During 2018 in Venezuela, there were power blackouts throughout the country, leaving cities without power for weeks. Even cell towers ran out of power supply after a few days.  Despite some people charging their phones with generators or car batteries, there wasn’t any cell service for them to communicate with others: no calls, no SMS,…

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These days it can seem like everyone is living in hiding. People hide their faces, their identities, and their assets, obscuring everything. It’s almost like a new dark age.  Indeed, we cannot have light without darkness, and perhaps it’s the same with cryptography.  For those of us who embrace our fundamental human right to privacy,…

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It has been fifty years since the launch of the fiat money experiment known as the US dollar.  On August 15, 1971, Richard Nixon took the dollar off of the gold standard. Essentially, the “US dollar became fake money ripping off workers, and savers became losers,” as Robert Kiyosaki explained on Twitter.  The author of…

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The price is not always right. In 2018, Dr. Daniel Kim (Ph.D. physics Harvard, MBA Yale) decided to meet the need for a bridge between the separate worlds of “new money” (non-commercial, open-source, grass-roots, cypherpunk crypto projects), and the incumbent “old money” industry of sophisticated trust and estate planning, structural asset protection, and legacy wealth…

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After the Bitcoin civil war of 2017, BCH immediately sprang up, followed by BSV, to continue the tradition of building on the Bitcoin blockchain as opposed to the limited store-of-value or “digital gold” mindset of mainstream Bitcoin. When we started The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), Jeff Berwick and Ed Bugos tasked me with building a team…

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Back in 2017, there was a civil war over how to scale Bitcoin.  Now there are the big blockers, those who believe Bitcoin blocks should increase in size to accommodate the capacity of transactions, and small blockers, who say it’s better to optimize the block space they already have.  It’s no secret that I’ve always…

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“The market takes away from the impatient and gives to the patient.” Jeff Berwick and I designed The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE) to be the world’s best team of cryptocurrency experts. As you may know, Mr. W, our Crypto Market Technician, is excellent with the charts. I’ve asked Mr. W to choose from anyone in the…

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I was having a conversation with Jeff Berwick the other day. He told me something fundamental. He said investors get rekt when they have no knowledge or conviction… This is 100% true!  The only way to attain knowledge and conviction is by reading, studying, and coming to your own conclusions.  This requires work, discipline, independent…

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So many people do not understand this yet, but Monero (XMR) is the leading cryptocurrency focused on private and censorship-resistant transactions.   The majority of existing cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, have transparent blockchains. As a result, transactions can be verified and traced by anyone in the world. The sending and receiving addresses of these transactions…

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The story of how my friend Sterlin Lujan got into crypto is genuinely inspiring. It all started when he was kidnapped and caged by agents of the State.  In case you missed it, I had the chance to interview Sterlin Lujan recently while he was in Acapulco. We had a great discussion about crypto, liberty,…

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