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Discussion in 'The Kruse Longevity Center' started by Jack Kruse, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. The ship sails, or the train leaves. Now. - Do you understand what "Now" means? The money system is being transferred to "Cyberspace" NOW. I honestly do not think "most people" understand what this means. You live in the greatest technological revolution ever, and then you do not bother to care? It will not be fun to stay on the platform after the train has left! It's not fun to be on board the train either, but sometimes you MUST choose between plague and cholera. This is one such case. If you let others come in front of you in the queue now, you will forever lose the opportunity to get the good seats in the System ...
     
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  2. Mariangela

    Mariangela Namaste, mitochondria

    Hi all. What suggestions do you have for switching a traditional IRA to a bitcoin IRA? what companies do u like?
     
  3. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Only one.
    GBTC

    ..........
    When you buy GBTC make sure that you plan to newer sell it.
    So, after you bought, do not look at its price for at least 5-7 years.

    To buy GBTC use money that you will not need for the next 5-7 years.

    ....................

    After you are 70.5 there is a caveat in IRA.
    you must sell some prescribed fraction.
    That fraction is a fraction of IRA value on the end of December 31.

    So,
    on the last trading day, you must watch the market by end of the trading day.
    Before end of the trading day, you should make a sell.
    Why?
    Because on the next trading day value of your portfolio may fall down to nothing, and you will have nothing to sell to satisfy your tax man demand.
    etc
    etc

    ....
     
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  4. “Central Bank Digital Currency Study Act of 2021” https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2211/text?r=3&s=1
    In January 2020, the Bank for International Settlements announced that the Bank of England, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank, the Swiss National Bank, and the Bank of International Settlements had formed a group to share information on the potential uses of CBDC in the central banks’ jurisdictions, as well as information on potential economic, functional, and technical design choices.​

    https://www.bis.org/publ/work948.pdf

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    In the “Direct CBDC” model (top panel), the CBDC is a direct claim on the central bank, which also handles all payments in real time and thus keeps a record of all retail holdings. Hybrid CBDC architectures incorporate a two-tier structure with direct claims on the central bank while real-time payments are handled by intermediaries. Several variants of the hybrid architecture can be envisioned. The central bank could either retain a copy of all retail CBDC holdings (second panel), or only run a wholesale ledger (third panel). In the indirect architecture (bottom panel), a CBDC is issued and redeemed only by the central bank, but this is done indirectly to intermediaries. Intermediaries, in turn, issue a claim to consumers. The intermediary is required to fully back each claim with a CBDC holding at the central bank. The central bank operates the wholesale payment system only.​

    https://voxeu.org/article/conflict-between-cbdc-goals-and-design-choices - the creation of CBDC could reduce competition in payments.

    https://cointelegraph.com/news/mastercard-is-preparing-its-infrastructure-for-the-deployment-of-cbdcs
    Miebach remained confident on Mastercard's role in the matter, stating "We can provide a safe space for government and private sector banks to figure out how that will actually work."

    On Oct.21, the Bahamas became the first country in the world to issue a CBDC — known as the "Sand Dollar". Just a few days later, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced plans to unveil its own eNaira CBDC in the country.

    According to Statistica, Mastercard processed 113 billion transactions across the globe last year — just behind Visa's 188 billion and Union Pay's 151 billion.

    On Monday, Mastercard announced it would partner with cryptocurrency marketplace Bakkt to enable its U.S. customers to trade digital currencies. In September, the company declared that it would acquire blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace to track illicit transactions across 900 different cryptocurrencies.​

    Fed Chair Jerome Powell - US central bank digital - Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

    It is my option, once the US central bank digital currency is deployed, all controllable "currencies" including the US dollar & non-distributed cryptocurrencies will be confiscated and deemed valueless by the collaboration of the United States, the Bank of England, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank, the Swiss National Bank, the BIS Innovation Hub, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

    My question is: What's next "war on terror", "pandemic", avoidance of "financial collapse" will Chair Jerome Powell use to roll us into the fourth turning?
     
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  5. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

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  6. DLO

    DLO StarFish

    More stable coin shenanigans
    You’ve probably noticed that we have been covering cryptocurrencies and the “DeFi” (Decentralized Finance) ecosystem over the last couple of days, releasing interviews with several important people on the topic (see below).

    The upshot of what we appear to be uncovering is that globalists are carrying out a plan to destroy Bitcoin and the DeFi cryptocurrency ecosystem from within, then replace it with globalist-run central bank electronic currencies which they will claim are “safer” because they are heavily regulated. This is, of course, all part of the globalist attempt to enslave humanity under digital currency controls, where they can track your every expenditure, seize funds from your accounts in mere seconds, inflict negative interest rates on your account holdings and even loot your digital wallets as “automatic taxation” operations.

    Their plan, described here, is a malicious operation to cause extreme losses, suffering and growing distrust in the non-regulated crypto markets. Below, you’ll learn how this plan works and why it poses such an existential risk to the crypto markets (and faith in DeFi in general).

    For the record, we are 100% pro cryptocurrency, pro free market, pro decentralization and strongly opposed to globalist control or central bank fiat currency money printing. We want to see a world where money is decentralized and unable to be manipulated by anyone. We also recognize that cryptocurrency will play a significant role in the future of financial transactions for human civilization. That said, we strongly oppose deceptive operators who are harming the cryptocurrency ecosystem. That’s the focus of this article: Exposing the sabotage operations and hoping that we can make crypto more honest, reliable and viable for the future.

    How globalists plan to wreck Bitcoin and the crypto ecosystem
    Based on information that has come to light concerning Evergrande, Tether and a sudden spike in regulatory targeting of cryptocurrencies, we believe that globalists are setting a giant trap by building — and then destroying — a global crypto bubble that wipes out retail participants. They are pulling this off through what appears to be the systemic counterfeiting of “stablecoins” which are supposed to be backed by dollar deposits but actually aren’t.

    As we covered yesterday, the Tether stablecoin company, based in Hong Kong, has already been declared to be engaged in criminal operations by the New York State Attorney General. The company uses “deceptive” practices to mislead investors, according to the NY AG. Even worse, Tether still refuses to submit to any legitimate accounting audit of its holdings, sending up huge red flags in the minds of informed observers.

    Importantly, Tether’s “stablecoins” are created out of thin air and are used to carry out about two-thirds of Bitcoin purchases.

    Thus, when Bitcoin holders talk about the hard limits (and built-in scarcity) of Bitcoin itself, these limits become meaningless when another coin that’s created out of thin air and has no scarcity can be used to purchase Bitcoin, driving its price ever higher. The obvious question is haunting many crypto participants right now: What would Bitcoin’s price actually be if not for all the Tether purchases?

    The price of Bitcoin has been wildly inflated by Tether purchases, and the Tether company has so far created over $70 billion in Tether coins. They are supposed to have $70 billion in dollar deposits to back it up, but they don’t. And since it’s entirely unregulated, they technically don’t have to submit to any accounting and can simply “claim” to have whatever deposits they want. (Making “self-affirmation” statements instead of engaging in rigorous accounting audits.)

    This is the equivalent to a central bank claiming they have, say, 10,000 tons of gold in their vaults while refusing to have their gold deposits audited. In fact, that’s the situation we all currently face with central banks: They print fiat currency while claiming to have deposits, but they refuse to allow auditing of their books. (Remember Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed!” rally cry?)

    Cryptocurrency was supposed to be the alternative to all this: No centralization, no money printing, no devaluation of the currency. Yet Tether adopts almost exactly the same behaviors as the Fed, but in the digital realm: Massive “stablecoin” printing, centralization of the money supply and zero audits.

    So Tether has, in essence, become the digital central bank of a digital fiat currency ecosystem that isn’t bound by any limits or scarcity whatseover. The central promises of cryptocurrency — decentralization, scarcity, honest money — all evaporate. Suddenly the world of crypto is just another fiat currency money creation machine, but operating in the digital world of crypto instead of the central banking world of mainstream finance.

    The plot to burst the crypto bubble and destroy faith in DeFi
    If a globalist cabal wanted to tear down cryptocurrency, the most effective way to carry out that task would be to infiltrate the crypto world and flood its digital money supply with a massive stream of “counterfeit” stablecoins created out of thin air. Drive the crypto bubble into a an upside frenzy, get everybody possible to buy in, then yank the rug out from under the whole system with an engineered destruction of the crypto money supply, causing a near-instant, widespread collapse of crypto asset prices.

    How can this be engineered? Through a collapse of the Tether stablecoin. And given that Tether is not audited and is widely believed to be largely based on empty promises rather than real deposits, all it would take is one faith-busting event that causes Tether holders to rush for the exits in a mass redemption panic. While the first few to redeem their Tether coins might get paid, it likely wouldn’t take long before Tether ran out of liquid assets, given that it now claims it holds assets in the form of “accounts receivables,” not simply dollar deposits.

    This means Tether loans money to various entities and counts these loans as “assets.” They are holding the paper for the loans, in other words, and they are counting on repayment over time in order to return the loan principal (plus interest). But what happens if the company that received the loan amount goes belly up? (According to the Tether website, the company currently holds about $30 billion in commercial paper.)

    Enter Evergrande, China’s Ponzi scheme property developer. Just as we warned weeks ago, the company is now in a state of accelerating default. Unable to make interest payments to foreign bond holders, Evergrande has now publicly admitted it is unable to meet its payment obligations.


    Many crypto analysts believe that Tether is holding Evergrande paper as a significant portion of its “assets.” No one knows for sure, since Tether won’t submit to an audit. But if Tether’s assets are tied up in Evergrande debt paper, and if Evergrande is now in default, then it stands to reason that even if Tether had full backing of all its stablecoins before the Evergrande fiasco, the default by Evergrande would wipe out potentially tens of billions of dollars in Tether’s accounts receivables, rendering it strongly under-funded.

    As Bloomberg Businessweek asks in a headline article, “Anyone Seen Tether’s Billions?” The story, published just one month ago, continues:

    A wild search for the U.S. dollars supposedly backing the stablecoin at the center of the global cryptocurrency trade—and in the crosshairs of U.S. regulators and prosecutors…

    Exactly how Tether is backed, or if it’s truly backed at all, has always been a mystery. For years a persistent group of critics has argued that, despite the company’s assurances, Tether Holdings doesn’t have enough assets to maintain the 1-to-1 exchange rate, meaning its coin is essentially a fraud.

    Then, this year, Tether Holdings started putting out a huge amount of digital coins. There are now 69 billion Tethers in circulation, 48 billion of them issued this year. That means the company supposedly holds a corresponding $69 billion in real money to back the coins—an amount that would make it one of the 50 largest banks in the U.S., if it were a U.S. bank and not an unregulated offshore company.

    …the size of Tether’s supposed dollar holdings is so big that it would be dangerous even assuming the dollars are real. If enough traders asked for their dollars back at once, the company could have to liquidate its assets at a loss, setting off a run on the not-bank. The losses could cascade into the regulated financial system by crashing credit markets. If the trolls are right, and Tether is a Ponzi scheme, it would be larger than Bernie Madoff’s.

    “It’s not a stablecoin, it’s a high-risk offshore hedge fund,” said John Betts, who ran a bank in Puerto Rico Tether used. “Even their own banking partners don’t know the extent of their holdings, or if they exist.”

    Importantly, a criminal investigation by the AG of New York State has already concluded that Tether misled investors about significant losses it incurred. The subhead of the NY AG press release, in fact, states:

    Bitfinex and Tether Deceived Clients and Market by Overstating Reserves, Hiding Approximately $850 Million in Losses Around the Globe

    So Tether and Bitfinex already have a history of covering up significant losses in order to deceive market participants. That history, combined with the astonishing lack of legitimate financial accounting, should set off alarm bells in the minds of investors. If Tether were your local bank and you became aware of such practices, you would immediately withdraw your money from that bank and take it somewhere that wasn’t so sketchy.

    What happens when the largest holders of Tether decide to do the same thing?

    Even more importantly, can the timing of such a Tether redemption be weaponized to achieve an epic crash in the public’s trust of the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem?

    That’s the scenario that we believe is being set up right now: A global crypto “trap” that will be triggered by a sudden, mass redemption of Tether stablecoins, with the express purpose of triggering a cascading collapse of the entire crypto ecosystem, initiated by the sudden destruction of what is essentially the “digital central bank” of crypto. The sudden destruction of over $70 billion in stablecoins would be so devastating to world finance that it even places assets at risk outside the crypto ecosystem.

    “…[W]hen I asked where Tether was keeping its money, he declined to say,” writes Bloomberg author Zeke Faux. “It was hard to believe that people had sent $69 billion in real U.S. dollars to a company that seemed to be practically quilted out of red flags.”

    In that statement, Faux nails it: Crypto traders are operating on blind faith, utterly oblivious to counterparty risk. Even worse, they never suspect that globalist interests might be infiltrating their entire system with a plan to bring the whole thing down, right as they unveil a new “trusted” digital wallet ecosystem run by globalist central banks.

    Importantly, because we are still in the bubble phase of the crypto mania, people think they’re making money so they don’t care about how sketchy the entire thing is. Also from Bloomberg:

    The biggest traders on these exchanges told me they routinely bought and sold hundreds of millions of Tethers and viewed it as an industry standard. Even so, many had their own conspiracy theories about the currency. It’s controlled by the Chinese mafia; the CIA uses it to move money; the government has allowed it to get huge so it can track the criminals who use it. It wasn’t that they trusted Tether, I realized. It was that they needed Tether to trade and were making too much money using it to dig too deeply. “It could be way shakier, and I wouldn’t care,” said Dan Matuszewski, co-founder of CMS Holdings LLC, a cryptocurrency investment firm.

    It is this obliviousness, in fact, that allows the crypto ecosystem to be infiltrated by bad faith actors. And since central banks can print unlimited fiat currency themselves, they can easily print the money they need in order to buy into the crypto markets and dominate that sphere. This means they can also buy enormous quantities of Tether and organize a planned redemption of Tether on any given “D-Day” attack designed to obliterate the Tether entity.

    Put another way, Tether’s risks are multi-faceted. They not only face the risk of default from Evergrande or other Chinese corporate entities that have borrowed money from Tether, they also face the risk of central bank organized financial attacks that are essentially well-crafted financial warfare moves designed to take down the unregulated crypto ecosystem and destroy public faith in non-regulated cryptos.

    I call it the “crypto reset” theory, and it would be the perfect storm weapon system for the globalist banking cabal to assert its dominance for centuries to come. When it comes to global financial control, after all, this is war, and the central banks will stop at nothing to cement their position for the future of human civilization.

    Summary: They build the bubble, then destroy it, then offer their solution of global control
    In summary, we believe the crypto ecosystem is being deliberately led into a massive bubble to ensnare as many people as possible in order to maximize the psychological impact of the destruction of that bubble. The destruction can be easily achieved due to the highly leveraged state of key crypto players — apparently including Tether — who are all vulnerable to self-reinforcing downside market action. Once the morale / faith of typical retail crypto investors is shattered, then it’s a panic for the exits, and the entire crypto ecosystem becomes a bloodbath.

    That’s when we find out just how insolvent the entire house of cards has become. And once that is accomplished, you’ll see the near-instant rollout of “trusted” digital wallets from central banks and various governments of the world.

    Heck, they might even claim their digital cryptos are backed by gold and silver, since they’ve been buying up gold supplies for years, perhaps in anticipation of precisely this sort of moment.

    Watch my recent interview with David Morgan for some details on this. I have a more detailed podcast that will be added blow, and then finally a lengthy interview with John Perez who has even more to offer on all this. Those last two videos will be added here as they are available on Brighteon:

    Brighteon.com/b5158fef-5aed-47ca-81c1-b77cf063fdb4
     
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  7. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

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    @Jack Kruse
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    The obvious question is haunting many crypto participants right now:
    What would Bitcoin’s price actually be if not for all the Tether purchases?

    The price of Bitcoin has been wildly inflated by Tether purchases, and the Tether company has so far created over $70 billion in Tether coins. They are supposed to have $70 billion in dollar deposits to back it up, but they don’t.

    So Tether has, in essence, become the digital central bank of a digital fiat currency ecosystem that isn’t bound by any limits or scarcity whatseover.

     
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  8. ND Hauf

    ND Hauf Pleb

    I’ve thought about the Tether issue a lot, listened to tons of podcasts regarding their backing/reporting for a long time now. Guys like James Altucher have started beating this drum again recently. Years ago before I understood the space and was trading in and out of markets this may have concerned me more. Today I see it as one a possible incredible buying opportunity headed our way or two there’s a race to BTC if Tether falls and BTC goes parabolic. Long term is my game and not too concerned about short term volatility.

    if the Bitcoin world is ending this guy didn’t get the message….
    https://cryptopotato.com/microstrategy-bought-1434-btc-worth-82-4-million-at-57-5k/
     
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  9. ND Hauf

    ND Hauf Pleb

    BTC Hash Rate Near All Time High….
     
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  10. Dr. @Jack Kruse - Thank you for your posted this morning Dec 29th 2021 on
    • If Yellen believes the Chinese real estate sector accounts for 30% of the Chinese economy, then what she says maybe a concern, "A slowdown in China, of course, would have global consequences. China's economy is large, and if China's economy were to slow down more than expected, it certainly could have consequences for many countries that are linked to China through trade."
    • Yellen is blaming the “pandemic” for inflationary pricing, and believes as it (the pandemic) resolves, the US consumer will buy “stuff” again and the prices for stuff will come down.
    If Yellen is right on the first point and wrong on the second point, then the fourth turning provided by Powell and the IMF could be Biden’s out.
     
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  11. May the miners make their profits.
     
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  12. During a BRUTAL study at Harvard in the 1950s, Dr. Curt Richter placed rats in a pool of water to test how long they could tread water.
    On average they'd give up and sink after 15 minutes.
    But right before they gave up due to exhaustion, the researchers would pluck them out, dry them off, let them rest for a few minutes - and put them back in for a second round.

    [​IMG]
    In this second try - how long do you think they lasted? [​IMG]
    Remember - they had just swam until failure only a few short minutes ago...
    How long do you think?
    Another 15 minutes?
    10 minutes?
    5 minutes?
    No!
    60 hours! [​IMG]
    That's not an error. [​IMG]
    That's right! 60 hours of swimming.
    The conclusion drawn was that since the rats BELIEVED that they would eventually be rescued, they could push their bodies way past what they previously thought impossible.

    Let think about this - BitCoin is no longer at 10K per coin; nor is it unknown to the "average" investor.
    If hope can cause exhausted rats to swim longer, what could a belief in yourself and your abilities?
    Remember what you’re capable of. Remember why you’re here.
    Keep swimming.

    BitCoin is not beyond reach...

    Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3353513/
     
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  13. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Today's current events:
    - Whatsapp pilots crypto payments
    - MicroStrategy buys +1400 BTC
    - Pepsi releases NFT collection
    - Microsoft's arm invests in NFT firm
    - Congresswoman bought Grayscale BTC
    - Grammys to release NFTs
    - Bitcoin above $48k; ETH above $4k
    - Florida governor open to crypto
    Don't forget $1 Billion BTC options going to be expired on Dec 9.........

    Time is dilating for some of us.
     
  14. I have search https://forum.jackkruse.com/index.php for "Billion BTC options going to be expired on Dec 9" <- No Results !

    Question: What is $1 Billion BTC options?
     
  15. ND Hauf

    ND Hauf Pleb

    You missed one…

    - Jack introduces DCA option at Strike.
    https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/09/strike-launches-dollar-cost-averaging-product-in-us/
     
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    JanSz Gold

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    JanSz Gold

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    JanSz Gold

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    JanSz Gold

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  20. Thank you @JanSz - What I got from that article is
    "There could be at least three scenarios that can be expected at the expiry of Bitcoin’s future contract on Friday (Dec 10th 2021).

    Firstly, if the price of Bitcoin will be in the range of US$ 47,000 to 50,000, then the liquidation loss will be around US$ 300. Secondly, if the price range will be between US$ 50,000 to 54,000, then the loss will be approximately US$ 160 Million. However, if Bitcoin rebounds back at the price of US$ 54,000 plus then, the loss will be reduced to only US$ 30 Million. For reduction of liquidation loss, it is essential that value change must come before 8:00 am UTC on the day of liquidation."
    Bitcoin falls as much as 22% - Dec 4th 2021
    https://markets.businessinsider.com...illion-in-cryptocurrencies-liquidated-2021-12

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