THE TEAM

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JEFF BERWICK

Editor-in-Chief

Jeff Berwick is an ardent freedom fighter against mankind's two biggest enemies, the state and the central banks. Chief Editor of The Dollar Vigilante since its inception in 2010, host of the popular podcast Anarchast and founder of the world's premier liberty event, Anarchapulco. Jeff was the first financial analyst to recommend bitcoin in 2011 at $3 and went on to recommend Ethereum at $2 and many more massive gainers. He is one of the most well known speakers and advocates in the cryptocurrency space having appeared on over 1,000 television programming, radio and podcasts and a speaker at most of the world's most important cryptocurrency events.

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ED BUGOS

Director of Research

Mr. Bugos is the Dollar Vigilante's Senior Analyst and founding partner. He is an Austrian economist and has been a dedicated investment professional since 1989, having started his career as a stock and futures broker on Howe Street at one of Vancouver's leading brokerage firms. Ed retired in 2000, warning clients about the tech bubble, and launched an online digest forecasting gold's revival and bull market when it was just $285. He saw the value in bitcoin as a potentially sounder alternative to the present fiat currency system as early as 2011 before many of his Austrian peers. Ed has built a career record of being early on major economic trends, bullish and bearish.

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RAFAEL LAVERDE

Crypto Economics Analyst

Rafael LaVerde has a background in private equity and venture capital. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 while volunteering on Ron Paul's presidential campaign. He served as board member of a Libertarian Super PAC while doing post-graduate work in economics, and was also a member of the University of Texas’ Mises Circle. His formal education includes graduate degrees in continental philosophy and psychology. He has been a Bitcoin miner since 2014. Rafael also managed investor relations for the BitAngels Network, which helped finance the vast majority of early Bitcoin startups, and was also part of the DApps Fund team that revolutionized funding structures that eventually became known as ICOs and STOs. He was also the founding partner of what became one of the very first Bitcoin venture capital funds.

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MR. X

Technical Crypto Analyst

Mr. X is a former IT & information security consultant, and equities trader. He is an early Bitcoin adopter, investor, miner, and trader (since early 2011 when it was under $1), early Monero adopter, investor, miner & trader (since 2015 when it was under 50 cents), and has experience as a crypto asset fund manager, consultant, & analyst, helping his clients generate over $10 million in crypto asset trading profits. His university degree is in business IT systems, with additional studies & certifications in the areas of computer science, information security, networks, & programming. He is passionate about sound money, cryptocurrency, finance, economics, technology, security, liberty, and privacy, and enjoys helping others grow in their knowledge in these areas.

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MR. W

Crypto Market Technician

Mr. W is an experienced technical analyst and trader who has been charting professionally for almost a decade. He is proficient in statistics, econometrics, derivatives strategies, and fundamental analysis which gives him an arsenal of tools to form his unique perspectives on the markets. He is an early Bitcoin adopter (early 2013), early Monero adopter, an altcoin miner from 2013 – 2015, and an active trader of many crypto markets since 2013. Mr. W has a bachelor’s degree with a double major in economic and political science, and an MBA with a concentration in finance and investments. His passion for sound money and Austrian economics add to this background to provide a unique perspective on these unique markets.