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AND FINALLY

Is it a sign of decadence or of panic? A cash machine that - instead of wads of the folding stuff - dispenses actual gold-bars was unveiled this week. Unsurprisingly this momentous event happened in Dubai, home of pointless extravagance. And, despite the gimmick (it’s actually more of a gold-dispensing machine), it does beg the question of who needs gold that quickly?

Maybe you’ve got to pay off a gang of shady mercenaries, or grease the palms of high ranking bureaucrats in the ultimate untraceable currency.

SchNEWS awaits the Templar gold ATM where instead of entering your PIN you have to decipher a cryptic Latin scroll.

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