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Vitalik Buterin on blockchains,

Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, recently sat down with Tyler Cowen to discuss cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Here are some choice quotes: "On a blockch […]
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Cryptocurrencies and the global recession,

The cryptocurrency boom of 2017 bust in spectacular fashion (as we predicted), with many coins down nearly 70% from their peak. But that doesn't mean cryptocurrencies should b […]
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Satoshi Nakamoto is not writing a book,

We stumbled across some fluff at Bloomberg reporting on the recent appearance of the Nakamoto Family Foundation website, http://nakamotofamilyfoundatio...: Is the unknown crea […]
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The global financial cycle,

In a recent NBER working paper by Òscar Jordà, Moritz Schularick, Alan M. Taylor and Felix Ward, Global financial cycles and risk premiums, the authors conclude that: "First, […]
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Distorted reality,

Picking crashes is impossible... timing crashes is impossible. If you require a forecast in order for your investment thesis to do well, then I think you're doing it wrong.- M […]
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Money, money, everywhere,

The world is awash with money. That is the theme of our first special report for 2018, and it holds true with some caveats. Money and credit have been readily available to tho […]
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It's not just houses and cryptocurrencies,

A new year, yet the same familiar landscape: assets are expensive! And it's not just the headline-grabbing cryptocurrencies or metropolitan houses, either. Equity markets in m […]
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Bitcoin: Same same, but different,

There is no denying that Bitcoin is all the rage. Take the latest headlines from a random selection of news outlets this week: Bitcoin: Mainstream Baby! Whales Hang Onto Their […]