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Table of Contents

Introduction to Money

I. The Separation of Money and State

i. The Call to Capitalist Money

ii. Escaping the “Novus Ordo Seclorum”

iii. Satoshi Nakamoto

iv. A Need for Immutable Money

v. The Internet of Money and Value

II. The Great Flood of Fiat Currency

vi. Bitcoin vs. Gold vs. Fiat

vii. Taking Back Your Sovereignty

viii. The Flight of Magical Internet Money

ix. Coming Straight from the Underground

x. Taking Shelter from the Storm

III. Unification of CeFi and DeFi

xi. The Serum to Monetary Slavery & Time Theft

xii. Becoming A Master of Two Worlds

xiii. Sources & Works Cited

xiv. Glossary

xv. More Insights & Information

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FED MADNESS: The Inflation Menace (Episode Five)

“Many find it counterintuitive that the Fed would want to push up inflation… However, inflation that is persistently too low can pose serious risks to the economy.”

Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell on Thursday, August 28th, 2020

SOURCES: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Currency in Circulation [CURRCIR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Link, September 20, 2020. Chart date range from August 1, 1920 (Observation: 5.222) to August 1, 2020 (Observation: 2,004.572).

Order & Chaos

2020 has been non-stop chaos, and out of chaos comes order.

To summarize this year briefly, so far there has been a CoViD-19 pandemic, lock downs, protests, riots, shootings, and wildfires plus some not so “wild” fires. The markets took a nose dive as the entire country and world was coming to grips with a liquidity crisis with people feeling comfortable only holding cash and its equivalents foreseeing trouble brewing, yet they have since recovered and hit all-time-highs before fading back with worries rising over the passage of additional and much needed fiscal stimulus, not to mention, a second wave of the coronavirus. Also just a quick reminder, this is all coming before one of the most contentious presidential elections in history. As they almost always do in times of tragedy and trouble, governments saw their opportunity to step in and make an effort to “correct” the situation using “temporary” tools and/or powers.

However, nothing productive has happened since they took it as a good time for themselves to augment their own authority while growing their central bank’s balance sheet by just stuffing it full of assets and securities purchased with freshly printed cash from quantitative easing for an “economic recovery.” This is culminating in another overreach that bifurcating the economy into have’s and have-not’s. By effectively injecting newly minted money into the fractional reserve banking system, capital markets as a result went soaring back to all-time-highs not due to any real pickup in business or productive economic activity, but rather due to more financial engineering that actually devalues the fiat currencies underlying their prices that makes it so in theory, “Stocks only go up.” Fed officials project no interest rate increases through 2023 and signal a commitment to provide more support to the economic recovery, which as a result will see high earners and the wealthy being insulated by these policies while those less fortunate middle-class and low-income families of the nation must struggle to navigate an economy stacked against them from the very top.

Considering this month’s announcement from Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, declaring a major policy shift in the central bank’s core mandate saying that the Fed was willing to allow inflation to run “higher” and “hotter” than the previous target rate of 2% annually so they may normalize long-term inflation in order to “support the labor market and broader economy.” It is incredibly two-faced to promote their decision as such because by definition inflation is a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing power of money, so for the people living paycheck-to-paycheck and/or off of their hard earned life-savings directly see its corrosive and degrading effects on the value of their money most. The overarching message of chairman Powell’s statements basically came to mean two things: the Fed wants to encourage people into spending money and taking more risk by keeping interest rates near zero as well as increase inflation targets to dis-incentivize savers who will see their money’s purchasing power and value degrade and diminish over the coming months, quarters, and years ahead if they let it sit in cold, hard cash.

Low interest rates paired with rising inflation, not to mention historically high unemployment rates, are shaping the macroeconomic landscape of the coming 2020’s that looks reminiscent to the “roaring” 1920’s where many Americans made and lost fortunes playing the nascent stock market prior to the Great Depression.

SOURCES: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), M2 Money Stock [M2NS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M2NS, September 21, 2020. M2 includes a broader set of financial assets held principally by households. M2 consists of M1 plus: (1) savings deposits (which include money market deposit accounts, or MMDAs); (2) small-denomination time deposits (time deposits in amounts of less than $100,000); and (3) balances in retail money market mutual funds (MMMFs). Assets: Total Assets: Total Assets (Less Eliminations from Consolidation): Wednesday Level [WALCL], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/WALCL, September 21, 2020.

Fed’s Printer Goes “BRRR”

Bitcoin, on the other hand, while also having a bumpy year is managing to trade higher year-to-date and outperform major stock indexes by simply just chugging along doing what it has kept doing over the past decade.

Last summer it was notable when the chairman was firmly assuaging the investment community that the Fed was determined to meet its inflation target of 2% after a long track record of the Fed missing its target set forth by its own mandates. The major tipping point that bitcoiners foresaw coming this year was the third block reward halving in bitcoin’s history where the algorithm of the core protocol saw its inflation rate get cut in half, making it lower than the Fed’s own 2% target rate for the US Dollar. While it may be in the opinion of the current Federal Reserve leadership that keeping inflation high is both good for the citizens and currency’s well-being, bitcoin is flying in the face of Modern Monetary Theory and Quantitative Easing by limiting its issuance over time with each of the 36 total block reward halvings cutting its inflation rate in half every time until the terminal inflation rate is ultimately zero percent annually once all 21,000,000 bitcoins have been mined and put into circulation.

Now with interest rates next to zero and equities as well as other risk-on assets are seeing their valuations soaring, people looking at their savings earning them nothing and are experiencing a fear of missing out on the tasty returns they are hearing about people making on trading platforms like Robinhood or flipping apartments and houses in the real estate market. So, they are eagerly taking on more risk to earn some interest on their principal or protect themselves against inflation, at the very least, by opting for equities as well as options over and above bonds like the US 10-Year offering about 0.67% that’s considered as the risk-free rate of return because it displays “zero default risk.” The Fed chairman this year has emphatically signaled at conferences and interviews on CNBC that, “We [Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve] are not even thinking about thinking about raising interest rates.” Investing in this 21st century is figuratively and literally entering a Brave New World.

Contrasting with the stock market of the early 2000’s where the yield on a US 10-Year bond was about 6%, investors today are forced into seeking out riskier opportunities to earn the same rate of return since the government is not guaranteeing it. Pairing long-term near zero interest rates with the current markets just off record breaking territory as the United States government approaches debt levels that it has not seen since World War II from CoViD-19 stimulus, shrinking GDP, and declining tax revenues; it would be foolish to not recognize the cavalier behavior that the governments have towards printing money and not take it as a warning that they simply may use their power to simply inflate their monetary bases by creating more fiat currency so they can use it to honor their debt obligations rather than simply not making payment because the urge to create money out of nothing in order to “fix” or “solve” their problems is far too great for themselves to resist (as seen historically).

It is a scenario posing a serious risk for the US Dollar’s livelihood and longevity into the foreseeable future as it may risk losing its status as the world’s reserve currency.

Fight Inflation, Not the Fed

The Fed is now the world’s largest investor by owning 22,913 different securities, valued at about $4.8 Trillion, in just a single branch at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York!

Since its inception in 1913, the Federal Reserve bank has been shrouded in mystery and often is the subject of conspiracy theories as well as opinions that are deemed controversial by the general public (mostly for the number of previous POTUS’s speaking out against the centralized banking system) due to its secrecy plus its private elite shareholders. It was meant to serve as an institution to maximize employment and stabilize the value of the currency by managing its issuance and total supply, but money back then was backed by gold or at least pegged to its value in a predetermined amount or rate in the yellow metal whereas fiat currencies today are backed by nothing other than the “full faith and credit” of the government of the United States of America. Some would argue that the dollar is given its value through coercion and violence or backed by oil.

From the time that the central bank of the United States was written into existence by the passage of the Federal Reserve Act by congress to establish economic stability trusting them to oversee monetary policy, it has been the focus of the Federal Reserve to “promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.” Although these objectives may sound idealistic, the means of their execution has not been so successful throughout history as there are many exhibits of negligence regarding the adverse effects and negative outcomes stemming from the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies that seem to have benefited the wealthy disproportionately to those in the tax brackets below them. Obstacles such as World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and the Great Recession has slowly over time distanced people from real assets and honest value through inflation that they forced on the general population with phony fiat paper and certificates of deposit that are unlimited without any sort cap on their issuance and or real-time oversight in the Digital Age. The road back to real money and value is paved with bitcoin and its auditable, censorship-resistant, decentralized, and immutable proof-of-work blockchain.

In the history of the Federal Reserve system, the value of $1 in the United States has lost nearly 99% of its value. Inflation is the “invisible tax” that the Federal Reserve was tasked with fighting against before reversing their stance only just recently embracing it once again while ignoring the lasting effects that have shown that it is detrimental to the value of money and society as a whole. Bitcoin since has appreciated greater than 99% of its value versus the dollar and has the potential to position itself as the 21st century equivalent of “digital gold.”

The problem though is that the Federal Reserve needs stocks now more than it does bitcoin or gold after examining its balance sheet’s assets, but people need bitcoin more than ever as a hedge against against inflation and politics.

So, it is up to you to buy back your freedom and hold your own bitcoin.

SOURCE: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Consumer Price Index [CPI-U]

Math & Science (Bitcoin)
vs. Politics & Violence (Dollars)

The true reward for buying bitcoin is seizing the sword of personal liberty by taking back your God given sovereignty, which will free you from the falling dollar and failing fiat that is under the dominion of the Fed as well as other central banks.

Money has been in a descent since its flight from gold-backing to fiat with a floating value tied to its total supply. Bitcoin seemingly as magical internet money rooted in math and science has experienced a rocket-like ascent from increasing adoption and rising demand for assets with fixed supplies, hence one’s that are scarce. Bitcoin compared to gold and real estate is similar for having a limited quantity, but stands apart from those two due to the influence and power that central banks and governments hold over them showing us historically through 6102 orders for their confiscation or coercion using politics and violence to seize control as well as destroy their free market economies.

By not having any centralized power with the ability to amend the historical record or total supply that can distort value and where it’s placed, bitcoin is the highest expression of capitalism to have ever of existed and a purely free form of honest money that is a literal truth machine honoring the sovereignty of the individuals using it in a free market as a tool to prevent undue inflation as well as loss of purchasing power over time from dilution of fiat currencies’ monetary bases. Having no board of governors or committees that have influence over the current mandates or future policies, Bitcoin is a decentralized and electronic payment network written on open-source code that’s auditable as well as available to anyone in the world with a public database keeping track of all transactions going back so far as the very first one ever. It is the most transparent form of governance and money the world has ever seen.

Bitcoin is the cure to the woes of world of fiat currency with its inflation and crony capitalism instilled by the Federal Reserve causing inequality. It is the best shot at a way to actually fix the economy, mitigate the problem of inflation, and possibly solve many problems plaguing the struggling pension plans as well as social security by adding some exposure to bitcoin just by chance it continues to be the best performing asset over the next decade. It is an opportunity for anybody to buy their own freedom and claim their own sovereignty enabling them to protect their wealth from the corrosive power of inflation as well as help build a new macro economy that is more fair, faster, harder, smarter, and stronger with bitcoin.

Owning some bitcoin is not as radical as it may be to NOT own some bitcoin.

“Yes, but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain new territory of freedom for several years. Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled networks like Napster, but pure P2P networks like Gnutella and Tor seem to be holding their own.

Satoshi Nakamoto’s response to being asked “You will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography.”
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Modern Masterpiece









2020 – 0.13% (Unchg.)
2021 – 0.13% (Unchg.)
2022 – 0.13% (Unchg.)
2023 – 0.13% (Unchg.)
Long Run – 2.50%

2020 – 1.20% (0.4% Chg.)
2021 – 1.70% (0.1% Chg.)
2022 – 1.80% (0.1% Chg.)
2023 – 2.00% (0.2% Chg.)
Long Run – 2.00%




POWELL: basically done all we can think of

FED MADNESS: A New Hope, Barstool & Bitcoin (Episode Four)

“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.”

Warren Buffett

Turning the Tables
Well, well, well… look who took the dive into bitcoin and crypto, if not Dave Portnoy, the prolific founder of Barstool Sports as well as DDTG (Dave Day Trader Global), who just so happened to be a main character in the last episode of FED MADNESS. In the past week, he began making waves across social media talking openly about his intent and interest to buy bitcoin as well as learn more about “blockchain” and “crypto.” This is a very pivotal alliance that will prove to be a formidable move in the rebellion versus the Empire of Blue Checkmarks and Pin-Stripped Suits on Wall Street.

Barstool Brand and Bitcoin
Bitcoin receiving the Barstool Sports brand’s stamp of approval courtesy of the “El Pres” himself, Dave Portnoy, brings a massive audience of day traders, gamblers, and sports fanatics. It is a powerful partnership considering the guests and news that he and his company have hosted as well as generated lately from his interview with President Donald Trump to Miley Cyrus on the Call Her Daddy show plus the hiring an NFL hall-of-famer Deon “Prime Time” Sanders in addition to talking bitcoin and crypto with the Winklevoss brothers. The twins portrayed in the Social Network know the value of them given their experience at the genesis of Facebook as well as understand the value bitcoin and crypto, meaning they also know why having a brand like Barstool and Dave’s brings quite a lot of potential value from the addition of many new eyeballs and users. DDTG being an aggressive trader and wanting to capture the value that opportunity made the investment decision to trade dollars for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and ChainLink (LINK).

Full Disclosure: I have held positions in these assets for several years and still believe in their future.

DDTG meeting the Bitcoin Billionaires
Dave, as the leader of the DDTG gang of day traders and loyal stoolies, met with the Winklevoss twins popularly known as the first bitcoin billionaries in his Montauk home office to discuss bitcoin including blockchain and crypto too. Long story in short of how they came to find bitcoin and their claim to fame, Cameron and Tyler originally went on to buy bitcoin using much of their Facebook settlement money after their spat with Mark Zuckerberg discovering it over a random discussion that was accompanied by some tequila shots with an entrepreneur in Ibiza before going on to buy about 1 percent of all bitcoin and founding an exchange that would help other people gain access to buying and selling bitcoin and crypto naming their platform “Gemini.” Seeing those two paired with Dave Portnoy’s DDTG to help market their assets, exchange, and ideas about open-source software as well as transparent payment networks is monumental because in principle it is helping onboard new users to bitcoin and crypto assets while correlating to them appreciating in value accordingly with classic network effects as demand for alternative forms of money and scarce digital assets are increasing with inflation on the future horizon.

Teaming up with the Winklevii
At the start of the DDTG live stream last week after introducing himself and his familiarity with bitcoin and crypto to the twins, Portnoy mentioned his Twitter rant video from three years ago detailing him not knowing next to nothing about it then and admittedly shared that he still does not fully comprehend the way it works today. Tyler and Cameron put his worries at ease explaining that bitcoin is “gold for the Internet” and even though its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, is unknown and seemingly mythical the open-source code speaks for itself. Quickly he learned and saw firsthand how simple it is to create an account with a bitcoin and crypto exchange like Gemini as well as linking his bank account “seamlessly” to it, and then it was off to the races for DDTG to start trading bitcoin and crypto even noting how much easier and faster it was than a traditional brokerage account like he has been using to trade stocks.

Learning the Force Inherent to Bitcoin and Crypto
After quelling his initial concerns, the brothers explained the mining process that confused Dave by putting it into terms he and his audience understand in saying that it is a process of ensuring transactions on the bitcoin network are valid ensuring nobody is counterfeiting or double-spending any funds by active nodes dedicating their computing power to essentially act as the referee (if they do a good job, they get paid with a block reward). Getting around to the notion that investing in bitcoin and crypto could bring a fortune like it did the Winklevosses, DDTG is aiming to become the next bitcoin billionaire while also helping more people striving to be like him make more money and protect their wealth. The talks really took a turn when the two brothers jokingly floated the idea of asteroid mining being the downfall to gold’s value due to its supply not being fixed like bitcoin’s with the Jeff Bezos, David Cameron, and Elon Musk-types heading to space seeking to monetize it from not only travel but also resource mining posing a risk that would “make it rain gold from the sky.”

Learning the Way of the Jedi
It hopefully is going to be a long and rewarding foray into bitcoin and crypto for DDTG and the gang against the cohorts of “Suits.” Dave when asking both Cameron and Tyler if he should pour all of his money into bitcoin, they both answered in unison responding before bursting into laughter, “Yeah, pretty much!” Putting his money where his mouth is after rationalizing with them about not knowing how email entirely works albeit it does whether they do or do not understand the technology’s mechanics, Portnoy made an initial investment of $150,000 into bitcoin, $50,000 into ether, and another $50,000 into ChainLink’s token for a total of $250,000 in both bitcoin and crypto aspiring to “make a million” in his first month.

Bottom of the First Innning for Bitcoin, Top for Crytpo and DeFi
Seeing that an increasing amount of smart people are becoming invested as well as more involved in bitcoin and crypto, the impression is that they know something that others do not, but the reality is simply that bitcoin is more scarce than US dollars or gold that gives it value and crypto creates use cases that can build additional with applications value on top of the core protocols. There is no reason for any fear missing of out because it is a long way still for bitcoin to disrupt the markets for gold and money, and crypto and its decentralized finance (“DeFi”) counterparts are only getting started with digital “stablecoins” vying to replace fiat paper money in the open-source finance movement towards more fair and transparent marketplaces.

A New Breed of Money
Barstool Sports and DDTG are making serious moves into bitcoin and crypto making a lot of sense for them in particular seeing the potential network effects in addition to a plethora of synergies because of their relationship to gaming, gambling, and sports. Together, bitcoin and crypto, are a new breed of money and value offering greater accessibility, higher security, and faster payments to millions of people, not just day traders and stoolies but major companies as well as institutions also, embodying freedom from corrupt and maligned powers. In the war against the Suits, they are backing the best horse by buying bitcoin that surpasses normal intelligence, speed, and security of traditional assets being a censorship-resistant, decentralized, digital, divisible, durable, electronic, immutable, open-source, peer-to-peer, permission-less, portable, programmable, psuedonymous, scarce, state-less, trust-less, unseizable, verifiable, and worthwhile store of value.

You need strong hands to HODL, to the moon!


“I want all the bitcoins.”

Dave “El Presidente” portnoy
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