Mike Kosares: The gift of gold is peace of mind

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2:35p ET Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Noting the increasing strangeness of the markets, USAGold's Mike Kosares writes today that gold still has a place and a future.

Wall Street banks push back on launch of bitcoin futures

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By Philip Stafford
Financial Times, London
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The world's largest banks are pushing back on the introduction of bitcoin futures, raising concerns with U.S. regulators that the financial system is ill-prepared for the launch of the contracts as the value of the volatile cryptocurrency has soared.

Bill Murphy: Rocketing bitcoin highlights gold and silver suppression

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"Midas" commentary for Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Bill Murphy
LeMetropoleCafe.com
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The gold price was traumatized yesterday by the Gold Cartel's forceful raid, plunging right through important support at $1,270 all the way down to $1,260.

Traders on billion-dollar crypto exchange say they can't withdraw money

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By Oscar Williams-Grut
Business Insider, New York
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

LONDON -- Customers of cryptocurrency trading platform Bittrex are complaining of problems withdrawing money and say they have been left in the dark by the huge U.S. exchange.

Russian finance ministry suggests outlawing crypto mining

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From Russia Today, Moscow
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

As the Russian government is working on laws to regulate virtual currencies, the country's finance ministry has proposed making their mining illegal. However, buying them will not be punishable.

Bitcoin mining service NiceHash says hackers emptied its wallet

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By Olga Kharif
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

NiceHash, the marketplace for cloud-based mining of cryptocurrencies, said hackers breached its systems and stole an unknown amount of bitcoin from its virtual wallet.

TF Metals Report: Another tradable low coming

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3:16p ET Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Murphy interviewed for Reluctant Preppers

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9:58a ET Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy, interviewed by Dunagun Kaiser for Reluctant Preppers, discusses the contrast between the suppressed prices of the monetary metals and the exploding prices of all other assets. The interview is 16 minutes long and can be heard at YouTube here.

Gold mining to resume in Wales after 20 years, just in time for royal wedding

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From Wales Online, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Monday, December 4, 2017

There are plans to restart gold mining in north Wales after a major mineral firm took a large stake in the owner of the Clogau gold project.

Alba Mineral Resources has taken a 49-percent stake in Gold Mines of Wales Ltd. (GMOW), which owns the the Clogau gold project, situated within the Dolgellau gold belt.

An $814 million mystery near the heart of the biggest bitcoin exchange

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By Matthew Leising
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Among the many mysteries at the heart of the cryptocurrency market are these: Does $814 million of a digital token known as tether really exist? And what is tether's connection to Bitfinex, the world's biggest bitcoin exchange?