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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bitcoin bonanza in Asia as rush to get out of fiat currencies drives price of cryptocurrency to a whopping $4500 per coin

It has not been difficult to figure out that as Asian economies have begun to show signs of recession and economic decline, the need for individuals and institutions to get out of their devaluing currencies is a must.  And by far the most liquid and primary asset in which most are going into over the past two months is Bitcoin.

A week or so ago we published an article showing that more than 48% of all Bitcoin transactions in recent days have occurred in Korean and Japanese exchanges, with most of these purchases being tied to institutional investors.  However it appears that the push to $2300 less than seven days ago was just the tip of the iceberg as Asian buyers, especially in South Korea, have now propelled the price of Bitcoin to over $4500, or a near doubling in less than a week.

As Bitcoin.com reports, the region has also been blossoming with startups dedicated to bitcoin remittance and financial tech advancement. 
The South Korean government has been very friendly towards digital currencies, and the country is steadily becoming a technology hub. Just recently the government lowered the equity capital requirement for bitcoin companies working with remittances. The new statutes will begin on June 18 with a reduction of required capital to 1 billion KRW in contrast to the prior requirement of 2 billion KRW. 
Additionally, researchers from the South Korean central bank recently released a report that detailed that virtual currencies like bitcoin can “coexist with fiat.” 
"The recent emergence of digital currency opens up a new type of dual currency regime in which digital currency, which has no intrinsic value and a government-issued fiat currency coexist,” explained the researchers from Seoul’s Hongik University and members of the Bank of Korea’s (BOK) report. 
The wide spreads are unprecedented even compared to other recently inflated markets such as Japan, local exchange bitFlyer listing a price of 333,200 yen ($2980).
On Coinbase, one Bitcoin is currently selling for $2667.53 as of press time on Thursday. 
Users have presented various theories as to why South Korea’s exchange market is so varied, these ranging from capital controls to en masse arbitrage and even a “debt-fuelled bubble” economy. 
Bitcoin itself, meanwhile, is continuing to produce new price highs, flying in the face of those concerned that a new bubble has formed. - Zerohedge

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bitcoin suddenly becoming the investment of the elite as price soars to over $2300 in some Asian exchanges

When Satoshi wrote his White Paper back in 2008 regarding the creation of a money form that would be secure and outside the control of sovereign entities, the underlying premise was that it would not only change the way commerce was conducted, but also provide the common person a means to store their wealth in an asset that was absent of monetary devaluation.

And while it took about five to six years for Bitcoin to move away from the fringe of society, where it was half seen as a novelty and half seen as the savior from the world's fiat monetary system, its sudden emergence into the mainstream has been incredibly robust and unlike anything ever seen in monetary history.

But as we enter into the second quarter of 2017, what was originally intended for the masses to be used as a medium of exchange has suddenly turned into a speculative investment that is being lapped up by the very institutions that would see it financialized instead of used as a real currency.  And the massive rise in value over just the past five months is threatening to categorize the cryptocurrency as a bubble, and scare away many individuals who might seek an alternative to the dollar, euro, or yen as a way to secure their wealth.

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Bitcoin price established its new all-time high at $2,087 earlier today after surging past its previous all-time high set at $2,050, with demand toward Bitcoin rising from institutional investors in the US, Japan and South Korea. 
At the time of writing, Bitcoin is being traded in Japan and South Korea, the second and third largest Bitcoin exchange markets in the world, at around $2,350, at an 11 percent premium relative to the global average Bitcoin price and the price listed by US-based Bitcoin exchanges. 
Analysts including Charles Hayter, the CEO of CryptoCompare, explained that the Japanese and South Korean Bitcoin exchange markets played a key role as the driving factor of Bitcoin’s recent price surge. In an interview with CNBC, Hayter stated: 
"Arbitrage between the fiat pairs drags markets up or down in line with leading markets. At present, volumes on the KRW and JPY pairs dominate trading with a combined 48 percent market share.” - Coin Telegraph
From a purely fundamental point of view, investors and owners of Bitcoin need to realize that the market is treating the cryptocurrency like a security, and at a time when nearly all other assets such as bonds, stocks, and real estate are at all time highs.  And one of the reasons that Bitcoin is skyrocketing in price and value right now is because institutional players are moving money into what they believe is one of the very few potentially undervalued assets.  But like with any security or investment that receives too much buying in a short amount of time in relation to selling, at some point it will hit terminal velocity, and the fall in price will be just as fast as the velocity in which it rose.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Bitcoin just $50 away from $2000 and doubling its price in just five months into 2017

With Asian speculators in both Japan and China driving up the price of Bitcoin to all-time record highs, the crypto-currency is now on the cusp of doubling in just the first five months of 2017.

The current Bitcoin price is just over $1950 and could possibly hit $2000 by the end of Friday's market session.

Bitcoin traded for just over $1,000 on 1st January, but has edged up sharply amid increasing media exposure for its technology and those in the wider blockchain tech sector. Indeed, on at least two exchanges - Poloniex and Bitfinex - the price was even hovering just over $1,960. 
Year-over-year, the price of bitcoin is up 300%, having risen to $1,900, up from $453 on 18th May, 2016. At press time, bitcoin's market capitalization (the value of all bitcoins in existence) was $31bn. - Coindesk
Bitcoin's meteoric rise has also helped increase the price and market cap of nearly all other crypto-currencies, such as with Etherium which has risen 1700% also since the beginning of the year.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Japan joins China in opening a physical gold exchange

The Tokyo Commodities Exchange (TOCOM) is joining with the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) to become the second major physical gold market in Asia.  Beginning on July 25, the TOCOM will begin deliveries for spot contracts, and is the only gold exchange accepted for futures contracts in Japan.

Since Japanese bonds fell into negative yields, investors and consumers have been buying physical gold at incredible rates.  And now that their market will have an official gold exchange like the one that opened in Shanghai last year, the precious metal will become even more liquid and draw more customers into gold.

The Tokyo Commodity Exchange Inc. (TOCOM) has announced today that July 25th will be the start date of new Gold Physical Transaction, pending regulatory approval. Gold is the most actively traded commodity at the Exchange with both futures and options contracts listed. 
Simultaneously, TOCOM will introduce a delivery at settlement option for the Gold Rolling Spot contract. Originally a cash-settled contract, the change is expected to better serve investor needs. 
Financial markets fell in reaction to the Brexit vote and the world economy is turning increasingly uncertain. Hence, Gold is in greater demand as a safe asset that removes credit risk. It is also seen as an effective inflation hedge and superior for long-term asset protection. Additionally, gold provides portfolio diversification, since price movement tends to uncorrelated with equity and bond prices. 
With the launch of this Gold Physical, TOCOM is providing a single platform where investors can conduct spot trading or hedge in gold with transparent pricing. TOCOM is the only regulated exchange that operates a gold market in Japan, and continues to improve investor convenience. - Leaprate

Friday, February 12, 2016

JP Morgan can’t imagine a more ‘ugly morning’ as global markets imploding

Just one day after Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen spoke before Congress to answer questions on the state of the economy, global markets continued their acceleration downward as stocks, currencies, oil, and banks not only show signs of capitulation, but in the words of JP Morgan’s Adam Crisafulli, he can’t imagine a more ‘ugly morning’.
S&P 500 futures down 1.8% to 1814
Stoxx 600 down 3.4% to 304
FTSE 100 down 2.6% to 5525
DAX down 2.9% to 8760
German 10Yr yield down 7bps to 0.18%
MSCI Asia Pacific up 0.1% to 117
Hang Seng down 3.8% to 18546
S&P/ASX 200 up 1% to 4821
US 10-yr yield down 5bps to 1.62%
Dollar Index down 0.42% to 95.49
WTI Crude futures down 2.9% to $26.65
Brent Futures down 1.7% to $30.31
Gold spot up 3.5% to $1,242
Silver spot up 2.8% to $15.80

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Got Karatbars? Asia imploding, European banks collapsing, and gold on cusp of first $100 trading day

One day after Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen did little to infuse confidence into the markets, the world stands on the precipice of the next global financial collapse.  Beginning in Asia, where stock markets were crushed and the Yen fell to a several year low of 110 to the dollar, and moving into Europe where Germany's largest bank dropped another 9% on its way to perhaps the biggest insolvency of the century, the threats are weighing on central banks to not only go full into negative interest rates, but to implement a new round of QE valued in the tens of trillions.

In response to this, very few markets are representing safe havens.  And judging by the overnight trading in the gold markets, the metal appears ready to skyrocket and potentially give investors and savers in gold its first $100 trading day.


Gold has moved over $42 today through the middle of European trading with U.S. equity markets already down -290 points in their futures.  And more importantly, the benchmark 10-year bond is down to an astounding 1.58%... meaning that returns on historic safe havens are being limited to the physical metals.


Pre-U.S. market open breakdown
Yesterday morning, when musing on the day's key event namely Yellen's congressional testimony, we dismissed the most recent bout of European bank euphoria which we said "will be brief if not validated by concrete actions, because while central banks have the luxury of jawboning, commercial banks are actually burning through funds - rapidly at that - and don't have the luxury of hoping for the best while doing nothing." This morning DB has wiped out all of yesterday's gain.
                           
As for Yellen's testimony, we said that "she can send stocks reeling with one word out of place" - the word in question being not what she said but what she didn't say, in this case not being dovish enough and thus supportive enough of risk. And the consequence is there for all to see as soon as their trading terminal boots up: everything is crashing (with the exception of China which is on holiday, and Japan which was mercifully closed yesterday). Here are the highlights: 
S&P 500 futures down 1.8% to 1814
Stoxx 600 down 3.4% to 304
FTSE 100 down 2.6% to 5525
DAX down 2.9% to 8760
German 10Yr yield down 7bps to 0.18%
MSCI Asia Pacific up 0.1% to 117
Hang Seng down 3.8% to 18546
S&P/ASX 200 up 1% to 4821
US 10-yr yield down 5bps to 1.62%
Dollar Index down 0.42% to 95.49
WTI Crude futures down 2.9% to $26.65
Brent Futures down 1.7% to $30.31
Gold spot up 3.5% to $1,242
Silver spot up 2.8% to $15.80
- Zerohedge
Here at The Daily Economist we have been talking about the need to get out of paper assets, bank accounts, and into physical gold for several years, and although it took about eight years following the 2008 Credit Crisis and bank collapses for the next event to occur, the ramifications of this new crisis is happening before out eyes.  And your window for getting out of stocks, bonds, and potential bail-in scenarios and into physical gold is shrinking close to the point of no return.

And is why you need Karatbars more than ever



Buying gold through Karatbars is one of the easiest things on the net.  In fact, the business model of Karatbars is to sell gold in affordable quantities, such as 1, 2.5, and 5 gram increments, and allow customers to get into the metal without having to shell out $1200+ for a single ounce coin.

And as added perks to signing up with Karatbars, as a customer or affiliate, Karatbars is working on a new e-wallet system that functions just like an offshore bank account, and is outside the authority of the banking system.  From there, you can take your fiat currency in any denomination... dollars, euros, yen, etc... and purchase physical gold which can either be delivered directly to you, or stored for free at one of Karatbar's vaults.

Additionally, any gold that you buy can easily be sold back to Karatbars, or any metals dealer, and if with Karatbars it is then exchanged for currency that is uploaded to you through a pre-loaded debit Mastercard which is connected directly to your e-wallet.  And as we know, MasterCard is recognized in nearly every country around the world, and usable in any currency that accepts it.

But perhaps the best feature with Karatbars is their affiliate program, where you can earn money off commissions from getting others to sign up and become a customer or affiliate.  Not only do you receive commissions from their purchasing of physical gold, but you also earn commissions from anyone who buys a commission package, with that money going directly into your debit MasterCard when you have enough units to cycle.

Imagine the ability to earn the money in which to buy your gold savings simply by purchasing a commission affiliate package one time, and then getting others to sign up and do the same thing.

How many businesses or entrepreneurs can build an infinite business with spending less than $400 of their own money?  And there is never a mandatory requirement to buy beyond what you desire, on your own schedule.  And there is nothing to lose, because you're using money (paper dollars) to buy gold (physical money) and in the end you don't lose a thing.


The global financial system, along with dozens of respected economists, are telling us that now is the time for the end of our current form of money, and the beginning of the transition into a new monetary system that is expected to be backed by gold.  And with banks, governments, and even Harvard professors mandating that central banks have no choice but to eliminate cash from usage by the people to stave off collapse, will you wait until it is too late to make a decision on how you will protect your wealth, and be able to function within the coming new monetary system?

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

After holiday pullback, premiums on gold rising again as sales increase in asia

After gold prices fell nearly 30% in the last part of 2011, the pullback appears to now be complete as premiums for purchasing the yellow metal are now increasing over in Asia, as sales begin to build once again in early January.

Demand in Asia continues to be strong. China remains the world’s largest producer of mined gold.

Premiums for gold bullion bars in Asia are rising again and are at their highest since October in Hong Kong and Singapore. Premiums are at $2.15/oz in Hong Kong and $1.65/oz in Singapore. Bullion’s strength was also attributed to the euro’s 16 month low, with Fitch warning the ECB to purchase assets to try to stabilize the euro.

Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1,650.34 an ounce at 1009 GMT, having earlier touched a one-month high at $1,652.30. U.S. gold futures for February delivery were up $12.60 an ounce at $1,652.20.  - Zerohedge