Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Bitcoin Makes Debut On Major US Stock Exchange

The increasingly popular digital currency, Bitcoin, has made its debut on a major US exchange. On Monday, futures trading of the virtual money started in the Chicago Board of Exchange. Interest was so high that the board's website crashed due to heavy traffic. Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC.

Greece Emerges from Economic Crisis with Increased Inequality

Greece is "coming out of the crisis with a more polarized society, with an opened gap between the rich and the poor," says economic scholar John Milios

Sunday, 10 December 2017

How Brexit Could Make Food Prices Skyrocket

British farmers are being hit by a shortage of migrant workers and are warning a dysfunctional Brexit will have a devastating impact on their industry. They are calling on the government to provide direction and answers on the future of British farming after the U.K. leaves the European Union. Bloomberg’s Angus Bennett travelled to Kent, in Southern England, to meet the farmers and migrant workers on the front lines of Brexit. Video by Angus Bennett and Gloria Kurnik

Undoing the New Deal: Roosevelt Created A Social Safety Net, Not Socialism

Historian Peter Kuznick says the New Deal created necessary programs and regulations that mitigated the effects of the Great Depression, but he wouldn’t nationalize the bank’s or challenge private ownership

Peter Hitchens Says the UK Is in a Pre Civil War Condition

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bitcoin 2014 - Wences Casares (Xapo) - Getting to a Billion Bitcoin Users

Can Bitcoin Survive a Hard Fork? Xapo's Wences Casares on Block Size and Bitcoin's Future

"I think bitcoin is more robust because we cannot depend on Satoshi [Nakamoto, creator of bitcoin] to say, 'Hey, Satoshi, what do we do with the block size?'" says Wences Casares, founder of the bitcoin wallet Xapo. "I think that would be a weaker bitcoin."

Casares is an entrepreneur who brought the first internet service provider to his home country of Argentina and then launched the mega successful online brokerage firm Patagon. So people listen when he says that bitcoin "may change the world more than the Internet did."

Reason TV's Zach Weissmueller sat down with Casares in Xapo's San Francisco headquarters and discussed the state of bitcoin, why he believes that bitcoin's core technology needs modification to increase block size, and why such a modification doesn't threaten the future of the crypotcurrency as some critics fear. They also discussed how bitcoin can help people in developing countries to protect themselves against hyperinflation, why he believes that everyone should own a little (but not too much) bitcoin, and why Xapo stores its bitcoin private keys in vaults underneath the Swiss Alps.

The Winklevoss Twins Eat, Sleep, and Breathe Bitcoin

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss sit down with John Biggs to discuss Wall Street's attitude toward bitcoin, their new bitcoin exchange, and their bitcoin-based exchange traded fund.

Bitcoin: The New Gold Standard

Xapo's Wences Casares will convince you that Bitcoin is the most important social experiment of our time. 5,000 years after the birth of the old gold standard, this new and accessible alternative is here to stay.

Xapo CEO: A Bitcoin Could Be Worth $1M in 10 Years

Wences Casares, co-founder and CEO of Bitcoin firm Xapo, sits down with WSJ's Evelyn Rusli to talk about Bitcoin's potential for investment growth and solutions to foreign currency exchange problems.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

GOP Tax Bill: The Great American Heist

The 'Insane and opaque' Tax bill had no hearings, no independent experts, only lobbyists informed this bill. It will blow up the deficit and gut social programs, explains economist and white collar criminologist, Bill Black

Monday, 4 December 2017

SophieCo: Bitcoin Cash ‘CEO’: We Won’t Need Banks Anymore

The digital currency Bitсoin, once a toy for computer nerds, is now soaring in price, triggering a new gold rush. Is it just another bubble, or a glimpse into a radically different financial future? We ask Rick Falkvinge, CEO of BitCoin Cash and founder of the Swedish Pirate Party.

Brexit Deal Stalls Over Ireland Border Dispute

Britain and the European Union say they are confident of reaching an agreement on Brexit withdrawal terms, despite no deal being announced on Monday. Among the main issues yet to be agreed, is what the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will look like.

CrossTalk: Bitcoin Fever!

Bitcoin – for some it is the perfect marriage of technology and finance. For others it is a ‘get rich’ scheme. Though no one can deny its market value is soaring and becoming an attractive alternative to the current global banking system. Is bitcoin revolutionizing the world? CrossTalking with Mitch Feierstein, Jeffrey Tucker, and Garrick Hileman.

Yanis Varoufakis on Brexit Negotiations, Ireland, Greece

Nov.29 -- Former Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis discusses Brexit negotiations, his recommendations around Brexit, the Irish border issue, Emmanuel Macron's policies for France, EU common budget and his outlook for Greece. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open."

Tony Blair: 'Absolutely Necessary' Brexit Doesn't Happen

The former prime minister says the Brexit process is doing economic and political damage. Speaking on Friday, Blair says stagnating living standards are causing a change in public opinion on Brexit