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Bitcoin, gold, and reserve currencies

This is a small collection of 6 learning resources about Is there a chance that bitcoin (or anyother crypto currency) could challenge the US dollar? Or, looking back to the past: Should the world go back to the "gold-standard". Here are a couple of articles and resources looking at the issue...


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IMF Head Foresees the End of Banking and the Triumph of Cryptocurrency (2017)


2017: "IIn a remarkably frank talk at a Bank of England conference, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund has speculated that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have ...

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Article timeslive.co.za

Bitcoin surges in Zimbabwe after military seize power


2017: "Bitcoin climbed as much as 10% on Zimbabwe’s Golix exchange on Wednesday after the country’s armed forces seized power. The price of the cryptocurrency in the Southe...

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The Monetary System Visually Explained - Youssef G


A great visual explanation of how monetary systems work.

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What gives a dollar bill its value? - Doug Levinson | TED-Ed - TED-Ed


TED-Ed Published on Jun 23, 2014 The value of money is determined by how much (or how little) of it is in circulation. But who makes that decision, and how does their choi...

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Article hackernoon.com

We already know blockchain’s killer apps – Hacker Noon - Hacker Noon (2017)


It wasn’t too long ago that Silicon Valley scoffed at cryptocurrencies. All over coffee shops in Mountain View and Menlo Park, you heard the same conversation: “Sure, it’s cool ...

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Article bloomberg.com

This Billionaire Has Put Half His Net Worth Into Gold - Bloomberg - Bloomberg.com


Some big investors see warning signs ahead for markets but are holding their positions. Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris is taking action: He’s put half of his $5.7 billion n...

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