Jeff Berwick

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Jeff Berwick
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Jeff Berwick in 2012
Born Jeffrey David Berwick
(1970-11-24) November 24, 1970 (age 43)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Residence Acapulco, Mexico
Nationality Canadian
Religion None (agnostic)

Jeffrey "Jeff" Berwick (born November 24, 1970) is a Canadian entrepreneur, writer, and libertarian and anarcho-capitalist activist.

Berwick founded StockHouse Media Corporation in 1994, raising over $40 million USD in financing and growing the company to a peak of more than 200 employees in 8 countries worldwide by 2000. StockHouse continues to be the most active financial website in Canada, ranking No. 1 in February 2007, by comScore Media Metrix Ad Focus report – beating out Globe Finance, Yahoo! Canada Finance and Sympatico/MSN Finance – in the areas of pages per visitor and average minutes per visitor in the business/finance news and research category.[1]

Berwick was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1999.[citation needed] In 1999 and 2000, Berwick was recognized by Business in Vancouver's "Top 40 under 40" ranking.[2][not in citation given]

Berwick has been a regular contributor to editorials on the StockHouse websites from 1995 to present and contributes to numerous popular libertarian and finance sites including and writes a libertarian, Austrian economics-focused financial newsletter called The Dollar Vigilante.[3] He is the host of Anarchast,[4] an anarcho-capitalist video and audio podcast show. He is also a regular speaker at international investing, finance and liberty conferences including Libertopia,[5][not in citation given] FreedomFest,[6][not in citation given] New York Hard Assets Show,[7][not in citation given] PDAC[8] and the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.[9] He also is the founder of global citizenship and passport services company, TDV Passports and founder of a libertarian expat community near Santiago, Chile called Galt's Gulch Chile.

In 2013 he announced his plans to co-found the world's first Bitcoin ATM machine.[10] He is also a regular in the mainstream media as an expert and leading entrepreneur on Bitcoin including appearances on CNBC [11] and Fox Business.[12] He subsequently officially withdrew from the Bitcoin ATM project under some dispute with his partners but stated he will be entering into future bitcoin ventures.[13]

He is the owner of AcaCondos an Acapulco based real estate company as well as the owner of Las Torres Gemelas Private Suites, a boutique hotel in Acapulco.[14]

In June, 2005, Berwick was in the process of circumnavigating the world in his 35' sailing catamaran when he was caught in a storm and the ship was sunk, leaving Berwick on his surfboard, later to be rescued with minor injuries by other sailors near Jiquilisco Bay, El Salvador.[15]


^ "Business Edge News Magazine – Stockgroup Investors Savouring Acquisition". ^ "Business in Vancouver – Top 40 under 40 – Past Winners". ^ "PR Newswire – Financial Crisis Gives Rise to New Class of Market Participant: The Dollar Vigilante". ^ "Anarchast". ^ "Libertopia". ^ "Freedomfest". ^ "New York Hard Assets Conference". ^ "Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada". ^ "Vancouver Resource Investment Conference". ^ ^ "YouTube: Jeff Berwick on CNBC the Santelli Exchange". ^ "YouTube: Jeff Berwick on Fox Business' Varney & Co". ^ "The Dollar Vigilante: My Official Withdrawal From The Bitcoin ATM Project". ^ " – About Us". ^ "Latitude 38 – Catamaran in El Salvador May Not Have Been Lost at Sea".