Author: Benjamin Gordon
We are on the horizon of a cashless society. Inching closer and progressing each and every day. Anyone who has read the book of Revelation or goes to a church that shares end times messages, has foreseen this day coming. People have been wondering for a couple thousand years now, how it would be possible to prevent the whole world from trading ONLY with the Mark of the Beast. There have been many debates and theories on the subject throughout recent economic history. Some people have been lead to believe this or that is the Mark of the Beast and everyone else to doomed to eternity in hell. All along we have been taking baby steps towards the end goal of a New World Order, Beast system.
PART I – WHAT’S A BITCOIN?
“He causes all, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-17) (NKJV)
The powers that be have already removed most of what some people call “God’s money,” gold, silver, and bronze, from the citizens of the Nations. Over the course of history we have moved from precious metals, to precious metal backed bank notes, to fiat. Fiat money is a currency that is declared legal tender by the government but not backed by any physical commodity. Fiat has been evolving increasingly rapid away from physical cash; from credit cards, to PayPal, to Apple and Android Pay, and now to cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is not currently connected to the global banking system (as far as we know) but we are now seeing an evolving potential connection between the two. Not just a link that would incorporate this technology to the global centralized banks but a possible future link between the new encryption technology and RFID chip technology.
Most people have at least some knowledge about bitcoin. But how many people can explain what bitcoin actually is? Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency. What is a cryptocurrency? Well, there are actually hundreds of different types of cryptocurrencies. In simple terms cryptocurrency is a decentralized form of digital money. Speaking in more technical terms, bitcoin uses what is referred to as “the blockchain technology” which involves encryption techniques which regulate the generation of units and verifies the transfer of funds without the use of a central bank.
Many people are still left confused even after being given a thorough explanation put in the simplest terms possible. Even the so called ‘cryptocurrency guru’s’ have some serious knowledge gaps when it comes to cryptocurrency. There’s two types of gurus…one got lucky, the other is a super nerd…actually both got lucky. One type just understands how the technology works. James Altucher, author, hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, cryptocurrency master guru; is a prime example of the super nerd, crypto fanatic. Guys like this have made a fortune from the block-chain technology and they’re using their success to pad their pockets. They’ll tell you all about the latest strategies and technical indicators to make you rich sitting in front of your computer at home in your underwear. All you need is an internet connection and all the latest e-books and training webinars. Don’t forget to subscribe to his YouTube channel and give him all of your contact information to be poured into his marketing funnel, so you too can be a crypto-millionaire in no time! But why take the advice of this super nerd when you could get all the crypto knowledge you need in simple terms from a teenager with the ability to communicate in one word retorts instead of stringing together words in an actual sentence comprised of coherent thought. The teenager also sells cool crypto t-shirts and hats. They most likely stumbled upon cryptocurrency by trading virtual items on the ever so life consuming MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role playing games). If they weren’t gamers they were probably buying illegal drugs or paraphernalia on the internet.
If you were Marty McFly from Back to the Future you could have become a billionaire from a small investment. Obviously no one can perfectly time an investment in any market…but let’s say you could. Bitcoin traded at 6 cents for most of 2010. If you invested $100 with knowledge of the price action of this “commodity” you would have 1666.66 units of bitcoin which you could have sold on December 17, 2017 for a whopping $32,008,388.63!(minus transaction fees) Since Bitcoin’s all time high of close to $20,000 it has dropped all the way down to $6,000 early in February and bounced back up to $11,000. This kind of volatility in a market is unheard of especially for a market cap that currently sits at $188 billion as I type. The total global market cap for all cryptocurrencies reached $800 billion before the sell off dropped the total market cap about $300 billion.
Some experts in investing and trading say that Bitcoin could go all the way to $100,000 within the year. That price may actually be possible but a little hyper inflation of the US dollar or economic collapse would probably be necessary for that to come to fruition. Some people even go as far as declaring million dollar Bitcoin. Many economists have said that Bitcoin a big bubble; a house of cards that will become worthless. Bitcoin will become worthless…eventually, however the blockchain technology is not going anywhere any time soon.
You might say to yourself…Where do I buy me some Bitcoins? Or you might say why would I want virtual currency that is essentially backed by nothing and all it would take is a power outage, hacker, or virus to lose all of my hard earned money. Even if you have no interest in this subject matter it may be of some importance for us as Christians to be aware of this. If you see a financial advisor they may suggest that you take a small position in crypto to give your retirement portfolio some exposure to this digital money conundrum. I do not advise against an investment in cryptocurrency but be prepared to lose it all. There’s a bit of irony involved in the decentralized currency paradigm. Some Christians might even say…cryptocurrency is a way of escape from the NWO one world government system, as comparable to a precious metals investment. Not so fast. Take caution and do not be deceived. There are a slew of questions and concerns to be discussed involving this topic and it’s alignment with prophetic scriptures. How will the government implement this technology to fulfill the New World Agenda? Where did Bitcoin come from? Is the government secretly heavily involved in the creation and distribution of cryptocurrency (despite decentralization)? Is this crypto craze a wealth confiscation plan or a demo run for the Mark of the Beast System?