Futures Up, Gold Down With World "On The Brink"

Despite the dramatic action in Bitcoin this weekend, it appears the world's wise capital markets investors know just what to do faced with civil war in America, kinetic war with Venezuela, and nuclear war with North Korea - simple - Buy The Dow and Sell Gold...

Russia-gate's Fatally Flawed Logic

"By pushing the Russia-gate 'scandal' and neutering President Trump’s ability to conduct diplomacy, Democrats and Congress have encouraged his war-making side on North Korea..."

CIA Director: "We Are Not On The Cusp Of A Nuclear War"

How close is the US to war with North Korea? That was the question several top military and national security advisors struggled to answer over the weekend, mitigating fears of an imminent nuclear war even as Trump raises geopolitical tensions and boosts bellicose rhetoric with every public appearance.

Is Ethereum About To Unseat Amazon Cloud?

Microsoft, a key partner in the alliance, has released the Confidential Consortium (Coco) Framework, an Ethereum-based protocol that could revolutionize how companies use the Ethereum protocol for business applications...

Passport Global Slammed With Over 60% In Redemptions In Q2

"For the second quarter, the Fund had net outflows of $480 million. Firm-wide, net outflows (not including the Long Short hedge fund strategy liquidation, effective 4/30/2017) totaled approximately $565 million. At quarter-end, net of June 30th redemptions, Fund assets stood at $275 million and Firm assets totaled approximately $900 million."

Bitcoin Blows Through $4000 As Asian Demand Soars

While many of the largest cryptocurrencies are fading modestly this morning, Bitcoin is holding on to dramatic agains which saw the largest virtual currency spike to as high as $4190 as Yen, Yuan, and Won trading activity dominated volumes.

Morgan Stanley: "Well, That Escalated Quickly"

"One scary scenario is that the rise in volatility becomes self-fulfilling, with investors selling as volatility rises and markets move lower, driving more of both. For this risk, watch if new lows in the S&P 500 are confirmed by new highs in the VIX. This scenario is also scarier if realised volatility can stay near implied" - Morgan Stanley

When The Grid Goes Down...

"The vehicle comes to a stop, and you try the ignition again. You look at your watch, a Casio G-Shock, to find there is no display. You reach for your cell phone. Nothing. It’s dead. There are perhaps a dozen cars around you…half to your front and half to your rear. All of them have stopped... The book 'One Second After' has just played out in real life."

Error 404: Visualizing The Internet's Digital Decay

Many of the weird and wonderful forums and hand-coded homepages of early internet lore may be gone, but we’re finally taking steps to combat digital decay. As awareness grows, avoiding an “informational black hole” may be possible.