Daily Dispatches

The criminal underwold is dropping bitcoin for another cryptocurrency

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By Olga Kharif
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bitcoin is losing its luster with some of its earliest and most avid fans -- criminals -- giving rise to a new breed of virtual currency.

Mike Kosares: Gold and silver predictions for 2018

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4:08p ET Monday, January 1, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

How China will shake up the oil futures market

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By Sungwoo Park
Bloomberg News
Monday, January 1, 2018

Bitcoin investors complain that Australian banks are freezing their accounts

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By Jennifer Duke
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Bitcoin investors are claiming that Australia's banks are freezing their accounts and transfers to cryptocurrency exchanges, with a viral tweet slamming the big four and an exchange platform putting a restriction on Australian deposits.

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:

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