Daily Dispatches

Bitcoin's acceptance among retailers is low and getting lower

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By Lily Katz
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Retailers were already skeptical about letting customers pay with bitcoin before the cryptocurrency's price underwent an astronomical rally this year. That rapid surge hasn't made them any more accepting. In fact, it may have done the opposite.

German police search for stolen gold coin the size of a manhole cover

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By Alex Horton
Washington Post
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Brother, can you spare a gigantic gold coin?

Hundreds of special German police officers executed raids across several buildings across southern Berlin early today, nabbing four suspects in the hunt for a 220-pound gold coin valued at about $3.9 million. It was stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum in March, where it had been since 2010.

CME Group CEO calls gold wildly underpriced but feigns nothing to do with it

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6:49p ET Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Is anyone still expecting reform from the Republicans?

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JPMorgan Hires New Head of Global Government Relations

By David Henry
Reuters
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-jpmorgan-moves-idUSKBN19X20W?il=0

Controversial Alaskan gold mine could be revived under Trump's EPA

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By Brady Dennis
Washington Post
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Trump administration has taken a key step toward paving the way for a controversial gold, copper, and molybdenum mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, marking a sharp reversal from President Barack Obama's opposition to the project.

Polyus to buy another 25% of Sukhoi Log gold deposit

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By Polina Devitt
Reuters
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MOSCOW -- Russia's largest gold producer, Polyus, is buying an additional 25.1 percent in Sukhoi Log, one of the world's largest untapped gold deposits, in an all-share deal worth $145.9 million, the company said today.

'Mr. Gold' backs overhaul of Tanzania's mining laws

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'Mr. Gold' Backs Overhaul of Tanzania's Mining Laws

From The Guardian
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Friday, July 7, 2017

http://www.ippmedia.com/en/news/mr-gold-backs-overhaul-tanzanias-mining-...

TF Metals Report: Pet rock revisited

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12:28p ET Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Tanzania's demands of mining industry don't bother Sinclair

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9:20p ET Monday, July 10, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Tanzania's demand for a greater share of revenue from mining operations in the country is causing alarm throughout the industry but it doesn't bother Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corp. and its executive chairman, James E. Sinclair.

Lynn Fisher: Flash crash in silver was meant to scare investors

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2:45p ET Monday, July 10, 2017

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