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banks & banking

  1. Quake42

    The Abolition Of Cash

    There's the beginnings of a movement around abolishing cash for more than very small purchases. It tends to be couched in terms of stopping money laundering/financial crime/terrorism. Various stories being planted in the media, the most recent here...
  2. OneWingedBird

    Rigging Of Interest Rates

    This story has surprised me as I'd have to confess I never even realised this was possible, whereas it now seems a number of banks have been at it. I'd certainly welcome input here from those who know more about how this works than I do. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32903415 Sounds...
  3. R

    Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies

    I couldn't find a bitcoin thread so I thought I would start one. To anyone that is unfamiliar with bitcoin, it is is a cryptocurrency created by the mysterious "Satoshi Nakamoto" in 2008. Nakamoto has never been identified and is likely to be a pseudonym. It is not known whether "he" is an...