UK plans crackdown on bitcoin

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Treasury Crackdown on Bitcoin over Concerns It Is Used to Launder Money and Dodge Tax

By Robert Mendick and Gordon Rayner
The Telegraph, London
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Mnisters are launching a crackdown on the virtual currency bitcoin amid growing concern it is being used to launder money and dodge tax.

Brandon White: Where does the Bank of Canada stand on gold as an asset?

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12:45p ET Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The investment world has gone mad, Brandon White of Bullion Management Group in Markham, Ontario, says in his weekly video, "This Week in Three Minutes," noting extreme valuations in equity markets and bitcoin and the strange disappearance of market corrections.

Michael Ballanger: The true meaning of bitcoin's success

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12:27p ET Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Mining and market analyst Michael Ballanger argues today that the success of bitcoin signifies in large part recognition by the wealthy that government currencies are unreliable.

Ronan Manly: Russia, China, and BRICS: A new gold trading network

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11:45a ET Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Led by Russia and China, gold researcher Ronan Manly writes today, Asia countries are steadily moving toward creating a physical gold market that will displace the gold derivatives markets of the West. Manly's analysis is headlined "Russia, China, and BRICS: A New Gold Trading Network" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

Alasdair Macleod: The dollar's prospects are poor

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9:24a GMT Friday, December 1, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sector is demoralized and monetary metals are bargains, GATA chairman says

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9:05a GMT Friday, December 1, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy, interviewed by GoldSeek Radio's Chris Waltzek, says the monetary metals sector is hugely demoralized and gold and silver are the world's most undervalued assets. The interview is eight minutes long and can be heard at GoldSeek Radio here:

http://radio.goldseek.com/nuggets/murphy.11.30.17.mp3

Coinbase loses bid to block U.S. tax probe of bitcoin gains

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By Joel Rosenblatt
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Coinbase Inc. lost a bid to block an Internal Revenue Service investigation into whether some of the company's customers haven't reported their cryptocurrency gains.

Torgny Persson: Even if you don't eat it, gold has unique advantages

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6p GMT Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star proprietor Torgny Persson today demolishes the old disparagement about gold's value in emergencies -- that you can't eat it. In fact you can, Persson notes, even if it provides no nutritional value. But, Persson asks, what financial instrument is edible?

Chris Powell: London update on gold market manipulation

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Remarks by Chris Powell
Secretary/Treasurer, Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Mines and Money London
Business Design Center, London
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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The slides for this presentation are posted here:

http://gata.org/files/GATA-Powell-Mines&MoneyLondonSlides-11-29-2017.pdf

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McEwen Mining CEO admits gold market rigging but just shrugs at it

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10:22a GMT Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

McEwen Mining Chairman and CEO Rob McEwen, founder of Goldcorp, told investors in a conference call November 3 that his company is fully aware of the rigging of the gold market but is not trying to do anything about.