The Battle between Unilateralism and Multilateralism

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Where Blockchain Decentralization and Socioeconomic Multilateralism Intersect

 JC Collins

“It should have been so obvious.”

As the trade war between China and America develops, two interesting side stories are coming into focus.  These side stories have been building for years and are only now entering into their fundamental phase of escalation, transformation, and alignment.

War in the Time of Trillionaires

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Baby Bone Soup and Clean Underwear

By JC Collins

For Pieter….

The world is maybe a year away from having its first trillionaire. Such wealth accumulation will come from blockchain enterprises, or the forthcoming sudden explosion of artificial intelligence mixed with robotics and organic printing. Sudden because few are considering the speed in which technologies will come together and give shape to the future.

We all know about blockchain, robotics, quantum computers, artificial intelligence, 3D printers, both organic and non-organic, and the impact which each of these could potentially have on human existence. But imagine all of those technologies consolidating and creating whole new industries and economic opportunities.

Where would the average humans even begin to understand the complex evolution of the world around them?

These Coins Will Not Survive Regulation

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The Napster Hours of a Pre-Regulated Crypto World

By JC Collins

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) just released a statement on the eve of the G20 meetings in Argentina. FSB Chair Mark Carney stated that the “FSB’s initial assessment is that crypto-assets do not pose risks to global financial stability at this time.”

The FSB coordinates financial regulation for the G20 member states and has been intimately involved in re-engineering the architecture of the international monetary framework over the past decade. This re-engineering is for the purpose of shifting the global system from the existing unipolar USD framework to a multilateral framework.

Statements from the FSB are purposeful and strategic. This one is no different. Carney is careful to point out that this is an “initial assessment” and that no risks are posed “at this time”.

These are two important parts of this seemingly simple statement, which leave the door open for further discussion and evaluation. It reminds me of the fading years and months of the music download bonanza that incrementally crumbled under the weight of iTunes and other music purchasing applications.

The Real-World Potential of Ripple

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Interledger Protocol Dominance and XRP Geopolitical Intelligence

By JC Collins

Bones and old newspapers were all that remained. The world had changed but few noticed. Nations, corporations, banks, and global institutions had quietly restructured themselves around the emerging world of decentralized governance and commerce. Those who had seen the approaching transformation positioned themselves strategically. Those who hadn’t stumbled blind into the future. The wealth of the world had ascended as the lineage of empires fragmented and decomposed back into the earth. A new world had been born.

It is now only March 11, 2018. The year so far, at least for me, has been a blur of buying XRP while watching and reading as much information as possible on Ripple. Between crypto investing and learning about the Ripple Interledger Protocol (ILP), I have also come to know the Russian singer Vitas, who has somehow remained unknown to me since 2001.

Two Monetary Worlds Are Crashing Together

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Renminbi, Dong, SDR, USD, and the Flood of Central Bank Money onto the Blockchain

Two monetary worlds are crashing together.

The old fiat currency world which is structured around exchange rates and foreign exchange reserve accounts is being shattered by the new world of blockchain assets. The history of socioeconomics has proven that the less advanced cultures and economies are fragmented and absorbed into the more advanced systems which are expand under the exciting momentum of ingenuity and endless opportunity.

The beginning of 2018 has become a sort of holding area, or panic induced quicksand, for most of the cryptocurrencies. The value explosion that started in the second half of 2017, and continued at the beginning of 2018, has substantially reversed. Values are fluctuating within a wide band which varies by asset.

A Longer Bull Market, XRP Freeing Liquidity, and the Future of the SDR

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Sometimes the process of answering the great questions of you readers provides the best opportunity to share information.  RJZ33 asked some very pointed and well phrased questions which prompted two very pointed and informative responses from me.  Both questions from RJZ33 were around the future role of SDR in a growing crypto environment, and how the Ripple XRP crypto asset could function in a larger international role and free up trillions in global liquidity.  This massive amount of liquidity could be just the thing to stave off a financial downward cycle and drive bull markets for decades.  So for those of you who may have been wondering where the SDR went, or what my take on the future of the crypto markets may be, below is the exchange between myself and RJZ33.

Ripple XRP, the Lumenati, and the Sinking of the Titanic

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Based on what we have reviewed in this article is it any surprise to learn that the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority has announced a partnership with Ripple, and will be testing the XCurrent network on cross border payments. The Anglo-American deep state used the “petrodollar” and OPEC, along with the SWIFT system of international payments, as its whips to punish and isolate any nation who did not go along with the international liberal agenda. Ripple and XRP with change of all of that. As a part of the transforming international monetary framework, from unipolar to multilateral, I have long predicted the end of OPEC. An energy benchmark based on XRP, and supported by Saudi Arabia, would achieve such an end.

No More False Flag Funding

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Think of it. Since the coup in Saudi Arabia, and the confiscation of hundreds of billions, funding has been cut off to North Korea, the Democratic National Congress is going broke, and numerous CIA black ops field offices have been abandoned and the human assets left to fend for themselves, as Russia, Syria, Turkey, and others, move into to mop up the mess left behind. It’s only a matter of time before economic propaganda organs, such as CNN, fully go broke and collapse inwards.

Will Regulation Mainstream Crypto?

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Though there has been some ups and downs for all cryptos so far this year, don’t blink, because before long both ETH and XRP will be exploding on announcements and new partnerships with big business, such as Amazon, Apple, Visa, Uber, etc.. These are just rumours until it happens, but where there's smoke there is fire, and by the time it happens it’ll be too late if you haven’t prepared and bought in when it was cheap. With the new regulations, South Koreas largest online retailer has announced a partnership with Ripple, as have banks in UAE and Dubai. Add this to the existing list of Ripple partnerships, and the future begins to come more into focus.

A New American Moment

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Throughout 2017 Chinese holdings of US Treasury bonds did decrease and had an uptick again near the end of the year. Alignment and timing aside, the process of reducing USD foreign exchange reserves while increasing the interest rate and incrementally depreciating the dollar agains the renminbi, yen, euro, and pound, will only continue to bring jobs back to America. Tariffs that may be measured against China by Trump will only provide the monetary authorities in Beijing with the pretext to reduce US bonds even further. It all plays out as planned.