All posts tagged "bitcoin"

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    In Defense of Bitcoin Hoarding

    Reprinted from FEE.org In Internet slang, they are called the HODLers, the people who are clinging to their...

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    IMF Head Predicts the End of Banking and the Triumph of Cryptocurrency

    Reprinted from FEE.org In a remarkably frank talk at a Bank of England conference, the Managing Director of the...

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    Is Bitcoin a Bubble?

    According to an author over at CoinSpeaker.com, Bitcoin and Ethereum will never be in a financial bubble because “digital...

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    Scaling Debate and the Future of Bitcoin

    Reprinted from libertyentrepreneurs.com Today we have a very special episode which  has a slightly different format than our...

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    Let There Be Money

    Reprinted from The Freeman For more than a century, skeptics of government power have rightly focused on...

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    Bitcoin: Currency Canary in the Coal Mine?

    Reprinted from Casey Research “Without Drugs, What’s the Point of Bitcoin?” wonders the Atlantic. I answer author...

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    Changing the World: Technology Versus Politics

    Reprinted from Casey Research We were all supposed to go vote on Tuesday. It’s our civic duty,...

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    What Gave Bitcoin Its Value?

    Reprinted from the Freeman Many people who have never used bitcoin look at it with confusion. Why...

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    What Does Bitcoin Mean for Austrian Money Theory?

    Libertarians tend to agree with each other on most things. We all favor less government regulation, lower...

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    Rebels Will Inherit the Earth

    Reprinted from Liberty.me To get to the coolest bar in Chicago — recently voted the best new...

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    Mt. Gox Problems Mount

    In the aftermath of the demise of bitcoin bank Mt. Gox comes a few startling revelations. A newly released “Crisis Strategy Draft” confirms some unfortunate truths long suspected of its handling of clients’ bitcoin deposits. (The document might be a fake, but I’ll accept it as legitimate until proof otherwise surfaces.) The...

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    Bitcoin Banking

    A currency is only as safe as the bank that stores it. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the recent turmoil in the bitcoin community. One the primary advantages of bitcoin, perhaps even the greatest advantage of the cryptocurrency, is the ability to do away with traditional banking institutions. By providing...

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    A. Traviss Corry Joins Mises Canada Advisory Board

    The Ludwig Mises of Canada strives to continually expand both the breadth of our mission and the...

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    Bitcoin Bank Run, Take 2

    Enough people were upset with my previous post claiming that Mt. Gox is suffering a bitcoin bank run because it is holding only a fractional bitcoin reserve that it caused me to think twice about the claim. I could have been wrong, but I doubt it. Actually, the backlash was strong enough...

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    Bitcoin Bank Run

    Ever wonder what a digital bank run looks like? Nearly one million Mt. Gox users are finding out first hand. The Tokyo-based exchange, popular amongst currency traders, has risen in prominence by offering its customers storage services in a variety of currencies. This effectively makes it act as an online bank. One...

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    Does Bitcoin Need a John Law?

    Jamie Dimon opened his mouth in Davos about bitcoin and nonsense came out. “It’s a terrible store...

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    Just Another Post on Bitcoin…

    At the risk of starting a war in the comments section, here are my 0.00000002 bitcoins on...

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    Has the Fed Met Its Match?

    Reprinted from Laissez Faire Today Now, this is sheer entertainment. The Chicago branch of the Federal Reserve...

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    Bitcoin: Segway, Cigarette, or Gold Doubloon?

    Reprinted from Laissez Faire Books The market has selected different things as money throughout history. Some of...

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    Why Bitcoin Scares People

    If there’s one thing a monopolist hates, it’s the emergence of a sudden and unexpected competitor, and...