Future of Money Governance & the Law New Podcast Host

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) announces that Ms. Jacqueline Cooper has been named the new host for ‘The Future of Money Governance & the Law’ podcast.
Ms. Cooper’s background is a Who’s Who of success, therefore, GBA has decided to interview her.

GBA: What news or secrets are you hoping to uncover with this podcast?
JC: Our blockchain community is huge, and GBA has a diverse membership. I hope those being interviewed will share behind-the-scenes knowledge of upcoming trends in the technology, legislation, and use applications.

GBA: What are some of the biggest challenges facing the adoption of blockchain right now?
JC: Ignorance is one of the biggest challenges facing blockchain adoption. That, and media feeding the glamour and celebrity hype. Additionally, there are differing philosophies of decentralized versus centralized, challenging the economic structure within the global community of financial markets.

GBA: Where do you predict blockchain is headed?
JC: Blockchain is a tool that will be integrated into document collection, identity protection, finances, healthcare, and more. The friction experienced in cross communication between different blockchains will be resolved. Just like cars traveling from one highway to another, we will be able to transfer information across blockchain platforms around the world with privacy and speed.

GBA: Who would you most like to interview and why?
JC: GBA members that are blockchain notables, and “thought leaders,” as well as individuals who don’t believe they are making an impact but truly are. Also, individuals from different countries, to discuss how blockchain is benefiting their citizens. Finally, I would love to interview Governors, Mayors, and legislators to discuss how blockchain can support elections, commerce, and careers.

GBA: How will blockchain tech impact the common citizen?
JC: In finances, health, education, art, music, and commerce, the common citizen will enjoy the developments created by blockchain. I am excited to be part of this journey and sharing the story as it develops.

Be sure to catch Jacqueline on GBA’s ‘The Future of Money, Governance, & the Law’ https://gbaglobal.org/podcast expose how blockchain is disrupting the world through technology.

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA), www.gbablobal.org is a non-profit, business-league organization, helping the public and private sectors connect, communicate, and collaborate over everything blockchain.

To book a complimentary blockchain consultation with Ms. Cooper, Email cryptomom2consulting@gmail.com.






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Hong Kong – Two money changers as well as four men and two women convicted of operating money service without licence

Two money changers as well as four men and two women convicted of operating money service without licence

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     ​Hong Kong Customs earlier detected three cases of unlicensed money service operation. A money changer and its male director plus a male shopkeeper and a female shopkeeper as well as another money changer’s male owner and male shopkeeper were fined $6,000 to $40,000 at Shatin Magistrates’ Courts. On the other hand, another money changer and its female director were each fined $16,000 at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts.



     In the first case, Customs officers in February last year conducted an investigation and found that a money changer and its male director together with a male shopkeeper and a female shopkeeper were suspected of operating a money service without a licence since they had been operating money changing business at a money changer in Ma On Shan after its renewal application of a Money Service Operator licence was refused. The male director and the two shopkeepers were fined $6,000 to $8,000 earlier while the money changer was fined $10,000 today (July 6) after they were convicted at Shatin Magistrates’ Courts.



     In the second case, Customs officers in March last year found that a male owner and a male shopkeeper were suspected of operating a money service without a licence since they had been operating remittance business at a money changer in Fo Tan after expiry of the Money Service Operator licence. The two of them were fined $40,000 and $32,000 respectively after they were convicted at Shatin Magistrates’ Courts today.



     In the third case, Customs officers in September last year found that a money changer and its female director were suspected of operating a money service without a licence since they had been operating remittance business at a money changer in Central after its renewal application of a Money Service Operator licence was refused. The money changer and the female director were each fined $16,000 after they were convicted at Eastern Magistrates’ Court today.



     Under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, a person who operates a remittance and/or money changing service needs to first obtain a licence from the Customs and Excise Department. The maximum penalty for such operators without a valid licence upon conviction is a fine of $100,000 and imprisonment for six months.



     Customs reminds consumers to procure services from licensed money service operators. A register of licensees is accessible from the website of Customs’ Money Service Operators Licensing System at eservices.customs.gov.hk/MSOS/wsrh/001s1?request_locale=en.



     Members of the public may report any suspected unlicensed money service operation to Customs’ 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

The Next Farm Bill Can Save Money, Reduce Food Waste, Address Hunger, and Combat Climate Change

Food policy leaders release report calling on Congress to tackle pervasive food waste

Cambridge, MA – WEBWIRE



The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, in collaboration with NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), ReFED, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), released “Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste in the 2023 Farm Bill,” a new report detailing how Congress should prioritize food waste reduction in the next U.S. Farm Bill.

Every year, Americans waste over one third of all food produced in or imported to the U.S. Producing this wasted food consumes around 21% of all freshwater and cropland in the U.S. and generates around 270 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions––equivalent to as much as 58 million cars. Recovering just 30% of this wasted food could feed every food insecure American—about 50 million people in 2020.


The Farm Bill, passed roughly every five years, is an omnibus bill that authorizes more than $400 billion in federal funding. It is the primary legislation addressing all aspects of the American food system. The 2018 Farm Bill was the first to include any funding for food waste reduction, but much more remains to be done. “Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste in the 2023 Farm Bill” provides specific recommendations for Congress to implement in the next farm bill across four key areas of food waste reduction: food waste prevention, surplus food recovery, food waste recycling, and food waste reduction coordination.


“We were thrilled when the 2018 Farm Bill was enacted and included food waste reduction among its funding and programs for the first time ever, yet more must be done to ensure we reach our national goal of halving food waste by 2030,” says Professor Emily Broad Leib, Faculty Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and a lead author of the report. “The next Farm Bill offers a bipartisan opportunity for Congress to build on its success by enacting reforms to further reduce food waste, cut emissions, and ensure edible surplus food is able to serve those who are facing food insecurity. We urge policymakers to read our 22 concrete and feasible recommendations and incorporate these solutions into the proposed bill.”


The 2023 Farm Bill is an opportunity for Congress to build on initiatives first implemented by the 2018 Farm Bill, which prioritized food waste reduction for the first time by offering funding for local community compost and food waste reduction plans, establishing a new Food Loss and Waste Liaison position at USDA, implementing a Farm to Food Bank program within TEFAP, and updating food donation standards for liability, among other successes. “Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste in the 2023 Farm Bill” offers Congress actionable recommendations on how to further these efforts.


“The Farm Bill offers a major opportunity to improve our food system. With up to 40% of our food supply going to waste, incorporating food waste reduction strategies in the bill can ensure more food goes to feeding people,” notes Yvette Cabrera, co-author of the report and Director of Food Waste at NRDC. “Adopting these food waste reduction solutions also means we can keep organic materials out of landfills and incinerators, where they produce climate change emissions, and recycle them to help build healthy soil. Our report outlines bipartisan approaches that can make a real difference for the health and safety of our planet and our communities.”


“The Farm Bill is the largest piece of food-related legislation in the United States, and it’s at the core of how our food system operates,” says Dana Gunders, Executive Director of ReFED and a co-author of the report. “If the recommendations in this report are included in the Farm Bill, we would see measurable progress in the fight against food waste. This is how we can really drive action.”


“Transitioning to a regenerative food system is essential to feeding our nation and reversing climate change and nature loss. Until we address the amount of food from farm to table being lost and wasted, a regenerative system will be out of reach,” says Pete Pearson, Senior Director, Food Loss and Waste at World Wildlife Fund. “In the 2023 Farm Bill, Congress has the opportunity to definitively put the U.S. on a path to eliminate food waste, building on the steps taken in 2018 and ensuring the food we produce positively contributes to the health of both people and our planet. This report provides a roadmap on how we make this a reality.”


The report’s recommendations are based on insights from countless discussions with nonprofits, businesses, and local and state governments, comprehensive food waste reduction research conducted by ReFED and published in their Insights Engine, and stakeholder interviews with Farm Bill funding recipients.


The report indicates which elements of the US Food Loss & Waste Policy Action Plan for Congress & the Administration, released in 2021 by FLPC, NRDC, ReFED, and WWF, can be implemented in the Farm Bill. The Action Plan is supported by many American cities, non-governmental organizations, and industry leaders such as Google, Unilever/Hellmann’s Best Foods, and Marriott International.


ABOUT THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL FOOD LAW AND POLICY CLINIC (FLPC)

FLPC serves partner organizations and communities in the United States and around the world by providing guidance on cutting-edge food system issues, while engaging law students in the practice of food law and policy. FLPC is committed to advancing a cross-sector, multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to its work, building partnerships with academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, private sector actors, and civil society with expertise in public health, the environment, and the economy. FLPC’s work focuses on increasing access to healthy foods, supporting sustainable and equitable food production, reducing waste of healthy, wholesome food, and promoting community-led food system change. For more information, visit www.chlpi.org/flpc.


ABOUT NRDC

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.


ABOUT ReFED


ReFED is a national nonprofit working to end food loss and waste across the food system by advancing data-driven solutions to the problem. We leverage data and insights to highlight supply chain inefficiencies and economic opportunities; mobilize and connect supporters to take targeted action; and catalyze capital to spur innovation and scale high-impact initiatives. Our goal is a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system that optimizes environmental resources, minimizes climate impacts, and makes the best use of the food we grow. To learn more about solutions to reduce food waste, please visit www.refed.org.


ABOUT WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (WWF)


WWF is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, working for 60 years in nearly 100 countries to help people and nature thrive. With the support of 1.3 million members in the United States and more than 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment, and combat the climate crisis. Visit worldwildlife.org to learn more.

“Optimal Money Flow” by Lawrence C. Marsh will be featured at the 2022 LA Times Festival of Books

Marsh introduces a new policy tool to enable the Federal Reserve to stop inflation without causing a recession. It would replace the Fed’s cost-of-borrowing tool with a new return-on-savings tool.

Notre Dame, IN – WEBWIRE

In return for Chinese products, instead of sending our products, we send pieces of paper with George Washington’s picture (U.S. dollars).
Title | Optimal Money Flow: A New Vision on How a Dynamic Growth Economy Can Work for Everyone



“Optimal Money Flow” by Lawrence C. Marsh (Avila University Press, 2020) will be featured at the LA Times Festival of Books on April 23-24, 2022 at the USC Campus, Los Angeles. The book reveals that so much money has been diverted to Wall Street that the people on Main Street can no longer afford to buy back the value of the goods and services they produce at full employment. So they go deep into debt. But even that is not enough to avoid a recession, so the government runs a deficit to make up the difference.


Marsh’s money flow paradigm views the flow of money to the top of the wealth pyramid as inherent, inevitable, and inexorable to the free enterprise system. This new paradigm requires that the government assume its rightful responsibility to direct sufficient money flow from the top to the bottom (like the heart pumping blood throughout the body) in order to maximize employment, economic growth, and efficient resource allocation.


“Optimal Money Flow” is an insightful read that gives a plethora of intriguing, creative ideas for readers who appreciate books at the intersection of economics and politics. Marsh proposes creating a personal digital currency Federal Reserve bank account with smartphone access for every American. This new policy tool would replace the Fed’s purchase of US Treasury assets in the New York financial markets, which only raises stock and bond prices while lowering interest rates. Overall, it is a new policy tool that uses less money and has a more direct and immediate impact on consumer demand than the purchase of US Treasury securities.


According to James Feussner, Amazon reviewer, the book “…reads like a good conversation. I saw the relevance of his concepts to our current situation in the United States, as we require another relief package from Congress to make it through the pandemic recession. From start to finish, Dr. Marsh captured my attention and fascinated me with exciting and creative ideas, helping me understand the serious problems we face today, and suggesting a novel solution which he carefully explained and documented.”

Interested? Find out more and grab a copy of “Optimal Money Flow” by Lawrence C. Marsh on Amazon and visit the upcoming LA Times Festival of Books.


“Optimal Money Flow”

Author | Lawrence C. Marsh

Genre | Politics & Political Science, Economics, Public Policy

Publisher | Avila University Press

Published date | June 16, 2020


Author Bio

Lawrence C. Marsh, author of “Optimal Money Flow,” is a professor emeritus in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame where he taught economics for 30 years. He served as director of Notre Dame’s Ph.D. program in economics for 13 years. In retirement, he served in 2010 as visiting professor of econometrics and statistics in the MBA program at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and in 2016-2017 at Avila University in statistics and research methods in psychology.


His public webpage is: http://sites.nd.edu/lawrence-c-marsh/home/.


Professor Marsh will forgo author royalties and donate the entire book price to student scholarships for books purchased through Avila University Press at https://www.avila.edu/optimal-money-flow/


More information can be found at https://optimal-money-flow.website Sign up for Dr. Marsh’s monthly Money Flow Newsletter at https://optimal-money-flow.website/

Bomb.Money Announces They Have Started Their High Paying BOND SHARE (BSHARE)

Bomb.money(BOMB), an algorithmic stablecoin operating on Binance Smart Chain, announces they have begun high-paying BOND SHARE (BSHARE) on the platform. Crypto investors and enthusiasts have an opportunity to participate, build their portfolios, and be a part of a project with huge promises for the future.

The purpose of the BSHARE is to measure the value of Bomb protocol and for holders to stake it in the boardroom. With a maximum supply of 70001 tokens, there is a tremendous opportunity for investors to build resources and grow their finances. Token distribution on the system is for DOA allocations, team allocations, rewards, and initial mint.

Having BSHARE allows participants to become important members of the bomb.money platform. They can stake their BSHARE in the boardroom to get a portion of the BOMB minted during expansionary periods. As the platform grows and expands, inputs from the community will be sourced, and new ideas will be implemented. BSHARE holders will have the power to vote for implementing these new ideas, which will favor their respective desires.

Bomb.money is a clone of the extremely popular tomb.finance on Fantom network. It’s the first of its kind to be on the BSC Network with a pegged price of 10,000 BOMB = 1 BTC. By taking full advantage of a system that allows for ideas and creativity, there is a chance for expansion and growth, which all stakeholders will benefit from as the platform grows.

For more information, please visit https://bomb.money/.

About Bomb.money

Bomb.money is a platform similar to the tomb.finance on Fantom network. It is on the Binance Smart Chain, an individual blockchain with many interesting possibilities and functionality. The program is secured and has features that make it a very promising project that crypto investors love.