Ball and Blockchain: Company Marrying Gold to Cryptocurrencies

– September 5, 2017

A company is trying to bring the calming influence of gold to the Wild West frontier of cryptocurrencies

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Might a Bitcoin Standard Be Good as Gold on Price Levels, Exchange Rates?

– September 5, 2017

A monetary standard based on Bitcoin, a digital currency, would act something like the gold standard in making price levels more predictable and stabilizing exchange rates but would likely be undone by politicians and central bankers.

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Texans May Be Writing Gold-Backed Checks Early Next Year

– June 30, 2017

Texans’ writing checks as good as gold is just a few months from reality. In June, Texas state authorities selected the builder/operator and administrator for a depository that will store gold and other precious metals. The builder/operator, Austin-bas …

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Texas Gold’s Homecoming May Be New Dawn for Alternative Currencies

– May 22, 2017

Texas declared it wants to repatriate its gold, sending beams through the monetary world. Is this the long-awaited new day for alt-currency devotees or another false dawn? The Lone Star State is in the process of creating a gold-bullion depository that …

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Gold and Liberty

– March 31, 2017

Economic Education Bulletin Vol. XXXV, no. 4 | April, 1995 by Richard Salsman

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The Death of Bimetallism and the Gold Standard Act of 1900

– March 30, 2017

In 1900, President William McKinley signed the Gold Standard Act, explicitly making gold the only commodity exchangeable for U.S. paper money.

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Gold Also Glitters During Deflations

– December 2, 2011

Empirical evidence shows that this proven inflationary hedge helps portfolios during any kind of price instability. 

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Investing in Gold

– September 2, 2010

If you want to invest in gold, there are a variety of ways to do so. Here we sort out the pros and cons of each.

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The Gold Market: A Primer

– December 1, 2009

Gold is no ordinary commodity. The market for it is driven by its unique history as money and a store of value.

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How to Own Gold

– September 1, 2009

Gold has no official monetary role but central banks and individuals hold it for good reason. It serves as a store of value, a means of investment diversification, and as protection from economic or political crises.

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The Gold Crisis: The Evolution of Commercial Banking

– November 19, 2008

Economic Education Bulletin – 12/1960 *First EEB*

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