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Over the last seven months, we have witnessed a cryptocurrency collapse that is so epic that it is truly difficult to put it into words.  Last November, the total market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies crossed the three trillion dollar mark.  This week, the total market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies actually dipped below one trillion dollars.  In other words, approximately two-thirds of the value of all cryptocurrencies has already been wiped out.  Some are calling this a “crash”, but the truth is that this is the sort of full-blown “collapse” that so many have been warning about for such a long time.  A lot of crypto investors are now deeply in the red, and the outlook for the months ahead is very bleak.

Back on November 8th, Bitcoin was selling for more than $67,000.  If you sold your Bitcoin at that moment, I salute you.

On Tuesday, the price of Bitcoin actually dropped below $21,000 for a short period of time…

Bitcoin briefly fell below $21,000 on Tuesday in Asia before bouncing back slightly, continuing its plunge as investors sold off risk assets.

The world’s largest cryptocurrency was down around 7% and trading at $22,531.22 at around 05:13 a.m. ET, according to Coindesk data. Bitcoin is trading at its lowest level since late 2020. Other digital coins including ether tumbled were also sharply lower.

As I write this article, the price of Bitcoin is hovering around $22,240.

At this point, Bitcoin has plunged more than two-thirds from the all-time high that was set last November.

Will it eventually bounce back?

The optimists certainly hope so, but the race for the exits only seems to be accelerating.  In fact, cryptocurrencies have lost 200 billion dollars in value just since Saturday

The market capitalization for cryptocurrencies slipped below $1 trillion on Monday for the first time since February 2021, data from CoinMarketCap showed. Around $200 billion has been wiped off the market since Saturday.

Overall, the total value of all cryptocurrencies has declined by more than 2.1 trillion dollars since November 8th.

Needless to say, some of the most prominent “crypto billionaires” in the world have been absolutely monkey-hammered.

For example, Changpeng Zhao was worth 95.8 billion dollars on paper on November 9th.

Today, his fortune is valued at just 10.2 billion dollars

Changpeng Zhao, 44, the founder of Binance, has now seen his personal fortune – once the world’s 11th largest, fall 89 percent to $10.2 billion, and Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-year-old CEO of crypto trading platform FTX, has seen his fortune decline 66 percent since it peaked at $26 billion, according to Bloomberg.

How would you feel if you lost 85.6 billion dollars?

Calories = Survival. Buy 364,720 Calories of delicious food today. Heck, buy two.

But don’t feel too sorry for him.  He can still walk away with 10 billion dollars if he sells everything now.

Coinbase founders Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam have also seen their fortunes shrivel up at a very frightening pace

And Coinbase Global founders Brian Armstrong, 39, and Fred Ehrsam, 34 – who were once worth a combined $18.1 billion have seen their fortunes shrink to just $2.1 billion each, as shares of their company – the largest U.S. crypto exchange – fell 79 percent.

On Tuesday, Coinbase announced that they will be laying off 18 percent of their workers.

If they truly believed that cryptos would soon bounce back, they would not be making such a move.

In a blog post detailing why the company has to lay off so many people, Armstrong explained that he believes that we are “entering a recession”

After extending a hiring pause and rescinding some accepted job offers, Coinbase says it will lay off approximately 1,100 employees, or 18% of its global workforce, as the company braces for a potential recession and “crypto winter.”

“We appear to be entering a recession after a 10+ year economic boom,” Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. “A recession could lead to another crypto winter, and could last for an extended period. In past crypto winters, trading revenue (our largest revenue source) has declined significantly. While it’s hard to predict the economy or the markets, we always plan for the worst so we can operate the business through any environment.”

Sadly, he is quite right.

We are definitely entering a recession, and it is going to be extremely painful.

Of course there are others in the crypto community that are not willing to give up their optimism.  For example, the Winklevoss twins were recently spotted belting out a stirring rendition of an old Journey classic even as the value of their holdings continued to fall…

A video of the Winklevoss twins singing Journey’s hit song ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ has gone viral as the siblings lose billions of dollars amid a cryptocurrency market crash and have been forced to lay off a whopping 10 percent of the staff at their startup.

The video, posted to Twitter by user Arch Nem on Thursday, shows Tyler singing the hit song off-key at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey – where Bruce Springsteen launched his career – while Cameron played an electric guitar.

Of course if they actually believed that the future is bright for cryptos they would not be laying off a significant chunk of their employees.

If we could actually use cryptocurrencies to buy the things that we need on a daily basis, they would be far less volatile.  But national governments around the globe will never allow that to happen.

Up to this point, the primary draw for most cryptos has been the fact that many investors were convinced that they would appreciate in price.  A lot of people wanted to get rich quick, and there are some that actually did.

But ultimately cryptocurrencies do not possess any intrinsic value.  I really like how Mike Adams recently made this point

You can’t create real wealth by programming computers to burn electricity to solve complex mathematical problems that are presented as obstacles merely to “demonstrate work.” This does not grow food, create steel, provide labor, mine minerals, transport gas or perform any other useful real-world function. It merely burns electricity and allows a few people for a temporary period of time to pretend like they are billionaires because they have shared ledger spreadsheets containing larger and larger numbers.

If you were able to make a lot of money before the crypto market finally collapsed, I think that is great.

Unfortunately, a lot of investors are now deeply in the red.

As I have reminded my readers over and over again, you only make money in the financial markets if you get out in time.

Nothing in the financial world lasts forever.

Protect your wealth from Joe Biden, Klaus Schwab, or any of the globalists who want you to own nothing. Our Gold Guy is the American patriot who can help you buy physical precious metals.

The crypto apocalypse is here, and it certainly won’t be the last “apocalypse” that Wall Street experiences.

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Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay. Article cross-posted from End of the American Dream.

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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?

Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.

There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.

Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.

Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.

We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.

To those who have the means, we ask that you please donate. We have options available now, but there is no telling when those options will cancel us. We just launched a new GiveSendGo page. We also have our GivingFuel page. There have been many who have been canceled by PayPal, but for now it’s still an option. Your generosity is what keeps these sites running and allows us to get the truth to the masses. We’ve had great success in growing but we know we can do more with your assistance.

Thank you, and God Bless!

JD Rucker

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