Jeff Berwick

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Jeff Berwick
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Self-portrait photograph, 2012
Jeffrey David Berwick

(1970-11-24) November 24, 1970 (age 48)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
ResidenceAcapulco, Mexico
NationalityCanada, Dominican Republic
OccupationEntrepreneur, Activist
Spouse(s)Kena Moreno

Jeffrey David Berwick (November 24, 1970) is a Canadian-Dominican 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.[1][2] He also appeared on Bloomberg to discuss Bitcoin.[3]

In 2016, Berwick acquired Dominican Republic citizenship.[4]



In 2015, Berwick started Anarchapulco, an annual anarcho-capitalist conference held in Acapulco, Mexico.[5]

The Dollar Vigilante[edit]

In 2009, he founded The Dollar Vigilante, an anarcho-capitalist blog focusing on gold, silver, mining stocks, Bitcoin and offshore banking.[6]

Shemitah Trends[edit]

Berwick is the author of the book Shemitah Trends:The Plot to Enslave Humanity and How to Find Freedom which claims that the 'financial elite' use biblical timelines that coincide with major financial market calamities in order to enslave humanity.

Bitcoin ATM[edit]

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

Galt's Gulch[edit]

In 2013, Berwick was a promoter of Galt's Gulch Chile project,[11] a libertarian enclave in the Curacaví region of Chile that did not come to fruition as envisioned.[12] He was also part of an attempt to start a free-trade zone in Honduras.[1]


Berwick is host of Anarchast, an interview-style anarcho-capitalist podcast founded in 2012.[13]

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.[14]


  1. ^ a b c "Stockhouse About Us". Stockhouse. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  2. ^ "Bitcoin Crash Coming". Fox News. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  3. ^ "Jeff Berwick Appears on Bloomberg". Fox News. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
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  5. ^ Guthrie, Amy (2019-03-01). "Anarchy, Bitcoin, and Murder in Acapulco". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  6. ^ "Financial Crisis Gives Rise To New Class of Market Participant". Pr News Wire. July 15, 2009. Archived from the original on June 30, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ a b "This Story About A Bitcoin ATM Coming To Cyprus Is Almost Certainly Nonsense". Business Insider. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  8. ^ "The World's First Bitcoin ATM May End Up in Cash-Strapped Cyprus". Motherboard. Archived from the original on 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2015-10-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Farrell, Maureen. "Bitcoin ATMs coming soon". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  10. ^ "Bitcoin ATM Founder: We Already Have Orders From 30+ Countries". Business Insider. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  11. ^ Steven Bodzin (March–April 2014). "Libertarians Plan to Sit Out the Coming Collapse of America…in Chile". MotherJones.
  12. ^ "Atlas Mugged: How a Libertarian Paradise in Chile Fell Apart | VICE | United States". VICE. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  13. ^ "Anarchast YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  14. ^ "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.