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Buffett Buys Gold Not Stocks!

REUTERS FRI AUG 14, 2020 / 4:35 PM EDT Berkshire reduces Wells Fargo, JPMorgan, Goldman stakes; adds Barrick Gold   (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Friday it has reduced its investments in some of the largest U.S. banks, lowering its stakes in Wells Fargo & Co and JPMorgan Chase & Co and eliminating a stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc In a regulatory filing detailing its U.S.-listed investments as of March 31, Berkshire also disclosed a new 20.9 million share investment in Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp,…

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Gold to Stay Above $2,000

FX Empire Gold Prices Expected to Stay Above $2,000, on Growing Global Geopolitical Uncertainty Adesina Olumide August 9, 2020, 12:09 AM The precious metal prices, however, remained above $2,000 a critical support level, showing the pullback in prices recorded recently might be for the short term. Gold traders are still relatively bullish on growing global geopolitical uncertainty on what will follow in the months ahead. President Trump is likely to increase more pressure on the Chinese ahead of the US Presidential election scheduled to hold in November. China presently has…

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Investors Move 10% of Their Gold From Hong Kong Amid Financial Censorship Fears

Hong Kong investors are moving their gold offshore as China’s new national security law prompts fears of financial censorship. Some 10% of private holdings have been moved to safer jurisdictions such as Singapore and Switzerland since the beginning of protests in Hong Kong last year. In a recent interview, Joshua Rotbart, head of Hong Kong-based gold dealer and storage provider J Rotbart & Co, said the new legislation has revived the bullion flight. “Many clients now perceive Hong Kong as riskier than other jurisdictions,” Rotbart said. The development comes as…

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Nasdaq-Listed Company Sued for Backing $2 Billion Loans With 83 Tons of Fake Gold

The Nasdaq-listed company that allegedly used 83 tons of fake gold bars as collateral to secure loans worth about $2 billion from multiple financial institutions in China is now in default and facing several class-action lawsuits. $2 Billion Fake Gold Scheme Unravels The gold industry was recently shaken when it was discovered that a U.S. publicly-traded company was allegedly using 83 tons of fake gold bars to secure loans worth $2 billion in China. Kingold Jewelry Inc. is based in Wuhan, China, but it is listed on Nasdaq in the…

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Germany Begins Closing Down All Bitcoin Unlicensed ATMs

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), the country’s top financial regulator responsible for regulating crypto service providers, has begun actively closing down unauthorized bitcoin ATMs, a BaFin spokesperson has confirmed to news.Bitcoin.com. All Unauthorized Bitcoin ATMs to Shut Down German financial regulator BaFin has begun actively closing down all unlicensed bitcoin ATMs in the country. This followed Germany’s new regulation that went into effect in January, requiring crypto service providers to obtain authorization from BaFin. A spokesperson for BaFin told news.Bitcoin.com: Currently, BaFin is taking action to shut down all…

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Goldman Sachs Cryptocurrency: Possible Collaboration With JPMorgan and Facebook

Goldman Sachs is considering creating its own cryptocurrency. Having recently appointed a new head of digital assets, the company indicated a possible collaboration with other companies, including JPMorgan and Facebook. JPMorgan has created the JPM coin and Facebook has proposed the Libra cryptocurrency project. Goldman Sachs’ Cryptocurrency Plan Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has recently appointed a new head of digital assets, Mathew McDermott, a managing director who ran the investment bank’s internal funding operations. He has now revealed that Goldman is exploring creating its own cryptocurrency, CNBC reported on…

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Square’s Cash App Bitcoin Revenue Surges 600% to $875 Million in Q2, Profit Up 711%

Square Inc. has reported a significant bitcoin revenue increase in the second quarter. Its Cash App generated $875 million in revenue, a 600% increase from the previous year. In addition, Square’s bitcoin gross profit jumped 711%. Square Cash App’s Bitcoin Revenue Square released its performance report for Q2 2020 on Tuesday. The company’s net revenue, including bitcoin revenue, was $1.92 billion, an increase of 64% year over year. Its gross profit, including from its bitcoin business, rose 28% year over year to $597 million. Cash App, Square’s popular payment service,…

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Social Media Platform Torum Announces Strategic Investment by Huobi Ventures HECO Fund

PRESS RELEASE. Torum announces strategic investment by Huobi Ventures, the $100 million venture arm of Huobi Group to foster blockchain adoption and ecosystem expansion. 5th August 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — On the eve of the project’s 1st year launch anniversary, social media platform Torum has released its H2 strategic ecosystem expansion plan, prioritizing the construction of a one-stop crypto ecosystem. The plan includes core features that aim to solve the industry’s information asymmetry problems and improve the connection between projects and communities through a social-based ecosystem. Torum H2 Strategic…

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Discussing The Bitcoin Voter Block With Amanda Cavaleri

Amanda Cavaleri explains how the Bitcoin voter block is one of the largest single-issue powers in U.S. politics. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: BitcoinTV Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast Many Bitcoin enthusiasts tend to lean from a significantly libertarian perspective. Many take pride in routing around the government and relish in Bitcoin’s ability to just opt out completely. Unfortunately for the Bitcoiners not interested in participating in politics, last week, a proposed version of a United States infrastructure bill introduced an existential crisis for Bitcoin and…

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Precious Metals Firm Kitco Launches Gold-Backed Tokens Built on Ethereum

On August 4, the precious metals firm Kitco Gold announced the launch of a gold-backed stablecoin which will leverage an audit process via Cohen & Company with monthly attestation reports. Kitco has partnered with Tradewind Markets, First Digital Trust, and Stably, an asset tokenization provider. The gold-backed ERC20 tokens called “kitco gold (KGLD)” “represent one true, troy ounce of fine gold,” according to Kitco. Kitco Launches KGLD Token Backed by a Troy Ounce of .999 Gold In the seventies, Bart Kitner started trading gold with funds he got from a…

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Hard To Soft Money: The Hyperinflation Of The Roman Empire

Historically, hyperinflation is a positive feedback loop of free money, illusionary wealth and greed. Almost two thousand years before the early 1920s Weimar Germany hyperinflation, there was the great currency debasement of the Roman Empire. Image source At the turn of the second century, the Roman Empire controlled all of Western Europe, parts of North Africa and the Middle East. Some estimate up to 65-100 million people lived under Roman rule, with 55–65 million as the most accepted range. — approximately 20% of the world population. Yet, 150 years later…

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Bitcoin Miner Bitfarms Mined 391 BTC In July With 99% Clean Energy

Bitcoin mining company Bitfarms has shared bitcoin production updates, including energy usage and the company’s strategic HODL mentality. Bitcoin miner Bitfarms has announced updates on its mining operations, including production and energy mix usage, as well as the company’s HODL strategy for bitcoin. The company has mined around 13 BTC per day with 99% clean energy. Bitfarms mined 391 new bitcoin during July 2021, the company’s most significant production rate in the year and approximately 96% more than its mining production in January 2021. The miner estimates it is mining…

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French Fund Manager To Launch First EU-regulated Bitcoin Equities ETF

Melanion Capital has received approval to list an ETF that tracks a basket of bitcoin-related stocks, an EU Ucits first. Paris-based Melanion Capital, a derivatives and computer-driven fund manager, has reportedly received regulatory approval to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks Bitcoin-related stocks for investors across the European Union (EU). However, the fund will not be a bitcoin ETF since it won’t invest in or hold BTC directly. According to the Financial Times, Melanion’s ETF proposal received approval from French regulators who ruled that it meets key EU standards,…

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Russia to Track Crypto Transactions With Help From Sberbank-Owned Company

The Federal Financial Monitoring Service of Russia is going to start tracking cryptocurrency transactions. The agency has already selected a contractor to develop the platform. The entity is affiliated with one of Russia’s largest financial institutions, Sberbank. Rosfinmonitoring to Keep Record of Cryptocurrency Wallets Used for Illicit Purposes Russia’s financial watchdog, Rosfinmonitoring, has selected a contractor for the building of a platform that will be used to track cryptocurrency transactions in the country. The company that won the tender, RCO, is managed by Rambler Internet Holding which is affiliated with…

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Nigerians Moved Nearly $40 Million In P2P Bitcoin Trading In 30 Days

Despite the ban in early 2021, Nigerians are trading millions of dollars worth of bitcoin in peer-to-peer markets every month. ​Nigeria has been leading the way for Bitcoin adoption in Africa despite its goverment’s recent efforts to reduce access to Bitcoin services to its people. In February, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reinforced legislation from 2017 that prohibits regulated financial institutions from dealing with bitcoin or facilitating payments for bitcoin exchanges. Notwithstanding the ban, Nigerians have resorted to peer-to-peer (P2P) trading and moved almost $40 million in BTC volume…

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Foundry Digital Grants 1 Bitcoin to Mempool.space

Foundry Digital has announced a grant of 1 bitcoin to Mempool.space in an effort to boost the Bitcoin ecosystem’s security and transparency. Foundry Digital, a provider of intelligence and capital for Bitcoin mining solutions to institutions, has announced a grant of 1 bitcoin to Mempool.space, a popular open source Bitcoin blockchain explorer, in an effort to boost the Bitcoin ecosystem’s security and transparency. In addition to the Bitcoin grant, Foundry have announced they will help develop mining features and tools, including an open transaction acceleration marketplace and a mining dashboard…

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Crypto Gambler Wins $75,000 with a $31 Bet on ‘Book of Aztec’ at Bitcoin.com’s Casino

Book of Aztec dishes out a massive round win worth a little under 2 BTC, leaving the player ecstatic! A small bet results in one of the biggest wins for the player One lucky player has just bagged a massive win worth $75,000 in a popular slot game from Amatic called ‘Book of Aztec’ at Bitcoin.com Games. The big win comes promptly after the player decided to deposit some bitcoin in his casino wallet and started playing his favorite slot. What’s more interesting to note is that the player had…

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