Meet Patrick Byrne: Bitcoin Messiah, CEO of Overstock, Scourge of Wall Street
Cade Metz, WIRED, 18 February 2021
The problem with the modern economy, Byrne says, is that it rests on the whims of our government and our big banks, that each has the power to create money that’s backed by nothing but themselves. Thanks to what’s called fractional reserve banking, a bank can take in $10 in deposits, but then loan out $100. The government can make more dollars at any time, instantly reducing the currency’s value. Eventually, he says, laying down a classic libertarian metaphor, this “magic money tree” will come crashing down.
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Andrew Hecht | 21.02.02
During the past several days, the highly-speculative silver market became a central focus of the social media crowd. Markets move high when buyers are more aggressive than sellers and vice versa. Silver is now the next target for the herd that cashed in on GameStop and other shares with short interest. Silver and GME shares are very different assets, but the price action puts them in the same category in the current landscape.
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As gold crashes, Jim Cramer says money is ‘all going to crypto’
Cointelegraph, 08 January 2021
As the price of gold plunged on Friday, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said the rise of crypto may partly explain the sudden disinterest in the precious metal — a potential sign that the mainstream has flipped the script on Bitcoin (BTC) and digital assets.
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BlackRock CEO: Bitcoin is an index of money laundering
ALI BRELAND, 13 October 2017
Larry Fink, CEO of the investment management company BlackRock, hammered bitcoin on Friday. “Bitcoin just shows you how much demand for money laundering there is in the world,” Fink said at the Institute of International Finance on Friday. “It’s an index of money laundering. That’s all it is.” Continue reading “Article: BlackRock CEO: Bitcoin is an index of money laundering”