt by another 6% to $21.1 trillion in less than 18 months. Asian nations accumulating gold as shield against dollar devaluation and trade wars.

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“Perfect Environment For Gold” As Fed To Weaken Dollar and Create Inflation

“Fed is tightening into weakness and will eventually over-tighten and cause a recession”. “More inflation and a weaker dollar” is “the perfect environment for gold”. Geopolitical shocks will return when least expected and gold will soar in flight to safety.

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