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yes the big con barbarians are here and the barbarous relic loving hordes are letting them through the gates because all agree that cities are our levers obama is a friggin schmuck. stacey stacey stacey yes the empire scrambling and it's lashing out and people are sick of it people are sick of being taxed to death they're sick of being spied on they're sick of being stolen from by caesar who's desperate and hungry and angry that he's losing his power he's an old man and he's lashing out at everybody and bitcoin is rising dramatically as people find a way to get live outside of that system but we're going to start with that crumbling empire of cesar's tweet from james mcintosh he says cia is building data base from western union and others on money transfer all over the world no privacy left yet there's a direct correlation between the stunning revelations and all of the ongoing
machinations of the police state and the rise of bitcoin and as you point out for similar reasons back in the roman era you had the barbarians who didn't really conquer they were let in by the peasants who were tired of what was happening in rome people around the world are tired of the n.s.a. the cia the g.c. h.q. in the u.k. they're letting bitcoin happen they want it to happen because they want to put they want to euthanize these bankers and they want to euthanize a system of bitcoin is the euthanizing agent and ironically you know as we've covered before the n.s.a. is doing the spying mostly for corporate espionage and you can see this because every new revelation it's always either they're spying on some major corporation or some major leader there you never catch them spying on osama bin ladin or his family or some other fake you know terrorist so let's look at the consequences of this and i say spying crushes us tech companies and emerging markets quote an
industry phenomenon says cisco's chambers so this is wolf richter and he's looking at some of these statements about their dramatic declines from. like the likes of i.b.m. and cisco in the emerging world and they are terrified to use the word and say so cisco c.e.o. john chambers had a euphemism for it during the first quarter earnings call the quote challenging political dynamics in that country that country being china it was in between the lines everywhere but never once to chambers or anyone else on his team mouth the acronym and as a see the mistake that obama and bush and clinton made is that they didn't give the american people a cut of the crimes that they are committing they just took all they got greedy if the american people all had been benefiting in some way from the global rate of financial terrorism that obama is involved with and bush was involved with think
clinton was involved but they might not be so happy to embrace something like bitcoin which gives the big f.-u. to everybody who's at the n.s.a. the cia and all those various spy agencies and there are equivocator who say well everyone is spying or you've got nothing to fear if you've got nothing to hide the bitcoin community say you know what we're just going to buy a big coin until every single banker in the world is euthanized and on the ground gasping for air they're going to stamp on their throat and dance a jig on their dead corpse that's what it's all about well let's look at cisco's earnings again and the dramatic decline and their emerging markets the worst being russia for them so our top five emerging markets declined twenty one percent said the c.e.o. with brazil down twenty five percent mexico down eighteen percent india down eighteen percent china down eighteen percent or russia down thirty percent cisco
you know very famously was the poster child of the dot com boom and bust of the late ninety's early two thousand two thousand and one period it was at one point the highest capitalized company in the world and then of course their routers. which are the backbone of the internet are infected with the n.s.a. spying of any country in the world wants to stop spying the need to stop doing business with cisco immediately and i.b.m. famously is also getting crushed by revelations that they're in bed with the n.s.a. and very spying and is for corporate espionage is for it's for taking you know the u.s. never accuses china of manipulating the currency anymore remember last year these to say china is a currency manipulator member tim geithner before i picked up a job working for warburg pincus you know basically committing acts of financial terrorism but in the private sector now so they don't talk about china being a currency manipulator anymore and it's been revealed that cisco i.b.m. oracle all these companies google. facebook are in china leeching data from the
poor peasants there and using it to their advantage to ingratiate themselves well n.s.a. is the acronym which they're not speak its name and he came to close this c.e.o. of cisco chambers he said the closest they came to was when he mentioned china china is a little bit unique to cisco because some of the issues going on which you are all aware of. he said during the earnings call in august fourteenth once again refusing to utter and i say well n.s.a. has become the new n word you know on global markets around the world if you mention the n word n.s.a. it's like a turd in the punchbowl you know you really killed the blows of that conversation. you know like wow n.s.a. gives me an uncomfortable feeling like news yeah that's the new n word but it so this whole mentality of spying it's not it's also corporate espionage but also to control those few peasants with any single pennies left in our own economies so
let's look at what's happening in france french auto maker read no can't cut off your car battery if you don't make payments on time french auto maker read i was using is battery leasing scheme to prevent nonpaying cost. from charging their electric cars big brother is watching dot dot dot your battery is called bricking and they lease this back yeah exactly they in order to keep the price down the lease the battery along with there is no easy car but now it's in the small print of your contract that actually says it can just turn off the battery of some remote location the peugeot auto manufacturing company run no renna which is tied in with of course the state and the states buying authority we know that the n.s.a. is spying in france joe they're spying on people they're ok and what the credit card companies and the credit facilitators in the banks if you miss a payment they turn your battery off and you're cruising down the highway and boom a lawyer. did a full quote. good deed. to mostly all.
i'm sure i am sure did yes we sure did. well in the service contract and the fine print it is revealed that renault has the right to prevent charging and there's always the end of the battery rental contract it was also revealed that ran out can do this and the case of nonpayment on the car or battery as well effectively making your vehicle worthless zoé. it so it's a bit multiple you assume a little bit about. what's going to bench you want to do is one. reason i just don't you know. what i feel most you all if you just think of friends if you have a problem just tell somebody you have a crisis with your liver. and they'll help you that's it that's the only way to get any help. to follow. this man's go to live the crisis.
because you have become a bit of harmless your lover and some of them played. well as you mentioned at the top of the show the big con barbarians are. the gate and they are rejecting the americans who are not willing to accept the barbarians yet us has already seeded dominance in big queen trading so currently the top four big exchanges by volume are located outside of the us with the largest being in china and less than two percent of worldwide trading a real time market making occurs within the u.s. jurisdiction that's because people it's not illegal to trade or sell because people are afraid they're free to seize or how he will react to this challenge to his authority well is it going to race to global bitcoin race remember the space race the late one nine hundred sixty s. russia sputnik which is still is a new show on our take that you know it's really george galloway his wife gave her
sputnik only r.t. but getting back to what i was saying so russia which one out there. became the space race and everyone in the u.s. big game oh lord we're going to lose the space race so then john f. kennedy before us i got blown off said you know what we're going to put a man of the moon and then they won the space race but now we've got a new race is called a big going race and who's right who's winning this race looks like russia china and china they're letting this debate point raise america's got their thumb up there wondering what is a bit coy and the answer is it's the future and if you don't get with it you're going to be left in the past the scary thing is how you see the sort of totalitarianism which is a new form in that it's not like overly violent people just comply for fear of the caesar of the power because as he points out of course there isn't a ban on bitcoin in the u.s. but there doesn't have to be an outright ban when there is a chilling effect on banking that translates into an unwillingness for banks and
credit unions to engage with bitcoin related companies so it's the banks themselves but they're also complicit in that they don't want the innovation to happen that might make them on. sorry given the labyrinth and ambiguity of state by state compliance issues financial institutions conclude that it's far safer and easier to ignore bitcoin related opportunities this is the largest single barrier to payments innovation in the us because the cost of sending let's say fifteen million dollars from one point a to point b. can be as much as one hundred thousand dollars whereas using bitcoin it might cost six cents so that's a huge cut into the banking monopoly and they have a monopoly on money transfers money with a four x. market for exchange market is a five trillion dollar a day business and not only is it manipulated by these big banks but they charge enormous fees on top of the manipulations so here comes the big point i could lose any amount of money anywhere in the world for pennies versus one hundred thousand two hundred thousand dollars for the same transaction from some corrupt bank this plugged in the n.s.a. this raping me with fees that spying on me that's
a selling me mortgage products that are contacting needed from big slop and you know and resold on a mortgage market you know conducted by come to craps and then repackage and securitize and forty five and remortgage ties and rehab obligated and looks like something that came out of the back end of a big over there at the no good nick farm yeah that's what they're selling over there lloyd blankfein is no good my car he's got plenty of big sloppy started it's all going to be destroyed with the it's a massive effect of it going to work on lloyd blankfein pig farm nomo or yes you are because all the big one to revive profit is security that is secured sold on a wall of it's nothing but worthless junk that is so many make it about a rich except those who actually do the job. we've got to go i think the max. the stadium is going to have all out war.
months day of the london deal and the rest look like it's going the take it will be every week on holiday the live kid. plays right on the scene play. the first repeat live and i predict future. play. on our reporters let her play an instrument. or be in the lead lead. welcome back to the kaiser report imax keyser time now to turn to two guests carl
gray a big point investor and producer of the documentary film life on bit coy and austin craig who is featured in the documentary gentlemen welcome to the kaiser report time so organics i call will start with you before we get to the film tell us about your how you got into bitcoin so it's interesting because in the. mid to late two thousand and nine just came across the wires first i have to be honest i thought it was something similar to this world of warcraft money that people exchange to buy elves and well let me just stop you right there for a second let people know that you have accumulated a position of a hundred thousand bit point so it's not very far from what the winklevoss twins have in terms of because you are a major bitcoin player i should add but continue absolutely re my growing skills are nowhere near as good as theirs. so yeah i'll go into. some of the things that really attracted me to it was it seemed to be a perfect blending of ideology i come from kind of a libertarian capitalist background with speculation of finance and investments and
as i start to learn more and more about it sort of play around with that buying a little here and there initially i started to look at it as a way to facilitate currency transfers to a lot of traveling from continent to continent and this seemed like a very easy way low cost way to move money around. more and more though it appears to have taken on status as an asset class in and of itself similar to gold and silver although it should be said some of the biggest because the tractors right now are gold bugs what why do you think that is carl other words a lot of people who are so-called libertarians so-called. you would think they would be swarming all over bitcoin and yet they many of them are rejecting it it seems completely crazy to me well why do you think that is because they have lots of goals and they don't have lots of bitcoin so they're advocating the cost that they're most bullish and have the strongest position and you know i try to have kin approach to investing which i call nona motive which basically is don't get
emotionally tied to your assets but well people say who on gold the rand paul community that's about freedom that it's about libertarianism so showing that they are. speaking more from a place of their own self-interest and their position in gold and that the ideology that they. espouse is more window dressing and not based on a true conviction was it could be an element of the but i think it's more so this ideological argument about purity of money right what is money that's the big question every going to be forms of talk to because people are gold bugs the big question is what is money and of course it always comes back to this argument of well gold is money because it has intrinsic value you can make stuff with it you can make jewelry you can make space home it's whatever case may be because they say has no intrinsic value so it's obviously not money and i would obviously argue that saying that yes you can't necessarily make something out of bitcoin because it's digital but you can do
a lot of things with bitcoin you know talked about currency transfers mobility of money velocity of getting money from one spot to another and you know i don't know about you but i don't often like to show up at the airport with a big bag of gold coins slung over my shoulder so the t.s.a. can say oh what's going on here where you go. what's this all about the argument about whether or not bitcoin has intrinsic value or not to me and i've said this a few times and i'm surprised more people aren't you know agreeing with me on this but essentially what we're talking about are precious numbers say the total bitcoin network now which is carrying the bitcoin protocol it's tens of thousands of nodes or computers or servers strong working in parallel to discover or mine what are socially precious numbers so you have a precious metals precious minerals like diamonds rubies and these are precious numbers these are numbers i could not otherwise be discovered were not for this enormous distributed computation all or a of computers all over the world so it's it isn't
a difference of value it's just i guess that these folks just haven't really edgy gotten the ability to. change the way that they think they're just basically lagging behind unfortunately by the time the rand paul people get into bitcoin the price will be want two thousand dollars per bit going or higher so they'll be way way late to the party but still there's still a menace upside let's talk to you for a second austin craig you and your wife live for one hundred days on bit coy and you travel around the world tell us about the idea was if because it is this decentralized digital currency it's not currency unless it's used for things and that's one of the main objections of people have toward big point is what can you use it for what can you buy with it what we want to see if it really was usable so we started using it for everything we did this experiment where for the first one hundred days after our post honeymoon married life we used only a bit quaint from the time we landed back from our honeymoon that's all we used for rent gas groceries. everything we needed and we tried to work that out in our home
town finding a grocery store finding gas stations finding an insurance provider and then when we figured out and got comfortable using it in our hometown we expand the boundaries see what was possible and so we traveled we went around the world we drove across the u.s. and then flew to stockholm where you mentioned the nodes that are running the network per capita there's a high. your concentration a bit corners there running those nodes than anywhere else in the world went to stockholm met up with k. and c. minor who makes the hardware that runs a lot of this network we went to berlin neighborhood has a lot of restaurants and other merchants that accept equate a form of payment and then we flew to singapore the global financial hub and representative of china has just become very interested in that point and singapore is this highly commercial area we wanted to see what the community there thought of big and how they were using it and getting involved what we found is that it's being used and adopted all over the place for all kinds of different reasons you know more than anybody that the views on between are pretty broad but some of the reasons that people are using it right now you finance the project or organize the
financing of the project with a crowd funding platform and i believe you raise seventy two thousand dollars or something along those lines to get this project going and it's film and there is a sense the film has been made since you've come back. story has been growing exponentially so i believe if i'm not wrong that the current volume per day is equaling the transactions of pay pal. equal now in bitcoin that's that's a huge benchmark that's been achieved the adoption rate for bitcoin is now similar to the i phone ok so this is just exploding it's one of the fastest adopted technologies in the history of technology the i phone being previously the most quickly adopted technology in history this looks like it's going to eclipse the i phone and you still have even the mainstream business press like business insider henry blodget's company and with joe wiesenthal you know they are like ants i've been going they want to even open their minds a slight crack to think about what the implications of the south are just no no no
is it just because they are wed to the the old way of thinking and they're about to become a blitter a bit by bit coin and we'll never hear about them in five years or is this just a learning curve they have to go through when you know which is. especially in libertarian movement the whole goal. coin argument is it's like e-mail when e-mail came along cursed was regular mail or telegrams or phone calls we have a case maybe. the early adopters of realize this is going to be the way everybody communicates in the future of course from that we derive twitter and all of those types communication and so we're at that coast now the early adopters getting in are going to be you know thought of as luminaries down the road and that's happening today. because as also mentioned i mean austin and i can live in a small little town called provo in utah not the bleeding edge of either finance or you know adoption for a new trend the ideas. is very conservative very republican area and yet they were
able to buy gas they were able to buy groceries they were able to pay for their rent so i mean you know people are getting it people are understanding ok this is simply a form of communication a form of financial communication if you will and there were you know after about a five minute conversation we're seeing people saying gets up and we hope sign them up and then they take payment but austin you are also acting also as missionaries because when you went to towns and they couldn't use it but connie just signed him up and they started to make light and yet i think n.p.r. covered a story about farmers using big cawing and they were introduced a bit cawing and talked about that a little bit we had to evangelize a bit coin and sometimes it would be we would need somebody we had to do the transaction right there and then we had to convince them in five minutes to accept as a form of payment and we use different techniques to do that we use different third party tools tools like bit pay for somebody who's going to be a long term merchant accepting the queen on an ongoing basis we would use coinbase who are paying somebody just for the first time need to do the transaction right
there you can just use the email address to send them the coins there are various tools and third party services that are popping up in the current ecosystem that make it pretty easy to teach somebody about it and then get them involved very quickly was there any pockets of resistance that you got to a town or a geography or a culture where this message. evangel and vandalising a bit coin met resistance we went to places that were not really ready for it sometimes as we were driving across the us one of the things that you need to have to be able to use is connectivity you need to be connected to the web and that proved to be an obstacle that we face around the globe surprisingly it was an obstacle in berlin several times and in neighborhoods that were already very big queen friendly if we didn't have wife i didn't matter how they were to it but those problems are being overcome more and more as connectivity grows and as the tools available to us grow as well as africa conduct of a day is leapfrogging ahead of a lot of other countries and also the use of digital currency as and but going is big in africa so it could be one of those some of the moments in history where technology enables
a continent to suddenly become quite dominant in the world economy and then a country like the us which is trying to put up road blocks is going to really take themselves out of the game here karl yeah i think that's very important to understand one of the countries that has adopted. so readily has been china and i think hundred years from now historians may look back on this and say this was the suez canal moment this was the moment when power shifted from maybe the western countries u.k. united states over towards the eastern countries do which is the chinese now accepted it as a method of payment i don't think it's quince since all of a sudden jump from the one hundred fifty dollars range to four hundred dollars in the weeks following the us so the people in china that i speak with are a minute sleeper wish on bitcoin and triple currencies in general and you know i think you're exactly right especially regarding africa you know this decentralized currency is going to allow people who traditionally haven't had access to easy
credit or to finance of the traditional sense all of a sudden now you're going to start seeing peer to peer lending micro credit all of this facilitated by bitcoin without the need of going to a big brick and mortar bank you're going to have people in one village lending to another that's going to allow that's going to basically allow for each village. to become more prosperous more self-reliant. talks about let's counsel do that let's hope through capitalism hope people bring themselves i think because it's going to be central to the. news about oh yeah well i think a more recent example is russell brand who got a lot of traction tens of millions of views on a video he made on with newsnight talking about we need a revolution we need a revolution the revolution sure russell's call bitcoin now three years ago we really broke the bitcoin story to the world press here in the kaiser report i think that's fair statement a lot of people heard about for the first time from the show they had tunnicliffe be on from big pay it pays now world leading merchant processor and we've been following this all along i want to do another first another kaiser report exclusive
we're going to bring to the world community now a phrase they may not have heard before like coins like coin is a crypto currency you're already into like coin car all gone take it away so people usually with the traditional relationship to gold silver silver being the little brother of gold they tend to follow each other sometimes in the staggered way like going has a similar relationship with bitcoin right now it's trading about four dollars a coin operates very very similarly it's a crypto currency operating just different exchange we believe that coin is going to offer the same kind of returns that we've seen in bitcoin we think it's just maybe you know six to eighteen months behind the curve all right probably got a cut off there and austin got to sing about it thanks for being on the kaiser report thank you thanks max and that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max kaiser and stacey herbert i'd like to thank our guests carl gray's the producer of
a new film called life on bit coy and of course craig austin craig his wife are traveling around the world living on nothing but going if you like to get in touch with us tweet us a kaiser report until next time x. guys are saying well you know. but you know that these volatility of bitcoin is what makes some people extremely excited a. new digital currency avdotya people extremely rare coins and that's one of the reasons why i caution people this is a very high risk environment and it's really not ready yet for for your average everyday investor to trust their savings to it and in any way anybody who puts money into the system now should expect that they could lose all of a. little
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