Weekend Show – Sat 23 Dec, 2017

A Look Ahead To 2018

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We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hopefully everyone has a great Christmas with family and friends!

In this week’s show we look ahead to 2018 in different sectors. We also get a very interesting and unique Company update. Please be sure to check out our site and Podcast throughout the week for daily market commentary and company updates. I always love to hear from all of you so please email me with any guests and/or companies you would like to see on the show – Fleck@kereport.com

  • Segment 1: We kick off the show with Chris Temple and a look ahead to interest rates and central bank policy in 2018.
  • Segment 2: Dana Lyons shares his thoughts on the US and Emerging Markets.
  • Segment 3: Chris Martenson provides a look ahead in the energy sector, focused mostly on oil.
  • Segment 4: Canamex Gold CEO David Vincent updates us on how the Company is looking to use cryptocurrencies to change the way mining companies raise money.
  • Segment 5: James Rosen discussed domestic politics along with a new book called High Hand which predicted the 2016 election results well before it took place.
  • Segment 6: Tim Howe and Big Al the boys at the bar discuss the passage of the tax bill.
  • Segment 7 & 8: Big Al discusses Net Neutrality and Cyber Security with Cyber Security Expert Adam Levin.

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Featuring:
Chris TempleDana LyonsChris MartensonDavid VincentJames RosenTim Howe
Adam LevinCory FleckAl Korelin

Comments:
  1. On December 23, 2017 at 4:30 am,
    Archdeacon Andrew says:

    Thanks guys as always – a Very Merry Christmas and prosperous new year to one and all, Andrew

    • On December 23, 2017 at 11:47 pm,
      Skeeta says:

      To everyone here on KER,
      Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.
      Surround yourselves with family & close personal friends.
      Eat, drink & laugh out loud together.
      Stay safe over the holidays guys !

      See you all after the inevitable hang over !

      Cheers.

      • On December 25, 2017 at 10:58 am,
        Big Al says:

        Skeeta, you are a wonderful person. Thanks for being part of our great team.

    • On December 25, 2017 at 10:43 am,
      Big Al says:

      And, of course, the same to you Andrew! God bless.

  2. On December 23, 2017 at 5:00 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

    Who has Australia’s best Nugget Patch NVO – ARV.AX – DEG.AX – KAI.AX ?

    KMW Blog Dec 22, 2017: Discovery Watch Dec 22, 2017 with Jim Goddard and John Kaiser

    https://secure.kaiserresearch.com/s3/KaiserBlog.asp?ReportID=811545

    • On December 23, 2017 at 5:49 am,
      Markedtofuture says:

      David Lenigas@DavidLenigas 22 hours ago
      Replying to @Swampstompper @Novo_resources @Artemis_ARV
      I don’t think people realise that the bulk samples to date at Purdy’s Reward actually average +30 grams per tonne of gold. It does! I’m exciting where this project is headed. @Novo_resources @Artemis_ARV @edward_mead

      https://twitter.com/Swampstompper/status/944230751452782593

    • On December 25, 2017 at 10:59 am,
      Big Al says:

      And the same to you Markedtofuture. Have a blessed Christmas my friend.

  3. On December 23, 2017 at 5:11 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Anaconda Mining ANX.TO ANXGF – Bob Morarity writes: ANX ranks #2 behind Novo

    I have spent months talking to and researching the next company. Their name is Anaconda Mining (ANX-T). They are in gold production in Newfoundland and have about the lowest profile I have ever seen. For the last year the price range for the shares has been a low of $0.05 and a high of $0.08. They have way too many shares outstanding at 422 million and I hope down the road they do a roll back. It couldn’t possibly hurt the share price.

    In my viewpoint this stock is one of the least understood gold companies I have ever seen. With a number of major announcements expected in early January I am hesitant to say too much for now. I love the company, management and projects. If I ranked gold projects, this would be #2 behind Novo. Do yourself a favor and go to their presentation and bone up on them. I will be doing a serious and major piece on them in early January. But I’ve been snapping up shares in the open market for months.

    All of these companies are advertisers and I own shares in all of them. With tax loss silly season ending and a tradable low in gold and silver coming or just past, I think they will benefit a lot from a more favorable junior resource market. Please do your own due diligence.

    http://www.streetwisereports.com/article/2017/12/18/tax-loss-silly-season-ending.html

    • On December 23, 2017 at 9:10 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      +1

  4. On December 23, 2017 at 6:08 am,
    Eddy Ebolan says:

    Merry Christmas to the Boys At The Bar and everyone else!

    I truly hope that Janet Yellen comes down your chimney on Christmas Eve and leaves chocolate coated bitcoins in your stockings! (And I hope you can sell the cryptos before they turn into craptos.)

    • On December 23, 2017 at 6:10 am,
      Eddy Ebolan says:
    • On December 23, 2017 at 8:08 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      EBO……….know anything about Agenda 21……..

      • On December 23, 2017 at 8:17 am,
        Ebolan says:

        Corbett did a couple of good reports a while back…he also interviewed the woman who wrote “Behind the Green Mask” but I think that was a couple years ago…

        • On December 23, 2017 at 8:44 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          According to a report , …..she has gone missing…..and last report was 2015….from what I heard…….Interesting concerning the latest fire report on the area mentioned.
          Seems there is an experiment going on in these highly populated areas. Being a real estate guy, ….and remembering the old rule…..98% or the people live on 2% of the ground, makes me want to take notice on what is happening in the large cities around the USA.

          • On December 23, 2017 at 8:49 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            I thought a couple of years ago ..Agenda 21 was a joke………but, after reviewing some of the documents and recent fires….there is a lot of interesting info. concerning these sudden extra ordinary fires coupled with the city planners.

          • On December 23, 2017 at 9:00 am,
            Ebolan says:

            There’s no doubt it’s for real. Near where I live they built a bunch of crammed in housing. Three story high, no yards, very narrow streets…cram ’em in like sardines. The next step is to take aware people’s cars by making it too expensive and impractical to own them. Force the prolls into pubic transportation. They call this the “new urbanism.”

          • On December 23, 2017 at 9:01 am,
            Ebolan says:

            Force the prolls into pubic transportation.

            Dang, iPad. Public! But might as well be pubic the way gooberment rolls.

          • On December 23, 2017 at 9:20 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Insurance companies and the US Corp of Engineers are working in concert , covering up evidence and scamming the people according to the report.

          • On December 23, 2017 at 9:22 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            “People can not handle the truth”………..A FEW GOOD MEN….

          • On December 23, 2017 at 11:29 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            the poor, but Reagan focused on “entrepreneurs” or the owners of businesses. (The middle class isn’t an issue here, but is simply the richer portion of the poor. Historically that has been the case. For example, America’s middle class has declined while the poor have mushroomed, but the top 5% are getting all of the gains; and most of that is going to the top 1% or even less. So: “poor” here includes the middle-class; and, to refer to “middle-class America” is now like referring to a dying breed — but it’s a breed of poor, not of rich.)

          • On December 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:
        • On December 25, 2017 at 11:09 am,
          Big Al says:

          Very thought provoking topic Eddy and Jerry. I will learn more about it for sure.

          • On December 25, 2017 at 11:27 am,
            Big Al says:

            Very interesting comments about entrepreneurs.

            I have an interesting question on this general subject. The first question is: are all people created equal? Have all people ever been all equal when it comes to ability and, perhaps even more importantly when it comes to desire to excel.

            People are a product of their environment. Are there some environments domestically and internationally that are simply not conducive for personal advancement and will that every change?

            i was a part of an environment for 1/3 of my early life that was definitely not conducive to success in any way shape or form.

            It took one individual to change the direction of my life. He and his wives over the years did not stop with Big Al they made a concerted effort to help as many other individuals as they could with their involvements in The Open Door Clinic in Seattle; Meals on Wheels; and, various Women’s Shelters.

            Rather than complain about the “top 5%” let’s take my friend’s example and reach out to all the people that we possibly can and help them with our “time;; treasure; and, talent”!

            For your benefit CFS this person is not religious, but is the best example of a “good person” than anyone else who I have know. And I am certain, that God will bless him for his actions.

    • On December 25, 2017 at 11:06 am,
      Big Al says:

      Good morning Eddy,

      What do you think about the 25% drop in market cap that happened last week.?

      As you know, I am on record as completly agreeing with Bob M. about the crypto bubble.

  5. On December 23, 2017 at 6:14 am,
    Ebolan says:

    A painful meal that is….

    • On December 23, 2017 at 7:16 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      He needs to pucker up. He and Gerald Celente managed to make fools of themselves just as the bubble burst.

      All you need to see is the chart. Don’t argue real estate, bitcon, gold, silver or stock market. Look at the chart. When the chart of any investment including art works goes straight up, it is about to crash of its own weight. It doesn’t matter what the investment is.

      • On December 23, 2017 at 8:10 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Celente………sells news………good or bad…….member of the book and tape club…. lol

      • On December 23, 2017 at 8:13 am,
        Ebolan says:

        McAfee certainly went out on a limb…then he sawed the limb off…and in 2020 he will have to chew another limb off…or eat his words…

      • On December 23, 2017 at 9:48 am,
        Archdeacon Andrew says:

        McAfee, Andy Hoffman, Max Keiser have all lost their manhood right now.

        • On December 23, 2017 at 10:03 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Andy H, is a little behind the times, he did not catch the first wave, I double anyone who listened to him , has made any money…..period………jmo

          • On December 24, 2017 at 3:46 am,
            Archdeacon Andrew says:

            Hoffman is unhinged – reason why he left Miles Franklin.

          • On December 26, 2017 at 1:05 pm,
            b says:

            the show aint over yet.

        • On December 25, 2017 at 11:33 am,
          Big Al says:

          That can certainly happen when one is fervently always “talking his/her book”!

      • On December 23, 2017 at 10:40 am,
        Matthew says:

        Exactly! “It doesn’t matter what the investment is.”

        • On December 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          Parabola

          “When you kick a soccer ball (or shoot an arrow, fire a missile or throw a stone) it arcs up into the air and comes down again …”

          “… following the path of a parabola!”

          https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/parabola.html

          • On December 25, 2017 at 11:34 am,
            Big Al says:

            Great example Excelsior!

      • On December 24, 2017 at 11:19 am,
        Ebolan says:

        http://energyandgold.com/2017/12/22/bob-moriarty-the-bitcoin-bubble-has-burst/

        “McAfee might end up being the face of the Bitcoin bubble.”

        Or maybe the penis of the Bitconin bubble! 🙂

        McAfee is helping to prick the bubble, so to speak 😉

        • On December 24, 2017 at 5:07 pm,
          Excelsior says:

          funny Ebolan!

  6. On December 23, 2017 at 6:16 am,
    kingstonbill says:

    $BPUTIL has entered the bear phase on 12/21 on the point and figure charts. Watch the bonds like a hawk, I’m betting the trouble starts with the bonds.

  7. On December 23, 2017 at 7:11 am,
    CFS says:

    Interesting Gary Savage…..

    https://youtu.be/15nJC2KFjdA

    But is Bitcoin a bubble?

    I don’t believe it is a bubble.
    Yes, it has gone up fast; probably too fast.
    Yes, with the opening of futures trading, there is some probability of manipulation.
    Yes, there is a concentration of holdings of Bitcoin, among a low number of people.

    BUT, the underlying technology is valid. It has the potential to modify the monetary system. The Bitcoin block chain or some other blockchain realization will do just that.
    The real question is not how much of a bubble exists, but whether first mover advantage is enough to keep Bitcoin the cryptocurrency leader.

    • On December 23, 2017 at 7:18 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      When all the “Experts” agree, they are all wrong. You don’t have to know about the investment, all you need to know is human behavior. It never changes.

      You are either a contrarian or a victim. Rick Rule

      • On December 23, 2017 at 7:36 am,
        CFS says:

        I don’t know what all experts say. I use my own analysis. I am not always correct. Don’t give a damn about being politically correct or if people agree with me, but find I’m right much of the time.

        Here’s something about Nickel on Palisade Radio:

        https://youtu.be/j9fE0sEtlJM

  8. On December 23, 2017 at 7:15 am,
    AJ says:

    The True Lesson of the Tax Bill: This Country Is for Rich People
    https://slate.com/business/2017/12/the-gops-tax-bill-is-a-piketty-nightmare-come-true.html

    • On December 23, 2017 at 7:41 am,
      CFS says:

      Perhaps that is what might help make the US the “land of opportunity”.

      Or perhaps you believe all people should be taxed into the uniformity of a miniscule average.

    • On December 23, 2017 at 10:43 am,
      Matthew says:

      Rich people pay far more than “their fair share” so it’s about damn time.

  9. On December 23, 2017 at 7:16 am,
    AJ says:

    Republicans Exact Their Revenge Through a Tax Bill
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/gop-tax-bill/549017/

  10. On December 23, 2017 at 7:20 am,
    AJ says:
    • On December 23, 2017 at 8:16 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      interesting article………thanks…….

  11. On December 23, 2017 at 7:36 am,
    jhpace1 says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!

    Jerusalem was the capital of Israel during Jesus’ birth, and it will be capital of Israel when He returns!

    • On December 23, 2017 at 7:44 am,
      CFS says:

      Perhaps we should wait for his return before making it the Capital.

      (I don’t believe that, but it is an argument that could be made.)

    • On December 23, 2017 at 7:57 am,
      David says:

      Is there any oil in Jerusalem. Might be a non-issue to the US leadership.

  12. On December 23, 2017 at 7:50 am,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Big Al, since Trump got in the social political atmosphere of Washington has been one of bleak and chill austerity suffused by a venomous dislike of The President. The White House is isolated. It had no relation with the Capitol or official community. This makes for bleakness, bitterness, and a general sense of unhappiness and frustration. Trump didn’t create this ill will The Democrats and many members of The Republican party sanctioned this action. Trump has been the most besieged President in US history. BIG Al doesn’t like the way Trump communicates, I think you need to wake up Big Al.

    • On December 23, 2017 at 8:02 am,
      Dick Tracy says:

      In politics the big picture is much more important than the little one.

      • On December 23, 2017 at 9:50 am,
        b says:

        I still see the big picture as the west being run by zionists.
        I agree with PCR, if they are not stopped we are all going to die.

        I hope Im wrong of course, but Trump looks to be the perfect goyim.
        Mr Yosef loves him Im sure.

        To me, thats the biggest picture.

        • On December 23, 2017 at 10:55 am,
          Dick Tracy says:

          b, friendship and political relationships are very valuable to any President, those things are influential in the direction of policy without them you have an end game. Trump’s personality is such that if he is attacked and isolated he goes on the offensive, that is just human nature for most people. If he was shown some respect by entrenched politicians the end result would be different but the establishment has done nothing but try to boot him out. If you want to direct foreign policy you must co-operate and hence the communication problem.

          • On December 23, 2017 at 12:48 pm,
            b says:

            I agree but I still think Trump is another neocon puppet.

            I think he told us that when he kissed the Israeli arse.

            Now Jerusalem? Kinda telling I figure.
            (just enough confusion to keep people guessing)

            People fell hook line and sinker for Obama (i did) and now they fall for Trump.
            The Zionist play us like theyre playin a fiddle.

          • On December 23, 2017 at 12:55 pm,
            b says:

            I got an email yesterday from “the Rebel”, they point out step by step how Justin is trampling the laws governing Canadian political conduct.
            Its the same thing here as it is in the states.

            Laws mean nothing to these people.

          • On December 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            b…….ditto…..agree on The Law means nothing to them….
            I posted some Agenda 21 stuff, on the govt take over concerning land in California,
            along with some post concerning Detroit real estate taxation scam. Very telling what is unfolding, if we just open our eyes.

    • On December 23, 2017 at 5:53 pm,
      David says:

      I think he has a personality disorder that inhibits his job as President and bars favorable relationships with members of either party and his staff. His relationship with others appears artificial and strained.

  13. On December 23, 2017 at 8:05 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Merry Christmas………….

  14. On December 23, 2017 at 8:11 am,
    Jason says:

    I’m up 260 on BTC and LC crypto haters!

    • On December 23, 2017 at 11:30 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      Jason:

      Not until you sell.

      • On December 23, 2017 at 3:03 pm,
        CFS says:

        No one should sell BTC until after the hardfork with B2X occurring on December 28, 2017.

        • On December 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm,
          CFS says:

          Remember any advice given by me is at least worth what you pay for it!

          It is what you don’t know you don’t know that often bites you.

  15. On December 23, 2017 at 8:17 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Bombshell Report Reveals Up To 30% Of Federal Inmates Are Illegal Immigrants

    “We know based on sentencing data that non-citizens commit a substantially disproportionate number of drug-related offenses, which contributes to our national drug abuse crisis. The simple fact is that any offense committed by a criminal alien is ultimately preventable.” -AG Jeff Sessions

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-22/bombshell-dhs-report-reveals-30-federal-inmates-illegal

    • On December 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      this has been going on for years, nobody, until recently has made an issue of it…….

      • On December 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        This has been an issue in Indianapolis since, at least 1990, ….you could ask any police officer

  16. On December 23, 2017 at 8:49 am,
    Silverdollar says:

    Cory:
    Thank you for the follow-up with Chris Martenson and his oil analysis. If he’s correct, this will be one of the biggest determinates of our lives, going forward. Many could be spending their big tax cuts on gas to get to work. Cost of energy affects everything and the higher it goes, the worse life will be. Nothing portends recession like high oil prices! Hope you stay attuned with the subject in the coming months. Merry Christmas to KER and all of you who make it possible.

    • On December 23, 2017 at 8:57 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      I posted and article earlier this week from someone who came up with a thought and charts concerning OIL PRICE AND SILVER PRICE. …
      …Higher Oil price will cause Silver price to go up, and not the traditional argument of supply and demand as CME group wants you to believe.

      • On December 23, 2017 at 9:14 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:
        • On December 23, 2017 at 11:25 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          ANYBODY HAVE ANY COMMENT on the question of …..higher oil price and higher silver price

      • On December 23, 2017 at 10:00 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        If , we have a glut of gasoline , not heavy crude, according to CHris,
        …Does that have an effect on silver prices..?
        …Does , equipment to mine , run on gasoline or other types of fuel? diesel or gas
        Anyone have an answer………………….thanks

        • On December 23, 2017 at 11:10 am,
          Robert Moriarty says:

          Diesel is used for virtually all of the running gear and mixed with fertilizer to make explosives (ANFO)

          I don’t think you can even use gasoline below ground due to the explosive danger of the fumes.

          • On December 23, 2017 at 11:18 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            thanks for the info………

        • On December 24, 2017 at 8:12 am,
          Excelsior says:

          Much of the new mining equipment is transitioning over to battery power, so that air quality and fluctuations in fuel prices are less of an issue.

          Investors looking to the future should focus on what goes into the Batteries for fuel – Lithium, Cobalt, Nickel, Graphite, Manganese. Copper is of course key for the wiring and conductivity throughout the EVs.

          • On December 24, 2017 at 8:54 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Thanks for the input.
            I was trying to get a handle on silver pricing going forward , based on the zerohedge article above.
            The cost of OIL as it relates to the pricing of silver.
            Since the article suggest, that the price of silver is more effected by the cost and rise in price of oil, rather, than the supply and demand…which Jeff C….has suggested over many years.
            I think most of the past conversations have been on supply and demand, and the replacement of silver in the monetary scheme, vs.. to the real cost of mining the silver out of the ground, Which oil cost is a factor.
            In the article , it shows a chart, which tracks the price of oil, and the rise and fall in the silver price based on rise and fall in price of oil, and not anything else.
            It would appear that following the price of oil, is more forward looking,….than following TA, charts and graphs…….just OOTB thinking…..

          • On December 24, 2017 at 1:14 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            Yes, understood. My point is that the thesis needs adjusting, as new mining equipment is gradually converting over to batter-powered self driving trucks and scoop trams, etc… Many of the sites are also starting to use Battery Backup power in conjunction with Solar panel arrays for remote site power. Over time Oil & Gas costs will become less and less important, but will depend on the equipment that the individual operators have.

          • On December 24, 2017 at 1:50 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            With that in mind………….silver prices will remain low………….jmo

          • On December 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm,
            Excelsior says:

            However, it is interesting to consider the relationships that other commodities have to Oil as a general concept, as it indicates growth & demand in the global economy.

            It is also interesting to keep an eye on Dr. Copper and how it interacts with other metals with industrial use like Silver, Zinc, Lead, Platinum, Palladium, Nickel, etc…

  17. On December 23, 2017 at 8:57 am,
    pardu says:

    If Chris Martensen is correct about oil, what is a good vehicle to play on the rise of oil or energy? Is USO a good vehicle or are there some others? I am not well versed in this area.

  18. On December 23, 2017 at 10:21 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Great commentary…….for and against bitcoin….brought forward for those who missed it.
    I am bringing it forward , since Chris M is in the article.
    , 2017 at 8:08 am,
    Jason says:
    2 views on Bitcoin. Haters and HODLers.
    Reply to this comment
    On December 23, 2017 at 9:52 am,
    Matthew says:
    Not quite. Here’s a guy who has held it since it was under $10 and he thinks the current action is nuts and expects a really big correction…
    https://seekingalpha.com/article/4131377-bitcoin-read?ifp=0
    Reply to this comment
    On December 23, 2017 at 10:08 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    The whole world, especially the 99.99% of us that own zero cryptocurrency, is asking: What happens next? And, What should I do?…………..per CHris
    Reply to this comment
    On December 23, 2017 at 10:17 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    Best part of the argument ……….
    https://www.coindesk.com/blockstream-using-satellites-beam-bitcoin-earth/
    Reply to this comment

  19. On December 23, 2017 at 10:24 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    For those who missed it………..Chris on Bitcoin
    stolen from Matthew….. 🙂
    https://seekingalpha.com/article/4131377-bitcoin-read?ifp=0

    • On December 23, 2017 at 10:26 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:
    • On December 23, 2017 at 11:35 am,
      Robert Moriarty says:

      OOTB:

      There are more than 1300 bitcon copies. They can’t all succeed. The crash has started and hundreds of billions of dollars are going down the toilet. This will go down as the biggest bubble of all times.

      And whatever tiny value there may be to any of the me-toos, the baby is going to get tossed out with the bathwater. The issue of fraud across the bitcon board is just now floating to the surface like a turd in the bathtub.

      • On December 23, 2017 at 11:57 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Excellent point………..Bob………

      • On December 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm,
        CFS says:

        The vast majority of cryptocurrencies are frauds, and they will achieve their true deserved value……of zero.
        However, many cryptocurrencies and cryptotokens do have real validity.
        Clearly Bitcoin and Ethereum have validity as first cryptocurrency and first blockchain with highest number of applications, respectively.
        But others have real validity. Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin and quick, cheaper to use cryptocurrencies.
        Veritaseum is just one of many developing high potential blockchains running on Ethereum. THere are many more….Cardano, Lisk, Ark….
        There are more discrete cryptocurrencies such as Monero and others.
        There is the bankers’ crypto, Ripple, that I would choose not to touch, but that may be just my trust of bankers showing through.
        In the mean time many new, perfectly authentic cryptotokens may be developed as an alternative method of raising venture capital, in among the many outright frauds. Caveat Emptor.

        • On December 23, 2017 at 12:03 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Ahhh……..which turd to chose………., lol

        • On December 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm,
          CFS says:

          Criteria by which to choose cryptos might include:

          Competency of development team:
          How experienced are they?
          How far along is their project?
          Is their project realistic, and not already in development or use by other teams.
          Is the capitalization going to be appropriate ; initially and over time?
          etc.
          I’m not an expert in cryptos. I doubt there are many “experts”, but there is information, in White papers, on the internet etc,

          Some other cryptos, not mentioned earlier, that might be worth following are:
          Populous, PPT.
          Omisego, OMG
          Salt SALT,
          Siacoin, SIA
          EOS, NEO, TENX, Stratis…..

          • On December 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            I am not sure anyone is a expert at this juncture…….jmo…..
            Bix and High , might be………time will tell.

          • On December 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm,
            CFS says:

            And never forget, although the blockchain concept is about 8 years old and is rapidly , very rapidly gaining acceptance, this whole spherely of distributed ledger technology is very much in its infancy. There will be future developments such as the lightning network. To the best of my understanding, even further developments such as Hashgraph may, once developed more, supercede standard blockchains by virtue of much lower power consumption. (i.e. cost)

          • On December 23, 2017 at 12:32 pm,
            CFS says:

            oops spherely should be sphere

          • On December 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            I think I have to agree with you ……I thought the Hashgraph was interesting….

          • On December 23, 2017 at 3:19 pm,
            CFS says:

            This is not investment advice, but the developer is a Silicon Valley Billionaire:

            https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/xtz/overview/USD

          • On December 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            are you sure…………

          • On December 24, 2017 at 2:46 am,
            Robert Moriarty says:

            CFS:

            A turd by any other name. . .

          • On December 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm,
            b says:

            Are we going to use a currency once we begin our space exploration?
            My guess is yes, and it will be digital.

    • On December 23, 2017 at 11:41 am,
      CFS says:

      The problem with the “expert” analysis by Chris Martensen is that of Exchanges. They are not efficient. It is not possible as an American to buy and sell Bitcoin or many other cryptocurrencies at a time of your choosing.
      The biggest exchange for Americans, Coinbase, is run by fairly incompetent geeks, not well-organized business people. Part of the problem, of course, is the amazing speed of expansion of acceptance of Bitcoin. Hardly any exchange in the world is equipped with sufficient computer power or inventory or capital to buy and sell cryptos at a high rate, or even to check and register new customers at a rate of hundreds of thousands per day.
      As long as an ever-increasing stream of new customers continues, there is no way that any bubble can burst.
      Yes, the bubble (if it is, is being driven by greed.
      Yes, any corrections, if and when they happen, may be driven by fear.
      But in my estimation, this bubble cannot burst until the gross capitalization of all cryptocurrencies reaches above tens of trillions og dollars, and we are not yet within an rder of magnitude of that.

      • On December 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Good thoughts………..Professor…….

      • On December 24, 2017 at 2:47 am,
        Robert Moriarty says:

        CFS:

        It just did crash.

  20. On December 23, 2017 at 11:17 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:
  21. On December 23, 2017 at 12:42 pm,
    Wolfster says:

    Appreciate all the work and information from all involved here…..hopefully next year is as prosperous….merry Christmas and happy new year to you all and your loved ones

    • On December 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm,
      Excelsior says:

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Years

  22. On December 23, 2017 at 1:18 pm,
    CFS says:

    BOSTON (AP) — Amazon has bought an Andover, Massachusetts-based company that makes internet-connected doorbells and security cameras.

    Blink announced on its website Friday it was being acquired by the Seattle e-commerce giant. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed.

    The move could help Amazon compete in the fast-growing home security camera market and against similar devices made by Nest, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet.

    Amazon unveiled its own Cloud Cam security camera in the fall. It also launched a new Amazon Key service for people in some U.S. cities to allow a door to be unlocked when they’re not home so packages can be left inside.

    Blink tells customers “nothing changes for now” as it continues to sell its own recently launched products under the Amazon umbrella.

  23. On December 23, 2017 at 1:22 pm,
    CFS says:

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the weeks and months to come is unclear.

    Lori Ajax is the state’s top pot regulator and has been at the center of the effort to establish rules for a legal pot economy valued at $7 billion.

    Here’s her thoughts on what to expect:

    ___

    Q. It’s a question many people are asking: Can I buy legal pot on Jan. 1?

    A. Well, maybe.

    “You will, in certain areas of the state,” Ajax says.

    Businesses are required to have a local permit and a state license to open their doors for recreational sales, and that process has moved slowly.

    So far, there is not a consistent pattern in the geography of legal pot.

    Kern County, for example, has banned all commercial cannabis activity. But Oakland, Santa Cruz, Shasta Lake and San Diego are among the cities that have embraced it and have licensed operators that will open Jan. 1.

    San Francisco is running late getting licenses out, so legal sales there are not expected to start until later that week. It’s still up in the air whether Los Angeles, the biggest market in California, will have any retail outlets open on the first day of legalization.

    Q. If you can get legal pot on Jan. 1, where can you smoke it?

    A. First rule, not in public, Ajax says.

    Another general guideline: Don’t smoke anywhere where tobacco is prohibited.

    State law has specific guidelines for where not to light up, and they include being within 1,000 feet (300 meters) of a school or a daycare center when kids are around, or smoking while driving.

    However, the state has left it up to local governments to determine if they want to permit onsite consumption at retailers. So it will be city-by-city whether you can buy and light up on the spot.

    Q. This is going to be a big transition, transforming the lightly regulated medical industry and the vast illegal market into a legal pot economy. How will it roll out?

    A. With ups and downs.

    (Actually most counties don’t seem to care about anything other than getting as much tax revenue as possible.)

  24. On December 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    FBI Deputy Director McCabe “Retiring” After “Trump Insurance Policy” Debacle

    Just hours after the FBI’s top lawyer, James Baker, was reassigned, WaPo reports that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will retire in a few months – once he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-23/fbi-deputy-director-mccabe-retiring-after-trump-insurance-policy-debacle

    • On December 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Posted above….
      check out the other two article I posted with it………….

      • On December 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        articles…….

      • On December 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm,
        Markedtofuture says:

        Trump tweets: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!

        Retiring with full benefits for conflicting testimony.

        • On December 23, 2017 at 4:03 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          CLAW Back needs to be establish for these enemies of the people………

          • On December 23, 2017 at 4:05 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            The govt is already in DEBT AND BONDAGE, and we do not need another Ahole to sponge off the system….He and his wife are millionaires , and that is enough

          • On December 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm,
            Markedtofuture says:

            Big Al is out west. Black is white, up is down. According to James Gilliland, the founder and head of ECETI, draining the swamp is going on right now with help from other beings. A lot of UFO scutllebutt is being disclosed in the media. Example…Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., warned Saturday that if the U.S. “doesn’t take the lead” in finding out answers about UFOs, then other countries will.

            FWIW….Nestled within the Mount Adams Wilderness north of the Columbia River Gorge in south-central Washington State, ECETI Ranch is a legendary Cascadian UFO and ET contact hotspot. James Gilliland is the founder and head of ECETI, working to uplift the consciousness and spirituality of humanity.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKCq7HfZh9A

  25. On December 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm,
    CFS says:

    Segment 4. Interesting, but everything is in the fine details.

    Segment 7. I have a problem with pop-ups. e.g. on zerohedge.
    My response is that if a pop-up obscures my reading Iclose the page. Hopefully eventually they will realize it is not the number of page openings that count, but also duration of reading. That pop-up ads that are causing page closures are doing more to annoy readers than promoting the product in the ad.

  26. On December 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:
    • On December 23, 2017 at 2:52 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      …and as you might expect, the results are fairly bleak. In terms on aggregate underfunding, ALEC figures our taxpayer-funded pension ponzis are roughly $6 trillion underfunded, or roughly 2-3x worse that the often-quoted $2-$3 trillion underfunding calculated by state pension administrators. Meanwhile, using ALEC’s discount rates, the state of California is nearly $1 trillion underfunded by itself.

  27. On December 23, 2017 at 2:56 pm,
    CFS says:

    Segment 8.
    Not only was Hillary setting up a server foolish, it was illegal.
    Further she deserves so spend the rest od her life in jail, period, AFTER being stripped of all her ill-gotten tax-evaded gains for pay to play.e did it avoid FOIA, and scrutiny of her actions.
    What she did was so improper as to be traitorous.
    She

  28. On December 23, 2017 at 4:01 pm,
    russell s hamilton says:

    Orange hair did it again Nigerians live in huts ?? a few do . But congo is where many live in huts . More an dmore rumors that Trump wants to fire lots of people at Justice Dept. Repubs dont need or want Trump any more — so if Trump starts to fire a lot more people they can Impeach him fast . President andrew Johnsons impeach ment trial lasted only 6 weeks . Trump probably only has 20% of Repubs in Senate who will vote to keep him Pres. and 48 Dem senators who would vote to replace him in a new york miniute.. Instructions on how to run an impeachment trial are non exsistant in the constitution. It could be lightning fast if they want it that way. They got thier tax bill they dont need the elderly dram queen anymore . good by orange hair. pray for peace Scott

    • On December 23, 2017 at 4:06 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Scott wake up the entire is screwed up………

      • On December 23, 2017 at 4:07 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        forgot system……

    • On December 23, 2017 at 4:24 pm,
      Dick Tracy says:

      I pray for our society when I read useless ignorant statements by people like you, Scott.

  29. On December 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:
  30. On December 23, 2017 at 5:56 pm,
    CFS says:
  31. On December 24, 2017 at 9:12 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Here is your Blockchain………….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7nt5FynDw8

  32. On December 24, 2017 at 11:41 am,
    CFS says:

    OOTB,
    The producer of that reference does not understand the blockchain.

    The blockchain is distributed not localized or central controlled. The blockchains are open source. can’t have back doors, are not changeable by governments.

    Governments can make exchanges illegal, which would require one to change domicile, but this technology cannot be controlled or killed by any one government.

    If we allow one world government, we are stupid, and deserve what we get.

    • On December 24, 2017 at 11:55 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Thanks for the input……….
      Questions,……does your comment apply to the individual talking at the 18 min mark?
      And what would be you thoughts on AI and the blockchain?….thanks

      • On December 24, 2017 at 11:56 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        you to your…..

      • On December 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm,
        CFS says:

        OOTB,
        Because of personal connections with the company he mentions in Palo Alto, I have to be careful in my comments.
        I believe the individual does not understand what he is talking about.

        • On December 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm,
          CFS says:

          there is a chain of evidence in academic literature that shows the development of distributed ledgers, blockchain, and Bitcoin.

          • On December 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm,
            CFS says:

            https://youtu.be/xUzjU0FjYl0
            is worth listening to.

            You should be aware that the level of manipulation in the oil market (by shorting) is as high as I have seen in recent times. (Something is going on)

          • On December 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            thanks for the followup , appreciate your efforts………..J

          • On December 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            CFS>>>>>>here is a followup on AI and blockchain from Clif High….
            check out comments at 4 min mark…..his comments coincide with yours…..
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hbo5mj39js

  33. On December 24, 2017 at 11:42 am,
    Dick Tracy says:
  34. On December 24, 2017 at 1:47 pm,
    Ebolan says:

    You boyz see this? Gawd dang Rooskies! This is serious stuff…

    “Putin Absolutely Meddled In The Binomo Election!”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-24/nikki-haley-pranked-russian-comedians-putin-absolutely-meddled-binomo-election

    • On December 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm,
      Ebolan says:

      But don’t you boyz worry….Nikki is right on top of it!

      Remember, the wisdom of our rulers and their minions knows no limits.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RgXL7byTF0&t=11m25s

      • On December 24, 2017 at 2:10 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        She is an idiot……………….why, would she speak to anyone with out verification….

        • On December 24, 2017 at 2:16 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          I bet they raise the confederate flag back up the pole at the capital…in Columbia, SC. , after the good old boys read this one…….lol

          • On December 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            Nikki gave me a real chuckle with that one…but I tell you Jerry, I laugh so I will not cry.

          • On December 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Her and Pence are two of a kind………..jmo

          • On December 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            They are special interest tools, certainly of the neo-cons and Israelie lobby.

            And we are the ones who have to pay.

  35. On December 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm,
    b says:

    Bob M was recommending Kirkland instead of novo.

    Bitcoin seems to be holding at about 14k, if that was the crash, maybe it is a buy the dip scenario.

  36. On December 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    The Next Bull Market Move – End of the year interview series – Collin Kettell, CEO & Partner, Palisade Global Investments Ltd.

    by @bullmarketmove on December 23, 2017

    https://ceo.ca/@bullmarketmove/end-of-the-year-interview-series-the-next-bull-market-move-interview-collin-kettell-ceo-partner-palisade-global-investments-ltd

    • On December 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm,
      Dick Tracy says:

      I have been watching Mexican gold, it is on my list to buy in if it starts getting volume. DT

  37. On December 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm,
    Excelsior says:

    ~ Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

    > End speech from Scrooged

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rznhiJXdR4

  38. On December 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Wife Of Fusion GPS Founder Admits Her Husband Was Behind Fake “RussiaGate” Story

    She even bragged about it on her Facebook page…

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-24/wife-fusion-gps-founder-admits-her-husband-was-behind-fake-russiagate-story

    • On December 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm,
      Markedtofuture says:

      The Secrets of QAnon, The Storm, and The Deep State Counterstike

      Alex Jones breaks down the basic gestalt of secretive intelligence operative known as QAnon posting warnings about Eric Schmidt stepping down from Google in tandem with President Trump’s recent executive order allowing the Treasury to confiscate property from corrupt entities.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6BXPFZjK2s

    • On December 24, 2017 at 6:08 pm,
      CFS says:

      I wonder if this is a start of Capital Controls.

      Start the thin end of the wedge against people to which no one would object and then gradually extend it to others.
      Seems to me a trial then possible confiscation is preferable to confiscation by edict.

      Another loss of freedom to creeping fascism.

      • On December 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm,
        Markedtofuture says:

        Alex Jones is saying they are trying to take Trump out now. Never seen someone so fired up.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6BXPFZjK2s

        • On December 24, 2017 at 6:38 pm,
          Markedtofuture says:

          You Tube is actually adjusting the viewer count down on the video.

        • On December 24, 2017 at 7:14 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          He is on a roll…………

  39. On December 24, 2017 at 7:12 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    CFS……left you a comment above , concerning AI and blockchain from Clif High , he agrees with you………

    • On December 24, 2017 at 8:05 pm,
      CFS says:

      OOTB, I’ll look above.

  40. On December 24, 2017 at 8:04 pm,
    CFS says:

    Las Vegas begins to switch to Cryptotokens…….

    LAS VEGAS (December 18, 2017) – Unikrn, one of the world’s leading esports brands, is proud to announce a partnership with MGM Resorts International to bring live competitive gaming and esports tournaments to LEVEL UP inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. In 2018, Unikrn will host tournaments on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each tournament will offer competitors exciting prizes including cash and UnikoinGold tokens, among others, as well as exclusive experiences at select MGM Resorts properties.

    Unikrn has cemented itself as a global leader in esports by bringing tournaments, professional coverage, regulated betting and interactive gaming to esports audiences throughout the years. The company is best-known for its deep roots in the esports community it services, as well as the high-level experiences it provides.

    Since its opening in December 2016, LEVEL UP, located between Hakkasan Nightclub and the MGM Grand Race & Sports Book, has changed the way Las Vegas views lounge entertainment. The addition of bi-weekly esports competitions will enhance the diverse offerings within the venue, providing additional interactive opportunities for guests within this skill-based adult playground.

    “There’s never been a partnership quite like this fusion, and we’re pumped to be in the center of it,” said Rahul Sood, CEO Unikrn. “Traditional entertainment destinations have a lot of room to grow in appealing to esports and gaming fans, and MGM Resorts International is leading the way, with Unikrn, by bringing regular esports tournaments to LEVEL UP — this is thrilling.”

    Lovell Walker, executive director of interactive gaming development for MGM Resorts International, said, “LEVEL UP was designed to attract both the next generation of players and current players seeking innovation, making this partnership with Unikrn a great fit within the space. With our commitment to the future of esports and increased focus on enhancing our guests’ entertainment experience, we know Unikrn will be a tremendous partner.”

    ABOUT UNIKRN

    Established in 2014, Unikrn is leading the world of bookmaking for esports and video games and has become woven into the fabric of the esports community. Their contributions and assets include team ownership, tournament series, multiple original content platforms, sponsored community creators and a group working with casinos to bring in modern gaming audiences. The company’s close relationships with gambling powerhouses such as Tabcorp, Australia’s largest betting company, have positioned them as the definitive bridge between the new world of competitive gaming and the old world of sports bookmakers and casinos.

    In 2015, Unikrn raised $10M in venture finance from Ashton Kutcher, Elisabeth Murdoch, Guy O’Seary, Mark Cuban, Shari Redstone, Binary, Hyperspeed, Indicator Ventures, and Tabcorp.. Their UnikoinGold Crypto Token which was backed by Alphabit, Blockchain Capital, CoinCircle, ConsenSys, DCG, Pantera and many others recently broke records by surpassing $30,000,000 and became the largest token sale in video games and esports ever.

  41. On December 24, 2017 at 8:42 pm,
    CFS says:

    Merry Christmas, Christian Suckers……wake up, don’t you know you are at war.

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11598/christmas-islamization-europe

  42. On December 24, 2017 at 9:22 pm,
    CFS says:
    • On December 25, 2017 at 6:24 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      No birth certificate…………like we been saying for years.
      Big Fake Obamy……….Barry S…….CIA cover up…………..getting to the DEEP SWAMP

  43. On December 24, 2017 at 10:22 pm,
    CFS says:

    Interesting Clif High interview:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hbo5mj39js

    • On December 25, 2017 at 6:20 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      On December 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:
      CFS>>>>>>here is a followup on AI and blockchain from Clif High….
      check out comments at 4 min mark…..his comments coincide with yours…..
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hbo5mj39js

      • On December 25, 2017 at 9:23 am,
        CFS says:

        Advice from Marketwatch regarding cryptos:

        1. Study the team behind it. “Where do they come from? Have they been involved with other cryptos before? Are they backed by anyone, and what kind of experience do they bring? The alt-coins that have done the best and have the highest market caps have the most proven teams.”

        2. Take a look at the why. “How useful is this? Are they trying to solve a problem that doesn’t need solving? Some alt-coins coming out are simply ridiculous.”

        3. Determine where they are in the process. “I look at the road map of the alt-coin and see how far along are they. Do they have a test-net or a beta? Are there new features being released? Are there soft or hard forks coming up?”

        4. Assess the valuation. “Since alt-coins get pumped and dumped a lot, I look at the current market evaluation and see if they are priced right. A lot of alt-coins are priced way too high and I tend to stay away from them.”

        With that in mind, here’s an overview of seven cryptocurrencies that analysts have said may be worth watching in 2018. Like bitcoin, all cryptocurrencies are subject to extreme volatility and risk — so if you intend to invest, it’s well worth doing your due diligence and reading up more on each one.

        Litecoin (LTC)

        Market cap, as of Dec. 19: $19.53 billion

        Performance in 2017, as of Dec. 19: +9,080%

        Who created it? Former Google GOOGL, -0.19% employee (and now notable star in the crypto universe) Charlie Lee

        The skinny: Litecoin has been described as the silver to bitcoin’s gold.

        Created by Lee back in 2011, it’s billed as an alternative to bitcoin. Without getting too wonky, Lee essentially aimed to cut the amount of time required to confirm new transactions and tweak the way bitcoin was being mined to ensure anybody could participate. “My vision is people would use Litecoin every day to buy things. It would just be the payment method of choice,” Lee once said.

        Litecoin is also designed to produce more coins — it has an 84 million coin limit, versus bitcoin’s 21 million. About 54 million coins are currently in circulation, versus bitcoin’s current 16.7 million circulating supply.

        Monero (XMR)

        Market cap: $5.9 billion

        Performance in 2017: +3,033%

        Who created it? Much like bitcoin, Monero’s creator is anonymous.

        The skinny: The appeal of Monero? Anonymity. With Monero, the details of every transaction, including sender, receiver and size, are recorded on a public ledger, but are obfuscated to reportedly make them untraceable. Use Monero, and, in theory, there’s no way for anyone else to connect the dots between the sender, receiver or size of the transaction.

        Sound like an appealing coin to cybercriminals? It is. The hackers behind the global ransomware incident WannaCry, which infected 230,000 computers running Microsoft Windows, demanded payments in Monero.

        That said, there are many more cases recorded of hackers demanding bitcoin, and Monero’s backers say the coin’s biggest use cases aren’t illicit. It would appeal, they say, to corporations who want to move money around without competitors knowing, or to anyone who simply doesn’t want their balance and transactions made public, such as someone doing business in a foreign country who doesn’t want to become a target.

        Monero recently said 45 musicians, including Lana Del Ray, Sia and Dolly Parton, will be accepting Monero. Many will even offer discounts to those who pay with it.

        There are about 15.5 million XMR in circulation, and, unlike bitcoin and Litecoin, Monero doesn’t have a fixed coin supply.

        Neo

        Market cap: $5.01 billion

        Performance in 2017: +69,219%

        Who created it? Da Hongfei , CEO of Onchain and blockchain evangelist in China, along with co-founder Erik Zhang

        The skinny: Tung predicts Neo, dubbed the “Ethereum of China,” will explode if China eases its stance on ICOs and bitcoin. Ethereum is the clear No. 2 behind bitcoin in terms of market cap at $61 billion. So Neo obviously has a long way to go.

        Founder Da Hongfei recently went on CNBC to soothe fears about cryptos getting overheated. “I would say that there is a bubble in this industry, but would say it’s OK,” he said. “Every technology that is so disruptive — there’ll definitely be bubbles, like the train or the automobile.” Neo has been around since 2014, when it was called “Antshares.” Yes, it’s been changed to reference the Matrix.

        NEO’s circulating supply is currently at 65 million, out of a total of 100 million coins.

        Cardano (Ada)

        Market cap: $13.49 billion

        Performance in 2017 (since start of trading in October): +2,059%

        Who created it? Blockchain developer Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK)

        The skinny: Tung believes that “this next-gen platform has the right team, dedication and money to create a real contender to Ethereum.”

        The Cardano blockchain just launched a few months ago and exploded on the scene with massive gains in its coin, called Ada, in November to break into the top 10 cryptos in terms of market cap. At latest check it had slipped down to No. 13.

        The project began in 2015 and billed itself as the first blockchain network backed by a “scientific philosophy” and built by leading academics and engineers through peer-reviewed research.

        Cardano, while still a relative unknown, is apparently big on private transactions as well as responding to the needs of regulators, making it primed for mass adoption. Its CEO, Charles Hoskinson, says that Cardano tackles issues of “sustainability, interoperability and scalability” so that cryptocurrency can go from a “fun novelty” to something that could be used by billions of people and interface with legacy financial systems. Cardano’s framework is still in its very early stages (what the team refers to as its “bootstrap era”), and the next phase in its road map is set to launch sometime in the second quarter of 2018. That means its framework is still being developed, and it may take time for it to reach the full-fledged smart contract platform its leaders envision.

        About 26 billion out of a maximum 45 billion coins are currently in circulation.

        Ripple (XRP)

        Market cap: $29.66 billion

        Performance in 2017: +12,606%

        Who created it? Web developer Ryan Fugger, businessman Chris Larsen and programmer Jed McCaleb

        The skinny: Former bitcoin developers launched software company Ripple in 2012 and its digital currency, XRP, is seen by some industry types as bitcoin’s logical successor.

        The New York Times once described Ripple as “a cross between Western Union and a currency exchange, without the hefty fees” because it’s not only a currency, but also a system on which any currency, including bitcoin, can be traded. “Ripple connects banks, payment providers, digital asset exchanges and corporates via RippleNet to provide one frictionless experience to send money globally,” its creators explained.

        Ripple has licensed its blockchain technology to over 100 banks. And a new hedge fund recently announced it would be denominated in XRP. Its CEO recently told Fortune: “We’re not anti-bank, we’re not antigovernment, we’re not anti-fiat currency. For a while that took conviction to stay the course in the face of the more libertarian elements of crypto.”

        The XRP circulating supply is currently about 38.7 billion out of a maximum supply of 100 billion… which is A LOT more than the rest of the cryptos on this list.

        Iota (MIOTA)

        Market cap: $11.796 billion
        Performance in 2017 (since start of trading in June): +564%

        Who created it? David Sønstebø, Sergey Ivancheglo, Dominik Schiener, and Dr. Serguei Popov, a team of entrepreneurs, mathematicians and developers

        The skinny: lota’s big draw is that it doesn’t have any trading fees, miners or blocks. For every transaction you make, your processing power is used to validate two other transactions, making every Iota owner also an Iota “miner.”

        Essentially, Iota focuses on becoming the backbone for secure machine-to-machine payments in the Internet of Things economy and is unique in that it is hailed as the first crypto created without the use of a blockchain. Instead, it is based on a distributed ledger architecture called “The Tangle,” an innovation that is credited for allowing Iota to achieve three major crypto milestones: zero-cost transactions, offline transactions, and infinite scalability.

        Word of its latest partnership with Microsoft just gave it a big boost and propelled it into the top tier of the most valuable cryptos.

        The maximum supply of MIOTA is just under 2.8 billion, and the entire maximum supply is currently in circulation.

        Bitcoin Cash

        Market cap: $37.08 billion

        Performance in 2017 (since start of trading in July): +488%

        Who created it? Bitcoin Cash was created by a team of people who forked the bitcoin blockchain ledger. It is now controlled by multiple independent teams of developers.

        The skinny: Bitcoin Cash is among the newest of the cryptocurrencies, developed in August of 2017 as a hard fork of bitcoin. What’s that? Essentially a new version of bitcoin that’s incompatible with bitcoin.

        Bitcoin Cash was created as some users were frustrated by high fees and slow processing times. Because Bitcoin Cash has a greater block size limit, its creators say the cryptocurrency has more capacity to handle transactions with lower fees and faster confirmations. On the other side of that reasoning, though, are the bitcoin loyalists who believe that increasing block sizes endangers the cryptocurrency’s decentralized nature. The philosophical divide between bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash was aptly described by Forbes as “Cypherpunk Vs. Silicon Valley.”

        The biggest challenge facing Bitcoin Cash right now is adoption: For it to be valuable, it needs to convince businesses to accept both bitcoin AND the rival payment network. It also needs to convince miners to participate in the transaction-clearing process.

  44. On December 25, 2017 at 1:49 am,
    CFS says:

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  45. On December 25, 2017 at 8:50 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    BOB MORIARTY – Stop, Look, Listen, and Then NVO JCO ANX MMG

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=5OCGbK0ZHas

  46. On December 25, 2017 at 8:53 am,
    Markedtofuture says:

    Daily Caller’s Twelve Days of Christmas

    “On the first day of Christmas my country gave to me… a President who works for free!” Enjoy the MAGA version of Twelve Days of Christmas and together we can Make Christmas Great Again!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpUzD2GNr6Q

  47. On December 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:
  48. On December 25, 2017 at 9:36 pm,
    Matthew says:

    Oil looks like it will soon take another dip versus gold.

    $WTIC:$GOLD weekly:

    http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=%24WTIC%3A%24GOLD&p=W&yr=3&mn=0&dy=13&id=p10913616386&a=511956429

  49. On December 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm,
    Matthew says:

    Bears should put up more of a fight this week as the miners backtest broken support. Considering the size of the short term moves off of the lows, the bears will get some selling help from profit-taking bulls. So the bears might score a win that will feel pretty important to them but I won’t treat it that way. Analysis that goes beyond trendlines tells me that the bears will fail.

    http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=%24GDM&p=D&yr=1&mn=0&dy=18&id=p10322351783&a=528708013

    • On December 26, 2017 at 11:41 am,
      Matthew says:

      This action is very good/bullish. Take another look at the linked chart just above.

  50. On December 25, 2017 at 10:23 pm,
    Matthew says:

    IPT took 70 weeks to reach important fork support and subsequently performed as a shareholder would hope. This will most likely prove to be the start of a big move…

    http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=IPT.V&p=W&yr=5&mn=6&dy=0&id=p88769507879&a=533204677

  51. On December 26, 2017 at 9:35 am,
    Excelsior says:

    Is Bitcoin Back? Cryptocurrency Passes $16,000 as Rebound Begins

    Tugce Ozsoy – Bloomberg – December 26, 2017

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-back-cryptocurrency-passes-15-093045578.html

  52. On December 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm,
    b says:

    Its not dead yet.

    Mr Price had a great article explaining exactly why and how it should go to zero.
    Could not disagree with him.

    Maybe this is just a bounce on the way down,(odd if everyone is selling) or as Mr Rule said, every good share has a 50% decline. Something like that.

    We are going digital, bitcoin is part of the path to that end, it might remain it might not, but we are going digital.
    Thats my guess anyway.

    I also think the old time hard money people are pretty darn sure of themselves.

  53. On December 26, 2017 at 2:21 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    2018 Predictions & Beyond – Almost All Positive – Clif High

    Internet data mining expert Clif High says he’s “heartened by the positive nature of the information” he’s received in his latest report. Clif High uses something he calls “Predictive Linguistics,” which sorts through billions of bits of information to predict future trends and events. One of many big predictions Clif High made several months ago involved sexual misconduct would be revealed, especially in the mainstream media. So, are the sexual misconduct revelations over? Clif High says, “No, the part we saw in 2017 was kind of like the titles. We’ve got the main feature coming up in 2018 and in 2019. The volume of words involved in this scandal is going to quadruple or larger. It will take a couple of years to lay out. It will also involve a third or more of Congress, many of whom will elect to not continue in order to sidestep or try to sidestep legal issues as a result of their past behavior. . . . The data sets seem to indicate that some of the people taking hits now are doing so because they know there are far worse crimes they could be accused of, and so they are happy to get out of town, or get out of Dodge on just this little charge so to speak.”

    So, does President Trump win the so-called “Fake News” war? In a word, Clif High says, “Yes. . . . It’s been kosher for the media to lie because they have been given some level of protection with their propaganda act. The data is suggesting that somebody is going to find a legal way to sue what we call the mainstream media for, I guess you could say, consumer fraud.”

    Clif High says there is good news coming, but not just for 2018, many years after. Clif High explains, “There is a really interesting set of data that’s been building for some time, and we have had this big flush of long term data, which is why I decided to do this report that is going out five years. I named it the “Soaring Twenties,” even though we are not into the 2020’s. . . . Our 2020’s, to some extent, are replicating the kind of language in the newspapers and limited news reels they had at the time of the 1920’s. Only instead of being “The Roaring Twenties,” we’re going to have a “Soaring Twenties” because it’s a combination of an economic boom and a technological boom that are feeding off each other. This positive feedback is being sparked around the language of the (Trump) tax redo. It’s not a reform, it’s a total redo. . . .The money coming back is going to create a resurgence. A new kind of American is going to be rising out of this resurgence. We are going to be in a new great generation forming, not the Millennials, but the ones that are behind them.”

    Clif High also talks about a coming “bond debacle,” soaring gold and silver prices in 2018 . . . the future of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies, legal actions taken against the bad actors in government and the “Deep State.” Clif High also predicts some “fantastic levels of business failures.”

    Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Clif High of HalfPastHuman dot com

    https://usawatchdog.com/2018-predictions-beyond-almost-all-positive-clif-high/

  54. On December 26, 2017 at 7:11 pm,
    Markedtofuture says:

    US Spy Satellites Catch Chinese Ships Illegally Selling Oil To North Korea

    “We need to focus on the fact that the illicit trade started after a UN Security Council resolution in September drastically capped North Korea’s imports of refined petroleum products.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-26/us-spy-satellites-catch-chinese-ships-illegally-selling-oil-north-korea

  55. On December 26, 2017 at 8:22 pm,
    johnnygeneric says:

    Fracking that is squandering our precious oil can be COMPLETELY BLAMED ON LOW INTEREST RATES!! Thanks Federal Reserve!!!! EFFF YOU!!!