I’m going to introduce you to a technology at the cutting edge of cryptocurrencies. Whether you’re a seasoned crypto specialist or are just getting started, it’s unlikely you’ll have heard much about this technology yet. But you will.
I’m sick of reading it. The number of indicators “at levels not seen since 2007” is piling up fast. Some are all-time records. While others are “at levels not seen since 2000.”Just about all the measures signal we’re in for a crash. In just about
The fall in the value of bonds comes at exactly the wrong time. Just when funds begin selling out of bonds to pay out retirement incomes of baby boomers, those bonds will become worth less.
n the times of paper press, you had to print a retraction if you were found to be lying. Today, you just go back and quietly edit the webpage and no one is the wiser.
Rather than opposing Brexit, Remainers will move to co-opt it into their view of the world. That’s why having a bunch of Remainers at the head of Brexit Britain isn’t a contradiction. Brexit doesn’t determine policy direction.
Yes, your address is just a series of numbers and letters that don’t link to your identity. And yes, there’s no way to know who created, or owns, any given address.That is, until you use it.... that's the problem with bitcoin... and the IRS knows it.
If you re-watch The 6th Day today, you’ll be struck by how accurate its depiction of the future is. Arnie and his wife talk over video chat. His car has a driverless mode. And people are cloning their dead pets. Oh yeah, that’s right. You can now get your
At Ripple’s peak on 4 January, the co-founder Chris Larsen had a reported net worth of $59.9bn. Which, according to Forbes’ rich list, would make him the 5th richest person on the planet, just above Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
Central bankers were in total control of financial markets. So why not invest in them? It sounds odd. But it’s possible to buy shares in many of the world’s central banks. My favourite is the Swiss National Bank. And so far the stock tip is doing rather
The first initial coin offering (ICO) I bought into was Status, and it was a disaster. Because it was so high profile and so popular the ICO didn’t go as planned. It clogged the whole Ethereum network for a couple of days and Status got a lot of hate.
hether it’s Venezuela, Greece or Enron, it’s bonds that make or break countries and companies. The thing is, bonds have been surfing a gigantic wave of prosperity. They just went through the biggest bond bull market, probably of all time.
The real expert when it comes to valuation of the stockmarket is John Hussman. He followed valuation metrics carefully to predict the 2000 crash. Last year he declared this “the most broadly overvalued moment in market history.”
This year Mark Zuckerberg is looking into how to leverage cryptos for Facebook. It will be very interesting to see what comes of this. Here’s what he had to say on it in his end of year post...
Gas prices for same-day delivery at the National Balancing Point (NBP) – the name of the UK’s natural gas market – jumped to their highest level since early 2013, from just 57p a unit before the shutdown of the Forties pipeline on Monday to nearly 100p
Because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level, the shops selling it can’t put their takings into banks. They have to deal with cash, huge amounts of it. So where is all the money going, besides on the private security paid to protect it?
We’re entering a bold new future, where every cut and stitch may be precisely planned by artificial intelligence (AI), long before you go under the knife. That might sound far-fetched, but today I’m speaking to someone who’s making it happen.
My friend Tim Price is out with a warning. He’s spotted what he calls “the Third Crossing”. Don’t worry, it’s nothing morbid or religious. Unless you’re praying for your retirement. The last two crossings triggered the most memorable stock market
You might like to think we’re all fine, in Blighty – after all, we’ve not had a dictator since Oliver Cromwell. But there are three very worrying trends, and they’re all pointing in the same direction: social division, hate speech, and surveillance.
The accusation made by all sides is that Davis is backtracking on the deal covering the Irish border and the divorce bill. The EU, the media, and politicians in Ireland are in uproar. The tweets, statements, comments, blogs, columns and articles were fired in
Cboe Global Markets launched bitcoin futures on Sunday. After two days of trading, it seems to be a roaring success. At one point, the bitcoin futures price rose so fast, the exchange had to put a halt to trading. The 26% jump doesn’t sound like much in
I remember vividly the shock I felt when I first lost a grandparent. A reliable part of my world was suddenly taken from me, never to return – and it took me a long time to readjust. Today, investors need to prepare for the same sense of grief and
It’s this huge increase in data and our newfound ability to rapidly make sense of it with artificial intelligence that is driving the second evolution in the fashion industry. This potent combination of data and insights now allows businesses to innovate
Just like in a divorce, the negotiation process is an extreme reminder for why you want to get divorced in the first place. The UK’s regular fiscal contribution got turned into a lump sum and it has to agree to the EU’s negotiating procedure.
If bitcoin truly is the fiat-money killer as crypto fanatics claim it is, will it meet a similar fate when bitcoin futures are launched? Should we expect the mother of all price collapses on Monday as Wall Street banks working for the deep state initiate a