[The following post is by TDV Chief Editor, Jeff Berwick]
I've been called crazy countless times in my life. I was called crazy when I quit school in my teens in order to go out into the world to gain true knowledge and experience. I was called crazy when I quit my "secure" job at a bank and started an internet company in 1994 (which went on to be worth $240 million at its peak). I was (and still am) called crazy when I began to state forcibly in 2009 that we are nearing the very end of this monetary and financial system.
And I was (and still am) called crazy for thinking bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have the potential to change everything.
What I've learned through it all is that you have to look at who is calling you crazy. For the most part they believe in all the systems built up around us and think that is the way to true prosperity. If there is one word to describe them, it is "dogma". For whatever reason they believe that whatever the "authorities" (politicians, mainstream media, teachers etc.) say is not only true but incontrovertible.
The great majority of media and sources of information in the world today are not only un-visionary… they actually have no vision whatsoever. They are just repeating what they are told. And what they are told is mostly all lies.
In regard to bitcoin, I first began talking about it here in 2011 when it was at $3. Soon after it went to $30 and then ground all the way back down to $3 over the next year amidst many hoots and hollering of how crazy I was.
I carried on and spoke about it regularly both here at the TDV blog and newsletter. Bitcoin slowly rose back up to $30 over the course of the next year.
Then in early 2013 I had already begun to get involved in numerous bitcoin ventures including the world's first bitcoin ATM machine and the price went from $30 to $250. People finally began to take notice and I was regularly on CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg talking about bitcoin.
But then bitcoin fell back down to nearly $50 and the world was awash in laughter at how crazy I was and how bitcoin had "crashed".
Then, soon after, bitcoin went to over $1,000 and all of a sudden everyone was interested in bitcoin. We were indulged with interested people who all of a sudden thought I was some sort of prophet. Wired magazine even sent a reporter down to Acapulco to follow me around to get the scoop on this "bitcoin kid".
As per its pattern of the last few years, however, it has since slid down all throughout the year to where it is today near $350 and, once again, the scowls and laughter have come out about how crazy I am.
It's a good thing I don't care what dogmatic, news watching robots think about me!
Especially because, once again, I am saying for the record, this is just the beginning. I have become much more emboldened on bitcoin and the cryptocurrencies in the last year despite the price drop.
There are too many reasons I can go over on why I think that $300 is the new bottom and bitcoin will likely rise 10-fold again in the next 1-2 years… or much more.
FOR THOSE WHO MISSED THE BOAT
What I've realized today is that there are essentially two types of people in regard to bitcoin. There are those who have realized its potential in the past and who are, like me, even more emboldened now after hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funding have come into it, countless large companies have begun accepting it (Overstock.com, Expedia, etc.) and after seeing all the innovations popping up.
And then there are those who have felt for years that they have "missed the boat".
For those who feel they have missed the boat on bitcoin I am here to yet again state that you haven't. But if you don't take the time now to really discover and learn about what bitcoin is you very well could in the next year or two.
I've been looking for a single resource that can provide you with all the knowledge you need but there hasn't been anything that I thought was incredibly good until recently. I had the honor of interviewing Max Wright of Success Council and author of "Bitcoin Revolution: Ending Tyranny For Fun and Profit" at last year's Freedomfest event and he has just come out with a video and free report that I think anyone who still hasn't figured out bitcoin should watch and get immediately.
The video starts out with "What you are about to see could change your life forever" and I agree with that assessment.
I can't stress enough how important bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and all the advancements being built off of their decentralized infrastructure will change the world. It will be one of those moments in time that everyone will wish they could go back and invest all their money into like the internet in 1995.
You can watch the video and receive the free report "Bitcoin Tipping Point: Why You Must Know About Bitcoin Right Now" by clicking here.
Call me crazy, again, but I highly advise you take the time to at least take in this free information and find out for yourself why this may be the last opportunity to get on board with this revolution before it really takes off.