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  • Google’s “Quantum Supremacy” To Render All Cryptocurrency & Military Secrets Breakable

    09/22/2019 9:13:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Summit News ^ | 09/21/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Google’s announcement that it has achieved “quantum supremacy” with a 53-qubit quantum computer greases the skids for all cryptocurrency and military secrets protected by cryptography to be breakable in a stunning new development that will change the world. The Big Tech corporation’s new quantum processor took a mere 200 seconds to complete a computing task that would normally require 10,000 years on a supercomputer. The 53-qubit quantum computer can break any 53-bit cryptography in seconds, meaning Bitcoin’s 256-bit encryption is vulnerable once Google scales its quantum computing to 256 qubits, something their own scientists say will be possible by 2022....
  • Google researchers have reportedly achieved “quantum supremacy”

    09/21/2019 2:06:43 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | September 20, 2019 | MIT Technology Review
    According to a report in the Financial Times, a team of researchers from Google led by John Martinis have demonstrated quantum supremacy for the first time. This is the point at which a quantum computer is shown to be capable of performing a task that’s beyond the reach of even the most powerful conventional supercomputer. The claim appeared in a paper that was posted on a NASA website, but the publication was then taken down. Google did not respond to a request for comment from MIT Technology Review.
  • Google researchers have reportedly achieved “quantum supremacy”

    09/20/2019 3:20:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 9/17/19 | Martin Giles
    Google researchers have reportedly achieved “quantum supremacy” The news: According to a report in the Financial Times, a team of researchers from Google led by John Martinis have demonstrated quantum supremacy for the first time. This is the point at which a quantum computer is shown to be capable of performing a task that’s beyond the reach of even the most powerful conventional supercomputer. The claim appeared in a paper that was posted on a NASA website, but the publication was then taken down. Google did not respond to a request for comment from MIT Technology Review.Why NASA? Google struck...
  • Treasure hunters uncover pristine gold coins in wreckage of ship that sank in 1840 [tr]

    10/10/2019 8:11:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2019 | Michael Havis
    Treasure hunters have struck gold while diving a wreck thought to have sunk with tens of millions of dollars worth of currency. The Steamship North Carolina, a 200ft long side wheel steamer, sank on July 25, 1840, after colliding with her sister ship, the Governor Dudley, 20 miles off the South Carolina coast. And while all passengers and crew were able to escape from one ship to the other, their cargo was lost – including a hoard of gold coins.
  • Three Years On, China’s Yuan Still Can’t Touch the Dollar’s Reserve Currency Status

    10/02/2019 9:08:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fisher Investments ^ | 10/02/2019 | Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
    Three years ago today, the IMF added China’s yuan to the basket of currencies underpinning its Special Drawing Rights (SDR)—its proprietary reserve accounting unit and means of extending credit to countries in need. At the time, the IMF touted it as “an important milestone in the integration of the Chinese economy into the global financial system.” Many investors took a less benign view, seeing the IMF’s move as threatening to end the dollar’s status as the world’s leading reserve currency—sending interest rates spiking and rendering US debt unaffordable. That was always a false fear, in our view, as the...
  • Financial System Disappearing into Black Hole – Egon von Greyerz

    09/25/2019 10:08:25 PM PDT · by amorphous · 51 replies ^ | September 25, 2019 | By Greg Hunter’
    Financial and precious metals expert Egon von Greyerz (EvG) says the signs abound that we are nearing the end of this global fiat money experiment while central bankers are befuddled. EvG explains, “The central banks are panicking. They don’t know what to do anymore. They are just starting to print money and with the euro on a daily basis. . . . Europe is starting QE again with $20 billion a month, but that’s nothing compared to what is coming. . . . The panic that started with central banks in the summer in late July and August was, to...
  • Leak City (Oliver North)

    07/29/2010 9:10:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 30, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In most administrations, "leaks" of classified information precipitate presidential ire. Nearly all such unauthorized disclosures are the consequence of disgruntled government employees deciding that a "leak" is the best way to stop some activity they have decided should not continue. To justify their unlawful actions, they call themselves "secret whistle-blowers." The so-called "mainstream media" love them. Most American presidents do not. That's what makes the current commander in chief's reactions to a whole series of "leaks" so unusual. President Barack Obama doesn't seem to be concerned at all. President Ronald Reagan was infuriated by the publication and broadcast...
  • Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace

    09/14/2019 6:40:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2019
    Thieves have stolen a solid gold toilet worth up to Ł1 million ($1.25 million) from the birthplace of British wartime leader Winston Churchill. The toilet, the work of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Police said the toilet was taken early Saturday by thieves who used at least two vehicles. …
  • Trump-Russia and Clinton-Libya: A Story of 2 Probes and the FBI

    09/09/2019 9:47:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | September 09, 2019 | Mark Hemingway
    Records recently posted online by the FBI indicate that it did little to investigate allegations from private sources connected to Republicans about a scheme in which associates of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to exploit their connection to her to profit from the turmoil in Libya in 2011. The FBI received the documents in June 2016, around the same time it launched an exhaustive, three-year investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia based, in part, on information from private sources connected to Democrats that in the main would prove to be false – the Steele dossier. ... Why...
  • Real US debt levels could be a shocking 2,000% of GDP, a Wall Street report suggests

    09/09/2019 11:20:53 AM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09-09-2019 | Jeff Cox
    * Total US debt including all forms of government, state, local, financial and entitlement liabilities comes close to 2,000% of GDP, according to AB Bernstein. * The biggest potential load comes from entitlements, but is being pressured from rising levels of federal government debt as well. * The warnings about potential debt hazards come as the total federal debt outstanding has surged to $22.5 trillion. * A debt reform advocate says now is the time for the U.S. to tackle the issue, before recession hits. Total potential debt for the U.S. by one all-encompassing measure is running close to 2,000%...
  • Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

    08/21/2019 4:55:37 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    The State (South Carolina) ^ | August 21, 2019 | AMIR VAHDAT
    Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. By sending the bill to lawmakers, President Hassan Rouhani's government shows it is serious about an idea discussed for some time in Iran, where people discuss monetary transactions in both rials and informally, but more commonly, in tomans. A toman is worth 10 rials. If passed by parliament and approved by lawmakers, Iran's Central Bank would in effect devalue the rial and rename it as toman. The bank...
  • Exclusive: Fake-branded bars slip dirty gold into world markets

    08/28/2019 8:58:55 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08-28-19 | Peter Hobson
    LONDON (Reuters) - A forgery crisis is quietly roiling the world’s gold industry.Gold bars fraudulently stamped with the logos of major refineries are being inserted into the global market to launder smuggled or illegal gold, refining and banking executives tell Reuters. The fakes are hard to detect, making them an ideal fund-runner for narcotics dealers or warlords. In the last three years, bars worth at least $50 million stamped with Swiss refinery logos, but not actually produced by those facilities, have been identified by all four of Switzerland’s leading gold refiners and found in the vaults of JPMorgan Chase &...
  • Gold bars with faked logo slipped into global markets, JPMorgan vaults: report

    08/28/2019 9:12:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/28/2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Gold bars stamped with fake logos of major refineries have been circulated into the global market and landed in the vaults of JPMorgan Chase & Co. — part of a plot to launder smuggled or illegal specimens of the precious metal, according to a report. Bars worth at least $50 million stamped with the logos of Swiss refineries that did not produce them have been identified by all four of the country’s top gold refiners in the last three years, Reuters reported. They have been found in the vaults of JPMorgan, one of the major banks at the center of...
  • Why Gold Prices Are About To Skyrocket Even Higher

    08/13/2019 9:06:44 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 34 replies ^ | 08-12-2019 | Charles
    The gold bears have finally caved under the deafening barrage of fiscal and geopolitical catalysts, from Fed hints to intensely brewing conflict with Iran. But there is one key trend that stands to push gold up beyond $1,700--regardless of the day’s news. Of course, it’s difficult for the bears to ignore a nearly $50/ounce gain for gold, which is now trading well above its 5-year high.
  • China's Central Bank 'De-Dollarizes', Buys More Gold

    08/07/2019 12:33:36 PM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    Kitco News ^ | 08-08-2019 | Anna Golubova
    (Kitco News) - Chinese central bank continued to stock up on gold for the eighth month in a row in July amid escalating trade war tensions, according to the data from the People's Bank of China (PBOC). The country’s gold reserves rose to 62.26 million ounces from June’s 61.94 million ounces, which equated to about 10 tons bought in July, the central bank’s data showed. The bank has been purchasing gold on a monthly basis since December, increasing the value of total gold reserves as of the end of July to $88.9 billion. The central bank’s move showed China’s desire...
  • He signed FOUR of America's founding documents & wanted gold coins as medium of exchange!

    08/01/2019 7:29:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 23, 2019 | Bill Federer
    He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: -Articles of Association-1774, -Declaration of Independence-1776, -Articles of Confederation-1777, -U.S. Constitution-1787. Who was he? Roger Sherman. At age 19, Roger Sherman's father died and he supported his family as a shoe cobbler, helping his two younger brothers to attend college and become clergymen. Roger Sherman was a surveyor and merchant, but when a neighbor needed legal advice, he studied to help, only to be inspired to become a lawyer. Sherman was elected a state senator, a judge and a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was on...
  • Armed men steal $40 million of gold, metals from Brazil airport

    07/26/2019 3:03:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-25-19 | Leonardo Benassatto, Marcelo Rochabrun
    Armed men stole $40 million of gold and other precious metals on Thursday from a Sao Paulo cargo terminal at South America’s busiest airport, taking two hostages, police said. Several of the suspects arrived at the Guarulhos airport in a black pickup truck with livery resembling Brazil’s federal police, according to security footage seen by Reuters. Four men left the vehicle with their faces covered, at least one of whom had a rifle, and confronted workers at the airport, who then proceeded to fill up the pickup truck with cargo. A police report said the thieves left with about 750...
  • Trump’s Fed pick Judy Shelton is a fan of the gold standard

    07/02/2019 10:04:55 PM PDT · by NRx · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07-03-2019 | Thomas Franck
    In tapping Judy Shelton to become one of two Federal Reserve Board governors, President Donald Trump selected one of the minority of mainstream economists supportive of a return to the gold standard and critical of central bank activity. Shelton, who serves as the U.S. executive director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, wrote as recently as last year in support of pegging the dollar to gold prices. Trump announced his intention to nominate both Shelton and St. Louis Fed economist Christopher Waller via tweet on Tuesday. Shelton’s unorthodox monetary beliefs will likely draw questions from Senate lawmakers, who...
  • The Golden Asteroid That Could Make Everyone On Earth A Billionaire

    06/26/2019 8:02:12 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 86 replies ^ | 06-26-2019 | Joao
    Whether it was the Big Bang, Midas or God himself, we don’t really need to unlock the mystery of the origins of gold when we’ve already identified an asteroid worth $700 quintillion in precious heavy metals. If anything launches this metals mining space race, it will be this asteroid--Psyche 16, taking up residence between Mars and Jupiter and carrying around enough heavy metals to net every single person on the planet close to a trillion dollars. The massive quantities of gold, iron and nickel contained in this asteroid are mind-blowing. The discovery has been made. Now, it’s a question of...
  • Easy Fed Gives Gold Rocket Fuel

    06/20/2019 6:04:23 AM PDT · by Migraine · 48 replies ^ | June 20, 2019 | Jim Wyckoff
    (Kitco News) - Gold and silver prices are sharply higher in early morning U.S. trading Thursday. Gold powered to a five-year high, while silver prices hit a five-week high. Major central banks that are leaning easy on their monetary policies are boosting the metals and the raw commodity sector, in general. Gold is also seeing increased safe-haven buying interest as tensions in the Persian Gulf are on the rise. August gold futures were last up $37.50 an ounce at 1,386.50. July Comex silver prices were last up $0.417 at $15.385 an ounce. Traders and investors are still digesting Wednesday’s conclusion...