3 Minute Gold News – Bitcoin – Max Keiser – Dec. 8, 2017

3 Minute Gold News

A Quick Read for Busy People

A synopsis of an interview with Max Keiser from The Keiser Report, with Daniela Cambone at Kitco News.

by: Elaine Diane Taylor



Bitcoin is a Messaging App
What’s Happening Now
A Bubble?
Price From Here


Max Keiser

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Kitco News Interview Link





There was a white paper created in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto that says bitcoin is “digital cash”, but this sets things off on a path of confusion.

You have to look back at bitcoin in a different way to understand what it’s all about:

1.) Bitcoin is a messaging app.

2.) Bitcoin is a store of value.

3.) Bitcoin is a means or medium of exchange.

The white paper’s reference to bitcoin being “digital cash” doesn’t come in until the third stage.


People ask why the price of bitcoin is skyrocketing.

Why did Facebook go up parabolically?

Why did the use of email apps go up parabolically?

Because they’re messaging apps.

Economics is messaging.

Currency is messaging.


Institutionally, players in Chicago and New York, the CME (CME Inc. is the world’s biggest futures exchange) and Cboe (CME is vying with rival Cboe Global Markets Inc to launch the first bitcoin-related financial product on a traditional, regulated exchange), and others are now coming to the table.

So you have these guys in the futures business, in futures and hedge funds, that now want to get into bitcoin in a bad way.

Max Keiser developed and patented the “computer-implemented securities trading system with a virtual specialist function” – Patent #5950176,

Max knows about market making, and he knows how specialists work in the financial arena.

Max says he knows that what’s going on right now that these futures guys are building up their inventory. They need an inventory, a basis, that’s relatively low going forward.

They’re going to ramp this up to a much higher price before they launch these futures projects, and then you’re going to see volatility, but from a much higher level.

Then the game gets even more interesting.

That’s why you’re seeing the price skyrocketing this past week and a half.

The CME gave a greenlight to futures.

Bitcoin is a relatively peanut market compared to the bond futures, currency futures and stocks futures. So they have to get a massive inventory on hand so they can play the games they like to play.

So they have to buy bitcoin.


Go back to the three points above. As point one, bitcoin is a messaging app and it’s growing exponentially like you see in the technology arena.

If it was Snap Chat and it was getting many millions of users each quarter people would say that’s normal and wouldn’t question it.

This is a viral, exponentially growing technology.

That’s what bitcoin is.

Bitcoin applies new technology to a store of value and medium of exchange.


Max believes the price of bitcoin is going a lot higher because of the reasons he talked about above. He believes there will be a 10x gain from today’s prices in the medium term.

He believes it’s going to outperform stocks, bonds and gold.

He says it will outperform Warren Buffett.


Daniella asked Max about the risks: market risk, security risk and regulatory risk.

Bitcoin is the most regulated currency and security in the world. It’s regulated by its protocol. There is a beautifully balanced incentive system between buyers, miners and developers, according to the hash 256 algorithm for proof of work in the cryptography.

It’s creation is unique, just as gold as an element is unique, and Max believes it will blow the roof off of every bank in the world.

Max Keiser can be found on Twitter and at his website maxkeiser.com.

(Nothing on elainedianetaylor.com or 3minutegoldnews.com is individual investment advice – we’re all watching which way the wind is blowing.)

My Thoughts…

Finally here’s someone who sees money and markets as a form of communication. And that just as other forms of communication – music, books and film for example – have gone from the analog movement of one-to-many in mass market distribution, we are now seeing money move to a digital many-to-many communication form that came in with the advent of electricity, and the use of the internet.

Here’s what I mean:

Instead of thinking of money as an isolated “thing” that declares the value of a material good or a service, think of it as communicating a value on a scale of more or less.

It’s like a Bestsellers List that changes every instant. Fiat currency, meaning money that has a declared value because a government or power says so, is like the book Bestsellers List we are used to. It comes out once a week in the newspapers and it tells us how valuable a book is at the time. It tells us how much to value it on a more or less scale.

The corporation, in this case The New York Times, has declared the value, and we all use that as the basis for how we as a society value the book for that week, or month or year.

The internet is many-to-many all at once and so the idea of what each person individually values the book at is instantly and constantly changing. And so the way we value the book as a group changes with it.

Think of the value as water moving through a pipe and the “app” bitcoin as the pipe itself. The price is the water flow, so we look at how fast it’s moving and how much pressure there is. Lots of water moving? High price.

Go back to currency that the government decrees and see it’s value going up and down, as the water pressure in the  fiat currency pipe goes up and down. See the different currencies as different pipes all coming out of the same pool of water. The pool of water is the global money, all of it, and the pipes are the different currencies carrying the water through the market system. So more or less water goes into each one: the dollar, the yen, the yuan, pound sterling, gold, bitcoin, and other smaller government currencies and now cryptocurrencies.

Here’s the thing: pipes corrode. Communication channels can be blocked, manipulated or smashed to bits. The psychology of how a group wants or doesn’t want the water is a whole other story and very powerful.

The government fiat currency pipes are taking our lovely clean water that we worked for and diluting it, until the masses are waking up and noticing that it’s barely drinkable. They’re dying of thirst and looking for a new source of clean water.

So they’re looking for a new pipe. A new way to communicate value. They want out of here because they’re thirsty. Those who own a lot of water, and some with a little, can see something’s going to give and the whole pipe system, a complex system, is going to burst somewhere and their drinking water, dirty as it is now, is going to spill out onto the ground and be lost.

The masses have less and less trust in the current system. The Bestsellers List for money is too slow and the numbers are no longer trusted.

In comes new technology. In comes a new way of moving the water. A new way of talking about moving water. And the pipe is monitored second by second by everyone: many-to-many, just like the internet.

So money is just swinging back and forth between centralized to decentralized. Just like empires swing and everything in the universe swings. It’s natural and normal. It’s just a really big wheel spinning. A really big pendulum swinging.

Those with power won’t like the change, it’s disruptive, and eventually they’ll do what they can to stop it. The IMF (International Monetary Fund – kind of a bank for the world) is setting up to move all money to digital.

Bitcoin works for them for now, because it gets the masses used to a digital currency. Perhaps when they’re ready there will be a crisis and the IMF will launch the SDR digital payment system they’ve been talking about, and governments will all agree to use it. Then maybe we’ll all be given 3 months to trade our bitcoin and other currencies for SDRs. Voila. Digital taxation and monitoring.

But that game is going on behind the scenes and today is the bitcoin game.

I’m still for 10% in physical gold as a shield. I have some silver for the same reason.

But I also have a speculating budget and I bought bitcoin at the first bitcoin machine in the world in Vancouver back in 2013.





Gold is at $1,246.60 U.S. per ounce.

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Elaine Diane Taylor~

December 8, 2017







Bitcoin Barbarbians

The Bitcoin barbarians at the gate
Opened wide – the peasants can’t wait
For they were robbed while the bankers played
So the penny’s gonna drop in this coin race

Ruled and run by a dollar and a gun
The world is spun by some media fun
And a Ponzi game in Caesar’s name is virtually done
There’s a new race

Circus shows for the taxed and owned
Bread in Rome while they reap what’s sown
And a Ponzi game in Caesar’s name is virtually done
There’s a new race

Gold and silver safe and sound
While empires crashing all around
The Bitcoin barbarians at the gate


A Terrible Breeze    (North Korea and Nuclear War)

The news comes down
A little bluebird sings
Words of war
Of fire and furious things
Of testing might
‘Til no patience knows
If keeping still
Still keeps you safe at home

It’s a terrible breeze
They speak of today
Of threats that used to live a world away
We all know wind
Can blow both ways
And a terrible breeze can blow it all away

A worldwide net
Sees our village grow
Until we all forget
What each one used to know
How a blind bird’s wings
Can reach the shore
And turn that wheel of peace and war

Village fools sinking down, down, down
Debt and gold wound in numbered shrouds
Deal of a life it’s bread and clowns
Can we afford another go around?
The news comes down.

It’s a terrible breeze. The news comes down.

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor
©2017 Elaine Art & Media SOCAN/ASCAP


Single available on iTunes



Not Much of a Holiday (Greek Debt and Media Persuasion)

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

© 2015 Intelligentsia Media, Inc. All rights reserved.


Single available on iTunes

The Greek bank holiday and long lines to get a few euros for the day. Debt deals behind closed doors. The media telling us what opinions to have. China building islands in the South China Sea and claiming all the international waves. More dealing to come. More standing in line for those who owe. Who owes? There’s a long line of nations in debt and this is far from done.


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Preparing for the Fall live boutique album available on iTunes — featuring Wag the Dog, Black Swan Dive,  American Pie and Gods of the Copybook Headings.


Coins and Crowns

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

© Intelligentsia Media Inc. All rights reserved.


from the album Coins and Crowns available on iTunes

Single featured in Episode 1 of Mike Maloney’s documentary series Hidden Secrets of Money.


The Gods of the Copybook Headings

words by Rudyard Kipling and music by Elaine Diane Taylor

©2014 Intelligentsia Media Inc.


from the album Preparing for the Fall available on iTunes


The copybooks of the early 1900s gave us all the wisdom we need. The sayings that were copied are the truths, the gods, of our world. All the empires who followed the gods of the marketplace instead have fallen, and there’s terror and slaughter when the gods of the copybook headings return. The lyrics are by Rudyard Kipling. One of my gurus.

Another Week on Wall Street

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

© 2013 Intelligentsia Media Inc. All rights reserved.


from the album Coins and Crowns available on iTunes

See the bankers wave their Wall Street wands and conjure piles of paper green. Naked short selling is like betting that your neighbour’s house will burn down. But in this scenario it happens to burn down. If the bankers win then we lose the whole world as we know it. I wrote this in 2009, with a lyric “A little grease (Greece) is floating out to sea, and little pigs (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) are bobbing up and down, they’ll send a storm and we’ll see, when the tide goes out who’s naked on the beach“, and it’s coming on now. The world is changing as we know it.


Nothing on this site is intended as individual investment advice. We’re all watching which way the wind is blowing.

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