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In a recent missive on LinkedIn, investment legend Ray Dalio highlights the strange situation that the world is currently in and that policymakers may soon desire to take action to keep wealthy entrepreneurs and capitalists within their borders to help pay for the many partially funded or unfunded liabilities that governments are responsible for. This… » read more

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At various times in 2018, the Maltese government loudly proclaimed that it had become the “Blockchain Island”. I’m sure there were many in EU policy circles that worried about the combination of Malta’s current reputation for financial services transgressions and an emerging, lightly regulated finance sector. Well, it seems that going from press releases to… » read more

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At the recent Malta Blockchain Summit I had the pleasure of meeting Totte Löfström (@TotteLofstrom). Totte is the CEO of the new Swedish cryptocurrency exchange Trijo. We agreed that I would interview him about his experiences. Thank you Totte! – Please tell us about your organisation, it’s founding and goals. Trijo is basically a three-legged… » read more

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Buy Ethereum In 2017

After more than eighteen months reading (almost) constantly about crypto currencies, I think that the entire space can be reduced to the four best opportunities for investors. There are currently more than 600 crypto currencies, so I have not investigated them all, but from everything I have seen, there are a few to be interested… » read more

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“There is a good review in today’s FT of the book ‘The Euro’ by the estimable Joseph Stiglitz. Martin Sandbu, the reviewer, notes Stiglitz’s contention that the Euro was ill conceived and doomed from the outset. However, Sandbu is very appreciative of Stiglitz’s critique of the various policy decisions which have been taken around the… » read more

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I’m sure that many of us are watching the escalating cluster f*&k that is the negotiations between the Troika and Greece with amazement. It is as if both sides are desperate to prevent a deal. (I recently wrote about it here and here). My question is simple, what if Greece does not want to find… » read more

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