Tag: Money

Money and Democracy: How the Elite Manipulated Ledgers and Created a Social Ranking System

Money and Democracy: How the Elite Manipulated Ledgers and Created a Social Ranking System Money is one of the most important but least understood manmade tools in existence. For more than 5,000 years humans have used a tool of exchange called money to facilitate trade. During this timespan, the evolution […]

Money Laundering Fines Worth Billions Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution and Unpleasant Labels

Money Laundering Fines Worth Billions Help Bankers Avoid Prosecution and Unpleasant Labels The recent seizure of a cargo ship owned by JP Morgan, a vessel loaded with 20 tons of cocaine according to latest accounts, highlighted the risks of banks’ involvement in illicit activities, inadvertent or otherwise. And although U.S. […]

Spanish Police: Bitcoin ATMs Highlight Flaws in EU Money Laundering Rules

Spanish Police: Bitcoin ATMs Highlight Flaws in EU Money Laundering Rules Following a Spanish investigation into a gang’s recently-busted money laundering operation, the nation’s police force claim to have exposed gaps in the European Union’s regulations designed to prevent money laundering. The group reportedly exploited the lack of  rules regarding […]

‘Don’t Worry, We Can Just Print More Money’ – Swedish Central Bank Ponders Even Lower NIRP

‘Don’t Worry, We Can Just Print More Money’ – Swedish Central Bank Ponders Even Lower NIRP At a press conference on Wednesday, the head of the Swedish Central Bank admitted that interest rates could potentially go as low as -1.5%, and quipped that Swedes likely wouldn’t even protest. Other countries […]

The Politicization of Money: Crypto as a Safeguard Against Economic Propaganda 

The Politicization of Money: Crypto as a Safeguard Against Economic Propaganda  Money has come a long way since its origins. From cowry shells to crypto, transferable, divisible, and economically sound means of exchange have been adopted by market actors everywhere. Modern history has brought us to a dangerous place, however, […]