“The essence of all slavery consists in taking the product of another’s labor by force. It is immaterial whether this force be founded upon ownership of the slave or ownership of the money that he must get to live.”
— Leo Tolstoy
Great stuff from GoldMoney, Bitcoin (as always) and more community currencies in Europe.
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Monetas is a digital finance company run by Johann Gevers and “Fellow Traveler” Chris Odom, the creator of the OpenTransactions open source software. The aim of the business is to build high-end applications using the OT software, and they have just announced two new products.
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Euro Pacific Bank’s gold debit card has been available since late last year and now BitInstant has a Bitcoin backed debit card in the works.
While these are wonderful new innovations that no doubt will help alternative currency users, the current options come with catches as they are compromises between the old fiat system and their more innovative alternatives.
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GoldMoney has two new storage facilities, one in Canada and another in a secure zone of Zurich Airport.
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New stuff from Open Transactions, Bullion Vault and the ever evolving Bitcoin.
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Vietnam’s ‘war on gold’, GATA’s TV appearance, Bitcoin’s struggles with how to police theft, e-billion news and more.
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As reported recently in several major newspapers and on Zero Hedge, the NY Fed is undergoing an audit of the gold stored in the vault of its Wall Street office. Reportedly about 23% of the world’s official gold reserves, including gold owned by foreign countries and the IMF, are stored in the central bank’s vault. One could assume from the Fed’s timing that this might be an effort to put to rest ‘conspiracy theories’ about the Fed’s missing gold. Although those concerned about the Fed’s ‘transactions’ in gold, see this as the Fed’s attempt to quiet concerns while avoiding the real issue.
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The Financial Times has just released an article claiming that several people familiar with the CFTC’ silver investigation are saying that the regulator has not found enough evidence to pursue a legal case and will soon drop the investigation.
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I once again subjected myself to a House Subcommittee hearing; this time I was pleasantly surprized.
Yesterday the House Subcommittee on Financial Services, held a hearing titled “Sound Money: Parallel Currencies and the Roadmap to Monetary Freedom”. There were an excellent group of witnesses, some intelligent questions from the committee members and testimony from Mr Rob Grey of The American Open Currency Standard that you don’t want to miss.
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