featured | Fintech | Politics

Facebook Plans Cryptocurrency Amid CrossFit, Fake Accounts, and Pelosi Controversies

While social media giant Facebook is reportedly moving forward with its own cryptocurrency, controversy surrounds the social networking platform this weekend. CrossFit, which refers to itself as a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition, has removed its accounts from Facebook and Instagram, calling Facebook “utopian socialists”. Meanwhile, a video manipulated to make […]

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Bitcoin

Here’s What Tony Robbins Actually Thinks About Bitcoin

The folks over at Robbins Research International – the website for Tony Robbins – recently penned a piece on Bitcoin. We thought we’d break down some of the advice which appeared first on the acclaimed investor’s blog. The piece first defines bitcoin. “It is a digital system of (non-physical) ‘tokens’ which have an ascribed value […]

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Finance

U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against Iran Financial Network

The U.S sanctioned a network of Iranian companies worth billions on Tuesday, including banks and funds accused of financing the country’s paramilitary apparatus. Washington’s move increases pressure on Tehran, sending a message to governments and companies still working with Iran to stop or face penalties. The U.S.’s goal in targeting the Basij militia’s financing network, […]

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Economy | Politics

Another Cold War Is Inevitable, This Time With China

A cold war in the 21st-century seemed unlikely… until now. Tariffs by the United States on $200 billion worth of Chinese products and retaliatory tariffs by China on $60 billion worth of American goods went into effect on Monday. While the United States and China are competing for global supremacy, they maintain mutual agreements to […]

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Finance | Politics

Argentine President Says “There’s No Chance Argentina Will Default” With Increased IMF Credit

Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina, stated that a revamped arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will help boost investor confidence in the country after a financial crisis forced South America’s second-largest market to a recession. “We are working with the IMF and we are going to present something that will bring confidence,” Macri said. […]

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Finance | Fintech | Tech

Google Introduces New Startups To Launchpad Studio, Partners With Four Indian Banks

Google just introduced a new group of startup businesses into Launchpad Studio, the tech behemoth’s accelerator it launched last year that matches top machine learning startups and experts from Silicon Valley with Google – its people, network, and advanced technologies. While the accelerator’s first group was meant to gather new insights from medical data, this most […]

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Blockchain

Cards Like Wirex’s Put Cryptocurrencies in Your Wallet

Usually, when people think about cryptocurrency, it’s on hard drives, cell phones or third-party exchanges. But, cryptocurrency debit cards have long been an exciting frontier for crypto-enthusiasts. The large San Francisco-based exchange, Coinbase, has offered a debit card, the Shift Payment Card, which allows users to gain access to their cryptocurrency just like their bank […]

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News

Zen Magnets Forges on After CPSC Case

Zen Magnets’ existence as a Denver-based Magnet sphere company has not been easy. The company, which once released a Zen Magnets Bitcoin Set, was brought to court over their products and lived to tell about the story. Today, as the only U.S.-based magnet sphere company, the company has pressed on after having their business threatened […]

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Blockchain | Gold | Tech

Former Digital Gold Developers Launch Token Sale for Cash, Micro-Lending System

(GoldSilverBitcoin) – Everex, formerly Midas Reserv, is making waves in the crypto-cash industry thanks to its contributions in cash-transfer technologies. Based on the Ethereum blockchain, Everex’s central product, Cryptocash, allows individuals to transfer cash across borders instantly in form of national currency on a blockchain. Applicable to remittance and cash transfers, Cryptocash is a digitized […]

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Golden State Warriors Owner Tweets Digital Currency Coke vs. Pepsi Analogy

Chamath Palihapitiya, an owner of the Golden State Warriors professional basketball team, recently took to twitter to celebrate the digital currency Bitcoin. “Reiterating my belief about $BTC,” the venture capitalist from Sri-Lanka (raised in Canada) tweeted. “It’s the ultimate insurance policy against autocracy, currency curbs and other forms of value destruction.” Reiterating my belief about […]

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Gold | Politics

Geopolitics Driving Gold

(Gold Silver Bitcoin) President Trump warned last week of a  “major, major conflict with North Korea”. He said he’d rather do things diplomatically, though it’d prove “very difficult.” Trump has made no secret about tensions between North Korea and the US. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict […]

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Bitcoin

Mike Cannon-Brookes admitted he likes to gamble – on bitcoin

Mike Cannon-Brookes admitted he likes to gamble – on bitcoin. Cannon-Brookes tweeted on Monday: An ounce of Bitcoin is finally worth more than an ounce of gold. https://t.co/0NEa0Szq2z — Mike Cannon-Brookes (@mcannonbrookes) April 30, 2017 Cannon-Brookes, who mistakenly thinks bitcoins come in ounces,  tweeted later that he “bet” on bitcoin, and he has done well […]

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Crime | News

Inmates Hack Prison’s Computer Network with DIY Computers

Five prisoners in the United States managed to build two personal computers from parts hidden behind a plywood board in the ceiling of a closet of their detention center. The prisoners connected the PC’s to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s (ODRC) network and abused their new found powers. The actions by the prisoners […]

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Bitcoin | Travel

The Bitcoiner’s Guide to Travel

Travel for Bitcoin has become much easier since 2013, when Bitcoin skyrocketed above $1,000 for the first time. Perhaps, you’ve seen a bitcoin sign hanging in the window of a streetside business. There are, to be certain, an increasing number of merchants accepting bitcoin, as well as individuals curious about using the first financial technology based on […]

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Blockchain | Digital Assets | Finance | Tech

JP Morgan’s Blockchain Researchers Discussed Ethereum’s Shortcomings Before DAO Hack

When two senior blockchain leaders left JP Morgan’s Juno project last month to start the firm Kadena.io, as reported by Quartz, it was on amicable terms. Related: JPMorgan Publishes Code for Permissioned Blockchain JPMorgan & Kadena Partnership In The Works? In fact, former executive director Stuart Popejoy and JP Morgan head engineer Will Martino – […]

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Uncategorized

Buffalo Judge Says Bitcoin is Not Money

(GoldSilverBitcoin) U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott in Buffalo, New York ruled that bitcoin is not money in a money laundering case out of Buffalo. Scott ruled instead that Bitcoin is akin to a commodity, a collectible, but not currency. Scott’s decision may not be upheld, as the district judge is reviewing it and reserves […]

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Gold

El Salvador is First Nation to Ban Gold, Metals Mining

El Salvador will prohibit gold and other metal mining after lawmakers overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday for the ban. Environmental activists say the country is the first in the world to ban metal mining. Related: How to Start Your Own Gold Dealer Website El Salvador’s delicate environment was cited as being unable to sustain metal mining operations, […]

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Bitcoin

Blockchain Personalities Speak out on Hard Fork

21.co used the 21.co/blockchain list to survey influential individuals in the blockchain space. “The list includes Bitcoin Core developers and Bitcoin Unlimited supporters, as well as a host of investors, executives, and founders,” writes 21.co on its Medium account.  Related: Microsoft Head of Decentralized Identity Says Bitcoin is Under Attack The survey turned up aggregate numbers […]

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Bitcoin | Digital Assets

Digital Asset Exchange ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million in Series A

Digital currency exchange ShapeShift, based in Switzerland, raised $10.4 million in capital from U.S. and international venture capital investors to fund its future expansion. The firm, owned by libertarian and former bitcoin gambling site SatoshiDice administrator Erik Voorhees, allows cryptocurrency users to instantly exchange digital currencies like bitcoin for other altcoins without needing to open […]

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24K | Beauty

You Can Now Own a Pair of 24k Underwear

  Australian underwear brand aussieBum wants your butt to feel like…a million bucks. Towards that end, the company has created a pair of men’s underwear worth $14,695. The company even sold a pair, though that guy wishes to remain anonymous has followed the brand since 2001, according to aussieBum’s press release. RELATED: Victoria’s Secret Angels […]

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Gold

Gold Investment is Still on the Rise

For the fourth straight year, gold investment will increase in 2017. Global political and economic factors have driven to increased gold demand despite the fact that the yellow metal has yet to reach once more its highs of fall 2011. “There has been a return of opportunistic generalist investors who had exited gold in late […]

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Gold

11 Killed in Gold Mine Accidents in Central China

(GoldSilverBitcoin) – 11 people were killed in accidents in two neighboring gold mines in central China’s Henan province on Friday. The thick smoke engulfed a pit at the Qinling gold mine, run by the China National Gold Group in Lingbao City. Twelve workers and six management staff were trapped inside, as reported by Xinhua on […]

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Gold | Silver

A-Mark Precious Metals CEO Sells 3,300 Shares of Stock

A-Mark Precious Metals CEO Gregory N. Roberts sold 3,300 shares of the company’s stock on Thursday. Sold at $17.66, the overall sale totaled $58, 094.96. A-Mark Precious Metals Inc sales, which trade 0.35% during midday trading Thursday, reached $17.45. Related: Spanish Government Limits Cash Withdrawal 1,000 Euros Overall, 23,027 shares of the company traded hands, […]

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24K | Celebrities

24k! Adriana Lima Sports Gold Dress In Miami

Adriana Lima looks great. And especially, for goldbugs and silverbugs, in gold. The Victoria Secret model arrived at Ocean Drive Magazine’s celebration at Komodo in Miami Wednesday night. Related: Bruno Mars Sparkles and Shines on 24K Magic The party, planned to celebrate the magazine’s March issue with Adriana as the cover, featured Ms. Lima wearing […]

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24K | Food

This $25,000 Taco is Laced with 24k Gold

We all know, deep down, the best taco are those $1 street tacos found long after the sun has gone down on a Mexico city over the weekend. One Mexican chef, Licerio, has taken this to a new extreme. Related: A $40,000 Gold Bar Gets Crushed The Grand Velas Los Cabos’, a luxury resort in […]

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Crime | Finance | Gold

NTR Launders Money for “Modern-Day Pablo Escobar”

A conspiracy involving employees at NTR Metals was outlined in a criminal complaint against Juan Pablo Granda, 35, and implicates the North American precious metals refinery and trading company in a litany of serious actions. The conspiracy involved the purchase of massive amounts of gold from illegal mines in Peru supporting human trafficking, forced labor […]

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Banks | Finance | News

The European Union Wants to Create a Public Bank for Continent’s Toxic Debt

£910BILLION worth of bad debt could collapse the European Union banking system. The “urgent and actionable” reality in Europe, which has left to increasingly radical parties claiming seats in the continent’s parliaments, has led to regulators on the continent plan for a “bad bank” contingency. Such a “bad bank” would effectively collectivize among the taxpayers […]

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Banks | Finance | Gold | News

China & Russia are Stockpiling Gold

Gold refineries in Switzerland sent a record amount of gold to Shanghai last December, and Russia is buying gold in droves as well, as the United States experiences a time of tumultuous politics and the european banking system is reported to be on the verge of collapse. Figures released at the end of January by […]

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Celebrities | Entertainment

Rap Star Birdman Shows off Solid Gold 24k Toilet

Birdman, Number 1 Stunner, took to Instagram to show off his new home which includes a golden toilet in his gold-themed bathroom. “Straight gold nigga,” the Cash Money CEO says. https://www.instagram.com/p/BNUYQoZhUOO/ In 2014, Birdman took to a video series called Flashy Lifestyle where he showed off some items like solid gold Versace lighters, 24 karat […]

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Health | Pets

Is Colloidal Silver Healthy for Pets?

Colloidal silver has long been considered a vital treatment to heal infections, cuts, bites, burns and other maladies. Indeed, many people even use colloidal silver for their pets.  Ionic colloidal silver could be in every household, helping not only its human inhabitants, but its animal ones as well. Colloidal silver has been considered a way […]

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Drink | Gold

Check Out President Trump’s 24k Vodka

Trump’s 24k vodka might now be defunct, but its demonstrative of the President’s love for the yellow metal, and a big reason why the goldbug community supported the businessman for President. The vodka bottle even looks like a gold brick. Donald Trump predicted back in 2006 it’d be America’s favorite vodka.

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Culture | Entertainment | Music

Bruno Mars Sparkles & Shines on 24K Magic

Ladies have been swoonin’ over Bruno Mars for some years now, and since he’s dubbed his most recent album “24K” that gives us here at GoldSilverBitcoin a reason to listen and review.  Mars’ most recent downplays the swoonin’ ballads that have made the hearts of women everywhere flutter for a funkier approach. But, in the […]

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Banks | Bitcoin | Blockchain | Ethereum

JP Morgan Publishes Code for Permissioned Ethereum

JPMorgan has uploaded the code for its private, Ethereum-inspired blockchain code to popular code repository Github. Quorum, which JPMorgan calls a “permissioned implementation of Ethereum supporting data privacy,” is essentially a blockchain focused for enterprise use.  JPMorgan promises “high speed and high throughput” processing of private transactions. “Quorum addresses specific challenges to blockchain technology adoption […]

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Bitcoin

I Confessed to the FBI about Bitcoin

I was quite surprised by it. I had somehow managed in 2013 to receive my first-ever letter of interest from an investor for GoldSilverBitcoin. The sender claimed to currently be working for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). His name was Carl Mark Force IV, and, according to his resume, he was the agent tasked with […]

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin Development Turns Political, Faces Possible Resistance

There’s been no parallel in the history of Bitcoin’s code changes for how the code change to increase the digital currency’s block size has played out. So controversial has been this change (or lack thereof), which would theoretically enable more transactions per second, it’s been dubbed the ‘Bitcoin Block Size Debate.’ Now, Bitcoin Core, the […]

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IRS Seeks Transaction Records of All Coinbase Users Over Two Years

IRS has targeted the transaction records of Coinbase users in a case brought forth in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, as ZeroHedge tweeted late November 17.  IRS is targeting transaction records of Coinbase users: case is 16-cv-06658, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California — zerohedge (@zerohedge) November 17, 2016     […]

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