Can you see? Do you feel the great expansive board of existence which you have been a part of for so long? Look past the moments of entering and exiting each life. Look past the moments of birth and death. See the board and all the lives moving upon its surface. Light waging war against the dark, and dark waging war against the light. Where are you in all of this? You, the weary traveler upon the endless journey outside of the constraints of time. I love you for the hardships you have suffered.
Smart Capital looks for the Highest Return at the Lowest Risk
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.
JC Collins Things are strange and George Soros has stated that everything has gone wrong. Depends on your perspective I suppose. It’s a rainy Sunday morning and I’m here staring at the computer screen wondering what to write about. Through my headphones the sounds of a YouTube video called ... Read More
Geopolitics are Re-Aligning for the Next Massive Technological Revolution
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.
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.
Consider, if decentralized ledgers are the new banks, then by default of definition, the interledger would be the decentralized World Bank which makes it all possible. Except in this case, no one nation with a dominant reserve currency can control it through hegemonic business and banking practices.
Where Blockchain Decentralization and Socioeconomic Multilateralism Intersect
“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.
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.
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.
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.