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U.S. Indo-Pacific

The New Great Game moves from Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific Is the world’s center of gravity shifting to the heart of the Indo-Pacific – a new pivot to Asia? By PEPE ESCOBAR DECEMBER 7, 2017   In the context of the New Great … Continue reading

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Buy the HK Dollar, y’all!

(See Xi’s Silk Roadmap) Own this currency [no, it’s not a cryptocurrency] Simon Black October 18, 2017 … The Hong Kong dollar is different because it is ‘pegged’ to the US dollar at a pre-determined rate … set at 7.80 … Continue reading

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Xi’s Silk Roadmap

Xi’s Roadmap to the Chinese Dream Pepe Escobar October 21, 2017 Now that President Xi Jinping has been duly elevated to (head) the Chinese Communist Party pantheon … all the milestones for China in the immediate future have been set. … Continue reading

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The Crypto-Ruble

Russia’s Crypto-Ruble Just Changed the Game by Tom Luongo … The goal with Russian official crypto-policy is to stamp out the illegal activities … while simultaneously using the technology to modernize Russia’s internal capital handling capabilities. … By taxing crypto-rubles at the … Continue reading

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The Chinese Box

James Rickards says, “Once the National Party Congress is over in late October, President Xi will have secured his political ambitions and will no longer find it necessary to avoid rocking the boat (Prepare For A Chinese Maxi-Devaluation James Rickards, 10/12/17).” … Continue reading

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The Crypto-Race is On!

Russia wants to take the lead in getting the blockchain quantum-ready. If no one does this, then in a few years when quantum computers are commercially available, no blockchain will be safe from hacking. Whoever does do this will own … Continue reading

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Lagarde goes Virtual

Lagarde is getting us ready. LONDON (Reuters) – Global usage of the International Monetary Fund’s in-house currency, the special drawing right (SDR), could get a boost from the growth of digital currencies, the Fund’s managing director, Christine Lagarde said on … Continue reading

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