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Robert Breedlove

CEO and CIO of Parallax Digital, Advisor to Swan Bitcoin

Robert is a frequent guest on financial and Bitcoin media such as Real Vision, The Rich Dad Channel, The Keiser Report, The Investor’s Podcast Network, What Bitcoin Did, and Tales from the Crypt.

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Writings on Bitcoin

An Open Letter to Ray Dalio re: Bitcoin

Ray, you deserve an “F” for your assessment of Bitcoin’s significance and future prospects. Although there are very few of us, everyone who has the requisite depth of understanding in the fields of computer science, monetary history, game theory, economics, and mathematics, and has spent the time intensely studying Bitcoin (it takes a lot), agrees with this harsh evaluation of your short-sighted assessment of this momentous monetary innovation. As one of your biggest fans, I truly believe that if you take another look (a long, hard, thoughtful look), you will see the light.
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Masters and Slaves of Money

Money is a tool for trading human time. Central banks, the modern-era masters of money, wield this tool as a weapon to steal time and inflict wealth inequality. History shows us that the corruption of monetary systems leads to moral decay, social collapse, and slavery. As the temptation to manipulate money has always proven to be too strong for mankind to resist, the only antidote for this poison is an incorruptible money — Bitcoin.
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Money, Bitcoin and Time: Part 1 of 3

In a monetary network, more possible connections mean more salability and a broader scope of trade. Participants in a monetary network are connected by their use of a common form of money to express and store value. Network effects, defined as the incremental benefit attained by adding a new member to a network for all existing members in that same network, encourage people to adopt a single form of money.
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Money, Bitcoin and Time: Part 2 of 3

As the global economy becomes increasingly digitized and interconnected, new technological realities are taking shape which will cause the market to naturally select for the most effective species of money native to this new digital terrain. Bitcoin is the first truly digital solution to the problem of money. It is the world’s first digital cash (in the original sense of the word cash discussed earlier) meaning that it is under the full control of its owner and can be used for final settlement in the same way as gold is today.
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Money, Time and Bitcoin: Part 3 of 3

Scarcity is the starting point of all economics. It is commonly believed that natural resources are inherently scarce, which is true in a sense, as there is only so much gold within the Earth, for instance. However, this finite quantity of gold in the Earth is still too large for humans to even measure and in no way constitutes an actual limit to the amount we can conceivably mine.
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The Number Zero and Bitcoin

Satoshi gave the world Bitcoin, a true “something for nothing.” His discovery of absolute scarcity for money is an unstoppable idea that is changing the world tremendously, just like its digital ancestor: the number zero.
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The Tyranny of Time Scarcity

The tyranny of time scarcity is ubiquitous in life; here we will explore how mankind cooperates to resist this immortal tyrant using one of our most ancient social technologies, money, and why Bitcoin is bound to achieve global monetary dominance.
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The innovation of Bitcoin is truly momentous because it is pure information . Information is infinitely divisible - it can be subdivided and recombined at zero cost. It’s infinitely durable because information doesn’t decompose. It’s infinitely portable because, as we know, we can move information at the speed of light. It’s infinitely recognizable because information is the most objectively discernible substance in the universe, like the written word, for instance. But the genius behind Bitcoin is that Satoshi combined information, thermodynamics and game theory to construct a money that has absolute scarcity.
Robert Breedlove

Biography

Robert Breedlove is founder, CEO, and CIO of Parallax Digital, a global Bitcoin-focused hedge fund and consultancy. He considers himself a freedom maximalist and believes he’s found his life’s work in the Bitcoin space as a contributor to the separation of money and state. Through his writing and presenting, he aims to elucidate the importance of free markets and self-sovereignty across all domains of life.

Robert is available as a guest to cover a broad spectrum of topics, including:

  • Nature, history, and economics of money
  • Origin of Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptoassets
  • Game theory, physics, and philosophy of Bitcoin’s potential impact on the world
  • Exploration of centrally planned versus free markets
  • Sovereignty and decentralization in the 21st century

Stylistically, Robert seeks to explain complex topics in an easily understood, engaging, and inspiring way.

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Quotes

I think what we’re seeing is just the market trying to digest this once-in-a-500-year type invention... That’s why I equated it to the number zero. It’s hard to even understand or imagine the implications of an innovation this big. We’ve never had an absolutely scarce money that is almost completely resistant to theft and confiscation. It’s a network that can’t be shut down by regulation. So it’s like it’s imposing these capitalist monetary principles on the world.
Money is an insurance policy on the future.
The innovation of Bitcoin is truly momentous because it is pure information . Information is infinitely divisible - it can be subdivided and recombined at zero cost. It’s infinitely durable because information doesn’t decompose. It’s infinitely portable because, as we know, we can move information at the speed of light. It’s infinitely recognizable because information is the most objectively discernible substance in the universe, like the written word, for instance. But the genius behind Bitcoin is that Satoshi combined information, thermodynamics and game theory to construct a money that has absolute scarcity.
...when the last Bitcoin is mined in the mid-22nd century, its money supply increases will reach absolute zero. And this is - this was not possible with any physical money because everything physical in the world is just a function of our time necessary to produce it. So if we could flip a switch today and make everyone on Earth’s sole occupation gold mining, the supply of gold would soon soar. This is simply not possible with Bitcoin. So Bitcoin becomes a more perfect reflection of time, and time scarcity is essentially what we’re competing against. That’s what we do in the world economy - we trade to increase our collective time savings and energy efficiency to overcome the impositions of time scarcity.
I kind of look at the world economy as, sort of, the interconnection of global consciousness. So it’s all of our minds connected and coordinated by price signals.
I think what we’re seeing is the unraveling of what I like to call ’monetary socialism’, which is more popularly called central banking... Markets are intended to generate truth in the form of prices and innovations, and when you corrupt that price discovery and technology discovery mechanism, you get these haywire consequences, like what we’re seeing in the world today with negative rates and negative oil prices.
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