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Jon Matonis: Bitcoin Is Not In A Bubble, But The Global Bond & Stock Markets Are
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I've been sharing conspiracies on reddit longer than this sub has been around. I have a story to tell.

This story is mostly crafted from my own experiences, my conversations with some of the people involved, and the rest is my own guesswork as I try to fill in the gaps...so bear with me!
That's why I wanted to share with this community, which I've watched grow over the years. I remember posting about the death of Barry Jennings (who witnessed explosions in the WTC on 9/11) the day after it happened. This was before /conspiracy (or right around when it was formed), and I remember thinking "we really need a sub for conspiracies on reddit!"
And here we are, 12 years later and over 1.3 million subscribers...incredible!
So...
My story starts with a young man. We'll call him Andrew.
Andrew grew up in the 90's in a coastal US town and quickly blossomed into a tech whiz at a young age.
He began building his own computers, and after a brief stint using Windows, he decided that Bill Gates was everything wrong with technology (and the world), and he made it his mission to make sure folks like Gates were NOT the future of computers.
He really believed that the use of technology was a fundamental human right, and that charging people for "proprietary" OS's that hid their source code was a violation of these rights.
He saw a possible Deus Ex-like future, with a technocracy literally around the corner if we didn't act now.
Andrew soon joined the Free Software Foundation and began rubbing elbows with the likes of Richard Stallman. He begun exclusively using GNU/Linux and was the type to correct you if you called it just "Linux". He also began visiting tech-savvy forums like slashdot and started networking in earnest.
By 2006 (his senior year of high school) Andrew was completely over his "education" and decided to just drop out completely.
Shockingly, a college accepted him anyway. A small East Coast school had been actively courting Andrew, and when they learned he had failed to get his HS diploma, they accepted him anyway!
Now sometime during this period Andrew went to Iceland and stayed in Reykjavik for several months.
This trip may have happened during the summer, fall, or early winter of 2006. The reason for his trip had something to do with his efforts in the FSF or similar group. The possible significance of this trip will become clear as we go on.
What is clear is that Andrew started college in the fall of 2006, and that the circumstances were unusual. Andrew soon met several like-minded individuals and began building a social and technological network at his school.
Two individuals in particular would become key players in his life (one more prominently in this story, but the other was significant as well), and eventually the 3 would live together in town for several years.
But for now let's stick with Andrew.
Andrew had an idea to build a social network for his college. Except, it wasn't just a network, it was a wiki for information about the school...and beyond. Soon, it began to morph into something much bigger in Andrew's mind.
He saw his project as being one of many data "hubs" for leaks of important documents and otherwise sensitive information.
So yeah, he saw the opportunity for a wiki for leaks (see where this is going yet...?).
As his ambitions grew, his behavior started to become increasingly erratic. He was caught with drugs and arrested. Strangely, the charges were pretty much dropped and he was given a slap on the wrist. Eventually he decided to leave the school, but still lived in town and had access to the servers on campus.
By 2010 Andrew was still living in the small town with his two "hacker" buddies, who were still enrolled at the school.
This house was in some ways legendary. It appears that many "interesting" people spent time at or visited the residence. Indeed, some of the early movers and shakers of /conspiracy itself passed through.
There was usually a full NO2 tank for anyone who was into that kinda thing, and they were stocked with every hallucinogen and research chemical known to man.
It was also likely under surveillance by multiple intelligence agencies (NSA/Mossad/etc).
Over time, the mental state of Andrew was slowly starting to deteriorate, which wasn't helped by his abuse of drugs.
Still, Andrew decided to move his base of operations to Europe, spending time in Belgium, the Czech Republic and elsewhere.
One of his housemates was soon to join him on his adventures in Europe and elsewhere abroad. We'll call him "Aaron."
Aaron had a very similar story and upbringing as Andrew. Aaron was also from a coastal US town and was born into privilege. He was also, supposedly, born into a family with some serious connections to intelligence agencies, including an uncle with ties to the NSA, and both parents connected to military brass.
By 2015, Andrew and Aaron were living together in the Czech Republic. During this time they were working directly and/or indirectly for the NSA (via Cisco and other companies).
You see, the "college" they met at was actually a front for the recruitment of kids into the IC. Apparently, many "schools" in the US function that way. Go figure.
Their intelligence and valuable skill set (hacking etc) made them valuable assets. They were also possibly involved with the distribution of certain "research chemicals" (of the 2C* variety) to dignitaries and their entourages (in one example, they provided 2CB to a group with David Cameron).
In addition, Andrew was allegedly involved with, or stumbled upon, an NSA-linked surveillance project directed at the entire country of Malaysia, while Aaron was involved with Cisco.
Aaron himself had gotten into hot water for releasing damaging information about the NSA, and even claimed to be an NSA whistleblower, and was also possibly the individual who leaked the 2014 (or 2015) Bilderberg meeting list.
And then things went bad. Andrew quit the Malaysia project and Aaron left Cisco. It seems Andrew and Aaron were "set up" during a fiery false flag event in the Czech Republic in 2015. It may have happened at an embassy, but it's unclear which. There is no information on the web about anything like this (afaik).
Aaron was immediately targeted and spent several years on the run. Allegedly, he was added to the list of victims in the so-called "Great Game".
The Great Game is the term used for an international assassination program where intelligence agencies share a list of targets to be neutralized. The German BND and Mossad are heavily involved, as other networks. Individuals targeted by the Great Game may be offed by actual assassins, or by NPC-like humans whose minds will be influenced by mind control tech (a la Matrix...say influencing someone to ram your car unwittingly ie).
As Aaron went on the lam, Andrew soon returned to the US, shell-shocked by his experience.
Both Andrew and Aaron continue to suffer from some sort of PTSD from these series of events, rendering Andrew largely incapacitated and Aaron scattered and discombobulated.
The Meat of the Matter
OK...where does that leave us? Why am I sharing all of this? I think there's much more to this story.
So let's start speculating! Everything I'm about to say is stuff that was told to me personally. I can't vouch for any of this information, though obviously I thought it was compelling enough to share.
Here's the gist: The so-called whistleblowers you see in the media are almost all fake.
This includes: Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Thomas Drake and William Binney (hey look, his AMA is pinned on this sub right now...no comment!). These individuals, and others, are controlled opposition. The real whistleblowers are severely punished.
For example, Bradley Manning was punished with chemical castration in jail. His "transformation" was chemically induced torture.
Andrew was not alone in his passion. There were lots of other young visionaries like him who dreamed of a freer and more transparent world.
In this story, Julian Assange was an intelligence asset...a psyop meant to steal the thunder from real activists like Andrew.
In this story, a small college-based "wiki" for government leaks was used as the model for an intelligence operation known as "wikileaks".
In this story, Andrew traveled to Iceland at some point in 2006.
When was Wikileaks founded? Wikileaks was founded by Julian Assange in December 2006, in Iceland.
Aaron discovered (legally, like Manning who had clearance to access all the data he leaked) damning information about surveillance happening by the NSA, specifically against recruits entering the US army and elsewhere.
In this story, the "Andrew" identity was co-opted and turned into "Julian Assange", and "Aaron" became "Edward Snowden".
Granted, there were probably other people that these whistleblower imposters were modeled after, but Andrew and Aaron seem like very strong contenders for some of this inspiration.
Now, much of the following may be gobbledygook (lol I spelled that right first try!) for all I know, but since I'm having a really hard time making sense of it all, I'll just include everything I can and let you guys run with it.
Here are some phrases, ideas, terms and people of note that may be involved with this story...MODS: None of this is doxing! All of the links of people are wikipedia pages or published interviews/articles. So yeah. Not dox!
IN CONCLUSION
I don't know how these terms, theories and individuals fit into this story, but that they may be somehow related.
Hopefully there are enough bread crumbs in here to keep some of you busy!
Any help/insight would be appreciated. I confess I'm not so tech-minded so I can't offer any more explanation about some of the more techy terms.
Anyway, thanks for reading, and thanks for continuing to stimulate after all these years! It's really nice to see this place continuing to thrive after all of this time!
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An open letter to Gavin Andresen: Craig S. Wright is humiliating you. Please save yourself some dignity and publically tell that fraud to fuck off

Craig S. Wright claimed to be Satoshi.
He assembled the world's press to unveil himself and bamboozled you into believing he possessed Satoshi's private key. You put your reputation on the line to vouch for him.
He then catastrophically failed to deliver the promised proof and his house of cards tumbled down, humiliating the both of you to the entire world. He declared "I do not have the courage" ... "I just want to be left alone".
Instead of quietly sulking off into the shadows, he continues to participate in the community, still outright claiming to be Satoshi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NERqjAOzdh0).
Craig S. Wright cannot have it both ways. Either he wants to be left alone (if you're reading, please fuck off), or he needs to stop humiliating you and deliver his promised proof.
Gavin, why do you allow yourself to be shit on in this way? Stand up to this fraud who is profiting from your name. You contributed so much to Bitcoin, but this episode has left you a laughing stock and made a huge dent in your legacy.
He even had the gall to say "I know that this weakness will cause great damage to those that have supported me, and particularly to Jon Matonis and Gavin Andresen. I can only hope that their honour and credibility is not irreparably tainted by my actions."
Every single time he now claims to be Satoshi without proof, he has no excuse, he is a parasite feeding on your legacy.
You've refused to comment saying "Whether Craig was or wasn't Satoshi doesn't matter for the long-term success of failure of Bitcoin."
That is correct, but it absolutely matters to your reputation. Don't take this shit, stand up for yourself, have the courage to publically question his proof - or demand that if he wants to keep claiming he is Satoshi he provides proof to the world.
I urge you Gavin, be brave, stand up to him. Even if you're still naive enough to believe he is Satoshi, the way he is using you is selfish and completely unacceptable. Please, you cannot remain silent, reclaim some dignity.
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12-04 20:53 - 'An open letter to Gavin Andresen: Craig S. Wright is humiliating you. Please save yourself some dignity and publically tell that fraud to fuck off' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/brioakes removed from /r/Bitcoin within 33-43min

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Craig S. Wright claimed to be Satoshi.
He assembled the world's press to unveil himself and bamboozled you into believing he possessed Satoshi's private key. You put your reputation on the line to vouch for him.
He then catastrophically failed to deliver the promised proof and his house of cards tumbled down, humiliating the both of you to the entire world. He declared "I do not have the courage" ... "I just want to be left alone".
Instead of quietly sulking off into the shadows, he continues to participate in the community, still outright claiming to be Satoshi ([link]1 ).
Craig S. Wright cannot have it both ways. Either he wants to be left alone (if you're reading, please fuck off), or he needs to stop humiliating you and deliver his promised proof.
Gavin, why do you allow yourself to be shit on in this way? Stand up to this fraud who is profiting from your name. You contributed so much to Bitcoin, but this episode has left you a laughing stock and made a huge dent in your legacy.
He even had the gall to say "I know that this weakness will cause great damage to those that have supported me, and particularly to Jon Matonis and Gavin Andresen. I can only hope that their honour and credibility is not irreparably tainted by my actions."
Every single time he now claims to be Satoshi without proof, he has no excuse, he is a parasite feeding on your legacy.
You've refused to comment saying "Whether Craig was or wasn't Satoshi doesn't matter for the long-term success of failure of Bitcoin."
That is correct, but it absolutely matters to your reputation. Don't take this shit, stand up for yourself, have the courage to publically question his proof - or demand that if he wants to keep claiming he is Satoshi he provides proof to the world.
I urge you Gavin, be brave, stand up to him. Even if you're still naive enough to believe he is Satoshi, the way he is using you is selfish and completely unacceptable. Please, you cannot remain silent, reclaim some dignity.
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An open letter to Gavin Andresen: Craig S. Wright is humiliating you. Please save yourself some dignity and publically tell that fraud to fuck off
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Craig S. Wright claimed to be Satoshi.
He assembled the world's press to unveil himself and bamboozled you into believing he possessed Satoshi's private key. You put your reputation on the line to vouch for him.
He then catastrophically failed to deliver the promised proof and his house of cards tumbled down, humiliating the both of you to the entire world. He declared "I do not have the courage" ... "I just want to be left alone".
Instead of quietly sulking off into the shadows, he continues to participate in the community, still outright claiming to be Satoshi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NERqjAOzdh0).
Craig S. Wright cannot have it both ways. Either he wants to be left alone (if you're reading, please fuck off), or he needs to stop humiliating you and deliver his promised proof.
Gavin, why do you allow yourself to be shit on in this way? Stand up to this fraud who is profiting from your name. You contributed so much to Bitcoin, but this episode has left you a laughing stock and made a huge dent in your legacy.
He even had the gall to say "I know that this weakness will cause great damage to those that have supported me, and particularly to Jon Matonis and Gavin Andresen. I can only hope that their honour and credibility is not irreparably tainted by my actions."
Every single time he now claims to be Satoshi without proof, he has no excuse, he is a parasite feeding on your legacy.
You've refused to comment saying "Whether Craig was or wasn't Satoshi doesn't matter for the long-term success of failure of Bitcoin."
That is correct, but it absolutely matters to your reputation. Don't take this shit, stand up for yourself, have the courage to publically question his proof - or demand that if he wants to keep claiming he is Satoshi he provides proof to the world.
I urge you Gavin, be brave, stand up to him. Even if you're still naive enough to believe he is Satoshi, the way he is using you is selfish and completely unacceptable. Please, you cannot remain silent, reclaim some dignity.
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Does the Executive Director of the bitcoin foundation really believe 1 bitcoin will be worth $1,000,000 some day?

For the record, I do. So if (or actually when) this happens, won't it be intimidating for some willing buyers to see XBT listed at $1,000,000 on the exchanges? I don't know about you, but I have never seen a commodity, currency, stock, ... listing in 10s of thousands, let alone millions. Does this help of hurt adoption? There is a reason why the googles and apples split their stocks when their prices reach or near a thousand. There have been proposals by many for the code XBT to represent 100 satoshis, including myself, (irrespective of what people of groups want to call it), which he acknowledges, but thinks otherwise. He agrees a base unit of 100 satoshis is useful for accounting packages, but thinks there should be a second notation to accommodate “institutional trading”. He seems to suggest that the decimal places are encoded in the core protocol. I thought only satoshis were referenced in the core protocol, but I am not a techi at all. I am just a common bitcoin enthusiast like many of us, hoping that our voices can be heard. 1XBT = 1USD would likely happen faster (from today"s 2600XBT = 1USD), than 1XBT=1,000,000USD, (from today's 1XBT=384); but these are exactly the same changes, except for the strategic assignment of the code to the right unit. Dual or triple displays, changes over time, subunit names, ... these are all things that can be confusing and avoidable. Let's thus avoid them all and choose 1 XBT to represent 100 satoshis.
This is Jon Matonis' article: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-needs-iso-certified-currency-code/
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The Future of Bitcoin

Is Bitcoin in fact the biggest disruptive technology since the Internet itself?
Is Bitcoin's real innovation its ‘Blockchain' technology which is being used to build a completely new way of interacting online?
Will Bitcoin provide the basis for the next generation of apps?
Speakers:
Jon Matonis- Executive Director, The Bitcoin Foundation
Stephan Tual- Chief Communications Officer, Ethereum
Niki Wiles- Community Relations, Counterparty
Preston Byrne- Adam Smith Institute (ASI) fellow and associate at Norton Rose Fulbright
Chair: Richard Boase- Cybersalon/UK Digital Currency Association
Advocates argue that Bitcoin has the capacity to address not simply money issuance but other crucial questions of trust, financial privacy, transparency and freedom of expression.
Critics claim that Bitcoin's inherent anonymity encourages money laundering, gambling and drug dealing. They also point to its wild volatility as evidence that it functions as a poor store of value that will make economic activity ultimately less productive.
At this Cybersalon we will be asking what have we learnt from Bitcoin and where is it heading:
  1. What is 'Blockchain' technology and what are new applications are using it?
  2. Is Bitcoin likely to form the basis of the new Internet of Money and Trust?
  3. What is Bitcoin teaching us about global consensus, decentralisation and open source technologies?
So if currency is simply the first application for this Blockchain technology, what else is in the pipeline? Initiatives such as Ethereum, Coloured Coins, Mastercoin, Counterparty and Namecoin suggest decentralised stock, bond and equities markets, asset and property registration, notary services, DNS lookup system and more.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO PAY WITH BITCOIN, PLEASE VISIT cybersalon.org/bitcoinheading/
Bitcoin Background
Bitcoin (which is now known as a “Crypto currency” or Hidden Currency) has fluctuated from $0.0001 to US $1,200 in the span of 5 years. Advocates cite its capacity to be a truly global, digital currency- to lower remittance and cross border transfer costs particularly with regards to developing economies and its power to remove politics from the money supply. Its main attraction, they claim, is that all other banking and monetary systems are ‘pre-internet’ technologies but Bitcoin offers us the potential to build an entirely new system of global financial consensus, even acting as a global reserve currency.
Bitcoin 2.0
The value of the Bitcoin platform is that it can be used for other means than as a currency: for instance to transfer goods directly from person to person around the planet securely without third party verification. The way Bitcoin does this is through what is known as a peer to peer network, with these transactions being verified automatically by thousands of so called ‘Miners'. Bitcoin is not a company, and whilst Miners might act like employees, it was designed as an open standard protocol similar to http (web pages) or smtp (email), allowing anyone who wishes to to build companies, services and software to interact with it, and because Bitcoin functions a little bit like TCP/IP, owning a Bitcoin is akin to owning real-estate on the new internet, similar in some ways to owning name brand dot coms in the ‘90s.
what do you think this??
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Jon Matonis: An Analysis of Bitcoin Exchange Liquidity Jon Matonis - YouTube Expert Explanation on How the Bitcoin Value Will Hit $25000

Matonis criticized central financial institutions saying they should rather look at the bond and the stock markets around the world that have been artificially inflated. Jon Matonis, Bitcoin Foundation Co-founder Says Bitcoin Is The ‘Pin to Pop’ the Financial Bubble - WorldCoinIndex Speaking in an interview with Business Insider, Jon Matonis, who helped found the Bitcoin Foundation in 2012, dismissed claims that the market is in a bubble. He said: He said: Today’s bitcoin exchanges do not employ clearing members Jon Matonis, co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation went on record proclaiming his assertive position on Bitcoin not being a bubble. The advocate also believes that the market is about to enter a ‘post-legal tender age’ fueled by decentralized cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Bitcoin News Jon Matonis: Bitcoin Is Not In a Bubble, but the Global Bond and Stock Markets Are. The co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation has spoken out and said that bitcoin is not in a bubble. Jon Matonis – The Fincen Whistleblowers: . Bitcoin Foundation board member Jon Matonis (@JonMatonis) writes a post on how the financial surveillance also occurring is no secret.Excerpts: “T he Fincen bureau conducts all of its surveillance activity out in the open and in plain sight, probably for its effect as a deterrent. Fincen even recruits banks and other agent financial institutions ...

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