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ClemSnide
September 24, 2016, 12:52:57 PM by ClemSnide
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Cryplets enable communication between the blockchain and external data sources and are key to the further acceptance of blockchain by enterprises. Microsoft continues to enhance its blockchain network management system Bletchly V1  and "Cryplets" middleware approach to providing tools for enterprise using blockchains.  Marley Gray leads the Microsoft Ethereum BaaS on the Azure project talks about cryplets;

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"All of our enterprise customers are trying to figure how to realize this distributed network promise. We are going to see this in healthcare, media, supply chains is huge. Cryplets is our catchall for capturing this stuff in the cloud," Gray said.

Enterprise customers, like all of us are  are greatly concerned with security threats noted Gray discussing the Azure Cloud Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Ethereum.  Gray said Microsoft has identified identity, existing systems integration and managing the life cycle of keys.
 
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TradersCom
September 23, 2016, 02:17:48 PM by TradersCom
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Commodity markets have fallen dramatically since 2009 which has led to many banks and speculators with bad bets bearing heavy losses. The Federal Reserve Board is proposing aggressive rules with the aim of making commodities less volatile. Past attempts like this have led to the opposite affect given the cyclical nature of the underlying assets.

After the horse has bolted Risks: Bloomberg Commodity index reaches lowest level since August 2002

The move seems to play along the lines of the Federal Reserve attempting to manipulate prices as it has with equity prices with its aggressive quantitative easing. While equity markets in the US are near record highs growth remains at 2009 levels despite all the money printing.
 
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HeidsterTrades
September 23, 2016, 09:49:41 AM by HeidsterTrades
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QE has been deemed a necessity in many countries and unions, but how legal are these actions, and can they really be expanded on?  Currently The European Central Bank (ECB) takes part in an 80 Billion Euro asset purchasing plan, dubbed quantitative easing which is being questioned in German courts as to whether or not it should be allowed to exist in the first place.  Claire Jones wrote in the Financial Times a piece called "ECB fears legal action will rein in scope for QE".  Where she interviewed Peter Gauweiler, a conservative German politician that has sued the ECB in the past.

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Mr. Gauweiler is already of the belief that QE: violates rules on the prohibition of monetary financing [of eurozone governments] by the ECB


 
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KnovaWave
September 22, 2016, 06:38:41 PM by KnovaWave
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Natural Gas Futures after the 4 hour and daily channels after the break from consolidation and $3.00 call barrier came back to test the option barrier. They spat the previous high C or iii Keys to the previous high The EIA today announced working gas in storage was 3,551 Bcf as of Friday, September 16, 2016. This represents a net increase of 52 Bcf from the previous week. and was greater than the expected 47 Bcf build.

Stocks were 140 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 268 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,283 Bcf. At 3,551 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range. We can see clear support on both charts from previous resistance and Fibonacci retracements. Resistance remains the channel and Fibonacci extensions and reverse head and shoulder measured move.
 
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HeidsterTrades
September 22, 2016, 03:23:13 PM by HeidsterTrades
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The good ole FOMC held rates once again for the September meeting, the chances of it happening were quite low to begin with.  But, Fed funds rate is currently pricing in an 86% chance of a hike at the Nov 2, 2016 meeting now.  Yellen appeared mroe confident than she has been in the last several months while giving this last press conference.  Here are some of the bullet points from her speech.

- RISKS IN WAITING TOO LONG TO RAISE RATES.
- MOST ON #FOMC DO EXPECT ONE INCREASE IN FED FUNDS RATE THIS YEAR.
- SAYS TIMING ON RAISING RATES PROMPTED ACTIVE DISCUSSION AT FED MEETING, RANGE OF OPINIONS.
ASSET VALUATIONS NOT OUT OF LINE.
 
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Banks’ Commodity Woes Deepen as Energy and Metals Earnings Hit

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Japan remains entrenched in deflation, but maybe BOJ buying the whole ETF market will help

via @vexmark 

Citi: "The 6 big CBs have a balance sheet that is equivalent to nearly 40% of global GDP."

via @WorthWray

Eurozone QE bond buying passes €1tn mark

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