Has Bitcoin just become a geopolitical tool in an increasingly politically fractious world? We look at how and why Russia is moving forward with cryptocurrency both in mining and blockchain development. The $100m investment into mining follows blockchain technology being reportedly viewed as a “promising tool to assist Russia in diversifying its economy beyond oil and gas” by President Putin.
Here’s brief look at secession movements currently underway globally, and we hear from one of our subscribers who puts forward a convincing thesis for secession for Western South Africa over the next 5-10 years. We also ask readers – what area or region has the highest possibility of secession today?
In the movie “The International” Clive Owen plays the part of Louis Salinger, an Interpol agent trying to bring down the world’s largest bank. In this clip a banker explains things to him: Umberto Calvini: [In explaining the “true” nature of banking in the world] “The IBBC is a bank.
Most of you know the story of Africa’s great jewel. Zimbabwe, presided over by the charming, charismatic, democratically elected leader Robert Mugabe. So great is the country that under his leadership it has reached dizzying heights. The highest inflation in Africa, the highest unemployment in Africa, and, of course, the
Him: “This market is absolutely 100% gonna crash.” Me: “You sound so certain?” Him: “Just look at the valuations.” Me: “Pricey valuations don’t always culminate in a market crash. There are other factors to consider.” Him: “Trump trade is over, and I’m now 50% hedged on US exposure and net long EMs.
Time is short so let me present to you one chart… to get you thinking in the right direction. Ok, I lied. Two charts… Pound pounded. Whyfore? Not one thing but many…. Brexit European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker recently threatened the following: “The bill for the UK will be, to put it somewhat
Menopause, I’m told, is horrible. Men don’t know too much about it, and thankfully I’ve not been exposed to it… yet. One minute you’re hand in hand on the beach with your sweet adoring wife and the next she’s a sobbing wreck who wants to stab you in the thigh with a
It’s been like a surreal sense of déjà vu as conversations I’ve had over the last couple months keep bringing up similar themes. The market, increasingly indistinguishable from a petulant, impulsive, and near sighted toddler, rewards intelligence, risk management, and logic with a swift kick in the nuts. The advantage to