China’s Gold Backed Petro-Yuan Challenges US Dollar Hegemony

Its introduction poses the first ever challenge to petro-dollar dominance. China is the world’s largest oil importing/consuming nation. Gold-backed petro-yuan futures trading began Monday on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange, part of the Shanghai Futures Exchange – letting Chinese and foreign traders buy oil in yuan instead of dollars. For the first time, petro-yuan trading …

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The Monetary Breakdown of the West

[Excerpted from What Has Government Done to Our Money?] To understand the current monetary chaos, it is necessary to trace briefly the international monetary developments of the 20th century, and to see how each set of unsound inflationist interventions has collapsed of its own inherent problems, only to set the stage for another round of …

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Economic Collapse: Will Cryptocurrency Save the Financial System?

In the second article of my three part series, I addressed how we got to the current state of this financial chaos. In this last article, I explain where we are heading and how cryptocurrency could be the last chance to create a sustainable economic system. Where to go from here? If trust and sustainability were the two conditions …

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Economic Collapse and Dollar Hegemony – How Did This Start?

n the previous article I explained why bitcoin should be considered a reaction to US dollar hegemony and how other nations and central banks are facing the crisis of the dollar brought on by de-dollarization. In this article I will go into how we came to this point and what mechanisms helped to bring about a debt-based society. In …

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‘Magic Wand’: Russia Buying Gold at Record Pace, Unlikely to Lose Momentum

Russia has been expanding its gold reserves at a record pace, according to information from the World Gold Council (WGC). Russian business newspaper Kommersant suggests this gold rush will give Russia guarantees against sanctions and economic and geopolitical risks. In the third quarter of 2017, the Central Bank of Russia bought 63 tons of the precious metal, bringing …

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