Liberty Entrepreneurs – Digital Entrepreneurship During The 90’s Tech Bubble With Jeff Berwick

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My guest today is Jeff Berwick, Founder of www.StockHouse.com, Founder of The Dollar Vigilante, Host of Anarchast Podcast and creator of the largest Anarchist conference Anarchapulco.

What you are going to LEARN in this episode:

What is was like to be a Digital Entrepreneur during the 90’s tech bubble
Why Jeff started The Dollar Vigilante and what it’s purpose is
Why working “crappy” jobs is better than going to high school
How Bitcoin and blockchains are changing the way that digital communities are being created
Why Anarchists should become entrepreneurs
A lot of us are just now learning about and trying to become digital entrepreneurs, but my guest Jeff Berwick has been one for over 20 years. Back in the 90’s, while working at a bank, he created the website www.StockHouse.com which had ~20,000 subscribers. The site was basically the MarketWatch.com of Canada. After growing to 250 employees in 12 countries, Jeff experienced the Tech Bubble crash and found himself with only 12 employees all in Canada.

After reading The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin, Jeff decided to sell StockHouse.com and travel the world to find economic truths. He had figured out that the government’s money (aka fiat money) was a fraud and a ponzi scheme and dedicated his life to helping others see this truth.

In 2011, Jeff was introduced to Bitcoin and it changed his life. Not only was Bitcoin a global currency, it was also not controlled by a nation state and was limited in supply. Jeff quickly realized that this mean the Freedom of Money could once again be had by the general populous. He created a successful economic and investing newsletter called The Dollar Vigilante to help others understand the fraud of paper currency.

Since then, Jeff has created the Anarchast podcast as well as the “world’s largest Anarchist Conference” in Anarchapulco (where I will be speaking in Feb 2017).

Networking with like-minded people is so important and I highly recommend you check out the Anarchapulco conference. Sign up through my affiliate link and receive 10% off the listed price.

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I hope you enjoy hearing Jeff chat about the early days of the Internet as well as Bitcoin.

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Meet the hosts

Ashe Whitener is the founder and host of the Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast which aims to provide an alternative perspective to achieving individual freedom through the creative, entrepreneurial process rather than through the tried and failed process of politics. Ashe has two BS degrees in Engineering and is also an original member of Peter Schiff’s Euro Pacific Bank where he is currently the Head of Business Development. Much of Ashe’s experience has come during his time living in Panama and he continues to consult global teams on various projects including tech startups and offshore asset protection.

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  • “A private team is preparing to make contact with a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft after reaching its $125,000 crowdfunding goal on Wednesday (May 14).”

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