RT | The largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin, is a commodity and not a payment system, according to Visa’s chief executive. Visa will also not give bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies a platform for wire transfers and exchanges.
Sputnik | Natalya Kaspersky claimed that Bitcoin was designed to provide financing for US and British intelligence activities around the world. The expert called the cryptocurrency “dollar 2.0.”
Wall St Journal | Apple recently said it had $252 billion in cash or cash equivalents abroad.
Zero Hedge | What started off as a (somewhat) polite argument devolved in just over a minute into a screaming fest.
CNBC | Bitcoin and ethereum — the first and second largest virtual currencies by market value — appeared to stabilize after Wednesday’s lows.
Mac Slavo | The socialist dystopia of Venezuela is seeing inflation at such high rates that the starving civilians have resorted to looting the few stores left and pillaging for scraps of food.
CNBC | Stock market optimism among professional investors just keeps on surging, and is now at the highest levels since before the crash of 1987.
CNBC | Bitcoin temporarily tumbled 28 percent to below $10,000 on Coinbase.
Information Liberation | “Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy.”
RT | Researchers found that a single actor was “likely” behind several accounts that bought millions of dollars worth of bitcoin.
CNBC | Bitcoin could hit $100,000 in 2018, an analyst who correctly predicted the cryptocurrency’s rally at the start of last year told CNBC
Daily Mail | As the capabilities of robots and AI continues to grow, a leading scientist has warned that the machine takeover will lead mankind into a ‘hellish dystopia’.
Daily Sheeple | Seattle is imposing a massive tax on sugary drinks in a nefarious plan to raise the $15 million needed to fund its other programs.
Wall St Journal | Result could bolster Trump administration’s case for tougher penalties and other trade actions against Beijing.
The Last Refuge | The recently passed Tax Bill continues to enhance the MAGAnomic policy of the Trump administration, leading to more great economic and jobs news amid the headlines.
London Guardian | Amazon founder’s wealth soars by $6bn thanks to stock market surge – but he is still not the richest person ever.
CNBC | Major cryptocurrencies are often traded at a premium on South Korea exchanges.
RT | The most valuable cryptocurrency, bitcoin, is falling for the fourth straight day.
CNS News | President Donald Trump’s current border wall proposal would cost $18 billion over the next ten years.
CNBC | Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor are set to unveil plans for a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama, sources familiar with the matter tell CNBC.
Bloomberg | Pace of revisions to U.S. profit estimates highest in 10 years.
Zero Hedge | Minimum wage hikes, and the inevitable job losses that result from them, are a consistent topic of conversation for us…here are just a couple of recent examples.
Truth Revolt | “A recession, slump, or God forbid, crash.”
CNBC | The White House is likely to introduce new tariffs designed to combat China’s alleged unfair trade practices, according to a report by Politico.
Zero Hedge | Every day is “deja vu all over again” for global stock markets.
Michael Snyder | Investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum and Litecoin is extremely risky, and experts all over the country are warning that people should only invest what they are willing to lose.
Reuters | “Payrolls came in below expectations, but the details are generally fine.”
Zero Hedge | Meltup groundhog day continues as global equity markets begin 2018 with another day of record highs.
American Mirror | President Trump’s historic tax cuts are a gift that keeps on giving.
CNBC | Private sector job creation surged in December as a strong holiday shopping season pushed companies to hire more workers, according to a report Thursday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics.
RT | Oil prices started the year on a high note as some geopolitical tension pushed aside bearish concerns. Both WTI and Brent opened above $60 per barrel for the first time in years.
Michael Snyder | After Bitcoin, can you name the second largest cryptocurrency? Until recently it was Ethereum, but now it is Ripple.
Breitbart | It’s EU Plus!
Wall St Journal | Few mainstream investors have bought large sums of bitcoin, scared off by concerns about cybersecurity and liquidity.
Zero Hedge | Overnight, world stocks hit fresh record highs on Wednesday.
Louder With Crowder | Friendly suggestion for Europe: stop. Feminism, immigration, socialism, healthcare, you name it.
CNBC | Asian indexes closed mostly higher in the first trading session of the new year as markets shrugged off the softer lead from Wall Street.
Zero Hedge | While the US Dollar continues its tumbling trend from 2017, now near 4 month lows…
RT | Missing out on bitcoin’s wild rally may not be the worst thing in the world.
Louder With Crowder | Unfortunately, leftists can’t really say they’ve had the best year.
Zero Hedge | President Trump is on a roll this morning.
Zero Hedge | Being a “Bitcoin Billionaire” just got a bit more complicated after reports surfaced that the CEO of EXMO, a UK-based Bitcoin exchange, was kidnapped in Kiev.
Louder With Crowder | When Trump shimmied his way into office, the monies followed him.
CNS News | The number of Social Security beneficiaries hit a record 61,859,250 in November, according to data released by the Social Security Administration.
Zero Hedge | Lord Macpherson, the UK civil servant dubbed “The Architect of Project Fear,” now believes Brexit’s negative impact on the British economy will be limited if it is handled correctly…
RT | The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro has promised to back the national cryptocurrency Petro with the country’s vast natural resource reserves.
RT | Bitcoin is continuing to lose its dominance over the cryptocurrency market, losing over 14 percent of its value in the last 24 hours.
Michael Snyder | Digital central bank cash?
CNBC | Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Julian Hosp sees a “very, very healthy” chance to buy while the price is lower.
RT | The leading cryptocurrency bitcoin has passed the $15,000 mark on Tuesday.