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Hong Kong clashes as police clear food stalls - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-35529587
Police have clashed with protesters in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong during an operation to shut down illegal food stalls.
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Negative interest rates. A ban on large-denomination notes. If you know anything about central bankers, you’ll know what’s coming next, says Merryn Somerset Webb: capital controls.
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After cutting off file-hosting sites and Usenet providers, PayPal is now taking aim at VPN and SmartDNS services. The payment processor states that services which can be used to bypass measures to prevent copyright infringement, such as geo-blockades, are violating its terms of service.
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It's unfortunate that PayPal caves to governments and PC so willingly. They do not make an effort to be neutral on their role as premier online payment mechanism...

But, even if one accepts that PayPal prefers to dissociate their Brand from porn, gambling and intellectual property theft, the grouping of VPN with these realms is shocking. It arises from either poor technical advice or inexcusable arrogance. This is an example of behavior that ignites grassroots boycotts.

VPN and torrents are basic and indispensable tools of any medium or large enterprise. They are built into processes for online meetings, software updates, voting, and trade secrecy. How on earth can PayPal justify cutting off VPN services. Does this once great Internet pioneer have Wall St suits and Luddites at the healm?

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The insidious nature of the war on cash derives not just from the hurdles governments place in the way of those who use cash, but also from the aura of suspicion that has begun to pervade private cash transactions.
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List of all the leading social trading networks and platforms. Mainly Forex FX, but also stocks and commodities.
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Mahdi Hashi had never been to the U.S. before he was imprisoned at a federal jail in lower Manhattan and held in extreme isolation prior to any trial.
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It is outside the realm of possibility for bitcoin s blockchain to serve any useful purpose for the intermediaries it was designed to replace.
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Wondering how to make money with bitcoin? Here Smith explains how cryptocurrencies like bitcoin can be used as collateral to trade stocks and ETFs.
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    B.A., Economics, 1985
  • University of Maryland, College Park
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e-Money researcher, cryptoeconomist, and public speaker
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Founding Board Director at Bitcoin Foundation.

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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Google is rejecting calls from copyright holders to remove entire domain names from Google search based on copyright infringements. In a let

Bitcoin and the Future of Bribery
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Greek Cash Ban Escalates: Imposes 'Permanent' Stricter "Capital Controls...
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In a stunning move towards the elites' endgame of 'banning cash', Greek authorities unveiled stricter capital controls for civil servants an

SnapSwap granted first bitLicense in Europe
blog.snapswap.vc

LUXEMBOURG, SAN FRANCISCO -– OCTOBER 12, 2015 -- SnapSwap International S.A. announced today that the company has been granted a license to

Chrome and Firefox Block KickassTorrents Over "Harmful Programs" - Torre...
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Chrome and Firefox are actively blocking direct access to the popular torrent site KickassTorrents. According to Google's Safe Browsing diag

Japanese Company, Tech Bureau, Launches Private Blockchain Project » Bra...
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Blockchain technology underpins bitcoin and recently financial institutions and companies have been showing a great amount of interest in th

Jon Matonis: Banking cartels could use private blockchains as blockades
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Bitcoin has boldly blazed a trail for a seamless global financial system, open to anyone on the planet. Some people may say Bitcoin has solv