How much has U.S. or Russia already paid for the bitcoins Bulgaria confiscated?

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Along with the new futures markets, the stash well might convey control of the bitcoin price for quite a while.

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Bitcoins Seized by Bulgarian Police from an 'Organised Crime Gang' Would Now Pay Off a Fifth of the Country's National Debt

By Scott Campbell
Daily Mail, London
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bitcoin billionaire Winklevoss sees the cryptocurrency replacing gold

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Bitcoin Billionaire Winklevoss Sees Surge of as Much as 20-Fold

By Olga Kharif
Bloomberg News
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Cameron Winklevoss, thought to be one of the largest holders of bitcoin, thinks the cryptocurrency's blazing gains this year are just the start. He predicts it will rise as much as 20-fold as investors come to view it as an upgrade to gold.

Bitcoin mania could boost efforts to dethrone dollar, analyst says

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By Sam Meredith
CNBC, New York
Friday, December 8, 2017

Bitcoin mania could prove to be the flashpoint for some of the world's largest oil-producing countries to make a major move against the dollar, according to one commodity analyst.

Russia-China real gold standard means end of U.S. dollar dominance

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9:15a ET Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bitcoin's success will liberate gold from price suppression, Keiser says

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9:50p ET Friday, December 8, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed by Daniela Cambone for Kitco News, television show host Max Keiser of Russia Today argues that bitcoin's success will liberate gold from Wall Street's price suppression scheme. The interview is seven minutes long and can be viewed at Kitco here:

https://tinyurl.com/y9k2ahzr

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

James Howard Kunstler: Bitcoin has replaced gold as the alarm

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2:54p ET Friday, December 8, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Social critic and novelist James Howard Kunstler writes today that as the cycle of money creation by central banks seems to be winding down, the tax-cutting legislation in Congress is meant to keep pumping money into equities and bonds to avoid a worldwide financial collapse.

Sharps Pixley's Williams cites Ted Butler and GATA's Ed Steer

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12:44p ET Friday, December 8, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Alasdair Macleod: Inflation vs. deflation -- state finances

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10:06a ET Friday, December 8, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Insider manipulation of bitcoin price may be legal

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The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market

By Olga Kharif
Bloomberg News
Friday, December 8, 2017

On Nov. 12 someone moved almost 25,000 bitcoins, worth about $159 million at the time, to an online exchange. The news soon rippled through online forums, with bitcoin traders arguing about whether it meant the owner was about to sell the digital currency.

Stunning swings in bitcoin promise start-and-stop futures sessions

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By Lily Katz
Bloomberg News
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bitcoin futures trading looks like it's going to be choppy.

The cryptocurrency's eye-popping rally would have triggered so-called circuit breakers on seven of the past 10 days, pausing or even halting trading to ensure an orderly session, based on rules planned by exchanges.