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 51)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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 2009, he founded The Dollar Vigilante, an anarcho-capitalist blog focusing on gold, silver, mining stocks, Bitcoin and offshore banking.[5]

Berwick was host of Anarchast, an interview-style anarcho-capitalist podcast founded in 2012.[6]

In 2013, Berwick announced his plans to co-found the world's first bitcoin ATM in Cyprus.[7][8][9] Business Insider called the plans "bogus" and "almost certainly nonsense."[7] which was debunked when several ATMs started appearing across the world.[10]

In 2013, Berwick promoted 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]

In 2015, Berwick started Anarchapulco, an annual anarcho-capitalist conference held in Acapulco, Mexico.[13]

Personal life[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. ^ "Financial Crisis Gives Rise To New Class of Market Participant". Pr News Wire. July 15, 2009. Archived from the original on June 30, 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Anarchast YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  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.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. ^ Guthrie, Amy (2019-03-01). "Anarchy, Bitcoin, and Murder in Acapulco". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  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.