If buying bitcoin was 'gambling,' its profits are tax-free in UK

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The Tax-Free Bitcoin Loophole that Could Cost UK Treasury Millions

By Katie Morley
The Telegraph, London
Saturday, January 20, 2018

A tax loophole that reduces bitcoin investors' gains to zero will be exploited by people filling in their returns for this tax year, potentially creating millions in lost revenue for the government, experts have warned.

China orders banks to stop financing cryptocurrencies as noose tightens around disrupter

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By Xie Yu
South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Friday, January 19, 2018

The People's Bank of China has ordered financial institutions to stop providing banking or funding to any activity related to cryptocurrencies, further tightening the noose since its shutdown of crypto exchanges last September sent digital currency enthusiasts fleeing overseas.

GATA secretary discusses worldwide struggle for control of gold

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10:57a ET Saturday, January 20, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Pakistan is the closest the NY Times will get to gold-rigging story

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10:34a ET Saturday, January 20, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Cast your bread upon the waters, the Bible says somewhere, and pray that something comes back besides overweight seagulls.

Ronan Manly: U.S. gold reserves of immense interest to China and Russia

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9:24p ET Friday, January 19, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

You're invited to GATA's reception following the Vancouver conference Monday

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7:47p ET Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

If you're attending the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference this coming Sunday and Monday, please consider greeting GATA Chairman Bill Murphy and board member Ed Steer at GATA's reception from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Lions Pub at 888 West Cordova St., just around the corner from the conference hall.

HSBC agrees to pay $100 million to settle U.S. probe into currency rigging

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By Jonathan Stempel and Sangameswaran S
Reuters
Thursday, January 18, 2018

HSBC Holdings today agreed to pay $101.5 million to settle a U.S. criminal probe into the rigging of currency transactions, which has already led the conviction of one of its former bankers.

New York Fed official celebrates a century of market rigging

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2:32p ET Thursday, January 20, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Hackers have stolen about 14% of digital currencies

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By Olga Kharif
Bloomberg News
January 18, 2018

Digital currencies and the software developed to track them have become attractive targets for cybercriminals while creating a lucrative new market for computer-security firms.

'Disastrous' deals sideline gold-mining M&A as metal rises

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By Luzi-Ann Javier
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Stung by some lousy investments that led to billions of dollars in losses a few years ago, the world's major gold producers have cut way back on mining deals -- even as metal prices posted their biggest rally since 2010.