Tag: digital currency

CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 2, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What to do with an ink-stained bank note? Would you know what to do with a bank note stained with dye — an indicator that the note was stolen in a robbery or ATM theft?… 2.) Collectors Universe Reports Financial Results […]

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Market Whimsy: Mothers of Invention

Market Whimsy: Mothers of Invention

Innovative ideas – from architectural marvels to trendsetting bank notes – can occur in unlikely places By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ….   Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. The […]

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for the government to take care of it, we’ll all be in real trouble,“ said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals, a wholesale precious-metals trader… 2.) […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 5, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Newman Numismatic Portal Update The Newman Numismatic Portal will be represented at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California next week. Stop by and visit, or attend one of our presentations. Our schedule is: Wednesday, August […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 1, 2016 Brain Food 1.) History: June 30,1987: Introducing the ‘loonie’ In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. It was argued […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision to quit the EU is a seismic moment for Europe because it points to the inescapable reality that a new national politics – whose angry […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Sizing up U.S. coin currency QUESTION: Why are dimes smaller than other coins? 2.) Coins on gravestones have particular meanings Visitors paying their respects to fallen servicemen this Memorial Day weekend might notice that the headstones of certain graves have coins […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016 Brain Food 1.) There is help for stranded currency Did you recently arrive home from abroad with foreign bills and coins in your pocket? If so, they need not sit around your home for the rest of your life as a reminder of unspent […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 14 2016 Brain Food 1.) What Does a Girl Have to Do to Get on a Banknote? They feature portraits of the Founding Fathers and former presidents, monuments and places of interest, the banknotes of different countries, however rarely, feature women. And with the recent US […]

Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Numismatic Education: Finance Museum Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution

Trustees will honor John Herzog for his legacy of giving at a reception on May 17 By Museum of American Finance …..   Wall Street veteran John E. Herzog has announced a final $5 million gift to the Museum of American Finance, the New York institution he founded more than 25 years ago. Herzog established […]

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 15, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 15, 2016

By Coinweek ….   For this week’s coin and currency news roundup, we focus on several updates of news stories we’d covered in previous roundups – as well as continue to explore a few general trends in numismatics and culture-at-large. Of course there’s some new stuff as well, so let’s get right to it. Brain […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Hello, and welcome back to CoinWeek’s weekly roundup of the strange and off-center in coin and currency news. Today’s roundup happens to fall on April 1 – once known as New Year’s but now better known as April Fool’s. We leave it to you, gentle reader, to decide whether one (or […]

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CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Welcome to the latest edition of CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. In this series we recap some of the cool, interesting, offbeat, ludicrous and maybe even disturbing news items that we’ve read over the past week. Brain Food 1.) The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due No, that’s not […]

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CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly News Roundup – March 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Here is a recap of some of the interesting, offbeat and other news items CoinWeek has come across this week. Brain Food 1.) The Evolution of Money Alex Hernandez, tech writer and founder of smartphone and computer technology site Techaeris.com, writes a brief introduction to the history of money and monetary […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – January 22, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report – January 22, 2016 – 4K Video

CoinWeek Editors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker are packing their bags and heading off to Austria for a video shoot. Before they go, Charles files this week’s CoinWeek Weekly Coin Report. Pobjoy Mint shows off their colorized titanium coins, the U.S. Mint goofs on its 2016 product packages, and we check out the world’s first […]

nanoPay Acquires MintChip from the Royal Canadian Mint

nanoPay Acquires MintChip from the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that all assets related to MintChip™, a digital currency product developed by the Mint, have been sold to Loyalty Pays Holdings Corporation – a wholly owned subsidiary of nanoPay, a fully-integrated loyalty and payments platform provider. As a digital payment technology with many of the attributes of […]

Guest Commentary – A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

Guest Commentary – A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

By Stefan Gleason – Money Metals Exchange….   Several Republican presidential candidates are floating the idea of returning to some form of a gold standard in the U.S., although none have gone into any great detail. So, how might a modern gold standard work? It’s a question that requires us to do more than just […]

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Former Mint Director Edmund Moy Joins Bitcoin Firm

Former Mint Director Edmund Moy Joins Bitcoin Firm

By Coin.co …..   Coin.co, a NYC-based payment processing company that seeks to provide easy and secure bitcoin payment options to enterprise-level organizations, proudly announces the newest addition to its Board of Advisors, the Honorable Edmund C. Moy. As the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint, Edmund Moy has unique experience with the Federal Reserve, […]

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Microsoft Now Accepting Bitcoins for App and Game Purchases

Microsoft Now Accepting Bitcoins for App and Game Purchases

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   The tide is gradually changing in favor of Bitcoin. Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has long been considered by many to be relatively slow to respond to changes in the market. However, with this year’s departure of CEO Steve Ballmer and promotion of Microsoft veteran Satya Nadella, that […]

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Cryptocurrency NXT Payment System TXT Coins Now Prepares For Launch and Tech Conference

Cryptocurrency NXT Payment System TXT Coins Now Prepares For Launch and Tech Conference

TXT Cash Now subsidiary TXT Coins Now is a cell-phone based micro-payment system for cryptocurrency NXT, enabling anyone worldwide to send NXT to anyone else instantly with a simple text message. TXT Coins Now is launching its service in July 2014 alongside its alt coin Escrow services for traders and local agent function. The tool […]

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   CoinWeek Gets Exclusive Rights to Film 1804 Dollar Presentation As reported last week, author and researcher Mark Ferguson will be giving a major presentation on the Dexter 1804 dollar at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event will take place on April 24 […]

Exploring the World of Money – a Collaboration between MoneyMuseum and CoinsWeekly

Exploring the World of Money – a Collaboration between MoneyMuseum and CoinsWeekly

As of 1 March 2014, MoneyMuseum presents podcasts revolving around numismatic topics to all those interested on iTunes U. In order to make this offer known to a greater number of coin collectors as well, MoneyMuseum has announced its collaboration with CoinsWeekly.  On March 1, 2014, the MoneyMuseum launched a new online program that provides […]

Crypto-Currency Crisis: Mt. Gox Hacked, May Go Bust

Crypto-Currency Crisis: Mt. Gox Hacked, May Go Bust

From CoinWeek reported by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ….   More problems for Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, as the popular crypto-currency site was pulled offline Monday. Reports have surfaced over the last 24-hours that Mt. Gox has been breached and that up to $350 million in Bitcoins has been stolen by hackers, apparently after a year-long scheme to […]

Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Alternative Currency to Gold?

Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Alternative Currency to Gold?

By Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers…. Matthew Lynn from Market Watch published an article today entitled  “What is the biggest long-term threat to the price of gold?” http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-real-threat-to-gold-is-digital-2013-07-17  In it, he attempts to make the case that Bitcoins are a legitimate threat to overtake gold as the favored alternative currency.  While he […]

BITCOIN VS. GOVERNMENT-ISSUED FIAT MONEY

BITCOIN VS. GOVERNMENT-ISSUED FIAT MONEY

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek …..   Many freedom-oriented people are skeptical about long-term prospects for the U.S. dollar and other fiat currencies, which means they often invest in gold and silver while seeking other monetary alternatives. Let’s take a moment to define terms before proceeding. Fiat currencies are unbacked by precious metals or other […]

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Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

Numismatics in Videogames and BioShock Infinite

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   Your kids might know more about numismatics than you think People often talk about the importance of getting young people interested in coin collecting, but how do we do that? Some approaches seem effective – such as nurturing relationships with organizations like the Boy Scouts […]

 
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