Bitcoin News: North Korea Catches On

It’s no secret that North Korea is interested in Bitcoin; some have even accused the Kim regime of stealing Bitcoin. And it’s no secret that classes in Bitcoin are taught at PUST, the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.  

Italian entrepreneur Federico Tenga, COO and co-founder of the blockchain tech company Chainside, was invited by North Korea to teach a new class in blockchain technology, which he did last year.  Recently he gave an interview to the folks at ExpressVPN about the background story and his experience with North Korean faculty and students.  

It’s always interesting to get inside views into other societies, which is why it’s our featured article of the day. You’ll even find out which futbol (soccer) teams North Korean students root for – great trivia for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Enjoy!

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Mike Hammer

Mike Hammer has had a wide-ranging career, with trading and investing as a continuing theme. Mike graduated from UC Berkeley with a business degree, then worked with Macy's in their operations arm. He left Macy's and spent a summer trading his own account, which taught him a lot about trading in general and markets in particular. Trading through the Black Monday and the Crash of 1987 showed him how most people are unprepared for upheavals in their trading. He then joined Waddell & Reed as a financial advisor, helping regular people understand their finances and meet their life goals.

Then came the usual story - Mike met and married the lady of his dreams. They moved to upstate New York, where Mike worked first for a small manufacturing consulting company, then Cornell University. While loving the work and the higher-education atmosphere, Mike missed the world of finance. Eventually, he signed up for stock trading coaching with the Adam Mesh Trading Group, to learn from people who understood modern markets. Within a year, Adam asked Mike to become a stock trading coach.

Since then, Mike has trained over 200 individuals, spoke at several national conventions, and is a frequent contributor to conference calls across the Adam Mesh community. Mike writes The Gold Enthusiast daily newsletter, runs the Golden Hammer trading service, and participates in the Mesh Private Portfolio. He also keeps a position in international education which keep him in touch with "the student mindset". Mike closely follows the gold, energy, and financial sectors. His motto is "Plan your trade, then trade your plan!"

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