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I finally got around to binge watching Season 3 of the Crown and it was every bit as indulgent and salacious as I was hoping. One of the things I always found intriguing is just how much Queen Elizabeth must know. She has, after all, held wee...

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Ruja Ignatova called herself the Cryptoqueen. She told people she had invented a cryptocurrency to rival Bitcoin, and persuaded them to invest billions. Then, two years ago, she disappeared. Jamie Bartlett spent months investigating how she did it for the Missing Crypt...

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Mark Zuckerberg was ready for a Congressional interrogation on Facebook Inc.’s cryptocurrency project. On the stand for more than six hours W...


Ignore Libra’s marketing as a cryptocurrency and its association with Facebook, and what you’re left with is a promising partnership of leading innovative firms to offer fast and cheap payments worldwide. That’s not as revolutionary as promising to end central...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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