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Should you hoard cash like Warren Buffett and the private equity players?

Posted on September 3rd, 2017.

“I hate cash,” Warren Buffett said in an interview to CNBC, back in May of this year. However, by the end of second quarter, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a company run by him for over five decades had $100 billion in cash and cash equivalents because Buffett is unable to find the right valuation to buy. Key observations Warren...

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Analysis

Perhaps Proof-of-Stake Can Work Long Term

Posted on September 3rd, 2017.

Some of the largest Potcoin wallets are exchange wallets, and they’re not staking. In order to keep funds liquid in a proof-of-stake coin like Potcoin, you can’t stake, because your coins will occasionally not be available for sending. Here is an example of a long-term staking wallet that the author came across. As you can see, they’ve...

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Analysis

It’s All About The Tokens And How You Play Them

Posted on August 29th, 2017.

A definite good short-term buy-call is to get your hands on some NEO, because on September 10th, the Red Pulse ICO is going to kick off. When that happens, we’re going to see a spike in the price of NEO, because Red Pulse is only selling for NEO – a sage move, really. In this article, the author would like to establish that chains like...

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Bitcoin

Sunday Devotional: Keep Your #Hodl Hand Strong

Posted on August 28th, 2017.

If you bought now, at the all-time highs of Bitcoin and you’re itchy about $5,000 or $10,000, perhaps taking a look at those who’ve been in your shoes before is in order. Or perhaps you don’t have much Bitcoin, but you’ve got a lot of Ethereum and tokens on its blockchain. Even better, perhaps you’re holding a number of one of the...

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Cryptocurrencies

What’s in a Cryptocurrency Exchange?

Posted on August 15th, 2017.

Let’s have a look at the various cryptocurrency exchanges, starting with a new one that was brought to our attention which was funded through an ICO, Binance. For this review, we’ll stick to exchanges that are mainly focused on crypto-to-crypto trading, as opposed to exchanges like Bitfinex and Coinbase which are focused on the dollar...

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Analysis

Will the US dollar fall off the cliff?

Posted on August 3rd, 2017.

The ICE US dollar index DXY is reeling under pressure and has fallen to multi-year support zone of 92-93. At the start of the year, most big brokerages and banks were bullish on the dollar and they expected it to rally in 2017, extending its bullish run that started post the US Presidential elections. Key observations The US dollar...

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Analysis

Analysis: Another Crazy Crypto-Weekend Ahead?

Posted on July 15th, 2017.

As weekends have been very busy – to say the least – for crypto traders, today’s move lower has been keeping all players on the edge. With the Segwit2X announcement looming in one week, and the Judgment Day for Bitcoin also around the corner, nervous trading continues across the board in cryptocurrencies. While the...

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Bitcoin

No Matter Bitcoin Hardfork or Softfork, Prices Have Already Adjusted

Posted on July 13th, 2017.

I believe digital currencies incorporate future events in the same way stocks do, the release of earnings or the introduction of a new product will be reflected in pricing in many stocks 90 to 180 days before earnings are released or a new product generates sales, and the share price will reflect future events. Digital currencies are...

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Cryptocurrencies

The Trading World Loves the Action in Digital Currencies

Posted on July 12th, 2017.

I believe all markets behave in a similar way, and I do not think it matters if you are trading a digital currency, a stock or an option.  I started out my career trading futures contracts on currency before all global currency rolled into the Euro.  We would trade futures contracts on the Swiss Franc, the Japanese Yen or the German Mark...

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Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin Fork Takes a Big Bite as the Market looks for Logic

Posted on July 11th, 2017.

If you are depending on fundamentals to trade any digital currency you will end up frustrated and broke.  In reality, digital currencies do not have the kind of fundamentals like stocks, and in this early phase of fat tail volatility, you can only depend on technical support and resistance levels to guide you. Anticipating and...

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Economy

Fearing Recession, Billionaire Investor Paul Singer Creates $5 Billion Rainy Day Fund

Posted on May 30th, 2017.

Paul Singer, a billionaire investor, has created a $5 billion rainy day fund to protect himself from a disaster awaiting Wall Street, according to Marketwatch. Singer runs Elliot Management, a $33 billion hedge fund. He recently advised investors in a letter that low volatility is ahead for stocks, which will see values move higher for a...

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Opinion

The War On File Sharing is the New War On Drugs

Posted on July 26th, 2016.

“It’s called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn’t immoral — it’s a moral imperative. Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy.” — Aaron Swartz Federal authorities recently arrested the...

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Entertainment

Popcorn Time Is Still Going Strong despite Netflix’s Global Expansion

Posted on January 19th, 2016.

Movie- and TV shows-streaming platform Popcorn Time is still being used as a go-to viewing resource for users around the world. An MPAA-led takedown ensured that headlines were made of the demise of PopcornTime and its streaming resource YTS. YIFY, the group behind YTS was declared to be shut down permanently. An unnamed individual in a...

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Opinion

Encryption, “Dark Spaces” Demonized on Both Sides of the Aisle

Posted on December 8th, 2015.

Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. The...

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Op-Ed

Hillary Clinton Wants Silicon Valley to “Disrupt” ISIS

Posted on December 7th, 2015.

Arguments against strong encryption will break down on a long enough timeline. If not for the simple reason that strong encryption protects everyone and weakening it will inevitably make us all less safe, then the fact that interfering encryption research in the west won’t stop malevolent actors from further developing the open...

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Law

Girl Listed Simultaneously As Minor and Adult for Nude Selfie

Posted on November 22nd, 2015.

16-year-old Brianna Denson of Fayetteville, North Carolina plead guilty in July as an adult – for crimes against herself. The girl had taken nude photos of herself, an increasingly common activity among teenagers, and had possessed it. That’s two charges. To avoid becoming a sex offender, which brings with it a lifetime stigma, the...

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Anonymous

Anonymous Takes Down Thousands of Islamic State Twitter Accounts Overnight

Posted on November 18th, 2015.

Despite being called “idiots” by the Islamic State after declaring “total war” on the expressly terrorist organization, hacktivist group Anonymous has already taken down more than a few thousand pro-ISIL Twitter accounts. Two days into the keyboard war and Anonymous claims to have gained control of roughly 5,500 ISIS-related Twitter...

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Communication

ISIS’ Digital Caliphate Going Dark – Darknet, That Is

Posted on November 18th, 2015.

The digital propaganda machine of ISIS has run into trouble staying afloat on the clear net, and so like most other banned information, they’re heading to the deep web. While this may severely limit the ability of the group to dutifully indoctrinate new members who aren’t skilled in the arts of Tor, the group hopes the sites...

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Business

Flywheel Helps Cabs in War Against Uber

Posted on October 30th, 2015.

Much of the argument in favor of Uber, when not indulging in disgusting tirades against people earning tips as part of their living, has to do with the ease of use that Uber provides by comparison to taxi companies. The user is not required to talk to anyone on the phone, can pay easily by credit card (which is also the case in major...

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Opinion

If You’re Worried About Robots Taking Your Job, Maybe You’re An Idiot

Posted on October 26th, 2015.

It’s true. Let’s face it. If you can’t do things beyond the capacity of a robot, you’re probably an idiot. Fear of a robot planet litters the artistic record. For instance, in his first novel, Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut paints a dystopia that is nearly completely mechanized. In this near-feature, there is no need for human laborers. The...

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