Going to Jail in China…

Going to Jail in China…

Matthew: So, foreigners in China are often lauded as exotic, you know, bringers of newinformation. They’re like seen as the outsiders that are very, very interesting to the averageperson because China’s a pretty homogenous society, right? Now, oftentimes, you can seethe general opinion of foreigners in, like, conversations with taxi drivers, and if youget in a taxi in China, they’ll often ask you, well, pretty much every time, they’llask you…

Bitcoin Q&A: Can cryptocurrencies support terrorism?

Bitcoin Q&A: Can cryptocurrencies support terrorism?

[AUDIENCE] Sorry, I am kind of new to this. Please forgive me if my questions are obvious.Will Bitcoin eventually make it easy to elicit and contribute support to terrorist groups, for example?[ANDREAS] Well, first we would need to displace the most important funding mechanisms…that terrorist groups have, which are the U.S. dollar and oil, some of which we gave to them directly…through our governments.Who are we fighting this time? I…

Is Gold The Biggest Fraud In History?

Is Gold The Biggest Fraud In History?

For over two and a half thousand years, gold has been used as money.Today every country and central bank invests in gold because its value is considered sostable – it helps to offset more volatile investments that succumb to financial crashes.Currently, all the gold in the world is worth over $8 trillion.In short, it is a hugely important part of the global economy.But Chris Powell, Secretary of the Gold Anti-Trust…

Bitcoin Q&A: Separation of money and state

Bitcoin Q&A: Separation of money and state

[AUDIENCE] Taking the concept of multi-nationals a bit further…It is fair to say that crime follows money, leverages money. You can see that, if cryptocurrency comes…Any thoughts on how the criminal element will start to leverage this?Well, one interesting thing about criminal organizations is that they are early adopters of technology. [Laughter]They are. They operate at the nexus of highest risk and highest reward, which makes them seek…competitive advantage at…