SEC, CFTC Enforcement Directors Issue Joint Statement On Virtual Currency

The Divisions of Enforcement for the SEC and CFTC will continue to address violations and bring actions to stop and prevent fraud in the offer and sale of digital instruments."whether characterized as virtual currencies, coins, tokens, or the like.

The SEC and the CFTC will look beyond form, examine the substance of the activity and prosecute violations of the federal securities and commodities laws.

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Tether Printed One-Third of All USDT After Receiving Subpoena in December

Since the announcement that Tether received a subpoena from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission on the 6th of December, it has become apparent that over one-third of the total supply of Tether was created after the date of the U.S Regulators subpoena delivery. 

Tether increased the number of USDT by 775 million, comprising a 52.5% increase in the total supply from December 6th, 2017. As such, approximately 34.5% of all USDT created were produced after Tether had received the subpoena from the CFTC.

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US State Senators Introduce Bill Exempting Tokens From Securities Laws

Twelve Wyoming Representatives and Senators have introduced a bill backed by the Speaker of the House to exempt “blockchain tokens” from “securities and money transmission laws.” “We view non-securities blockchain tokens as a new asset class that is neither money nor securities, and therefore believe existing money transmitter and securities regulations should not apply.If this bill passes,

it would be the first token specific law in the world passed by any elected legislative body.

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“Framing Nature”, City Roof Top Farming with Raised Beds

Visiting the weekend plant market in Taipei, Taiwan I came across a company helping schools, businesses and individuals install roof top raised pre-fab grow beds so these buildings can become food producers in what is now wasted space. Think 1950's family garden on a city high rise rooftop. 

Called "Framing Nature" its an appraoch we should consider as the world shifts into the Grand Solar Minimum and we as individuals produce more food on our own.

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Japan, South Korea and Indian Crypto Investors to Pay Tax on Crypto Gains

Japanese cryptocurrency investors will pay between 15 and 55 percent on their profits declared on their annual tax filings this year, additionally the Japanese National Tax Agency is creating a database of cryptocurrency investors.

The Indian government has asked cryptocurrency investors across the country to pay taxes on their earnings.  India's Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said that action will be taken against those who would try to conceal incomes from crypto assets.

South Korea announced that crypto exchanges will be taxed 24.2 percent, in line with the existing tax policy for corporations.

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Top 270 Crops that Grow the Highest Yield per Square Foot

I came across this list of the top 270 crops that give the highest yield per square foot, and that the Earth and us as a species will need to imporve our crop yields and grow our own food, this list is a good place to start. From farmlands to balcony gardens we will all need to produce at least some of our own food in the future.

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Mad Max Road Looting of Food Shipments Solar Declines & Dark Ages Return

With Venezuela descending into full chaos where the army now loots homes in search of food, you knew it was only a matter of time before truck robberies of food deliveries were next. The same occurred in the UK during the Maunder Minimum with grain shipments.

Fastest solar activity decline in 9300 years, with the least amount amount of sunlight ever recorded in Europe and Russia, now the Maunder Minimum temperatures are beginning to match today's anomalies globally. 

(VIDEO) Mad Max Road Looting of Food Shipments Solar Declines & Dark Ages Return

Some Data Suggests Global Cooling Started in 2006

North Atlantic Current temperature 0 – 800 metres depth 2004 – 2018 has cooled by 1.0°C to date since the peak in 2006. Additionally to date the North Atlantic Current temperature lost half the heat content it gained from the early 1980s.

So far in 2018 the aa Index has averaged 13.0 and should continue to weaken into the Solar Cycle 24/24 minimum expected in 2020. From the beginning of the aa Index record in 1868 to the end of the Little Ice Age in 1900, the aa Index averaged 15.4. It averaged 20.9 for the Modern Warm Period. 

Some Data Suggests Global Cooling Started in 2006

485 Scientific Papers Published in 2017 Undermine Supposed ‘Consensus’ on Climate Change

 A broad survey of climate change literature for 2017 reveals that the alleged  “consensus” behind the dangers of anthropogenic global warming is not nearly  as settled among climate scientists as people imagine.

 Author Kenneth Richard found that during the course of the year 2017, at least  485 scientific papers were published that in some way questioned the supposed consensus regarding the perils of human CO2 emissions or the efficacy of climate models to predict the future. This underscores the “significant limitations and uncertainties inherent in our understanding of climate and climate change.

FULL LIST of peer reviewed studies questioning the CO2 climate change consensus

(VIDEO) Doubt whether CO2 Emissions Function as the Climate’s Control Knob

Seven Reasons Bitcoin will Reach $70,000

You are looking at Medicare, sovereign debt, pension funds, and on it goes, literally quadrillions of dollar value and they can’t even pay for that with the existing GDP. Current IOUs far exceed the ability to service that debt. Even with the highest stock market ever in the US, they still can’t pay for that. Governments need to find wealth from somewhere.

If a 10x return to $70,000 per BTC in the future clears part of the liabilities, why not let it run even further? If it pushes to $140K, people will then have money to spend and rekindle the economy.

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A Piece of the Action — Fractionalising Assets with Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies is potentially the biggest wealth creator in history, and Ankorus wants to make this opportunity accessible to everyone. In order for this to happen there needs to be an inexpensive, fair and easy pathway into the finance and crypto worlds.

This means having low costs barrier to entry, making it affordable to enter the market, and giving people a global reach and exposure to markets of their choice, including Bitcoin Futures.

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The Big Bang Theory, Bitcoin Reality and Ankorus

What do The Big Bang Theory, bitcoin futures, record high bitcoin prices and ambitious new companies like Ankorus all have in common?

Answer: The imminent mass adoption of cryptocurrency.

Societal adoption of cryptocurrency is beginning — right now.

Ankorus will open a broad new avenue — designed to create wealth for more than ever before — to facilitate the trading of traditional securities, bonds, FX, and of course bitcoin futures, all directly with cryptocurrency.

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Basalt Rock Dust as Plant Fertilizer

One of the most valuable soil amendments and organic fertilizers is volcanic rock dust. Granite rock dust is one example, basalt rock dust is another.

Basalt is an igneous rock packed with trace elements. That’s why using this volcanic rock as a fertilizer provides your plants micro-nutrients that will nearly double yields. Minimum recommended application rate (for the first time) is: 3 tons/acre = 7.5 tons/ha or approximately 1 kg/1 sq.m.

Basalt Rock Dust as Plant Fertilizer

CME’s Bitcoin Futures Is Great News for Ankorus

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group), the largest derivatives exchange in the world, last week announced their intention to introduce bitcoin futures by year-end.

Ankorus CEO John Cruz commented, "This is great news for both Ankorus and the cryptospace. As a crypto-savvy broker-dealer, Ankorus will be uniquely positioned to meet demand for bitcoin futures. Many will be crowding into the space, buying bitcoin futures."

Bitcoin futures will be available for purchase with cryptocurrencies directly from Ankorus. Cryptoholders wanting to purchase bitcoin futures from other brokers must first exchange their cryptocurrency into fiat currency. But this direct service will be exclusively available from Ankorus from February 2018. Download the Whitepaper

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Who is Making Sure what Goes on the Blockchain isn’t Counterfeit or Fraudulent?

The big part of putting anything on the blockchain is who’s going to have the oversight of what goes on the blockchain? If something bad gets put on the blockchain — if something’s counterfeit — who’s going to insure that to makes sure that doesn’t happen? That’s the weak point with putting everything on the blockchain. An example: if you put a deed on there, who’s going to stand behind that deed and say that this deed is not counterfeit, this deed has title insurance. Without that, anyone could put anything on the blockchain. They could have five different deeds for that one property on the blockchain.

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