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11:58a ET Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Here comes another derivatives attack on Bitcoin

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JPMorgan Sees 'High Anticipation' for CME Bitcoin Options Launch

By Joanna Ossinger
Bloomberg News
Friday, January 10, 2020

Institutional interest in Bitcoin-related contracts appears to be building and market measures indicate high anticipation of the launch of CME Group Inc. options on Monday, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Welcome to Jachymov, the Czech town that invented the dollar

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By Eliot Stein
British Broadcasting Co., London
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200107-welcome-to-jchymov-the-czech-to...

500-year-old gold bar shows that stealing gold has a long history

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Gold Bar Found Beneath Mexico City Street Was Part of Moctezuma's Treasure

From Reuters
Friday, January 10, 2020

MEXICO CITY -- A new scientific analysis of a large gold bar found decades ago in downtown Mexico City reveals it was part of the plunder Spanish conquerors tried to carry away as they fled the Aztec capital after native warriors forced a hasty retreat.

India's central bank buys 15 tonnes of gold in October and November

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By Gayathri Nayak
The Times of India, Mumbai
Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Reserve Bank of India stepped up hedging against currency volatility by purchasing 0.48 million troy ounces of gold, close to 15 tonnes, in October and November, central bank data showed.

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3:49p ET Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Alasdair Macleod: How to return to sound money

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By Alasdair Macleod
GoldMoney, St. Helier, Channel Islands
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Given the current fiat money system is on a path towards its own destruction it is not surprising that there has been increasing talk of a monetary reset. Without a completely different approach and by retaining the same institutions and macroeconomic concepts, any such reset is bound to fail.

Jim Rickards: A new gold standard -- orderly or chaotic?

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By James Rickards
DailyReckoning.com
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Over the past century, monetary systems change about every 30 to 40 years on average. Before 1914 the global monetary system was based on the classical gold standard.

Then in 1945 a new monetary system emerged at Bretton Woods. I was at Bretton Woods this past summer to commemorate its 75th anniversary.

Pam and Russ Martens: Fed's balance sheet explodes by $413 billion in 119 days

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

On September 4, 2019, the assets on the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve stood at $3.761 trillion. As of January 1, that figure is $4,173,626,000,000. That's an increase of $413 billion in just the past 119 days and the Fed does not seem inclined to turn off its money spigot to Wall Street any time soon.

Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: New year will bring rate cuts, debt monetization, rising metals

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10:37p ET Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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