Hope for the day of deliverance but avoid predicting it

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11:46a ET Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Some of you are inquiring about GATA consultant Harvey Organ's excellent work calling attention to the huge increase in the use of the New York Commodities Exchange's "exchange for physicals" procedure for fulfilling long contracts for gold and silver:

http://www.gata.org/node/17873

Eric Sprott interviewed by Bullion Star at Australia's Precious Metals Investment Symposium

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11a ET Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bitcoin surge prompts bid to remove Mt Gox from bankruptcy

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By Leo Lewis
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bullion Star: Why Singapore is so great for gold investors

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2:39p ET Monday, December 11, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star, headquartered in Singapore, today expounds on the city-state's great advantages for gold investors.

Harvey Organ: Why such shorting of Comex gold and silver if there's none for delivery?

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2:04p ET Monday, December 11, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold and silver market analyst Harvey Organ today posts an open letter to the chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, J. Christopher Giancarlo, calling attention to the transfer to London of a huge number of gold and silver futures contracts claimed for delivery on the New York Commodities Exchange.

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