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FATF ruins Thanksgiving

Crypto swoons on rumors about this tweet from Coinbase CEO Brain Armstrong:

The Financial Action Task Force may be imposing Travel Rule regulations sooner than later. This could mean a lot of things but the short version is in addition to KYC you may need to show proof of funds on HOW you acquired any crypto you already own. That will be a mess, but it’s not so different than traditional finance regulations. The catch is, imho, it’s easier to hoodwink fiat institutions than to fool anyone about how you acquired your coins on a publicly auditable global ledger. But that’s only an issue for those with something to hide.

For the technical folks, I imagine you may be required to register a KYC linked pubkey with your exchange. Then you will only be able to withdraw to addresses generated from the pubkey. You’ll be legally compliant but the tradeoff is you are fully visible to the exchange and likely the IRS.

Again, this isn’t so different from banks.

Worst case is laid out by Ian Grigg here:

The above scenario is much more draconian. The Travel Rule potentially forks Crypto and taints any coins that are not cleared by exchanges. Owning your own keys becomes criminal. This probably won’t happen but no one knows.

Many BSV wallets already include the ability to sign transactions and/or prove identities. Example:


This embedded KYC feature is simple but surprisingly novel in today’s crypto world because most Coin value propositions include avoiding banks, taxes and government oversight. Reality is often disappointing and I think a lot of crypto is about to be very disappointed.

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What Does Unbounded Bitcoin Mean?

Humans evolved to develop language to describe our experiences and Science to describe all matters of the Universe.

However, there are a few concepts that still boggle the mind, e.g., exponential growth and unbounded scale. Our brains have difficulty processing the concepts exponential growth and unbounded scale.

This video example of Exponential Growth by Chris Martenson is worth watching as a warm up to the rest of this discussion:

If you can grasp the concept of exponential growth then you’re primed for a discussion on unbounded scale.

What does unbounded scale look like? Every grain of sand on Earth is a limited number. Every atom in the universe is a limited number. We don’t know how to conceive of the Infinite.

Now, I’ll say something that will be surprising. BSV is designed to operate at Unbounded scale. In a BSV powered world every flick of a light switch or liter of gas pumped, any transfer of value no matter how small, would be recorded on the BSV blockchain.

Bitcoin was designed to be unbounded with NO limits. Bitcoin was designed to grow exponentially with unbounded blocks.

Simply put, Bitcoin was designed to serve the entire world.

BSV is the protocol for the new Internet. We don’t measure the number of TCP packets processed worldwide. In 10 years we won’t measure BSV transactions either. At unbounded scale throughput will be a non issue.

This is the goal, and it’s a big one. There is a lot of work to be done.

But let’s assume for a moment we are living in this future and BSV is our single global digital ledger for the transfer of information and value.

What does that world look like?

  • BSV is processing billions of near zero fee transactions every 10 minutes.
  • You own your data. All of it.
  • Producers of valuable information are rewarded without middlemen. Incentives shift worldwide.
  • Fraud is no longer profitable. A global ledger leaves a trail of every criminal activity.
  • Due to volume your transactions are practically untraceable, but still visible.
  • The Fed is dead. Honest money means honest governments.
  • FUD and dishonesty are no longer profitable. Trust is restored.

In my humble opinion, humanity would evolve under these conditions. A global system to reward honest pay for an honest day’s work means humanity will be off to the races towards a new and brighter future.

Today, Money equals Power and we know absolute power corrupts absolutely. Example: our current financial system. This system has led to booms and busts. To an imbalance in work vs reward. To a system prone to increasing levels of fragility vs one that is strengthened with every transaction.

We must separate Power and Money.

We must destroy the modern day financial Ring of Gyges. Plato’s fable tells of a magic ring that makes the wearer invisible:

Suppose now that there were two such magic rings, and the just put on one of them and the unjust the other; no man can be imagined to be of such an iron nature that he would stand fast in justice. No man would keep his hands off what was not his own when he could safely take what he liked out of the market, or go into houses and lie with any one at his pleasure, or kill or release from prison whom he would, and in all respects be like a god among men.

Bitcoin acting as honest money resolves this dilemma.  No man can be invisible in his dealings with another on a global digital ledger. Privacy? Yes, but not invisible.

When Money equals Work then we rebalance the global system for the improvement of the human race. Let that sink in for a moment to get the impact of that statement.

Corruption is the lid on our global society. The check on corruption is honest money.

How do we get to honest money? Bitcoin at unbounded scale.

So why is there so much focus on BTC which doesn’t scale vs BSV which does scale?

To paraphrase Ron Paul when he was speaking about Gold:

“Because Bitcoin (gold) is honest money it is disliked by dishonest men”

Unbounded, Honest money is the invention of the century.



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Like the PreCogs in Minority Report, I am reporting a murder.

The murder will take place sometime in 2021 and the victim will be Tether. The murderer will be the US Government. The motive, this weekly chart of ~15B of Tether created out of thin air with no USD backing:

The resolution of Tether’s money printing is going to be a shock to the system.

I have a Fear and Greed indicator that has been very useful in bubble assets. This indicator has called tops and bottoms in BTC, ETH, XMR and TSLA.

Here is BTC, Greed indicator sitting around 28k:


This indicator produced this signal in January when BSV was under $90:

Another variation, sell 25% whenever a colored line is crossed. Buy under the white line with yellow candles. Current signal, sell 25% of BTC:

Also, this:

BSV has been on the FEAR side of the Fear and Greed equation for the second half of 2020. After hitting a 110:1 ratio it’s come back to 90:1 at current prices of BTC: 19300 and BSV 210. If this ratio comes back to the 200DMA around 60:1 and BTC does push for 28k that would put BSV around it’s ATH of $460.

Here is the Fear and Greed chart for BSVUSD:

Trade it well.

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Divided States of America

The USA is in day 2 of an election that may end up being decided by the Supreme Court.

In my opinion, the election is a good news / bad news scenario.

Whoever loses, that’s the good news.
The bad news is the other guy won.

I was struck by the mundane items that were on the California mail in ballot. In total the ballot addressed spending a few billion on very forgettable propositions while the Federal Reserve is printing Trillions.

It’s all an illusion of Democracy while the Federal Reserve and Military Industrial Complex pillage the wealth of the Nation.

Bitcoin can be used to enable every person on earth to vote on any topic in real time with 100% integrity. Think about what that would make available.

This is just one use case of an unbounded Bitcoin. The future is coming.

(the video below is over 40 years old and just as relevant today was it was in the 70’s)



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There is a BTC wallet that just moved ~$1 Billion USD. Here’s the address and the search results for BTC, BCH and BSV from blockchair.com:


Due to the age of this address the owner has coins on BTC, BCH and BSV.

These transactions are only a few hours old but so far the BTC and BCH have moved while the BSV is still held in place.

What does that tell you?

EDIT: the BSV has moved. https://whatsonchain.com/address/1HQ3Go3ggs8pFnXuHVHRytPCq5fGG8Hbhx

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