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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

Rainforest Connection enlists machine learning to listen for loggers and jaguars in the Amazon

The vastness that makes the Amazon rainforest so diverse and fertile also makes it extremely difficult to protect. Rainforest Connection is a […]

MIT’s latest invention pulls clean drinking water out of thin air

For people in the world without easy access to drinkable water, the idea of being able to pull it straight […]

WTF are CDRs? (other than a potential trillion-dollar market)

Over the past few days, the Chinese government announced the potential creation of a new trillion-dollar investment market, and it isn’t […]

Benchmark just funded Chainalysis, the crypto intelligence company that helped crack the Mt. Gox case

When the virtual currency exchange Mt. Gox collapsed into bankruptcy in 2014 following the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of […]

How much you should have in your retirement fund at every age

Your Retirement Fund at Every Age If you’re counting on Social Security to fund your retirement, you might want to […]

What Is the Real Value of $100 in Your State?

This map shows the real value of $100 in each state. Prices for the same goods are often much cheaper […]

Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

The nation state has survived wars, plagues, and upheaval, but it won’t survive digital nomads, not if people like Karoli […]

The blood of America’s poor fuels a multibillion-dollar industry

Medicaid, housing subsidies, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—these are some of the things that make up the backbone of the […]

Goldcorp deposits 3,000 ounces of gold in blockchain ‘milestone’

By Susan Taylor TORONTO (Reuters) – Goldcorp Inc made the first gold deposit on Tradewind Markets’ new digitized trading platform, […]

South Korean capital Seoul mulls ‘S-Coin’ tokens and blockchain-based government

South Korea has been at the forefront of the blockchain movement, with some of the highest density of cryptocurrency traders […]

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