Monetary metals holding up well despite suppression, GATA chairman says

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7:23p ET Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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China escalates crackdown on cryptocurrency trading

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From Bloomberg News
Monday, January 15, 2018

China is escalating its clampdown on cryptocurrency trading, targeting online platforms and mobile apps that offer exchange-like services, according to people familiar with the matter.

Nine banks accused of rigging key Canada lending rate

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By Ben McLannahan
Financial Times, London
Monday, January 15, 2018

A cluster of big banks has been named in a new lawsuit alleging manipulation of a key benchmark lending rate in Canada, opening up a new front in a global scandal that has led to billions of dollars in fines and penalties.

Comex's 'exchange for physicals' mystify gold market, Sprott says

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12:28p ET Monday, January 15, 2018

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Interviewed by Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report for Sprott Money News, mining entrepreneur Eric Sprott discusses the "exchange for physicals" mechanism that is moving gold futures delivery off the New York Commodities Exchange to secretive resolution in London.

Bundesbank will add China's yuan to currency reserves

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By Jeff Black, Stephen Engle, and Enda Curran
Bloomberg News
Monday, January 15, 2018

Germany's central bank has decided to include the Chinese yuan in its own reserves, in a further boost to the international status of the currency.

With real rates staying negative, this may be gold's year, Turk tells KWN

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10:18a ET Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Brandon White: Gold is getting top bank asset status in Canada

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7:43p ET Friday, January 12, 2018

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Big crypto exchange goes dark and users are getting nervous

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By Camila Russo
Bloomberg News
Friday, January 12, 2018

One of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges has been down for hours and its clients are starting to freak out.

Treasury's Mnuchin says there's no need for a digital dollar

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By Kasia Klimasinska and Saleha Mohsin
Bloomberg News
Friday, January 12, 2018

So much for a digital dollar any time soon.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he spoke to the Federal Reserve about cryptocurrencies, and the Financial Stability Oversight Council has set up a working group on it.

Cryptocurrency creation is now as easy as breathing

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Every Breath You Take: New Respiratory Miner Makes Crypto-Profit with Lung Action

From Russia Today, Moscow
Friday, January 12, 2018

The whole world of virtual currencies and blockchain technologies has generated a raft of brand-new phenomena for humanity to take on board. And now there’s Breath -- a device allowing mining via respiration.