Month: May 2016

Surrender Your Principles?

Surrender Your Principles?

Erick Erickson penned an excellent article about standing by your principles. He was among the group of conservatives invited to Facebook for the face-to-face discussion over the allegations of censoring conservatives. This past week, a group of conservatives were invited to meet Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in California. Facebook scrambled to do damage control over…

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Is The Shift To A Cashless Society Snowballing Or Being Forced?

Is The Shift To A Cashless Society Snowballing Or Being Forced?

Love it or hate it, cash is playing an increasingly less important role in society. The Federal Reserve estimates that there will be $616.9 billion in cashless transactions in 2016. That’s up from around $60 billion in 2010. No doubt that there has been a shift in the direction of a cashless society. It’s been a slow…

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Crisis Markets Can Deliver Big Gains

Crisis Markets Can Deliver Big Gains

Recently, Nick Giambruno talked about the investing strategies employed at Casey Research. Doug Casey has long looked for crisis where he could find assets that he was sure would be around in 50 years. During a time of crisis, these assets are typically trading or selling for way less than they are really worth. Thus, it provides an…

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Is Easy Taxi The New Uber?

Is Easy Taxi The New Uber?

Not as well known as Uber and others, Easy Taxi has used a different approach to gaining acceptance in the local markets. The company actively looks for partnerships among the existing services, which provides not only much needed capital and easier integration with the local services. Easy Taxi, a rival to Uber and GrabTaxi, has…

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Coinbase Exchange to Rebrand Following Ethereum Trading Launch

Coinbase Exchange to Rebrand Following Ethereum Trading Launch

Bitcoin exchange and wallet service Coinbase is adding support for ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network. The addition of Ethereum comes amid rising interest in ether among digital currency traders and the technology platform itself among financial institutions and other enterprises worldwide. Trading will begin on 24th May. Further, Coinbase’s exchange service will be rebranded with a new…

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Donald Trump’s His Supreme Court ‘Short List’

Donald Trump’s His Supreme Court ‘Short List’

During the Republican presidential primary, one of the sharpest attacks against presumptive nominee Donald Trump was the concern over who he might nominate to the Supreme Court, if elected. (Reuters photo/Charisma News) Wednesday afternoon, he sought to allay those fears by releasing his “short list” of Supreme Court nominees. Among those on the list are…

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Blockchain Releases Alpha Version Of Thunder

Blockchain Releases Alpha Version Of Thunder

The company Blockchain, realizing that the Bitcoin settlement process is agonizingly slow, and thus limiting adoption rate of the digital currency, has been working on a project called Thunder. This program will set up a network of nodes designed to process transactions many times faster than current credit card networks. It will then settle the…

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Can You Put The Privacy Genie Back In The Bottle?

Can You Put The Privacy Genie Back In The Bottle?

So you’ve been an active member on social media and used all the convenient way to purchase your needs and wants without regard to your personal privacy. But now you’re having second thoughts. So the 4th Amendment to the Constitution — as part of the Bill of Rights — was adopted which says, “The right…

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Zuckerberg To Meet With Conservative Thought Leaders

Zuckerberg To Meet With Conservative Thought Leaders

Following allegations that Facebook was suppressing conservative stories in the trending list of topics, Mark Zuckerberg has decided that the better part of valor will be to meet face to face with “conservative thought leaders” to lay out his case that such allegations aren’t true. (Reuters) – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will meet this…

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The Ultimate Insurance: Gold

The Ultimate Insurance: Gold

In a recent article, James Rickard talked about his conversations with people in his own neighborhood of “high rollers” and their perspective on the financial markets in which they are involved. In my ZIP code of Darien, Connecticut, it’s not unusual to bump into a billionaire every now and then.When I ask what they own,…

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