Friday, May 27, 2022

Dr. Pippa Malmgren: CryptoCurrencies – libertarian dream come true or Orwellian nightmare?

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by Eric Townsend, Macro Voices:
Erik Townsend welcomes Dr. Pippa Malmgren to MacroVoices. Erik and Pippa discuss:

Update on European geopolitics
What is in store for European migration
Considerations on Turkish politics
Geopolitics associated with the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies
Future of US dollars roll as world reserve currency
Post Donald Trump Texas economics
Understanding the PPT (Plunge Protection Team)

Former ‘Plunge Protection Team’ Member Warns “Blockchain Is Freaking Governments Out”

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from ZeroHedge:
Dr. Pippa Malmgren, a US policy analyst and former member of the Working Group on Financial Markets, a government entity better known by its nickname, the “Plunge Protection Team,” appeared on Erik Townsend’s MacroVoices podcast to discuss bitcoin and the European refugee crisis, while also offering some clues about how the PPT, famous for its secrecy, operates.

On The Financial Implications of Europe’s Refugee Crisis
Townsend started the interview by asking Malmgren, who also served as a special assistant to the president during the Obama administration, her thoughts about the thousands of refugees who continue to pour into Europe. Surprisingly, despite her liberal views regarding the free movement of people, Malmgren said she’s “quite worried” about the crisis, and believes it will only worsen as governments in Northern Africa become increasingly unstable, potentially leading to a financial crisis in Europe.

This Converted Me From Crypto Skeptic to Believer

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by Nick Rokke, Casey Research:
In 1977, Digital Equipment CEO Ken Olsen said, “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”

You probably haven’t heard of Olsen or his company…

But you probably have heard of late Apple founder Steve Jobs. Here’s what he said in 1985 about computers:

We are aware that we are doing something significant. We’re here at the beginning of it, and we’re able to shape how it goes. Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.

Bitcoin Segwit Activation-The Gold Cartels Worst Nightmare

by Andy Hoffman, Miles Franklin:
Not that its experience is any different from the countless “empires” that destroyed themselves from within; but let’s face it, America is rapidly morphing into a Banana Republic.

And not just in terms of its monetary policy – as the leader, in the “race to the bottom,” of the terminal phase of history’s largest; most destructive; and for the first time, global; fiat Ponzi scheme. Unfortunately, the symptoms of the disease are widespread, affecting the political, economic, and social landscape – all by-products of the complacency, self-indulgence, and arrogance created by the false sense of superiority the “reserve currency” issuer temporarily enjoys, in ephemerally living far above its means. Unfortunately, aside from the inexorable secular headwinds pounding against America’s rapidly waning dominance – like the global population explosion, unfavorable demographic trends, and synchronous worldwide information dissemination – America’s exposure to the gargantuan, historic cyclical downturn its own policies caused, is as broad, and systematically dangerous, as any nation’s. And not just absolutely; but more importantly, relative to the sky-high, “sixth sigma” standard of living its fleeting stint as reserve currency issuer has enabled.

Keiser Report: Make Bitcoin Great Again (Summer Solutions E1099)

from RT:

In this episode of the Keiser Report’s annual Summer Solutions series, Max and Stacy talk to Jaromil of Dyne.org about how to make bitcoin great again. As the great blocksize debate of bitcoin spills out into all out civil war, what are the solutions on offer and what exactly is the solution at the heart of the reason for bitcoin? They also discuss the flippening, ethereum and initial coin offerings and whether or not they are offering any solution to a real world problem.

This Could Be Bitcoin’s “Mainstream Moment”

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by Greg Wilson, Casey Research:
On August 9, 1995, the internet had its “mainstream moment.”

That’s when Netscape held its initial public offering (IPO) and released its web browser, Netscape Navigator, to the world.

At that point, the internet had already been around for 15 years.

Yet despite being one of the greatest inventions in history, the world was slow to adopt it. In 1995, only 0.3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the world’s population used the internet.

The internet needed a catalyst. And looking back, it was Netscape.

The numbers back it up.

John Rubino – Yellen’s Retreat and the Rise of the KleptoCurrencies

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by Kerry Lutz, Financial Survival Network:
John Rubino joined us for a discussion of Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s retreat from so-called interest rate normalization. Looks that raising rates is off the table for the foreseeable future. Can QE to infinity be far behind. Things aren’t so good in the Crypto-currency space. Prices of Bitcoin et al., have been hitting the skids the past week. Will it continue? As of last Wednesday there were 970 Crypto-currencies. Does the world need any more? But it’s sure to get them regardless. Let’s see where they head now.

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