Gold bugs embrace bitcoin, upending retail sellers

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By Stephanie Yang
The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gold prices are rallying, but retail gold dealers and shops are struggling to survive.

Fake gold wasn't ours, Royal Canadian Mint says

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From Canadian Broadcasting Co. News, Ottawa
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/fake-gold-not-ours-mint-says-1.4380...

A gold bar purchased in Ottawa that turned out to contain no gold did not come from the Royal Canadian Mint, the Crown corporation said today.

So long, cryptos: CME Group plans bitcoin futures

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Presumably governments and central banks will get volume trading discounts from CME Group on the new futures contracts as they do with the current ones:

http://www.gata.org/node/14385

http://www.gata.org/node/14411

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CME Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures by Year-End

By Evelyn Cheng
CNBC, New York
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Elaborate fake gold bar sparks investigation by RBC and police

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By Vito Pilieci
Ottawa Citizen
Monday, October 30, 2017

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/elaborate-fake-gold-bar-sparks-...

RBC Royal Bank is working with police to investigate allegations that one of its branches on Bank Street sold a gold bullion 1-ounce bar that turned out to be an elaborate counterfeit.

Gold market is moving from West to East, Shanghai exchange chief says

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Shanghai Gold Exchange Marks 15th Anniversary

From Xinhua News Agency, Beijing
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SHANGHAI -- The Shanghai Gold exchange celebrated its 15th anniversary on Monday.

The exchange started business on Oct. 30, 2002, and the last 15 years have been a journey of the opening up of China's gold market, the exchange said in a statement.

Royal Canadian Mint-stamped gold wafer appears to be fake

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By Stu Mills
Canandian Broadcasting Corp., Toronto
Monday, October 30, 2017

he Royal Canadian Mint is investigating how a sealed, "pure gold" wafer with proper mint stampings may in fact be a fake.

Dave Kranzler: Oil for gold -- real or imagined?

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4:51p ET Sunday, October 29, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Dave Kranzler of Investment Research Dynamics writes today that "a gold-backed yuan-denominated oil futures contract is inevitable, just maybe not on the timeline preferred by the Western gold investing community." Kranzler's commentary is headlined "Oil for Gold -- Real or Imagined?" and it's posted at IRD here:

Bill Murphy: Nearly two decades of fighting the Gold Cartel

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Remarks by Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
New Orleans Investment Conference
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Next year will be the 20th year, or two decades, that Chris Powell, the GATA army, and I have been out there doing what we could to expose the gold price suppression scheme by what we call the Gold Cartel.

New York Sun: Is America on a gold standard?

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From the New York Sun
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Has America been secretly on the gold standard?

Federal prosecutors are investigating Wells Fargo FX business, report says

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By Rick Rothacker
Charlotte (North Carolina) Observers
Friday, October 27, 2017

Federal prosecutors in San Francisco are investigating foreign-exchange trading at Wells Fargo following the departure of four bankers in the unit this month, the Wall Street Journal reported today.