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Ep 49 – Larry Lepard: Fighting the Broken Monetary System

Ep 49 - Lawrence Lepard: Fighting the Broken Monetary System

Fix the money, fix the world! Larry Lepard, Managing Partner at Equity Management Associates and vocal sound money advocate, joins the Gold Exchange Podcast LIVE in New Orleans! Listen to Ben and Larry discuss the Fed’s doom loop, the dollar parabola problem, and what investors might consider as their monetary escape hatch. Connect with Larry […]

The Bitcoin Perfection Problem

Bitcoin Perfection Problem

We were going through some old bitcoin articles and realized we had a draft of an article Keith wrote that we never published. Better late than never! We hope you enjoy.  Listen to the audio version of this article here. The History of Technological Innovation Bitcoin has an intractable problem, and it is intrinsic to […]

Sam Bankman-Fried FTX’ed Up

Sam Bankman-Fried FTX’ed Up

You can listen to the audio version of this article here. Last week the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which was recently valued at $32 billion, imploded. While the tragedy continues to play out, let’s summarize what has happened so far: FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange, co-founded by Sam “SBF” Bankman-Fried. FTX enables customers to make leveraged […]

The Knockout Blow to Crypto

UFC Bitcoin vs Gold Cartoon

Listen to the audio version of this article here A New Type of Fighter Bonus The UFC has started paying fan bonuses to its fighters in Bitcoin. The UFC buys crypto at a fixed dollar amount and pays their fighters a bonus in cryptocurrency. As someone who loves the UFC and monetary economics, I wanted […]

Bitcoin Volatility is a Feature, Not a Bug

Bitcoin Volatility

The following is not a prediction for bitcoin’s price in 2022. We don’t know what the price will be in the short term, and neither does anyone else. It is a look at the economics of bitcoin. First off, bitcoin is not a Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi is a fraud, in which the sponsor promises […]

Keith Interviewed by Jordan Goodman, Lode, Amy Peikoff and James Valliant

Jordan Goodman https://youtu.be/2VbKzaFp2ps “Is there a way to earn money while holding precious metals? Why do people invest in gold and silver if all they do is hold it while paying storage fees? What’s the difference between investing and speculating when it comes to precious metals? Why should an investor hold gold? Host Jordan Goodman […]

Bitcoin Myths, Report 27 Oct

Keith gave a keynote address—the only speaker with an hour to cover his topic—at the Gold and Alternative Investments Conference in Sydney on Saturday. Said topic was the nature of money. “Money is a matter of functions four: a medium, a measure, a standard, a store.” Most of the talk was structured around discussing these […]

Monetary Innovation in the Ancient World

We think we are the only generation to be smart. In the 19th century, they did not have the internal combustion engine. In the 18th century, they did not have the railroad. In the 17th century, they did not have the piano. So, most people assume, they were dumb. They did not know about smart […]

The Ultimate Stablecoin, Report 18 Nov 2018

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away we wrote a series of articles arguing that bitcoin is not money and is not sound. Bitcoin was skyrocketing at the time, as we wrote most of them between July 30 and Oct 1 last year. Back in those halcyon days, volatility was deemed to […]

The Skyrocket Phase, Report 3 Apr 2018

Let’s tie two topics we have treated, one in exhaustive depth and the other in an ongoing series. They are bitcoin and capital consumption. By now, everyone knows that the price of bitcoin crashed. Barrels of electrons are being spilled discussing and debating why, and if/when the price will go back to what it ought […]