Bitcoin vs. The Dollar – Podcast 12/13/13

Bitcoin vs. the Dollar

JM Bullion

Bitcoin: Can a Computer Mining Game Become a World Wide Currency?

Podcast Summary

0:00-10:24 discussion of the Fed’s intention with respect to tapering QE against the backdrop of a budget deal and recent economic reports;experimental taper to test the market?;tapering still means expanding the Fed’s balance sheet; the impact of tapering QE

10:24-22:10 the impact of QE on real estate and the employment market;qualified residential mortgage rule; HARP 3.0;will the Fed give up on real estate and allow rates to rise? How the Fed might handle damage control post taper

22:10-29:10 discussion of the deficit, stimulus and QE as permanent features of the economy, how the Fed retains credibility; one symbolic taper and Janet Yellen;

29:10 -31:40 What will Ben Bernanke’s legacy be?

31:40-39:55 Harp 3.0; low interest rates

The Bitcoin Bubble

39:55-50:45 economic ignorance, Bitcoin- a computer mining game being considered “money”, how the Fed works;advantages of a 30 year mortgage;impact on inventory as home prices rise; can Bitcoin’s artificial scarcity be taken seriously?; Bitcoin vs. the Dollar; Bail ins and Bitcoin; do it yourself currencies to proliferate; Gold and Silver vs Bitcoin; speculative assets vs hard assets

50:45-53:00 Amazon’s revenues and stock price in a bubble economy

53:00- Credit tip of the week

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Further Reading:

The Case Against Bitcoin

Bitcoin: A Mining Disaster Waiting to Happen

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