Inside The Dark Web

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11 Business Days Until Christmas

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Counting down one business day at a time with presents under $100 to help make this season the most gifted one yet. See our full gift guide here

Daytrader: A Financial Board Game ($35)

 

Financial Astrology

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Align your money with the planets

An Unfair Game: English Football’s Rising Ticket Prices

Directed and illustrated by Kris Hoffman

Printables

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Dealer’s Hand by Nick Paumgarten

Why are so many people paying so much money for art? Ask David Zwirner.

$4.5 Million

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The price recently paid at auction by Jay Z for “MECCA,” a large, 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

iBillionaire

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An app that tracks what the big boys invest in.

Making Money Using Money

Mark Wagner – Money is Material

“Lay back in the Maybach, roll the best grass”

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The Maybach as a rap muse

Paid Friends

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“New York New York big city of dreams and everything in New York ain’t always what it seems”

Quote attributed to Snoop Dogg; Illustration by Ivan Brunetti

(Nigerian) Message in a Bottle

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Scammers are always innovating…

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How To Market Broccoli

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The New York Times investigates—and helps—vegetable marketing

$2.88 Million

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The estimated amount of money grossed this afternoon by KAWS during the sale of his UPS AND DOWNS print set. The portfolio of 10 prints had a sticker price of $24,000 and was limited to an edition of 100 (+ 20 Artist Proofs). KAWS opens up two concurrent shows this Saturday in NYC at Galerie Perrotin and Mary Boone. Dude is killing it.

Weekend Watching: American Outlaw – The True Story of a Marijuana Millionaire

Anthony Haden Guest did a nice interview with Richard Stratton for Standard Culture. That got me digging, and as a result you’ve got something fun to watch.

“A documentary chronicling the life of author Richard Stratton, from his early experiments with marijuana in suburban Massachusetts to his ultimate entry into the world of high volume, international hashish and marijuana trade. His involvement in the drug market, including the shipment of 7 tons of hashish from war-riddled Beirut into New York Harbor, led to his arrest and conviction to 25 years in maximum-security prison. This video, through re-enactments, stock footage, score and interview, tells the unbelievable story.”

$301,000

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The current price at auction for Banksy’s ‘The Banality of the Banality of Evil’ which was donated yesterday to Housing Works. The oil on oil on canvas painting is “expected” to bring in $1 million for the charity. Bidding ends Oct 31st at 8pm EST.

Phenomenal

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In 2009, a Norwegian man purchased $27-worth of Bitcoins after becoming fascinated with the currency while writing his thesis on encryption. He subsequently forgot about them soon after. They’re now worth $886,000.

Icelandic Necropants

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A way to maintain wealth for generations in 17th century Iceland.

From the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft:

If you want to make your own necropants (literally; nábrók) you have to get permission from a living man to use his skin after his death.

After he has been buried you must dig up his body and flay the skin of the corpse in one piece from the waist down. As soon as you step into the pants they will stick to your own skin.

A coin must be stolen from a poor widow and placed in the scrotum along with the magical sign, nábrókarstafur, written on a piece of paper. Consequently the coin will draw money into the scrotum so it will never be empty, as long as the original coin is not removed.

To ensure salvation the owner has to convince someone else to overtake the pants and step into each leg as soon as he gets out of it. The necropants will thus keep the money-gathering nature for generations.

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$888,195.00

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The price paid for this vaporizer by a Russian oligarch. It’s hand crafted with 24-carat gold parts, 246 diamonds, yellow Swarovski crystals and imported Murano Italian hand-blown glass, and is ultimately one of the tackiest things we’ve ever seen.

There’s Already an Insane Conspiracy Theory About the New $100 Bill

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A nuclear missile attack in NYC!

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