Don't Expect an Official Announcement

Economics10 Comments

Following up on our learnings in the Geopolitics of XRP it is worth revisiting the time period between both world wars, and the transition from British pound dominance to American dollar dominance which took place. For centuries wealth moved around the world following the corridors built within the financial and ... Read More

Geopolitics of XRP

Economics, Geopolitical55 Comments

A connection between the North Korean peace summit and the global adoption of the digital asset XRP may not be holistically obvious to those of us who focus primarily on utility and the expansion of Ripple’s customer base and product offerings. Such connections aren’t easily supported by direct evidence and corporate announcements from either Ripple or the banks and institutions implementing xCurrent, xRapid or xVia.  The sole function of Ripple and its business strategies is to develop product offerings and build corridors for the widespread adoption of XRP.

Coming Stock Market Adjustments will Flow Capital into Crypto

support.teamEconomics, FREEPOM5 Comments

Smart Capital looks for the Highest Return at the Lowest Risk

JC Collins

During the financial crisis of 2007, a lot of stock market value just vanished as investors panic sold.  It should be understood that mature investors who remained calm and patient experienced even larger gains in the years after the financial crisis.  Some stocks, of course, didn’t recover but most did and surpassed the previous highs.

Many investors dumped stocks and moved to cash.  This move also comes with twofold risk as you would have to be right on your risk analysis twice in a row for it to pay off.  As an example, you would have to time your move out of stocks and into cash just right to maximize gains and minimize losses.  But you would also have to time the move out of cash and back into stocks just as accurately.  Most investors would have been better off holding through 2008 and 2009 to ride the wave back up to higher gains.

Unseen Mirrors

Economics4 Comments

Shame.

Morning traffic in downtown Edmonton is not so bad.  Getting ahead of the 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM road glut is a snap when I leave the house at 6:30 AM and drive the convenient 8 blocks to the local gym. This past Friday I had to make a rare stop at the Macs Convenience Store to get an energy drink.  Life for me is lived around the mandate of 80% planned and 20% unplanned.  Not having a cold can in the fridge ready to go was an unusual unplanned event for me.

But life throws things at us whether we are planned or unplanned with our short time here.

The Final Phase of Desperation

Cultural, Economics, Geopolitical24 Comments

We are now in the final phase of geopolitical and financial desperation as the fading world of Anglo-American dominance attempts to hold onto power in a world that has fundamentally changed and left it behind.  The diametric of left and right politics has been used by this establishment to maintain political and cultural control over mass populations for at least the last hundred years.  This is not uncommon.  Governance frameworks organically develop and evolve to protect the centers of power and wealth for the simple reason that the framework originates from within those centers.

Guns, Germs, and Steel.....and Central Banks

Cultural, Economics, FREEPOM, Geopolitical21 Comments

Geopolitics are Re-Aligning for the Next Massive Technological Revolution

JC Collins

Central banks are unable to provide the level of liquidity required to feed the next industrial, or technological, revolution. Global population growth has outpaced global production and quality of life factors for at least a century or more. The limitless variables which can be used to measure such factors would range across an expansive list, such as agricultural production, migration of mass populations, imperial movement of capital and wealth, military conflict, disease and overall health of populations, access to natural resources, and the ability to bring those resources to market.

Such an extensive list of variables and data inputs means there is an equally extensive list of interpretations and conclusions. But to confirm that population growth has outpaced actual production the astute observer only need consider the deep imbalances which exist across the regions and populations of the world. The non-sporadic, or non-random, distribution of wealth follows the flow of liquidity and access to capital. This has always been the case, whether it was Roman coins or Federal Reserve bank notes.

Consciousness on the Blockchain

Economics, Esoteric55 Comments

JC Collins The realms of the technological and the theosophical are evolving together at an ever-increasing pace.  The term “theosophical” was not used in error.  Magic is not dead.  As physics delves deeper into the ocular origins of reality, occult terms such as “theosophical” become more pertinent than terms such ... Read More

The Emerging Crypto Establishment

Economics, Geopolitical, Premium POM

New American-Sino Monetary and Geopolitical Relations

JC Collins

The empty streets, homes, and commercial spaces of China’s ghost cities are starting to come alive. The vast building of empty cities by Chinese civil and cultural planners over an almost two decade span was considered by most in the West to be an example of overbuilding in a closed economy, an economy which was decades away from functional levels of maturation. Few considered the possibility that China was engineering one of the greatest socioeconomic plans in human history.

Long-term POM readers will remember that this was one of the core themes in the early years of the site. China’s rural population has always been a problematic issue for the policymakers in Beijing. Throughout its history Chinese farmers have repeatedly overthrown their Sino rulers through violent revolution. The benefits of a massive lower class which supports the alternative need for a viable and content middle class.

The Ripple of Tomorrow

support.teamCultural, Economics, FREEPOM50 Comments

JC Collins

The total XRP counter read 33,733,332,712.47

Edom watched the numbers flick lower on the side of the building across the loop rail as the elevator cartridge fired him upwards to the 147th floor. The speed of the outside world was disorienting against the perfect stillness around him. There was no sense of movement or non-movement within the cartridge. The outside world just stopped moving at the same moment there was an almost inaudible swoosh as the doors opened behind him and he turned around to exit.