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The rand’s current weakness can be attributed to a myriad of structural problems facing South Africa’s economy. Reuters

Explainer: how currency markets work and why the South African rand is falling

Like any commodity, the value of the rand is determined by the market forces of supply and demand. Its weakening is also affected by a myriad of structural problems facing the South African economy.
Scotland has lit a fire under sterling. mudricky

Sterling may take a pounding whatever Scotland decides

While Edinburgh and London wrestle over the future of the pound, it has has been sinking. The slide (especially against the US dollar) is widely seen as a knee-jerk reaction to the possibility of Scotland…
Too tangible. (Keyrings, not currency) BTC Keychain

Bitcoin’s strength lies in its libertarian status

A turbulent last few months have seen numerous pieces announcing the end of Bitcoin, its imminent collapse, or the bursting of the bubble. Commentators are missing the point: the key to Bitcoin’s surprising…

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