- George Washington UniversityB.A., Economics, 1985
- University of Maryland, College ParkComputer Engineering
Contributor at Forbes Magazine, American Banker, and CoinDesk. Board advisor to startups in bitcoin, gaming, mobile and prepaid. Previously CEO of Hushmail and Chief Forex Trader at VISA. Editor of The Monetary Future.
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Fed watchdog fines Sparks Nugget casino $1m for “wilful disregard” of AM...
Marnell Gaming approved to acquire Nevada's Sparks Nugget casino but not before feds issue $1m fine for “wilful disregard
5Dimes Casino Accused of Using Amazon Gift Cards to Evade US Officials
5Dimes Casino is facing investigations from officials in the United States and Costa Rica, after a fall-out between execs led to a media rep
Former ECB Chief Economist Disses Negative Interest Rates and Praises De...
In a remarkable TV interview, Otmar Issing, the former Chief Economist of the European Central Bank and a former member of its Board, dismis
Anarchism and Radical Decentralization Are the Same Thing
Those who wish to portray Ludwig von Mises as the "moderate" one, compared to the more radical Murray Rothbard, will often point out that Mi
PayPal Starts Banning VPN and SmartDNS Services - TorrentFreak
After cutting off file-hosting sites and Usenet providers, PayPal is now taking aim at VPN and SmartDNS services. The payment processor stat
Blue Chip Banks Opt for R3 Over SWIFT | Bank Innovation
Banks with a combined market capitalization of nearly $600 billion have opted for the R3 CEV distributed ledger consortium over SWIFT's glob
The Monetary Future: Bitcoin Foundation Comments on Liberty Reserve Spec...
The application of “Special Measures” to Liberty Reserve by FinCEN provided a unique opportunity for the Bitcoin Foundation to clarify sever
Bubble Watch: No-Down-Payment Jumbo Mortgage Makes a Comeback
A credit union in San Francisco is offering a $2 million, no down payment mortgage loan to borrowers.
SWIFT explores solving the correspondent banking problem with the blockc...
SWIFT targets R3 CEV with its new global payments innovation initiative that includes exploring the use of the blockchain to enhance corresp
BIS Warns The Fed Rate Hike May Unleash The Biggest Dollar Margin Call I...
"While funding continued to be available, such a large negative basis indicates potential market dislocations. And this may call into questi
Majority Of U.S. College Students Now Support "Regulating" Free Speech |...
The William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale recently commissioned a survey from McLaughlin & Associates about attitudes towards free speech o
The War On Cash Is Advancing On All Fronts: "First They Came For The Pen...
But who is the governments' strongest ally in their 'war on cash'?