Big banks (aka the Banking Cartel) has been able to push us around for too long. With their close ties to the mafia, I mean the government, and their access to monopolized fiat money rails (SWIFT, etc)…we have had nearly no choice to build, store and transact our wealth in terms of money. Sure, we could use cash, but that’s really inconvenient and not congruent with our 21st century, digital world. Let’s face it, we’ve been pushed in to a corner for decades.

Since interest rates are so low, it means that banks may be better off (yield-wise) borrowing from the Central Banks rather than from their typical banking clients. This creates an inverse incentive for customer service and we, the historic loaners, are now seen as a compliance risk with additional complication. This means that banks become less and less willing to make small loans or accept “high risk” (ie low profit) clients as they once would.

My guest, Hayden Miyamoto, knows this all too well. His company has the motto “arming the world with global decentralized credit and investments”.

He currently lives in Mexico and tells us how the local people actually save, lend and borrow money. They live entirely outside of the legacy banking system which comes with its own set of risks and expenses. Often it requires insane % of capital to borrow for a loan and the interest rates can be >100%/year.

The problem, as Hayden describes, is liquidity. Now that blockchain tech has become more accepted and better understood, the benefits have started to shine. With the ability to accept peer-2-peer, micro loans from clients around the world, Hayden and his team can offer the Mexican people APR rates far below the current market rate.

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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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  • So I have this warning when I log into my Poloniex account that is specific to New Hampshire residents. So much for being the Free State. Any other free staters know what this is all about? I’m going through the process now of moving my ETH.  

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