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r/Bitcoin recap - March 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 27th monthly Bitcoin news recap.
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
A recap of Bitcoin in March 2019
Adoption
Development
Security
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Business
Education
Regulation & Politics
Archeology (Financial Incumbents)
Fun & Other
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ColossusXT Q2 AMA Ends!

Thank you for being a part of the ColossusXT Reddit AMA! Below we will summarize the questions and answers. The team responded to 78 questions! If you question was not included, it may have been answered in a previous question. The ColossusXT team will do a Reddit AMA at the end of every quarter.
The winner of the Q2 AMA Contest is: Shenbatu
Q: Why does your blockchain exist and what makes it unique?
A: ColossusXT exists to provide an energy efficient method of supercomputing. ColossusXT is unique in many ways. Some coins have 1 layer of privacy. ColossusXT and the Colossus Grid will utilize 2 layers of privacy through Obfuscation Zerocoin Protocol, and I2P and these will protect users of the Colossus Grid as they utilize grid resources. There are also Masternodes and Proof of Stake which both can contribute to reducing 51% attacks, along with instant transactions and zero-fee transactions. This protection is paramount as ColossusXT evolves into the Colossus Grid. Grid Computing will have a pivotal role throughout the world, and what this means is that users will begin to experience the Internet as a seamless computational universe. Software applications, databases, sensors, video and audio streams-all will be reborn as services that live in cyberspace, assembling and reassembling themselves on the fly to meet the tasks at hand. Once plugged into the grid, a desktop machine will draw computational horsepower from all the other computers on the grid.
Q: What is the Colossus Grid?
A: ColossusXT is an anonymous blockchain through obfuscation, Zerocoin Protocol, along with utilization of I2P. These features will protect end user privacy as ColossusXT evolves into the Colossus Grid. The Colossus Grid will connect devices in a peer-to-peer network enabling users and applications to rent the cycles and storage of other users’ machines. This marketplace of computing power and storage will exclusively run on COLX currency. These resources will be used to complete tasks requiring any amount of computation time and capacity, or allow end users to store data anonymously across the COLX decentralized network. Today, such resources are supplied by entities such as centralized cloud providers which are constrained by closed networks, proprietary payment systems, and hard-coded provisioning operations. Any user ranging from a single PC owner to a large data center can share resources through Colossus Grid and get paid in COLX for their contributions. Renters of computing power or storage space, on the other hand, may do so at low prices compared to the usual market prices because they are only using resources that already exist.
Q: When will zerocoin be fully integrated?
A: Beta has been released for community testing on Test-Net. As soon as all the developers consider the code ready for Main-Net, it will be released. Testing of the code on a larger test network network will ensure a smooth transition.
Q: Is the end goal for the Colossus Grid to act as a decentralized cloud service, a resource pool for COLX users, or something else?
A: Colossus Grid will act as a grid computing resource pool for any user running a COLX node. How and why we apply the grid to solve world problems will be an ever evolving story.
Q: What do you think the marketing role in colx.? When ll be the inwallet shared nodes available...i know its been stated in roadmap but as u dont follow roadmap and offer everything in advance...i hope shared MN's to be avilable soon.
A: The ColossusXT (COLX) roadmap is a fluid design philosophy. As the project evolves, and our community grows. Our goal is to deliver a working product to the market while at the same time adding useful features for the community to thrive on, perhaps the Colossus Grid and Shared Masternodes will be available both by the end of Q4 2018.
Q: When will your github be open to the public?
A: The GitHub has been open to the public for a few months now.
You can view the GitHub here: https://github.com/ColossusCoinXT
The latest commits here: https://github.com/ColossusCoinXT/ColossusCoinXT/commits/master
Q: Why should I use COLX instead of Monero?
A: ColossusXT offers Proof of Stake and Masternodes both which contribute layers in protection from 51% attacks often attributed with Proof of Work consensus, and in being Proof of Work(Monero) ColossusXT is environmentally friendly compared to Proof of Work (Monero). You can generate passive income from Proof of Stake, and Masternodes. Along with helping secure the network.What really sets ColossusXT apart from Monero, and many other privacy projects being worked on right now, is the Colossus Grid. Once plugged into the Colossus Grid, a desktop machine will draw computational horsepower from all the other computers on the grid. Blockchain, was built on the core value of decentralization and ColossusXT adhere to these standards with end-user privacy in mind in the technology sector.
Q: With so many coins out with little to no purpose let alone a definitive use case, how will COLX distinguish itself from the crowd?
A: You are right, there are thousands of other coins. Many have no purpose, and we will see others “pumping” from day to day. It is the nature of markets, and crypto as groups move from coin to coin to make a quick profit. As blockchain regulations and information is made more easily digestible projects like ColossusXT will rise. Our goal is to produce a quality product that will be used globally to solve technical problems, in doing so grid computing on the ColossusXT network could create markets of its own within utilizing Super-computing resources. ColossusXT is more than just a currency, and our steadfast approach to producing technical accomplishments will not go unnoticed.
Q: Tell the crowd something about the I2P integration plan in the roadmap? 🙂
A: ColossusXT will be moving up the I2P network layer in the roadmap to meet a quicker development pace of the Colossus Grid. The I2P layer will serve as an abstraction layer further obfuscating the users of ColossusXT (COLX) nodes. Abstraction layer allows two parties to communicate in an anonymous manner. This network is optimised for anonymous file-sharing.
Q: What kind of protocols, if any, are being considered to prevent or punish misuse of Colossus Grid resources by bad actors, such as participation in a botnet/denial of service attack or the storage of stolen information across the Grid?
A: What defines bad actors? ColossusXT plans on marketing to governments and cyber security companies globally. Entities and individuals who will certainly want their privacy protected. There is a grey area between good and bad, and that is something we can certainly explore as a community. Did you have any ideas to contribute to this evolving variable?What we mean when we say marketing towards security companies and governments is being utilized for some of the projects and innovating new ways of grid computing.
Security: https://wiki.ncsa.illinois.edu/display/cybersec/Projects+and+Software
Governments: https://www.techwalla.com/articles/what-are-the-uses-of-a-supercomputer
Q: The Colossus Grid is well defined but I don't feel easily digestible. Has their been any talk of developing an easier to understand marketing plan to help broaden the investoadoptor base?
A: As we get closer to the release of the Colossus Grid marketing increase for the Colossus Grid. It will have a user friendly UI, and we will provide Guides and FAQ’s with the release that any user intending to share computing power will be able to comprehend.
Q: Can you compare CollossusXT and Golem?
A: Yes. The Colosssus Grid is similar to other grid computing projects. The difference is that ColossusXT is on it’s own blockchain, and does not rely on the speed or congestion of a 3rd party blockchain. The Colossus Grid has a privacy focus and will market to companies, and individuals who would like to be more discreet when buying or selling resources by offering multiple levels of privacy protections.
Q: How do you guys want to achieve to be one of the leaders as a privacy coin?
A: Being a privacy coin leader is not our end game. Privacy features are just a small portion of our framework. The Colossus Grid will include privacy features, but a decentralized Supercomputer is what will set us apart and we intend to be leading this industry in the coming years as our vision, and development continue to grow and scale with technology.
Q: With multiple coins within this space, data storage and privacy, how do you plan to differentiate COLX from the rest? Any further partnerships planned?
A: The Colossus Grid will differentiate ColossusXT from coins within the privacy space. The ColossusXT blockchain will differentiate us from the DATA storage space. Combining these two features with the ability to buy and sell computing power to complete different computational tasks through a decentralized marketplace. We intend to involve more businesses and individuals within the community and will invite many companies to join in connecting the grid to utilize shared resources and reduce energy waste globally when the BETA is available.
Q: Has colossus grid had the best come up out of all crypto coins?
A: Possibly. ColossusXT will continue to “come up” as we approach the launch of the Colossus Grid network.
Q: How far have Colossus gone in the ATM integration
A: ColossusXT intends to and will play an important role in the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. We already have an ongoing partnership with PolisPay which will enable use of COLX via master debit cards. Along with this established relationship, ColossusXT team is in touch with possible companies to use colx widely where these can only be disclosed upon mutual agreement.
Q: How does COLX intend to disrupt the computing industry through Grid Computing?
A: Using the Colossus Grid on the ColossusXT blockchain, strengthens the network. Computers sit idly by for huge portions of the day. Connecting to the Colossus Grid and contributing those idle resources can make use of all the computing power going to waste, and assist in advancing multiple technology sectors and solving issues. Reducing costs, waste, and increased speed in technology sectors such as scientific research, machine learning, cyber security, and making it possible for anyone with a desktop PC to contribute resources to the Colossus Grid and earn passive income.
Q: What kind of partnerships do you have planned and can you share any of them? :)
A: The ColossusXT team will announce partnerships when they are available. It’s important to finalize all information and create strong avenues of communication between partners ColossusXT works with in the future. We are currently speaking with many different exchanges, merchants, and discussing options within our technology sector for utilizing the Colossus Grid.
Q: Will shared Masternodes be offered by the COLX team? Or will there be any partnerships with something like StakingLab, StakeUnited, or SimplePosPool? StakingLab allows investors of any size to join their shared Masternodes, so any investor of any size can join. Is this a possibility in the future?
A: ColossusXT has already partnered with StakingLab. We also plan to implement shared Masternodes in the desktop wallet.
Q: How innovative is the Colossus Grid in the privacy coin space?
A: Most privacy coins are focused on being just a currency / form of payment. No other project is attempting to do what we are doing with a focus on user privacy.
Q: Hey guys do you think to integrated with some other plataforms like Bancor? I would like it!
A: ColossusXT is in touch with many exchange platforms, however, due to non disclosure agreements details cannot be shared until it is mutually decided with the partners. We will always be looking for new platforms to spread the use of colx in different parts of the world and crypto space.
Q: What is the reward system for the master node owners?
A: From block 388.800 onwards, block reward is 1200 colx and this is split based on masternode ownestaker ratio. This split is based on see-saw algorithm. With an increasing number of masternodes the see-saw algorithm disincentivizes the establishment of even more masternodes because it lowers their profitability. To be precise, as soon as more than 41.5% of the total COLX coin supply is locked in masternodes, more than 50% of the block reward will be distributed to regular staking nodes. As long as the amount of locked collateral funds is below the threshold of 41.5%, the see-saw algorithm ensure that running a masternode is financially more attractive than running a simple staking node, to compensate for the additional effort that a masternode requires in comparison to a simple staking node.Please refer to our whitepaper for more information.
Q: What other marketplaces has the COLX team been in contact with?
Thanks guys! Love the coin and staff
A: ColossusXT gets in touch for different platforms based on community request and also based on partnership requests received upon ColossusXT business team’s mutual agreement. Unfortunately, these possibilities cannot be shared until they are mutually agreed between the partners and ColossusXT team due to non disclosure agreements.
Q: What do you think about the new rules that will soon govern crypto interactions in the EU? they are against anonymous payments
A: Blockchain technology is just now starting to become clear to different governments.
ColossusXT's privacy features protect the end-user from oversharing personal information. As you are probably aware from the multiple emails you've received recently from many websites.
Privacy policies are always being updated and expanded upon. The use of privacy features with utility coins like ColossusXT should be a regular norm throughout blockchain. This movement is part is about decentralization as much as it is about improving technology.
While this news may have a role to play. I don't think it is THE role that will continuously be played as blockchain technology is implemented throughout the world.
Q: Any hints on the next big feature implementation you guys are working on? According to road map - really excited to hear more about the Shared MN and the scale of the marketplace!
A: Current work is focused on the privacy layer of Colossus Grid and completing the updated wallet interface.
Q: Why choose COLX, or should I say why should we believe in COLX becoming what you promise in the roadmap. What are you different from all the other privacy coins with block chain establishment already in effect?
A: ColossusXT is an environmentally friendly Proof of Stake, with Masternode technology that provide dual layers of protection from 51% attacks. It includes privacy features that protect the user while the utilize resources from the Colossus Grid. Some of the previous questions within this AMA may also answer this question.
Q: What tradeoffs do you have using the Colossus Grid versus the more typical distribution?
A: The advantage of supercomputers is that since data can move between processors rapidly, all of the processors can work together on the same tasks. Supercomputers are suited for highly-complex, real-time applications and simulations. However, supercomputers are very expensive to build and maintain, as they consist of a large array of top-of-the-line processors, fast memory, custom hardware, and expensive cooling systems. They also do not scale well, since their complexity makes it difficult to easily add more processors to such a precisely designed and finely tuned system.By contrast, the advantage of distributed systems (Like Colossus Grid) is that relative to supercomputers they are much less expensive. Many distributed systems make use of cheap, off-the-shelf computers for processors and memory, which only require minimal cooling costs. In addition, they are simpler to scale, as adding an additional processor to the system often consists of little more than connecting it to the network. However, unlike supercomputers, which send data short distances via sophisticated and highly optimized connections, distributed systems must move data from processor to processor over slower networks making them unsuitable for many real-time applications.
Q: Why should I choose Colossus instead of another 100,000 altcoins?
A: Many of these alt-coins are all very different projects. ColossusXT is the only Grid computing project with a focus on user privacy. We have instant transactions, and zero-fee transactions and ColossusXT is one of the very few coins to offer live support. Check out our Whitepaper!
Q: Will there be an option (in the future) to choose between an anonymous or public transaction?
A: Zerocoin is an evolution of the current coin mixing feature. Both allow an individual to decide how they would like to send their transactions.
Q: What exchange has highest volume for ColossusXT, and are there any plans for top exchanges soon ?
A: Currently Cryptopia carries the majority of ColossusXT volume. We are speaking with many different exchanges, and preparing requested documentation for different exchanges. ColossusXT intends to be traded on every major exchange globally.
Q: What is the TPS speed that colx blockchain achieves?
A: ColossusXT achieves between 65-67 TPS depending on network conditions currently.
Q: Plans on expanding the dev team?
A: As development funds allow it, the team will be expanded. Development costs are high for a unique product like ColossusXT, and a good majority of our budget is allocated to it.
Q: Can you explain what is and what are the full porpose of the COLOSSUSXT GRID PROJECT ?
A: Colossus Grid is explained in the whitepaper. The uses for grid computing and storage are vast, and we are only starting to scratch the surface on what this type of computing power can do. There is also a description within the formatting context within the AMA of the Colossus Grid.
Q: Is there mobile wallet for Android and iOS? If not, is there a roadmap?
A: There Android wallet is out of beta and on the Google PlayStore: iOS wallet is planned for development.
The roadmap can be found here: https://colossusxt.io/roadmap/
Q: Is ColossusXT planning on partnering up with other cryptocurrency projects? Such as: Bread and EQUAL.
A: ColossusXT plans on partnering with other crypto projects that make sense. We look for projects that can help alleviate some of our development work / provide quality of life upgrades to our investors so that we can focus on Colossus Grid development. When absolutely love it when the community comes to us with great projects to explore.
Q: Did you ever considered a coinburn? Don't you think a coin burn will increase COLX price and sustain mass adoption? Do you plan on keeping the price of COLX in a range so the potential big investors can invest in a not so much volatile project?
A**:** There are no plans to do a coinburn at this time. Please check out our section in the whitepaper about the supply.
Q: what is the next big exchange for colx to be listed ?
A: There are several exchanges that will be listing ColossusXT soon. Stay tuned for updates within the community as some have already been announced and future announcements.
  1. CryptalDash
  2. NextExchange
  3. CoinPulse
  4. CoinSwitch (Crowdfunding)
  5. Plaak (Crowdfunding)
Q: How will Colx compete with other privacy coins which claim to be better like Privacy?
A: ColossusXT is not competing with other privacy coins. ColossusXT will evolve into the Colossus Grid, which is built on the backbone of a privacy blockchain. In our vision, all these other privacy coins are competing for relevancy with ColossusXT. There are also similar responses to question that may hit on specifics.
Q: Does COLX have a finite number of coins like bitcoin?
A: No, ColossusXT is Proof of Stake. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof-of-stake
Q: What are the advantages of COLX over other competitor coins (eg. ECA)?
A: The only similarities between ColossusXT and Electra is that we are both privacy blockchains. ColossusXT is very much an entirely different project that any other privacy coin in the blockchain world today. The Colossus Grid will be a huge advantage over any other privacy coin. Offering the ability for a desktop machine to rent power from others contributing to the Colossus Grid and perform and compute high level tasks.
Q: How do you feel about some countries frowning upon privacy coins and how do you plan to change their minds (and what do you plan to do about it?)
A: The ColossusXT team tries to view opinions from multiple perspectives so that we can understand each line of thinking. As blockchain technology becomes more widely adopted, so will the understanding of the importance of the privacy features within ColossusXT. Privacy is freedom.
Q: How do you see COLX in disrupting cloud gaming services such as PlayStation Now?
A: Cloud gaming services have not been discussed. Initial marketing of our private grid computing framework will be targeted at homes users, governments, and cyber security firms who may require more discretion / anonymity in their work.
Q: Since colx is a privacy coin and is known for its privacy in the transactions due to which lot of money laundering and scams could take place, would colx and its community be affected due to it? And if does then how could we try to prevent it?
A: ColossusXT intends to be known for the Colossus Grid. The Colossus Grid development will be moved up from Q1 2019 to Q3 2018 to reflect this message and prevent further miscommunication about what privacy means for the future of ColossusXT. Previous answers within this AMA may further elaborate on this question.
Q: When do you plan to list your coin on other "bigger" exchanges?
A: ColossusXT is speaking with many different exchanges. These things have many different factors. Exchanges decide on listing dates and we expect to see ColossusXT listed on larger exchanges as we approach the Colossus Grid Beta. The governance system can further assist in funding.
Q: What was the rationale behind naming your coin ColossusXT?
A: Colossus was a set of computers developed by British codebreakers in the years 1943–1945. XT symbolises ‘extended’ as the coin was forked from the original Cv2 coin.
Q: Can you give any details about the E Commerce Marketplace, and its progress?
A: The Ecommerce Marketplace is a project that will receive attention after our development pass on important privacy features for the grid. In general, our roadmap will be changing to put an emphasis on grid development.
Q: How will someone access the grid, and how will you monetize using the grid? Will there be an interface that charges COLX for time on the grid or data usage?
A: The Colossus Grid will be integrated within the ColossusXT wallet. Buying & Selling resources will happen within the wallet interface. You won't be able to charge for "time" on the grid, and have access to unlimited resources. The goal is to have users input what resources they need, and the price they are willing to pay. The Colossus Grid will then look for people selling resources at a value the buyer is willing to pay. Time may come into play based on which resources you are specifically asking for.
Q: Are there any plans to launch an official YouTube channel with instructional videos about basic use of the wallets and features of COLX? Most people are visually set and learn much faster about wallets when actually seeing it happen before they try themselves. This might attract people to ColossusXT and also teach people about basic use of blockchain and cryptocurrency wallets. I ask this because I see a lot of users on Discord and Telegram that are still learning and are asking a lot of real basic questions.
A: ColossusXT has an official YT account with instructional videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCmMLUSK4YoxKvrLoKJnzng
Q: What are the usp's of colx in comparing to other privacy coins?
A: Privacy coins are a dime a dozen. ColossusXT has different end goals than most privacy coins, and this cannot be stated enough. Our goal is not just to be another currency, but to build a sophisticated computing resource sharing architecture on top of the privacy blockchain.
Q: A new exchange will probably gain more liquidity for our coin. If you might choose 3 exchanges to get COLX listed, what would be your top 3?
A: ColossusXT intends to be listed on all major exchanges globally. :)
Q: What is the future of privacy coins? What will be the future colx userbase (beyond the first adopters and enthusiasts)?
A: The future of privacy is the same it has always been. Privacy is something each and everyone person owns, until they give it away to someone else. Who is in control of your privacy? You or another person or entity?The future of the ColossusXT user base will comprise of early adopters, enthusiast, computer science professionals, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics professionals for which these users can utilize the Colossus Grid a wide range of needs.
Q: Will ColossusXT join more exchanges soon??
A: Yes. :)
Q: So when will Colossus put out lots of advertisement to the various social media sites to get better known? Like Youtube videos etc.
A: As we get closer to a product launch of the Colossus Grid, you’ll begin to see more advertisements, YouTubers, and interviews. We’re looking to also provide some presentations at blockchain conferences in 2018, and 2019.
Q: In your opinion, what are some of the issues holding COLX back from wider adoption? In that vein, what are some of the steps the team is considering to help address those issues?
A: One of the main issues that is holding ColossusXT back from a wider adoption is our endgame is very different from other privacy coins. The Colossus Grid. In order to address this issue, the ColossusXT team intends to have a Colossus Grid Beta out by the end of Q4 and we will move development of the Colossus Grid from Q1 2019 to Q3 2018.
Q: Or to see it from another perspective - what are some of the biggest issues with crypto-currency and how does COLX address those issues?
A: Biggest issue is that cryptocurrency is seen as a means to make quick money, what project is going to get the biggest “pump” of the week, and there is not enough focus on building blockchain technologies that solve problems or creating legitimate business use cases.
For the most part we believe the base of ColossusXT supporters see our end-game, and are willing to provide us with the time and support to complete our vision. The ColossusXT team keeps its head down and keeps pushing forward.
Q: I know it's still early in the development phase but can you give a little insight into what to look forward to regarding In-wallet voting and proposals system for the community? How much power will the community have regarding the direction COLX development takes in the future?
A: The budget and proposal system is detailed in the whitepaper. Masternode owners vote on and guide the development of ColossusXT by voting on proposals put forth by the community and business partners.
Our goal is to make this process as easy and accessible as possible to our community.
Q: Will there be an article explaining the significance of each partnership formed thus far?
A: Yes, the ColossusXT team will announce partners on social media, and community outlets. A detailed article of what partnerships mean will be available on our Medium page: https://medium.com/@colossusxt
Q: What potential output from the Grid is expected and what would it's use be?
For example, x teraflops which could process y solutions to protein folding in z time.
A: There are many uses for grid computing. A crypto enthusiast mining crypto, a cyber security professional cracking a password using brute force, or a scientist producing climate prediction models.
The resources available to put towards grid projects will be determined by the number of nodes sharing resources, and the amount of resources an individual is willing to purchase with COLX.
All individuals will not have access to infinite grid resources.
Q: Is there a paper wallet available?
A: Yes, see https://mycolxwallet.org
Q: Is there a possibility of implementing quantum computer measures in the future?
A: This is a great idea for potentially another project in the future. Currently this is not possible with the Colossus Grid. Instead of bits, which conventional computers use, a quantum computer uses quantum bits—known as qubits. In classical computing, a bit is a single piece of information that can exist in two states – 1 or 0. Quantum computing uses quantum bits, or 'qubits' instead. These are quantum systems with two states. However, unlike a usual bit, they can store much more information than just 1 or 0, because they can exist in any superposition of these values.
Q: Do you plan to do a coin burn?
A: No future coin burns are planned. Anything like this would go through a governance proposal and Masternode owners would vote on this. This is not anything we’ve seen within the community being discussed.
Q: Can I check the exact number of current COLX master node and COLX staking node?
A: Yes. You can view the Masternodes and the amount of ColossusXT (COLX) being staked by viewing the block explorer.
Block explorer: https://chainz.cryptoid.info/colx/#!extraction
Q: What incentive could we give a youtuber to do the BEST video of ColossusXT (COLX)?
A: We've been approached by several YouTubers. The best thing a YouTuber can do is understand what ColossusXT is, join the community, ask questions if there is something they don't understand.
The problem with many YouTubers is that some of them are just trying to get paid, they don't really care to provide context or research a project.
Disclaimer: This is not all YouTubers, but many.
Q: In which ways is the ColossusGrid different from other supercomputer / distributed computing projects out there. Golem comes to mind. Thanks!
A: The main difference is that we are focused on the end users privacy, and the types of users that we will be targeting will be those that need more discretion / anonymity in their work. We are building framework that will continue to push the boundaries of user privacy as it relates to grid computing.
Q: Can we please complete our roadmap ahead of schedule? I find most other coins that do this actually excell in terms of price and community members. Keep on top of the game :)
A: The Colossus XT roadmap is a very fluid document, and it is always evolving. Some items are moved up in priority, and others are moved back. The roadmap should not be thought of something that is set in stone.
Q: Does COLX have master nodes?
A: Yes. ColossusXT has masternodes.
Q: Have thought about providing a method to insert a form of payment in colx in any page that wants to use cryptocurrencies in a fast and simple way in order to masive adoption????
A: There is already this option.https://mycryptocheckout.com/coins/
Q: What do you think your community progress till now?
A: The community has grown greatly in the last 3 months. We’re very excited to go from 13 to 100 questions in our quarterly AMA. Discord, Telegram, and Twitter are growing everyday.
Q: I noticed on Roadmap: Coinomi and ahapeshift wallet integration. Can you tell me more about this? I am new in crypto and new ColX investor so I don't know much about this. Thanks and keep a good work.
A: Coinomi is a universal wallet. ColossusXT will have multiple wallet platforms available to it. Shapeshift allows you to switch one crypto directly for another without the use of a coupler (BTC).
Q: Is "A general-purpose decentralized marketplace" written in the whitepaper the same as "E-COMMERCE MARKETPLACE" written on the roadmap?
Please tell me about "A general-purpose decentralized marketplace" or "E-COMMERCE MARKETPLACE" in detail.
A: Details will be posted as we get closer to the marketplace. It will be similar to other marketplaces within blockchain. Stay tuned for more information by following us on Twitter.
Q: History has shown that feature-based technologies always get replaced by technologies with platforms that incorporate those features; what is colossius big picture?
A: The Colossus Grid. Which has been explained within this AMA in a few different ways.
Q: What are the main objectives for COLX team this year? Provide me 5 reason why COLX will survive in a long term perspective? Do you consider masternodes working in a private easy to setup wallet on a DEX network? Already big fan, have a nice day!
A: Getting into Q3 our main object is to get a working product of the Colossus Grid by the end of Q4.
  1. Community - Our community is growing everyday as knowledge about what we’re building grows. When the Colossus Grid is online we expect expansion to grow at a rapid pace as users connect to share resources.
  2. Team - The ColossusXT team will continue to grow. We are stewards of a great community and an amazing project. Providing a level of support currently unseen in many other projects through Discord. The team cohesion and activity within the community is a standard we intend to set within the blockchain communities.
  3. Features - ColossusXT and The Colossus Grid will have user friendly AI. We understand the difficulties when users first enter blockchain products. The confusion between keys, sending/receiving addresses, and understanding available features within. Guides will always be published for Windows/Mac/Linux with updates so that these features can be easily understood.
  4. Colossus Grid - The Colossus Grid answers real world problems, and provides multiple solutions while also reducing energy consumption.
  5. Use Case - Many of the 1000+ other coins on the market don’t have the current use-case that ColossusXT has, let alone the expansion of utility use-cases in multiple sectors.
Q: Will the whitepaper be available in Portuguese?
A: Yes. We will be adding some language bounties to the website in the future. Stay tuned.
Q: Notice in your white paper there are future plans for decentralised governance and masternode voting. While all that is great, how do you plan on mitigating malicious proposals from getting through by gaming the system (i.e. bot votes, multiple accounts, spam,etc)?
A: You cannot game the system. Masternode owners get 1 vote.
Q: Been a massive fan of this project since Dec last year, anyways what was the reason you guys thought of putting XT at the end of Colossus. :)
A: XT symbolizes ‘extended’ as the coin was forked from the original Cv2 coin.
Q: Do you plan a partnership within the banking industry to capitalize on such large amounts of money being moved continuously?
A: The focus will be on the Colossus Grid and Grid computing, with the option to participate in the financial sector of Blockchain through Polis Pay, and other partnerships that can be announced in the future.
Q: When will be COLX supported By The Ledger Wallet?
A: Integration with cold storage wallet is planned. I myself (PioyPioyPioy) have a Nano Ledger S and I love it!
Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
A: The goal 5 years from now would be to be a leading competitor in cloud computing and storage. Providing government, private cybersecurity, and individuals with efficient solutions to Super-computing, cloud storage through Blockchain infrastructure. I would like to see hardware options of connecting to the grid to utilize resources after the Colossus Grid is online, and I think this can contribute to many use-case scenarios.
Q: How can I suggest business partnerships and strategic ideas etc to the ColossusXT team?
A: Join us in Discord. Members of the team here are active daily, you can also contact us at: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
Q: A great project requires good funding. How do you plan to incorporate fund sourcing and management into the long-term planning of this project
A: Check out our governance section within the whitepaper. :)
Website: https://colossusxt.io
Whitepaper: https://colossuscoinxt.org/whitepape
Roadmap: https://colossuscoinxt.org/roadmap/
Follow ColossusXT on:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/colossuscoinxt
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ColossusCoin/
Telegram: https://web.telegram.org/#/im?p=s1245563208_12241980906364004453
Discord: https://discord.gg/WrnAPcx
Apply to join the team: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YcOoY6nyCZ6aggJNyMU-Y5me8_gLTHkuDY4SrQPRe-4/viewform?edit_requested=true
Contribute an idea: https://colossusxt.fider.io/
Q2 AMA Questions: https://www.reddit.com/ColossuscoinX/comments/8ppkxf/official_colossusxt_ama_q2/
Previous AMA: https://www.reddit.com/ColossuscoinX/comments/8bia7o/official_colossusxt_ama/
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New Bitcoin Blender Algorithm Maximizes Online Anonymity within the Bitcoin Network

The world nowadays, there's very few persons, who don't already grasp what bitcoin is and how it operates. Just in case you don't grasp what bitcoin is, it's merely a digital on-line currency with a currency abbreviation of BTC. Bitcoin even has it's own universal keyboard symbol, which like ₿. Bitcoin is a virtual cryptocurrency that's used as electronic cash and gains abundant price over short and long time, it had been designed and designed to travel up in price, quite the fascinating invention if one wants to learn additional bitcoin distinctive options and reasons behind it's style. Bitcoins are usually required nowadays once it involves on-line shopping, paying bills, and performing purchases involving different money transactions on the net. There's a widespread belief that bitcoins are fully anonymous and are completely not possible to trace down a sender or receiver to search out a selected wallet's owner. Sadly this is often be} not entirely true and bitcoin transactions can often be half-tracked and later wont to establish individuals, binding them to different past and future transactions, however by combining your bitcoins, usually by employing a bitcoin blender, you're keeping your on-line identity and your cash really anonymous at intervals the bitcoin system, and once causing and receiving BTC. Secure your on-line identity and keep your personal transactions and the other bitcoin purchases personal with a quick and cheap bitcoin combination resolution. Nowadays there are special strategies and tricks that enable the tracing and trailing of bitcoin transactions of a private one that sends the bitcoin payment. To forestall this from happening, MIXM.io has launched a awfully straightforward app designed into a simple to use web site that provides a singular bitcoin combination resolution. MIXM.io could be a web-based platform, that makes it potential to form the bitcoin transactions untraceable. The service is straightforward and fast to use, whereas the fees for victimization it are cheap and far cheaper than most. Better of all, MIXM.io has one amongst the best and hardest operating combination algorithms. Bitcoins are mixed very well whereas fees for the service are still unbroken cheap. The truest anonymization at intervals the bitcoin network will be obtained through the mixer. MIXM.io has one specific goal, and that's making fully not possible to trace back bitcoin transactions once being place through the mixer. A goal that's believed to possess been met higher than and on the far side. The service is on the market any time of the day to form bitcoin combination potential for everybody the least bit times, all round the world. MIXM.io developers conjointly supply users a pleasant likelihood to search out out additional concerning the ways that of protective their bitcoin operations and confidentiality. The location offers a helpful video tutorial that demonstrates however simple it is to use the bitcoin blender. For additional data, please, be at liberty to go to https://mixm.io/ About the Company: [MIXM.io](https://MIXM.io) is a trusted high volume bitcoin mixer, tumbler, blender, mixing service with very low fees and it's own large bitcoin reserve for always keeping your BTC and the users of the bitcoin community anonymous and secure. The principle of the service is sort of straightforward and is explained in details right at the web site. It's out there any time of the day and is sort of cheap for everybody.
Contact Info: MIXM.io | low-fee Bitcoin Mixer | Tumbler | Blender | Anonymizer | Launderer E-mail: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Website: https://mixm.io/
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JAVVY

Extraordinary steps have been made to make crypto progressively open to the majority. The confounding idea of the blockchain has without a doubt stopped numerous from getting included. A heap of convoluted exchanges alternatives just exacerbates this outlook.
Javvy, a Cayman Island enrolled crypto organization comprehends these difficulties, and accordingly, has built up an across the board crypto experience. Javvy highlights a widespread wallet with an implicit decentralized exchange which is intended to permit snappy and simple enrollment and give a predominant client experience.
Javvy incorporates its decentralized cryptocurrency exchange consistently into the complete Javvy wallet solution, disposing of the present requirement for various wallets and exchanges. The Javvy crypto wallet will bolster purchase, sell, use, oversee for ALL significant cryptographic forms of money and affirmed tokens, inside a solitary, secure non electronic application. The Idea Is Simple
'To Provide an Integrated, Decentralized Exchange Platform to Buy, Sell, Convert, Use, and Manage ALL Major Cryptocurrencies, Within a Truly Secure Wallet App accessible for Nearly Everyone in the World'
The Javvy team have recognized the hindrances intrinsic at purpose of section, and intend to make these procedures increasingly liquid, safe, and secure for everyone. The Javvy application utilizes an exchange aggregator which enables you to purchase, sell, and convert utilizing the Javvy application as a window to other unified exchanges. Javvy will go into beta with 3 extensive brought together exchanges in the blink of an eye.
This technology kills the need to recollect various exchange passwords as you will most likely use Javvy to get to them all. This procedure likewise implies that once you have entered your Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) methodology with Javvy then it won't be required once more. This spares you time and exertion, accordingly enabling you to continue ahead with getting a charge out of the crypto experience.
Security likewise positions very inside Javvy's convention. Private keys are created, encoded, and put away locally on your gadget. This gives you full and unlimited authority over your cryptocurrency and takes out the danger of robbery from mass information ruptures. The Javvy application upholds secure passwords, will offer help for equipment "cold stockpiling" wallets, holds Two Factor Authentication (2FA) and has reinforcement strategies for private keys to help avert losing access to resources.
At first the App will bolster Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the Javvy token. Following this, the main 500 coins and the best 50+ considered tokens will be included. The Javvy App is downloadable on the App store, IOS and for Windows: https://javvy.com/refreshes
Javvy Token and ICO Details
Token Type: ERC-20
Token Symbol: JVY
Most extreme Supply: 333,333,333 JVY
Tokens available to be purchased: 100,000,000 JVY
Dedication Reward Tokens: 150,000,000
Cost: 0.0004 ETH/JVY
Delicate Cap (ETH): 1,000
Hard Cap (USD): $8mm
ICO: Dec first 2018-Feb 28th 2019
https://javvy.com/#ICO
Links : Website https://javvy.com/ White paper : https://javvy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/javvy_crypto-solution-white-paper.pdf Ann thread : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2216370.0
Bounty0x Username-Sandycee
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XCOYNZ IEO: The Fee You Control

XCOYNZ IEO: The Fee You Control
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The introduction of blockchain has changed the world economy. To put it simply, blockchain is basically a chain of blocks that stores information. It makes use of a peer-to-peer network which allows joining the network. Blockchain technology is associated with a number of benefits. It provides greater transparency, improved traceability, increased efficiency, enhanced security, and speed. Cryptocurrency transactions based on blockchain technology is known to allow secure, instant and anonymous payments all across the world. Not just that, it also helps in preventing money laundering and corruption as well.
Cryptocurrency exchanges is a fundamental tool in recent times. It has enables the users to buy, sell and carry on transactions with the help of cryptocurrencies. This has proved the importance of cryptocurrency exchanges in today’s world. Speaking of which, we present to you CoinCasso, a brand new cryptocurrency exchange platform. With this in mind XCOYNZ has created a revolutionary platform, which is the future for the crypto community.
ABOUT XCOYNZ
XCOYNZ, a blooming crypto platform that will enable every user, whether crypto savvy or not, to operate easily in the industry. The platform will enable users to set their own fee on the exchange and define a consolidated Smart Algorithm Wallet that will minimize network fees and maximize profits.
XCOYNZ will enable users to utilize their Smart Algorithm Wallet to pay for products and services on retail sites.
Retailers will be able to subscribe to the Payment Gateway, which works like PayPal for cryptocurrency world. Importantly, members will be able to use their Smart Cards (like the traditional Debit Card) to purchase products and services using their Smart Algorithm Wallet. They will also have a facility where they can withdraw local money wherever they are in the world.
The private sale is in progress with 80% bonus tokens closing on January 31, 2019. The public sale will start in about 30 days from this writing.
CHALLENGES XCOYNZ SEEKS TO SOLVE
XCOYNZ identifies three major issues that present a barrier to cryptocurrency adoption. The first one is complexity. The process of acquiring digital assets is not a straightforward one, as a user has to go through multiple steps.
Most cryptocurrency wallet are complex to use and usually support only one type of cryptocurrency. In addition, users have to manage multiple crypto wallets and it is not easy to transfer cryptocurrency to fiat.
Secondly, high cost presents a major barrier to cryptocurrency adoption. Crypto exchange platforms have complicated and high fee structures that blocks out many small-scale crypto investors or traders from using the platforms.
For instance, a Coinbase buyer will have to pay a fee of 149% for a standard buy or 3.99% for an instant buy. Generally, most exchanges charge between 0.1 and 0.5% on all transactions.
Finally, lack of commercial support is another impediment to cryptocurrency adoption. The universal online payment systems currently used do not support cryptocurrencies. Merchants cannot afford the cost of bespoke equipment or new processes required for crypto transactions.
The team behind XCOYNZ believes that cryptocurrency will only replace traditional payment methods when it’s established as simple and beneficial to adopt.

XCOYNZ Solution

To deal with the problems mentioned, the platform offers the following viable solutions:

A reliable crypto exchange avenue

This solution will address the problem of exchanging fiat to crypto and crypto to fiat, all under one roof. The component will be known as XCOYNZ Exchange, which will also address the issue of high fees by allowing the user to define the fee that they would like to pay for their transactions.
It will also speed up the transfer of Crypto assets back to the user’s fiat bank account faster than other existing methods. This will be possible by utilizing the custom-built technology known as X-Swift that operates on a private XCOYNZ blockchain, processing transactions almost instantly.

XCOYNZ Smart Algorithm Wallet (SAW)

The Smart Algorithm Wallet will consolidate all the user’s crypto assets into a single wallet, which makes it easier to process payments faster and incur only a single fee that users themselves set and control.
Additionally, the wallet will use smart algorithms to determine the best combination of assets to use to process payments.
This, in the end will minimize costs and maximize on profits. Users can choose crypto assets suggested by the SAW or make their own choice as to which digital assets they would like to use. Another unique feature of the wallet is the ability to predict which crypto to HODL or sell.
Other solutions offered by XCOYNZ include the Payment Gateway and the Smart Cards.
Token specifications
Token name: XCONYZ
Token symbol: xcnz
Total supply : 1,250,000,000
Decimal : 18
Token type : utility
ROADMAP
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Visit the links below for more information;
Website: https://xcoynz.com/
Whitepaper: https://xcoynz.com/#documents
BountyOx username: Brainerdpaul
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Beginner's Guide to Exchanges - Part 2

Beginner’s Guide to Exchanges – Part 2

A little late, but as promised here is Part 2 of the Beginner’s Guide to Exchanges. I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support and feedback in making these.
Link to Part 1
This time I also made a Google Docs survey in the hopes of sharing the results with the community. I thought we could share what we use as a whole and why redditors choose the exchanges they do. For skeptics (as you all should be), I assure you that I am not collecting personal information. This is for recreation and if you are still wary, then by all means abstain!
Link to Survey
In Part 3 I will be wrapping up this series by covering decentralized, semi-decentralized, and derivative exchanges. Here it goes!

00 – Concepts and Definitions (Continued)

04 – Fiat Exchanges – Canada

QuadrigaCX

Country Linked Bank Transfer Wire Transfer Paypal Credit/Debit Crypto Transfer
CAD Deposit 1%/ Withdraw Free Free Free (Withdraw Only) 1% (Withdraw Only) Free
USD - Free Free (Withdraw Only) - Free
Exchange Type Maker Taker
Fiat .5% .5%
BTC/ETH .2% .2%
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator or Email 2FA Available
Wallet Security Undisclosed amount of funds in cold storage
Web Security 3rd Party Security provided by CloudFlare
Bug Bounty Expired $50 bounties
Tier Level Name Email DOB Phone Address Official ID Bank Info Credit Score Limits
Basic Account X X Digital only, Limits Vary
Verified Account X X X X X X Limits Vary

05 – Fiat Exchanges – Europe

CEX.IO

Country Credit/Debit Bank Transfer Crypto Transfer
Europe 3.5%+ €0.24 Deposit €0 / Withdraw €25 (SEPA €10) Free
Russia 5% + ₽ 15.57 - -
UK 3.5%+ £0.20 Deposit £0 / Withdraw £20 (SEPA Free
US 3.5%+ $0.25 Deposit $0 / Withdraw $50 Deposit $0 / Withdraw 1%
Exchange Type Maker Taker
All Currencies 0% .20%
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator Available
Wallet Security Undisclosed amount of funds in cold storage
Credit Card Data Overseen by 3rd Party Kyte Consultants
Web Security SSL Certificates and Encrypted Personal Data
Tier Level Name Email DOB Phone Address ID + Photo Bank Info KYC Limits
Basic Account X X X Digital only
Verified Account X X X X X X $10,000 Daily/$100,000 Monthly

BTC-E / XBTC-E

Country Credit/Debit Bank Transfer Paypal
Europe - SEPA - Deposit .5% / Withdraw 1% (€100 min) -
Russia 6% 6% -
US 7% Deposit .5% ($20 min) / Withdraw 1% ($100 min) 7%
Exchange Type Maker Taker
All Currencies .20% .20%
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator Available
Password Expiration Must be changed every 6 months
DDoS Protection 3rd Party Security Services provided by CloudFlare
Bug Bounty Yes at xBTCe
Tier Level Name Email DOB Phone Address Official ID Bank Info KYC Limits
Verified User X X X X X No Stated Limits

Liqui.io

Exchange Type Maker Taker
All Digital Currencies 0.1% .25%
Feature Details
2FA Google Authenticator Available
Bug Bounty Reported bounty posted on HackerOne (unconfirmed)

06 – Fiat Exchanges – South Korea

안녕하세요 여러분! 혹시 우리 한국인 친구 이 보고서를 한국어로 읽고 싶어한다면 알려주세요. 관심이 많이 있다면 간단한 한국어 보고서도 만들 수 있습니다. This year, ETH has taken off like a rocket in the Land of the Morning Calm. With a population of just 50 million, South Koreans account for almost 30% of daily ETH trade volume. Even more surprising is that currently the daily volume of ETH is about 5 times higher than that of Bitcoin on Korean exchanges. Since demand is high, ETH is trading at a premium on Korean exchanges. Some users have been talking about capitalizing off this imbalance by trading on arbitrage between exchanges. For those who have no connection to Korea and hope to do so, I have bad news – all Korean exchanges require a National ID number and access to a Korean bank account. This makes Korean exchanges virtually closed to Korean nationals and those with long-term visas. Sorry everyone.

Bithumb

Coinone

Korbit

07 – Fiat Exchanges – China

With a great deal of anticipation, major Chinese exchanges started trading ETH this summer. Since these exchanges deal huge volumes of Bitcoin already, naturally it was expected that they invest heavily into ETH as well. So far this hasn’t quite lived up to the hype with many exchanges still favoring Bitcoin, Litecoin, Altcoins, and even Ethereum Classic (Gulp). Three of these exchanges underwent inspections by the Peoples Bank of China earlier this year and will be working closely with the government to ease fears of money laundering and market manipulation. There are a lot of Chinese sites, and since my Chinese is non-existent this list is basically just for name recognition. In many ways these sites are very similar in regards to security, verification, and fees compared to their western counterparts; just marketed at a different audience and currency. If users are seriously interested in these exchanges and making reviews, please contribute or ask!

OK Coin

Huobi

CH-BTC

Yunbi

08 – Coinswaps & Cryto-converters

ShapeShift

Changelly

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The more I look at this, the more convinced I am that Ross Ulbricht may be acquitted on all charges.

Thank you for taking the time to click this. Allow me to briefly introduce myself and then I'll get straight to the meat and potatoes of the matter:
I work for a small AnCap bookstore in Austin Texas, and am host to a radio broadcast which focuses on currency, technology and anarchy. As a result, I've had the pleasure of personally getting to know some of the biggest players in the spheres. I've been invited to sit down in interviews alongside guys like Jeffrey Tucker and Kristov Atlas (they cancelled last minute in favor of putting a female face in the mix).
I've persoanlly sat down and interviewed Amir Taaki, and Cody Wilson (not to mention chased down the guy who stole his wallet while in our store... yeah, we caught him. And Cody gave the dude some cash since he was hard up enough to be stealing wallets).
In short, I've been at the center of one of the bigger activity hubs for Libertarianism, Anarcho Capitalism, Bitcoin, etc.
And, I've sat down with Lyn Ulbricht who is Ross Ulbricht's mother, and just a terribly sweet woman overall. If you're not familiar, Ross Ulbricht is being acused by "government" of being the man known as Dread Pirate Roberts, the man behind the popular online free market known as The Silk Road.
We've covered his case at length. And the more I've looked at this thing, the more I realize how increasingly likely it is that he could be acquitted of all charges against him. I've also come to realize that this could be a HUGE precident setting case, and the implications if he's found guilty could be really bad for everyone.
We're talking future of the internet. Future of freedom of speech. Future of how money laundering charges are handled in the courts. This is a pretty big deal when you examine this more closely.
So....
Last night we launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $20k for his legal defense fund. WIth the assistance of the Alliance of Austin Agorists we were able to get Ross' parents to join us live via Skype to discuss the situation. We also had our friend Cody Wilson join us live via Skype as well to talk about the importance of the case. (There should be YouTube video up shortly of the event, and I'll circle back and post it in an edit when that happens). We also had a mail to jail campaign where we filled a good sized box with letters for Ross to help keep his spirits alive and well while he's in a cage.
We're going to have a variety of perks for this campaign, including but not limited to:
Free Ross T-shirts
Buttons
Necklaces
Raspberry Pi privacy browsing bundle known as Onion Pi
And last but not least: A Replicator 2.0 Makerbot 3d printer, signed by Cody Wilson himself!
We managed to raise almost $2k last night! For some reason we're having a little technical troubles getting the website to accept the next donation we have to put towards it but we'll get that worked out soon enough.
But now we NEED your help!
With your support we plan to not only raise the funds neccessary to prove his innocenece on all charges, and set him free. But to go the one further and make him a hero and symbol of free markets everywhere!
Please check out the Free Ross website at:
www.FreeRoss.org
and make whatever size contribution (and score some cool stuff in the process) that you can by going here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-ross-free-the-market-a-legal-defense-fundraiser-for-ross-ulbricht
Also... one final personal little thing. The guy that put this together is one of my best friends. He has selflessly put this project together and is pouring himself into it. This is in spite of his fathers battle with cancer, and a laundry list of other shit that's on his plate... a list so long if you saw it, you'd feel compelled to put together an Indiegogo campaing for him. He truely is one of the most unsung heros of freedom that I can think of.
He is all chips in on this and so as you can imagine there's some emotional stock riding on it for him.
But he's not just one of my best friends. He's also my boss. And Co-host. And Landlord. And soon to be roommate.
So... as you can imagine. If he's not happy, then pretty much everyone of relevance in my life is pissed off. And that shit just sucks.
So if for whatever reason you don't do it for Ross and his family. If you don't do it for the markets and to give a huge finger to government. If you don't do it because your conscious compells you. Do it for him, and fucks sake do it for me!
In all seriousness though...
Thank you in advance for your contribution. Thank you for spreading the word everywhere you can think of about this campaign. Thank you for sacraficing some small part of yourself for this cause. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Edit: A number of people have asked for detailed reasons we think he'll be acquitted on various charges. We went into at length on our 5-28 epsiode of our show which you can listen to hear. (at present it's just a lot of shit to hash out via the keyboard and a hell of a lot easier to just post a link to the dialog)
Check out the 5-28 episode in the archives links on the right. There's also an episode where we intrerview Lyn Ulbricht somewhere down on the front page as well if you want to check that out as well. www.TheCryptoShow.com
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The more I examine the Ross Ulbricht situation, the more convinced I become that he may be acquitted of all charges:

Thank you for taking the time to click this. Allow me to briefly introduce myself and then I'll get straight to the meat and potatoes of the matter:
I work for a small bookstore iaccepting bitcoin n Austin Texas, and am host to a radio broadcast which focuses on currency, technology and anarchy. As a result, I've had the pleasure of personally getting to know some of the biggest players in the spheres. I've been invited to sit down in interviews alongside guys like Jeffrey Tucker and Kristov Atlas (they cancelled last minute in favor of putting a female face in the mix).
I've persoanlly sat down and interviewed Amir Taaki, and Cody Wilson (not to mention chased down the guy who stole his wallet while in our store... yeah, we caught him. And Cody gave the dude some cash since he was hard up enough to be stealing wallets).
In short, I've been at the center of one of the bigger activity hubs for Libertarianism, Anarcho Capitalism, Bitcoin, etc.
And, I've sat down with Lyn Ulbricht who is Ross Ulbricht's mother, and just a terribly sweet woman overall. If you're not familiar, Ross Ulbricht is being acused by "government" of being the man known as Dread Pirate Roberts, the man behind the popular online free market known as The Silk Road.
We've covered his case at length. And the more I've looked at this thing, the more I realize how increasingly likely it is that he could be acquitted of all charges against him. I've also come to realize that this could be a HUGE precident setting case, and the implications if he's found guilty could be really bad for everyone.
We're talking future of the internet. Future of freedom of speech. Future of how money laundering charges are handled in the courts. This is a pretty big deal when you examine this more closely.
So....
Last night we launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $20k for his legal defense fund. WIth the assistance of the Alliance of Austin Agorists we were able to get Ross' parents to join us live via Skype to discuss the situation. We also had our friend Cody Wilson join us live via Skype as well to talk about the importance of the case. (There should be YouTube video up shortly of the event, and I'll circle back and post it in an edit when that happens). We also had a mail to jail campaign where we filled a good sized box with letters for Ross to help keep his spirits alive and well while he's in a cage.
We're going to have a variety of perks for this campaign, including but not limited to:
Free Ross T-shirts
Buttons
Necklaces
Raspberry Pi privacy browsing bundle known as Onion Pi
And last but not least: A Replicator 2.0 Makerbot 3d printer, signed by Cody Wilson himself!
We managed to raise almost $2k last night! For some reason we're having a little technical troubles getting the website to accept the next donation we have to put towards it but we'll get that worked out soon enough.
But now we NEED your help!
With your support we plan to not only raise the funds neccessary to prove his innocenece on all charges, and set him free. But to go the one further and make him a hero and symbol of free markets everywhere!
Please check out the Free Ross website at:
www.FreeRoss.org
and make whatever size contribution (and score some cool stuff in the process) that you can by going here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-ross-free-the-market-a-legal-defense-fundraiser-for-ross-ulbricht
Also... one final personal little thing. The guy that put this together is one of my best friends. He has selflessly put this project together and is pouring himself into it. This is in spite of his fathers battle with cancer, and a laundry list of other shit that's on his plate... a list so long if you saw it, you'd feel compelled to put together an Indiegogo campaing for him. He truely is one of the most unsung heros of freedom that I can think of.
He is all chips in on this and so as you can imagine there's some emotional stock riding on it for him.
But he's not just one of my best friends. He's also my boss. And Co-host. And Landlord. And soon to be roommate.
So... as you can imagine. If he's not happy, then pretty much everyone of relevance in my life is pissed off. And that shit just sucks.
So if for whatever reason you don't do it for Ross and his family. If you don't do it for the markets and to give a huge finger to government. If you don't do it because your conscious compells you. Do it for him, and fucks sake do it for me!
In all seriousness though...
Thank you in advance for your contribution. Thank you for spreading the word everywhere you can think of about this campaign. Thank you for sacraficing some small part of yourself for this cause. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
And remember, the Silk Road played a HUGE element in why Bitcoin is where it is today much the same way the porn industry playe da huge roll in the internet gaining the popularity it did back in the day.
Edit: A number of people have asked for detailed reasons we think he'll be acquitted on various charges. We went into at length on our 5-28 epsiode of our show which you can listen to hear. (at present it's just a lot of shit to hash out via the keyboard and a hell of a lot easier to just post a link to the dialog)
Check out the 5-28 episode in the archives links on the right. There's also an episode where we intrerview Lyn Ulbricht somewhere down on the front page as well if you want to check that out as well. www.TheCryptoShow.com
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The wilkelvoss are trying to make bitcoin legit according to esquire magazine

Every idea needs a face, even if the faces are illusory simplifications. The country you get is the president you get. The Yankees you get is the shortstop you get. Apple needed Jobs. ISIS needs al-Baghdadi. The moon shot belongs to Bezos. There's nothing under the Facebook sun that doesn't come back to Zuckerberg.
But there is, as yet, no face behind the bitcoin curtain. It's the currency you've heard about but haven't been able to understand. Still to this day nobody knows who created it. For most people, it has something to do with programmable cash and algorithms and the deep space of mathematics, but it also has something to do with heroin and barbiturates and the sex trade and bankruptcies, too. It has no face because it doesn't seem tangible or real. We might align it with an anarchist's riot mask or a highly conceptualized question mark, but those images truncate its reality. Certain economists say it's as important as the birth of the Internet, that it's like discovering ice. Others are sure that it's doomed to melt. In the political sphere, it is the darling of the cypherpunks and libertarians. When they're not busy ignoring it, it scares the living shit out of the big banks and credit-card companies.
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It sparked to life in 2008—when all the financial world prepared for itself the articulate noose—and it knocked on the door like some inconvenient relative arriving at the dinner party in muddy shoes and a knit hat. Fierce ideological battles are currently being waged among the people who own and shepherd the currency. Some shout, Ponzi scheme. Some shout, Gold dust. Bitcoin alone is worth billions of dollars, but the computational structure behind it—its blockchain and its sidechains—could become the absolute underpinning of the world's financial structure for decades to come.
What bitcoin has needed for years is a face to legitimize it, sanitize it, make it palpable to all the naysayers. But it has no Larry Ellison, no Elon Musk, no noticeable visionaries either with or without the truth. There's a lot of ideology at stake. A lot of principle and dogma and creed. And an awful lot of cash, too.
At 6:00 on a Wednesday winter morning, three months after launching Gemini, their bitcoin exchange, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss step out onto Broadway in New York, wearing the same make of sneakers, the same type of shorts, their baseball caps turned backward. They don't quite fall into the absolute caricature of twindom: They wear different-colored tops. Still, it's difficult to tell them apart, where Tyler ends and Cameron begins. Their faces are sculpted from another era, as if they had stepped from the ruin of one of Gatsby's parties. Their eyes are quick and seldom land on anything for long. Now thirty-four, there is something boyishly earnest about them as they jog down Prince Street, braiding in and out of each other, taking turns talking, as if they were working in shifts, drafting off each other.
Forget, for a moment, the four things the Winklevosses are most known for: suing Mark Zuckerberg, their portrayal in The Social Network, rowing in the Beijing Olympics, and their overwhelming public twinness. Because the Winklevoss brothers are betting just about everything—including their past—on a fifth thing: They want to shake the soul of money out.
At the deep end of their lives, they are athletes. Rowers. Full stop. And the thing about rowing—which might also be the thing about bitcoin—is that it's just about impossible to get your brain around its complexity. Everyone thinks you're going to a picnic. They have this notion you're out catching butterflies. They might ask you if you've got your little boater's hat ready. But it's not like that at all. You're fifteen years old. You rise in the dark. You drag your carcass along the railroad tracks before dawn. The boathouse keys are cold to the touch. You undo the ropes. You carry a shell down to the river. The carbon fiber rips at your hands. You place the boat in the water. You slip the oars in the locks. You wait for your coach. Nothing more than a thumb of light in the sky. It's still cold and the river stinks. That heron hasn't moved since yesterday. You hear Coach's voice before you see him. On you go, lads. You start at a dead sprint. The left rib's a little sore, but you don't say a thing. You are all power and no weight. The first push-to-pull in the water is a ripping surprise. From the legs first. Through the whole body. The arc. Atomic balance. A calm waiting for the burst. Your chest burns, your thighs scald, your brain blanks. It feels as if your rib cage might shatter. You are stillness exploding. You catch the water almost without breaking the surface. Coach says something about the pole vault. You like him. You really do. That brogue of his. Lads this, lads that. Fire. Stamina. Pain. After two dozen strokes, it already feels like you're hitting the wall. All that glycogen gone. Nobody knows. Nobody. They can't even pronounce it. Rowing. Ro-wing. Roh-ing. You push again, then pull. You feel as if you are breaking branch after branch off the bottom of your feet. You don't rock. You don't jolt. Keep it steady. Left, right, left, right. The heron stays still. This river. You see it every day. Nothing behind you. Everything in front. You cross the line. You know the exact tree. Your chest explodes. Your knees are trembling. This is the way the world will end, not with a whimper but a bang. You lean over the side of the boat. Up it comes, the breakfast you almost didn't have. A sign of respect to the river. You lay back. Ah, blue sky. Some cloud. Some gray. Do it again, lads. Yes, sir. You row so hard you puke it up once more. And here comes the heron, it's moving now, over the water, here it comes, look at that thing glide.
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The Winklevoss twins in the men's pair final during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. GETTY There's plenty of gin and beer and whiskey in the Harrison Room in downtown Manhattan, but the Winklevoss brothers sip Coca-Cola. The room, one of many in the newly renovated Pier A restaurant, is all mahogany and lamplight. It is, in essence, a floating bar, jutting four hundred feet out into the Hudson River. From the window you can see the Statue of Liberty. It feels entirely like their sort of room, a Jazz Age expectation hovering around their initial appearance—tall, imposing, the hair mannered, the collars of their shirts slightly tilted—but then they just slide into their seats, tentative, polite, even introverted.
They came here by subway early on a Friday evening, and they lean back in their seats, a little wary, their eyes busy—as if they want to look beyond the rehearsal of their words.
They had the curse of privilege, but, as they're keen to note, a curse that was earned. Their father worked to pay his way at a tiny college in backwoods Pennsylvania coal country. He escaped the small mining town and made it all the way to a professorship at Wharton. He founded his own company and eventually created the comfortable upper-middle-class family that came with it. They were raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, the most housebroken town on the planet. They might have looked like the others in their ZIP code, and dressed like them, spoke like them, but they didn't quite feel like them. Some nagging feeling—close to anger, close to fear—lodged itself beneath their shoulders, not quite a chip but an ache. They wanted Harvard but weren't quite sure what could get them there. "You have to be basically the best in the world at something if you're coming from Greenwich," says Tyler. "Otherwise it's like, great, you have a 1600 SAT, you and ten thousand others, so what?"
The rowing was a means to an end, but there was also something about the boat that they felt allowed another balance between them. They pulled their way through high school, Cameron on the port-side oar, Tyler on the starboard. They got to Harvard. The Square was theirs. They rowed their way to the national championships—twice. They went to Oxford. They competed in the Beijing Olympics. They sucked up the smog. They came in sixth place. The cameras loved them. Girls, too. They were so American, sandy-haired, blue-eyed, they could have been cast in a John Cougar Mellencamp song.
It might all have been so clean-cut and whitebread except for the fact that—at one of the turns in the river—they got involved in the most public brawl in the whole of the Internet's nascent history.
They don't talk about it much anymore, but they know that it still defines them, not so much in their own minds but in the minds of others. The story seems simple on one level, but nothing is ever simple, not even simplification. Theirs was the original idea for the first social network, Harvard Connection. They hired Mark Zuckerberg to build it. Instead he went off and created Facebook. They sued him. They settled for $65 million. It was a world of public spats and private anguish. Rumors and recriminations. A few years later, dusty old pre-Facebook text messages were leaked online by Silicon Alley Insider: "Yeah, I'm going to fuck them," wrote Zuckerberg to a friend. "Probably in the ear." The twins got their money, but then they believed they were duped again by an unfairly low evaluation of their stock. They began a second round of lawsuits for $180 million. There was even talk about the Supreme Court. It reeked of opportunism. But they wouldn't let it go. In interviews, they came across as insolent and splenetic, tossing their rattles out of the pram. It wasn't about the money, they said at the time, it was about fairness, reality, justice. Most people thought it was about some further agile fuckery, this time in Zuckerberg's ear.
There are many ways to tell the story, but perhaps the most penetrating version is that they weren't screwed so much by Zuckerberg as they were by their eventual portrayal in the film version of their lives. They appeared querulous and sulky, exactly the type of characters that America, peeling off the third-degree burns of the great recession, needed to hate. While the rest of the country worried about mounting debt and vanishing jobs, they were out there drinking champagne from, at the very least, Manolo stilettos. The truth would never get in the way of a good story. In Aaron Sorkin's world, and on just about every Web site, the blueblood trust-fund boys got what was coming to them. And the best thing now was for them to take their Facebook money and turn the corner, quickly, away, down toward whatever river would whisk them away.
Armie Hammer brilliantly portrayed them as the bluest of bloods in The Social Network. When the twins are questioned about those times now, they lean back a little in their seats, as if they've just lost a long race, a little perplexed that they came off as the victims of Hollywood's ability to throw an image, while the whole rip-roaring regatta still goes on behind them. "They put us in a box," says Cameron, "caricatured to a point where we didn't really exist." He glances around the bar, drums his finger against the glass. "That's fair enough. I understand that impulse." They smart a little when they hear Zuckerberg's name. "I don't think Mark liked being called an asshole," says Tyler, with a flick of bluster in his eyes, but then he catches himself. "You know, maybe Mark doesn't care. He's a bit of a statesman now, out there connecting the world. I have nothing against him. He's a smart guy."
These are men who've been taught, or have finally taught themselves, to tell their story rather than be told by it. But underneath the calm—just like underneath the boat—one can sense the churn.
They say the word—ath-letes—as if it were a country where pain is the passport. One of the things the brothers mention over and over again is that you can spontaneously crack a rib while rowing, just from the sheer exertion of the muscles hauling on the rib cage.
Along came bitcoin.
At its most elemental, bitcoin is a virtual currency. It's the sort of thing a five-year-old can understand—It's just e-cash, Mom—until he reaches eighteen and he begins to question the deep future of what money really means. It is a currency without government. It doesn't need a banker. It doesn't need a bank. It doesn't even need a brick to be built upon. Its supporters say that it bypasses the Man. It is less than a decade old and it has already come through its own Wild West, a story rooted in uncharted digital territory, up from the dust, an evening redness in the arithmetical West.
These are men who've been taught, or have finally taught themselves, to tell their story rather than be told by it. Bitcoin appeared in 2008—westward ho!—a little dot on the horizon of the Internet. It was the brainchild of a computer scientist named Satoshi Nakamoto. The first sting in the tale is that—to this very day—nobody knows who Nakamoto is, where he lives, or how much of his own invention he actually owns. He could be Californian, he could be Australian, he could even be a European conglomerate, but it doesn't really matter, since what he created was a cryptographic system that is borderless and supposedly unbreakable.
In the beginning the currency was ridiculed and scorned. It was money created from ones and zeros. You either bought it or you had to "mine" for it. If you were mining, your computer was your shovel. Any nerd could do it. You keyed your way in. By using your computer to help check and confirm the bitcoin transactions of others, you made coin. Everyone in this together. The computer heated up and mined, down down down, into the mathematical ground, lifting up numbers, making and breaking camp every hour or so until you had your saddlebags full of virtual coin. It all seemed a bit of a lark at first. No sheriff, no deputy, no central bank. The only saloon was a geeky chat room where a few dozen bitcoiners gathered to chew data.
Lest we forget, money was filthy in 2008.
The collapse was coming. The banks were shorting out. The real estate market was a confederacy of dunces. Bernie Madoff's shadow loomed. Occupy was on the horizon. And all those Wall Street yahoos were beginning to squirm.
Along came bitcoin like some Jesse James of the financial imagination. It was the biggest disruption of money since coins. Here was an idea that could revolutionize the financial world. A communal articulation of a new era. Fuck American Express. Fuck Western Union. Fuck Visa. Fuck the Fed. Fuck the Treasury. Fuck the deregulated thievery of the twenty-first century.
To the earliest settlers, bitcoin suggested a moral way out. It was a money created from the ground up, a currency of the people, by the people, for the people, with all government control extinguished. It was built on a solid base of blockchain technology where everyone participated in the protection of the code. It attracted anarchists, libertarians, whistle-blowers, cypherpunks, economists, extropians, geeks, upstairs, downstairs, left-wing, right-wing. Sure, it could be used by businesses and corporations, but it could also be used by poor people and immigrants to send money home, instantly, honestly, anonymously, without charge, with a click of the keyboard. Everyone in the world had access to your transaction, but nobody had to know your name. It bypassed the suits. All you needed to move money was a phone or a computer. It was freedom of economic action, a sort of anarchy at its democratic best, no rulers, just rules.
Bitcoin, to the original explorers, was a safe pass through the government-occupied valleys: Those assholes were up there in the hills, but they didn't have any scopes on their rifles, and besides, bitcoin went through in communal wagons at night.
Ordinary punters took a shot. Businesses, too. You could buy silk ties in Paris without any extra bank charges. You could protect your money in Buenos Aires without fear of a government grab.
The Winklevoss twins leave the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2011, after appearing in court to ask that the previous settlement case against Facebook be voided. GETTY But freedom can corrupt as surely as power. It was soon the currency that paid for everything illegal under the sun, the go-to money of the darknet. The westward ho! became the outlaw territory of Silk Road and beyond. Heroin through the mail. Cocaine at your doorstep. Child porn at a click. What better way for terrorists to ship money across the world than through a network of anonymous computers? Hezbollah, the Taliban, the Mexican cartels. In Central America, kidnappers began demanding ransom in bitcoin—there was no need for the cash to be stashed under a park bench anymore. Now everything could travel down the wire. Grab, gag, and collect. Uranium could be paid for in bitcoin. People, too. The sex trade was turned on: It was a perfect currency for Madame X. For the online gambling sites, bitcoin was pure jackpot.
For a while, things got very shady indeed. Over a couple years, the rate pinballed between $10 and $1,200 per bitcoin, causing massive waves and troughs of online panic and greed. (In recent times, it has begun to stabilize between $350 and $450.) In 2014, it was revealed that hackers had gotten into the hot wallet of Mt. Gox, a bitcoin exchange based in Tokyo. A total of 850,000 coins were "lost," at an estimated value of almost half a billion dollars. The founder of Silk Road, Ross William Ulbricht (known as "Dread Pirate Roberts"), got himself a four-by-six room in a federal penitentiary for life, not to mention pending charges for murder-for-hire in Maryland.
Everyone thought that bitcoin was the problem. The fact of the matter was, as it so often is, human nature was the problem. Money means desire. Desire means temptation. Temptation means that people get hurt.
During the first Gold Rush in the late 1840s, the belief was that all you needed was a pan and a decent pair of boots and a good dose of nerve and you could go out and make yourself a riverbed millionaire. Even Jack London later fell for the lure of it alongside thousands of others: the western test of manhood and the promise of wealth. What they soon found out was that a single egg could cost twenty-five of today's dollars, a pound of coffee went for a hundred, and a night in a whorehouse could set you back $6,000.
A few miners hit pay dirt, but what most ended up with for their troubles was a busted body and a nasty dose of syphilis.
The gold was discovered on the property of John Sutter in Sacramento, but the one who made the real cash was a neighboring merchant, Samuel Brannan. When Brannan heard the news of the gold nuggets, he bought up all the pickaxes and shovels he could find, filled a quinine bottle with gold dust, and went to San Francisco. Word went around like a prayer in a flash flood: gold gold gold. Brannan didn't wildcat for gold himself, but at the peak of the rush he was flogging $5,000 worth of shovels a day—that's $155,000 today—and went on to become the wealthiest man in California, alongside the Wells Fargo crew, Levi Strauss, and the Studebaker family, who sold wheelbarrows.
If you comb back through the Winklevoss family, you will find a great-grandfather and a great-great-grandfather who knew a thing or two about digging: They worked side by side in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. They didn't go west and they didn't get rich, but maybe the lesson became part of their DNA: Sometimes it's the man who sells the shovels who ends up hitting gold.
Like it or not—and many people don't like it—the Winklevoss brothers are shaping up to be the Samuel Brannans of the bitcoin world.
Nine months after being portrayed in The Social Network, the Winklevoss twins were back out on the water at the World Rowing Cup. CHRISTOPHER LEE/GETTY They heard about it first poolside in Ibiza, Spain. Later it would play into the idea of ease and privilege: umbrella drinks and girls in bikinis. But if the creation myth was going to be flippant, the talk was serious. "I'd say we were cautious, but we were definitely intrigued," says Cameron. They went back home to New York and began to read. There was something about it that got under their skin. "We knew that money had been so broken and inefficient for years," says Tyler, "so bitcoin appealed to us right away."
They speak in braided sentences, catching each other, reassuring themselves, tightening each other's ideas. They don't quite want to say that bitcoin looked like something that might be redemptive—after all, they, like everyone else, were looking to make money, lots of it, Olympic-sized amounts—but they say that it did strike an idealistic chord inside them. They certainly wouldn't be cozying up to the anarchists anytime soon, but this was a global currency that, despite its uncertainties, seemed to present a solution to some of the world's more pressing problems. "It was borderless, instantaneous, irreversible, decentralized, with virtually no transaction costs," says Tyler. It could possibly cut the banks out, and it might even take the knees out from under the credit-card companies. Not only that, but the price, at just under ten dollars per coin, was in their estimation low, very low. They began to snap it up.
They were aware, even at the beginning, that they might, once again, be called Johnny-come-latelys, just hopping blithely on the bandwagon—it was 2012, already four years into the birth of the currency—but they went ahead anyway, power ten. Within a short time they'd spent $11 million buying up a whopping 1 percent of the world's bitcoin, a position they kept up as more bitcoins were mined, making their 1 percent holding today worth about $66 million.
But bitcoin was flammable. The brothers felt the burn quickly. Their next significant investment came later that year, when they gave $1.5 million in venture funding to a nascent exchange called BitInstant. Within a year the CEO was arrested for laundering drug money through the exchange.
So what were a pair of smart, clean-cut Olympic rowers doing hanging around the edges of something so apparently shady, and what, if anything, were they going to do about it?
They mightn't have thought of it this way, but there was something of the sheriff striding into town, the one with the swagger and the scar, glancing up at the balconies as he comes down Main Street, all tumbleweeds and broken pianos. This place was a dump in most people's eyes, but the sheriff glimpsed his last best shot at finally getting the respect he thinks he deserves.
The money shot: A good stroke will catch the water almost without breaking its seal. You stir without rippling. Your silence is sinewy. There's muscle in that calm. The violence catches underneath, thrusts the boat along. Stroke after stroke. Just keep going. Today's truth dies tomorrow. What you have to do is elemental enough. You row without looking behind you. You keep the others in front of you. As long as you can see what they're doing, it's all in your hands. You are there to out-pain them. Doesn't matter who they are, where they come from, how they got here. Know your enemy through yourself. Push through toward pull. Find the still point of this pain. Cut a melody in the disk of your flesh. The only terror comes when they pass you—if they ever pass you.
There are no suits or ties, but there is a white hum in the offices of Gemini in the Flatiron District. The air feels as if it has been brushed clean. There is something so everywhereabout the place. Ergonomic chairs. iPhone portals. Rows of flickering computers. Not so much a hush around the room as a quiet expectation. Eight, nine people. Programmers, analysts, assistants. Other employees—teammates, they call them—dialing in from Portland, Oregon, and beyond.
The brothers fire up the room when they walk inside. A fist-pump here, a shoulder touch there. At the same time, there is something almost shy about them. Apart, they seem like casual visitors to the space they inhabit. It is when they're together that they feel fully shaped. One can't imagine them being apart from each other for very long.
The Winklevoss twins speak onstage at Bitcoin! Let's Cut Through the Noise Already at SXSW in 2016. GETTY They move from desk to desk. The price goes up, the price goes down. The phones ring. The e-mails beep. Customer-service calls. Questions about fees. Inquiries about tax structures.
Gemini was started in late 2015 as a next-generation bitcoin exchange. It is not the first such exchange in the world by any means, but it is one of the most watched. The company is designed with ordinary investors in mind, maybe a hedge fund, maybe a bank: all those people who used to be confused or even terrified by the word bitcoin. It is insured. It is clean. What's so fascinating about this venture is that the brothers are risking themselves by trying to eliminate risk: keeping the boat steady and exploding through it at the same time.
It is when they're together that they feel fully shaped. One can't imagine them being apart from each other for very long. For the past couple years, the Winklevosses have worked closely with just about every compliance agency imaginable. They ticked off all the regulatory boxes. Essentially they wanted to ease all the Debting Thomases. They put regulatory frameworks in place. Security and bankability and insurance were their highest objectives. Nobody was going to be able to blow open the safe. They wanted to soothe all the appetites for risk. They told Bitcoin Magazine they were asking for "permission, not forgiveness."
This is where bitcoin can become normal—that is, if you want bitcoin to be normal.
Just a mile or two down the road, in Soho, a half dozen bitcoiners gather at a meetup. The room is scruffy, small, boxy. A half mannequin is propped on a table, a scarf draped around it. It's the sort of place that twenty years ago would have been full of cigarette smoke. There's a bit of Allen Ginsberg here, a touch of Emma Goldman, a lot of Zuccotti Park. The wine is free and the talk is loose. These are the true believers. They see bitcoin in its clearest possible philosophical terms—the frictionless currency of the people, changing the way people move money around the world, bypassing the banks, disrupting the status quo.
A comedy show is being run out in the backyard. A scruffy young man wanders in and out, announcing over and over again that he is half-baked. A well-dressed Asian girl sidles up to the bar. She looks like she's just stepped out of an NYU business class. She's interested in discovering what bitcoin is. She is regaled by a series of convivial answers. The bartender tells her that bitcoin is a remaking of the prevailing power structures. The girl asks for another glass of wine. The bartender adds that bitcoin is democracy, pure and straight. She nods and tells him that the wine tastes like cooking oil. He laughs and says it wasn't bought with bitcoin. "I don't get it," she says. And so the evening goes, presided over by Margaux Avedisian, who describes herself as the queen of bitcoin. Avedisian, a digital-currency consultant of Armenian descent, is involved in several high-level bitcoin projects. She has appeared in documentaries and on numerous panels. She is smart, sassy, articulate.
When the talk turns to the Winklevoss brothers, the bar turns dark. Someone, somewhere, reaches up to take all the oxygen out of the air. Avedisian leans forward on the counter, her eyes shining, delightful, raged.
"The Winklevii are not the face of bitcoin," she says. "They're jokes. They don't know what they're saying. Nobody in our community respects them. They're so one-note. If you look at their exchange, they have no real volume, they never will. They keep throwing money at different things. Nobody cares. They're not part of us. They're just hangers-on."
"Ah, they're just assholes," the bartender chimes in.
"What they want to do," says Avedisian, "is lobotomize bitcoin, make it into something entirely vapid. They have no clue."
The Asian girl leaves without drinking her third glass of free wine. She's got a totter in her step. She doesn't quite get the future of money, but then again maybe very few in the world do.
Giving testimony on bitcoin licensing before the New York State Department of Financial Services in 2014. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS The future of money might look like this: You're standing on Oxford Street in London in winter. You think about how you want to get to Charing Cross Road. The thought triggers itself through electrical signals into the chip embedded in your wrist. Within a moment, a driverless car pulls up on the sensor-equipped road. The door opens. You hop in. The car says hello. You tell it to shut up. It does. It already knows where you want to go. It turns onto Regent Street. You think,A little more air-conditioning, please. The vents blow. You think, Go a little faster, please. The pace picks up. You think, This traffic is too heavy, use Quick(TM). The car swings down Glasshouse Street. You think, Pay the car in front to get out of my way. It does. You think, Unlock access to a shortcut. The car turns down Sherwood Street to Shaftsbury Avenue. You pull in to Charing Cross. You hop out. The car says goodbye. You tell it to shut up again. You run for the train and the computer chip in your wrist pays for the quiet-car ticket for the way home.
All of these transactions—the air-conditioning, the pace, the shortcut, the bribe to get out of the way, the quick lanes, the ride itself, the train, maybe even the "shut up"—will cost money. As far as crypto-currency enthusiasts think, it will be paid for without coins, without phones, without glass screens, just the money coming in and going out of your preprogrammed wallet embedded beneath your skin.
The Winklevosses are betting that the money will be bitcoin. And that those coins will flow through high-end, corporate-run exchanges like Gemini rather than smoky SoHo dives.
Cameron leans across a table in a New York diner, the sort of place where you might want to polish your fork just in case, and says: "The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet." He can't remember whom the quote belongs to, but he freely acknowledges that it's not his own. Theirs is a truculent but generous intelligence, capable of surprise and turn at the oddest of moments. They talk meditation, they talk economics, they talk Van Halen, they talk, yes, William Gibson, but everything comes around again to bitcoin.
"The key to all this is that people aren't even going to know that they're using bitcoin," says Tyler. "It's going to be there, but it's not going to be exposed to the end user. Bitcoin is going to be the rails that underpin our payment systems. It's just like an IP address. We don't log on to a series of numbers, 115.425.5 or whatever. No, we log on to Google.com. In the same way, bitcoin is going to be disguised. There will be a body kit that makes it user-friendly. That's what makes bitcoin a kick-ass currency."
Any fool can send a billion dollars across the world—as long as they have it, of course—but it's virtually impossible to send a quarter unless you stick it in an envelope and pay forty-nine cents for a stamp. It's one of the great ironies of our antiquated money system. And yet the quark of the financial world is essentially the small denomination. What bitcoin promises is that it will enable people and businesses to send money in just about any denomination to one another, anywhere in the world, for next to nothing. A public address, a private key, a click of the mouse, and the money is gone.
A Bitcoin conference in New York City in 2014. GETTY This matters. This matters a lot. Credit-card companies can't do this. Neither can the big banks under their current systems. But Marie-Louise on the corner of Libertador Avenue can. And so can Pat Murphy in his Limerick housing estate. So can Mark Andreessen and Bill Gates and Laurene Powell Jobs. Anyone can do it, anywhere in the world, at virtually no charge.
You can do it, in fact, from your phone in a diner in New York. But the whole time they are there—over identical California omelettes that they order with an ironic shrug—they never once open their phones. They come across more like the talkative guys who might buy you a drink at the sports bar than the petulants ordering bottle service in the VIP corner. The older they get, the more comfortable they seem in their contradictions: the competition, the ease; the fame, the quiet; the gamble, the sure thing.
Bitcoin is what might eventually make them among the richest men in America. And yet. There is always a yet. What seems indisputable about the future of money, to the Winklevosses and other bitcoin adherents, is that the technology that underpins bitcoin—the blockchain—will become one of the fundamental tenets of how we deal with the world of finance. Blockchain is the core computer code. It's open source and peer to peer—in other words, it's free and open to you and me. Every single bitcoin transaction ever made goes to an open public ledger. It would take an unprecedented 51 percent attack—where one entity would come to control more than half of the computing power used to mine bitcoin—for hackers to undo it. The blockchain is maintained by computers all around the world, and its future sidechains will create systems that deal with contracts and stock and other payments. These sidechains could very well be the foundation of the new global economy for the big banks, the credit-card companies, and even government itself.
"It's boundless," says Cameron.
This is what the brothers are counting on—and what might eventually make them among the richest men in America.
And yet. There is always a yet.
When you delve into the world of bitcoin, it gets deeper, darker, more mysterious all the time. Why has its creator remained anonymous? Why did he drop off the face of the earth? How much of it does he own himself? Will banks and corporations try to bring the currency down? Why are there really only five developers with full "commit access" to the code (not the Winklevosses, by the way)? Who is really in charge of the currency's governance?
Perhaps the most pressing issue at hand is that of scaling, which has caused what amounts to a civil war among followers. A maximum block size of one megabyte has been imposed on the chain, sort of like a built-in artificial dampener to keep bitcoin punk rock. That's not nearly enough capacity for the number of transactions that would take place in future visions. In years to come, there could be massive backlogs and outages that could create instant financial panic. Bitcoin's most influential leaders are haggling over what will happen. Will bitcoin maintain its decentralized status, or will it go legit and open up to infinite transactions? And if it goes legit, where's the punk?
The issues are ongoing—and they might very well take bitcoin down, but the Winklevosses don't think so. They have seen internal disputes before. They've refrained from taking a public stance mostly because they know that there are a lot of other very smart people in bitcoin who are aware that crisis often builds consensus. "We're in this for the long haul," says Tyler. "We're the first batter in the first inning."
GILLIAN LAUB The waiter comes across and asks them, bizarrely, if they're twins. They nod politely. Who was born first? They've heard it a million times and their answer is always the same: Neither of them—they were born cesarean. Cameron looks older, says the waiter. Tyler grins. Normally it's the other way around, says Cameron, grinning back. Do you ever fight? asks the waiter. Every now and then, they say. But not over this, not over the future.
Heraclitus was wrong. You can, in fact, step in the same river twice. In the beginning you went to the shed. No electricity there, no heat, just a giant tub where you simulated the river. You could only do eleven strokes. But there was something about the repetition, the difference, even the monotony, that hooked you. After a while it wasn't an abandoned shed anymore. College gyms, national training centers. Bigger buildings. High ceilings. AC. Doctors and trainers. Monitors hooked up to your heart, your head, your blood. Six foot five, but even then you were not as tall as the other guys. You liked the notion of underdog. Everyone called you the opposite. The rich kids. The privileged ones. To hell with that. They don't know us, who we are, where we came from. Some of the biggest chips rest on the shoulders of those with the least to lose. Six foot five times two makes just about thirteen feet. You sit in the erg and you stare ahead. Day in, day out. One thousand strokes, two thousand. You work with the very best. You even train with the Navy SEALs. It touches that American part of you. The sentiment, the false optimism. When the oil fields are burning, you even think, I'll go there with them. But you stay in the boat. You want that other flag rising. That's what you aim for. You don't win but you get close. Afterward there are planes, galas, regattas, magazine spreads, but you always come back to that early river. The cold. The fierceness. The heron. Like it or not, you're never going to get off the water—that's just the fact of the matter, it's always going to be there. Hard to admit it, but once you were wrong. You got out of the boat and you haggled over who made it. You lost that one, hard. You might lose this one, too, but then again it just might be the original arc that you're stepping toward. So you return, then. You rise before dark. You drag your carcass along Broadway before dawn.
All the rich men in the world want to get shot into outer space. Richard Branson. Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk. The new explorers. To get the hell out of here and see if they—and maybe we—can exist somewhere else for a while. It's the story of the century. We want to know if the pocket of the universe can be turned inside out. We're either going to bring all the detritus of the world upward with us or we're going to find a brand-new way to exist. The cynical say that it's just another form of colonization—they're probably right, but then again maybe it's our only way out.
The Winklevosses have booked their tickets—numbers 700 and 701—on Branson's Virgin Galactic. Although they go virtually everywhere together, the twins want to go on different flights because of the risk involved: Now that they're in their mid-thirties, they can finally see death, or at least its rumor. It's a boy's adventure, but it's also the outer edge of possibility. It cost a quarter of a million dollars per seat, and they paid for it, yes, in bitcoin.
Of course, up until recently, the original space flights all splashed down into the sea. One of the ships that hauled the Gemini space capsule out of the water in 1965 was the Intrepid aircraft carrier.
The Winklevosses no longer pull their boat up the river. Instead they often run five miles along the Hudson to the Intrepid and back. The destroyer has been parked along Manhattan's West Side for almost as long as they have been alive. It's now a museum. The brothers like the boat, its presence, its symbolism: Intrepid, Gemini, the space shot.
They ease into the run.
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Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 302 "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatline]

  • Day 163.3. Old Guard vs New Guard at Tewksbury, MA - YouTube
    • Day 163 this is part 3
    • And it's too cold outside, so I have to do this inside
    • Here with Task Force, here with Deep Milwaukee
    • And we're just talking about this Frank enzyme Bradley right now
    • And we're trying to see if that's the same person that was in the global Intelligence files there WikiLeaks in 2012
    • And if people don't remember those leaks, they came out, and there are several embarrassing leaks about numerous companies around the world
    • Now, what I put forward to the group was that these were targets
    • These were Andrew McCabe type targets
    • The way infiltration works is you put your person in--kind of like Amy Dacey at Sony--you put your person in right below them, and then you come out with some thing about Amy Dacey telling--Obama jokes--that are off-color and get her fired
    • And then your person goes up, and then becomes a Sony director
    • That is Andrew McCabe's MO throughout his whole career
    • So that's why I say that's probably what he was doing with the Global Intelligence Files
    • I know it's an FBI operation because it was this guy named Sabu who was the handler, who was running around recruiting people to to hack the Global Intelligence files at Stratfor
    • Now, that's the deniability: they're not really hacking, but they say if they get caught oh it's that 20 year old guy that got--recruited by that 30 year old guy, not this team of hackers
    • So having said that the Task Force did a lot of research on this on this Bradley guy
    • And this ENSYM company that's mentioned prominently
    • Now, it's it's not enzyme with a Z it's enzyme turn the Z around to an S
    • And I think its SYMA
    • TF: YMA
    • I think it's actually [ENSYMA (ENSYMA ENGINEERING)] yeah
    • Now, give me some of the background on this guy he's he's a graduate at George Washington
    • TF: yeah master's degree George Washington in public administration
    • G: Well his business is in he worked for CERN
    • TF: a DoD gun license in Texas
    • G: He said he worked for a secret Intelligence agency
    • TF: Yes Secret Government company
    • And I'm gonna guess that's gonna be like a DynCorp or Leidos or Conceras or something like that
    • TF: And he said that he was working on viruses--admitted to that, but he will not go into the details of that
    • G: And his wife has a company called Global Logistics
    • So is she running stuff all around the world to CERN, like Californium, as well as bioweapons?
    • It's kind of although the whole ratline thing that we've been talking about through the whole series, potentially
    • TF: Right, [google redacted] AND HIS WIFE WAS A PART OF THE AIR FORCE NATIONAL GUARD AND SHE HAS A LOGISTICAL BACKGROUND, [/google redacted] she has a degree from Harvard, she does a lot of it a lot of Education behind her, a lot of different companies that she's involved in, a lot of logistics, it's kind of similar stuff that we've seen many many times
    • G: Throughout the whole seriously
    • So--this and the reason why I say Tewksbury, Massachusetts it could be that that's a wink
    • If you have this new guard an old guard--the whole War of the Roses in England was new guarda nd old guard
    • Richard the third, I always think of as Dick Cheney, you know, "Now, as winter of our discontent, made ready by the summer of York"
    • If that's the old guard, if Cheney--Bush all those guys Rumsfeld, and then on the left side Podesta and Manafort etc are the old guard,
    • The new guard could be--Pompeo, Mattis, Dunford, potentially Kelly, potentially the DIA guys like Flynn and Tony Shaffer are the new guard
    • If you wanted to really embarrass the old guard, and say, "hey we know your tricks. By the way, this guy was an expert (or not an expert)...But he was carrying around a lot of Blackberry enterprise servers as well as BlackBerries. Is he the replacement for Imran Awan, for secure encrypted communications?"
    • Again, anytime I see that it's kind of like, "well why do you have a burner phone--why do you have 18 burner phones in your backseat?", sir? --That kind of thing
    • It's kind of another signature, that says, "hey this person could be involved in illegal activity"
    • The best way for the old guard to catch the new guard to embarrass the old guard is to catch them in a city about ready to do something--
    • The Boston Marathon is coming up on the 17th in Boston: is this another repeat of the Boston Marathon?
    • Remember Graham Fuller yeah I did the Gladio plan Gladio B, now, is this Gladio C
    • Again, the Clockwork Orange thing--let's let's make a lot of terrorist incidents to get funding and keep our power--is that what's happening?
    • And the fact it's in Tewksbury was one of the key battles of that War of the Roses, where the new guard won and made our current Queen
    • So any last thoughts on?
    • TF: the only other thought was he called the police saying that he thought someone was breaking into his room at the hotel--they had guns in this hotel, which makes absolutely no sense to me if you have a--a storage full of AR-15s and weapons and gas masks and stuff like that, you call the police on yourself
    • TF: Especially if you're part of some secret Government program
    • G: Unless the new guard was trying to embarrass you
    • TF: Right, or the new guard made the call
    • G: the new guard made the call that was embarrassing you
    • {{ 911: just an observation: Maybe Agent Pettiworth et al thought YOU and Jason were part of the new guard and not just concerned citizens? }}
    • {{ 911: youtube is very incapable of transcribing TF, its annoying as f }}
    • TF: They said [that/not?] for the police to go into the house. It was coming out in the paper is that he made the phone call and that seems kind of ridiculous to me. Maybe the new guard made the phone call
    • G: Unless he had a remote camera, where he could see people going in to
    • TF: even then he would go back himself. I mean you wouldn't call the local cops
    • G: Right. So it looks like maybe that may be Andy's coming in to cover for him or something
    • But it looks like it we could have averted something happening
    • I think of Claude D'estre every time I think of the Boston Marathon
    • And [thinking] "Claude you would look at awful lot like that guy who was six feet away from the bomb, and is this another Colorado CIA School of Mines operation?"
    • So we'll see we'll see what happens
    • But I think people are going to connect the dots on this one
    • And certainly there's a very active Q, would you say Deep Milwaukee?
    • There's a an active Q discussion on this right now?
    • DM: Not Q but the anons
    • G: Ok not Q but the Anons
    • So there you have it
  • Day 164.4. SAIC’s Sam Visner Did NSA, MdA, and MITRE - YouTube
    • It's day 164 part 4
    • So here is where I met Deep Florida, this boarding officer for the Coast Guard the other night
    • He kind of confirmed the things that we had said about maritime data awareness packages
    • And how that they could call off interdiction people like The Stzroks family in Corpus Christi, or The Strokes family in San Diego can say at the Coast Guard level uh-uh from DIA can send a message down saying
    • No interdiction guide that boat to the target or I could bring a yacht into Port of Miami or port of Jacksonville or Port of Tampa or all the way up and down the coast--Charleston, South Carolina, Virginia Beach, all the Navy ports all the way up to where Joe Crowley is with his Wackenhut boat
    • So that's good
    • I want to talk to Deep Florida again, and we probably need to talk to him more, because that's real on the line, on the front lines Intelligence, where he was--seeing these same drug dealers over and over and over again at the 24 mile marker, and the nautical mile marker
    • The other thing about the first story we did today which was Bill Binney
    • It kind of dovetailed into that because SAIC, is the one who wrote the maritime data awareness package for all this
    • SAIC is also the company that wrote trailblazer, the program that took the place of thinthread--Bill Benny's thinthread
    • And the guy who bought it is a guy by the name of well there was one guy by the name of Ben Black, who was SAIC
    • And then he hired a guy named Sam VISNER who was also SAIC
    • So a lot of these NSA guys end up being SAIC guys
    • And that's the revolving door as far as the Navy's concerned
    • And you might have seen us cover that when we went up to Laurel racetrack
    • We talked to all the SAIC guys ex-Admirals who were--parlaying their horses around the Laurel Park
    • The second story we did today on Frank Bradley, Frank enzyme Bradley, was also interesting because he's in these global Intelligence files of the WikiLeaks
    • And I looked at the files there's 29 of them
    • And they're mostly spreadsheets
    • And there's it's kind of the same kind of audit coded spreadsheet
    • It goes from 2004 to 2011 there's 29 spreadsheets
    • And his emails in there
    • And it's for like 1995 a month
    • And there's all these Army guys
    • So that unlike--Bill Binney, and the Navy, and SAIC, and NSA
    • This was the second story we did today which is Frank enzyme Bradley, with the Bradley Fighting Vehicle right, turns out its Army--is that a fake name, because he's Army
    • And he's dispersing Army--gas masks and flashbang grenades and all sorts of things to JTTF units all over the country to these dog teams that that we've got?
    • Who knows--we don't know that
    • But it is interesting he is in this kind of list
    • And does that list get compromised in 2011?
    • ...And that's why the Fusion GPS is created?
    • Still, we don't know the answer to that either
    • But meeting you had another whistleblower here, so we're gonna stay in Milwaukee a little bit longer
  • Day 164.6 Meet Leah Vukmir - Next Senator From Wisconsin - YouTube
    • It's day 164 I think this is six
    • So we met the Senate candidate here that's going up against Tammy Baldwin
    • I wanted to--make a political statement, helping Paul Nealon against Paul Ryan here
    • Now, he lost by 50 points
    • So--Paul Ryan's gonna win
    • But it's probably more important that Leah Vukmir win as the candidate in the Senate seat, because the weight Wisconsin's organized is they have one Republican Senator and they have one Democratic Senator
    • Ron Johnson, as you probably know as the Republican Senator, he's in the Intelligence Committee...and been a good supporter of transparency
    • And then there of course is Johnson Wax in Milwaukee
    • And then there's Johnson Controls in Milwaukee the--the building controls
    • And then there's also Johnson & Johnson and Racine
    • So there's a lot of Johnson's going on here--I'm gonna stay away from that {{LOL}}
    • But Tammy Baldwin the Democrat is coming up for reelection
    • And the III I talked to her quite a bit
    • Leah is a very nice person, and she gave me about a half an hour of her time
    • And what I like about her she's a nurse
    • So she's got--she's just a nurse who wants to do the right thing
    • But she's very involved with manufacturing
    • And very involved with the police unions, the fire unions, the emergency services, all the people that are first responders
    • So I really wanted to give a strong statement of support
    • And again, a candidate that comes out says "hey I saw you, I want to come out, I want to meet you I want to introduce myself"
    • And I think these are the important people
    • She said I wasn't on the Trump train at first--she's a big Scott Walker person
    • She was part of that whole kind of hey you can't hold the--Government and the people, SEIU, you can't hold everybody hostage
    • But she said hey as as I got to know Trump better I got on the Trump train, and I'm a really strong Trump supporter
    • Again, I think Trump of I sat with all slew of of Trump supporters
    • Democrat and Republican tonight
    • And the key thing I keep hearing is: he's a businessman. He wants to bring jobs back to Wisconsin, and Michigan, and Ohio, I'm from Ohio--Indiana, I'm from Indiana
    • I want they want to bring jobs back I don't care if it's Mugwump or whatever, your party is, Trump wants to bring jobs back
    • So I want to support her I want to tweet her out
    • Again, it's Leah VUKMIR V U K M I R
    • And I think it's just a strong candidate
    • I think it's it's a person who it didn't necessarily doesn't have Paul Neilins background in manufacturing
    • But she know she's making an active effort--she's been in 66 of the 72 counties
    • And I just wanted to make a strong statement, because I just believe that she comes out, everyone I introduced her to tonight she's listened to and interacted with and listened
    • And as is kind of a person of the people
    • So I don't normally do political things
    • But this is a candidate I felt very strongly about, and her platform
    • And she needs to of course when the primary--it's a late primary here in Wisconsin--it's an April primary
    • So it's important that we do a lot of meet and greets
    • And a lot of fundraisers early to make sure that these kind of candidates get a chance to win in November against a kind of a very globalist
    • And I hate the word 'globalist'
    • I like the word 'carpetbagger' -- I've seen the destruction of towns in my hometown in Fort Wayne Indiana International Harvester plant left when I was in--teenager
    • And I've seen the destruction in Ohio, firsthand
    • And I've seen the destruction in Michigan
    • So I'm not as familiar with Wisconsin
    • But--you got Harley Davison
    • And we had this trade discussion--let's just take all the names
    • And brand names out of it
    • If it was Brand X over here
    • And that's your trade representative
    • And brand Y over there take China out of it take take the U.S. out of it
    • If your guy came back, and said hey I got a great deal we pay 35% tariff over there
    • And we get 1.2 percent tariff on their stuff coming--isn't that a great deal?
    • Everyone would say you're no longer our trade representative--get out
    • That's what we have right now,
    • And I think it's a hundred percent tariff on harley-davidson products in in Japan
    • And at least to 35% in China--I'd like to check those facts
    • So anyway lots of trade discussions
    • I know everybody's watching Final Four, but I just wanted to throw that out that we have a US Senate can adhere tonight that came out to me, and she wanted to tell her story, so there you have it
  • Day 165.1. The Good America - Binney, Wormwood - Olson Part 1 - YouTube
    • It's day 165
    • And this is part one Happy Easter everyone
    • Still bloody cold here somebody from Tewksbury--Gloucester, actually--about five miles from Tewksbury
    • Said they reenact the Battle of Tewkesbury every year
    • So I thought that was interesting
    • So maybe we'll reenact the old guard and the new guard with the Tony Schaefer and the Cyber Command boys
    • I expect Tony Schaefer to be getting a position with the Trump administration here pretty quickly in the Intelligence area
    • And maybe these Army guys--these Army Intel guys will push through a split with NSA and the Navy Intel guys
    • So we'll have a check on the Navy Intel boys
    • So anyway that's Tewksbury
    • So that's this battle reenactment they have in Tewksbury, where this guy was caught with these enzymes Frank enzyme Bradley
    • Riding around and his Bradley Fighting Vehicle throwing out bill swing enzymes on the population flu and flu viruses on the population it
    • Was he doing that? Who knows
    • But we can go look to Tewksbury now, every year to reenact our battle between this Navy
    • And Intel Command
    • And these new Army cyber boys that's that battle is developing one two great documentaries out
    • And it almost tells our story in terms of what a format of this story might look like
    • One is the "Good American", which tells a Bill Binney story about how he had Thinthread how this guy named a SAM Visner came in said oh my gosh this is great we're gonna do trailblazer instead collected all
    • Then when 9/11 happens, Sam Visner is the guy who says, "this is a cow we can milk for 15 years at SAIC"
    • So he leaves NSA, the Sam Visner, and goes to SAIC
    • And these are direct quotes--that this is the--opportunity of a lifetime
    • That same Sam visitor is in this Q discussion now, with this MITRE group in this this Highland Forum in this kind of public-private, pay-to-play partnerships
    • So, interesting to follow these things "full flight of the arrow" as I call that, all the way from 9/11 pre 9/11 all the way till now,
    • Sam Visner still doing--and SAIC--does the maritime data awareness program, said that ZIPZORP was talking about SAIC
    • SAIC formulates themselves with a new name called LEIDOS it's kind of a shuffle giving us a little "lead" LEIDOS shuffle--it's still SAIC, psst STILL SAIC
    • So a little Leidos shuffle there
    • So anyway the good American talks about how 9/11 could have been avoided with Bill Benny's Thinthread
    • And a lot of the folks I've talked to Diane Roark at length
    • I've talked to Curt Wiebe
    • And interacted with him on Twitter talked with Bill Binney
    • So a lot of the people in the series I recognized
    • And I've never never talked to a Thomas Drake, though, Tom Drake
    • But I would like to
    • But I think it's a great series to watch for the first part of our series, before the Awans got involved which is surveillance
    • And the misuse of surveillance
    • And maybe the Awan's are a part of that too, because you use a third-party Intelligence service like PAC ISI to have deniability on surveillance
    • But then there's a second part, which is not just surveillance, but now disruption we're actually gonna go out and try to make you--your life miserable
    • And that's really the second documentary
    • And it's a six-part 40-minute a shot documentary called Wormwood
    • But it is the dirty tricks part of the CIA, getting rid of you once you become a problem, once you start saying hey this isn't good
    • And we're using these truth serums and scopolamine to do--parties it--late at night in Montreal with--our good doctor up there, Dr. Gottlieb, where we did a series at the <
  • Day 165.2. Wormwood Part 2 - Bill Swing’s Ft Derrick - YouTube
    • This is part 2 of day 165
    • And this is following up on wormwood
    • Great movie, because it it's kind of also William Kobe versus Sy Hersh in terms of getting the story about out about Frank Frank Olson
    • This guy who was worked at MKULTRA, Sidney Gottlieb, at the McGill University in Montreal where we were in this series
    • So a lot of the places
    • And things that we've mentioned the series Fort Detrick and the bio weapons program in Maryland...are you go around to these different places and it connects all the dots in a long format, which is really nice
    • And here's Sy Hersh at the end saying, "hey this story's too big for me"
    • And we're we heard that before I feel like he was just recording our ending, and just said well let's just slap it on the end of this documentary
    • But anyway you'll see Sy Hersh say this is story's too big for me at the end, in that in that story
    • But this guy Frank Enzyme Bradley--being caught: was that just so they could double down the amount of spending on the Boston Marathon on the 17th?
    • So was that kind of an inside job the old guard kind of their little clockwork orange' Games?
    • Fear
    • Or was it the new guard was it kind of the new US Cyber Command--kids was with with Flynn and Tony Shafer who I expect to be named to position Intelligence position with Trump here pretty quick?
    • Was it this new split?
    • This new separation of powers were gonna have between the Army guys--the US Cyber Command, and the Navy guys that the NSA?
    • Who knows? We'll see what happens
    • But it was interesting tie into this guy who was at the CDC, who went disappearing
    • Is that why all these flu viruses are being disseminated in these different places?
    • Who knows
    • And also we have the NRA event coming up in March May 3rd 4th and 5th
    • Did Krylova and Bogacheva go to that before? Yes of course they did
    • That was in Dallas this year
    • But where was it before?
    • Where where was Ted Cruz? Where with all those events?
    • We still don't know--none of that's come out
    • And one of the other things I've noticed about the Q phenomenon is I much I have a much greater understanding of how unknowns with Q and being on boards
    • And talking with all these people last night that follow Q
    • And the creation of these memes
    • And I think that's something that our series needs to do is create memes from the series
    • And so I'm gonna continue to create these playlists
    • So that people can go through
    • And say here's all the Navy Intel--from beginning to end in the whole series
    • And then create a Navy Intel meme with the old ones because I think the ones are extension of Navy Intel
    • And then do the same thing for the other significant memes in the in the series
    • So even though Q took a lot of my viewers away
    • And a lot of my researchers away, in a way it's good, because they show you a more effective way of doing open sourcing, creating these memes...
    • So I look forward to a good day of reporting
    • We won't say where all the places we're going, but have a happy easter everyone
  • Day 165.3. Preview of Andre Taggart Reveal - NNSA - YouTube
    • OK It's day 165 and this is part three
    • And this is sort of a sneak peak to the solution to the whole series
    • And I've said before we're kind of going from a pay-to-play world where things were doing below the table
    • And I the three initials there are MBZ the crown prince of Abu Dhabi
    • And sort of Hillary Clinton moving into the Trump world which is MBS, which is above the board--crown prince of Saudi Arabia or just do everything aboveboard
    • And the people who are doing the below the board business are pissed
    • So this series really has been looking at how that below the board business was done
    • So collecting metadata on how that was done--David Petraeus--the create the creation of this rogue NSA which is NNSA
    • Which is Not so Nice NSA
    • Basically created a Uranium cover for the last 20 years
    • And everything basically below that was this weapons for drugs or weapons for minerals or weapons for human resources kind of business
    • And that's the story of the last 20 years in Hillary Clinton and the whole crew,
    • And Navy Intel and her kind of unholy creation of this alliance with with NCIS or or this just rotten core inside a Navy Intel
    • So I just created a list about Navy Intel if you want to review the Navy Intel list if you haven't been following this series
    • But basically you have to find the server: where are they doing this?
    • You have to physically find it
    • So we go to Washington DC we we find--we collect a lot of metadata
    • We find the Lorton address where all this business is being conducted
    • Now, I do I think that's the real address?
    • No, that's the parallel construction if they ever get caught
    • They say there's deniability--it's just a just a group of people that are doing--find a bank fraud there's a small deal--it's not a big deal
    • The real action is at the Navy Yard
    • And that building 213 an old DIA building which was called a Threat Analysis Center
    • And this we've said this in the series for almost a year
    • So this isn't any surprise to anyone
    • The part I'm gonna let out today is I knew Taggart was a fake from the beginning
    • And I knew Tane Taggart was a fake from the beginning
    • I knew that I mean they weren't--just renting the property
    • But there was a reason why I had to go with that deception, because you let people who are in the business
    • (And they're just doing their jobs, right?)
    • You let people who are doing the business let the let the charade play out let the school play play out because you get valuable data although all along the way
    • I had to make Taggart the hero in order so other people would come forward and so he would continue talking
    • That was the key part
    • Keep giving us more metadata
    • It's too bad we couldn't have had a couple of more interviews with Taggart a couple of more interviews with Laurel Everly
    • All the people that are kind of either knowingly or unknowingly involved
    • An Tane Taggart would have been a good interview
    • Jacquayla would have been a good interview
    • But that's fine we still solve a puzzle now
    • Which is basically the drives were the takeaways for going to Pakistan--that those were the real drives--the ones that went in March, not the ones that were the decoys in April, that were left in the Rayburn office building
    • And that was the server's--that's how the trade occurred
    • It was on that caucus server--the drugs for weapons trade
    • The next thing was once got the servers--and the Sprayer home could have also been a place where people were were compromised
    • But then the next piece in in the whole thing is actually how do they do it?
    • And it was with these containers and
    • So we got down to the containers
    • And then how what goes into container?
    • So we really really got to a granular level with the cars--Alpha Jalloh ring to do all that
    • And everything else since that has been proving who with in Navy Intel have been the key people to put this whole thing together?
    • So I'll just leave it right there Taggarts a good guy
    • I think in Bethesda I remember I was in Bethesda, Maryland
    • And I almost said Taggarts role
    • And I held off, because I wanted to find out more about the people that were inside Navy Intel they we're actually running this
    • But I think you may know who who those people are already
    • But I'll just leave that for a more non XSTAR general logistics pay-sized version
  • Day 165.4. Saipov’s Mt Prospect Trucking - Near Blues Brothers Auto Auction - YouTube
    • It's day 165 here we are at beautiful Bussy Road
    • Go down to the end of this road on Bussy Road here in beautiful Mount Prospect
    • And you have the Mount Prospect auto auction of Blues Brothers Fame
    • Remember that Jake said we are on a mission from God
    • So the interesting thing about this is Saipov
    • Saipov truckers
    • They have a Saipov--the guy who ran down did the run down in Chelsea--ran over those five Argentinians
    • I think one of them was a nuclear scientist
    • The other one was that woman from Belgium the Belle from Belgium
    • We also have though sighs I've had a trucking company in Cincinnati trucking company
    • And car company in Cleveland car company here in Mount Prospect, Illinois close to Rahm Emanuel, close to Schneider, we're jan Schakowsky's district now
    • And of course one in Tampa
    • So the key here is chain migration and lottery: not such a good plan
    • The Saipov truckers? Not such a good plan
    • The Uzbekis--drugs going one way, weapons going the other, Uranium cover: not such a good idea
  • Day 166.1 Naugty NSA School Play Falling Apart - YouTube
    • It's day 166 part 1
    • And yesterday I revealed Andre Taggart is sort of a player in a Shakespearean play, if you will, covering the Awans, and the state support of the Awans spy ring in Congress, as well as Awan-Contra: the trading scheme for weapons and drugs in the Congress
    • Did they also have a sex ring in Congress, with all of the Awans beatings?
    • Well that's for another day
    • But certainly Taggart would have nothing to do with that
    • But the I am dubbing NNSA or the naught NSA as the key conspirator behind this, in much the same way we can say the revolt from the West at Tewkesbury 500 years ago was led by Richard the 3rd, I'm pinning this on Andrew McCabe, Hillary Clinton, and the NNSA
    • This is going to be a kind of a as we've said before kind of a power elite move
    • Its gonna be SAIC, key contractors like Lockheed, Northrop Grumman, doing major projects like Trailblazer at NSA Bill Binney Fame versus Thinthread, as well as Maritime Data Awareness applications like the application we singled out which was the Pandas, which which lines up well with Seth Rich in the Congress
    • You don't remember yesterday or the symbol first of all for NNSA
    • Here's I dubbed this this morning about four hours ago
    • And I talked about the different contractors involved in the NNSA
    • Now, I also created a playlist
    • So if you're not familiar with all the eleven or twelve different videos I've done on NSA
    • But the key here is Uranium under color-of-law with Uranium, now, I can trade anything below
    • And it provides me kind of the same sort of drayage that it provided the British Navy
    • Don't tell me what's of below decks just tell me how much it weighs and give me my commission for transporting it
    • And I do believe that Navy Jack has kind of I'm not going to say manipulated Crowdsource the Truth
    • But I do believe it has been sort of an information operation since the beginning to put the lid on this NNSA activity
    • I think the folks there knew that this would eventually come out if the crowd dug in on it
    • And there's been all kinds of diversionary tactics
    • But I think yesterday, Navy Jack threw the towel in
    • And now, he's trying to do anonymous strikes
    • So I won't say who Navy jack is specifically, but there are a few Navy Jack's out there
    • And specifically I think what they want to bury as this Andre Taggart interview in this Laurel Everly interview
    • Because it flies directly in the face it flies directly in the face of the truth and
    • But they give away key facts that unravel this whole NNSA pay-to-play scheme
    • I think also all of the anywhere you see those routers that at the Sprayer house that Jason filmed are going to be important as well
    • So I do believe the NNSA is trying to shut it down
    • Whether that's a Navy Jack or not we don't know for sure
    • But here's another article that came out that said, "oh by the way we all signed a slip a paper that advocated our rights of checking out and vetting The Awans in this scheme"
    • It's obvious that once a spy ringin Congress and also arms for drugs trading ring in Congress has state support and
    • So after the fact these 44 different Democrats are gonna say, "oh, but there was a piece of paper that we could sign that have been abdicated all our responsibilities in terms of vetting, because Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said so"
    • And I think we're hot on the trail of all the pieces of this network
    • They brought in these Uzbeki truckers to ship this stuff around here in Chicago--where I am in Mount prospect--was just one of the many trucking companies two in Ohio, one in New Jersey, in Paterson, New Jersey; one in Tampa, Florida as you can see here
    • So eventually with research this will all come to light
    • And that's why I think they want NNSA wants to bury these buried these films of Andre Taggart
    • So that's where we are today
    • I just want to say that I think we're hot on the trail
    • The metadata leads me to believe more than ever that we will put the pieces of the puzzle together even if we don't get certain documents from the court
  • Rosemont Casino - Bring Out Your Hawala and Your Dead - YouTube
    • Beautiful day 166 this is part two here at the Rosemont casino
    • And I just want to show you if you just recently had a sniper incident where an unfortunate person died at your hands you could bring the body here
    • And I'll show you how far you have to go to turn the body in to get five thousand dollars in chips here at the Rosemont casino
    • And I'm not kidding
    • If you look up Bioresource Center
    • And this is a show we did a long time ago I think it might have been over a year ago
    • We talked about there was prisoners at Holman square down south of Chicago down by the United Center where the Bulls used to play
    • That was a key place for bringing in--just as Christopher Steele does liaison operations, Intelligence operations in the United States for the FBI, we do liaison operations for other countries here in the United States for them
    • So we torture prisoners here for other countries
    • Again, that eludes their rules about informing their oversight bodies about operations
    • So if you don't remember what a liaison operation was: it's a way of avoiding the reporting that's in our Constitution about talking to the gang of eight, which is four people from the Congress on the Senate side, four people in the Congress on the on the side of the Senate
    • Two Senators from each party, two Congressmen from each party
    • But literally right there village of Rosemont is where BioResource Recovery Center was
    • Now, I'd only have to walk a little bit further down under that bridge to actually go to the USDA facility
    • Now, the USDA facility--if you recall--is where what we had right next to our our Gülen schools
    • I can't remember--they usually give a a name like Wisdom schools or Affinity schools or--Great Clocks by Kids Schools--they give them some kind of lofty name which is fine
    • But if you remember my visit there we basically had a lot of great teachers
    • So that they can farm the money through, and launder the money through
    • It's always great it's like a union you can always farm the money through gangsters love unions lots of workers lots of paychecks
    • But then you have one guy who can sue who's an English teacher from Turkey or some country like that: usually Turkey
    • And he is the interpreter
    • And then you got one guy in the back that cannot speak a word of English
    • And I call him the Halal money changer
    • So right behind me is O'Hare Airport
    • And literally all day he does is just count out Halal
    • Now, what comes into this you a facility here?
    • Well fruits and vegetables and also meat perishables things that could carry insects etc or food borne viruses
    • So they need to be irradiated
    • They need to make a trip to Ames, Iowa
    • So if you don't remember that part of our trip, you can go back and look at that
    • USDA
    • Now, I did
    • (I hope I don't get a copyright strike on the parking lot music)
    • I did interview a USDA person, and it turns out they loan a lot of money now to women farmers and also minority farmers
    • They want to get women started in farming and minority farmers
    • This turns out to be extremely difficult to get an American a loan
    • But very simple if you're from a different country
    • I know that's gonna us I know how hard that is gonna be for people to believe
    • Again, ninety nine point five percent of the people in USDA doing a great job
    • I only need to compromise 0.5%
  • Day 166.3. Delivering Imran’s Bitcoin To Rahm From O’Hare - YouTube
    • Day 166 part 3
    • I've now, made it from the airport with all the Halal cash
    • And the hawala you can see the armored car here I'm bout ready to take it in to Rahm Emanuel here at City Hall behind me
    • But before I do that because it's all Bitcoin now, it's all on hard drives, it's all on Imran's hard drive
    • So there's literally terabytes worth of Bitcoin
    • So makes it easier than the old days where you needed a big Brinks truck I still like to ride in the Brinks truck
    • But as you remember from the movie The Blues Brothers
    • You've got the Picasso here looks like it's a different color
    • Maybe this isn't the Picasso? Maybe--the I thought the Picasso was across the street from City Hall anyway
    • Well we'll go over there and find out if it's a Picasso or not
    • Maybe they replaced the Picasso
    • This is the scene where all the police cars pile up the Chicago police cars the Chicago's finest over there as you can see I do believe this is Richard Mary Daly square if it's not that I've just made a mistake
    • But as you can see now, all I need is hard drives to take Bitcoin to Pakistan
    • And I'm saying that probably happened on the 7th of March
    • And I picked up where I found the decoy about a month later with Andre Taggart
    • And now, of course I've exposed Taggart, because I see them shutting down the channel
    • I see I think there's foul play--in the runs--rotten in the state of Denmark, something rotten in the state of Denmark as Hamlet would say
    • So if that isn't Picasso then I don't know what is
    • But I do think there's something rotten in the state of Denmark
    • And they're shutting down Jason's channel we have to get all those interviews
    • And phone calls from Taggart before they go away as--44 different Democrats, maybe up to 50 waved, doing a background check on Imran Awan
    • And all the conspirators Lisa Maria Bartiromo says it's the biggest story of the year that's not been covered
    • The biggest uncover story of the year the story is breaking now and you're live to see it here in Chicago
    • And just I want to say hi to Rahm
    • Bole di Juggies is doing great, Rahm
    • I got all the Bitcoin: we got it all!
    • We got it all baby, nobody stopped us: Andy didn't stop us at the airport: we got it all
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