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Frank Holmes Exclusive: Bitcoin Needs Electricity, Gold CONDUCTS Electricity

Frank Holmes Exclusive: Bitcoin Needs Electricity, Gold CONDUCTS Electricity

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at US Global Investors. Mr. Holmes has received various honors over the years, including being named America’s Best Fund Manager for 2016 by the Mining Journal. He is also the co-author of the book The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing and is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business as well as right here on the Money Metals podcast. Frank, welcome back and thanks for joining us again. How are you today? Frank Holmes: Excellent. Thank you, my friend. Thank you. Mike […]

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Ethereum vs. Tangibleum: Why Cryptocurrencies Can Never Replace Physical Gold

Ethereum vs. Tangibleum: Why Cryptocurrencies Can Never Replace Physical Gold

Article provided by our good friends at Hard Assets Alliance. By Shannara Johnson – August 3, 2107 On June 11, 2017, Bitcoin reached its all-time high of $3,025.47… followed by a 27.7% plunge only four days later. By July 12, it had lost a total of $12 billion off its value within a month. Ethereum, another popular cryptocurrency, increased its market share from a mere 5% at the beginning of the year to a breathtaking 30% in June, only to plummet 65% from its record-high by mid-July. One man who wouldn’t be surprised in the least by this insane level of volatility is Raoul Pal, founder of the monthly investment […]

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The Blockchain: A Gold and Silver Launchpad?

The Blockchain: A Gold and Silver Launchpad?

A new day is dawning for precious metals. Gold and silver – the world’s oldest money – are “connecting” with the newest money, digital cryptocurrencies. The final outcome of this nexus is unpredictable, but it is foolhardy to ignore what is taking place. Central governments around the globe have waged, against their own citizens, a virtual “War on Cash.” Efforts by Sweden to become “cash-free;” progressive “downsizing” of Eurozone currency units; a currency recall in India that affected 1.3 billion people; solemn talk about eliminating $100 and even $50 bills in the U.S. – all in the supposed fight against “drug dealing and tax evasion.” It’s really about people control. […]

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Bitcoin Is Just a Bit Player

Bitcoin Is Just a Bit Player

Over the last few years, so-called “crypto-currencies” – digital equivalents of a monetary exchange unit, have been all the rage. The most well-known in the category, Bitcoin, has had quite a run. Starting out as a “virtual penny stock” it rose in 2014 to the elevated height of $1,150, before crashing back to earth. This “electronic currency” is created and stored in a computerized “wallet.” Purchases and sales are made via a “blockchain” which keeps a memory of every transaction conducted. Private keys (supposedly) provide assurance that a Bitcoin holder’s account is safe. In less than three years, two seminal events have served to give bitcoin users financial heartburn. They […]

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Ingraphic: A Comprehensive View On Bitcoin

Ingraphic: A Comprehensive View On Bitcoin

With so much attention surrounding the cryptocurrency, many people may be aware of the bitcoin revolution as it took hold of the Internet a few years ago. However, while they may have heard about how it spread and took hold, many are still not aware of how it works and what purpose it serves online.

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Peer-to-Peer Marketplace For Gold And Bitcoin

| September 17, 2014 | Category: Investing
Peer-to-Peer Marketplace For Gold And Bitcoin

One of our newest contributors, Michael Mansour from DigitalTangible, submitted a press release announcing the launch of their “Peer-to-Peer Gold and Bitcoin Marketplace.” It is a brand new marketplace where users can list their gold bullion confidently and new buyers, anywhere in the world, can find premium gold deals at lower prices for immediate purchase and delivery. DigitalTangible enables this Peer-to-Peer Marketplace via its global network of professionally insured and bonded custodians.

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What Yellen’s Speech Means For Gold And Bitcoin

What Yellen’s Speech Means For Gold And Bitcoin

Could this mark the beginning of the decline of gold from prior highs? I don’t think the decline will start with force, given Janet’s comments this past Friday. The Fed is planning to maintain its schedule until better conditions prevail-this is fairly unpredictable given so many exogenous factors that could throw the recovery off, like further economic losses in Europe or China. However, once this begins, we might expect to see capital flow to where higher returns can be made. Given a pent-up demand for higher returns-hopefully it will not create an asset bubble.

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Infographic: Bitcoin versus Gold

Infographic: Bitcoin versus Gold

The complex digital currency “Bitcoin” has seen its market value surge in recent months, even eclipsing the value of gold at one point. This infographic, courtesy of JMBullion, explains the similarities and differences between gold and Bitcoin.

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Europac Metals Accepts Bitcoin Transactions

Europac Metals Accepts Bitcoin Transactions

Euro Pacific Precious Metals, the bullion company founded by Peter Schiff, announced to accept Bitcoin transactions. It has partnered with BitPay, a trusted industry leader in Bitcoin transactions, to handle the bitcoin processing. Bitcoin allows to avoid high credit card fees, while allowing customers to avoid the fees of wire transfers. This partnership is the world’s largest by volume to accept bitcoin to date.

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Should Bitcoin Take The Place Of Gold In Your Retirement Portfolio?

Should Bitcoin Take The Place Of Gold In Your Retirement Portfolio?

Having established above that the long-term future of Bitcoin is uncertain and that, as such, it can’t take the place of gold, it’s advisable for retirement investors to steer clear of this digital-currency. Even if gold still carry its poor performance from last year into this year – which is also short-term – history has proven to us that gold will come good with time. On a final note, you should always bear in mind that rally (Bitcoin) is temporary, while value (gold) is permanent.

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Paper Gold Ain’t as Good as the Real Thing

Paper Gold Ain’t as Good as the Real Thing

Why Bitcoin will never trump gold as a sound-money alternative.

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Bitcoin, Gold, and the Quantity of Money

Bitcoin, Gold, and the Quantity of  Money

Only gold serves as the objective measure of value necessary to act as the numeraire. It is no coincidence that the quantity of monetary gold is not fixed, but has elegant mechanisms to expand and contract in response to changing market demand.

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Gold And Silver – Reverse Bubble. Huge Rally When Broken. Note Bitcoin Results.

| November 30, 2013 | Category: Price
Gold And Silver – Reverse Bubble. Huge Rally When Broken. Note Bitcoin Results.

There are so many pieces to the entire puzzle, and for all the known ones, those which are most important are unknown to the great majority. All one can do is to continually monitor events and prepare accordingly. The best predictor of the future has always been past behavior. For centuries, the most reliable preparation has been the ownership of gold.

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The Difference Between Gold and Bitcoins? Intrinsic Value!

The Difference Between Gold and Bitcoins? Intrinsic Value!

In his latest video appearance, Peter Schiff explains in detail the difference between gold and bitcoins. His main point: gold is real money because it has an intrinsic value! People want gold for itself. Yes it can also be used to exchange but it has a value unique to itself. It has its own properties that are desirable; there is nothing you can do with a bitcoin except give it to somebody else.

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