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    Bitcoin Gambling: The Perfect Blend of Convenience and Cost-efficiency

Bitcoin Gambling: The Perfect Blend of Convenience and Cost-efficiency

Nowadays there aren’t really many options other than integrating Bitcoin payments left to help online casino operators make their gambling businesses commercially viable in the complex environment. The thing is, those who haven’t still taken the critical decision to […]

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    From Players to Website Operators: Bitcoin Gambling Benefits

From Players to Website Operators: Bitcoin Gambling Benefits

Online gambling will never be the same again. Essentially, nothing has changed for us that radically: the games are still there, with dozens and dozens of new video slots becoming available every day, and table & card classics getting […]

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    Fran Lebowitz: Capitalism Triumphed Over Both Communism and Democracy

Fran Lebowitz: Capitalism Triumphed Over Both Communism and Democracy

This post first appeared at Truthout.
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A photoshopped image of journalist and author Fran Lebowitz (not to be confused with Annie Leibovitz the famed photographer) has been making its away around the internet. The image may […]

Block Verify, the Blockchain Anti-Counterfeit Solution

London, March 9, 2015 — The Block Verify team has completed a pilot program using advanced blockchain technology to disrupt anti-counterfeit technologies worldwide. Counterfeit goods currently account for $1.77 trillion around the world. Such goods are found globally at […]

BitBay: a Polish Bitcoin Exchange with Global Aspirations

One of the more interesting things about Bitcoin is the possibilities that it opens up for people to create. Across the world, we are seeing people entering the Bitcoin space and creating types of businesses that they would never […]

Orwell and Kafka Do America

Due process and rule of law have been replaced with “legalized” looting by government in America.
Did you know that the government of Iran steals your cash if they find more than loose change in your car? They don’t arrest you […]

State Legislatures Taking Aim at Dark Money, Disclosure

This post first appeared at Sunlight Foundation.
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Though “dark money” has become a household term thanks to the role it has played in federal elections, the influence of political spending funded by anonymous donors is becoming just […]

Questions Swirl Around the Death of Wall Street Journal Reporter, David Bird

Questions Swirl Around the Death of Wall Street Journal Reporter, David Bird

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: March 23, 2015 Wall Street Journal oil reporter, David Bird, set out from his New Jersey home for a brief walk on […]

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    Justice Department rolls out an early form of capital controls in America

Justice Department rolls out an early form of capital controls in America

Imagine going to the bank to withdraw some cash.

Having some cash on hand is always a prudent strategy, and especially today when more and more bank deposits are creeping into negative territory, meaning that you have to pay the […]

Greece’s Poor lost 86% of Income; The Rich? Only 17%

First Appeared on Keep Talking Greece
Greece’s unbalanced austerity and drastic increase of poverty. The poorest households in the debt-ridden country lost nearly 86% of their income, while the richest lost only 17-20%.  The tax burden on the poor increased by 337% […]

Shhh! We Can’t Talk About the Dollar’s Flash Crash on Wednesday

Shhh! We Can’t Talk About the Dollar’s Flash Crash on Wednesday

By Pam Martens: March 20, 2015 One would think we had asked for missile launch codes when we reached out to the futures exchanges to find out what caused […]

The SEC’s Andrew Bowden: A Regulator for Sale?

This post first appeared at Naked Capitalism blog.
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The head of the SEC’s examination unit, Andrew Bowden, created a furor last May when he described the widespread lawbreaking that the SEC was uncovering in its first examinations […]

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    Off the Deep End: The Wall Street Bonus Pool and Low-Wage Workers

Off the Deep End: The Wall Street Bonus Pool and Low-Wage Workers

This post first appeared at Institute for Policy Studies.

Wall Street banks handed out $28.5 billion in bonuses to their 167,800 employees last year, up 3 percent over 2013, according to new figures from the New York State Comptroller. These […]

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    SFARDS (formerly Gridseed) Announced World’s First 28nm Bitcoin and Litecoin Dual-Algorithm ASIC Tapeout

SFARDS (formerly Gridseed) Announced World’s First 28nm Bitcoin and Litecoin Dual-Algorithm ASIC Tapeout

Bitcoin Press Release: The SF3301 will be the next generation of dual-algorithm mining chips; the world’s first 28nm with the capability to mine SHA-256 and Scrypt simultaneously. The advantages of this ability translate to an extended period of effectiveness […]

Paul Craig Roberts Shames Corporate Media Hucksters Masquerading as Journalists

Paul Craig Roberts Shames Corporate Media Hucksters Masquerading as Journalists

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: March 17, 2015 Last week the Press Club of Mexico honored Paul Craig Roberts with the International Award for Excellence in Journalism. Roberts used […]

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    Inequality’s Dead End — And the Possibility of a New, Long-Term Direction

Inequality’s Dead End — And the Possibility of a New, Long-Term Direction

This post first appeared at Nonprofit Quarterly.
At the same time, for over four decades the percentage of Americans in poverty has remained essentially unchanged.
It is easy to be distracted by what passes for economic news these days, focused as […]

The Best Government Money Can Buy – (And the Returns They Get for It)

Originally appeared on ZeroHedge.
The first time we read the recent analysis by the Sunlight Foundation in which it combed through 14 million corporate records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, in order to determine the […]