Jeff Berwick

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Jeff Berwick
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Berwick in 2012
Born Jeffrey David Berwick
(1970-11-24) November 24, 1970 (age 45)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Residence Acapulco, Mexico
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Entrepreneur, Activist

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

Berwick founded Stockhouse, a penny stock promotion and marketing site, which he later sold[1] He later was an investor in bitcoin, appearing publicly on Fox News and other mainstream press outlets to discuss the digital currency.[2][3] He also appeared on Bloomberg to discuss Bitcoin.[4]

Career[edit]

The Dollar Vigilante[edit]

In 2009, he founded The Dollar Vigilante, an anarcho-capitalist newsletter focusing on gold, silver, mining stocks, Bitcoin and offshore banking.[5]

Bitcoin ATM[edit]

In 2013, Berwick announced his plans to co-found the world's first bitcoin automated teller machine (ATM) in Cyprus.[6][7][8] Business Insider called the plans "bogus" and "almost certainly nonsense."[9] Berwick responded that the plans were legitimate.[10]

The Bitcoin ATM company confirmed Berwick was a part of its plans. Berwick and the Bitcoin ATM company went different ways, citing a difference in opinion on the future of the company at an unveiling of a Bitcoin ATM in San Diego.[11]

Galt's Gulch[edit]

In 2013, Berwick was a promoter of Galt's Gulch Chile project,[12] a libertarian enclave in the Curacaví region of Chile that did not come to fruition as envisioned.[13] He was also part of an attempt to start a free-trade zone in Honduras.[2]

Anarchast[edit]

Berwick is host of Anarchast, an interview-style anarcho-capitalist podcast founded in 2012.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Sailing Accident[edit]

In July 2005, Berwick's catamaran, caught in a 50 knot squall, was driven into the rocks and sank. Berwick and his partner survived by holding onto a broken surfboard.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stockhouse About Us". Stockhouse. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Stockhouse About Us". Stockhouse. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Bitcoin Crash Coming". Fox News. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Jeff Berwick Appears on Bloomberg". Fox News. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Financial Crisis Gives Rise To New Class of Market Participant". Pr News Wire. July 15,2009.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "This Story About A Bitcoin ATM Coming To Cyprus Is Almost Certainly Nonsense". Business Insider. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  7. ^ "The World's First Bitcoin ATM May End Up in Cash-Strapped Cyprus". Motherboard. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  8. ^ Farrell, Maureen. "Bitcoin ATMs coming soon". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  9. ^ "This Story About A Bitcoin ATM Coming To Cyprus Is Almost Certainly Nonsense". Business Insider. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  10. ^ "Bitcoin ATM Founder: We Already Have Orders From 30+ Countries". Business Insider. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  11. ^ "World's First Bitcoin ATM Unveiled In San Diego". ABC 10 News. March–April 2014. 
  12. ^ Steven Bodzin (March–April 2014). "Libertarians Plan to Sit Out the Coming Collapse of America…in Chile". MotherJones. 
  13. ^ "Atlas Mugged: How a Libertarian Paradise in Chile Fell Apart | VICE | United States". VICE. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  14. ^ "Anarchast YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  15. ^ "Catamaran That Sank In El Salvador May Not Have Been Lost At Sea". Latitude 38. July 2005. 

External links[edit]

  • Anarchast - Berwick's video podcast with discussions on anarchist-related issues.