By Nicholas – Published on November 29, 2017
With the value of a Bitcoin smashing through the $10,000 USD level, a lot of attention is going to the rapid ascent of crypto prices over the last few years. But on the back end of the system, Blockchain technology looks like it may be the real winner in this first phase of cryptocurrency...
By Nicholas – Published on November 29, 2017
Like most of the base metals, nickel has been on a tear since the middle of the year. But over the last few weeks, its price has come off the boil. After putting in what was likely a near term top above $13,000 USD/tonne, prices have slipped back below $12,000 USD/tonne. There are a number of...
By Lindsay – Published on November 28, 2017
By Nicholas – Published on November 27, 2017
It is important to note that the basis of this article is information that was shared with me by a professional with more than four decades in the South African insurance industry. His clients are large, industrial interests, and when you begin to understand the gravity of the situation, it should...
By Lindsay – Published on November 27, 2017
Local VR/AR leader, Dan Burgar, explores what makes Vancouver a strong global hub for innovation, the future of virtual reality, and disruptive technologies to watch out for.
By Nicholas – Published on November 27, 2017
The price for a Bitcoin just blasted above $9000USD in Asian trading, and apparently news that one of Korea's largest banks will be offering a secure Bitcoin storage service is being cited as the impetus for this sudden leap higher. Shinhan Bank is South Korea's second largest when measured...
By Nicholas – Published on November 26, 2017
A recent note from French banking giant Societe Generale (SocGen) had a rather unpopular opinion hidden it its depths. Unlike many of the investment banks, SocGen sees a bear market coming in US equities. Though according to their projections, it will be short, and shallow. The note outlined a...
By Nicholas – Published on November 25, 2017
January copper traded over $8200USD/tonne on Friday morning in Shanghai, and many think that the labor strikes in South America have a lot to do with the renewed strength in copper's price. The Escondida copper mine in Chile is responsible for producing around 5% of the world's copper...
By Nicholas – Published on November 25, 2017
At this point nearly everyone knows about the major cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. Ethereum recently passed the $400 USD mark, and Bitcoin traded above $8000 USD for the first time in late November. The size of the market for the two largest cryptos is equally impressive, with Bitcoin worth...
By Lindsay – Published on November 24, 2017
Dr Brendan Byrne, one of the leaders in virtual healthcare, shares insight on the notion of virtual healthcare and new emerging technologies.
By Nicholas – Published on November 24, 2017
Jake Klein, the CEO of Evolution Mining. came out with a warning to the world at the company's annual meeting, saying that the mining industry is struggling to attract young people to one of the world's most important industries. While this is an problem for the industry, there are a number...
By Nicholas – Published on November 23, 2017
The phrase “new normal” has been shot around a lot since the crisis in 2008, and now Citigroup seems to be using it to describe a world that is full of constant uncertainty. In a recent note they described how the new normal of rising global risks will be positive for the gold price,...
By Nicholas – Published on November 22, 2017
By now pretty everyone knows two things about Electric Vehicles (EV's), and the elements that make them possible. Firstly, there isn't supply of them at the moment, and secondly, many of them come from places that aren't stable. Cobalt and The Democratic Republic of the Congo illustrate...
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