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How the Blockchain and Gold Can Work Together

Gold-on-the-blockchain technology appears to hold great potential when it comes to making possible a world of digital gold money transactions. Governments use regulation & taxation to inhibit & even prevent unencumbered competition among monies. The evolution of the blockchain largely circumvents many of the obstacles governments put in the way of a free market in money.

The Concept Of Money And The Money Illusion

Guess what. Your money at the bank is not your money. A bank deposit is a loan to the bank, which should justify the fact banks only have a fraction of outstanding liabilities (receipts) in reserve. Let us examine this modern day practice of banking and the creation of what I call illusionary money. Simplified example: there is only book entry money, nowadays digital.

Silver and Gold Truth Versus Fiat Money Lies

What do loss of confidence, loss of faith in financial systems & pervasive lies have to do with gold and silver? They far more truthful money that central banks can’t print or create from thin air. The truths we have been told about fiat money are lies. Don’t believe the lies that unbacked debt based paper currencies will survive (they never do).

2015: If this the Year of the Slump?

There is compelling evidence that 2015 will see a global slump in economic activity. This being the case, financial and systemic risks will increase as evidence of the slump accumulates. It can be expected to undermine global equities, property and finally bond markets, which are currently all priced for economic stability.

The Cultural and Political Consequences of Fiat Money

Fiat money allows government to take out loans to an unlimited extent because fiat money by definition can be produced without limitation, without commercial limitation or technological limitation, and can be produced in whatever amount is desired. Fiat money also has a very important impact on our culture.

Why Central Bank Stimulus Cannot Bring Economic Recovery

The Central banks of the world are engaged in a futile effort to stimulate economic recovery through an expansion of fiat money credit. Rather than stimulate the economy, central bank credit expansion causes capital destruction and a lower standard of living in the future than would have been the case otherwise.

Fiat Money and Business Cycles in Emerging Markets

The role money plays in international trade is not different, nor is it less a medium of exchange in foreign trade than it is in domestic trade. A surplus of money flows into a country only when its residents are more eager to increase their cash holdings than are the foreigners.

Money Is Only Gold, And Nothing Else Could Be Money!

Gold has been considered money for millennia. There are several reasons why gold became money, but for brevity’s sake we can say that gold became money because money is always the most marketable good. Marketability refers to how readily people will accept something in trade.

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