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KYC is absolutely not acceptable for MakerDAO!

I've heard that founder of MakerDAO is not strictly against KYC. I have a message to whole community and specifically to a founder of MakerDAO Rune Christensen. I will explain using concrete examples why having KYC in MakerDAO is a grave mistake and it will lead to MakerDAO fork.
Many people in the first world never actually understand why financial privacy and financial inclusion is important. Even people (in the first world) who seemingly supportive of such ideas are not able to provide any concrete examples of why it's actually important.
Unfortunately, I was born in a "wrong" country (Uzbekistan) and I experienced first hand what financial exclusion actually means. I know first hand that annoying feeling when you read polite, boilerplate rejection letter from financial institution based in first world. So I had to become practical libertarian. I'm going to give you concrete examples of financial discrimination against me. Then I'm going to explain fundamental reasons why it happens. And finally, I'm going to explain my vision for DAI.
Back in 2005, I lived in Uzbekistan. I had an idea to invest in US stocks. I was very naive and I didn't know anything about investing, compliance, bank transfers, KYC etc. All I knew is nice long term charts of US stocks and what P/E means. I didn't contact any US brokerage but I checked information about account opening and how to transfer money there. I approached local bank in Uzbekistan and asked how to transfer money to Bank of New York. Banker's face was like - WOW, WTF?!?! They asked me to go to private room to talk with senior manager. Senior manager of local bank in Uzbekistan asked me why I wanted to transfer money to US. They told me that it's absolutely impossible to transfer money to US/EU and pretty much anywhere. I approached nearly every local bank in the town and they told me the same.
In 2012, I already lived in Moscow and acquired Russian citizenship. I got back to my old idea - investing in US stocks. I called to many US brokerages and all of them politely rejected me. Usually when I called I asked them if I can open an account with them. They told me to hold on line. After long pause, I was able to speak with "senior" support who politely explain me that Russia in their list of restricted countries and they can't open an account for me. Finally, I was able to open an account with OptionsXpress. Next challenge was to convince local Russian bank to transfer money to US. Back then in 2012, I was able to get permission to do so. So you might say - is this happy end?
Fast forwarding US brokerage story to 2017, OptionsXpress was acquired by Charles Schwab. I was notified that my OptionsXpress account will be migrated to Charles Schwab platform. In 2017, I already lived in the Netherlands (but still having Russian citizenship). I wasn't happy with my stupid job in the Netherlands. I called Charles Schwab and asked if I quit my job in the Netherlands and have to return to Russia, what will happen with my account. Schwab told me that they will restrict my account, so I can't do anything except closing my account. So even if I was long term customer of OptionsXpress, Charles Schwab is not fully okay with me.
Going back to 2013, I still lived in Russia. I had another idea. What if I quit my job and build some SAAS platform (or whatever) and sell my stuff to US customers. So I need some website which accept US credit cards. I contacted my Russian bank (who previously allowed me to transfer money to OptionsXpress) about steps to make in order to accept US credit cards in Russia. I've been told explicitly in email that they won't allow me to accept US credit cards under any circumstances.
Back then I still believed in "the free west". So I thought - no problem, I will just open bank account abroad and do all operations from my foreign account. I planned vacation in Hong Kong. And Hong Kong is freest economy in the world. Looks like it's right place to open bank account. I contacted HSBC Hong Kong via email. Their general support assured me that I can open bank account with them if I'm foreigner. I flew to Hong Kong for vacation and visited HSBC branch. Of course, they rejected me. But they recommended me to visit last floor in their HQ building, they told me that another HSBC branch specializes on opening bank accounts for foreigners. I went there and they said minimum amount to open bank account is 10 mil HKD (1.27 mil USD). Later I learned that it's called private banking.
When I relocated to the Netherlands, I asked ABN Amro staff - what's happen with my bank account if I quit/lose my job in the Netherlands and have to return back to Russia. I've been told that I can't have my dutch bank account if I go back to Russia even if I already used their bank for 2+ years.
I still had idea that I would like to quit my job and do something for myself. The problem is that I'm Russian citizen and I don't have any residency which is independent from my employment. So if I quit my job in the Netherlands, I have to return back to Russia. I wanted to see how I would get payments from US/EU customers. I found Stripe Atlas, it's so exciting, they help you to incorporate in US, and even help with banking, all process of receiving credit card payments is very smooth. But as usual in my case, there is a catch - Russia in their list of restricted countries.
Speaking of centralized compliance-friendly (e.g. KYC) crypto exchanges. This year I live and work in Hong Kong. Earlier this year, I thought it would be nice to have an account at local crypto exchange in Hong Kong so I can quickly transfer money from my bank account in Hong Kong to crypto exchange using FPS (local payment system for fast bank transfers). What could go wrong? After all Hong Kong is freest economy in the world, right? I submitted KYC documents to crypto exchange called Weever including copy of my Hong Kong ID as they requested. They very quickly responded that they need copy of my passport as well. I submitted copy of my Russian passport. This time they got silent. After a few days, they sent me email saying that Russia is on the US Office of Foreign Assets Control sanction list, so they just require me to fill a form about source of the funds. I told them that the source of my funds is salary, my Hong Kong bank can confirm that along with my employment contract. They got very silent after I sent them a filled form. After a week of silence I asked them - when my account get approved? They said that their compliance office will review my application soon. And they got very silent again. I waited for two or three weeks. Then I asked them again. And I immediately got email with title - Rejection for Weever Account Opening. And text of email was:
We are sorry to inform you that Weever may not be able to accept your account opening application at this stage.
Exactly the same situation I had with one crypto exchange in Europe back in 2017. Luckily I have accounts at other crypto exchanges including Gemini, one of most compliance obsessed exchange in the world. Although I don't keep my money there because I can't trust them, who knows what might come into head of their compliance officer one sunny day.
By the way, I'm living and working outside of Russia for quite a few years. The situation with crypto exchanges is much worse for those who still living in Russia.
I give you a few other examples of financial discrimination is not related to troubles with my Russian citizenship.
Back in 2018, I still lived in the Netherlands. I logged in into my brokerage account just to buy US ETFs as I always do - SPY and QQQ. I placed my order and it failed to fill. I thought it's just a technical problem with my brokerage account. After a few failed attempts to send buy orders for SPY and QQQ, I contacted their support. What they told me was shocking and completely unexpected. They said I'm not permitted to buy US ETFs anymore as EU resident because EU passed a law to protect retail investors. So as a EU resident I'm allowed to be exposed to more risk by buying individual US stocks but I'm not allowed to reduce my risk by buying SPY because ... EU wants to protect me. I felt final result of new law. By the way, on paper their law looks fine.
And the final example. It's a known fact that US public market become less attractive in recent decades. Due to heavy regulatory burden companies prefer to go public very late. So if successful unicorn startup grows from its inception/genesis to late adoption, company's valuation would be 3-5 orders of orders of magnitude. For example, if valuation of successful company at inception is 1 Mil USD, then at its very latest stage it's valuation would be 10 Bil USD. So we have 10'000 times of growth. In the best case scenario, company would go public at 1 Bil USD 5-10 years before reaching its peak 10 Bil USD. So investors in private equity could enjoy 1000 fold growth and just leave for public only last 10 fold growth stretched in time. In the worst case scenario, company would go public at 10 Bil USD, i.e. at its historical peak. But there are well known platforms to buy shares of private companies, one of such platforms is Forge Global. You can buy shares of almost all blue chip startups. You can even invest in SpaceX! But as always, there is a catch - US government wants to protect not just US citizens but all people in the world (sounds ridiculous, right?). US law requires you to have 1 Mil USD net worth or 200'000 USD annual income if you want to buy shares of non-public company. So if you are high-net worth individual you can be called "accredited investor". Funny thing is that the law intends to protect US citizens but even if you are not US citizen and never even lived in US, this law is still applies to you in practice. So if you are "poor loser", platforms like Forge Global will reject you.
So high-net worth individuals have access and opportunity to Bitcoin-style multi-magnitude growth every 5-10 years. Contrary to private equity markets, US public markets is low risk/low return type of market. If you have small amount of capital, it's just glorified way to protect yourself from inflation plus some little return on top. It's not bad, US public market is a still great way to store your wealth. But I'm deeply convinced that for small capital you must seek fundamentally different type of market - high risk/high return. It's just historical luck that Bitcoin/Ethereum/etc were available for general public from day one. But in reality, viral/exponential growth is happening quite often. It's just you don't have access to such type of markets due to regulatory reasons.
I intentionally described these examples of financial discrimination in full details as I experienced them because I do feel that vast majority of people in the first world honestly think that current financial system works just fine and only criminals and terrorists are banned. In reality that's not true at all. 99.999% of innocent people are completely cut off from modern financial system in the name of fighting against money laundering.
Here is a big picture why it's happening. There are rich countries (so called western world) and poor countries (so called third world). Financial wall is carefully built by two sides. Authoritarian leaders of poor countries almost always want full control over their population, they don't like market economy, and since market forces don't value their crappy legal system (because it works only for close friends of authoritarian leader) they must implement strict capital control. Otherwise, all capital will run away from their country because nobody really respects their crappy legal system. It only has value under heavy gun of government. Only friends of authoritarian leader can move their money out of country but not you.
Leaders of rich countries want to protect their economy from "dirty money" coming from third world. Since citizens of poor countries never vote for leaders of rich countries nobody really cares if rich country just ban everyone from poor country. It's the most lazy way to fight against money laundering - simply ban everyone from certain country.
Actually if you look deeper you will see that rich countries very rarely directly ban ordinary people from third world. Usually, there is no such law which doesn't allow me to open bank account somewhere in Europe as non-EU resident. What's really happens is that US/EU government implement very harsh penalties for financial institutions if anything ever goes wrong.
So what's actually happens is that financial institutions (banks, brokerages etc) do de-risking. This is the most important word you must know about traditional financial system!
So if you have wrong passport, financial institution (for example) bank from rich country just doesn't want to take any risks dealing with you even if you are willing to provide full documentation about your finances. It's well known fact that banks in Hong Kong, Europe, US like to unexpectedly shutdown accounts of thousands innocent businesses due to de-risking.
So it's actually de-risking is the real reason why I was rejected so many times by financial institutions in the first world!!! It's de-risking actually responsible for banning 99.999% of innocent people. So governments of rich democratic countries formally have clean hands because they are not banning ordinary people from third world directly. All dirty job is done by financial institutions but governments are well aware of that, it's just more convenient way to discriminate. And nobody actually cares! Ordinary citizens in rich countries are never exposed to such problems and they really don't care about people in third world, after all they are not citizens of US/EU/UK/CH/CA/HK/SG/JP/AU/NZ.
And now are you ready for the most hilarious part? If you are big corrupt bureaucrat from Russia you are actually welcome by the first world financial institutions! All Russian's junta keep their stolen money all across Europe and even in US. You might wonder how this is possible if the western financial system is so aggressive in de-risking.
Here is a simple equation which financial institution should solve when they decide whether to open an account for you or not:
Y - R = net profit
Y - how much profit they can make with you;
R - how much regulatory risk they take while working with you;
That's it! It's very simple equation. So if you are really big junta member from Russia you are actually welcome according to this equation. Banks have special name for serving (ultra) high-net worth individuals, it's called private banking. It's has nothing to do with the fact that bank is private. It's just fancy name for banking for rich.
So what's usually happen in real world. Some Estonian or Danish bank got caught with large scale money laundering from Russia. European leaders are ashamed in front of their voters. They implement new super harsh law against money laundering to keep their voters happy. Voters are ordinary people, they don't care about details of new regulations. So banks get scared and abruptly shutdown ALL accounts of Russian customers. And European voters are happy.
Modern money laundering laws are like shooting mouse in your house using bazooka! It's very efficient to kill mouse, right?
Now imagine world without financial borders. It's hard to do so because we are all get so used to current status quo of traditional financial system. But with additional effort you can start asking questions - if Internet economy is so global and it doesn't really matter where HQ of startup is located, why they are all concentrated in just a few tiny places like Silicon Valley and ... well, that's mostly it if you count the biggest unicorns!
Another question would be - why so many talented russian, indian, chinese programmers just go to the same places like San Francisco, London and make super rich companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple to get even richer? If all you need is laptop and access to internet, why you don't see any trade happening between first and third world?
Well actually there is a trade between first and third world but it's not exactly what I want to see. Usually third world countries sell their natural resources through giant corporations to the first world.
So it's possible to get access to the first world market from third world but this access usually granted only to big and established companies (and usually it means not innovative).
Unicorns are created through massive parallel experiment. Every week bunch of new startups are created in Silicon Valley. Thousands and thousands startups are created in Silicon Valley with almost instant access to global market. Just by law of large numbers you have a very few of them who later become unicorns and dominate the world.
But if you have wrong passport and you are located in "wrong" country where every attempt to access global market is very costly, then you most likely not to start innovative startup in the first place. In the best case scenario, you just create either local business or just local copy-paste startup (copied from the west) oriented on (relatively small) domestic market. Obviously in such setup it's predictable that places like Silicon Valley will have giant advantage and as a result all unicorns get concentrated in just a few tiny places.
In the world without financial barriers there will be much smaller gap between rich and poor countries. With low barrier of entry, it won't be a game when winner takes all.
Whole architecture of decentralized cryptocurrencies is intended to remove middle man and make transactions permissionless. Governments are inherently opposite to that, they are centralized and permissioned. Therefore, decentralized cryptocurrencies are fundamentally incompatible with traditional financial system which is full of middle mans and regulations (i.e. permissions).
Real value of crypto are coming from third world, not the first world. People are buying crypto in rich countries just want to invest. Their financial system and their fiat money are more or less already working for them. So there is no immediate urgency to get rid of fiat money in the first world. So the first world citizens buying crypto on centralized KYCd exchanges are essentially making side bet on the success of crypto in third world.
Real and natural environment of cryptocurrencies is actually dark OTC market in places like Venezuela and China.
But cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have a big limitation to wide adoption in third world - high volatility.
So the real target audience is oppressed (both by their own government and by first world governments) ordinary citizens of third world countries yet they are least who can afford to take burden of high volatility.
Right now, Tether is a big thing for dark markets across the world (by the way, dark market doesn't automatically imply bad!). But Tether soon or later be smashed by US/EU regulators.
The only real and working permissionless stable cryptocurrency (avoiding hyped word - stablecoin) is DAI.
DAI is the currency for post-Tether world to lead dark OTC market around the world and subvert fiat currencies of oppressive third world governments.
Once DAI become de-facto widespread currency in shadow economy in all of third world, then it will be accepted (after many huge push backs from governments) as a new reality. I'm talking about 10-20+ years time horizon.
But if MakerDAO chooses the route of being compliance friendly then DAI will lose its real target audience (i.e. third world).
I can not imagine US/EU calmly tolerate someone buying US stocks and using as a collateral to issue another security (i.e. DAI) which is going to be traded somewhere in Venezuela! You can not be compliance friendly and serve people in Venezuela.
Facebook's Libra was stupidest thing I've seen. It's extremely stupid to ask permission from the first world regulators to serve third world and create borderless economy. Another stupid thing is to please third world governments as well. For example, Libra (if ever run) will not serve Indian, Chinese, Venezuelan people. Who is then going to use stupid Libra? Hipsters in Silicon Valley? Why? US dollars are good enough already.
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Crypto, Engineered Economic Collapse and IMF "Crypto"

Posted this in Bitcoin sub as well, but too many "meme generation" there, hoping some of the more woke people here will understand.

Too all the crypto fans out there we live in changing times.

The Fed has been responsible for every single boom bust cycle since the great depression (go so search up bernanke admitting the Fed was the real reason for the great depression), and it looks like they are about to start a new one in 2019-2024. These "cycles" are basically musical chairs that allows the banking cabal to concentrate their power as the "weak"/noninsiders get wiped out. Before the great depression there were many small banks, nowadays top 5 banks own almost everything.

It works likes this : Prolonged Ultra low/0% interest rates = People/corporations addicted to cheap debt and take unnecessary risks. This also leads to hugely inflated asset bubbles in everything(been happening since 2008).

Current Stage (2019 onwards) - Now it's time to "pop" the bubble and raise interest rates/reduce fed balance sheet (reverse QE) to make debt unservicable for everyone (mainly corporations and the US govt) and reduce asset prices under the guise of "fighting inflation". It's no coincidence Donald Trump aka The Bankruptcy King was "elected", and once a "confidence event" occurs everyone will dump US Tbills at the same time.

This will be an "engineered collapse" with the ultimate goal, to kill the dollar. Why would the fed want to kill the dollar? The Fed is just one arm of a global banking cabal (IMF/BIS/Rothchild cartel), to them killing the US economy and dollar is just one step to their ultimate goal > One world currency/IMF (SDR backed) "crypto" (completely trackable and traceable global currency). Once the collapse happens and people see their asset prices and dollars devalue rapidly they will beg for this IMF/SDR backed crypto and will happily be pushed into the new system. It's one of their standard tactics, look up "order out of chaos" to understand how the plebs fall for the same damn tricks over and over.

They will use BTC to build out all the infrastructure for this IMF/SDR crypto but then will use the Futures markets to crash the price of BTC for a long time (maybe <1K). Basically, it's a psychological game, as they want everyone to hate BTC and go for their IMF/SDR one world "crypto". They have been doing the same damn thing in the precious metals markets for the last 8 years, supressing the price via Futures paper. Once enough people sell their BTC and they control the market, then they will allow it to moon by removing suppression and letting the market know central banks have "just started" adding BTC to their reserves. For those saying but "Bakkt" is physically settled, I have yet to see them be approved, and even if they are my guess is the keys will still be stored in "their warehouse" which will allow them to fractionally reserve/use rehypothetication to bet against the price and create unlimited "copies". So why don't they just ban BTC and remove the competition? Anyone with experience in black markets knows banning anything explodes the price (prohibition, weed before legalization was more expensive etc) and moves the market underground, it is much more effective to try and crash the price and make people "despise" the asset class.

My guess is during the economic collapse their will be parallel markets IMF/SDR "crypto" (to pay taxes and use in real world), BTC/Monero (black market and online). But ultimately their goal is to collapse the price of BTC(and indirectly monero) until they control the vast majority of coins.

Advice - Do not sell your BTC/Monero at any price (hold your keys) and hold 20-30% precious metals. Reason for metals is the Lindy effect on metals is 1000s of years, BTC is 10 years (monero 4 years), who do you think is more likely to last? I personally hold 70% crypto/30% metals.

Don't be fooled by the banking cabals tricks, this time will be different!
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Entrepreneurs in Asia should also closely follow the stories of tech founders who have succeeded here in the region

According to author Zak Dychtwald inYoung China, the late great Steve Jobs and Alibaba founder Jack Ma once faced off in a heated competition of sorts. As part of China’s bid to encourage more entrepreneurship and innovation, the school section at most supermarkets was filled with notebooks and other supplies bearing the likeness of Steve Jobs. Up until 2012, Jobs was the “king of the back-to-school-section” in the words of Dychtwald.
When Ma led Alibaba to the largest initial public offering (IPO) in history in 2012, he also dethroned Jobs from his perch atop school stationery. Now Ma’s likeness was the most popular image on school supplies, including even on rubber erasers.
This anecdote is interesting in its own right, but it also underscores the fact that all of Asia — not just China — has far fewer tech heroes than Silicon Valley. The average person in Asia’s business scene would be able to tell you who founded a social media network out of their Harvard dorm, or who exited from PayPal before betting his personal wealth on electric vehicles and space travel, but you might get blank stares if you asked them to recount the story of one of our region’s best founders. We simply don’t know them as well.
While it’s fine to idolize the likes of Bill Gates, Travis Kalanick, and Jeff Bezos, any entrepreneur in Asia should also closely follow the stories of tech founders who have succeeded here in the region. Such study amounts to more than just keeping up with startup gossip, but will distill knowledge that can make a very real difference for you and your own business.
Here are three reasons why you should learn more about Asia’s best founders:

1. Market research that’s battle tested

As a founder in Asia, there are many public and private organisations that you can turn to for market research on your particular industry or product category. These reports are macro-level analyses. While it’s fine to get a bird’s-eye-view of your landscape, how do you know what works on the ground?
Studying the stories of Asia’s founders is a form of market research, and it’s one that’s been validated: We can at once see what works and what does not work in our local landscape, sparing us the trouble of having to learn these lessons first-hand on our own.
We can see this principle at work in the story of Go-Jek founder Nadiem Makarim. In its earliest days, Go-Jek had little growth from its initial pool of 20 drivers. Later on, Makarim leveraged the entrance of Uber and GrabTaxi into Indonesia to successfully raise the venture capital that would jettison Go-Jek toward its current prominence.
Like Makarim, other founders in Asia do not need to view the entrance of regional or international competitors as an insurmountable challenge. You can instead point to their presence as a catalyst for your own fundraising: This space really is going to be significant, if they’re here. Such lessons are invaluable for any tech founder in Asia.

2. Inspiration to move up the value chain

For a long time, Asia was considered a kind of back-office. Countries like the Philippines and Vietnam were outsourcing hubs – for customer support and information technology, respectively — while others like China and Taiwan manufactured things. In this paradigm, we are one small cog that’s a part of a much larger process.
The best entrepreneurs in Asia show us that we can move up the value chain and do so in a decidedly emphatic way. We can create our own consumer-facing products that we sell to customers and businesses under brands of our own making. Instead of making things for Apple, we can be an Apple. Instead of servicing Amazon, we can be an Amazon.
A prime example is Pundi X, which was founded by Zach Cheah out of Indonesia but is already going global in a manner of speaking: The company is currently deploying 100,000 of its Pundi XPOS across the globe, including recently at FAMA Group restaurants in Hong Kong and Ultra Taiwan 2018. These devices enable people to purchase goods at brick-and-mortar locations with crypto via a Pundi XPass Card.
Cheah’s story is notable because the Pundi XPOS and XPASS are really innovative products, as they enable cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to have functional use as a currency. Other entrepreneurs in Asia should take a boost from success stories like Cheah’s. Rather than ask ourselves who we can service or even what products we can manufacture, we can aim and dream even bigger: How will we change the world?

3. Affirmation of our social responsibility

While Asia is not Silicon Valley, many local founders can lose sight of this fact, creating apps that have beautiful interfaces but address no real problems for people in the region. To avoid this tendency, it’s helpful to look at the most successful founders in Asia, who can remind us of our unique opportunity to really help people in the region.
One such example is Carousell. Founder Quek Siu Rui was famously offered $100 million to acquire Carousell. Most twenty-year-olds would snap up the proposal in a heartbeat, but Rui declined on account of wanting to continue building the platform.
Carousell, you see, helps individuals and small businesses across markets in Asia sell their second-hand items. The message of Rui’s refusal could not be any more poetic: Founders in Asia should view entrepreneurship not as a means of getting rich, but as an opportunity to enrich the lives of others.
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What does the portfolio look like from someone who mined his first bitcoins in 2011. Part 3

This is the third part of my investment "blog". You can find parts one and two here:
Bitcoin is still my largest holding; people often ask me why, claiming its "old", "first gen" and there are so many supposedly superior alternatives. I dont agree with any of that. First, let me address what bitcoin has going for it. Now that segwit is being adopted and exchanges are finally batching transactions, we've seen the mempool drain and fees and confirmation times are as low as they have been in many years. Bitcoin core devs were right: we didnt need a barely tested, risky, contentious and backwards incompatible hardfork to urgently increase the blocksize; instead segwit, a backwards compatible softfork allowing up to 4MB blocks, has given us enough headroom for now, while at the same time increasing block efficiency. One day, we will need to hardfork, but that had better be a well planned, well tested fork supported by a very broad consensus (and its probably a good opportunity to fix some other lingering issues with bitcoin besides just the blocksize).
Segwit not only (temporarily, lets be honest) fixed the tx fee issue; more importantly, it also opened the door to layer 2 solutions. Lightening network, although not quite ready yet, is already being deployed on the main net, enabling instant and feeless transactions, without counterparty risk, without undermining the security or decentralisation of the blockchain itself. But there is also Rootstock RSK and a few other similar layer 2 solutions that are about to go live on the main net, which will (finally) bring ethereum style smart contracts and incredible scaling to bitcoin. Again, without undermining the base layer.
To me, this is the way forward. A "simple", ultra secure, no compromise, battle hardened base layer. Even if it has limited capacity and therefore relatively slow or expensive. But on top of that, you build innovative, even if comparatively risky and unproven layer 2 solutions to cope with scaling, latency and additional functionality. If they fail, at least they can fail without compromising bitcoin itself.
Contrast that with ethereum, by far the most credible challenger to bitcoin; ethereum has supported smart contract functionality since its inception, and certainly proved the merits of that concept, but it is facing similar fundamental scaling problems as bitcoin. Its solution is to replace basically everything. Change the consensus algorithm to PoS and introduce blockchain sharding. These changes will affect everyone and everything on the ethereum blockchain. Its a safe assumption this will lead to another hardfork and the birth of another "ethereum classic". PoS inevitably compromises decentralisation and potentially affects security. Sharding sounds promising, and I am absolutely looking forward to this, but sharding is extremely complicated, therefore, it could fail, could open doors to new attack vectors, and it remains to be seen how effective it is as scaling solution, as intra-shard communication is likely to be slow. I dont question the skill of the ethereum dev team, but fundamentally, Im not convinced ethereum is using the right approach trying to do everything in the base layer. Its like embedding HTTPS, javascript and audio/video codecs in to the TCPIP protocol itself, rather than using a more flexible layered protocol stack based upon a relatively simple, robust routing protocol.
As for the other contenders; I do take Cardano and EOS seriously. But both are so early in their development, its difficult to judge and the valuations seem crazy bets at this point. I continue to disregard Neo and other similar database tokens. I dont care how high their price goes, one day, people will wake up to the reality that blockchains where invented specifically to have no central authority; not because of philosophical or political reasons, but because thats the only way to have no central points of failure. Neo, just like database solutions we've had for decades, is riddled with central points of failure, which will lead to downtime, greatly reduce access, therefore innovation and will one day lead to corruption, manipulation, theft or government control. dAPPS may chose to deploy on Neo's blockchain because of its claimed scalability (or simply because they are paid to do so), but when more secure, open blockchains offer similar scalability without Neo's risks and central points of failure, dAPPS will move away from neo, or they will be obsoleted.
Anyway, this was supposed to by about my portfolio, so lets go back to that. Last month, I said I thought the altcoin market was overheating and I took profits to increase my cash position. It might be easy to say "I told you so", but the reality is that I still have no crystal ball, I got lucky with the timing and didnt sell nearly enough to prevent my portfolio from going quite red. But the extra cash did allow me to buy the dip; I bought symbolic amounts when we hit below $9K/ BTC and more significant amounts at $6500. I was expecting/hoping/fearing we would drop to $5K and was ready to invest significantly at that point, but it has rebounded since. So here is what I have now:
Fiat: 36%. This went up to over 50% during the worst of the crash, but like I said, Ive been buying in again.
Bitcoin: 28%. For all the reasons explained above. I now have substantially more BTC than before the crash, and Im quite happy with that :).
Ethereum: 9%. Because Casper may work. And LN/RST may fail. And Vitalik.
Walton: 8%. I sold half my WTC pretty much at the peak. I got lucky. Ive been buying in again a little recently, as I still think this is a solid bet, even if it has been performing worse than I had expected.
Ambrosus: 4%. Ouch. This one hurt. It was a low cap, high potential bet. I still think its a good bet, but I managed to buy this pretty much at its peak, and lost 50% on it. Im not brave enough to buy more at this point, I will need to see some more progress first.
qtum: 2%. Qtum has been performing quite well, and I bought a little more recently. I forgot to mention it above, but qtum probably is the most credible challenger to ethereum at this moment.
Origin Trail: 1.5%. Another supply chain token I purchased near the top, and another 50% loss for now. But its still a small cap, and its not yet trading on any major exchange, so Im definitely holding.
Stellar: 1.5%. I bought this with fiat when bitcoin was near its bottom, as I expected quite a bit of hype for this when the market would rebound. Fundamentally, I do think stellar is a useful product for IOU messaging that may find wide adoption and make plenty of headlines. The value of the token however, is similarly misunderstood and overrated as XRP. I dont plan on holding this long term.
iEXEC RLC: 1.3%. No changes, other than the price has gone down quite a bit. Still holding for all the same reasons I bought it.
Nuls: 1.2% This is a new, small bet. They havent proven much yet, but if they can deliver on their promises, it does look good.
Monero: 1.2%. Once again, just because i had it on kraken, I sold all my monero when I wanted to increase my fiat positions last month. No hate on monero from me though. Ive been buying in again at almost 50% discount, and intend to buy more. Bulletproofs are hardly a silver bullet to solve monero's scaling issues, but its a step in the right direction.
Bytom: 1% I bought this with spare change during the chinese crack down last year, and while its a small position, it has done pretty well and I see no reason to sell it.
Nebulas: 0.7% Not going to lie. I dont understand the usecase for nebulas or the idea of a blockchain search engines. I suspect its more hype than solving a real problem, but if hype can make me money, I dont always object, so I bought some.
SophiaTX: 0.7% Another ouch. Im down almost 60% on this token. I still think it has potential and solves a real world problem (ERP integration). Not sure what it will take for this to get some visibility though. I guess ERP isnt very sexy among young crypto investors.
Wepower 0.7%. I only just bought this. When the ICO was announced, I was tempted to join. For a variety of reasons, I decided against it, but now that the token is trading below ICO prices on idex, I thought I might as well buy a few.
For the rest, Im maintaining tiny positions in Blockpool, aeternity (which I had sold previously, but decided it was worth buying in again), Enigma, OAX, Zcash, Mywish, Blockarray and cargox. Oh, and I still have some nano. And no, I still dont believe nano will actually work when attacked, but I do expect it to recover from the bitgrail hack. Hopefully enough for me to break even.
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NEWS RECAP: Cryptocurrencies are mixed as a report reveals Yale University is beginning to invest in cryptocurrencies through their endowment fund

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A call to end gatekeeping in Asia’s crypto community

A call to end gatekeeping in Asia’s crypto community

The crypto community is just not a friendly bunch; We like playing the guard at the gate

There’s a contradiction at the heart of Asia’s cryptocurrency community that few people have acknowledged, much less addressed: While cryptocurrency enthusiasts want digital currencies to succeed, their behavior toward beginners — the people needed for any coin to reach critical mass and adoption — is generally apathetic, if not outright hostile.
You can witness this gate-keeping on any online forum, first-hand if you so dare. Pose any question that a beginner might ask — such as where you can buy Bitcoin, whether X coin is a sound investment, or how to safely store your digital currencies — and you’re sure to receive an avalanche of answers, most unhelpful and many sarcastic.
Some might argue that such a response is well-deserved, since the vast majority of these inquiries can be answered with a simple Google search. But the same could be said of any intro-level questions related to most tech fields, and many of them still boast of online boards, forums, and communities that are beginner-friendly, as experts understand that many novices like getting information directly from trusted peers rather than search results. There is thus no other way to put it: The crypto community is just not a friendly bunch. We like playing the guard at the gate.
Gatekeeping is crypto is problematic because the tech still has such a long way to go. To this end, a study by Invest in Blockchain found that 64% of cryptocurrency projects do not have a working product, while less than 1% of people in the world own any cryptocurrency. Crypto, in short, is at this stage more still an idea than it is an actual innovation. For companies to succeed in creating viable coins and crypto products, and for consumers to use and adopt them, the community, as it stands now, needs to change its orientation toward beginners.
We need to be more welcoming toward anyone who has an interest in crypto, operating under the understanding that people who have little-to-no understanding now may grow to become key stakeholders. The developers new to blockchain and crypto tech may one day create an important industry innovation. The consumers who want to invest in a digital currency today may one day be the largest backer of another coin in the future. The individuals still learning how to store their coins now may one day be important power users and ambassadors tomorrow. And even more important than the individual contributions that newcomers will inevitably make, as a whole, a rapidly growing community will show that crypto will indeed change the world.
Also read: For crypto and blockchain to get mainstream appeal, we need to look beyond our own closed communities
A community, of course, cannot change overnight. How we act, speak, and teach beginners — or “newbs” as they are still often disparagingly referred to — is deeply ingrained. What we can do now is take the time to introduce anyone in our own personal social network with an interest in crypto through a virtual and real-world tour of its imprint in Asia. This ask is at least easier than helping strangers online, as we have an immediate connection and a vested interest in winning them over. It would be akin to a Googler showing a friend around the Googleplex in Mountain View: You want them to believe.
Fortunately, Asia’s cryptocurrency community is thriving: There are many successes you can point to in order to orient an interested friend and persuade them to actively participate in the community. For starters, you can help them open a digital wallet and purchase crypto, choosing from the numerous reputable providers and marketplaces there are in Asia, such as ANXPRO (Hong Kong), Coinhako (Singapore), BitoEx (Taiwan), BitBit (Philippines), Bitcoin Cambodia, and many others.
After you help them purchase their first crypto, you can take a step back – much like how the first imperative of the aspiring filmmaker is to hear director commentary or go-behind-the-scenes of an actual production – by showing them how crypto is mined. If you have connections, you might be able to take them to one of the industrial mining operations that dot Asia, most of which are in rural China where electricity is cheap. But you’ll most likely have to show them someone who has a small-scale mining rig, often using miner’s from China’s Bitmain. The sight of miners mining crypto in someone’s living room or bedroom will explain the power of decentralization better than anything else: Cryptocurrency really does portend major changes in how currency is created and maintained.
But the biggest way to ease friends into the cryptocurrency world is by demonstrating that it can be used to transact in the real world. CoinMap provides an overview of places that accept cryptocurrency, but many of these transactions are done manually and are thus clunky. A better bet is to take them to any venue that accepts crypto via a PundiXPOS, which is manufactured by the company of the same name out of Indonesia. They are currently deploying 100,000 of these devices across the world, including FAMA Group eateries in Hong Kong and even Ultra Taiwan 2018.
Also read: How Pundi X plans to help Indonesians buy Bitcoin “as easy as buying a bottled water”
Pundi’s XPOS devices are a strong statement in favor of cryptocurrency because of their ease of use, as they operate much like a normal credit card reader or POS terminal. Consumers just use their XPASS card at the XPOS, and then they’re free to use their crypto to pay for goods or services. This kind of demonstration is important for beginners, as the heart of cryptocurrency, after all, is currency. People are more likely to believe in crypto once they see its utility as a means of payment.

The takeaway

Is it idealistic to expect crypto enthusiasts to help along interested friends or colleagues in their social network? I hope not. The cumulative effect of patiently exposing peers to every part of the industry, from mining, purchasing crypto, and even transacting is substantial. It may win over more people to the community, combat the negativity that our online community often tends to exhibit, and ultimately add value to your own digital currencies as more people adopt and use them. The act of patiently introducing friends to crypto may be one situation, then, where the saying “pay it forward” make take on a literal meaning.
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UltraPlay has recorded its most successful ICE Totally Gaming, London

UltraPlay has recorded its most successful ICE
At this year’s ICE Totally Gaming, UltraPlay has marked a record-breaking success in terms of new strategic business opportunities, new markets the company is entering as well as significant interest towards the latest iGaming innovations and products presented in London. UltraPlay has showcased its expanded eSports feed, which covers 25 game titles, most of them offering pre-match and in-play options, making it the leading eSports betting solution on the market right now. Following its mission to deliver advanced betting solutions combined with years of expertise on the sector, UltraPlay’s team has provided consultancy to all operators interested to join or expand their eSports betting portfolio and take advantage of the hottest iGaming trends of 2018. Mario Ovcharov, CEO at UltraPlay has commented: “The ever-growing interest towards our eSports solutions keeps us motivated and on the right track to provide innovation and high-quality products to our business partners. The new front-end presented on Buff88 was among the highlights this year for us and we are thrilled by the positive feedback we have received so far. Our own eSports betting cryptocurrency eGold was the other breakthrough that literally amazed the visitors with its disruptive features based on the Blockchain technology.” Amongst the highlighted moments from UltraPlay has definitely been the release of their own eSports betting cryptocurrency eGold. The company has recently announced that the presale of eGold has been sold out in less than 24 hours raising 500 ETH, which brought many crypto enthusiasts looking for new opportunities in the Blockchain technology on the company’s stand. Now, the team is looking forward the eGold token sale, which starts on February 18th, 2018. The token sale will end immediately after the hard cap of 5000 ETH is reached or on March 18th, 2018 – whichever of the conditions are met first. Mario Ovcharov added: “ICE 2018 was very productive and inspiring for us. Besides our rich portfolio of turnkey solutions for the online gambling industry, we were sought after our in-dept understanding of the eSports and Blockchain technology – two verticals that we have mastered and will continue developing further.”
About UltraPlay: UltraPlay is a modern technological company, founded in 2010, with the core ambition to offer an innovative approach to the online gaming industry by providing advanced betting solutions, focused on sports and eSports betting, live betting, white label, casino and bitcoin. Assembled by a team of iGaming professionals with vast experience in betting product development, operations, eSports and marketing, UltraPlay is a trusted partner for delivering superior sports software and odds products to its customers. Learn more about the company here:
Contact us: [email protected]
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Bitcoin, Engineered Economic Collapse and IMF "Crypto"

Too all the bitcoin fans out there we live in changing times.

The Fed has been responsible for every single boom bust cycle since the great depression (go so search up bernanke admitting the Fed was the real reason for the great depression), and it looks like they are about to start a new one in 2019-2024. These "cycles" are basically musical chairs that allows the banking cabal to concentrate their power as the "weak"/noninsiders get wiped out. Before the great depression there were many small banks, nowadays top 5 banks own almost everything.

It works likes this : Prolonged Ultra low/0% interest rates = People/corporations addicted to cheap debt and take unnecessary risks. This also leads to hugely inflated asset bubbles in everything(been happening since 2008).

Current Stage (2019 onwards) - Now it's time to "pop" the bubble and raise interest rates/reduce fed balance sheet (reverse QE) to make debt unservicable for everyone (mainly corporations and the US govt) and reduce asset prices under the guise of "fighting inflation". It's no coincidence Donald Trump aka The Bankruptcy King was "elected", and once a "confidence event" occurs everyone will dump US Tbills at the same time.

This will be an "engineered collapse" with the ultimate goal, to kill the dollar. Why would the fed want to kill the dollar? The Fed is just one arm of a global banking cabal (IMF/BIS/Rothchild cartel), to them killing the US economy and dollar is just one step to their ultimate goal > One world currency/IMF (SDR backed) "crypto" (completely trackable and traceable global currency). Once the collapse happens and people see their asset prices and dollars devalue rapidly they will beg for this IMF/SDR backed crypto and will happily be pushed into the new system. It's one of their standard tactics, look up "order out of chaos" to understand how the plebs fall for the same damn tricks over and over.

They will use BTC to build out all the infrastructure for this IMF/SDR crypto but then will use the Futures markets to crash the price of BTC for a long time (maybe <1K). Basically, it's a psychological game, as they want everyone to hate BTC and go for their IMF/SDR one world "crypto". They have been doing the same damn thing in the precious metals markets for the last 8 years, supressing the price via Futures paper. Once enough people sell their BTC and they control the market, then they will allow it to moon by removing suppression and letting the market know central banks have "just started" adding BTC to their reserves. For those saying but "Bakkt" is physically settled, I have yet to see them be approved, and even if they are my guess is the keys will still be stored on "their warehouse" which will allow them to fractionally reserve/use rehypothetication to bet against the price and create unlimited "copies". Why don't they just ban BTC and remove the competition? If you are familiar with any black market you know banning anything just explodes the price and moves the market underground. Its much more effective to try and crash the price and make people "despise" the asset class.

My guess is during the economic collapse their will be parallel markets IMF/SDR "crypto" (to pay taxes and use in real world), BTC (black market and online). But ultimately their goal is to collapse the price of BTC until they control the vast majority of coins.

Advice - Do not sell your BTC at any price (hold your keys) and hold 20-30% precious metals. Reason for metals is the Lindy effect on metals is 1000s of years, BTC is 10 years, who do you think is more likely to last? I personally hold 70% crypto/30% metals.

Don't be fooled by the banking cabals tricks, this time will be different!
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Aiming higher than the Crypto Valley of Asia

Aiming higher than the Crypto Valley of Asia
There’s a race going on in Asia. Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines are each trying to build the “Crypto Valley of Asia” within their own borders, and other countries in Asia Pacific will no doubt soon enter the fray with their own sponsored cities.
The goal of these countries is ambitious. Crypto Valley is supposed to be to crypto what Silicon Valley is to tech: The very best companies in the cryptocurrency space are supposed to congregate there, do business with one another, and elevate one another through both collaboration and competition. This thinking is sound. Even if the technologies we use are decentralized, it is still ideal for the cryptocurrency industry to be centralized to a particular city. Being able to have face-to-face meetings, work in-person, and even get the serendipitous encounters that happen regularly in Silicon Valley is crucial. The foundation of any company, even one on the bleeding edge of technology, is people.
While the impetus to build a Crypto Valley here in Asia is a blessing to the industry, I would encourage the public and private leaders responsible for these initiatives to be even more ambitious. Try to look at it this way: What would a successful Crypto Valley in Asia look like? In the very best scenario, it would have the regional offices of the top crypto companies from the west, along with branches from some homegrown companies. At the very beginning, this might amount to a few dozen companies.
The companies would create high value jobs for the local economy, patronize small businesses already in the area, and pump money back into the city via taxes. As these benefits would largely be confined to the host city of each country’s Crypto Valley, I think the country’s economic leaders can think even bigger.
Just what can the public and private leaders in these countries realistically aim for that’s even greater than a Crypto Valley? I have two words for them: crypto tourism. Right now, the phrase has a very specific connotation, referring usually to traditional tourist getaways, like resorts, that you can pay with cryptocurrency; trips with crypto high-rollers (i.e. people who struck it rich betting on the right digital currency); or in some cases both. Some of the companies in this crypto tourism space include Airbnb-like CryptoCribs and BlockChain Cruise.
But crypto tourism can be so much more, as some countries, like Switzerland, are also starting to realize. The best analogy is not Silicon Valley, but Hollywood. At the most immediate level, Hollywood is a hub, a collection of talent across acting, directing, editing, special effects, and other aspects of production unrivaled anywhere else in the world. But Hollywood is also an ideal, and it’s why so many people from all over the world flock to see the Hollywood sign, the walk of fame, and other landmarks in the area: They want to experience the place where dreams are made.
The countries gunning after the Crypto Valley of Asia should aim for something similar: They should try to attract domestic and international tourists with the promise of the future. Doing so will expand their reach from a handful of cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and professionals to anyone with a passing interest in what the world will bring, which is to say everyone. Attracting the wider public will hinge on the successful implementation of cryptocurrency tech across these hubs. It must be omnipresent. Fortunately, there are some notable tech companies in Asia whose products can populate a tourist-friendly Crypto Valley.
To begin, the Crypto Valleys can deploy Bitcoin ATMs courtesy of Bitcoin Exchange from Singapore, along with machines from other providers that dispense other currencies, much in the same way that every city is filled with normal ATMs from multiple banks. The feeling they would give is one of ubiquity: You can get any cryptocurrency everywhere you turn.
Crypto Valleys must of course also give you a place to spend your crypto. Pundi X from Indonesia gives us a handy solution in this regard: Their Pundi XPOS devices are already being rolled out in different parts of the world, and enable anyone to transact with crypto using the Pundi XPASS card.
While the company has deployed their tech at diverse locations, including the FAMA Group in Hong Kong and Ultra Taiwan 2018, the most striking deployment could be at a Crypto Valley. Imagine walking up to a street vendor or entering any small business in the area and being able to pay using crypto via a Pundi XPOS. The juxtaposition between cutting-edge technology and its adoption by everyone in the area is a tourist destination in of itself: You’re parachuting straight into the future.
I share what a tourist-friendly Crypto Valley might look like as a challenge to the public and private leaders currently building these hubs across Asia. Getting top crypto companies to locate their offices there is a great start, but we can do so much more. We can use them as a living example on how cryptocurrency will shape the world. This idea is one that I’m sure will draw people from all corners of the globe to see.
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The Monster, the Return (Part 1)

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Fact: There are eleven recognized sub-species of Tiger. Five are now extinct.
Fact: The Siberian Tiger is the largest sub-species. Males average between 400 and 675 lbs. The largest wild specimen weighed in at 845lbs.
Bengals can be close, their weights overlap, and since there’s more of them in closer proximity to humans there’s more likely to be…incidents. Tigers have been known to consume close to 90lbs of meat at one time. The best estimate is an adult tiger kills and eats a deer sized prey animal about once a week. However, they have been known to take cows and elephant calves.
The Champawat Tigress had 436 recorded kills. I say recorded because it very likely killed many more people. You see the smart man-eaters, they start slow; they’re secretive. They usually start out of desperation, but once they realize how easy it is, they can’t stop.
I wonder… do you think they get a thrill out of the terror they inflict? I have to believe they do. I mean it can’t be just the act right? Tons of animals surplus kill. Sorry, for you animal lovers out there, it’s the technical term that means killing for fun. From insects to great apes, lots of animals kill other animals for no apparent reason than the thrill of it. They exert massive amounts of energy into taking the life of other creatures. Not for food, not for territory, some of them even torture the other animals first.
The Champawat Tigress’ legend grew so large that after Jim Corbett tracked and killed her, they made him a holy man. Corbett killed several other infamous man hunters with his 7mm Mauser (That’s .275 Rigby for you Brits, I haven’t forgotten about you Deadman Talking). That rifle is still on display, revered by the locals in India. Truth be told I envy Jim Corbett. Picking up traveling the world hunting monsters. Sounds like quite the life to me.
Oh I’m sorry… You all wanted a story about Dogman right? Wanted to get your fix of Wooly-Booger before trundling off to bed. Well, all in good time. If you want to know so badly, just skip down a bit. Right now I have some business to attend to.
First I have to get somethings off my chest, I feel the need to clarify somethings for you: 1) I am incredibly disappointed in the OP (Bick) for such a judgmental title. “The Monster” is really hurtful. I thought we understood each other better than that.
2) To those of you saying, the name should have been “Bait”: if I had known the OP was going to share something I thought we had discussed in CONFIDENCE, or I had written the story; I agree. Bait would have been a better title. If only because “Air headed female Millennial finally has a purpose” seems a bit wordy. Plus, if I had written it I would have spent a lot more time on my rifles; no one really wanted to hear the yapping of that self-absorbed twit anyway.
3) Some of you are under the mistaken impression that the OP is my girlfriend, sorry… was my girlfriend. This is incorrect. The OP is a friend of mine. One of the few I have, so for him to betray me like that, well; I might just have to plan another hunting trip.
I mean can you imagine. What if he had shared enough details and one of you started hunting my honey-hole. Unbelievable. The balls on this guy.
4) If you haven’t figured it out by now this is being dictated. BickisMyPen’sname agreed to dictate this and the rest of the story in part for penance for breaking faith. I SHOULDN’T HAVE to tell him that stories shared between US are confidential unless I EXPLICITLY state otherwise.
“So Mr. BickisMyPen’sname, what do you have to say for yourself?”
“Please don’t make me write this, you know how much I hate getting sucked into other people’s stories.”
“I’m sorry I told them about your hunting trick. It won’t happen again.”
“And, I will dictate this word for word just like you wanted. I will finish the story telling them of your great hunting exploits.”
“Aw c’mon man, really?”
“And as penance for breaking faith, I will tell everyone my secret for catching… Really? I wouldn’t say insane… Fine fine. I will tell everyone my secret for catching insane amounts of trout in Northern Michigan, and (sigh). I will give XXXXX (redacted) directions and also lead him to said fishing hole for trout. Good enough?”
“Natural Scent Powerbait and Crawlers. It’s like Trout crack.”
“Ha! I knew you were stacking the deck. There now, not so bad. You’re my boy! Don’t look so glum. After this we’ll hit a Meijer, grab a bite, and take few days to go catch a limit of trout. You can navigate us up to that trout pond. I might even tell you about my latest hunt, you can tell me what happened to that attractive you couple I read about. Yeah, it’s fine, let’s get back to it; I want to get through this quick. I can hear the rods calling me.”
Now that that’s out of the way, some of you (looking at you ziplockzzz) have accused me of being a psychopath. In reality, I am a more probably a high functioning sociopath. But, if you think I’m bad, imagine being friends with this guy. He’s so obsessed with horror, he goes around collecting stories from people, and gets off knowing he’s actually made people scared. Good guy, but maybe a bit of a screw loose. Or heck, maybe I've got one loose, the Dogmen sure like to get off by trying to scare people. I’m just here trying to do what I do, and so is he.
“Btw, XXXXX (Bickismypensname) you can keep your original title. You did promise all those people a (he’s making air quotes folks) “proper” ending.”
Lulz (sic), I don’t know... I thought it was it was the natural ending. It was after all, the last thing she said into the phone before screaming off into the night. I mean, maybe not the ending people were expecting, but it was pretty final. Really surprised how many of the people listening to the story didn’t pick up on the fact that your story was the message was transcribed from the audio recording on her phone. Of course I took the phone, I couldn’t have someone accidentally catching on to my trick now could I? That was until ol’ diarrhea of the keyboard over here started blabbing to everyone. Ugh, she was so wordy too, I bet you didn’t have to do much punch up before you put that one out did you? I took the phone in order to sever the primary evidence chain. Habeas Corpus (produce the body). As far as I know, she’s just another 411 statistic. But, a sharper than average police detective with that in hand might have made my life difficult for a little while.
You know why she didn’t remember exactly how we met? Because I set it all up that’s why! It was super easy too! I really ought to send Michael Eisner and whoever else is at Disney a big fucking thank you card for pretty much putting out a playbook on how to hunt…sorry attract certain women. In this age of entitled self-absorbed over sharing (he’s giving me a pretty mean look) princesses, it was ridiculously easy. You know the hardest part for me? Finding one that wasn’t such a freaking “Bambi-ite”. For real people, nature isn’t green; Nature is BLOOD RED. If you’re reading Dogmen stories I hope you have a good grip on that, cause (sic) nobody’s coming to save you. EVERYTHING in nature kills and eats everything else. Why should people be any different? Times get tough, Bambi eats thumper. Cryptids need to eat too, why not a readily available food supply? To be honest, I think they’re more territorial anyway. You want to lure one out? Want to piss it off enough to hunt or trap it? Better figure out a way to make it so mad it can’t think straight and comes after you, or a handy assistant as the case may warrant.
Some of you are wondering how I pay for all of this? Well it’s not as hard as you think. Step 1 is find a lucrative niche, and Step 2 is to capitalize. Engineers do make pretty good money. I’m exceptionally financially fit thanks to several lucrative patent rights and some smart investing (Thanks Bitcoin).
Last thing, I am disappointed in some of the comments especially from the people listening. Overall, the reader’s comments were better. People reading it for themselves seemed to grasp it better than those who had it read to them. Pursuant to the rules of NoSleep, everything BickisMyPen’sname writes is quite true, it just doesn’t always happen to him. Sometimes he pieces the stories together from interviews, or diaries. Oftentimes he is one of the participants but he writes himself out. He’s made quite the hobby of trying to scare you, so I can understand why he would want to tell about my exploits after all. I hope you can appreciate the great lengths he goes to, to accurately describe and relate these events to you.
Let’s see, to sum it all up. Yes, she was the bait. The OP conveys true and original material. The story didn’t end in the middle, my friend the OP ended it there because that is where the recording on her phone ended. He knows the rest of the story, but he gets off on knowing you could be terrified that (more air quotes folks) “The Monster” is still out there and it could be coming for you.
That one isn’t, it was a rogue, a lone male; good size, not bad for my first cryptid. That one won’t be coming after anything, but there’s much worse things out there. There’s an Alpha Pack Leader up there that made me hire a construction crew to come out and armor up my cabin. Those of you familiar with “The Siege of Lockett Ranch” that shit ain’t(sic) going to be happening to me. Maybe at the end of my story I’ll tell the people how to fortify their homes. I do have to say, I’m glad I only had to tango with the one. If it had been that Alpha, or even if it had had a mate; well I don’t think I’d be here telling you the rest of this story right now.
In any case, let’s have some Scotch and get back to it. Jesus Christ! Ice and ginger ale in a fifteen year old single malt scotch; and you call me a Monster. Well never mind, just come on; people want to know about my dangerous game hunts.
Fact: In the past half century there has only been three recorded fatal predatory wolf attacks on humans.
Fact: The Beast of Gevauden is credited with 210 human attacks; 113 victims died, and 98 were devoured.
Though the beast was never identified it was described as a ‘Larger than Average Wolf’. It was said to be much larger than a wolf, with a reddish coloration and an unbearable smell, as well as teeth bigger than those of a normal wolf. Sound familiar?
It too was put down by a better than average hunter, Monsieur Jean Chastel. So really, you should be thanking me. France keeps the best records on this (wolf attacks), but the Norwegians aren’t far behind. A worldwide 2002 study by the Norwegian Institute of Nature Research showed that 90% of victims of predatory wolf attacks were children under the age of 18, especially under the age of 10. In the rare cases where adults were killed, the victims were almost always women.
Unfortunately, I didn’t exactly have somewhere where I could just grab up an orphan or two now could I? A diminutive female was next best option, and far less suspicious.
Now let me ask you: What do you think it means that wolves are credited with so few fatalities? Do you think these Apex predators that competed with us for food for millennia, and that survived with us through the last ice age, just gave up on attacking us? Do you really believe that wolves that continue to plague Eastern Europe and Asia, are somehow just so scared of Man that they leave us alone?
Few recorded kills means one of two things. Either it truly isn’t happening, or…they’re really good at it.
Fact: On average there are 90,000 missing persons in the USA at any given time.
Fact: Michigan has nearly twice as many missing people per capita as all of its neighboring states.
Fact: Dead people can’t file attack reports.
Chastel tracked The Beast of Gevauden into the mountains, its stomach still contained the remains of its last human kill. Corbett literally found the Champawat tigress by following the trail of blood and limbs from her latest victim; a teenaged girl. As prolific as those killer beasts were, it was these thoughts that made me wonder how much more prolific would their runs have been had they laid low? If the beasts were tactical enough to cover their tracks; like they were in the beginning, how long could they have gone on for? If they hadn’t grown so brazen, how many people could they have continued to prey upon?
Why am I telling you all of this? It’s because it was this line of thinking that lead me to hunting cryptids in the first place. It would be (is) insanely easy for something to prey on us. Dogmen, werewolves, vampires, reanimated corpses of every shape and variety, as I myself have demonstrated; it’s easy.
Well Alright, let’s get to the Dogman.
Let’s see it all started when I was feeling particularly bored. You see, as I mentioned before; I am financially well-endowed but not ludicrously so. Everyone has to know their limits. I had been working my way through the American Grand Slam when I realized how ridiculously bored I was. The hunts just weren’t holding the same thrill for me as they were before.
Let me interrupt your thoughts, this isn’t a segue into ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ I was just feeling a little under challenged. I had actually put up my rifles and was hunting brown bear with a traditional bow. The costs of repeat trips to Alaska getting onto bear and hunting a trophy was in the tens of thousands of dollars, and I just wasn’t feeling it. No matter how close I was to the massive creatures, no matter how dangerous they appeared, I just didn’t feel challenged.
How crazy is that, right? Here are the largest land predators on earth (or so I thought), and I’m armed with what is essentially a spring and a pointy stick. I don’t know. I guess something inside of me had broken. I still loved guns. I could talk all day about a beautiful Ruger Model 1 in .280 Remington that used to bring down all of the deer and one of the caribou species in North America. Or we could admire the 10 gauge Browning Gold I use to pass shoot snow geese and big Canadians (yup the same one I refit as a self-defense gun. If you think a 12 gauge has stopping power, try a 10 sometime; and hold on!). Would you like to hear about the .460 Weatherby I used to put down the Dogman? I bet you would. We’ll get there.
So there I was, feeling particularly bored. Our friend the OP here was out collecting material for some fresh nightmare, and so I just started surfing the web. I was bored with North America. Sure there was dangerous game, but I wanted something tumultuous. I wanted to pit myself against something that even with a rifle, it had a really good chance at taking me down.
So of course I started looking to Africa. Why not? I had the rifle for it. Not to brag, but the custom shop over at Weatherby does immaculate work. My .460 Weatherby Mag. It costs more than a lot of people’s cars. Weatherby put that cartridge out in 1957 and for almost thirty years it was the most powerful commercially available rifle in the world. It will stop a charging Cape Buffalo, trust me.
Still, something didn’t seem right. I wanted that trip to be something special, maybe the trip that would be my last big hurrah. I think a lot of it boiled down to I was having trouble finding ethical hunts. Now I know a lot of you are pretty incredulous about that, and I may be a lot of things; but I’m no poacher. What happened to XXXXX(Redacted) is many ways her own fault. Sure I’ll admit to putting her in some precarious situations, but all I did was make the offer; she acted it out every step of the way. I believe in fair chase. I didn’t want a canned hunt. I don’t shoot fish in a barrel, I didn’t want to go hunt something just to kill it. I wanted the thrill of the chase, especially when I knew that something might stalk me back.
When I couldn’t find something that seemed like a good fit, for whatever reason I started looking at South American hunts. I had been thinking of grabbing XXXXX (BickisMyPensName) and doing some bird hunting with him if work could afford to let me get away. I get eight weeks of paid vacation per year, but it’s rare for me to use even half of it.
I made some phone calls and soon enough I was on my way down to South America. I had converted an old break action H&R 20 gauge to fire tranquilizer dart sabots using ultra low powder rounds. Luckily, I had very little trouble getting the firearm through customs. That hasn’t always been the case. As an American you never know quite how much freedom you have until you start to visit different parts of the world. The OP is also quite the accomplished hunter and doing some wing shooting together might have been enough to get out of my doldrums. You never know what kind of weird shit you’ll get into with this guy around
I was looking through sites when I came across something interesting. A jaguar was attacking livestock in Uruguay. Seems like the locals didn’t know what do since they wanted to protect the feline, but they also didn’t want it eating their livestock. Personally, once it had taken something from me, I would have three S’d the situation and been done with it, but they’re endangered so I can sort of see why they would want to keep it breeding.
When I arrived at the village, I checked my gear and went to a little clearing and set up some targets on the edge of town. This brought no end of amusement to the locals. Seeing a guy hold one inch groups with a break action 20 gauge at 50yds was pretty impressive it seems. To be honest, I think my eyes are starting to go, too much time at a desk in front of a computer screen. As a teen using the same iron sites, the villagers would have seen just a large ragged hole. Oh well, none of us live forever, and it was close enough. If I didn’t get within 30 yards with these rounds it wasn’t going to matter, the dart might just bounce off.
Uruaguay has fairly decent gun laws, and some of the villagers were better equipped for jaguar hunting than I was. Then again I wasn’t going out to kill it. Some of the more brash young men wanted me to show them how I had made the tranquilizer loads and to show them how to make some of their own. I showed them. Really it was no skin off my ass, so why the hell not. I think maybe it was a good way to impress the Senoritas.
Whatever the case, I showed them. I took a meal with them, and then I stayed in a guest house that had been set aside for me. I wanted to get some sleep so that I could be well rested for tomorrow. Jaguars are mostly nocturnal and I wanted to scout where it had been haunting during the day. At dinner the locals had been telling me it had been getting braver. It had been spooking horses and they have some smaller cattle down there that had recently calved, and were concerned the new baby cows would be too delicious for the predatory cat to stay away from.
All of that could wait until the morning. Now it was time to try and rest. I wasn’t going to be much good to anyone if I was a zombie and too out of it to track. The locals said they had some dogs, but I really wasn’t about to trust some untrained curs with my life. For all I know they would start barking and scare the cat off before I could get in range.
I laid in the bunk provided for me pulled my hat over my eyes and slowly drifted into a light sleep. I must have only dosed for a couple of hours when I heard a piercing scream. I rushed to the noise, gun in hand, a small group of the locals had converged on the attack site.
The big cat had escalated, skipping from calves to kids. A young girl had been taken. The villagers wanted to go track it down, but were fearful of going after the cat in the darkness, and fearful that even after attacking a girl the Government would not look kindly on them hunting and killing the cat.
Suddenly, all eyes were on me.
“I will go after it.” I proclaimed to the group. “There is little hope the child is still alive, but if she is, I will bring her back.”
And with that I started into the jungle. It was worst possible timing. I was dead on my feet exhausted. The animal had every possible advantage. I was outmatched and out maneuvered. I was loving it! I was running on pure adrenaline. The only thing keeping me tethered was the yapping of the dogs around me.
The villagers had released them thinking they might be of some aide to me. Two medium size dogs not even lab size and one small one basically a toy breed. I felt safer already…
I had no misconceptions that the child was still alive. Jaguars attack from behind. Unlike other big cats they crush the brain or the base of the spine when they attack, no suffocation, no chance she was hanging on. Nevertheless, I followed the dogs into the night. The air in the pitch black jungle was thick and heavy. Strange Calls echoed thru the night. The two larger dogs ahead of me suddenly cut ahead just as I got to a little clearing nearing the edge of the water.
Not good. Jaguars are excellent swimmers. They eat the damn caiman if they’re in the mood. The small dog next to me had stopped barking and had instead opted to stand beside me shivering. I was about to make my move to the water’s edge when I heard it.
The first dog went down. There was some brief thrashing and snarls, I can only imagine that the other dog prolonged the suffering of his partner by another couple seconds or so before the lithe attacks of the cat brought it down. With his partner down, the second dog didn’t have much of a chance. I heard its snarls for a bit longer before the jaguars screams of triumph filled the night.
I was now alone with a rat dog in the South American jungle with a killer jaguar prowling around.
It. Was. Exhilarating.
The feeling was tremendous. I crouched down against the nearest thick tree and cocked the hammer on the shotgun. The trembling excuse for a dog now huddled up to me pissing itself. There was no way out.
The jaguar had us completely surrounded. It could attack from all sides or from above. I could feel its presence more than see or hear it. Death knew I was there, just not my exact position. Any movement from my position would provoke an attack. Staying throughout the night would mean it would wait until I was too tired and weary and then attack. The adrenaline running through my veins was powerful but it wasn’t limitless.
That’s when it struck me. He was full, and still stalking me. He wasn’t attacking out of hunger, at least not anymore. The girl and the two dogs would have been meal enough if that had been the case. No, this one was territorial. The dogs and I had invaded its territory. It had found us with the noise we had made, and then closed in until its night vision gave it the advantage.
I stood up to get a better vantage. The tree wouldn’t provide much protection but hopefully it would cover my ass long enough for me to figure out how to use its aggression against it. I had to shift my weight to stand up. Fortunately, I stepped on the paw of the dog wannabe.
It gave a pitiful yelp. As if on que, the Jaguar roared in response. The deep throaty roar into a snarl silenced all of the other night life around me.
That was it! The dog would give me the edge I needed. Sorry pup. I stepped on its paw again. The pitiful thing yelped again, but it wouldn’t leave my side. As if on cue the answering roar returned. This time 20 yds away on the opposite side. Damn! It was moving so fast. It was time to make my move.
I pulled out road flares I keep in my hunting vest. I always have them in case to signal or start a fire. I ignited one then stepped on the dog’s tail.
Roar! Crack-hiss! Every time it roared from a new position, I lit and threw out a flare in that direction. The bright lights might not hinder its night vision, but it might give me enough light to see for my single shot. I made a half circle around us and then gave the dog a final step. It whimpered hideously not daring to fight back or even leave.
The flares left one path of darkness between us and the jaguar. I turned and walked towards the water. I crouched waiting for the feline hunter to come for me. I sat there motionless. My gun raised, I scanned the embankment and the water for the sure sign that Death was approaching.
My breath was shallow, cold sweat dripped all over my body.
Something wasn’t right.
If it was coming this way. What was going on? I had covered all the routes hadn’t I? Then it hit me, as soon as the thought rose half formed in my mind I swiveled and fired toward the tree tops.
Jaguars are great climbers and can pounce from above.
Fact: Most tranquilizer darts take ten minutes to act.
Fact: Most tranquilizer darts use a ketamine cocktail specially measured for the size of the animal.
Fact: I am a fucking brilliant engineer and I wasn’t going to trade my life for some stupid jungle cat that wanted a piece of my ass.
My cocktail is equal parts, sedative, tranquilizer, and paralytic. It works faster than you can say ‘Hey does this smell like chloroform?’
Fast enough to save my life, but not fast enough to keep the claws of that thing from tearing gashes in my arms. It would take weeks to heal. My heirloom shotgun… not so lucky. There was no way that my grandfather could know that one day after he gave it to my father; my father would give it to me and years later it would save my life. The damn cat’s jaws nearly crushed it. It certainly pinched it tightly enough that I couldn’t work the release lever to break it open. I now had a club and an unconscious jaguar.
Fucker must have weighed 250lbs easy. I’ve had worse drags but none came to mind as tugged on the rope tied around that bastard’s throat. Hot sticky blood occasionally would trickle out of my arm wounds. All in all, I was less than a half mile from the village. I’ve dragged deer for miles up hill and didn’t feel as exhausted as I returned to the village.
When I got to the village I found the mother and father of girl. I gave them my hunting knife, and pointed them at the cat. They had the right to first refusal after all. Her mother, her mother stabbed it while wailing. I passed out.
Lucky me, they treated me with real medicine. Nice stinging iodine in my open cuts. I swear if I hadn’t been unconscious I would have died of shock. Two and half days I laid there barely moving. If I had been one of the villagers I would have taken bets.
When I woke up, I was ravenous. They had memorialized the girl and “peace” had returned to the village. I didn’t see her parents nor any sign of the jaguar. I’m guessing they figured out how to shoot shovel and shut up after all.
That night there was a feast, they had slaughtered a calf for the whole village. Asado, I think it was called. It was excellent. I forgot how good cooking over real wood tastes. Afterwards, the village witchdoctor, for lack of a better term, made iowaska. I’ve never tripped before, it was quite the experience. I saw things that I’ve never known. The shaman guided me. He showed me things I could never dream of. At the height of my journey, I saw them. Cryptids, creatures and beasts of all sorts. Mainly, I saw Dogmen. I saw packs of them. I saw them in places I knew and places I didn’t. Places I’ve hunted since I was a child. I floated just beyond their perception, though; they may have sensed me. I saw myself fighting the jaguar while I saw the Dogmen. That’s when I knew. No more boredom for me.
I had to hunt Cryptids. I had to hunt a Dogman.
[Part 1 as Dictated to BickisMyPensName]
The Return Part 2
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How a bitcoin powered CS:GO team is conquering the European eSports scene

How a bitcoin powered CS:GO team is conquering the European eSports scene
For less than a year, the Bulgarian CS:GO team Outlaws succeeded in winning international tournaments and ranked in the top 40 professional teams in the world. The team has participated in 10 international competitions and won 4 first places. Among the most prestigious awards comes the first-place cup from ESL Southeast Europe Championship (SEC) – a tournament for Eastern European teams, which took place in Serbia at the end of 2016. The team has won with 16:0 against the Greek team Netland.
The bitcoin powered team Outlaws is presented by 5 players: Ivan “Rock1nG” Stratiev, Teodor “Spellan))” Nikolov, Tsvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov, Preslav “acl” Pavlov and Petar “Partodis” Cholakov leaded by their manager Lachezar Lazarov. During a tournament in Bulgaria called Game Evolution, the boys were noticed by UltraPlay, leading Bulgarian company providing software products for eSports betting and bitcoin solutions, which decided to create the team Outlaws. The players fulfilled the company’s expectation with the awards winnings for a short period of time. They receive invitations or qualify for international tournaments and already participated in competitions held in Helsinki, Belgrad, London, as in Bulgaria they participate in every big CS:GO tournament and traditionally are ranked in the top 3 places.
“Our goal is to be part of the most prestigious global tournaments, so-called majors, which are held four times a year and are watched by millions of eSports fans worldwide and prize pools are huge. Our participation in these tournaments will instantly climb us into top 30 of the best teams in the world", says team manager Lachezar Lazarov.
To qualify and win CS:GO tournaments, boys train eight hours on average every day, play alone or together against international teams which they meet during the competitions.
Outlaws recently participated in Let’s Play Spring tournament, which was held in Sofia, Bulgaria and is traditionally organized by one of the leading online TV channels for gaming news and events - Gplaytv. Outlaws managed to qualify in the finals among 30 other teams. On international level, Outlaws is preparing for the upcoming qualification for the final of the so-called Legend Series, which will take place this month. Finalists will compete in Hamburg in April and the prize fund amounts is €6,000.
Interest in e-sports is constantly growing. In the past year over 4000 eSports tournaments have taken place, this year their number is expected to grow to 5500. There is an estimated core audience of 131 million eSports fans and a further 125 million occasional viewers who tune into the big international events. Due to the large audience that follows or is involved in eSports competitions, many well-known companies become advertisers or sponsors of startups in the industry.
About Outlaws:
Outlaws is a Bulgarian professional CS:GO team represented by 5 players: Ivan “Rock1nG” Stratiev, Teodor “Spellan))” Nikolov, Tsvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov, Preslav “acl” Pavlov and Petar “Partodis” Cholakov leaded by their manager Lachezar Lazarov. Outlaws keeps on winning international tournaments and is ranked in the top 40 professional CS:GO teams in the world. Outlaws, which was launched in September by UltraPlay, has now won four gaming tournaments in a row. After winning ESL Southeast European Championship in November the team won Adria Masters and Counter-Strike Champions League Season 5 and HLTV Xmas Cup 2016. The Bulgarian gamers are definitely one of the most talented and promising rising stars of the eSports scene. Learn more about Outlaws in the official website and facebook page of the team:
About UltraPlay:
UltraPlay is a modern technological company, founded in 2010, with the core ambition to offer innovative approach to the online gaming industry by providing advanced betting solutions, focused on eSports, sports betting, casino, live betting and bitcoin solutions. Assembled by a team of iGaming professionals with vast experience in betting product development, operations, eSports and marketing, UltraPlay is a trusted partner for delivering superior sports software and odds products to its customers. Learn more:
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10/19: Jeff Berwick outlines in the Dollar Vigilante the New Crypto Order including: XBT, ETH, EOS and the US$ debt transfer.

I’ve said it before and I have to say it again. I am shocked at how fast everything is moving.
When we started The Dollar Vigilante in 2010 we only wrote one issue per month and each month I’d have to think quite hard about the important issues to cover. There just wasn’t that much happening on a month to month basis.
Now, I have to literally filter through dozens of important things that have just occurred and try to select a few of them to focus on or this newsletter would be 100+ pages long.
The crypto space has become an entire topic on its own with so much happening that we are looking to bring on even more people onto the TDV team with a focus on cryptos, ICOs and trading. This will likely result in an add-on newsletter to TDV because just covering this space alone is worth 50 pages per month in research and analysis (I’ll briefly mention a number of interesting developments further below though). Stay tuned for more on that.
In the bitcoin space alone, ignoring all the other cryptos & ICOs, so much has occurred in just the last month.
The criminal Chinese government shut down three of the world’s largest exchanges and banned ICOs. JPMorgan has been attacking bitcoin as a fraud - which is laughable coming from that bunch. And the New York Agreement signatories proceeded further with the scheduled SegWit2x hard fork (which Juan Galt will cover in depth in this issue).
You’d think with all that happening and the uncertainty surrounding yet another bitcoin fork it would have seriously hurt the price of bitcoin.
Nope, bitcoin nearly doubled in the last month. Bitcoin just don’t care.
As I write, bitcoin is trading at $5600 after hitting a new all-time high of $5,844.18 on Sunday.
For the last three months I mentioned numerous times that I liked the short term prospects of bitcoin over the entire cryptocurrency space as a whole. And that has turned out to be correct as bitcoin has risen from a low of 37.82% dominance in the sector in June to 54.45% now.
The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies excluding bitcoin has fallen from $97 billion at the beginning of September to $79 billion today.
Meanwhile, bitcoin itself currently sits near $94 billion in market cap. It was only one year ago today that bitcoin had a market cap of just over $10 billion meaning it has increased nearly 1,000% in the last year in both market cap and price.
Not a bad year!
I recall many TDV subscribers lamenting how they had missed out on bitcoin after it had skyrocketed to $150 in 2013 after starting the year near $15. I said then that it was definitely not too late to get in.
The same happened after bitcoin surged through $1,000. And, I said the same, “it’s not too late.” When bitcoin hit $3,000 I said the same.
With it now near $6,000 I am telling you it is not too late. Here’s the main reason:
This is a chart of the money supply or value of gold, bitcoin, Chinese yuan, Japanese yen, euro and the US dollar.
You’ll notice one stands out as being miniscule. Bitcoin.
Gold is the next closest to bitcoin with a total value of approximately $7 trillion.
If bitcoin, which many including myself consider to be the digital version of gold were to one day be valued the same as gold it would have to rise 80x to a value, in today’s dollars, of over $450,000.
If bitcoin were ever to supplant the US dollar as a currency it’d have to rise nearly two-fold above that, for nearly $1 million per bitcoin.
Will it ever get there? Well, there is absolutely no way to know. And, if it does, it will take a long while.
Does it have the potential? Yes, absolutely. If we continue to live in a digital world and the fiat currencies of the world’s most indebted and bankrupt companies return to their intrinsic value of $0, then bitcoin would be the frontrunner to become the new world currency even more than gold due to all of its ease of use benefits.
It’s not going to get there without a fight though. And I expect nothing but volatility, crisis and chaos in the years ahead.
But consider the fact that there are only a total of 21 million bitcoins that will ever be available.
Some data shows that there are over 15 million millionaires in the world today. What if each one of them wanted to own just two bitcoins. There wouldn’t be enough.
And what if many of those millionaires begin to realize the entire fiat currency system was on the verge of collapse? The panic buying that would ensue would rise bitcoin, and to a lesser extent gold, to levels so high that sellers would eventually stop accepting fiat currencies whatsoever in exchange for bitcoin.
That’s where we could be headed.
In the meantime, though, with a rise of 1,000% in the last year a sizeable pullback is clearly possible.
Will it happen anytime soon? Truthfully, everything I am seeing says no.
Bitcoin, which once was just known by a few of us crazy people here around The Dollar Vigilante is now talked about at every level of business, banking and politics across the world… and a lot of the conversation is, “How do we get some?”
And, did I mention, the entire cryptocurrency space is moving forward at light speed.
Considering I was one of the only people talking about blockchain about three years ago it is incredible to see the speed in which this technology is accelerating.
Russia has flip flopped on bitcoin countless times now and has just announced it will be r eleasing its own CryptoRuble (CR). Of course, it will be nothing like bitcoin as it cannot be mined and will be issued and controlled by the Russian mafia (government). CR can be exchanged for regular Rubles at any time — however, if the holder is unable to explain the origin of the CR then a 13% extortion tax will be levied.
China may be following in Russia’s footsteps as the Director of the Digital Currency Research Institute under the People’s Bank of China hinted towards the creation of a state-backed cryptocurrency.
I expect most fiat currencies to become digital over time which will make most people accustomed to using digital currencies… from there it is only a click away to trade in or out of bitcoin and the myriad of other decentralized cryptocurrencies.
Coinshares, the issuer behind the world’s first Bitcoin Exchange Traded Note (ETN), has announced that they will be launching the world’s first Ether ETN on the Nasdaq Stockholm.
The Dubai Land Department — the government arm responsible for the registration and organization of real estate in the emirate — is now processing and implementing all real estate transactions on a blockchain, with the ultimate goal to have all Dubai properties recorded on a blockchain within the next 2-3 years.
This is one area in which I have no trouble with the government using blockchain technology: in the recording of property rights and activities. It will, over time, make government unnecessary in such activities and will enable the economy to transact with more trust and less expense in the form of lawyers.
Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, has confirmed that 63% of central banks are working with Ethereum. Moreover, 44% of public institutions and 50,000 developers are building applications on the platform.
IBM has announced a partnership with Stellar Lumens , a blockchain-based payment processing company, to move money across borders throughout the South Pacific. Merchants and consumers will be able to send money to another country in near real-time, accelerating a payments process that typically takes days.
IBM hopes to use the blockchain network to process up to 60% of all cross-border payments in the South Pacific’s retail foreign exchange corridors by early 2018. The Stellar Lumens coin appreciated 150% after the announcement.
Basecoin, a form of stable coin, has attracted investment from some of Silicon Valley’s largest funds including 1confirmation, Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Digital Currency Group, MetaStable Capital, Pantera Capital and PolyChain Capital.
Basecoin is lauded by investors for its unique approach to what's been called the "holy grail" of cryptocurrency – a digital asset able to keep its value free from volatility. The basecoin protocol can be pegged to the value of any asset or basket of assets, dynamically adjusting its market price through the creative use of a combination of tokens.
Grid+, the blockchain-based company aiming to provide consumers with direct access to wholesale energy markets, has partnered with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Japan’s largest energy utility.
TEPCO aims to leverage its partnership to learn about the potential benefits of Ethereum for decentralizing the exchange of energy, while Grid+ hopes to learn how to refine its algorithms to purchase cheaper energy.
Winding Tree, a decentralized market for travel booking, has announced a partnership with Lufthansa, the largest German airline. The Winding Tree ICO starts on November 1.
And, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has confirmed that his security token exchange, tZERO, will be pursuing an ICO sometime before Thanksgiving. Byrne suggested that the ICO could raise as much as $500m, which would be double the record for an ICO raise.
I interviewed Patrick Byrne on Anarchast last month. You can see that here.
And, Vanuatu this month announced that it will accept bitcoin in exchange for citizenship— 44 bitcoin to be exact .
And we barely mentioned any of the ICO news. That’s a whole other area on its own.
I wanted to post this chart, though, of the main ICO’s return to date.
As can be seen, buying a small amount of certain ICOs, which have had returns of 10x, 100x and even 1,000x can be very profitable but you do need to be careful.
We’ll continue to cover them here and are increasing our research and analysis resources dramatically to do so.
Speaking of ICOs we have had a rough start with EOS which unfortunately, at the moment, is on the right side (loss side) of the above chart.
Many subscribers asked me to interview Dan Larimer again and, as I always try to do, I obliged.
This interview is exclusive to subscribers for the next 48 hours and then we will put it live to the public.
Here is the video .
*This video was also livestreamed on the TDV subscribers only Facebook Group here . Due to many things happening so quickly we don’t have time to even email out alerts like this but try to post if we can in the FB group. I realize some people don’t like FBIbook for obvious reasons but even just having a sock (fake) account set-up to access the group gets you access to a lot of valuable realtime info.
To summarize, Dan believes the drop in the price of EOS isn’t due to their long ICO period but mostly attributable to the Chinese ban on ICOs. According to Dan, 50% of buying was coming from China.
I’ve seen a number of people on the internet and even amongst subscribers questioning EOS. That is fairly normal.
I was one of the only people in the world lauding bitcoin at $3 in 2011 and still to this day people say it is a scam, a ponzi scheme or a fraud. I obviously stopped listening to them a long time ago.
When I first featured Ethereum in January 2016 near $2 there was a lot of criticism… and while it did rise to the $10 level fairly quickly afterwards it plateaued there for nearly a year bringing out a lot of catcalls about how it was dead.
It wasn’t.
So, with EOS, it has gotten off to a rocky start but it is also very early stage… and I have said that. However, by the time it is launched in June the price will likely be dramatically higher. So, you can wait and pay more later when the world realizes what a huge advance it is or you can get in early and take a few lumps waiting for the market to realize its value.
Dan Larimer outlined a lot of good information on EOS in our interview but afterwards, off the record, he went into detail on many of the projects they are working on… and I can tell you, they have ‘world changing” written all over them.
The market doesn’t know or realize a lot of it. And EOS has an absolutely massive bankroll, in the hundreds of millions of dollars, to bring all their projects (which are all related to or linked with EOS) to market.
And Dan has an amazing vision. He understands what the market needs and wants - which is often a downfall of most techies - and knows how to get there.
He announced this week in the official Telegram channel that EOS will be the first blockchain with unprecedented sub-second block times of 500 milliseconds and sub-second last irreversible block (LIB) providing finality. In other words, the time between a user sending a transaction or a command and being included in the blockchain could be consistently under a second compared to 10 minutes on Bitcoin.
So, with a market capitalization of $400 million currently - and a bankroll of almost the same amount - to me this is a no brainer lottery ticket.
Sure, like any new product it may fail. But, it may also succeed… and has a good chance of doing so in my opinion. And, if it does, we’ll laugh at how cheap it currently is for the opportunity.
In other words, stick with it and if you bought earlier at higher levels look to average down.
Like I said, A LOT is going on in the crypto space. It isn’t going to go away overnight no matter how many times Peter Schiff says it will.
Make sure to stick with us here at The Dollar Vigilante, the only financial newsletter in the world that has covered bitcoin and cryptos since 2011. Still to this day most financial newsletters don’t even cover this space… or even avoid it.
Their, and their subscribers, loss. Keep this in mind with bitcoin, too. Since bitcoin was launched in 2009 it has actually been in a near-state of hyperinflation… a type of hyperinflation that was necessary in order to widely distribute the coins. That time of high inflation is nearly over just as quite a large part of the world is just waking up to bitcoin.
What happens when increased demand meets decreasing supply? I think we all know the answer to that basic economics question.
So many other things have happened in the last two weeks but we only have so much time and mindspace to cover it all.
I didn’t even touch on what was quite obviously a false flag in Las Vegas. All the typical 9/11 type scenarios have occurred along with a storyline from the LameStream Media and the government that make zero sense.
Insiders sold stock of MGM prior to the event? Check .
A surge in buying in ammunition starting on 9/11 leading up to the event? Check.
Eyewitness to multiple shooters dead? Check .
Predictive programming? Check… as I’ll outline here.
It is well known by many that Hollywood and the music industry are largely controlled by elites. In fact it also well known that many popular stars are used for predictive programming purposes to influence the opinions of the masses.
It appears as if country singer Jason Aldean is one of these celebrities that is being used to convey subliminal messages along with others.
As we have come to learn, many of the nefarious plots that are planned by elites are planned decades in advance if not scores of years. With that in mind, there exists an Illuminati card game that contains a “Las Vegas” card. On this card are depicted a jack and ace, something you might see in a game of black jack, along with a picture of a sun.
The game created in 1996 has predicted multiple false flags and operations carried out by the elite including the Pentagon blowing up and 9/11.
In blackjack, the jack has the value “10” the ace has the value 1 or 11. In this case, it appears the symbology used on this card is conveying that the value of this ace is “1” - A is the first letter of the alphabet and in numerology - which the elites strongly believe in - it has the value “1”.
So when you put the two values together you end up with 10/1 - the same day the Las Vegas shooting occurred. Coincidence?
Well, if that was all coincidence, which it very likely wasn’t, what’s more, is that Jason Aldean has a nearly identical tattoo that depicts a jack and ace plus his initials are also “JA” the same exact letters. Also, Aldean has a picture of a black sun in the same tattoo. Likewise, sun symbology is heavily used on Jason’s website and album cover artwork.
As many of our enlightened readers probably know, the sun is worshiped by many secret societies, perhaps most famously, the freemasons.
Remember, this game has existed for more than 20 years. So, the Las Vegas shooting has probably been years in the making.
Just take a look at what went on with MK Ultra and the history of such government operations such as Project Mockingbird. This kind of manipulation has been going on for a long time.
Another one of Jason’s tattoos is a black cross depicting a red star - a pentagram - in the center of it.
And as many people know, many of the Illuminati elites worship satan or have Luciferian beliefs of some kind.
And, I didn’t even mention the location of the event, right in front of the giant black pyramid and numerous occult symbology… I get into this in a soon to be released Anarchast episode with Mark Passio.
Just remember nothing happens by accident.
Same ol’, same ol’.
If there is one heartening thing I’ve noticed is that a lot more people are questioning these events. Ten years ago when I was adamant that 9/11 was an inside job false flag death ritual most people thought I was crazy. Now, many agree.
And now, many are questioning these events… a positive in my opinion.
What will occur in the next two weeks prior to our next issue? I think it’s a safe bet to say “lots”.
So far we have made it through September and halfway through October with no market crash. As I write the Dow we just crossed 23,000.
The number 23 is quite an occult number . Could the powers behind the scene be targeting 23,000 before a planned crash?
We’ll have to wait and see. As you’ll see below, though, Ed Bugos is not giving up on “the big short.”
I’ll be in Austin for the Texas Bitcoin Conference on October 28th and 29th. You can get a discount to the conference by using the code “Anarchast”. And then I’ll be going to Lisbon, Portugal for Steemfest from November 1st to 5th.
And, of course, don’t forget about Anarchapulco from February 15-17th, then Cryptopulco on February 18th and the TDV Internationalization & Investment Summit on February 19th!
For those mostly interested in cryptocurrency, finance and investment, Cryptopulco and the TDV Summit the next day are the events to go to.
You can check out the websites to see all the amazing speakers lined up including Trace Mayer, Roger Ver, Bruce Fenton, Dan Larimer and many, many others.
And, unlike many other conferences most of the speakers will be around the entire week, and often poolside, where you can casually chat. That also includes myself, Ed Bugos, Juan Galt, Luis Fernando Mises and the rest of the team from TDV.
Phew. So much going on… but we are happy to be one of your trusted sources to help you survive and prosper through it all.
Thank you for that! And thank you for subscribing!
Jeff Berwick
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07-01 05:32 - 'How Hitler Defied the International Bankers' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/snowball600 removed from /r/Bitcoin within 120-130min

Here is a good article i found
Many people take joy in saying Wall Street and Jewish bankers "financed Hitler." There is plenty of documented evidence that Wall Street and Jewish bankers did indeed help finance Hitler at first, partly because it allowed the bankers to get rich (as I will describe below) and partly in order to control Stalin. However, when Germany broke free from the bankers, the bankers declared a world war against Germany.
When we look at all the facts, the charge that "Jews financed Hitler" becomes irrelevant. Los Angeles Attorney Ellen Brown discusses this topic in her book Web Of Debt. . .
When Hitler came to power, Germany was hopelessly broke. The Treaty of Versailles had imposed crushing reparations on the German people, demanding that Germans repay every nation's costs of the war. These costs totaled three times the value of all the property in Germany.
Private currency speculators caused the German mark to plummet, precipitating one of the worst runaway inflations in modern times. A wheelbarrow full of 100 billion-mark banknotes could not buy a loaf of bread. The national treasury was empty. Countless homes and farms were lost to speculators and to private (Jewish controlled) banks. Germans lived in hovels. They were starving.
Nothing like this had ever happened before - the total destruction of the national currency, plus the wiping out of people's savings and businesses. On top of this came a global depression. Germany had no choice but to succumb to debt slavery under international (mainly Jewish) bankers until 1933, when the National Socialists came to power. At that point the German government thwarted the international banking cartels by issuing its own money. World Jewry responded by declaring a global boycott against Germany.
Hitler began a national credit program by devising a plan of public works that included flood control, repair of public buildings and private residences, and construction of new roads, bridges, canals, and port facilities. All these were paid for with money that no longer came from the private international bankers.
The projected cost of these various programs was fixed at one billion units of the national currency. To pay for this, the German government (not the international bankers) issued bills of exchange, called Labor Treasury Certificates. In this way the National Socialists put millions of people to work, and paid them with Treasury Certificates.
Under the National Socialists, Germany's money wasn't backed by gold (which was owned by the international bankers). It was essentially a receipt for labor and materials delivered to the government. Hitler said, "For every mark issued, we required the equivalent of a mark's worth of work done, or goods produced." The government paid workers in Certificates. Workers spent those Certificates on other goods and services, thus creating more jobs for more people. In this way the German people climbed out of the crushing debt imposed on them by the international bankers.
Within two years, the unemployment problem had been solved, and Germany was back on its feet. It had a solid, stable currency, with no debt, and no inflation, at a time when millions of people in the United States and other Western countries (controlled by international bankers) were still out of work. Within five years, Germany went from the poorest nation in Europe to the richest.
Germany even managed to restore foreign trade, despite the international bankers' denial of foreign credit to Germany, and despite the global boycott by Jewish-owned industries. Germany succeeded in this by exchanging equipment and commodities directly with other countries, using a barter system that cut the bankers out of the picture. Germany flourished, since barter eliminates national debt and trade deficits. (Venezuela does the same thing today when it trades oil for commodities, plus medical help, and so on. Hence the bankers are trying to squeeze Venezuela.)
Germany's economic freedom was short-lived; but it left several monuments, including the famous Autobahn, the world's first extensive superhighway.
Hjalmar Schacht, a Rothschild agent who was temporarily head of the German central bank, summed it up thus. . . An American banker had commented, "Dr. Schacht, you should come to America. We've lots of money and that's real banking." Schacht replied, "You should come to Berlin. We don't have money. That's real banking."
(Schact, the Rothschild agent, actually supported the private international bankers against Germany, and was rewarded by having all charges against him dropped at the Nuremberg trials.)
This economic freedom made Hitler extremely popular with the German people. Germany was rescued from English economic theory, which says that all currency must be borrowed against the gold owned by a private and secretive banking cartel ~ such as the Federal Reserve, or the Central Bank of Europe ~ rather than issued by the government for the benefit of the people.
Canadian researcher Dr. Henry Makow (who is Jewish himself) says the main reason why the bankers arranged for a world war against Germany was that Hitler sidestepped
the bankers by creating his own money, thereby freeing the German people. Worse, this freedom and prosperity threatened to spread to other nations. Hitler had to be stopped!
Makow quotes from the 1938 interrogation of C. G. Rakovsky, one of the founders of Soviet Bolsevism and a Trotsky intimate. Rakovsky was tried in show trials in the USSR under Stalin. According to Rakovsky, Hitler was at first funded by the international bankers, through the bankers' agent Hjalmar Schacht. The bankers financed Hitler in order to control Stalin, who had usurped power from their agent Trotsky. Then Hitler became an even bigger threat than Stalin when Hitler started printing his own money. (Stalin came to power in 1922, which was eleven years before Hitler came to power.)
Rakovsky said:
"Hitler took over the privilege of manufacturing money, and not only physical moneys, but also financial ones. He took over the machinery of falsification and put it to work for the benefit of the people. Can you possibly imagine what would have come if this had infected a number of other states?" (Henry Makow, "Hitler Did Not Want War," [link]1 March 21, 2004).
Economist Henry C K Liu writes of Germany's remarkable transformation:
"The Nazis came to power in 1933 when the German economy was in total collapse, with ruinous war-reparation obligations and zero prospects for foreign investment or credit. Through an independent monetary policy of sovereign credit and a full-employment public-works program, the Third Reich was able to turn a bankrupt Germany, stripped of overseas colonies, into the strongest economy in Europe within four years, even before armament spending began." (Henry C. K. Liu, "Nazism and the German Economic Miracle," Asia Times (May 24, 2005).
In Billions for the Bankers, Debts for the People (1984), Sheldon Emry commented:
"Germany issued debt-free and interest-free money from 1935 on, which accounts for Germany's startling rise from the depression to a world power in five years. The German government financed its entire operations from 1935 to 1945 without gold, and without debt. It took the entire Capitalist and Communist world to destroy the German revolution, and bring Europe back under the heel of the Bankers."
These facts do not appear in any textbooks today, since Jews own most publishing companies. What does appear is the disastrous runaway inflation suffered in 1923 by the Weimar Republic, which governed Germany from 1919 to 1933. Today's textbooks use this inflation to twist truth into its opposite. They cite the radical devaluation of the German mark as an example of what goes wrong when governments print their own money, rather than borrow it from private cartels.
In reality, the Weimar financial crisis began with the impossible reparations payments imposed at the Treaty of Versailles. Hjalmar Schacht - the Rothschild agent who was currency commissioner for the Republic ~ opposed letting the German government print its own money. . .
"The Treaty of Versailles is a model of ingenious measures for the economic destruction of Germany. Germany could not find any way of holding its head above the water, other than by the inflationary expedient of printing bank notes."
Schact echoes the textbook lie that Weimar inflation was caused when the German government printed its own money. However, in his 1967 book The Magic of Money, Schact let the cat out of the bag by revealing that it was the PRIVATELY-OWNED Reichsbank, not the German government, that was pumping new currency into the economy. Thus, the PRIVATE BANK caused the Weimar hyper-inflation.
Like the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Reichsbank was overseen by appointed government officials, but was operated for private gain. What drove the wartime inflation into hyperinflation was speculation by foreign investors, who sold the mark short, betting on its decreasing value. In the manipulative device known as the short sale, speculators borrow something they don't own, sell it, and then "cover" by buying it back at the lower price.
Speculation in the German mark was made possible because the PRIVATELY OWNED Reichsbank (not yet under Nazi control) made massive amounts of currency available for borrowing. This currency, like U.S. currency today, was created with accounting entries on the bank's books. Then the funny-money was lent at compound interest. When the Reichsbank could not keep up with the voracious demand for marks, other private banks were allowed to create marks out of nothing, and to lend them at interest. The result was runaway debt and inflation.
Thus, according to Schacht himself, the German government did not cause the Weimar hyperinflation. On the contrary, the government (under the National Socialists) got hyperinflation under control. The National Socialists put the Reichsbank under strict government regulation, and took prompt corrective measures to eliminate foreign speculation. One of those measures was to eliminate easy access to funny -money loans from private banks. Then Hitler got Germany back on its feet by having the public government issue Treasury Certificates.
Schacht , the Rotchschild agent, disapproved of this government fiat money, and wound up getting fired as head of the Reichsbank when he refused to issue it. Nonetheless, he acknowledged in his later memoirs that allowing the government to issue the money it needed did not produce the price inflation predicted by classical economic theory, which
says that currency must be borrowed from private cartels.
What causes hyper-inflation is uncontrolled speculation. When speculation is coupled with debt (owed to private banking cartels) the result is disaster. On the other hand, when a government issues currency in carefully measured ways, it causes supply and demand to increase together, leaving prices unaffected. Hence there is no inflation, no debt, no unemployment, and no need for income taxes.
Naturally this terrifies the bankers, since it eliminates their powers. It also terrifies Jews, since their control of banking allows them to buy the media, the government, and everything else.
Therefore, to those who delight in saying "Jews financed Hitler," I ask that they please look at all the facts.
"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws."
"Debt, particularly international debt, is the first and over-mastering grip. Through it men in high places are suborned, and alien powers and influences are introduced into the body politic. When the debt grip has been firmly established, control of every form of publicity and political activity soon follows, together with a full grip on industrialists."
"History, as seen by a Monetary Economist, is a continuous struggle between producers and non-producers, and those who try to make a living by inserting a false system of book-keeping between the producers and their just recompense . . . The usurers act through fraud, falsification, superstitions, habits and, when these methods do not function, they let loose a war. Everything hinges on monopoly, and the particular monopolies hinge around the great illusionistic monetary monopoly."
"Rothschild's ill-gotten wealth also effectively bought his family the first Jewish seat in
the British Parliament and even membership in the British aristocracy. By combining the power of their own family's huge banks and other Jewish-owned banks, they could literally bring a nation's economy to its knees. By dominating international banking, they could set their own financial terms to cash-hungry nations and amass even greater riches. Because of the competitive advantages of Rothschild's international contacts, Jews dominated private banking throughout Europe. For instance, there was almost a complete absence of Gentile banking firms in Prussia in the late 19th century. In 1923 Berlin there were 150 Jewish banks and only 1 1 non- Jewish banks. In the stock market, schemes similar to Rothschild's Waterloo ploy have been used for generations, finally resulting in the center of world trading, Wall Street, becoming dominated by Jewish stock and investment- banker operations."
"One of these means is concentrated in the world of finance. 63 It has not been primarily a matter of manifesting a genius for making money or for actually amassing it in colossal amounts, though of course this of itself has weighed heavily. But primarily it has been a matter of setting up a money system, which the entire economic life of each nation was dependent upon, and which developed a power so vast and irresistible that it placed itself beyond all effective governmental interference, and thereby became in fact a power above government, a power that could bring even governments to their knees."
"The day came when, little by little, I began to be aware that the Money System had moral and spiritual implications. I discovered deliberate deception and betrayal and a purpose to ruin and to enslave. I discovered that for centuries it had had a steadily growing power of enormous significance in sidetracking and ditching the normal and natural development of the Western world, doing monstrous wrong and causing fathomless suffering. It was only then that I began to be aroused. And I should contend that if I now level my lance against the evil of our Money System, against the injury to our life it has caused, I am no more out of my proper place than I was in holding up the injury and menace of our unbalanced birth rate, or of our industrial system, or of the dogma of racial equality. Indeed, in matters of this kind, I should hold that every informed citizen, who has a conscience and is loyal to his people, has an inescapable duty to speak out and to act."
"Thus arose the school of international finance, in which the Rothschilds and other Jewish money-lenders were very able teachers. In fact the mentality of England was developing in such a direction as to enable the Jews to prepare for the blessed day when Britain would be one of their colonies. These three principles — ruthless competition, free trade at any cost, and the investment of money without any regard to blood, nation, or race are fundamental to the international capitalism in the interests of which Britain has mobilized her forces to destroy National-Socialist Germany. They are the basic axioms of
the old order..."
"The notion that the level of production should be controlled by monetary considerations belongs to a very primitive and superstitious stage of social evolution. Indeed, there are few savage tribes that would accept it as it is accepted in Britain today. Suppose that in some very backward island, a shell standard of money prevailed. Assume also that some malicious or half-witted creature managed to acquire half the shells in the island and to drop them into the water beyond recovery. The chiefs and witch-doctors would have to hold a council of emergency. But if the rulers of that island decreed that because half the money of the community had been lost, hunting and fishing and tilling must now be reduced by fifty per cent, there 'd be a hot time in the old town that night. In such a simple state of society, the criminal absurdity of the proposal would be obvious to the meanest and most untutored intellect. Yet a policy which the most undeveloped savage tribe would reject as nonsense has been accepted by the British people as a sacred ritual for many years. Thus, of course, international finance, by restricting supplies and causing shortage, can produce whatever conditions of marketing that may be most profitable to itself. If there is one truth against which the Old School of Finance is fighting today, it is the supreme verity that production of goods should be based on the needs of the people, the only limit being the limit of natural resources and raw materials. Since the dawn of human history, the great struggle of man has been to wrest from Nature by force and cunning the means of life and enjoyment. It was only when the blessings of modern democracy made their appearance one hundred and fifty years ago, that he was told, in an arbitrary manner, [82] that his efforts must be slackened and regulated henceforth by the private interests of an infinitesimal proportion of the world's population."
"Some people think Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are not Government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefits of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders. In that dark crew of financial pirates there are those who would cut a man's throat to get a dollar out of his pocket; there are those who send money into states to buy votes to control our legislation; and there are those that maintain an international propaganda for deceiving us... that will permit them to cover up their past misdeeds and set again in motion their gigantic train of crime . . . Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. The Federal Reserve Board has cheated the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt... Mr. Speaker, it is a monstrous thing for this great Nation to have its destiny presided over by a treasonous system acting in secret concert with International pirates and userers. Every effort has been made by the FED to conceal its power. But the truth is the FED has usurped the government of the United States. It controls everything here. It controls foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will."
"Our money system is nothing better than a confidence trick ... The "money power" which has been able to overshadow ostensibly responsible government is not the power of the merely ultra-rich but is nothing more or less than a new technique to destroy money by adding and withdrawing figures in bank ledgers, without the slightest concern for the interests of the community or the real role money ought to perform therein ... to allow it to become a source of revenue to private issuer's is to create, first, a secret and illicit arm of government and, last, a rival power strong enough to ultimately overthrow all other forms of government."
"A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all of our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have become one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world ... no longer a government of free opinion ... but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of domineering men."
"JEWS have no religious scruples regarding money where goyim are concerned. They now have the means to carry out their war of annihilation of the West. They would not surface as a fighting unit and openly attack their hated enemy. They remained invisible. Their strategy was to organize the entire JEWISH People into a Fifth Column whose purpose is to penetrate the West and destroy everything. This is being accomplished by exacerbating natural disputes between the Western States and influencing the results in favor of Liberalism as opposed to Authority; that is, materialism, free trade and usury, as opposed to Western Socialism; Internationalism as opposed to Western unity. MONEY was their sword and buckler. Hate and revenge their motif."
"Though the British public was kept in total ignorance as to the true significance of what was taking place in Spain two countries in Europe were alive to the situation. Germany and Italy had each in their turn experienced the throes of communist revolution, and emerged victorious over this foulest of earthly plagues. They knew who had financed and organised the International Brigades; and with what fell purpose Barcelona had been declared in October 1936 the Capital of the Soviet States of Western Europe. At the critical moment they intervened in just sufficient strength to counter the International Brigade, and enable the Spanish people to organise their own army, which, in due course, easily settled the matter. That settled the matter, that is to say, as far as Spain was concerned. There was, however, another settlement to come. International Jewry had been seriously thwarted. They would not rest henceforward until they could have their
revenge; until they could by hook or crook turn the guns of the rest of the world against these two States, which in addition to thwarting their designs in Spain were in the process of placing Europe upon a system independent of gold and usury, which, if permitted to develop, would break the Jewish power forever." - Archibald Maule Ramsay, The Nameless War (1952)
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