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Sunday, September 2, 2018

It's been almost a year since my last post and a lot has happened.  The success of cryptocurrencies has made central banks jealous and they are more and more wanting to issue cryptocurrencies of their own.  Smart money will stay away from central bank cryptos.  They will just create more and more or create an initial of 100 billion trillion gazillion and then release the coins on an as needed basis in order to manipulate the value.  Nothing will be gained.  Stick to the currencies (coins and tokens are both cryptocurrencies but indicate a different sourcing) that are not controlled by central banks.  They have proven they can't be trusted. 

There is a special currency I want to mention ( DGX version 2.0 ) that is controlled by the DGD people.  There were only 2 million DGD tokens issued and there won't be any more but owners of DGD will be paid a portion of the transfer fees generated by people using DGX to send gold-backed value all around the world.  DigixDAO is the company name (click here to go to the website) and I refer to DGD as the million dollar coin because, when the world discovers what it can do with a truly gold-back coin, the demand and usage will skyrocket and DGD will become very valuable.  I've added  market quotes for both at the bottom of the page so you can reference them together.

There are other coins claiming to be gold backed but so far the ones I've checked out state that the backing is physical gold and ETF gold.  ETF gold is paper gold and immediately disqualifies the coin because paper gold will disappear as fast as fiat currency in the coming crises (plural).  I've read DigixDAO's white paper and examined not only the audit plan but the audit reports as they appear and it's as solid as anything I've seen as a financial professional for over 40 years.  Could it all be a lie?  Of course, but the likelihood of it is extremely low, especially because the management has shown a high degree of integrity in dealing with DGX 1.0 (which had to be recalled and everyone was refunded their money).  Then there's the issue with the government of Singapore where DGD is based taking a dim view of financial fraud committed from Singapore as a base of operations.  I hear that prison in Singapore is rather undesirable so expect that little extra should help assure the reader that there's is little likelihood of financial chicanery. That's for starters.  That's it for now.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The end is near, folks, and here is why.  President Trump and the Democrats have agreed to abolish the debt ceiling.  This means that our Congress can spend money like drunken if they haven't been doing that all along. Unofficially, the dollar is now worth about 2 cents in purchasing power compared to when the Federal Reserve was created in 1913 and with no limit to borrowing, that will soon be zero.  When that happens, the greatest bankruptcy in history will occur and fantastic amounts of wealth will simply disappear.  Remember that one man's debt is another man's asset and we have built a house of debt cards for over 100 years and on top of that we have added derivatives as assets which are just a lot of hot air.  There is at least one estimate that the existing volume of derivatives exceeds, are you ready for this, 1.2 quadrillion dollars.  A quadrillion is a thousand trillion or a million billion (and so on...).  That is an amazing number.  The amount of US dollars in physical currency circulating is around 878 billion or almost a trillion, which is close enough for this analysis.  If the US defaults on it's debt of $ 20 trillion dollars, of which ALL arguably exists digitally only, then that amount of debt will disappear carrying with it the US dollars that were borrowed into existence, reducing the dollars for trade by 20 trillion.  This is a massive deflation and will make dollars so hard to get that there will be massive defaults in private industry which will cause other defaults, like in pensions funds which invest in debt to get the interest earnings.  Then the people counting on interest that now not only get interest but have lost their capital as well will be unable to meet their credit obligations and all the dominoes will fall down except the last 878 billion which exist physically.  Now all the debt obligations which were secured by assets such as real estate and machinery, just to name two, will be settled by seizure of real estate and machinery.  The banksters will own everything!  That is and has been the plan all along.  If you have unsecured debt, then YOU are the secured asset that they will own.  Hyperinflation will only be a momentary phenomenon before the great deflationary crash.  Even people who own their homes and equipment won't be able to pay property taxes because dollars will be so hard to get.  What should you do?

First, pay off all debt.

Second, set up a Coinbase account here and buy Bitcoin, Ethereum and/or LiteCoin.  Why?  Because this digital currency does not have debt attached to it and will not just disappear.

Third, get involved with state and local government and add your voice to the chorus that the government should accept Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin in payment of property taxes.  This way the government will be able to continue operations and not collapse itself.

Fourth, study cryptocurrencies and learn as much as you can so you can protect yourself.