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Is bitcoin the new gold? Chris Blasi responds with an emphatic no, and he takes contention with the term cryptocurrency: “Bitcoin is operating as a speculative investment, not a currency.”

A 30-year veteran of the financial industry, with a particular focus on precious metals, he shares his concerns regarding the interest in cryptocurrencies. Although he does not want to rule them out as viable technologies, his strong contention is that they are distinct from precious metals and should be treated as such.

In his role as CEO of Neptune Global, Blasi advocates for physical possession or secured third-party vaults. His notable contribution to the industry is the PMC Ounce, a backed composite of the four major precious metals: gold, silver, platinum, and palladium.

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Meet the hosts

Brien Lundin is president and CEO of Jefferson Financial, which publishes Gold Newsletter and hosts the New Orleans Investment Conference. He has four decades of experience in investment markets.
Fergus Hodgson is the chief executive of Antigua International, a consulting firm that connects the Americas, and he is the roving editor of Gold Newsletter. Originally from New Zealand, he has been a nomad for the past eight years, and his personal blog is the Stateless Man.

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  • This is the one I use http://preev.com just because t is simple and tells you what you need to know

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  • Greetings all. Does anyone use Coinbase for their wallet/trading? If so, are you happy with them?

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  • Hi All, Does anyone on here know of any websites or apps where you can earn or make bitcoin? The reason I ask is because I hear about people who were conned out of earning bitcoin so just to ask if you know of any genuine websites and apps?

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  • While one segment of the us government is trying to require a safe and proper backdoor to everyone’s communication we simultaneously see how all of that is being counter hacked , and there is very little keeping uber-hacking tools out of the public.

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  • Hi there! Can anyone give me some initial advice on where and how to purchase and store physical gold? I’ve never done this before and I figure this is probably the most trustworthy forum for such advice. A bit about my situation. I’m from the UK (Northern Ireland) and have bought gold coins in the past but these were always delivered to me and are in my own possession. I want to buy and store a much larger amount as safely as possible because holding this gold myself is not really an option. My reasoning is that I am considering selling my house and travelling around the world on a motorbike. Ultimately I would like to buy a rental property somewhere that would provide me with some passive income while I travel but would probably rule out the UK. This means I need to put the value somewhere in the mean time and it certainly is not going to be put in a bank! Thanks

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