U.S. gold reserves are not good enough to be tradable, expert tells Russia Today

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U.S. Gold Is of Low Purity and That's Why an Audit of Reserves Will Never Be Allowed, Expert Tells RT

From Russia Today, Moscow
Saturday, December 30, 2017

https://www.rt.com/business/414610--us--low--quality--gold/

Bank of England plots its own bitcoin-style digital currency

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Was the appeal of cryptocurrency really to give governments even more control over money and personal lives?

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Bank of England Plots Its Own Bitcoin-Style Digital Currency

By Robert Mendick
The Telegraph, London
Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Bank of England could green light its own bitcoin-style digital currency as early as 2018, The Telegraph can disclose.

GATA meets the $10,000 challenge but there are still reason and time to help

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10:13p ET Friday, December 29, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Late this afternoon credit-card contributions to GATA's year-end fundraising campaign exceeded the $10,000 matching gift offered by Stefan Gleason of Money Metals Exchange, and checks began arriving in the U.S. mail.

The monetary metals mining industry won't help, so we need yours by Sunday

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9:17p ET Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Credit-card contributions in GATA's weeklong fundraising campaign passed $6,000 today, and while some checks by mail have been promised, they have not yet arrived, so with three days to go we are still well short of meeting the $10,000 matching grant challenge posed last Sunday by Stefan Gleason of Money Metals Exchange.

Michael Ballanger: CME's 'fiat police' arrive right on schedule

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6:10p ET Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Mining entrepreneur Michael Ballanger writes this week that the bitcoin futures market started by CME Group has done its job, knocking the legs out from under the cryptocurrency.

On GoldSeek Radio, GATA chairman says monetary metals are most undervalued

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2:51p ET Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Citigroup fined for telling clients to buy when it meant sell

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By Gregory Mott
Bloomberg News
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Citigroup Inc. will pay $11.5 million to resolve Financial Industry Regulatory Authority claims that a brokerage unit harmed retail customers by displaying inaccurate research ratings for hundreds of securities for nearly five years.

Bitcoin tumbles over exchange-closure fears

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By Kyungii Chu and Eric Lam
Bloomberg News
Thursday, December 27, 2017

Bitcoin resumed its slide today, dipping below $14,000 as the cryptocurrency's dizzying drop from a record set 10 days ago intensified.

Halfway to our goal but we're running out of time

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6:02p ET Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Credit-card donations made to GATA in response to the extraordinary matching gift offer by Stefan Gleason of Money Metals Exchange --

http://www.gata.org/node/17906

-- are halfway to the $10,000 goal, and we know that some checks are on the way in the mail, but the issue is urgent.

You're invited to GATA's reception at the Vancouver conference Jan. 22

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2:25p ET Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA invites its friends to a reception at the conclusion of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference next month. The reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 22, at the Lions Pub, 888 West Cordova St., just a block from the Vancouver Convention Centre West, where the conference is to be held.