Jeff Berwick

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Jeff Berwick
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Self-portrait photograph, 2012
Born
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 bitcoins.[3]

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

Career[edit]

Anarchapulco[edit]

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

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.[5]

Shemitah Trends[edit]

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

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."[6] Berwick responded that the plans were legitimate.[9]

Galt's Gulch[edit]

In 2013, Berwick was a promoter of Galt's Gulch Chile project,[10] a libertarian enclave in the Curacaví region of Chile that did not come to fruition as envisioned.[11] He was also part of an attempt to start a free-trade zone in Honduras.[1]

Anarchast[edit]

Berwick is host of Anarchast, an interview-style anarcho-capitalist podcast founded in 2012.[12]

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.[13]

References[edit]

  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.
  4. ^ https://dollarvigilante.com/blog/2016/08/25/left-canada-became-citizen-dominican-republic.html
  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.
  6. ^ a b "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. Archived from the original on 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  8. ^ Farrell, Maureen. "Bitcoin ATMs coming soon". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  9. ^ "Bitcoin ATM Founder: We Already Have Orders From 30+ Countries". Business Insider. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  10. ^ Steven Bodzin (March–April 2014). "Libertarians Plan to Sit Out the Coming Collapse of America…in Chile". MotherJones.
  11. ^ "Atlas Mugged: How a Libertarian Paradise in Chile Fell Apart | VICE | United States". VICE. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  12. ^ "Anarchast YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  13. ^ "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.