Bitcoin Core Dev Mike Hearn Talking About Crypto Contracts / Banking

Posted March 15th, 2013 by Cyphase

This is a talk by Bitcoin core developer Mike Hearn of Google where he discusses "The future of Bitcoin: new applications and rebuilding the banking system" at the London Bitcoin Conference 2012. Watch it to learn how Bitcoin can revolutionize more than "just" money.

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US plans to allow spy agencies to monitor every citizen’s finances

Posted March 14th, 2013 by awagele

Washington is reportedly considering opening all US financial records to national intelligence agencies in order to prevent future crimes.

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Bitcoin’s Gains May Fuel Central Bank Concerns: Bloomberg

Posted January 31st, 2013 by roryn3kids

An increase in the value of bitcoin, the world’s largest online currency, may fuel concerns that virtual money could undermine the role of central banks.

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Michigan Supreme Court Justice charged with bank fraud

Posted January 19th, 2013 by loungedaddy

Is resigning Monday (Jan 21), months after a series of suspicious real estate transactions were revealed. Justice Hathaway quietly filed retirement papers with the state back on Dec. 20...

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The DISEASE is our Monetary System

Consider these questions:

If you owned a printing press in your basement and could LEGALLY print your own money…

1. would you choose to pay your bills by printing the money you needed?
2. would you choose to pay your bills by going to the bankers for a loan?

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Why is a bank like an Airplane?

Posted October 4th, 2011 by uk1337

Why is a bank like an Airplane?
Banking regulation is popular, but stupid. This explains why.

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The American Dream, a cartoon about monetary history

Posted September 30th, 2011 by brill

This video covers the history of money, the Federal Reserve, and how they relate to today's financial crisis. A normally dry subject has been made into a highly entertaining cartoon!

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Secret gold swap has spooked the market

Posted July 13th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar

It takes a lot to spook the solid old gold market. But when it emerged last week that one or more banks had lent 380 tonnes of gold to the Bank of International Settlements in return for foreign currencies, there was widespread surprise and confusion ....

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For a Better Savings Account, Look Up To Canada

Posted May 12th, 2010 by libertyshepherd

Since January 2009, Canadian residents have been eligible to open Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). They work almost exactly like Roth IRAs: you contribute after-tax dollars, and all withdrawals are tax-free. All Canadians 18 and older can contribute up to $5,000 (Canadian) a year to a TFSA, and you can stuff it with a variety of investments: regular savings accounts, CDs (called GICs in Canada), and mutual funds.

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