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The One Way Governments Could Actually Kill Bitcoin...

"Any attempt to get rid of Bitcoin would be about as successful as preventing people from smoking weed or pirating the latest Game of Thrones episode... But... Uncle Sam does have one weapon... one way they could potentially disrupt Bitcoin..."

S&P Futures Flat, Spain Rebounds, Nikkei Closes At 21 Year High

S&P500 futures point to a slightly lower open, as Asian stocks rise to trade near decade highs, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 closing at highest since 1996. European stocks are little changed, with Spanish shares gaining after Catalan President rows back from an immediate declaration of independence. MSCI's all-world stocks index briefly hit a fresh record high.

The Big Banks Are Coming For Bitcoin

No matter what Jamie Dimon may say, bitcoin’s durability can be expressed by one simple fact: With a market cap of $100 billion, digital currencies have become too big for banks to ignore.

Macquarie Identifies The Winners And Losers Of MiFID II

Macquarie's equity research team has just offered up a valuable economics lesson which seems to perfectly, if inconveniently, explain why their business model is doomed by the upcoming implementation of MiFID II.

If Everything's So Awesome, Why Did This Happen Yesterday?

Monday saw US equities ramp exuberantly on the back of a one-way street in USDJPY as the narrative proclaimed that "the world didn't end" and therefore we should buy stocks. There's just one thing... The biggest bond ETF in the world saw the biggest inflow of funds in its history at the same time.