US Treasury denies it is trying to torpedo Bitcoin (June 18, 2013)
In remarks given late last week to the curiously named United States Institute for Peace, the head of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) vociferously denied any attempts at regulating digital currency… specifically Bitcoin. It’s clear that Bitcoin is smack dab on the US government’s radar, despite the digital currency’s tiny market size. But it’s also clear that the US government doesn’t understand Bitcoin at all.
This is what crisis feels like: a personal story (June 14, 2013)
This is the story of an Argentine who experienced what a nation's currency collapse is like and how it can happen, literally, overnight. Think it can't happen in the USA? Think again (or maybe for the first time?).
Simon Black is an alias used as my pen name because I value privacy and discretion and there's not enough of it left in today's world. I am not a financial journalist, an attorney, or an investment adviser. I am an international entrepreneur and investor; I travel the globe on the lookout for personal and economic opportunities to enrich my life; sometimes this means a great investment, an exciting business venture, beautiful places, or new relationships.
I value independence and freedom above all else.
I am a permanent traveler. This means that I have no home, and I am free to move about the world at my discretion. Furthermore, I believe that my capability to make money is not constrained by my geography. It's not 1984 anymore.