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Why I choose Bitcoin Cash over Bitcoin

A few days ago I posted my doubts and criticism about BTC vs BCH, but now I have made my mind up after a lenghty research yesterday and today, I have chosen BCH.
Disclaimer: I have already owned BCH before that.
So I was already on board BCH, but I had my doubts about it, and certainly the noise the other side makes, it made me doubt myself whether I made the best choice or not. After all it's about money, and the first thing that comes into a person's mind is that it worries about losing it. So if BCH would have been inferior to BTC then there would have been a strong chance of losing that money, through the price doing down like with the other fake coins Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond, etc...
Because from an investment standpoint I shouldn't care about sides, I just want the one that has a better future and more potential in it. So if I would have found out that BTC is better I would have sold my BCH for BTC obviously, I would have no sentimental attachment to either of them, I just want to be on the right side. Eventually hedge, but hedging is like the game of uncertain people, and there is no uncertainty here, all the evidence shows one side to be much better than the other. It's not even like 70-30, it's more like 99-1.
Now I did a lenghty research, read all the comments on my posts, and compared them to the claim BTC makes on their websites and influential BTC people have stated, asked questions, used logic, and it's now objectively clear to me that BCH is the right side to be on.
   

FEES

I was already doubtful about BTC, that is why I have switched to BCH about a year ago, I saw their shady activities, but the final nail in the coffin was probably the massive FEE problem, that started last November and ended in February. That made me totally dislike BTC.
However now that the fees are normal in BTC, I had a doubt in my mind that what if they are right? What if the fee spike was just a coordinated attack on BTC, and now that it's over, BTC is just as good as BCH.
I mean if the fees are normal now, and about the same last I looked (maybe BTC is like 20% more expensive but still low like 60 cents), it gives some credibility back to BTC.
There are theories that the coordinated attack was a conspiracy against BTC, but then again BTC has it's own conspiracies too, so why not just ignore the conspiracy theories and look at the facts.
The fact is that it doesn't matter what it was, the mere fact that it happened, and it crippled the network for 4 months, shows that BTC has serious flaws. And it can happen again. So it doesn't matter who did it, it happened, and the network was crippled.
Now if a network can be crippled like that, and if you want this network to host a global payment system, then we will have huge problems.
BCH can defend against such attack much more effectively because it costs more to fill up a 32MB block than a 1MB block, 32x harder. Plus a 32MB block is so small that anyone can handle that right now, even if a 4 month period attack would happen against BCH, and it would be 32x more costly, so it would be harder to pull off.
However if a bigger budgeted attacker would attack again BTC with a 32x budget, then it would cripple BTC for 10 YEARS!!! That would literally make Bitcoin literally die.
   

Non Mining Nodes

One aspect that the BTC people say is that non miner "full nodes" are sacrosanct, and that we need them to keep miners in check, but I haven't heard any coherent answers as to why.
I have read the whitepaper twice, once today and once yesterday, and it states there clearly what the real truth is. You should definitely download and archive the whitepaper because some people tried to rewrite it, Orwellian style, so grab the original one here:
https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/whitepaper
[Download it and save it on your own computer SHA256: b1674191a88ec5cdd733e4240a81803105dc412d6c6708d53ab94fc248f4f553, these Orwellian trolls might try to gaslight you eventually and rewrite the past!]
The whitepaper mentions 3 times that:
The system is secure as long as honest nodes collectively control more CPU power than any cooperating group of attacker nodes.
Subsequently:
The proof-of-work also solves the problem of determining representation in majority decision making. If the majority were based on one-IP-address-one-vote, it could be subverted by anyone able to allocate many IPs. Proof-of-work is essentially one-CPU-one-vote. The majority decision is represented by the longest chain, which has the greatest proof-of-work effort invested in it. If a majority of CPU power is controlled by honest nodes, the honest chain will grow the fastest and outpace any competing chains.
This is word for word how the whitepaper says it. So this alone disproves the full node myth, it's complete nonsense. The miners have total control, and the nodes don't matter. Satoshi designed a 1 CPU 1 vote system, where every node is a miner node. He could not forecast large farm ASIC miners, but then again that isn't resolved by just running non miner nodes.
Furthermore the full node system doesn't have any collective benefit only individual one, which we will get into next, and it might even be a drag:
Instead of going from A->D, you have to go to A->B->C->D with a full node system, adding extra inefficiency and latency. Keep in mind, this is not a medieval pidgeon relay messaging system, the information travels at the speed of light, so there is no need for extra relays, in fact adding extra relays just creates extra latency.
You eventually have to communicate with a miner, so what is the point in having extra "bus stops" along the way? It's just a waste of resources.
We do need many miners to secure the network, and instead of wasting resources on non-mining nodes, they should just spend that on mining if they really want decentralization.
   

SPV Wallets

Another claim that they make is that SPV wallets are insecure. Which is somewhat true, but out of perspective. For general users SPV wallets are totally fine. And I don't think SPV security is lower than what anyone except a billionaire who keeps all his coins in 1 address (very stupid) would need.
This explained well in the whitepaper in the page 5/ paragraph 8 "Simplified Payment Verification" section. The SPV is probabilistically secure, because it fetches blocks that are already agreed upon, so unless a big conspiracy is taking place, miners rewriting the chain, this gives people a probabilistic security.
Most SPV wallets are well implemented so they use the best tools to keep your coin history reasonably accurate, so they fetch data from multiple random servers and compare against it. Certainly Electrum/Electron Cash does this well.
One thing I might add is that it's good to use a VPN too with SPV wallets, in case your are personally targeted by a criminal, so your IP address is randomized too for extra security, so you won't download honeypot blocks that are specifically targeting your IP.
But other than that SPV is just reasonably secure, and by that I mean that it's probably below 0.1% that your coin history can be deceitful, and even then if you wait for 10-15 confirmations and shuffle your VPN IP address around enough times, you can be absolutely sure that the history is accurate.
So their fear is overblown and they are just fearmongering on this, the same way people fearmonger about asteroid impact or alien invasion, it's just not reasonable.
   

Lightning Network

Now as you can see already that a lot of these claims have been utterly debunked, and they don't have coherent arguments to address the rebuttals, in fact in most cases they resort to ad hominems and insults (which I have experienced, just for asking questions). But the coup de grace happens when you realize how inefficient LN is. And for that here are some references, it's mostly technical:
And perhaps it's explained in more simpler terms in youtube videos but the point is that there is real scientific proof that the LN will have awful consequences for the decentralization of BTC, and it inserts and unnecessary middleman into the mix that is a massive point of failure.
It essentially creates a KYC regulated bank network on top of a settlement layer, and the governments around the world will have total control over that. Well the LN nodes are essentially money transmitters because they directly facilitate the transfer of money, so AML/KYC/Tax reporting/Surveillance will happen by default on these nodes. And given that LN can't be a decentralized system but a hub & spoke system, due to the need to keep your wallet online at all times, it will literally become a 3rd party custodian based banking system, literally.
So all of the essence of Bitcoin [word for word quote from the whitepaper]:
A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.
Will literally cease to exist, and it reverts BTC back into a government regulated banking system, literally.
   
   
There are other arguments too, but these are the main ones, and researching them thoroughly and understanding the issues made me lose all my doubts about Bitcoin Cash and all my faith in Bitcoin.
It can't be any more clear to me now that Bitcoin Cash is the true version of Bitcoin, the real vision of Satoshi and the genuine implementation of it, with all the technical genius-ity that Satoshi had laid out in the whitepaper which is still relevant.
Satoshi laid out everything in the whitepaper, and all of it is implemented geniusly in Bitcoin Cash except for paragraph 7 on page 4 "Reclaiming Disk Space" which talks about block pruning, I am not sure if this is Xthin Blocks or Compact Blocks or Thin Blocks (please explain in the comment section), otherwise it should be implemented, it would be a much better way for scaling than LN.
But other than that BCH is technically superior. Now I don't know whether better things win in politics, but in engineering, if your design is shitty, it will inevitably fall apart. You can't have a skyscraper built on quicksand, it's inevitable disaster.
So look, BCH is obviously risky, it has less users, less merchants; but because it has a solid foundation and probably the 3rd biggest community after ethereum, it has maaaaaaaaaaaaassive opportunity in it to become the best cryptocurrency (because ethereum has the same or worse issues than BTC).
There is no question now whether BCH is better, the only question now is, how long will it take for people to realize this.
 
So I choose to stay with BCH, and now I am 101% supportive of it! Long Live Bitcoin Cash!!
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Which type of curren(t) do you want to see(cy)? An analysis of the intention behind bitcoin(s). Part 3

Part 1
Part 2
So I have been subbed to /bitcoin since it had less than two thousand subs but haven't posted there in years. I think I took a break from researching bitcoin to take a foray into the world of conspiracy around 2014 and only got back in to it around the beginning of 2017 but with a bit of sense of skepticism and cynicism about everything. I think I returned to /bitcoin around that time but there had been a rift that had emerged in the community between those that said that bitcoin was censoring any discussion around big blocks but then also just censorship in general. This lead to the formation of /btc which became the main spot for big blockers to gather to talk about protocol development. Following the fork of Bitcoin Cash and SegWit (BTC) in August 2017 the camps were further divided when the fence sitters were denied their SegWit2x compromise. Many from the fence sitters then deferred back to the incumbent bitcoin as citing muh network effect, liquidity, and hashpower while some who felt betrayed by the failure of getting S2X through went to support BCH for some attempt at on chain scaling rather than through pegged side chains or Lightning Network.
Bitcoin cash initially went with a modest doubling of the blocksize to 2MB but implemented some other features like a new more rapidly adjusting difficulty algorithm to protect themselves against hashpower fluctuations from the majority chain. In about July of that year I had seen what I potentially thought was someone LARPing on /biz/ but screencapped, that segwit2x which was scheduled for november 2017 would be called off and then hashpower would switch to BCH causing congestion and chain death spiral on BTC and BCH would pump massively. I was partial to the idea as the game theory and incentives on a big block bitcoin should attract miners. About a month after SegWit2x was indeed called off while the BTC blockchain was hugely congested, BCH went through a violent pump reaching 0.5 BTC/BCH on a European exchange called Kraken while it also pumped ridiculously on American exchange coinbase. Shortly afterwards the market took a giant dump all over those people who bought the top and it has since retraced to roughly 30:1 or so now.
After that pump though BCH kind of gained some bagholders I guess who started to learn the talking points presented by personalities like Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, Peter Rizun and Amaury Sechet. Craig S Wright by this time had been outed as Satoshi but had in 2016 publicly failed to convince the public with the cryptographic proof he provided. To which he later published the article I don't have the courage to prove I am the bitcoin creator. In essence this allowed many to disregard anything he offered to the crypto community though his company nChain was very much interested in providing the technical support to scale what he saw as the true implementation of bitcoin. Following debate around a set of planned protocol upgrades between a bitcoin node implementation by his company nChain and the developers of another client Bitcoin ABC (adjustable block cap), the two parties both dug their heels in and wouldn't compromise.
As it became clear that a fork was imminent there was a lot of vitriol tossed out towards Wright, another big billionaire backer Calvin Ayre and other personalities like Roger Ver and Jihan Wu. Craig's credibility was disregarded because of his failure to provide convincing cryptographic proof but still people who wanted to pursue the protocol upgrades that nChain were planning (as it best followed their interpretation of the bitcoin white paper) pursued his variant, while others who followed the socia consensus deferred to the positions of their personalities like Wu, Ver, and Sechet but even developers from Ethereum and other protocols chimed in to convince everyone that CSW is a fraud. This was referred to as the hash war and was the first time that the bitcoin protocol had been contentiously hard forked.

Hashpower is the CPU cycles you can commit to the Proof of Work function in bitcoin and the majority will generate the longest chain as they have the most proof of work. To win the contentious hard fork legitimately and make sure your chain will always be safe going forward you need to maintain your version of the blockchain with 51% of the hashpower on the network and force the other parties to continue to spend money on building a blockchain that is never going to be inserted in to the majority chain. As well as this you need to convince exchanges that you have the majority chain and have them feel safe to accept deposits and withdrawals so that they don't lose money in the chaos. This is how it would play out if both parties acted according to the rules of bitcoin and the Nakamoto Consensus.

There was a lot of shit talking between the two parties on social media with Craig Wright making a number of claims such as "you split, we bankrupt you" "I don't care if there is no ability to move coins to an exchange for a year" and other such warnings not to engage in foul play.. To explain this aftermath is quite tedious so It might be better to defer to this video for the in depth analysis but basically Roger Ver had to rent hashpower that was supposed to be mining BTC from his mining farm bitcoin.com, Jihan Wu did the same from his Bitmain Mining Farm which was a violation of his fiduciary duty as the CEO of a company preparing for an IPO. In this video of a livestream during the hashwar where Andreas Brekken admits to basically colluding with exchange owners like Coinbase, Kraken (exchange Roger Ver invested in), Bitfinex and others to release a patched ABC client to the exchanges and introducing "checkpoints" in to the BCH blockchain (which he even says is arguably "centralisation") in order to prevent deep reorgs of the BCH blockchain.
>"We knew we were going to win in 30 mins we had the victory because of these checkpoints that we released to a cartel of friendly businesses in a patch so then we just sat around drinking beers all day".
By releasing a patched client that has code in it to prevent deep reorgs by having the client refer to a checkpoint from a block mined by someone who supported BCHABC if another group of hash power was to try to insert a new chain history, this cartel of exchanges and mining farm operators conspired in private to change the nature of the bitcoin protocol and Nakamoto Consensus. Since the fork there have been a number of other BCH clients that have come up that require funding and have their own ideas about what things to implement on the BCH chain. What began to emerge was actually not necessarily an intention of scaling bitcoin but rather to implement Schnorr signatures to obfuscate transactions and to date the ABC client still has a default blocksize of 2MB but advertised as 16MB.
What this demonstrates for BCH is that through the collusion, the cartel can immediately get a favourable outcome from the developers to keep their businesses secure and from the personalities/developers to work on obfuscating records of transactions on the chain rather than scaling their protocol. After the SegWit fork, many from the BCH camp alleged that through the funding to Blockstream from AXA and groups that tied to the Bilderbergs, Blockstream would be beholden to the legacy banking and would be a spoke and hub centralised model, so naturally many of the "down with central banks anarcho capitalist types" had gathered in the BCH community. Through these sympathies it seems that people have been susceptible to being sold things like coin mixing and obfuscation with developers offering their opinions about how money needs to be anonymous to stop the evil government and central banks despite ideas like Mises’ Regression Theorem, which claims that in order for something to be money in the most proper sense, it must be traceable to an originally non-monetary barter commodity such as gold.
What this suggests is that there is an underlying intent from the people that have mechanisms to exert their will upon the protocol of bitcoin and that if obfuscation is their first priority rather than working on creating a scalable platform, this demonstrates that they don't wish to actually be global money but more so something that makes it easier to move money that you don't want seen. Roger Ver has often expressed sentiments of injustice about the treatment of Silk Road found Ross Ulbricht and donated a large amount of money to a fund for his defence. I initially got in to bitcoin seeking out the Silk Road and though I only wanted to test it to buy small quantities of mdma, lsd, and mescaline back in 2011 there was all sorts of criminal activity on there like scam manuals, counterfeits, ID, Credit Card info, and other darknet markets like armoury were selling pretty crazy weapons. It has been alleged by Craig Wright that in his capacity as a digital forensics expert he was involved with tracing bitcoin that was used to fund the trafficking of 12-16 year olds on the silk road. There have been attempts at debunking such claims by saying that silk road was moderated for such stuff by Ulbricht and others, but one only has to take a look in to the premise of pizza gate to understand that there it may be possible to hide in plain site with certain code words for utilising the market services and escrow of websites like the silk road. The recent pedo bust from South Korea demonstrates the importance of being able to track bitcoin transactions and if the first thing BCH wanted to do after separating itself from Satoshi's Vision and running on developer and cartel agendas was to implement obfuscation methods, this type of criminal activity will only proliferate.
Questions one must ask oneself then are things like why do they want this first? Are some of these developers, personalities and cartel businesses sitting on coins that they know are tarnished from the silk road and want to implement obfuscation practices so they can actually cash in some of the value they are unable to access? Merchants from the silk road 1 are still being caught even as recently as this year when they attempted to move coins that were known to have moved through the silk road. Chain analytics are only becoming more and more powerful and the records can never be changed under the original bitcoin protocol but with developer induced protocol changes like Schnorr signatures, and coinjoin it may be possible to start laundering these coins out in to circulation. I must admit with the cynicism I had towards government and law enforcement and my enjoying controlled substances occasionally I was sympathetic to Ross and donated to his legal fund back in the day and for many years claimed that I wouldn't pay my taxes when I wanted to cash out of bitcoin. I think many people in the space possess this same kind of mentality and subsequently can be preyed upon by people who wish to do much more in the obfuscation than dodge tax and party.
Another interesting observation is that despite the fact that btc spun off as a result of censorship around big block scaling on bitcoin, that subreddit itself has engaged in plenty of censorship for basically anyone who wants to discuss the ideas presented by Dr Craig Wright on that sub. When I posted my part 2 of this series in there a week ago I was immediately met with intense negativity and ad hominems so as to discourage others from reading the submission and my post history was immediately throttled to 1 comment every 10 mins. This is not quite as bad as cryptocurrency where my post made it through the new queue to gather some upvotes and a discussion started but I was immediately banned from that sub for 7 days for reason "Content standards - you're making accusations based on no evidence just a dump of links that do nothing to justify your claims except maybe trustnodes link (which has posted fabricated information about this subreddit mods) and a Reddit post. Keep the conspiracy theories in /conspiracy" My post was also kept at zero in bitcoin and conspiracy so technically btc was the least censored besides C_S_T.
In addition to the throttling I was also flagged by the u/BsvAlertBot which says whether or not a user has a questionable amount of activity in BSV subreddits and then a break down of your percentages. This was done in response to combat the "toxic trolls" of BSV but within bitcoincashSV there are many users that have migrated from what was originally supposed to be a uncensored subreddit to discuss bitcoin and many such as u/cryptacritic17 has have switched sides after having been made to essentially DOXX themselves in btc to prove that they aren't a toxic troll for raising criticisms of the way certain things are handled within that coin and development groups. Other prominent users such as u/jim-btc have been banned for impersonating another user which was in actual fact himself and he has uploaded evidence of him being in control of said account to the blockchain. Mod Log, Mod Damage Control, Mod Narrative BTFO. Interestingly in the comments on the picture uploaded to the blockchain you can see the spin to call him an SV shill when in actual fact he is just an OG bitcoiner that wanted bitcoin to scale as per the whitepaper.
What is essentially going on in the Bitcoin space is that there is a battle of the protocols and a battle for social consensus. The incumbent BTC has majority of the attention and awareness as it is being backed by legacy banking and finance with In-Q-Tel and AXA funding blockstream as well as Epstein associates and MIT, but in the power vaccum that presented itself as to who would steward the big block variant, a posse of cryptoanarchists have gained control of the social media forums and attempted to exert their will upon what should essentially be a Set In Stone Protocol to create something that facilitates their economic activity (such as selling explosives online)) while attempting to leverage their position as moderators who control the social forum to spin their actions as something different (note memorydealers is Roger Ver). For all his tears for the children killed in wars, it seems that what cryptoanarchists such as u/memorydealers want is to delist/shut down governments and they will go to any efforts such as censorship to make sure that it is their implementation of bitcoin that will do that. Are we really going to have a better world with people easier able to hide transactions/launder money?
Because of this power vacuum there also exists a number of different development groups but what is emerging now is that they are struggling for money to fund their development. The main engineering is done by self professed benevolent dictator Amaury Sechet (deadalnix) who in leaked telegram screen caps appears to be losing it as funding for development has dried up and money raised in an anarchist fashion wasn't compliant with laws around fundraising sources and FVNI (development society that manages BCH development and these donations) is run by known scammer David R Allen. David was founder of 2014 Israeli ICO Getgems (GEMZ) that scammed investors out of more than 2500 Bitcoins. The SV supported sky-lark who released this information has since deleted all their accounts but other users have claimed that sky-lark was sent personal details about themselves and pictures of their loved ones and subsequently deleted all their social media accounts afterwards.
There are other shifty behaviours like hiring Japanese influencers to shill their coin, recruiting a Hayden Otto that up until 2018 was shilling Pascal Coin to become a major ambassador for BCH in the Australian city of Townsville. Townsville was claimed to be BCH city hosting a BCH conference there and claiming loads of adoption, but at the conference itself their idea of demonstrating adoption was handing a Point of Sale device to the bar to accept bitcoin payments but Otto actually just putting his credit card behind the bar to settle and he would keep the BCH that everyone paid. In the lead up to the conference the second top moderator of btc was added to the moderators of townsville to shill their coin but has ended up with the townsville subreddit wanting to ban all bitcoin talk from the subreddit.
Many of the BCH developers are now infighting as funding dries up and they find themselves floundering with no vision of how to achieve scale or get actual real world adoption. Amaury has recently accused Peter Rizun of propagandising, told multiple users in the telegram to fuck off and from all accounts appears to be a malignant narcissist incapable of maintaining any kind of healthy relationship with people he is supposed to be working with. Peter Rizun has begun lurking in bitcoincashSV and recognising some of the ideas coming from BSV as having merit while Roger has started to distance himself from the creation of BCH. Interestingly at a point early in the BCH history Roger believed Dr Craig Wright was Satoshi, but once CSW wouldn't go along with their planned road map and revealed the fact he had patents on blockchain technology and wanted to go down a path that worked with Law, Roger retracted that statement and said he was tricked by Craig. He joined in on the faketoshi campaign and has been attempted to be sued by Dr Wright for libel in the UK to which Roger refused to engage citing grounds of jurisdiction. Ironically this avoidance of Roger to meet Dr Wright in court to defend his claims can be seen as the very argument against justice being served by private courts under an anarchocapitalist paradigm with essentially someone with resources simply being able to either flee a private court's jurisdiction or engage a team of lawyers that can bury any chances of an everyday person being able to get justice.
There is much more going on with the BCH drama that can be explained in a single post but it is clear that some of the major personalities in the project are very much interested in having their ideals projected on to the technical implementation of the bitcoin protocol and have no qualms spouting rhetoric around the anti-censorship qualities of bitcoin/BCH while at the same time employing significant censorship on their social media forums to control what people are exposed to and getting rid of anyone who challenges their vision. I posit that were this coin to become a success, these "benevolent dictators" as they put it would love their new found positions of wealth/dominance yet if their behaviour to get there is anything to go by, would demonstrate the same power tripping practices of censorship, weasel acts, misleading people about adoption statistics and curating of the narrative. When the hashrate from Rogers bitcoin.com minging operation on BCH dropped dramatically and a lot of empty blocks were being mined, his employer and 2IC moderator u/BitcoinXio (who stepped in to replace roger as CEO) was in the sub informing everyone it was simply variance that was the reason when only a few days later it was revealed that they had reduced their hash power significantly. This is not appropriate behaviour for one of the primary enterprises engaged in stewarding BCH and encouraging adoption nor is the inability to be accountable for such dishonest practices as well. It seems bitcoin.com treats btc as their own personal spam page where Roger can ask for donations despite it being against the sub rules and spin/ban any challenge to the narrative they seek to create.
Let's see how the censorship goes as I post this around a few of the same places as the last piece. Stay tuned for the next write up where I take a deep dive in to the coin that everyone doesn't want you to know about.
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Segwit on BTC = Price Increase for LTC

I have been reading a lot of comments and post of people saying, "When BTC implements Segwit, LTC will be meaningless" or "August 1st will be the end of BTC". I have to admit, I too got scared a couple months ago during the NYC Consensus back in May when hearing about BTC and Segwit. However, I did my research first before spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt).

Y2K Bug = August 1st BTC Deadline

First off everyone is spreading FUD about the August 1st deadline and it honestly reminds me of the Y2K Bug. "Everyone cash out and protect your money" or "The market will crash and burn". The reason this is not going to happen is because this would mean everyone will just lose faith in cryptocurrency in general. People are spreading FUD all over the internet for one reason only . . . they want cheap BTC . Everyone has this idea that BTC will crash and then they can grab cheap BTC under $1000 and then BTC will go up to $10k and they will be rich! Honestly, Segwit is going to get implemented, there will be no hard fork. When the dust settles, the markets will barely move.

It is a WIN - WIN for Litecoin

Scenario #1 - BTC does not implement Segwit on August 1st, there is chaos and panic in the cryptocurrency community. BTC holders jump ship to the next closet and most stable cryptocurrency, which is Litecoin. Litecoin jumps to over $500 dollars and everyone becomes rich. Likelihood of this happening = 10% - This is the doomsday scenario. It will not happen and everyone needs to take a deep breathe.
Scenario #2 - BTC implements Segwit, weak hands will jump ship on Litecoin, Litecoin will lose some value initially but will go back up and keep rising as BTC and LTC will see all time highs they have never reached before. Likelihood of this happening 90% - This is the most practical scenario. Sorry, millionaires and billionaires will not be made overnight. Don't be one of the weak hands that pull out of Litecoin cause it will easily increase 5 folds before this time next year.

Why Segwit on BTC = Best Case Scenario of Litecoin

Segwit on BTC means a HUGE price increase for Litecoin. Charlie Lee and the community of Litecoin wants Segwit on BTC.
But why? Wouldn't this mean BTC will have the same technology as LTC and LTC will be obsolete and lose it's edge in the game? NO! -> Don't listen to the FUD, don't listen to the rumors. These are the people who are spreading this FUD:
  1. People who don't know what they are talking about; didn't do any research; don't understand what they are investing in or; repeating FUD that they read from some random post naively.
  2. People are want Cheap Litecoin because they know the value is going to increase drastically over the next year. These are the same people who are spreading FUD about the August 1st deadline with BTC and want to scoop up cheap BTC. These are not Whales, these are Wannabe Whales. These are the individuals who want as much value and weight as they can. The fact of the matter is - Whales don't spread FUD, whales move markets and can cause their own FUD. Whales are staying put and waiting for everyone to panic and sell their Litecoin and Bitcoin to scoop more up. Don't be one of these fools that the Whales make their money off of!

So how is Segwit on BTC good for Litecoin?

Charlie Lee has already expressed how this would be Huge for the Litecoin community. It will open so many doors, that are closed right now. Here are my top three but there are tons of more benefits.
  1. Two words Atomic Swap - this is the best and newest technology in the cryptocurrency world. It is basically cross blockchain trades but without having to use an exchange. This is made possible because Litecoin will be implementing the Lightning Network soon. If Bitcoin has Segwit it will allow individuals to swap between Litecoin and Bitcoin almost instantaneously. This means if you are at a store and they only accept Bitcoin but you have Litecoin, you can buy that item using atomic swap. Or Bitcoin takes too long to move from one wallet to another or one exchange to another, you can use atomic swap for this to hold Litecoin. Attached is a link to an article that explains atomic swap and how beneficial it will be if Bitcoin gets Segwit for the Litecoin community. hyperlink
  2. I know you heard it before Litecoin is the silver to Bitcoin's Gold. This phrase was actually coined (no pun intended) by the founder of Litecoin, Charlie Lee. With the Bitcoin community getting it's act together and finally implementing Segwit, there will be a big price increase to Bitcoin. Litecoin will truly become the silver of the cryptocurrency world. When Bitcoin goes up, it brings it's little brother Litecoin with it. Bitcoin at 5k will mean Litecoin over $150-$300. BTC going up to 5k is great if you were in the game for a while and have a huge holding of Bitcoin But if you got into the game late, you now have a chance to make a Huge profit with Litecoin.
  3. Ready for the two most overly used words in the cryptocurrency community Bitcoin and Scaling. There is no secret Bitcoin has a scaling issue, Ethereum has a scaling issue, even Litecoin scaling solution isn't perfect. We are all early adopters and we should all believe cryptocurrency can be widely accepted with the mainstream public. If more and more people start using Bitcoin scaling is going to become even more of an issue. This is way Litecoin plays so well with Bitcoin. Litecoin is basically Bitcoin's scaling solution! Bitcoin is not meant to be quick and limber. Bitcoin is suppose to the gold of cryptocurrency, meaning it should be slow to move it. You store Bitcoin. Whereas Litecoin is the silver of cryptocurrency meaning you can use it quick and easier, cheap transactions and fast confirmation times. It is a win for business owners accepting Litecoin and a win for the individuals using Litecoin as a payment.

Segwit on BTC is amazing for Litecoin!

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Bitcoin Cryptotrading Basis Guide Book by Reslav

Bitcoin Cryptotrading Basis Guide Book by Reslav
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I wrote this lecture on the methodology of successful trading, and more specifically on tactics, strategies, subtleties and recommendations, based on 2 years of work on Bitmex, Binance, Gate, Okex bitcoin cryptocurrency exchanges in real combat conditions. Guided by this technique, I managed to earn 500% in excess of the deposit for 7 days of trading (i.e. I increased the deposit amount by 5 times!). These are not fairy tales, but reality, that is, confirming statistics of exchange transactions on the account of the crypto-exchange.
I believe that the knowledge provided in this course will help a beginner to master successful trading only if the course is not only read, but also outlined. It will be important to follow punctually, commenting on your actions in your notes.
In separate consultations, I could give personal instructions on the nuances of technical analysis on various timeframes, signals on entry points, information on trade automation software (algorithmic trading robots), and other tools useful in the work of a trader. But, despite a lot of additional software, my experience has shown that the most effective speculation model on the cryptocurrency and stock exchange, which everyone chooses for themselves based on practical experience, is directly in the online trading mode on exchange terminals. Each exchange is good in its own way, but also has its drawbacks. I chose the best solution for myself and am sure that this is temporary. Perhaps in the future there will be more progressive decentralized exchanges with good liquidity and they will replace the existing platforms managed by market leaders.
Various digital designations, such as: — in what percentage of the deposit do you enter into a particular transaction; — where to put stop limit or market (Market) (market) orders (and whether to place them at all), where to exit the transaction and how. Again, I note that all the selected values ​​are usually individual and depend both on the time trading intervals (TimeFrame) (1m 3m 15m 1h 3h 4h 6h 1 d 1w 1m) and on the deductible amount of the bet in % percentage of the amount of your deposit.
It is important to remember that trading in the cryptocurrency market is a high-risk investment activity that everyone chooses and carries out at their own risk. Remember that with a big bet on the whole, as they say, a patty, and even with 100x-500x leverage, you risk losing your entire deposit right away. An exchange machine or a well-tuned and trained professional broker robot does not cost anything to go against the trend with a tidbit — easy prey. Do not be hamsters i.e. naive simpletons — do not merge the deposit into zero due to elementary greed, incontinence, ardor and other factors that contradict the qualities that a professional trader needs to succeed in trading, namely: cold-bloodedness, endurance, accuracy, punctuality, tact, quick reaction , the ability to quickly enter numbers and timely press the desired buttons.
You ask me: “Hey … guy, you are so smart … I wonder how much you earned from trading or how much you earn or why you don’t do it yourself … why do you need competitors?” — I will answer you: it is no secret that AI (artificial intelligence) has been working on the exchange for a long time and it is constantly improving, but this still does not prevent a person from continuing to beat him. I hope that in the future this trend will not stop otherwise — we have disappeared. And as regards competition — do not worry so much for me, because there is still a trading idea, program or terminal that I have not yet implemented and not reported in this guide after its publication and, perhaps, it will not deprive me of future trading opportunities.
So, the instructions that I follow in the process of trading cryptocurrencies on the exchange terminal in online mode.
  1. It is necessary to wait for the moment of the entry point. You need to enter the deal only then, you feel it and foreseen it in advance according to the levels of the daily period.
  2. It is necessary to carefully weigh their capabilities, ie to consider funds, understanding that futures trading (with leverage) leads to greater risks of liquidation / margin call (MarginCall).
  3. During growth, you need to fix profit and try to sell at a pullback. It is always possible to re-enter a deal, but it is unlikely to return lost profits, instead, you can get several hours of dead weight in the price movement opposite from the planned direction.
  4. It is very important to have cost control, namely, the timely Stop Limit (stop trade order) + sliding Stop Loss (the same thing, only with insurance against a sharp price movement).
  5. It is easy to understand the wave component and accept the movement by levels — press exit buttons in time at 2% and + 10% according to the 1 to 5 principle (we risk one part of the deposit against 5). The Pareto effect has not been canceled: 20% activity, gives 80% effectiveness.
  6. To work with Japanese candles, the ability to draw support levels and resistance lines is enough, but this is not enough for a professional, because the presence of modern advanced indicators, such as MACD, SRSI, Ichimoku Cloud / Signal, horizontal and vertical volume indicator and so on, is very important. Everyone chooses for themselves the indicator that brings more profit to a certain trading range. But remember — the main criterion for success is an understanding of the laws of the market and trade by market. Perhaps this applies to the field of extrasensory perception, metaphysics, and other obscure and hard to prove phenomena and sciences, but one way or another — intuition is clear and has a place to be.
  7. In no case should you enter into short-term breakthrough deals on minute trading with market uncertainty. The situation where minute fluctuations may seem like reversal movements is often quite misleading. If you are in a pose (bull — for growth / long or bear — for fall / short) do not retreat and the market will not slow you to please you with profit. Often, a stock price feed / the same chart manipulates the minds of players, displaying false breakdowns and minute movements, on the basis of which you can not rely on a trend change (this lie is especially evident in minute time intervals / timeframes). In such cases, make decisions only at fundamental levels. On the hourly chart you will see a more truthful picture, because globally, on markets other than minute timeframes, the market is less susceptible to momentary manipulations. This knowledge will give you firmness in the intention and decision-making to remain in the chosen position and not to respond to minor market manipulations. During the day, you may repeatedly wish to unreasonably enter into such transactions, but remember that in this case you will be guaranteed to drain the deposit. Remember — the market from the middle of the trend will go up up or down and hit the stop limit order placed by you (if you play with a large leverage not for your money), after which it will go in the right direction you have chosen. Although in general the situation is banal — you are led by the nose like thousands as well as you. The only true method is to use common sense and avoid uncertainty when trying to enter a pose. A historical analysis of prices, the frequency of ranges (delta) of ups and downs, the degree of volatility and fundamental approaches — to help you. I also want to add that success is in your hands and it consists in the realization of the need not to merge a deposit under any circumstances.
  8. You cannot leave the market unattended, the alarm of the price change alarm is not in your favor or without a stop limit at a reliable exchange platform (broker).
  9. Once again I repeat, you must be prepared in advance for the fact that the market is deceiving and unexpected movements can often occur and your task is to secure your funds with a stop on the market or to fix profit by a floating stop or a fixed stop limit.
  10. Risk management — the basis of success in trading when trading with leverage (margin trading). It is usually recommended to go into a deal at 2% of the deposit with x leverage and stop from profit in the ratio of 1 to 5. What does this mean and why is this risk / profit sharing technique so important?It is necessary to clearly calculate probabilistic lumbago in order to avoid elimination. I recommend you not to rush into bets, but to take a sheet of paper and bargain virtually in order to understand whether your calculations were correct. A virtual game is worth nothing, but it will save you money and keep the deposit safe and sound.
  11. The wave theory assumes entry into the transaction after completion and a clear change in the previous trend based on signals and the news background, incl. experience of the current subject of trade — the operator pushing the buttons. For example, in the absence of price movement in the direction of the RSI indicator, analysis of all time frames with indicators, fibonacci levels, correction degree phase, time of day in time zones, stock and commodity market readings.
  12. It is important, before starting trading, test the presence of a manipulator on the market using the method of high rates. If you are looking for an entry into a major deal in a few weeks, keep in mind that a stop with a loss can be a significant amount in the money equivalent that you are ready to lose, and if the deal does not take place in your favor, you must set yourself up in advance for what it should be. Because a successful trader is not one who regularly guesses successful transactions, but one who successfully completes one out of five transactions according to risk management and the calculation of the leverage calculator in accordance with the chosen strategy.
  13. A lost position can be closed without waiting for the reverse restoration of the bidding process, thus manually participating in the balance adjustment or by setting a stop limit order in advance or after the bid in case of further decline or growth.
  14. There is an assumption that at the end of the working day, with a likely depreciation, traders convert stocks into fiat (money), which contributes to a depreciation, but this is not accurate)
  15. Incorrect entry into the transaction. How important is it to exit an unsuccessful transaction as early as possible or at the first rollback to change the direction of the trend or wait to determine a new entry point.
  16. The presence of two accounts on the exchange terminal is possibleand desirable in order to be able to remain in a winning position regardless of the success of the initially selected trading direction (a technique requiring careful verification by personal experience with a clear definition of the margin leverage and % of the entry into the transaction from the deposit balance to minimize the risk of loss).Successful trading does not consist in the ability to conclude as many successful trades as possible, but in minimizing losses.
  17. Technology is improving and strategies are changing. Before entering a transaction, it is necessary to carefully analyze the current market situation using a comparative analysis, studying the general news background (guided by the ***“buy for expectations — sell on the news”***postulate), detecting a flat (sideways), determining the level of instrument volatility (gold, oil, funds , bitcoins / cryptocurrencies — digital coins, etc.)
  18. Immediately put a stop — is a guarantee of success or a drain of the deposit? After all, how to cope with their own feelings and not get into anxiety about a successful or unsuccessful transaction? The gradual entry scheme works well.
  19. Coins. We look at the trading delta with the help of a robot scanner and make a decision based on all the above criteria in the course. It has been noticed that amateurs buy coins in the hope of growth. Remember, the market for altcoins is not growing now.
  20. A favorable time for earning is at the time of a flat, which usually occurs after the rising flag or the implementation of a bull pennant figure, etc. It will be more clear to observe the schedule in real mode and make the required notes in your own mind.
  21. On the cryptocurrency market, some laptop microprocessors are heated and the fan turns on at peak times. This indicates the beginning of a sharp movement and is a signal to enter the deal. Therefore, you can not only observe the behavior of the market, but now also listen (this is my personal note, it is unlikely that you will find such information somewhere else, as they say — an exclusive / VIP signal;)).
  22. You can still write a lot about time, how much can or should be spent on the monitor, on which timeframes to trade and which strategies to follow, but everyone should choose this independently and preferably, under the guidance of a specialist, because what is applicable to one is to the other — contraindicated.
In fact, any market situation should be beneficial for you due to successful risk management*!*For successful online trading, it is very important to use candlestick and technical analysis*, which help to more accurately determine the entry point to the transaction (purchase or sale).*You cannot act at random when the market is hard to predict and often ready to follow your footsteps.If you lose, then I do not recommend immediately going to recoup*, because trade should ultimately be break even. In ardor, you are likely to enter into an unsuccessful deal and lose even more than before. This situation will make you very sad, so do not make this mistake. She is famous.*Use a modern powerful laptop or desktop computer with a convenient side numeric keypad, a large screen and a convenient manipulator (mouse) so that when you press the buttons you have as little physical braking and stops as possible. Practice in advance to work in the browser on the exchange terminal without making a deposit on futures trading from the exchange wallet. This training practice will reduce your losses.
Hello from Ukraine, Kramatorsk city ( “War is peace / freedom is slavery [and] ignorance is strength.”)
Reslav Cryptotrader (if you need find me look around — me be i near ;).
To be continued…
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P.S.:
Nowadays, money strives to be counted more and more. Using the information technology of databases with indexes, it has become possible to automatically and instantly capture and display the information that was previously collected by entire departments of the state within a month and after manual entry was displayed on the screens of industrial monitors and public television. The era of the Internet has come, the time of the accessibility and decentralization of information.
Today we see stock chart quotes of stock prices of leading world companies online. Everyone has the opportunity to invest their money in these stocks and earn on the difference in exchange rates of their value. A speculative market was formed on this basis, where leaders appeared who were able to act most efficiently and, accordingly, earn money. Many specialists are studying the nature of success in speculative markets.
Many works on methods of achieving success in trading are morally obsolete due to the emergence of new technologies for calculating and controlling the money supply, for example, such as Bitcoin. After all, back in 2009 for 1309.03 BTC they gave 1 dollar. Today 1 BTC costs $ 9,000. This is due to the fact that since the appearance of bitcoin has never been hacked and the technology has shown its reliability and consistency, as a measure of the money invested in it. I will not go into the details and subtleties of Bitcoin technology, but I will note one thing — this is cryptographic software that was used in the banking sector as Swift payments, but transformed into a P2P peer-to-peer network of private computers, as a result, like Bittorent, it became public, hard controlled, commons. Bitcoin provides for a complexity bomb, which complicates each year, and therefore makes it more expensive, its limited production, and this is one of the main reasons for its rise in price. As well as the fact that Bitcoin is convenient for storing funds, as it is liquid and it can be easily sent without quantity restrictions and with high transaction (transfer) speed. All details about Bitcoin are available in open sources and you can find out everything about it on the Internet, as well as the alternative coin market (altcoins / coins), such as Ethereum, USDT (dollar tokens confirmed by a US company with real dollars in bank accounts) etc.
Around this market of bitcoin cryptocurrencies, the same speculative matrix (network / exchange) arose as around ordinary currencies and created such a strong competition for traditional assets that many governments adopted it and began to use and implement technologies that arose in their turn base. Cryptocurrencies or blockchain (cryptographic chain / blocks / chain) began to be introduced in public sectors of the economy for calculating and controlling public commons, such as electricity, land, etc.
Further, on the basis of this market, the need for regulation arose and the US authorities were very worried about the uncontrolled development of technology, on the basis of which a news background (negative or positive) arose, which powerfully affects cryptocurrency rates. In the era of information, this network began to act as a money pump, skillfully pumping money from the hands of inept speculators into the pockets of experienced traders.
As a result of reading a lot of books, watching various telecasts in the industry of bitcoin trading analytics, I came to the conclusion that successfully trading cryptocurrencies is akin to art and as statistics have shown, only 20% in 2–3 years are able to consistently earn money, and of which, in turn, only 2 -3% become billionaires.
I bring to your attention a technique by which you can enter the ranks of these 20% successful traders and possibly, jointly, open the door to those notorious 2–3% successful traders who are fortunate enough to touch the notorious golden fleece and discover the world of unlimited financial opportunities.
All knowledge is available in open sources and collected by me in the book “Basics of Bitcoin Trading from Reslav” (2019), most of them are available.
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r/Bitcoin recap - July 2018

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the nineteenth monthly Bitcoin news recap.
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in July 2018
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Babylonian Money Magic: The Secret Power Of The Deep State & How To Break Free From The Slave Matrix

I wanted to make a post to demonstrate how the Deep State controls the world through Babylonian Money Magic & Debt Based Slavery which is a major leg of Babylonian Money Magic.
Money really started in Babylon. They ruined the entire country & everyone became debt slaves. Back then, they used look at the King like an inspired God so it was easy to fool the people. They presented money as a useful tool but it was more like a siphon that would allow the Deep State to milk everyone. The basic premise is that make the people think money makes life better, get to to use it, and vacuum it all up. It is extremely easy to vacuum it all up when one prints money. The head of the Deep State has always been the money printing bankers.
Babylon was a Idol Worshiping hell hole with slaves, people sacrificing kids to Lucifer, and all kinds of sick stuff. The Deep State had the entire game rigged in their favor and the people were totally brainwashed. They always wish it was like this for us today but we are WAY smarter in modern times and more aware. Babylon was so evil that it was overrun in a war so they moved to Rome & convinced Julius Ceasar to work with them to enslave the masses with Debt Slavery. In exchange, Ceasar would make a fortune. He was an egocentric piece of shit like many politicians so he easily agreed. Overtime, Rome was completely bankrupted and that is the reason it fell. They convinced the invading Army to let them keep Rome & Rome was used to spread Babylonian Money Magic & Debt Slavery worldwide. Before Babylon, the entire planet was in a phase called the Golden Age when nobody used money.
This is the gist of it all. These bankers are basically the Khazarian Mafia. Their official title is called the 'Saturn Death Cult'. They worship Saturn as part of their religion & they sacrifice many to Lucifer including children, soldiers, civilians, and others. They are a Cult. These aren't just rogue businessmen that ruined the world. These are a religious cult with the religion being Lucifer. They are decepted into thinking that Lucifer will exalt them as Slave-Masters where each Khazarian gets 3000 civilian slaves. To them, they are the chosen people of Lucifer just like the Jews believe they are the chosen people of God. We are all equal so both are wrong. They keep wondering why Lucifer doesn't show up and fulfill the process like we wonder why Christ hasn't returned yet. I have dug into over 10,000 pages of research plus have read over 10,000 in college over 9 years studying Business Psychology. I know a little bit but I am in no way trying to brag. My only concern is a good future for us all. In my research, I have dug into books full of spiritual secrets. Just like the Luciferians have their evil book of secrets, we have our good book of secrets. Through digging, I found that Jesus has been waiting at the door for us to stop crying & start practicing the only 2 things that will bring a Utopia to the world (Love & Forgiveness). Once we practice this on a planetary scale, Jesus will arrive. I am afraid we were mislead into believing we have to wait for the world to get so bad that Jesus feels sorry for us and saves us. This is a great manipulation because it caused us all to want death & destruction because we think Jesus will come back. The truth is, the death & destruction is what motivates us to finally stop doing what we think is right, and start doing what the ingenious Jesus knows is right. Love builds planetary wealth because love means wanting to do good things for other people. When we are in a constant state of love, we are constantly channeling love in our local environment which makes it better even when we don't do anything! Here is a man who channeled love to 1 jar of rice vs hate to a 2nd jar of rice to prove the point:
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Still, when people channel love, it means they want to do good things to other people or things. This causes them to improve their local reality. When everyone is improving their local reality at the same time or at least most people are, the world improves and becomes wealthier. A Wealthy Planet looks like a Utopia. Money has nothing to do with it. We can have all the money imaginable but if the planet looks like shit, it means its poor.
Forgiveness on the other hand ends revenge or negative Karma. By ending revenge/negative-karma, we stop destroying the world. Wars, infighting, ect.. all destroy the planet and make us poorer. Forgiveness ends the destruction. For this very reason, Jesus explained that if we want to live in a Utopia, all we have to do is love & forgive all people including those Khazarians. If a mass murder is caught, he can be forgiven, but he has to be quarantined for the sake of the other people. Its too risky to keep him free. Love means love to all people equally not just the mass murderer. Now, when we jail a man for 60 years just for selling crack cocaine, that's brutal. That's not showing any love at all. Putting him in a cage for 60 years causes much more harm than good. As you can see, the lack of love is harmful. Anyone can end up in jail. Almost 1% of America is in jail but guess who makes all the money from our criminals? The Deep State runs all business including corporations, the Government, & illegal businesses like human trafficking.
By the way, all these tips are good for all religions including muslims, Jews, ect... Religions are all controlled by the Deep State from the top. All Christian, Muslim, Jewish, ect.. leaders are all Deep State Luciferians fooling us all. For Christians, they tried to make religion as cheesy and non-nonsensical as possible so that we would be repulsed and become atheists. They also made every action into a sin to imprison us. Sex, for example, is no sin. The idea that we have to be perfect is a Deep State plant to confuse the masses. Its about growth, not perfection. Religion doesn't matter. Religions are just cults trying to tell us how to think. We don't need them or their priests to reach God. All of life is God.
Some may be wondering why this economic post has shifted to religion, it is because religion is a key part of it. The Khazarian Mafia isn't like a TV mafia that robs everyone. They are a religious cult worshiping Lucifer. If anyone wants to know more about Lucifer & his direct connection to the cult who is milking the world, you can read it here: https://www.reddit.com/PoliticalConspiracy/comments/8blshk/exposing_how_archons_are_milking_humanity_for_an/
So this is the Deep State. They created Babylonian Money Magic & Debt Based Slavery strictly to ruin the world by transferring all the wealth from the 99.9% to them. They do this for various reasons, not just money. They want to breed misery & suffering for all kinds of reasons but one of them is to cripple humanity so that we can't help ourselves or progress in life. This way, we stay low & easily exploitable. The only reason we are piercing through their iron grip as we speak is because we are mentally evolving beyond their control. Its like if a man keeps pigs within a fence. The pigs want to be free but they don't know how to be free. Eventually the intelligence of the pigs evolves to the point that they realize they can just ram the fence & run off into the woods where they will be free & happy. We are doing this as humanity right now. Mark my words this is true. It's not a matter if "if" but "when". This is why they are quickly trying to raise the level of tyranny with their attempts to start WW3 to create the Socialist, Luciferian NWO complete with Concentration Camps, genocide of non-Luciferians including atheists, 5G kill grid genocide to depopulate the world, legalize pedophilia & bestiality, sacrifice children to Lucifer openly, and all kinds of sickening things. Some of us here have been awake since 2016. It took us many months of ass busting work just to convince the sleepers that HRC was a pedophile or that the Deep State even exists. Later the woke ones pushed the fact they worship Lucifer. Keep in mind, we were laughed at, cussed out, called names, & all kinds of stuff when we were opening people's eyes but eventually, they woke up & started listening to all that is simply but the truth veiled in incredible secrecy. Now that people believe the world is run by a Luciferian cult, the next step is to understand that Lucifer is the leader of the intergalactic deep state but even Lucifer is in its final days. No matter what happens, just know this story will end good for all of us. That is guaranteed except if we do nothing but I can see all the woke people are working. The idea is to speed up the process so we can enjoy life. I won't go through all the Lucifer stuff here, but here is the link again: https://www.reddit.com/PoliticalConspiracy/comments/8blshk/exposing_how_archons_are_milking_humanity_for_an/
After the Lucifer stuff is understood, the final frontier is God. That area of things is utterly magical and I can in no way explain how magical it is in human terms nor can the human mind imagine it. Once the God element is understood, all of life makes perfect sense. Imagine if someone took you to an underground prison & said this is your new home for the rest of your life. You would probably panic, kick, scream, and get hysterical but then imagine if all your friends & family came in and said it was all big practical joke. You would calm down and shrug it off. That is the secret behind life itself. None of this is real. Its all a matrix video game of our own making but we have to agree to erase our old memories before birthing into this place. We are all incredibly high powered, totally evolved perfect being running this matrix for a long list of complicated reasons which will all make sense in the future when the worldwide Spiritual Awakening hits. The Deep State knows all about this but they are hiding the truth from us because the truth will set us free. It's too complicated to explain right now but if anyone wants to learn more about this, you can read "Conversations With God" trilogy but its really a 9 book set. Q even mentions stuff about this here and there. Here is Q mentioning how the Luciferians are milking us for LOOSE energy which is created out of Misery itself:
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He is just hinting at it but it looks to me like he's warming up for the bombshells. If Q was really part of a fake show, which nobody knows for sure, then he is appealing to the really woke people who know what's up to convince us that he is real. Either way, considering the Khazarians have fooled us since the age of Babylon, we can never underestimate them. These people are Master manipulators using all kinds of technology to manipulate including AI tech.
So lets get back to how Babylonian Money Magic works.
  1. The top of the Deep State are banks because banks control the money printing machines. This means banks are infinitely wealthy. There is not a year that goes by when banks don't print a bunch of money for selfish reasons like to buy Corporations, to bail out their bankrupted Banks, to bribe 3rd world tyrants, to pocket in their own accounts, to fund the drug trade, to fund child trafficking, to fund ISIS, to fund gangs, & pretty much all kinds of very sick things. Banks literally own everything in the end. They are the secret hand behind every Corporation, Mafia, large Gang, Education Centers, & pretty much all things related to power. Who controls the banks? The "Saturn Death Cult". The "Saturn Death Cult" is the official name of Earth's Deep State. So now we can see why Banks are so utterly powerful. Not only do they control the money printing machines but they also control our money because we deposit all of it in their banks. From there, they constantly have 95% in use to produce more wealth. They hand your money out in loans, invest in new businesses like Uber, buy Bitcoin, or whatever they want. No matter what happens, they keep getting richer and richer and richer while we all keep getting poorer and poorer. Btw, when they claim the richest people are Billionaires, that is a total lie. I spoke to a very rich man who told me they have Trillionaire's, Quadrillionsiares, and beyond. Ultimately the banks are the richest. Just the Rothschild family themselves own half the world! We have to share the other half and the rest of the Deep State hogged up most of the other half.
  2. Lower level controllers of money are also making a fortune. They always have. These are the people who rig the Stock Market to guarantee they make money, they get a cut of the money every time it goes from one country to the other, & they have an infinite amount of other ways to play us for fools behind closed doors. When they print money to pocket it, they reduce the value of our dollar. That is why a movie used to cost a nickel and now it costs $20. Imagine how much money they have been printing? They even control all the 3rd world countries because they give them money masked as "humanitarian funds" but its actually being pocketed by the tyrants, who in exchange serve the Bankers like slaves. Its very sad because the locals never see a dime. It all ends up in the 3rd world Deep State's pockets. Even in Jesus' time, they were making 40%-80% by exchanging money into shekels so that it could be used to purchase animals for sacrifice. Jesus got so upset at seeing this con-operation, he let the animals out and flipped over the money-changing tables. The Sanhedrin Group, a Deep State element that worked for the Roman Empire, already wanted to kill him but now they lost their money-changing business. Nobody dared change money while Jesus was still alive after that. They waited a long time before resuming operations. A group of Hebrews created an anti-banking league which went all the way to 33AD when the Romans came in and slaughtered them all in Jerusalem where they destroyed the Temple and all that. They wanted to make an example of that group. The Roman Empire & the Pope figurehead killed many, many people just to make themselves a lot richer. Eventually they bankrupted Rome causing it to fall. This is why empires fall. It is because the Bankers are milking it for all its worth. They are also harvesting money out of all the Corporations they own (they own most), their criminals empires like human trafficking, drugs, ect.., taxes, high education costs, and pretty much anyway they can vacuum up our money. They control the speed of the vacuum so the vacuum can go fast, or it can go so slow that money increases in the economy. The reason the economy improves is because the elites have to use that money to hire us to do their dirty work. So they are giving us money which improves the economy, but their high powered vacuums are sucking it all back up. They have many, MANY vacuums running all at once. Meanwhile, we are here doing all their dirty work as slaves for chump change. They pay us as low as possible because the more they pay us, the more they have to vacuum up all the money.
  3. All those taxes that are said to go to helping us are actually used to harm us. Less than 5% helps us. The rest funds child trafficking, drug trafficking, bribing politicians, and whatever is needed. If our taxes aren't enough to fill their greed, they just print money which is also a tax. Inflation is a tax. When people print money, the value of your money goes down so its theft. If your 5 cents buys you a movie ticket but then the banks print so much that you need $20 to buy a ticket, that means you have to really work hard to catch up. Its just like getting robbed. No different at all.
  4. They create a serious lack of money in society for a few reasons. One, it keeps everyone busy running menial jobs so that we don't have time to do stuff that matters like spend time with the kids, raise them well, collaborate online to discuss strategies for the future, exercise, or do jobs that matter like removing graffiti from our streets, figuring something out for the homeless, beautifying the city, ect... Instead, we stand like fools at Walmart taking people's money only to hand it to the Corporate Slavemasters who are controlled by the Bankers. Do you see how it all works? You spend an entire 8-10 hours just standing there and doing the same thing over and over again until you go crazy! How does this help the world? I would much rather have you clean up street graffiti to be honest. All a Walmart worker does is collect money for the Deep State in exchange for people picking up way overpriced products. The products are overpriced because they keep the amount of resources they have a highly guarded secret from us. They have such oceans of resources, if a 90 year old man even saw a glimpse of it, he would start doing backflips. That amount of resources is so insane that it would justify dropping the price of everything by over 95! Its like sand. We say sand is worthless but its only "worthless" because we have a seemingly endless supply of it. Nobody would pay me anything if I tried to sell them sand but it is a useful thing to have on the planet and we have so much that its free. The Corporations were unable to harvest all of our sand, and then sell it back to us for high prices. They do that with other stuff like oil, metal, wood, plastics, aluminum, ect... They just harvest everything in site, hoard thousands of years worth, and then pretend we have a shortage to justify high pricing & poverty. It's all a big gimmick folks. So they keep society as poor as possible to not only freeze us in place since we are busy trying to get money from their corporate slave jobs, but also to prevent us from making any progress due to all the lost time. Also, when people are desperate, they are ripe for Bribery so they bribe the shit out of us whether we are bribed with $11 an hour to stand for 8 hours collecting money for Walmart or if we are Bribed $100,000 a month to run drugs for them. They abuse the shit out of their black hat criminals btw. They jail them, juice them for whatever they can, & endlessly abuse the shit out of them demanding more and more. If they don't give them more, they jail them to punish them. It's completely sick. Those criminals acted out of desperation & they get sucked into the deep state whirlwind of hellish suffering. So they have us poor, extremely busy doing boring shit, and cornered. There is no other way to get money. The only way to get money is if the Deep State gives it to us or if we share what we have with each other. They have most of the money though. Even the money we deposited into banks is being used. If more than 5% of society was to withdraw, the banks would say they don't' have it because they don't. It's all invested in making them richer.
  5. To further the damage, they no longer use these corporations normally. A real hospital is totally different than what we see today. A real hospital is way more human and cheaper. The Rockefellers changed all that. They made hospitals expensive and barbaric. They hid all the cures. They make more money that way. They even poison all the air, water, and atmosphere because it makes you see more Doctors meaning more money for them. This is another money vacuum. They do this with so many things. They sell you addicting sugary bullshit all the time so you get addicted and unhealthy meaning you buy more snacks and go to the Doctor more. They run fake wars. They just pretend the 2 presidents can't get along and then they tell the tax payers to pay the gigantic bill to the corporations who create all the weapons, ammo, and gear. Dick Cheney made a fucking killing out of the Iraq War! I think he is running Haliberton. Obama ran the heroine fields of Afghanistan where he important all that shit and got all the kids addicted to heroine in our neighborhoods plus through pharmaceuticals. George HW Bush, aka Poppy because he's addicting to his own heroine, is the leader of the worldwide drug trade. We had the drug Kingpin of the world as our President. He started in Texas in 1957 with the CIA. What a joke. All these poor drug addicts got all fucked up for nothing. We blame the drug addict but I am showing you a vision of what's beneath the veil of illusion you are seeing in the world today. This is just about the most transparency as one can get because they will never give us transparency. Doing so would mean they cannot conduct all kinds of evils which they do behind closed doors. We can beg all we want. It will never happen. They printed out all the money and stole whatever they could to buy everything on the world and they have weaponized it against us. Just the Rothschild family themselves own half the planet! When I tell people we need a max wage of maybe 25 million, they argue with me because they assume they will one day have more than that and they don't want any restrictions on their path to billion. Can you imagine how brainwashed Americans have become. We aren't seeing what is right in front of us. They broadcast the message of a good hard working American who goes to College and accomplishes all his dreams but this rarely every actually happens even for people with Master's degrees because they have Bankrupted America so badly, even Degree holders don't make much. The PhD college professors make $5 when they add up all the on and off hours they work. The university gives them a set amount of hours but overload their work so that they are forced to work past hours of pay or they are severely punished. Its disgusting. When its all said an done, they work 80 hours a week for $5 an hour. So basically thinking of it like this. They are destroying the planet and making a fortune out of doing so. We are the slaves doing it for them because we run all the businesses they claim to own. The only reason we do it is because they control us with fear. If we don't do shitty things on their behalf, they say they will cut us off. To say something to that the a population of people who are already financially desperate is a cold thing to do but they don't care. They are competing with each other to see how has the most Quadrillions. A desperate population is ripe for bribing. The man at Walmart doing repetitive movements is being bribed. The drug dealer is being bribed. Everyone loses but the Deep State wins. The House always wins.
  6. When the population is so desperate to survive, they just loan money at high interest rates. This is where Debt Based Slavery comes in. Once you owe money to someone, you become their slave. They are printing our own money at 13 cents a bill and loaning it to us at high interests rate so a $100 dollar bill costs 13 cents to make but they loan it to us for $100 plus interest. Rothschild, a foreign British James Bond like villain owns the Federal Reserve. He's not even American. He just made a giant straw to suck all the money out of America and put it in his bank accounts. Sure, he owns half the planet, but some people are ambitious you know. That's the magic of opportunity! I'm only joking but how many people do you know are so brainwashed that they think like this.
This is a gist of how Babylonian money magic works. Debt Based Slavery is the final element. It is the banks saving us from bankruptcy while putting us in this place to begin with. It's all big game and the 99.9% are the brunt of the joke. Even the politicians, Hollywood deep staters, MSM media, and other low level Deep State goons are part of the slave hierarchy. The only slavemasters are the banks. The rest of it operates as top down slavery. Everyone is a slave. Even if Rachel Maddow is making a lot of money by being a good slave, they force her into humiliating things like eating shit, fucking animals, and all kinds of horrid things because it pleases their Lucifer. The filthiest human beings on Earth who worship Lucifer are making the most money out of all of us because they rigged the system like a Casino and in a Casino, the House always win. The players always lose.
The only way to not lose in a Casino is to walk out. We can beg and beg century after century that they unrig the system but every time we do, they just point and laugh at our faces. They laugh all the way to the bank! No amount of begging or crying will help.
Do you know how they have stopped 7 billion people from standing up to the banks? Simple. They just put on a fake WWE show where seemingly benevolent forces are fighting the Deep State so that we end up being pacified and do nothing to help ourselves. This is called the Masonic Checkerboard Technique. We see both White & Black squares but never realize all of them are on the same team. To us, its like a football game that never ends. The game just keeps going and going. Sometimes its between Republicans and Democrats. Sometimes its between the US and USSR. Sometimes its between the US and Nazi Germany. The Nazis are part of the same deep state as our very Government is. Those US & USSR were allies the whole time. They just used each other as bogeymen to trick us all into paying more tax dollars to expand the military. The military is not for our protection. It is to protect the Bankers from us but the soldiers who are inside the military are completely unaware of this. They think they are doing an honorable thing for us. You should see how shitty they are treated inside of the military. If you think we are slaves, they are the real slaves. I know because I did 3 years. Cops are another group of hardcore slaves who think they are helping the people but are really there to prevent the people from going against the Bankers and to milk us with fines. They don't pull us over because they care about us. They pull us over to give us a bill. No matter what we do, we are milked endlessly.
This is a general idea of how Babylonian Money Magic works. The House always wins. The people always lose. To create Socialism in America, they not only important a lot of the Nazi Party members like John Podesta or Rod Rosenstein or even Merkel in Germany, but they also are desperately trying to bankrupt America as fast as possible until we are standing in 4 hours lines for break and soup. Once this happens, they will rig up an emergency to suspend the constitution, install Socialism, open the concentrations camps, and prepare the world for the NWO with the Pope as the anti-Christ. Why are we using this system? Because we are brainwashed that with enough slave labor, we will become billionaires. It's all bullshit. The players never win in the casino. Only the Casino wins. Nobody else.
But, what if I told you there was a way to disconnect ourselves? What if we can just walk out of the Casino and be free? As in the example before, the poor pigs want their God given right for freedom but the little wooden fence is blocking their path. They don't realize they can use their combined strength to just ram the fence, leave, and be forever free. In the pigs mind, he is hopelessly stuck as a prisoner who is being fed only to be eventually slaughtered. It's not hopeless though, the pig will one day evolve to be smart enough to realize he can combine forces with the other pigs and break down the fence. That is exactly what we are facing here. The humans don't know what to do to break the cycle of slavery because people are seeing an illusion instead of the grim truth beneath the illusion. I have pretty much explained the grim reality here but there is a way of breaking out of the fence and freeing ourselves as a people. I spend 2 years studying day and night to figure this out. It's so easy. Not only will we be forever free, the Deep State will lose all of their power at the same time. To top things off, all crime related crimes will disappear, poverty will disappear, fake wars will disappear, everyone will be relieved of the insane amount of responsibilities we are put under, life will improve, planetary wealth will increase, freedom will be attained, peace will be established, the human trafficking trade will die alone with all money based crimes, transparency would be established, poverty would be erased, income inequality would be erased, the future NWO plans would be erased, and pretty much every aspect of life would improve.
If the Secret to our enslavement is that the House, who controls all the money including what we deposit in the banks, is money itself, then we should simply change the world system from a money-trade based system, into a gifting based system. To get a gist of the gifting based system, see the 12 minute video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZkQv25uEs
The strategy is this: We already run everything including the banks. They just run the highest positions is all. The rest of the businesses, power centers, the FBI, the NSA, the CIA, NATO, McDonalds, Apple, the Police, the Military, ect.. is all run by us. We make up 99.9% of the work force so we basically run it. The Deep State is the one who gives us orders from the top down slave-system they made. We do as we are told because we don't know any other way to survive without their money. Since we run the entirety of the system, lets just keep running it without the money element.
This basically means the bus driver refuses to accept payment, the deli guy makes free sandwiches, the police patrol the streets for free, the furniture maker makes stuff for free, the wood chopping company chops wood for free, ect... We all do the same exact thing we are doing now but take the middle man, money, out of the equation. This will instantly free us up. No longer are jobs held up because of money problems. We can just keep moving without stumbling due to a lack of funding. We can hire more help without worrying about the costs. Everybody would not only work for free, but we would also consume for free. The world itself would pay for the consumption. As long as we keep moving, the machine keeps feeding us instead of the Bankers. When we use money, we are feeding the bankers, not ourselves. When we dump money, we are feeding ourselves therefore we are instantly a LOT more richer as a community.
As far as ownership, we can no longer consent that the Rothschild family owns half the world and the rest of the Deep State owns the other half while the 99.9% are stuck fighting over the pennies. No fucking way. This isn't working for me. It's not working for the people on this board. Its not working for people in Africa, Russia, China, or nowhere else on the planet. The only ones benefiting from this are the bankers. Once in a while we all get a good run where we do OK but that can change overnight. Some people are wrecked. They have a criminal background or a lot of debt or child support or whatever it is that is wrecking them. Many are homeless even though we have more than enough homes but the bankers want more money which we don't have because they stole it all. Even if we give away our restaurant food, the Deep State plants little trouble makers who are hired to claim they were poisoned by the food so they can sue the restaurant owner as punishment for benefiting society. Now the restaurant owner is forced to dump all of his food in the trash because he is afraid of getting sued. Again, he is controlled by money. Fuck all this bullshit. All we need to do is stop using their money and SHARE all businesses, education centers, Government buildings, and whatever the hell else is an institution means to serve society. All of that shit becomes equally all of ours. We would make it totally transparent so anyone can go into the back offices of Apple and inspect it for evil. Do you know how much evil, diabolical shit is going on now without transparency? Its disgraceful and sickening. These bankers & their Deep State minions have shows where children are murdered in savage wage right on stage just for their own entertainment. Some of these ritual slaves escaped and blew the whistle. They take people, put them in a cage, and burn them for their Satanic Rituals. These people are seriously fucking demented & they claimed ownership of the entire planet! We are sitting here just waking up to our own slavery. We didn't even know we were slaves just 3 years ago. So we would share all of the businesses & power centers. Our own homes and stuff would belong to us only. Anything personal is our own. Anything that serves society belongs to us all. All the hoards of resources, tech, and knowledge belong to us all. We just share everything as fairly as possible in our local realities.
Finally, we just work like regular and that job pays for our consumption. Anyone raising kids, going to college, watching a sick elderly person, or anything like that is already working so they don't need to find a 2nd job. That is a job. A lot of the women who wanted to go back to raising kids can finally do so. Rockafeller fooled women into thinking corporate slaves was a good thing. This way, the women get taxes and used as slaves while the kids find a new parent which is the government teacher once again controlled by the banking class. Then they lowered wages so that 2 people have to work just to survive. Having kids is so overwhelming, I seriously, and I mean seriously recommend not having kids right now. Either way, we need to naturally depopulate over the next few generations. 4-5 billion is good but 7 billion is too heavy. The Deep State wants us down to 500 million for control reasons while good people assume 4-5 billion is fair. Deep State does this through wars and mass murder. Good guys do this with education. As long as we work at least 25 hours a week, I think we will all be OK. All those boring, menial jobs where we collect money for walmart will be gone. All accounting jobs gone. All banker jobs gone. We want them gone. This way, we free up the people to do the more important work like finding homeless people homes, removing graffiti, destroying the drug factories, upgrading the hospitals, rebuilding war torn cities, and much more valuable thins. There is nothing valuable about some spending all year collecting money for Walmart. There is nothing valuable about running mathematical numbers to process taxes for the Deep State. The world isn't actually improving. We can really improve the world in an ocean of ways. That's real MAGA. That's fun MAGA and we would all be doing our own thing to MAGA. The world would very quickly build up in wealth so we can all enjoy planetary wealth.
So we end the use of money, share all things that serve society while keeping our private property (home, car, stuff inside house), and work/consume for free. This will knock out 2 birds with 1 stone. First, we will no longer be slaves. We will be completely liberated. There is no way to enslave us without the money. 2nd, we will pull the rug up from under the Bankers feet. Goldman Sachs execs will no longer be Gods among men, they will no be men among men. The new system would basically create a world of true equal opportunity. If I can do it, then you can do it. In this work, they say if Rothschild could own half the planet, everyone can own half the planet. That is complete bullshit and nobody should believe this shit. They laugh in backrooms as they puff on their cigars that we all seem to believe that we will be rich if we slave hard enough. All that happens is that we become slaves and stay poor with stupid pipe dreams. We would enrich the entire planet and level out the playing field at the same time!!! Who wouldn't want this except for the bankers of course or maybe extremely brainwashed people who cannot see through the illusion.
One last thing, I hope that Trump & Q are ready but considered we have been fooled since the age of Babylon, I wouldn't be surprised if we are fooled again. What they always do is put a seemingly benevolent force against the Deep State. They beat the shit out of each other on TV so we think good forces are fighting for us. This can be republicans VS democrats, the US vs Nazis, or whatever it may be. We end up rooting for the good guys without realizing they are all bad guys putting on a fake WWE show where the banker is Vince McMann. This is call the Masonic Checkerboard Technique. This is done so we end up being pacified and do nothing. For this reason, we have to do something as an insurance policy in case we are being bamboozled again.
We have a perfect plan to fix it all of the world's problems & shut down the NWO in 1 foul swoop. If we don't do it, God knows how many more generations will have to suffer before the woke population musters up enough courage to do it. Its better just to do it now and get it over with so we can reap all the many rewards, save our futures, and save the future generations. All it takes is loving cooperation just as Jesus said. We have to be united. Either unite or die. They push "Divide & Conquer" hard for this reason. We hold unspeakable power when united. Everyone will see that once we unite. They are afraid of a united people.
All we have to do is meme the shit out of this idea until enough people hear about it and see through the fake illusions the bankers setup for us. Once we think we can get 5% of the population to act, we just do it. 5% is critical mass. When 5% does something beneficial, the other 95% follow. We can do all this very quickly.
Think of us like a sports team VS the bankers who are another sports team. We were a disunited group of 7 billion VS a very united group of 8500. Once we unite, we will outpower them like crazy and this is done inside the mind so it doesn't take more than a second to do. Everyone is only responsible for their own mind. If you can do it, you have achieved success. Next, we push the idea non-stop until the masses find out just like we pushed the idea that HRC was a pedophile. It isn't really hard. It just requires persistence. Once we feel comfortable with our numbers, we push to stop using the money and just do it. We can do it nationwide but if people see us doing it here, they will be quickly inspired to do it in their own countries so I have no doubt this will become a worldwide event.
We are like the pigs who are upset about being fenced in. We found out in 2016 but now, after a lot of thinking and brainstorming, figured out we can push ourselves past the gate and be forever free. We can do this ASAP instead of waiting for decades for the Deep State to free us which will probably never happen to be honest. i think we are the hero of the story. The Deep State things we are the hero which is why they use the Masonic Checkerboard Technique. We have to realize that we are the hero. We have to unite. We have to break through the gate together as a team. We will be free, NWO plans will be canceled, and life will become fun again.
Honestly, this is the most pivotal point in human history. Should we walk out of the Banker Casino and be forever free or do we keep trying to beat the rigged games even though we have been on a non-stop losing spree since the age of Babylon?
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https://www.reddit.com/PoliticalConspiracy/comments/8brj5t/positive_systems_to_replace_our_corrupt/
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Thoughts on my culminating analysis of Russia's involvement in the U.S elections?

It has been a running theme lately that the U.S. government blaming Russia for the DNC/Podesta leaks is an attempt at deflection and is false. In the past few days, however, some very interesting pieces of information have come out from three different well-respected cybersecurity companies tasked with investigating the leaks or the groups behind these leaks. These companies are CrowsdStrike, Symantec, and SecureWorks. I think it is important that we cast away the media's non-technical analyses and go straight to the source.
The proof is that the hackers used Bitly to mask the malicious URL and trick people into thinking the URL was legitimate. They made two mistakes, however.
First, they accidentally left two of their Bitly accounts public, rather than setting them to private. This allowed security researchers to view some general account information, like what URLs were shortened and what they were changed to.
Second, they used Gmail's official numeric ID for each person inside of their maliciously crafted URLs. This allowed cybersecurity researchers to find out exactly who had been targeted.
The founder of CrowdStrike is a Russian-American and his company has been tasked with investigating the DNC/Podesta leaks. He blames Mother Russia. Relevant excerpts:
Alperovitch is the thirty-six-year-old cofounder of the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, and late the previous night, his company had been asked by the Democratic National Committee to investigate a possible breach of its network. A CrowdStrike security expert had sent the DNC a proprietary software package, called Falcon, that monitors the networks of its clients in real time. Falcon "lit up," the email said, within ten seconds of being installed at the DNC: Russia was in the network.
Alperovitch, a slight man with a sharp, quick demeanor, called the analyst who had emailed the report. "Are we sure it's Russia?" he asked.
The analyst said there was no doubt. Falcon had detected malicious software, or malware, that was stealing data and sending it to the same servers that had been used in a 2015 attack on the German Bundestag. The code and techniques used against the DNC resembled those from earlier attacks on the White House and the State Department. The analyst, a former intelligence officer, told Alperovitch that Falcon had identified not one but two Russian intruders: Cozy Bear, a group CrowdStrike's experts believed was affiliated with the FSB, Russia's answer to the CIA; and Fancy Bear, which they had linked to the GRU, Russian military intelligence.
Alperovitch then called Shawn Henry, a tall, bald fifty-four-year-old former executive assistant director at the FBI who is now CrowdStrike's president of services. Henry led a forensics team that retraced the hackers' steps and pieced together the pathology of the breach. Over the next two weeks, they learned that Cozy Bear had been stealing emails from the DNC for more than a year. Fancy Bear, on the other hand, had been in the network for only a few weeks. Its target was the DNC research department, specifically the material that the committee was compiling on Donald Trump and other Republicans. Meanwhile, a CrowdStrike group called the Overwatch team used Falcon to monitor the hackers, a process known as shoulder-surfing.
For the next two days, three CrowdStrike employees worked inside DNC headquarters, replacing the software and setting up new login credentials using what Alperovitch considers to be the most secure means of choosing a password: flipping through the dictionary at random. (After this article was posted online, Alperovitch noted that the passwords included random characters in addition to the words.) The Overwatch team kept an eye on Falcon to ensure there were no new intrusions. On Sunday night, once the operation was complete, Alperovitch took his team to celebrate at the Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão.
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Aperovitch's June 14 blog post garnered so much media attention that even its ebullient author felt slightly overwhelmed. Inevitably there were questions about the strange names his company had given the Russian hackers. As it happened, "Fancy Bear" and "Cozy Bear" were part of a coding system Alperovitch had created. Animals signified the hackers' country of origin: Russians were bears, Chinese were pandas, Iranians were kittens, and North Koreans were named for the chollima, a mythical winged horse. By company tradition, the analyst who discovers a new hacker gets to choose the first part of the nickname. Cozy Bear got its nickname because the letters coz appeared in its malware code. Fancy Bear, meanwhile, used malware that included the word Sofacy, which reminded the analyst who found it of the Iggy Azalea song "Fancy."
The day after the media maelstrom, the reporters were back with less friendly questions: Had Alperovitch gotten his facts right? Was he certain Russia was behind the DNC hacks? The doubts were prompted by the appearance of a blogger claiming to be from Eastern Europe who called himself Guccifer 2.0. Guccifer said that the breach was his, not Russia's. "DNC'S servers hacked by a lone hacker," he wrote in a blog post that included stolen files from the DNC. "I guess CrowdStrike customers should think twice about company's competence," Guccifer wrote. "Fuck CrowdStrike!!!!!!!!!"
an incorrect attribution in public. "Did we miss something?" he asked CrowdStrike's forensics team. Henry and his staff went back over the evidence, all of which supported their original conclusion.
Alperovitch had also never seen someone claim to be the only intruder on a site. "No hacker goes into the network and does a full forensic investigation," he told me. Being called out, he said, was "very shocking. It was clearly an attack on us as well as on the DNC."
Alperovitch initially thought that the leaks were standard espionage and that Guccifer's attacks on CrowdStrike were just a noisy reaction to being busted. "I thought, Okay, they got really upset that they were caught," he said. But after documents from the DNC continued to leak, Alperovitch decided the situation was far worse than that. He concluded that the Russians wanted to use the leaked files to manipulate U. S. voters—a first. "It hit me that, holy crap, this is an influence operation. They're actually trying to inject themselves into the election," he said. "I believe that we may very well wake up on the morning the day after the election and find statements from Russian adversaries saying, 'Do not trust the result.' "
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Days later, Alperovitch got a call from a Reuters reporter asking whether the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had been hacked. CrowdStrike had, in fact, been working on a breach at the DCCC; once again, Alperovitch believed that Russia was responsible. Now, however, he suspected that only Fancy Bear was involved. A lawyer for the DCCC gave Alperovitch permission to confirm the leak and to name Russia as the suspected author.
Two weeks later, files from the DCCC began to appear on Guccifer 2.0's website. This time he released information about Democratic congressional candidates who were running close races in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. On August 12, he went further, publishing a spreadsheet that included the personal email addresses and phone numbers of nearly two hundred Democratic members of Congress.
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Alperovitch's friends in government told him privately that an official attribution so close to the election would look political. If the government named Russia, it would be accused of carrying water for Hillary Clinton. The explanations upset Alperovitch. The silence of the American government began to feel both familiar and dangerous. "It doesn't help us if two years from now someone gets indicted," he said. After Michelle Obama's passport was published online, on September 22, Alperovitch threw up his hands in exasperation. "That is Putin giving us the finger," he told me.
Source: The Russian Expat Leading the Fight to Protect America
The guy responsible for ousting Stuxnet as being an American/Israeli cyberworm (no friend of the U.S. government/establishment) also says that his company, Symantec, has found that Russia was responsible for the leaks:
It is pretty clear judging by the indicators of compromise [IOCs]. The binaries that were used to hack the DNC as well as Podesta’s email as well as some other Democratic campaign folks, those IOCs match binaries and also infrastructure that was used in attacks that were previously recorded by others as having Russian origin. That much we can confirm. So if you believe other people’s—primarily government’s—attribution that those previous attacks were Russian, then these attacks are definitely connected. We’re talking about the same binaries, the same tools, the same infrastructure.
We’ve analyzed the tools, the binaries, and the infrastructure that was used in the attack, and from that we can confirm that it’s connected to a group that has two names. One is Sofacy, or “Cozy Bear,” and The Dukes, which is also known as “Fancy Bear.” From the binary analysis point of view, I can tell you that the activities of these attackers have been during Russian working hours, either centered on UTC+3 or UTC+4; they don’t work Russian holidays; they work Monday to Friday; there are language identifiers inside that are Russian; when you look at all the victim profiles they would be in interest to the Russian nation-state. So all of that stuff fits the profile. Now, could all those things be false flags? Sure. Other government entities obviously have come out and said it is the Russian state, and the binary forensics would definitely match that.
There was another attack that happened in the Ukraine. So in December, in the Ukraine, all the power went out to about 260,000 households, or customers. They basically infiltrated the power company, got access to the machines that controlled the power, they flipped the computer switches off and shut down the power, and then they began to wipe all the machines and devices—overriding the hard drives and trashing the machines so that they couldn’t be started up again, or so that the switches couldn’t come on again. Ukrainians were able to get power back after six hours by switching to manual mode. They went off their computer monitor mode and physically flipped the switches to bring the power back up. What’s interesting about that case is the fact that they were more behind technologically actually helped them. Something very similar could easily happen in the U.S. and we’re much more beholden to computing infrastructure here, so our ability to switch to manual mode here would be much more difficult.
Is there linkage between the DNC and Podesta hacks and the 2014 State Department hacks that were also believed to be carried out by Russia?
Yeah, these are being conducted by the same groups. We know that from the IOCs—by looking at the tools they use and the infrastructure they use.
Many of these attacks were happening prior to the nomination of Trump. Based on that theory, people believe that there was a general plan for disruption, and it may be the case now that the easiest and best way to do so is in the manner you speak, but these attacks did not just start happening post-Trump’s nomination. So in that sense, there is a feeling that it’s not a very Trump-specific activity versus an election disruption activity. This is the easiest way for them to disrupt the election.
Source: Cybersecurity Expert: Proof Russia Behind DNC, Podesta Hacks
Another cybersecurity company, SecureWorks, has published some interesting blogposts about all this:
In mid-2015, CTU researchers discovered TG-4127 using the accoounts-google . com domain in spearphishing attacks targeting Google Account users. The domain was used in a phishing URL submitted to Phishtank, a website that allows users to report phishing links (see Figure 1).
Figure 1. Example of accoounts-google . com used in a phishing URL.
Recipients who clicked the link were presented with a fake Google Account login page (see Figure 2). The threat actors could use entered credentials to access the contents of the associated Gmail account.
Figure 2. Fake Google Account login page.
Encoded target details
Analysis of the phishing URL revealed that it includes two Base64-encoded values (see Figure 3). The decoded Base64 values (see Table 1) match the Gmail account and its associated Google Account username. If a target clicks the phishing link, the username field of the displayed fake Google Account login page is prepopulated with the individual’s email address.
Figure 3. Spearphishing URL.
Table 1. Decoded Base64 values from the phishing URL used by TG-4127.
Use of the Bitly URL-shortening service
A Bitly URL was uploaded to Phishtank at almost the same time as the original spearphishing URL (see Figure 4).
Figure 4. Bitly phishing URL submitted at same time as accoounts-google . com phishing URL.
Using a tool on Bitly’s website, CTU researchers determined that the Bitly URL redirected to the original phishing URL (see Figure 5). Analysis of activity associated with the Bitly account used to create the shortened URL revealed that it had been used to create more than 3,000 shortened links used to target more than 1,800 Google Accounts.
Figure 5. Link-shortener page for bit.ly/1PXQ8zP that reveals the full URL.
Target analysis
CTU researchers analyzed the Google Accounts targeted by TG-4127 to gain insight about the targets and the threat group’s intent.
Focus on Russia and former Soviet states
Most of the targeted accounts are linked to intelligence gathering or information control within Russia or former Soviet states. The majority of the activity appears to focus on Russia’s military involvement in eastern Ukraine; for example, the email address targeted by the most phishing attempts (nine) was linked to a spokesperson for the Ukrainian prime minister. Other targets included individuals in political, military, and diplomatic positions in former Soviet states, as well as journalists, human rights organizations, and regional advocacy groups in Russia.
Other targets worldwide
Analysis of targeted individuals outside of Russia and the former Soviet states revealed that they work in a wide range of industry verticals (see Figure 6). The groups can be divided into two broad categories:
TG-4127 likely targeted the groups in the first category because they criticized Russia. The groups in the second category may have information useful to the Russian government.
Figure 6. TG-4127 targeting outside of Russia and former Soviet states.
Authors and journalists
More than half (53%) of the targeted authors and journalists are Russia or Ukraine subject matter experts (see Figure 7). It is likely that the Russian state has an interest in how it is portrayed in the media. U.S.-based military spouses who wrote online content about the military and military families were also targeted. The threat actors may have been attempting to learn about broader military issues in the U.S., or gain operational insight into the military activity of the target’s spouse.
Figure 7. Subject matter expertise of authors and journalists targeted by TG-4127.
Government supply chain
CTU researchers identified individuals who were likely targeted due to their position within the supply chain of organizations of interest to TG-4127 (e.g., defense and government networks). Figure 8 shows the distribution by category. The targets included a systems engineer working on a military simulation tool, a consultant specializing in unmanned aerial systems, an IT security consultant working for NATO, and a director of federal sales for the security arm of a multinational technology company. The threat actors likely aimed to exploit the individuals’ access to and knowledge of government clients’ information.
Figure 8. Categories of supply chain targets.
Government / military personnel
TG-4127 likely targeted current and former military and government personnel for potential operational insight gained from access to their personal communications. Most of the activity focused on individuals based in the U.S. or working in NATO-linked roles (see Figure 9).
Figure 9. Nation or organization of government/military targets.
TG-4127 targeted high-profile Syrian rebel leaders, including a leader of the Syrian National Coalition. Russian forces have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime since September 2015, so it is likely the threat actors are seeking to gain intelligence on rebel forces to assist Russian and Assad regime military operations.
Success of the phishing campaign
CTU researchers analyzed 4,396 phishing URLs sent to 1,881 Google Accounts between March and September, 2015. More than half (59%) of the URLs were accessed, suggesting that the recipients at least opened the phishing page. From the available data, it is not possible to determine how many of those Google Accounts were compromised. Most of the targeted accounts received multiple phishing attempts, which may indicate that previous attempts had been unsuccessful. However, 35% of accounts that accessed the malicious link were not subject to additional attempts, possibly indicating that the compromise was successful.
Of the accounts targeted once, CTU researchers determined that 60% of the recipients clicked the malicious Bitly. Of the accounts that were targeted more than once, 57% of the recipients clicked the malicious link in the repeated attempts. These results likely encourage threat actors to make additional attempts if the initial phishing email is unsuccessful.
Source: Threat Group-4127 Targets Google Accounts
Here's another article by SecureWorks:
Spearphishing details
The short links in the spearphishing emails redirected victims to a TG-4127-controlled URL that spoofed a legitimate Google domain. A Base64-encoded string containing the victim's full email address is passed with this URL, prepopulating a fake Google login page displayed to the victim. If a victim enters their credentials, TG-4127 can establish a session with Google and access the victim's account. The threat actors may be able to keep this session alive and maintain persistent access.
Hillary for America
TG-4127 exploited the Hillary for America campaign's use of Gmail and leveraged campaign employees' expectation of the standard Gmail login page to access their email account. When presented with TG-4127's spoofed login page (see Figure 1), victims might be convinced it was the legitimate login page for their hillaryclinton.com email account.
Figure 1. Example of a TG-4127 fake Google Account login page.
CTU researchers observed the first short links targeting hillaryclinton.com email addresses being created in mid-March 2016; the last link was created in mid-May. During this period, TG-4127 created 213 short links targeting 108 email addresses on the hillaryclinton.com domain. Through open-source research, CTU researchers identified the owners of 66 of the targeted email addresses. There was no open-source footprint for the remaining 42 addresses, suggesting that TG-4127 acquired them from another source, possibly other intelligence activity.
The identified email owners held a wide range of responsibilities within the Hillary for America campaign, extending from senior figures to junior employees and the group mailboxes for various regional offices. Targeted senior figures managed communications and media affairs, policy, speech writing, finance, and travel, while junior figures arranged schedules and travel for Hillary Clinton's campaign trail. Targets held the following titles:
Publicly available Bitly data reveals how many of the short links were clicked, likely by a victim opening a spearphishing email and clicking the link to the fake Gmail login page. Only 20 of the 213 short links have been clicked as of this publication. Eleven of the links were clicked once, four were clicked twice, two were clicked three times, and two were clicked four times.
Democratic National Committee
CTU researchers do not have evidence that these spearphishing emails are connected to the DNC network compromise that was revealed on June 14. However, a coincidence seems unlikely, and CTU researchers suspect that TG-4127 used the spearphishing emails or similar techniques to gain an initial foothold in the DNC network.
Personal email accounts
CTU researchers identified TG-4127 targeting 26 personal gmail.com accounts belonging to individuals linked to the Hillary for America campaign, the DNC, or other aspects of U.S. national politics. Five of the individuals also had a hillaryclinton.com email account that was targeted by TG-4127. Many of these individuals held communications, media, finance, or policy roles. They include the director of speechwriting for Hillary for America and the deputy director office of the chair at the DNC. TG-4127 created 150 short links targeting this group. As of this publication, 40 of the links have been clicked at least once.
Related activity and implications
Although the 2015 campaign did not focus on individuals associated with U.S. politics, open-source evidence suggests that TG-4127 targeted individuals connected to the U.S. White House in early 2015. The threat group also reportedly targeted the German parliament and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party. CTU researchers have not observed TG-4127 use this technique (using Bitly short links) to target the U.S. Republican party or the other U.S. presidential candidates whose campaigns were active between mid-March and mid-May.
Source: Threat Group-4127 Targets Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign
Read these two articles for more context:
How Hackers Broke Into John Podesta and Colin Powell’s Gmail Accounts
How Russia Pulled Off the Biggest Election Hack in U.S. History
Guccifer2.0, The Shadow Brokers, and DCLeaks, who have all leaked U.S. documents/cyberweapons, love talking about the "U.S. elite" and "corruption" in America, along with saying "the elections are rigged." I wonder why these people suddenly became so interested in the U.S. election?
Regardless, we know from the Bit.ly victim profiles that Podesta, the DNC, Ukrainian/Russian journalists, Bellingcat and other enemies of Russia were targeted by these groups. This also means that those targeted by DCLeaks and Guccifer2.0 were the same people, and that the aforementioned entities are actually one.
Why would they lie about being separate groups?
Lastly, I have gone through all the public statements made by these groups, by going through their TwitteTumblMedium/WordPress/web posts. Here are some of the comments made by DCLeaks, Guccifer2.0 and The Shadow Brokers. Tell me if you notice a common theme:
DCLeaks
Known for hacking the emails of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former NATO General Breedlove, as well as Soros' OSF intranet documents.
George Soros is a Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, political activist and author who is of Hungarian-Jewish ancestry and holds dual citizenship. He drives more than 50 global and regional programs and foundations. Soros is named an architect and a sponsor of almost every revolution and coup around the world for the last 25 years. The USA is thought to be a vampire due to him and his puppets, not a lighthouse of freedom and democracy. His minions spill blood of millions and millions of people just to make him even more rich. Soros is an oligarch sponsoring the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton, hundreds of politicians all over the world. This website is designed to let everyone inside George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and related organisations. We present you the workplans, strategies, priorities and other activities of Soros. These documents shed light on one of the most influential network operating worldwide.
Source: http://soros.dcleaks.com
Welcome another cog in the U.S. political and military machine. CAPT Pistole's emails released
documents reveal the billionaire’s attempt to organize a “national movement” to create a federalized police force.
Looks like Clinton's staff doesn't care about security.Wonder from whom did they learn it..
FBI hq is a great place for club meeting especially when Clinton is under investigation
A further look at their Twitter account reveals that they mostly re-tweet WikiLeaks/RT/PressTV, hate Clinton, like Trump, love talking about the email scandal, post conspiracy theories about Mark Zuckerberg, exclusively target Russia's enemies (like former NATO General Breedlove, Soros, Colin Powell, etc,.), defend Russia from being attacked, and have a penchant for focusing on news portraying the U.S. elections/debates as "rigged":
Check the private correspondence between Philip Breedlove and Harlan Ullman
Check restricted documents of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation
Check restricted documents leaked from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign staff
Emails show Obama saw US involvement in Russia talks as a 'threat'
'Gen. plotted against Obama on Russia'
Check George Soros's OSF plans to counter Russian policy and traditional values
Check Soros internal files
A New McCarthyism: @ggreenwald on Clinton Camp's Attempts to Link @wikileaks, Trump & @DrJillStein to Russia
Source: https://twitter.com/dcleaks_
Guccifer 2.0
Known for hacking the DNC and DCCC.
Together we’ll be able to throw off the political elite, the rich clans that exploit the world!
Fuck the lies and conspirators like DNC!!!
Who inspires me? Not the guys like Rambo or Terminator or any other like them. The world has changed. Assange, Snowden, and Manning are the heroes of the computer age. They struggle for truth and justice; they struggle to make our world better, more honest and clear. People like them make us hope for tomorrow. They are the modern heroes, they make history right now.
Marcel Lazar is another hero of mine. He inspired me and showed me the way. He proved that even the powers that be have weak points.
Anyway it seems that IT-companies and special services can’t realize that people like me act just following their ideas but not for money. They missed the bus with Assange and Snowden, they are not ready to live in the modern world. They are not ready to meet people who are smart and brave, who are eager to fight for their ideals, who can sacrifice themselves for the better future. Working for a boss makes them slow I suppose. Do you need more proof?
don’t want to disappoint anyone, but none of the candidates has my sympathies. Each of them has skeletons in the closet and I think people have a right to know the truth about the politicians.
As for me, I see great differences between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Hillary seems so much false to me, she got all her money from political activities and lobbying, she is a slave of moguls, she is bought and sold. She never had to work hard and never risked everything she had. Her words don’t meet her actions. And her collusion with the DNC turned the primaries into farce.
Opposite to her, Donald Trump has earned his money himself. And at least he is sincere in what he says. His position is straight and clear.
Anyway that doesn’t mean that I support him. I’m totally against his ideas about closing borders and deportation policy. It’s a nonsense, absolute bullshit.
I have nothing to say about Bernie Sanders. It seems he never had a chance to win the nomination as the Democratic Party itself stood against him!
Here are the DCCC docs on Florida: reports, memos, briefings, dossiers, etc. You can have a look at who you are going to elect now. It may seem the congressional primaries are also becoming a farce.
As you can see, the private server of the Clinton clan contains docs and donors lists of the Democratic committees, PACs, etc. Does it surprise you?
It looks like big banks and corporations agreed to donate to the Democrats a certain percentage of the allocated TARP funds.
I found out something interesting in emails between DNC employees and Hillary Clinton campaign staff. Democrats prepare a new provocation against Trump. After Trump sent his financial report in May it appeared on DNC servers at once. DNC rushed to analyze it and asked the Jones Mandel company to make an effective investigation. I won’t be surprised if some mainstream media like the New York Times or CNN publish soon Trump’s financial docs. No doubt who could give them.
I’d like to warn you that the Democrats may rig the elections on November 8. This may be possible because of the software installed in the FEC networks by the large IT companies.
As I’ve already said, their software is of poor quality, with many holes and vulnerabilities.
I have registered in the FEC electronic system as an independent election observer; so I will monitor that the elections are held honestly.
I also call on other hackers to join me, monitor the elections from inside and inform the U.S. society about the facts of electoral fraud.
Source: https://guccifer2.wordpress.com
Here and here he claims that he's the source of WikiLeaks' DNC documents.
He frequently re-tweets WikiLeaks, just like DCLeaks. He re-tweets and follows conspiracy theory outlets like Alex Jones and Roger Stone, just like DCLeaks followed RT and PressTV. Of course, he sprang back to life two days before Election Day, to complain about "Democrats rigging the election." I thought he didn't favour any political party?
Source: https://twitter.com/GUCCIFER_2
The Shadow Brokers
Known for leaking the NSA's elite hacking entity's, Equation Group's, cyberweapons.
!! Attention Wealthy Elites !!!
We have final message for “Wealthy Elites”. We know what is wealthy but what is Elites? Elites is making laws protect self and friends, lie and fuck other peoples. Elites is breaking laws, regular peoples go to jail, life ruin, family ruin, but not Elites. Elites is breaking laws, many peoples know Elites guilty, Elites call top friends at law enforcement and government agencies, offer bribes, make promise future handjobs, (but no blowjobs). Elites top friends announce, no law broken, no crime commit. Reporters (not call journalist) make living say write only nice things about Elites, convince dumb cattle, is just politics, everything is awesome, check out our ads and our prostitutes. Then Elites runs for president. Why run for president when already control country like dictatorship? What this have do with fun Cyber Weapons Auction? We want make sure Wealthy Elite recognizes the danger cyber weapons, this message, our auction, poses to their wealth and control. Let us spell out for Elites. Your wealth and control depends on electronic data. You see what “Equation Group” can do. You see what cryptolockers and stuxnet can do. You see free files we give for free. You see attacks on banks and SWIFT in news. Maybe there is Equation Group version of cryptolocker+stuxnet for banks and financial systems? If Equation Group lose control of cyber weapons, who else lose or find cyber weapons? If electronic data go bye bye where leave Wealthy Elites? Maybe with dumb cattle? “Do you feel in charge?” Wealthy Elites, you send bitcoins, you bid in auction, maybe big advantage for you?
Source: https://archive.is/WkT7o#selection-337.0-341.1595
TheShadowBrokers is having special trick or treat for Amerikanskis tonight. But first questions.
Why is DirtyGrandpa threating CIA cyberwar with Russia? Why not threating with NSA or CyberCommand? CIA is cyber B-Team, yes? Where is cyber A-Team? Maybe threating is not being for external propaganda? Maybe is being for internal propaganda? Oldest control trick in book, yes? Waving flag, blaming problems on external sources, not taking responsibility for failures. But neverminding, hacking DNC is way way most important than EquationGroup losing capabilities. Amerikanskis is not knowing USSA cyber capabilities is being screwed? Where is being “free press”? Is ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX negligent in duties of informing Amerikanskis? Guessing “Free Press” is not being “Free as in free beer” or “Free as in free of government influence?
Let us be speaking regarding corruption. If Peoples#1 is having $1.00 and Peoples#2 is having $1000.00 which peoples is having more money? Which peoples is having more spending power? Voter$1 is giving $1 to politician and Voter$1000 is giving $1000 to politician, which voters is having more political power? Is both voters having equal political power? “one person, one vote”? Politicians, lobbyist, media, even SCOTUS (supreme court) is saying this is being true, money is not corrupting. In binary world, maybe. But world is not being binary, is it? What about peoples#3, VoterUndecided? VoterUndecided is giving no moneys and no votes. Politician is needing money for campaign to buy advertising, positive media stories, advisors, pollsters, operatives to be making VoterUndecided vote for politician. Political fundrasing, now which voter is having more political power? VoterUndecided votes for politician and politician wins. Re-election is coming. Government budget decision is required. Voter$1 is wanting politician to be spending taxes on education for making children into great thinkers, leaders, scientists. Voter$1000 is shareholder of defense & intelligence company is wanting politician spending taxes on spying and war to be making benefit self, for great profit. Political favors, now, which voter is having more political power? Did theshadowbrokers lose Amerikanskis? Amerikanskis is still thinking “one person, one vote”? Money isn’t corrupting elections, politics, govenments?
USSA elections is coming! 60% of Amerikansky never voting. Best scenario is meaning half of remaining red or blue fanatics or 20% of the most fanatical is picking USSA government? A great power. A free country. A good-doer. TheShadowBrokers is having suggestion. On November 8th, instead of not voting, maybe be stopping the vote all together? Maybe being grinch who stopped election from coming? Maybe hacking election is being the best idea? #hackelection2016. If peoples is not being hackers, then #disruptelection2016, #disruptcorruption2016. Maybe peoples not be going to work, be finding local polling places and protesting, blocking , disrupting , smashing equipment, tearing up ballots? The wealthy elites is being weakest during elections and transition of power. Is being why USSA is targeting elections in foreign countries. Don’t beleiving? Remembering Iran elections? Rembering stuxnet? Maybe is not Russia hacking election, maybe is being payback from Iran?
Ok peoples theshadowbrokers is promising you a trick or treating, here it is
https://mega.nz/#F!D1Q2EQpD!Lb09shM5XMZsQ_5_E1l4eQ https://yadi.sk/d/NCEyJQsBxrQxz
Password = payus
This is being equation group pitchimpair (redirector) keys, many missions into your networks is/was coming from these ip addresses. Is being unfortunate no peoples is already owning eqgrp_auction_file. Auction file is having tools for to making connect to these pitchimpairs. Maybe tools no more installed? Maybe is being cleaned up? To peoples is being owner of pitchimpair computers, don’t be looking for files, rootkit will self destruct. Be making cold forensic image. @GCHQ @Belgacom TheShadowBrokers is making special effort not to using foul language, bigotry, or making any funny. Be seeing if NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX is making stories about now? Maybe political hacks is being more important?
How bad do you want it to get? When you are ready to make the bleeding stop, payus, so we can move onto the next game. The game where you try to catch us cashing out! Swag us out!
Source: https://medium.com/@shadowbrokerss/message-5-trick-or-treat-e43f946f93e6#.9cfljtkx3
Again, the usual old spiel of brave hackers fighting "USSA"/"Amerikansky" "corruption". It's gotten quite repetitive by now.
Bizarrely, they began posting Bill Clinton and Lorreta Lynch erotic fan fiction at some point:
https://medium.com/@shadowbrokerss/begin-pgp-signed-message-hash-sha1-2a9aa03838a4#.896d0iqpi
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The deconstruction of money: Prosperity when wealth ceases to exist

Here's a question to ponder: How do you conjure 300 billion dollar out of thin air? The answer, if you hadn't guessed it yet, is cryptocurrency. People used to laugh at this phenomenon, but they're not laughing anymore. They're feeling the same emotions about this phenomenon that I felt four years ago: They're worried and excited at the same time.
Bitcoin is a first, but not just in one domain. It's a first in most of its defining characteristics. We have witnessed the emergence of a means of exchange whose rate of inflation is predictable. Nobody can create more than 21 million Bitcoin, we can merely find ourselves disagreeing about the definition of a Bitcoin, which is starting to happen.
Despite its scarcity, Bitcoin has no intrinsic value. We're now beginning to discover that this doesn't matter, something most economists and academics had not anticipated. Just as an artist can earn money by shitting in a can, you can earn money by producing virtual currency. What we don't know yet is how far this phenomenon can grow. As of speaking, it gobbles up 0.1% of the world's electricity. As a means of doing anonymous transactions, it's pretty much useless compared to the alternatives that have succeeded Bitcoin.
In the worst case scenario, Bitcoin is like Microsoft or Facebook, in the sense that its network effect and early mover advantage allow it to eliminate all competition. This results in the dystopian scenarios I have frequently discussed before. In a more realistic scenario however, Bitcoin ceases to grow eventually. This makes more sense to me. Consider this: Would you invest in something that has grown in value 100-fold over the past two years? You would probably be wise enough to recognize that other investment options have more growth potential left. If enough people understand this, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If we assume that people buy Bitcoins to get rich quick, they'll stop buying them when it becomes clear it won't allow them to get rich. As a result, its value will eventually crash.
Note the difference between Bitcoin and Windows here. We're not using Windows because we think it has growth potential. We're using Windows because everyone else uses Windows and thus it's easier for us to communicate. You don't genuinely buy Bitcoin because you want to use it. You buy Bitcoin because you expect others will want to buy it from you at a higher price. To put this in simpler terms: If we use something merely because we expect its use will grow in the future, it can't come to dominate the market it's in.
To own Bitcoin means to forever have a sword of Damocles hanging over your head. You bought it because you expect its value to rise. At the same time, you are aware that it suffers from existential threats: Government intervention, a superior alternative taking over, a rush for the exit that the network can't process, a 51% attack, an unanticipated protocol flaw, an early adapter who wants to cash out. You're willing to take those risks when you expect its value may rise 100-fold. You're no longer willing to take those risks when you expect its value might double in the next ten years. The innate instability of Bitcoin ensures it will forever remain a niche phenomenon.
Here's a question to ponder: Why buy Bitcoin, if you and your friends can invent your own coin that you distribute among yourselves? If I had to choose between entering a country where all the land is owned by a small minority or entering a country where I can still freely stake a claim to my own land, I would choose the latter option. People throughout history have understood this principle, which is why small communities came up with their own currency systems.
The general trend throughout history has been that these alternative currency systems were destroyed by those who felt threatened by them. It's a little known fact that whenever local currencies emerge that seem to replace a government issued currency, governments tend to respond by shutting them down. It happened in Germany in 1931, it happened to the Liberty dollars in the United States and it happens in more situations, when the alternative currency becomes a threat.
Of course, alternative currencies rarely become a genuine threat to the status quo. The reason is because people can generally create new units out of thin air. Whatever institute issues the alternative currency has no means to prohibit you from doing so. Today, we know that this is no longer a valid issue, due to cryptocurrency. As a result, this controlled issuance allows people to interpret alternative currencies as having a genuine value, based on the expectation that they will be able to find someone to sell it to when they feel the need to.
What this means is a fantastic development for those of us who fear the extreme inequality we witness today. The nature of wealth is that it tends to accumulate. Those who are wealthy have the means to become wealthier, whereas those of us without wealth have no such means. Then eventually, when wealth has accumulated to extreme degrees, the elite has found itself in possession of most of the world's fertile land and natural resources. Then, those with their backs against the wall tend to rise up in revolt and exterminate the aristocracy.
Today, after the invention of cryptocurrency, revolutions work differently. When we see that the game is rigged against us, that you own everything there is to own, we cease acknowledging your protocol and set up our own. We don't participate in games that we can't win. We're unable to ignore land ownership, if you cling onto the land, you risk ending up beneath the guillotine. We're perfectly able however, to stop pretending that a Bitcoin is something more than a series of ones and zeros in a digital database. This outcome is already unfolding. Why is Bitcoin losing its dominant position in the ecosystem? Because people realize that the game is rigged against them. Most people are simply not dumb enough to spend 10,000 dollar to buy one bitcoin. Smart people look for other opportunities.
How does a revolution look? Consider what happened a few weeks ago, when Bitcoin ended up clogged and a competing protocol, Bitcoin Cash, suddenly grew enormously in value. This revolution was prematurely aborted, but the underlying issues have not been addressed. Bitcoin is still bumping up against its transaction capacity, wealth is still monopolized in the hands of a shrinking group, a single Bitcoin still has an intimidatingly high value to all but a small group of wealthy people who have no intention to actually use the currency. As a result, hedge-fund managers and trust fund kids are now buying first class tickets to board the Titanic.
Understand the following principle: The unequal distribution of a currency undermines its use value. A currency owned by a small group of wealthy people is subject to dramatic price fluctuations. The stock market suffered a sudden dramatic collapse in 1929, during an era when wealth inequality was at its most extreme. The reason is simple. If the distribution of an asset is extreme in its inequality, it becomes impossible to estimate the fair value of the asset.
This is the problem that Bitcoin inevitably suffers. The wealth inequality of Bitcoin increases over time, as hackers are able to steal Bitcoins, while those who find themselves wealthy all of a sudden tend to exit the scheme. As this unequal distribution grows worse, the instability of Bitcoin grows worse too. Economists have long known that wealth inequality and speculative bubbles go hand in hand. We see high prices right now for Bitcoin, but this is merely because nobody wants to exit at the moment. As soon as people want to leave the scheme, they'll find it's simply not possible at current prices. I expect that Bitcoin could see its price drop by 90% or more, over a period of days. People will find themselves unable to leave the scheme during such a period, because the transaction capacity on the network is limited.
When Bitcoin falls apart, people will see that the underlying technology has more genuine potential than this particular faulty implementation. As a result, another redistribution of wealth will take place. One important thing to understand is that currencies gain value because of broad use. Broad use is accomplished, by broad distribution. In its early days, everyone could mine bitcoins and everyone could use faucets where they were handed out for free. As a result, a core community emerged.
Note that the broad distribution that creates value does not have to contradict the unequal distribution that creates its high price. Value and price are not always well correlated. In regards to Bitcoin however, the more important point is that the currency grew in price by inheriting both characteristics: It's widely distributed, but most of the coins are actually held by a small minority. This small minority thus has a lot of wealth, on paper. They won't be able to actualize their wealth, if they tried to cash out the value of Bitcoin would take a plunge.
You will find that Bitcoin's role as a speculative bubble will be replaced by various competing technologies, but its role as a digital currency will be replaced by currencies that are broadly distributed. As an example of how this will work in the future, consider Clams. Clams are a digital currency with an egalitarian and wide distribution. Anyone who owned a range of currencies ended up owning Clams. This has proved to be free money, for people who paid attention. The project was abandoned by its developer, but it demonstrated the way forward for others. There are now various Bitcoin forks, that hand out their coins to entire swathes of the population, while handing out extra coins to its own developers. Those developers do end up profiting off their invention, simply because the wide distribution creates interest in the coin.
In contrast to what you might think, these various new currencies don't have to die out. In contrast to offline currencies, digital currencies can be extremely easily exchanged for one another. Merchants are able to accept coins they have never heard of for products they sell, simply because the underlying infrastructure is managed for them by third parties. So, what credible reason do people have to put their trust entirely in Bitcoin? The answer is simple: None. The herd has discovered Bitcoin, but the herd will consume it and bring about its demise, as the protocol can't scale.
But what if I'm wrong? What if Bitcoin can scale? Well, the answer to that question is simple: Bitcoin can't scale. A form of Bitcoin that can scale ceases to be Bitcoin. Bitcoin is characterized by 1 MB blocks, which limits transaction capacity to 3 transactions per second, which is a fraction of what credit card companies can handle per second. If Bitcoin increases its block size, a new currency comes into existence, that needs new software and would leave users who fail to update their software at risk of losing their coins. What about off-chain scaling? Off-chain scaling requires settlement on the 1 MB blockchain. As a result, those who plan to develop off-chain scaling methods admit that Bitcoin would need 133 MB blocks, simply to accomplish the goals they have set for it. The system can't function under those conditions.
What happens if Bitcoin does somehow develop off-chain scaling and starts to use 133 Mb blocks? The energy needed to mine Bitcoins increases dramatically. As a result, the number of people who can mine Bitcoin goes down, mining Bitcoin will only be an option for people in places with dramatically low energy prices. In addition, governments would be unlikely to accept having 90% of their national electricity use be devoted to mining Bitcoins. A currency that requires solving pointless computer problems to distribute it is a currency that remains forever a niche phenomenon. There will be no consensus around how to change the protocol, it will endlessly fracture until it renders itself obsolete.
Important to understand is that cryptocurrencies don't allow you to hold onto extreme wealth. Consider Bitcoin. In its early days, there were plenty of smart people who saw its potential. But if you're a billionaire, how would you use a currency worth less than your own net worth, to increase your own wealth? The answer is that you can't. Small projects grow the most, but small projects can't fit your wealth inside of them. The effect this has is that the extremely unequal global distribution of wealth we witness today will be rectified. The habit that extreme wealth has is that it doesn't survive dramatic changes to the status quo.
Until a few years ago, Bitcoin was the domain of basement dwelling NEETs and angry libertarian gun-nuts. But what we can do, anyone can do. If you live in a community that suffers poverty, you can set up your own currency that you use among each other and by virtue of the fact that you use it, it grows in value. What we have done with Bitcoin, has been done by other people too. If you don't think you can win under our rules, you change the rules and play your own game. There are now numerous currencies out there that have given birth to anonymous millionaires, while many more like me have made smaller fortunes.
As I have mentioned before, technology is a self-limiting phenomenon. Technology in its most advanced stages consumes its own niche and as a result leaves us off without the technology. With self-driving cars, the car starts to die out. With lab-grown meat, meat dies out. The Internet, destroyed the concept of possession. Why should I buy a car, if it idles 95% of the time? Why should I visit a hotel, if people can rent out their room to me? Why should I own a book, if the information I seek is accessible under my fingertips? Why should I even own anything? In Sillicon Valley, digital nomads live without any genuine possessions, other than a smartphone, a laptop and the clothing they wear.
What has remained off-limits so far, is the concept of wealth itself. The idea of wealth has survived the digital transition, even as everything else has been rendered obsolete. This is now coming to an end. We live in an era, where the concept of wealth is being deconstructed. One important principle in this observation is the issue of scarcity. Things have value, because demand for them is higher than their supply. In Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, houses are practically for sale for free, because the population has declined by a quarter since the fall of the Soviet Union. How can physical space have a price when there is more of it than anyone needs? It can't. It can only have a price when a small elite is allowed to keep it off limits to the rest of us, without making use of it themselves.
But now, we face the finalization of the deconstruction of wealth. What does it mean to own anything? How can anything have value, if it is not scarce? Are you still wealthy, if your wealth must remain a secret? If you can't flaunt the fact that you're a millionaire, you can't genuinely be thought of as rich. Cryptomillionaires are men who have wealth they can't genuinely use. Under those conditions, the illusion of power begins to die. We see today that money is a joke. You can print money in your parents' basement and people will treat it as genuine money. The next step is the recognition that wealth is a joke. The society we are entering is one where wealth loses its relevance, until it eventually can't be defined. The very concept itself is ceasing to make sense. It is a nightmare we imposed upon ourselves and now we will no longer believe in it.
The history of civilization is the exchange of wealth for fertility. The man accumulates resources, passes those on to his male descendants and the men monopolize young women to disproportionately pass on their own genes to the next generation. This became possible, when the concept of ownership became possible. There exists no inequality, among hunter-gatherers who have no ability to press a claim to resources. In primitive communities where everyone lives near a river dense with fish, some men end up claiming "ownership" over the river and soon enough we witness hereditary castes, monarchs and inherited wealth. In the Kalahari desert, where people depend on animals that run around and Mongongo nuts that can be consumed, there is no property, as there is nothing to claim ownership over. You might claim ownership over a plot of desert, sure, but how will you enforce it? You can't and thus everyone is equal.
The concept of wealth had a nice run. It survived from the Neolithic revolution until the digital revolution, when it was rendered obsolete. It transformed young sturdy women with bows in their hands and hair on their legs into airbrushed trophy wives who sell their bodies to the highest bidders. What we know as a human being today is entirely corrupted by thousands of years of civilization, during which a corrupt aristocracy disproportionately passed on its genes and turned life itself into a cynical pursuit of material wealth. Today we are saying farewell to them.
Have you ever thought about what we are leaving behind us? In a society where social status is inherited, like in India, you eventually end up with hereditary underclasses who are made to carry around leaking baskets with human excrement on their heads. Alexandra Kollontai became a Marxist after her aristocratic parents prohibited her from marrying a man she met at university, an engineering student of modest means. In the society we are giving birth to, everyone is free to pursue his deepest passions and to make use of his full potential, with no noble birthright standing in between him and his vision.
Does this sound absurd to you? Over the top? Ridiculously optimistic? Well consider this: We have already gotten rid of the aristocracy. Western civilization used to be ruled by a hereditary caste that had complete control over society. The mechanization of agriculture in the 19th century and the abolition of the corn laws led to the demise of the aristocracies. The status quo could simply not be maintained. The concept of a republic, a nation not ruled by a king, was once utterly absurd. Books about the future written in the 18th century, like Samuel Madden's "Memoirs of the Twentieth Century", feature tall tales about religious theocracies in Italy and absolute monarchies in France. What none of them anticipated is that the kind of authoritarian systems they were familiar with could not sustain itself under modern conditions. It seemed as absurd to them that people could be ruled by anything other than inbred aristocrats, as it seems to you when I suggest to you that the concept of wealth itself is in the process of being rendered obsolete.
Eventually we will develop a form of society, where money and financial transactions themselves are an outdated nuisance, an inefficiency. Consider this: You're traveling by train and find out that you don't have a public transport card. As a result, the automated gates that stay closed unless you check in with a card won't open for you. You're hesitant to jump over them, because a camera records anyone who tries to sneak in. You walk to a machine that allows you to buy a card, then you charge the card with money and check in at the gates before entering the train.
Upon entering the train, you notice a man walks around who is tasked with ensuring that everyone bought a card. This is his job, his raison d'être. After the train arrives at its destination, you walk out, forget to check out and hurry back home, here you realize that you forgot to check out and money was automatically deducted from your account. You call the train company, wait ten minutes before someone picks up the phone and ask the lady on the other side of the line to send back the money that was excessively deducted from your card because you failed to check out. Does this sound like an efficient society to you?
Consider a simple fact: In most of Western civilization, we house the homeless and provide them medical care because it's cheaper than to have emaciated people wander around in shopping malls who scare off the tourists, steal bicycles and spread tuberculosis. People find themselves wealthier, by sharing some of their wealth with those who are worst off. It's a more efficient manner of running society, that happens to be in everyone's best interest. Economic inequality, is an economic inefficiency. We live in a non-zero sum game. That is, our current situation is unoptimal, the economy as a whole can benefit from having less economic inequality.
Now hear another plain fact: Your society punitively taxes your income, because you're not benefiting society by working a lot. If you work a 9 to 5 job, as most of us do, you get up, leave your house, get stuck in traffic, sit for 8 hours, which ensures chronic health problems down the line, then head back home during rush hour again. The reason you end up with a similar amount of money if you worked 32 hours, is because it happens to be in everyone's benefit. If you worked eight hours less every week, long-term unemployment would be prevented, because more people would be able to participate in the labor market. You would be able to pick up your kids from school, rather than sending them to daycare. Unless you're a genius, nobody benefits from you "working hard". That's why you're not earning more money from it.
So now you have to ask yourself another question: If society doesn't benefit from your "work", then it's time for you to plan ahead for a future in which it renders your work obsolete. What will you do with your life, when the rat race comes to a stop? What will you do, if the neighbor who watches TV for fourteen hours a day ends up driving the same kind of car as you? If you can't spend your time "getting ahead", then what will you do with your life? That's a question that I want you to ponder.
"Life will lose its meaning" You might say. But that's what all weak men believe who can't think outside of the paradigm they were born into. I live in a society where we no longer fight trench wars with neighboring countries or build colonial empires. My life doesn't feel less meaningful as a consequence. I live in a society where I'm not encouraged to go out and fight in defense of some fundamentalist cult. My life does not feel less meaningful. If I won't have to work to sustain myself, I will quite readily find the means to make my life meaningful. If anything, it would become easier for me to have a meaningful life.
There's always something that can be done. We don't get to it, because we're forced to earn a living for ourselves. All geniuses begin their career with an excessive amount of free time. How could Darwin come up with the theory of evolution? Because he was free to visit the Galapagos islands. Why do we have seaweed that tastes like bacon in the supermarket here in the Netherlands? Because a guy had it served on his platter while he was on vacation abroad. Steve Jobs spent his twenties sleeping on people's floors, smoking pot, dropping acid and visiting guru's in India. People are not creative when they have hoops held in front of them. Innovation happens when people are left free to fool around.
Most people are passionate about something. Even white working class men in early 20th century Western Europe who worked in factories had pigeons they trained and bred for races. When people have free time and more resources than they need to sustain themselves, wonderful things are produced. Those who think we need to be kept busy, have insufficient faith in man's ability to find meaning for himself. If people are nurtered well and treated with kindness, they are able to blossom and begin to improve the world they inhabit.
If people turn into television addicted zombies when their chains are removed, it is because they were left injured by society. Dogs used for medical experiments who have their cages opened are hesitant to step out onto the green grass too. I prefer to look at the examples I know, of people who do understand how to deal with this transition. I think back to a woman I knew, who was granted a small fortune because she survived a plane crash unscathed. She travels across Europe in an old Volkswagen van with her boyfriend, I ran into her at a party held by her friends at a squatted countryside manor. She dances in the night and loves without hesitation and her eyes radiate pure joy. It is clear to me that most people are not ready for the transformations that are upon us. They don't want to live at the end of history. They want to head back to what they knew. But at the end of the day, what you are looking at is nothing to be afraid of. It's just green grass.
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