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MW MYCO WEDNESDAY Inventory Update and GIVEAWAY! First 10 Orders Placed on the Site Get a FREE Special Syringe NOT Listed! Any Order Numbers Ending in 4, 1 or 5 (4/15) Will Also Receive a FREE Mystery Syringe! Welcome New Additions Roatan Honduras, Shooting Stars, and Ps. Serbica and Restocked PEU!

edit: USE COUPON CODES WHEN ORDERING AT www.millywyco.com PLEASE!! This is a discount for your benefit...take advantage of it! As usual, EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 5PM CST I will make a post with some NEW varieties, updated inventory on classic favorites, and hold a new promotion. God I love you guys!
Holy hell you guys are awesome!!! You all continue to amaze me with the amount of love and support I get every single day. When placing an order on the site, the notes and feedback you guys give always make me smile :) Thankfully, I've been able to fine tune my flow of fulfilling orders and restocking inventory to ensure all orders go out accurate and on time. However, this past week has yet again presented it's own set of challenges. USPS has been struggling lately with on time deliveries and tracking updates. I'm told that many postal employees have been going on strike. These are people on the front lines of all this madness, and have constant face to face interaction with the public. They do not get any kind of hazard/COVID pay for this, and if they do contract the virus, they are sent home without pay (what the hell, right?!?!). Along with this, the USPS is facing a possible shutdown very soon if they don't get federal funding. Because of this, some new employees (bless their hearts) are doing their very best to make sure things run smoothly, but tracking sometimes doesn't update until it's out for delivery, if at all, and in some cases, trucks are being sent to the wrong locations, causing delays by up to 3-5 days. Please note that when you get a shipping confirmation email from me, your order has indeed shipped. Please be patient with the postal service in receiving your order and waiting for updates. By my good friends at the post office (they know me well), I'm told the best thing anyone can do is to buy a book of stamps and keep them going! Show your local USPS employees some love in these trying times!
I have TWO giveaways running right now! For the first ten orders that come through the site after this post (order numbers 10732-10741), you will receive a free special syringe that is not listed and not available to everyone!
Additionally, for this 4/15 update, ALL orders who's order number ends in 4, 1 or 5 will also get this special exclusive syringe :) When your order is complete, you will see your order number and are automatically included in the giveaway, no coupon code needed! This syringe will remain a mystery until you unbox your order, though it will be labeled which variety and the date it was made as usual.
The varieties listed on this post are the varieties I have available at 5PM CST on Wednesday, April 15. I will not be updating this post through the week, but inventory on the site will always be up to date.
I've been working non-stop to restock and be able to share with the masses, and thanks to my dear friend Dr. Rot, I've had approximately a shit ton of help with the website. Instead of learning as I go and spending hours trying to change a layout, add a page and whatnot, I was able to spend that precious time this week in the lab to be sure everyone gets a chance at the varieties they love. He has helped me out tremendously, and will continue to make improvements to the site. ALL FEEDBACK IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! If there's something you'd like to see on the site, or any ways to improve, I'm all ears. Please send me a message on Reddit, chat on the website, or email :)
UPDATES: I've added a few new regular cubensis varieties to the site! By popular demand, Roatan Honduran, Shooting Stars, Great White Monster and Avery x Lizard King have been added, while I also restocked some varieties that were previously posted but sold out. I'm also very excited to announce the addition of a NEW EXOTIC, offered for $15 each alone, or $10 if adding to a 5/$30 cubensis pack! Ps. Serbica is the recent exotic addition, while I restocked Cyans, Azures, Aztecorum, Allenii, Subaeruninosa, and PENIS ENVY UNCUT!!!!!!
PLEASE USE COUPON CODES ON www.millywyco.com FOR DISCOUNTS!! For a while, some of the coupon codes were not working, and I didn't have the time available to devote to fixing the issue. All should be working now. Please see below:
2PACK - $20 for two cubensis syringes
5PACK - Classic and most popular $30 dealio for 5 cubensis varieties
NEEDMORE - 5 cubensis varieties for $30 plus 1 exotic add-on for $10...total $40
NEEDMORE2 - 5 cubensis varieties for $30 plus 2 exotic add-ons for $20...total $50
NEEDMORE3 - 5 cubensis varieties for $30 plus 3 exotic add-ons for $30...total $60
...and so on. Currently, this is setup for up to 5 exotic add-ons. If you have an order that does not meet these codes, such as adding on more than 5 exotics, getting 7 cubensis varieties, etc. please send me a message and I will build you a coupon code to match your order in a timely manner.
WEBSITE ADDITIONS - Calendar added! This is still a work in progress, but here you'll find any contests, promotions, giveaways, and upcoming varieties to look out for! When a variety runs out, I'll post on the calendar which day and time you'll be able to see them restocked. We've also added a fun countdown ticker till the next restock so you can get excited about some of the varieties coming up as I run out.
Forum added! To encourage community involvement, we've added a forum section to answer some common questions and help out in the best way we can. PLEASE NOTE the same rules apply on the website as do here on Reddit. That means no discussion of anything cultivation related! Keep it clean :)
News and Updates page added! More content will be coming soon on these pages, and I'm suuuuper excited to be able to FINALLY implement some ideas I've had for a long time that I think you'll really like as well :)
SHIPPING UPDATE - ALL ORDERS PLACED BY MIDNIGHT will ship out first thing in the AM. My mail is picked up at 10AM every day, so I need to have these ready the night before. I really didn't have a problem running to the post office once a day as my excuse to get out of the house for "essential business", but me being a diabetic has much of my family and friends worried that this virus won't think twice about taking me out. In an effort to reduce stress and anxiety (which surely weakens immune system), I will be shipping from home for the duration of quarantine. Thank you for understanding.
Much of the satisfaction I get throughout my day comes from YOU GUYS (and gals), from the positive encouragement, connections made and regular pleasant conversation. Keep sharing the recent positivity in your life, the cat facts, and warmth that's spread through this community. Be persistent, never give up and never stop learning!! I LOVE YOU ALL DEARLY <3
Please check out the updated list of inventory below. I'll make a post when I am able to get my hands on some other requested varieties, and as always, I accept trades! Feel free to send me a message if you have a request for something I do not have in stock. My wish list is your wish list! I'm sure we band together and find it if we try.
Shipping in US only at the moment, not available to ID, GA, or CA (yes, really)
Spore syringes are for microscopy use only
Any reference to cultivation will exclude you from placing an order and we may never speak again. I want to talk to you. Don't do it!
There are no exceptions to these rules. You have been warned.
PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED: Major Credit/Debit cards, Zelle, Cash App, Venmo, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Bitcoin and Amazon gift cards
PayPal is NOT available to me at this time.
Also, I am the fee master! I get charged fees left and right that I don't pass on to you from shipping and third party payments. If you'd like to throw me a tip, however much it may be, I'd love you forever and it really does make a difference! These types of people have allowed me to share with some who are less fortunate. On the other hand, if times are tough for you right now, let's talk about it!
ALL PRICES INCLUDE USPS SHIPPING WITH TRACKING!! I COVER ALL STANDARD SHIPPING COSTS.
Please add an additional $5 to any order if you prefer 2-3 day tracked Priority Mail shipping. (90% of my Priority Mail shipments are 2 day. Occasionally, rural areas are 3 day)
1 syringe for $15
2 syringes for $20
5 syringes for $30
Golden Teacher (LIMITED TO 2 PER ORDER!)
A classic variety for any mycologist. Pretty standard, easy to work with and almost everyone starts here. Can't go wrong with GT! They go fassst. Currently limited to 2 per order with mix-n-match due to extreme popularity.
Albino A+ (AA+)
While "true" albino's are just a mutation, this variety gets it's name from the leucistic trait of having less pigment than other varieties, appearing completely white when mature. One of the all time most popular varieties I've had the pleasure of offering!
Amazonian
Originating from the Amazon rain forest, this variety is known to produce large,dense fruits in the wild, and certainly an interesting study under the scope :)
Avery x Lizard King
Ban Sa Phang Kha
Blue Meanie
This is the cubensis variety, not to be confused with Pan Cyan, the original Blue Meanie. One of my most popular varieties when it's in stock!
Costa Rican
Ecuadorian
F+
Fiji
Great White Monster
Honduran
Lizard King
Mazatapec
McKennaii
Origin unknown, but holds a special place in my heart, due to being named after the late Terrence McKenna <3
Mexican
NorMak
PES Amazon
With genetics from Pacific Exotica Spora (PES), this variety has a few stories to go along with it. Really interesting study if you care to look them up, but it was originally thought to be a cubensis/azurescens hybrid, accounting for the "A" in PESA. After much controversy, most identify this variety as Amazon or Amazonian.
PES Hawaiian
One of the wider caps in the species, PES (Pacific Exotica Spora) Hawaiian are uniquely pleasant to look at under the scope. One of the quickest movers on the slide, and easily one of my favorites to study!
Shooting Stars
Texas Orange Cap
Texas Yellow Cap
Z-Strain
Much like Golden Teacher, but this variety seems to have some great positive characteristics that sets it aside. Very fast and aggressive under the scope, this one will not disappoint!
THE FOLLOWING EXOTICS ARE NOT PART OF THE 5/$30 MIX-n-MATCH DEALIO, but can be added to the 5/$30 pack for $10 as an add-on, or $15 each by themselves. These are NOT cubensis, and NOT recommended for beginners. USE COUPON CODE "NEEDMORE" on www.millywyco.com to add ONE EXOTIC on to a 5 pack. Want 2 Exotics? Use code NEEDMORE2 or NEEDMORE3 for 3, etc. Currently this is setup to add a maximum of 5 exotics....if you need more, please message me and I'll create a unique coupon code to enter for your order :)
****Penis Envy #6 (PE6)***\*
This actually IS a cubensis variety, but added to exotics list due to rarity and popularity. NOT part of the pick 5.
****Penis Envy Uncut (PEU)***\*
This actually IS a cubensis variety, but added to exotics list due to rarity and popularity. NOT part of the pick 5.
****Ps. Azurescens***\*
****Ps. Aztecorum***\*
****Ps. Allenii***\*
****Ps. Mexicana Tampanensis***\*
****Ps. Ovoideocystidiata***\*
****Ps. Serbica***\*
****Panaeolus Cambodginiensis-SANDOZ***\*
****Panaeolus Cyanescens***\*
All syringes are 12cc/mL and come capped with a sterile tip cap, and also include an 18ga blunt tip needle and alcohol pads. Syringes are made in a lab grade environment and the utmost care and attention is the highest priority to be sure they are sterile. Anything exposed to an open air environment is subject to contamination, but I take every precaution possible to minimize this risk. I cannot "guarantee" they are 100% sterile, but I can guarantee that if you have an issue, I will make it right. I really do love to help, and if something happens, I'd like to know about it so I can fix the issue instead of you getting frustrated or giving up!
To ensure equal quantity of spores in each syringe, and for adequate suspension of the spores in the solution, I use a magnetic stir plate. Very often, this does such a good job of breaking up clumps of spores that it will appear to be sparse. THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE! There are still a TON of spores in each syringe, even if you can't see them individually (though most of my syringes appear to have a very good amount of visible spores...even with my horrible eyesight!). You can compare and contrast to see the blackish/purple tint to ensure every syringe is packed with spores. If a spore clump forms during transportation, simply give it a good flick with your finger and vigorously shake to break it up or free it from clinging to the wall of the syringe before examining.
Syringes ship in individual bags clearly labeled as to specific variety and born on date, bubble wrapped and shipped through USPS tracked shipping (discreet) within 24 hours of payment. I send tracking info soon after payment and give updates along the (super quick) way.
Please PM me with order details, including state shipping to, payment method, and the selected syringes for your order. Any messages referring to spores being used for anything other than microscopy use will be ignored. Don't do it.
THANK YOU ALL so much again for your continued support!! I appreciate it more than you know! MUSH LOVE
P.S. In no way am I trying to be an impostor. I AM NOT WILLY MYCO. I chose this u/ a while back as sort of a play on words and tribute to a legend most of us recognize, long before I became a spore vendor. I don't want anyone to think I am trying to pass off as him, though I do strive for his level of excellence and dedication to the craft! I appreciate all of the kind words, though, from people saying they learned from "my" videos. I wish I could pass on those notes to RR himself.
Cheers and MUSH LOVE!
MW
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MW MYCO WEDNESDAY Inventory Update and GIVEAWAY! First 10 Orders Placed on the Site Get a FREE Special Syringe NOT Listed! Any Order Numbers Ending in 4, 1 or 5 (4/15) Will Also Receive a FREE Mystery Syringe! Welcome New Additions Roatan Honduras, Shooting Stars, and Ps. Serbica and Restocked PEU!

edit: USE COUPON CODES WHEN ORDERING AT www.millywyco.com PLEASE!! This is a discount for your benefit...take advantage of it! As usual, EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 5PM CST I will make a post with some NEW varieties, updated inventory on classic favorites, and hold a new promotion. God I love you guys!
Holy hell you guys are awesome!!! You all continue to amaze me with the amount of love and support I get every single day. When placing an order on the site, the notes and feedback you guys give always make me smile :) Thankfully, I've been able to fine tune my flow of fulfilling orders and restocking inventory to ensure all orders go out accurate and on time. However, this past week has yet again presented it's own set of challenges. USPS has been struggling lately with on time deliveries and tracking updates. I'm told that many postal employees have been going on strike. These are people on the front lines of all this madness, and have constant face to face interaction with the public. They do not get any kind of hazard/COVID pay for this, and if they do contract the virus, they are sent home without pay (what the hell, right?!?!). Along with this, the USPS is facing a possible shutdown very soon if they don't get federal funding. Because of this, some new employees (bless their hearts) are doing their very best to make sure things run smoothly, but tracking sometimes doesn't update until it's out for delivery, if at all, and in some cases, trucks are being sent to the wrong locations, causing delays by up to 3-5 days. Please note that when you get a shipping confirmation email from me, your order has indeed shipped. Please be patient with the postal service in receiving your order and waiting for updates. By my good friends at the post office (they know me well), I'm told the best thing anyone can do is to buy a book of stamps and keep them going! Show your local USPS employees some love in these trying times!
I have TWO giveaways running right now! For the first ten orders that come through the site after this post (order numbers 10732-10741), you will receive a free special syringe that is not listed and not available to everyone!
Additionally, for this 4/15 update, ALL orders who's order number ends in 4, 1 or 5 will also get this special exclusive syringe :) When your order is complete, you will see your order number and are automatically included in the giveaway, no coupon code needed! This syringe will remain a mystery until you unbox your order, though it will be labeled which variety and the date it was made as usual.
The varieties listed on this post are the varieties I have available at 5PM CST on Wednesday, April 15. I will not be updating this post through the week, but inventory on the site will always be up to date.
I've been working non-stop to restock and be able to share with the masses, and thanks to my dear friend Dr. Rot, I've had approximately a shit ton of help with the website. Instead of learning as I go and spending hours trying to change a layout, add a page and whatnot, I was able to spend that precious time this week in the lab to be sure everyone gets a chance at the varieties they love. He has helped me out tremendously, and will continue to make improvements to the site. ALL FEEDBACK IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! If there's something you'd like to see on the site, or any ways to improve, I'm all ears. Please send me a message on Reddit, chat on the website, or email :)
UPDATES: I've added a few new regular cubensis varieties to the site! By popular demand, Roatan Honduran, Shooting Stars, Great White Monster and Avery x Lizard King have been added, while I also restocked some varieties that were previously posted but sold out. I'm also very excited to announce the addition of a NEW EXOTIC, offered for $15 each alone, or $10 if adding to a 5/$30 cubensis pack! Ps. Serbica is the recent exotic addition, while I restocked Cyans, Azures, Aztecorum, Allenii, Subaeruninosa, and PENIS ENVY UNCUT!!!!!!
PLEASE USE COUPON CODES ON www.millywyco.com FOR DISCOUNTS!! For a while, some of the coupon codes were not working, and I didn't have the time available to devote to fixing the issue. All should be working now. Please see below:
2PACK - $20 for two cubensis syringes
5PACK - Classic and most popular $30 dealio for 5 cubensis varieties
NEEDMORE - 5 cubensis varieties for $30 plus 1 exotic add-on for $10...total $40
NEEDMORE2 - 5 cubensis varieties for $30 plus 2 exotic add-ons for $20...total $50
NEEDMORE3 - 5 cubensis varieties for $30 plus 3 exotic add-ons for $30...total $60
...and so on. Currently, this is setup for up to 5 exotic add-ons. If you have an order that does not meet these codes, such as adding on more than 5 exotics, getting 7 cubensis varieties, etc. please send me a message and I will build you a coupon code to match your order in a timely manner.
WEBSITE ADDITIONS - Calendar added! This is still a work in progress, but here you'll find any contests, promotions, giveaways, and upcoming varieties to look out for! When a variety runs out, I'll post on the calendar which day and time you'll be able to see them restocked. We've also added a fun countdown ticker till the next restock so you can get excited about some of the varieties coming up as I run out.
Forum added! To encourage community involvement, we've added a forum section to answer some common questions and help out in the best way we can. PLEASE NOTE the same rules apply on the website as do here on Reddit. That means no discussion of anything cultivation related! Keep it clean :)
News and Updates page added! More content will be coming soon on these pages, and I'm suuuuper excited to be able to FINALLY implement some ideas I've had for a long time that I think you'll really like as well :)
SHIPPING UPDATE - ALL ORDERS PLACED BY MIDNIGHT will ship out first thing in the AM. My mail is picked up at 10AM every day, so I need to have these ready the night before. I really didn't have a problem running to the post office once a day as my excuse to get out of the house for "essential business", but me being a diabetic has much of my family and friends worried that this virus won't think twice about taking me out. In an effort to reduce stress and anxiety (which surely weakens immune system), I will be shipping from home for the duration of quarantine. Thank you for understanding.
Much of the satisfaction I get throughout my day comes from YOU GUYS (and gals), from the positive encouragement, connections made and regular pleasant conversation. Keep sharing the recent positivity in your life, the cat facts, and warmth that's spread through this community. Be persistent, never give up and never stop learning!! I LOVE YOU ALL DEARLY <3
Please check out the updated list of inventory below. I'll make a post when I am able to get my hands on some other requested varieties, and as always, I accept trades! Feel free to send me a message if you have a request for something I do not have in stock. My wish list is your wish list! I'm sure we band together and find it if we try.
Shipping in US only at the moment, not available to ID, GA, or CA (yes, really)
Spore syringes are for microscopy use only
Any reference to cultivation will exclude you from placing an order and we may never speak again. I want to talk to you. Don't do it!
There are no exceptions to these rules. You have been warned.
PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED: Major Credit/Debit cards, Zelle, Cash App, Venmo, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Bitcoin and Amazon gift cards
PayPal is NOT available to me at this time.
Also, I am the fee master! I get charged fees left and right that I don't pass on to you from shipping and third party payments. If you'd like to throw me a tip, however much it may be, I'd love you forever and it really does make a difference! These types of people have allowed me to share with some who are less fortunate. On the other hand, if times are tough for you right now, let's talk about it!
ALL PRICES INCLUDE USPS SHIPPING WITH TRACKING!! I COVER ALL STANDARD SHIPPING COSTS.
Please add an additional $5 to any order if you prefer 2-3 day tracked Priority Mail shipping. (90% of my Priority Mail shipments are 2 day. Occasionally, rural areas are 3 day)
1 syringe for $15
2 syringes for $20
5 syringes for $30
Golden Teacher (LIMITED TO 2 PER ORDER!)
A classic variety for any mycologist. Pretty standard, easy to work with and almost everyone starts here. Can't go wrong with GT! They go fassst. Currently limited to 2 per order with mix-n-match due to extreme popularity.
Albino A+ (AA+)
While "true" albino's are just a mutation, this variety gets it's name from the leucistic trait of having less pigment than other varieties, appearing completely white when mature. One of the all time most popular varieties I've had the pleasure of offering!
Amazonian
Originating from the Amazon rain forest, this variety is known to produce large,dense fruits in the wild, and certainly an interesting study under the scope :)
Avery x Lizard King
Ban Sa Phang Kha
Blue Meanie
This is the cubensis variety, not to be confused with Pan Cyan, the original Blue Meanie. One of my most popular varieties when it's in stock!
Costa Rican
Ecuadorian
F+
Fiji
Great White Monster
Honduran
Lizard King
Mazatapec
McKennaii
Origin unknown, but holds a special place in my heart, due to being named after the late Terrence McKenna <3
Mexican
NorMak
PES Amazon
With genetics from Pacific Exotica Spora (PES), this variety has a few stories to go along with it. Really interesting study if you care to look them up, but it was originally thought to be a cubensis/azurescens hybrid, accounting for the "A" in PESA. After much controversy, most identify this variety as Amazon or Amazonian.
PES Hawaiian
One of the wider caps in the species, PES (Pacific Exotica Spora) Hawaiian are uniquely pleasant to look at under the scope. One of the quickest movers on the slide, and easily one of my favorites to study!
Shooting Stars
Texas Orange Cap
Texas Yellow Cap
Z-Strain
Much like Golden Teacher, but this variety seems to have some great positive characteristics that sets it aside. Very fast and aggressive under the scope, this one will not disappoint!
THE FOLLOWING EXOTICS ARE NOT PART OF THE 5/$30 MIX-n-MATCH DEALIO, but can be added to the 5/$30 pack for $10 as an add-on, or $15 each by themselves. These are NOT cubensis, and NOT recommended for beginners. USE COUPON CODE "NEEDMORE" on www.millywyco.com to add ONE EXOTIC on to a 5 pack. Want 2 Exotics? Use code NEEDMORE2 or NEEDMORE3 for 3, etc. Currently this is setup to add a maximum of 5 exotics....if you need more, please message me and I'll create a unique coupon code to enter for your order :)
****Penis Envy #6 (PE6)***\*
This actually IS a cubensis variety, but added to exotics list due to rarity and popularity. NOT part of the pick 5.
****Penis Envy Uncut (PEU)***\*
This actually IS a cubensis variety, but added to exotics list due to rarity and popularity. NOT part of the pick 5.
****Ps. Azurescens***\*
****Ps. Aztecorum***\*
****Ps. Allenii***\*
****Ps. Mexicana Tampanensis***\*
****Ps. Ovoideocystidiata***\*
****Ps. Serbica***\*
****Panaeolus Cambodginiensis-SANDOZ***\*
****Panaeolus Cyanescens***\*
All syringes are 12cc/mL and come capped with a sterile tip cap, and also include an 18ga blunt tip needle and alcohol pads. Syringes are made in a lab grade environment and the utmost care and attention is the highest priority to be sure they are sterile. Anything exposed to an open air environment is subject to contamination, but I take every precaution possible to minimize this risk. I cannot "guarantee" they are 100% sterile, but I can guarantee that if you have an issue, I will make it right. I really do love to help, and if something happens, I'd like to know about it so I can fix the issue instead of you getting frustrated or giving up!
To ensure equal quantity of spores in each syringe, and for adequate suspension of the spores in the solution, I use a magnetic stir plate. Very often, this does such a good job of breaking up clumps of spores that it will appear to be sparse. THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE! There are still a TON of spores in each syringe, even if you can't see them individually (though most of my syringes appear to have a very good amount of visible spores...even with my horrible eyesight!). You can compare and contrast to see the blackish/purple tint to ensure every syringe is packed with spores. If a spore clump forms during transportation, simply give it a good flick with your finger and vigorously shake to break it up or free it from clinging to the wall of the syringe before examining.
Syringes ship in individual bags clearly labeled as to specific variety and born on date, bubble wrapped and shipped through USPS tracked shipping (discreet) within 24 hours of payment. I send tracking info soon after payment and give updates along the (super quick) way.
Please PM me with order details, including state shipping to, payment method, and the selected syringes for your order. Any messages referring to spores being used for anything other than microscopy use will be ignored. Don't do it.
THANK YOU ALL so much again for your continued support!! I appreciate it more than you know! MUSH LOVE
P.S. In no way am I trying to be an impostor. I AM NOT WILLY MYCO. I chose this u/ a while back as sort of a play on words and tribute to a legend most of us recognize, long before I became a spore vendor. I don't want anyone to think I am trying to pass off as him, though I do strive for his level of excellence and dedication to the craft! I appreciate all of the kind words, though, from people saying they learned from "my" videos. I wish I could pass on those notes to RR himself.
Cheers and MUSH LOVE!
MW
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MW MYCO WEDNESDAY Inventory Update and GIVEAWAY! First 10 Orders Placed on the Site Get a FREE Special Syringe NOT Listed! Any Order Numbers Ending in 4, 1 or 5 (4/15) Will Also Receive a FREE Mystery Syringe! Welcome New Additions Roatan Honduras, Shooting Stars, and Ps. Serbica and Restocked PEU!

edit: USE COUPON CODES WHEN ORDERING AT www.millywyco.com PLEASE!! This is a discount for your benefit...take advantage of it! As usual, EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 5PM CST I will make a post with some NEW varieties, updated inventory on classic favorites, and hold a new promotion. God I love you guys!
Holy hell you guys are awesome!!! You all continue to amaze me with the amount of love and support I get every single day. When placing an order on the site, the notes and feedback you guys give always make me smile :) Thankfully, I've been able to fine tune my flow of fulfilling orders and restocking inventory to ensure all orders go out accurate and on time. However, this past week has yet again presented it's own set of challenges. USPS has been struggling lately with on time deliveries and tracking updates. I'm told that many postal employees have been going on strike. These are people on the front lines of all this madness, and have constant face to face interaction with the public. They do not get any kind of hazard/COVID pay for this, and if they do contract the virus, they are sent home without pay (what the hell, right?!?!). Along with this, the USPS is facing a possible shutdown very soon if they don't get federal funding. Because of this, some new employees (bless their hearts) are doing their very best to make sure things run smoothly, but tracking sometimes doesn't update until it's out for delivery, if at all, and in some cases, trucks are being sent to the wrong locations, causing delays by up to 3-5 days. Please note that when you get a shipping confirmation email from me, your order has indeed shipped. Please be patient with the postal service in receiving your order and waiting for updates. By my good friends at the post office (they know me well), I'm told the best thing anyone can do is to buy a book of stamps and keep them going! Show your local USPS employees some love in these trying times!
I have TWO giveaways running right now! For the first ten orders that come through the site after this post (order numbers 10732-10741), you will receive a free special syringe that is not listed and not available to everyone!
Additionally, for this 4/15 update, ALL orders who's order number ends in 4, 1 or 5 will also get this special exclusive syringe :) When your order is complete, you will see your order number and are automatically included in the giveaway, no coupon code needed! This syringe will remain a mystery until you unbox your order, though it will be labeled which variety and the date it was made as usual.
The varieties listed on this post are the varieties I have available at 5PM CST on Wednesday, April 15. I will not be updating this post through the week, but inventory on the site will always be up to date.
I've been working non-stop to restock and be able to share with the masses, and thanks to my dear friend Dr. Rot, I've had approximately a shit ton of help with the website. Instead of learning as I go and spending hours trying to change a layout, add a page and whatnot, I was able to spend that precious time this week in the lab to be sure everyone gets a chance at the varieties they love. He has helped me out tremendously, and will continue to make improvements to the site. ALL FEEDBACK IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! If there's something you'd like to see on the site, or any ways to improve, I'm all ears. Please send me a message on Reddit, chat on the website, or email :)
UPDATES: I've added a few new regular cubensis varieties to the site! By popular demand, Roatan Honduran, Shooting Stars, Great White Monster and Avery x Lizard King have been added, while I also restocked some varieties that were previously posted but sold out. I'm also very excited to announce the addition of a NEW EXOTIC, offered for $15 each alone, or $10 if adding to a 5/$30 cubensis pack! Ps. Serbica is the recent exotic addition, while I restocked Cyans, Azures, Aztecorum, Allenii, Subaeruninosa, and PENIS ENVY UNCUT!!!!!!
PLEASE USE COUPON CODES ON www.millywyco.com FOR DISCOUNTS!! For a while, some of the coupon codes were not working, and I didn't have the time available to devote to fixing the issue. All should be working now. Please see below:
2PACK - $20 for two cubensis syringes
5PACK - Classic and most popular $30 dealio for 5 cubensis varieties
NEEDMORE - 5 cubensis varieties for $30 plus 1 exotic add-on for $10...total $40
NEEDMORE2 - 5 cubensis varieties for $30 plus 2 exotic add-ons for $20...total $50
NEEDMORE3 - 5 cubensis varieties for $30 plus 3 exotic add-ons for $30...total $60
...and so on. Currently, this is setup for up to 5 exotic add-ons. If you have an order that does not meet these codes, such as adding on more than 5 exotics, getting 7 cubensis varieties, etc. please send me a message and I will build you a coupon code to match your order in a timely manner.
WEBSITE ADDITIONS - Calendar added! This is still a work in progress, but here you'll find any contests, promotions, giveaways, and upcoming varieties to look out for! When a variety runs out, I'll post on the calendar which day and time you'll be able to see them restocked. We've also added a fun countdown ticker till the next restock so you can get excited about some of the varieties coming up as I run out.
Forum added! To encourage community involvement, we've added a forum section to answer some common questions and help out in the best way we can. PLEASE NOTE the same rules apply on the website as do here on Reddit. That means no discussion of anything cultivation related! Keep it clean :)
News and Updates page added! More content will be coming soon on these pages, and I'm suuuuper excited to be able to FINALLY implement some ideas I've had for a long time that I think you'll really like as well :)
SHIPPING UPDATE - ALL ORDERS PLACED BY MIDNIGHT will ship out first thing in the AM. My mail is picked up at 10AM every day, so I need to have these ready the night before. I really didn't have a problem running to the post office once a day as my excuse to get out of the house for "essential business", but me being a diabetic has much of my family and friends worried that this virus won't think twice about taking me out. In an effort to reduce stress and anxiety (which surely weakens immune system), I will be shipping from home for the duration of quarantine. Thank you for understanding.
Much of the satisfaction I get throughout my day comes from YOU GUYS (and gals), from the positive encouragement, connections made and regular pleasant conversation. Keep sharing the recent positivity in your life, the cat facts, and warmth that's spread through this community. Be persistent, never give up and never stop learning!! I LOVE YOU ALL DEARLY <3
Please check out the updated list of inventory below. I'll make a post when I am able to get my hands on some other requested varieties, and as always, I accept trades! Feel free to send me a message if you have a request for something I do not have in stock. My wish list is your wish list! I'm sure we band together and find it if we try.
Shipping in US only at the moment, not available to ID, GA, or CA (yes, really)
Spore syringes are for microscopy use only
Any reference to cultivation will exclude you from placing an order and we may never speak again. I want to talk to you. Don't do it!
There are no exceptions to these rules. You have been warned.
PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED: Major Credit/Debit cards, Zelle, Cash App, Venmo, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Bitcoin and Amazon gift cards
PayPal is NOT available to me at this time.
Also, I am the fee master! I get charged fees left and right that I don't pass on to you from shipping and third party payments. If you'd like to throw me a tip, however much it may be, I'd love you forever and it really does make a difference! These types of people have allowed me to share with some who are less fortunate. On the other hand, if times are tough for you right now, let's talk about it!
ALL PRICES INCLUDE USPS SHIPPING WITH TRACKING!! I COVER ALL STANDARD SHIPPING COSTS.
Please add an additional $5 to any order if you prefer 2-3 day tracked Priority Mail shipping. (90% of my Priority Mail shipments are 2 day. Occasionally, rural areas are 3 day)
1 syringe for $15
2 syringes for $20
5 syringes for $30
Golden Teacher (LIMITED TO 2 PER ORDER!)
A classic variety for any mycologist. Pretty standard, easy to work with and almost everyone starts here. Can't go wrong with GT! They go fassst. Currently limited to 2 per order with mix-n-match due to extreme popularity.
Albino A+ (AA+)
While "true" albino's are just a mutation, this variety gets it's name from the leucistic trait of having less pigment than other varieties, appearing completely white when mature. One of the all time most popular varieties I've had the pleasure of offering!
Amazonian
Originating from the Amazon rain forest, this variety is known to produce large,dense fruits in the wild, and certainly an interesting study under the scope :)
Avery x Lizard King
Ban Sa Phang Kha
Blue Meanie
This is the cubensis variety, not to be confused with Pan Cyan, the original Blue Meanie. One of my most popular varieties when it's in stock!
Costa Rican
Ecuadorian
F+
Fiji
Great White Monster
Honduran
Lizard King
Mazatapec
McKennaii
Origin unknown, but holds a special place in my heart, due to being named after the late Terrence McKenna <3
Mexican
NorMak
PES Amazon
With genetics from Pacific Exotica Spora (PES), this variety has a few stories to go along with it. Really interesting study if you care to look them up, but it was originally thought to be a cubensis/azurescens hybrid, accounting for the "A" in PESA. After much controversy, most identify this variety as Amazon or Amazonian.
PES Hawaiian
One of the wider caps in the species, PES (Pacific Exotica Spora) Hawaiian are uniquely pleasant to look at under the scope. One of the quickest movers on the slide, and easily one of my favorites to study!
Shooting Stars
Texas Orange Cap
Texas Yellow Cap
Z-Strain
Much like Golden Teacher, but this variety seems to have some great positive characteristics that sets it aside. Very fast and aggressive under the scope, this one will not disappoint!
THE FOLLOWING EXOTICS ARE NOT PART OF THE 5/$30 MIX-n-MATCH DEALIO, but can be added to the 5/$30 pack for $10 as an add-on, or $15 each by themselves. These are NOT cubensis, and NOT recommended for beginners. USE COUPON CODE "NEEDMORE" on www.millywyco.com to add ONE EXOTIC on to a 5 pack. Want 2 Exotics? Use code NEEDMORE2 or NEEDMORE3 for 3, etc. Currently this is setup to add a maximum of 5 exotics....if you need more, please message me and I'll create a unique coupon code to enter for your order :)
****Penis Envy #6 (PE6)***\*
This actually IS a cubensis variety, but added to exotics list due to rarity and popularity. NOT part of the pick 5.
****Penis Envy Uncut (PEU)***\*
This actually IS a cubensis variety, but added to exotics list due to rarity and popularity. NOT part of the pick 5.
****Ps. Azurescens***\*
****Ps. Aztecorum***\*
****Ps. Allenii***\*
****Ps. Mexicana Tampanensis***\*
****Ps. Ovoideocystidiata***\*
****Ps. Serbica***\*
****Panaeolus Cambodginiensis-SANDOZ***\*
****Panaeolus Cyanescens***\*
All syringes are 12cc/mL and come capped with a sterile tip cap, and also include an 18ga blunt tip needle and alcohol pads. Syringes are made in a lab grade environment and the utmost care and attention is the highest priority to be sure they are sterile. Anything exposed to an open air environment is subject to contamination, but I take every precaution possible to minimize this risk. I cannot "guarantee" they are 100% sterile, but I can guarantee that if you have an issue, I will make it right. I really do love to help, and if something happens, I'd like to know about it so I can fix the issue instead of you getting frustrated or giving up!
To ensure equal quantity of spores in each syringe, and for adequate suspension of the spores in the solution, I use a magnetic stir plate. Very often, this does such a good job of breaking up clumps of spores that it will appear to be sparse. THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE! There are still a TON of spores in each syringe, even if you can't see them individually (though most of my syringes appear to have a very good amount of visible spores...even with my horrible eyesight!). You can compare and contrast to see the blackish/purple tint to ensure every syringe is packed with spores. If a spore clump forms during transportation, simply give it a good flick with your finger and vigorously shake to break it up or free it from clinging to the wall of the syringe before examining.
Syringes ship in individual bags clearly labeled as to specific variety and born on date, bubble wrapped and shipped through USPS tracked shipping (discreet) within 24 hours of payment. I send tracking info soon after payment and give updates along the (super quick) way.
Please PM me with order details, including state shipping to, payment method, and the selected syringes for your order. Any messages referring to spores being used for anything other than microscopy use will be ignored. Don't do it.
THANK YOU ALL so much again for your continued support!! I appreciate it more than you know! MUSH LOVE
P.S. In no way am I trying to be an impostor. I AM NOT WILLY MYCO. I chose this u/ a while back as sort of a play on words and tribute to a legend most of us recognize, long before I became a spore vendor. I don't want anyone to think I am trying to pass off as him, though I do strive for his level of excellence and dedication to the craft! I appreciate all of the kind words, though, from people saying they learned from "my" videos. I wish I could pass on those notes to RR himself.
Cheers and MUSH LOVE!
MW
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Another notch in fair value's cap - An analysis from the University of Texas alleges Tether manipulation of BTC's price and cryptocurrency markets in general. Fair value remains wholly immune to such manipulation however!

Edit: This thread is being heavily downvoted, most likely by the Monero community which trolls and attacks this information whenever they get the opportunity. Originally around 15-20 upvotes, they make sure to keep it at 9-11 now. Fair value exposes that Monero's true economy is a small fraction of what exchange price says it is, thus the abject and instant hatred of this information. This is censorship and the Monero community should be shunned for engaging in it.
Link - University of Texas – Tether is used to provide price support and manipulate Bitcoin price
The most important parts:
First, if the Tether founders, like most early cryptocurrency adopters and exchanges, are long on Bitcoin, they have a large incentive to create an artificial demand for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by ’printing’ Tether. Similar to the inflationary effect of printing additional money, this can push cryptocurrency prices up.
Second, the coordinated supply of Tether creates an opportunity to manipulate cryptocurrencies. When prices are falling, the Tether creators can convert their Tether into Bitcoin in a way that pushes Bitcoin up and then sell some Bitcoin back into dollars to replenish Tether reserves as Bitcoin price rises.
Tether is created, moved to Bitfinex, and then slowly moved out to other crypto-exchanges, mainly Poloniex and Bittrex. Interestingly, almost no Tether returns to the Tether issuer to be redeemed, and the major exchange where Tether can be exchanged for USD, Kraken, accounts for only a small proportion of transactions. Tether also flows out to other exchanges and entities and becomes more widespread over time as a medium of exchange.
Ok, so here we are. We've discussed this before. As others have noticed, as well as myself this should be familiar territory, right? Tl;dr Fair value is a much better way for us to price our coins than using exchanges. Why is this? Well read the article and quote above. The site where they calculate it is:
https://www.coinfairvalue.com/
And their reference page for further reading is here:
https://www.coinfairvalue.com/reference/
The way this manipulation works is that these groups use Tether to support their assets and make them look better on exchanges. This is not inline with investor demands or activity, which means its speculation designed to create long term uncertainty in the real price of the underlying assets in question (BTC and so-called 'alt' coins). I.e. MANIPULATION. This is done mainly to force the narrative on us that BTC remains the huge dominating cryptocurrency with a majority of the market share.
Also, as another user points out in the comments, to make blockstream coins look bigger. So that's Monero, LTC and BTC. But it is all a mirage. By fair value, e.g. BTC is only about 30% of the entire community and falling. This is as opposed to BTC's ~60% dominance by exchange price.
Monero is even worse, on CMC Monero has a market cap of 1.54 billion. Fair value shows Monero's only worth $495,181,957 or 1/3rd its exchange market cap. Also don't forget that Monero's fair value was artificially 'boosted' by $10 early this year during a significant bear market that almost saw the coin destroyed. That boost was never removed, so Monero's fair value is likely $10 less than what it is now, making it even smaller.
BTC is not useful for POS. According to Ryan Taylor who is the CEO of Dash Core Group (DCG) the protocol developers for Dash, about 95% of retail payments still happen at the point of sale in real life. That means that if you can't do that you're not a real currency. We know that other coins such as Dash and Bitcoin Cash are faster and more reliable, plus they both offer at least wallet-level support for privacy features. BTC offers Wasabi but I'm not sure how usable it is with the fee situation.
The point is that, like some other coins, BTC's usage and dominance in the market is illusory. And the means by which that illusion is maintained is price rigging. THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO SWITCH TO FAIR VALUE. Fair value is IMMUNE to exchange price rigging. COMPLETELY. If it seems like I'm yelling its because I am. We literally have the solution to this problem staring us in the face for a year and a half at least now and do not use it.
Because it relies on intrinsic data for each coin, instead of external 'exchange pricing', fair value is immune to the following:
  1. to whale movements (large buys/sells on exchanges),
  2. price manipulation (because you'd have to control all four variables in order to manipulate it, which would require controlling all economic participants, so its kind of like POW in that you require a 51% majority to rewrite a block. With fair value, you need to control some majority of the actual chains economic activity to manipulate it. While with price OTOH you only have to control an average across a few low-liquidity exchanges, which is easy).
  3. BTC pricing of entire market, since fair value relies on each chain's data only and doesn't price one chain in the currency of another like exchanges do with BTC and the entire alt market
  4. Biases towards coins with larger supplies. Market cap = price * supply, but supply is an arbitrarily chosen number which means coins with larger supplies will be artificially larger than coins with smaller ones.This must be accounted for or discounted like the TDS - Total Discounted Supply that fair value uses. Basically, fair value is a pro-tool that allows us to peek behind the veil so to speak and see what the real value of our cryptocurrency economies are free from manipulation and bias. I.e. 'Fair'.
How is fair value immune to price manipulation?
Understand what fair value is and what price is. They are actually the same thing. The difference, however, comes in how they're calculated and arrive at their value. Exchange price is closer to an 'educated guess' than an actual measurement, so the example below is a bit more generous than it should be. Fair value, however, is a direct measurement of the value the people who own the coins are giving them away for. To vizualize this difference, imagine trying to figure out how fast a car is going on a stretch of road. Now, let's say you have two experimenters, exp. 1 and 2.
Exp 1 is given access to the total trip location data for the car as well as a data from the digital stopwatch used to time the run. The stopwatch starts as soon as the car crosses a laser sight at the beginning and the same at the end. Meanwhile, Exp 2 is given a stopwatch and told to stand at the finish line, visually confirm the beginning of the test, and start the stopwatch. Also, they are to stop the watch manually as soon as the car passes. Which experimenter is likely to have the more accurate conclusion of the car's velocity?
Its obvious that exp 1 should come out on top most of the time, but why? Because his data is more reliable than exp 2. Sure, if you gave exp 2 10 test laps to average it out, a coffee to keep from being bored, and a good stop watch you should be able to get some close results. But what if the experimenter has bad eyesight? Slow reaction time? Is malicious/paid off/biased for some reason?
In these cases, there's a lot more room to fudge the data and come up with bad answers. That's the difference between fair value and exchange price. Exchange price is an educated guess at what the people who hold cryptocurrencies think they're worth; however, this guess is almost completely disconnected from the blockchains themselves, since exchange trades happen almost entirely off-chain.
As you can see from this article, there are several flaws to the exchange pricing mechanism that allow easy manipulations to take place under cover of the sea of data that is crypto transactions. The entire market being priced in one asset (BTC) being a huge one. You can literally wipe billions of dollars of value out of the market using just one asset. Do we know any people who like doing things like that? Hmm, I wonder.
Fair value is cryptocurrency pricing done the right way. Using data from the blockchain, i.e.
  1. Daily transactions
  2. Total discounted Supply (different than just issued coins)
  3. Basket
  4. Velocity
Fair value is able to much more accurately assess the true price that the people who own the coins are selling them for. And because fair value comes from the chains themselves instead of exchanges, which do not make the vast majority of their trades on-chain, fair value is completely immune to every problem that plagues our price reviews on exchanges! Fair value is priced by each coin's data so no "BTC crashes entire market" again. No whale moves manipulating the price (unless its an actual whale making an actual price, but even then the larger the market becomes the more the whale turns into a minnow). No more Tether shenanningans! Fair value is what we didn't know we needed, way before we needed it.
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Best $100-$300 FPGA development board in 2018?

Hello, I’ve been trying to decide on a FPGA development board, and have only been able to find posts and Reddit threads from 4-5 years ago. So I wanted to start a new thread and ask about the best “mid-range” FGPA development board in 2018. (Price range $100-$300.)
I started with this Quora answer about FPGA boards, from 2013. The Altera DE1 sounded good. Then I looked through the Terasic DE boards.
Then I found this Reddit thread from 2014, asking about the DE1-SoC vs the Cyclone V GX Starter Kit: https://www.reddit.com/FPGA/comments/1xsk6w/cyclone_v_gx_starter_kit_vs_de1soc_board/‬ (I was also leaning towards the DE1-SoC.)
Anyway, I thought I better ask here, because there are probably some new things to be aware of in 2018.
I’m completely new to FPGAs and VHDL, but I have experience with electronics/microcontrollers/programming. My goal is to start with some basic soft-core processors. I want to get some C / Rust programs compiling and running on my own CPU designs. I also want to play around with different instruction sets, and maybe start experimenting with asynchronous circuits (e.g. clock-less CPUs)
Also I don’t know if this is possible, but I’d like to experiment with ternary computing, or work with analog signals instead of purely digital logic. EDIT: I just realized that you would call those FPAAs, i.e. “analog” instead of “gate”. Would be cool if there was a dev board that also had an FPAA, but no problem if not.
EDIT 2: I also realized why "analog signals on an FPGA" doesn't make any sense, because of how LUTs work. They emulate boolean logic with a lookup table, and the table can only store 0s and 1s. So there's no way to emulate a transistor in an intermediate state. I'll just have play around with some transistors on a breadboard.
UPDATE: I've put together a table with some of the best options:
Board Maker Chip LUTs Price SoC? Features
icoBoard Lattice iCE40-HX8K 7,680 $100 Sort of A very simple FPGA development board that plugs into a Raspberry Pi, so you have a "backup" hard-core CPU that can control networking, etc. Supports a huge range of pmod accessories. You can write a program/circuit so that the Raspberry Pi CPU and the FPGA work together, similar to a SoC. Proprietary bitstream is fully reverse engineered and supported by Project IceStorm, and there is an open-source toolchain that can compile your hardware design to bitstream. Has everything you need to start experimenting with FPGAs.
iCE40-HX8K Breakout Board Lattice iCE40-HX8K-CT256 7,680 $49 No 8 LEDs, 8 switches. Very similar to icoBoard, but no Raspberry Pi or pmod accessories.
iCE40 UltraPlus Lattice iCE40 UltraPlus FPGA 5280 $99 No Chip specs. 4 switchable FPGAs, and a rechargeable battery. Bluetooth module, LCD Display (240 x 240 RGB), RGB LED, microphones, audio output, compass, pressure, gyro, accelerometer.
Go Board Lattice ICE40 HX1K FPGA 1280 $65 No 4 LEDs, 4 buttons, Dual 7-Segment LED Display, VGA, 25 MHz on-board clock, 1 Mb Flash.
snickerdoodle Xilinx Zynq 7010 28K $95 Yes Xilinx Zynq 7-Series SoC - ARM Cortex-A9 processor, and Artix-7 FPGA. 125 IO pins. 1GB DDR2 RAM. Texas Instruments WiLink 8 wireless module for 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. No LEDs or buttons, but easy to wire up your own on a breadboard. If you want to use a baseboard, you'll need a snickerdoodle black ($195) with the pins in the "down" orientation. (E.g. The "breakyBreaky breakout board" ($49) or piSmasher SBC ($195)). The snickerdoodle one only comes with pins in the "up" orientation and doesn't support any baseboards. But you can still plug the jumpers into the pins and wire up things on a breadboard.
numato Mimas A7 Xilinx Artix 7 52K $149 No 2Gb DDR3 RAM. Gigabit Ethernet. HDMI IN/OUT. 100MHz LVDS oscillator. 80 IOs. 7-segment display, LEDs, buttons. (Found in this Reddit thread.)
Ultra96 Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ZU3EG 154K $249 Yes Has one of the latest Xilinx SoCs. 2 GB (512M x32) LPDDR4 Memory. Wi-Fi / Bluetooth. Mini DisplayPort. 1x USB 3.0 type Micro-B, 2x USB 3.0 Type A. Audio I/O. Four user-controllable LEDs. No buttons and limited LEDs, but easy to wire up your own on a breadboard
Nexys A7-100T Xilinx Artix 7 15,850 $265 No . 128MiB DDR2 RAM. Ethernet port, PWM audio output, accelerometer, PDM microphone, microphone, etc. 16 switches, 16 LEDs. 7 segment displays. USB HID Host for mice, keyboards and memory sticks.
Zybo Z7-10 Xilinx Zynq 7010 17,600 $199 Yes Xilinx Zynq 7000 SoC (ARM Cortex-A9, 7-series FPGA.) 1 GB DDR3 RAM. A few switches, push buttons, and LEDs. USB and Ethernet. Audio in/out ports. HDMI source + sink with CEC. 8 Total Processor I/O, 40 Total FPGA I/O. Also a faster version for $299 (Zybo Z7-20).
Arty A7 Xilinx Artix 7 15K $119 No 256MB DDR3L. 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. A few switches, buttons, LEDs.
DE10-Standard (specs) Altera Cyclone V 110K $350 Yes Dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. Lots of buttons, LEDs, and other peripherals.
DE10-Nano Altera Cyclone V 110K $130 Yes Same as DE10-Standard, but not as many peripherals, buttons, LEDs, etc.

Winner:

icoBoard ($100). (Buy it here.)
The icoBoard plugs into a Raspberry Pi, so it's similar to having a SoC. The iCE40-HX8K chip comes with 7,680 LUTs (logic elements.) This means that after you learn the basics and create some simple circuits, you'll also have enough logic elements to run the VexRiscv soft-core CPU (the lightweight Murax SoC.)
The icoBoard also supports a huge range of pluggable pmod accessories:
You can pick whatever peripherals you're interested in, and buy some more in the future.
Every FPGA vendor keeps their bitstream format secret. (Here's a Hacker News discussion about it.) The iCE40-HX8K bitstream has been fully reverse engineered by Project IceStorm, and there is an open-source set of tools that can compile Verilog to iCE40 bitstream.
This means that you have the freedom to do some crazy experiments, like:
You don't really have the same freedom to explore these things with Xilinx or Altera FPGAs. (Especially asynchronous circuits.)

Links:

Second Place:

iCE40-HX8K Breakout Board ($49)

Third Place:

numato Mimas A7 ($149).
An excellent development board with a Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA, so you can play with a bigger / faster FPGA and run a full RISC-V soft-core with all the options enabled, and a much higher clock speed. (The iCE40 FPGAs are a bit slow and small.)
Note: I've changed my mind several times as I learned new things. Here's some of my previous thoughts.

What did I buy?

I ordered a iCE40-HX8K Breakout Board to try out the IceStorm open source tooling. (I would have ordered an icoBoard if I had found it earlier.) I also bought a numato Mimas A7 so that I could experiment with the Artix 7 FPGA and Xilinx software (Vivado Design Suite.)

Questions

What can I do with an FPGA? / How many LUTs do I need?

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Decred Journal – September 2018

Note: you can read this on GitHub (link), Medium (link) or old Reddit (link).

Development

Final version 1.3.0 of the core software was released bringing all the enhancements reported last month to the rest of the community. The groundwork for SPV (simplified payment verification) is complete, another reduction of fees is being deployed, and performance stepped up once again with a 50% reduction in startup time, 20% increased sync speed and more than 3x faster peer delivery of block headers (a key update for SPV). Decrediton's integrations of SPV and Politeia are open for testing by experienced users. Read the full release notes and get the downloads on GitHub. As always, don't forget to verify signatures.
dcrd: completed several steps towards multipeer downloads, improved introduction to the software in the main README, continued porting cleanups and refactoring from upstream btcd.
Currently in review are initial release of smart fee estimator and a change to UTXO set semantics. The latter is a large and important change that provides simpler handling, and resolves various issues with the previous approach. A lot of testing and careful review is needed so help is welcome.
Educational series for new Decred developers by @matheusd added two episodes: 02 Simnet Setup shows how to automate simnet management with tmux and 03 Miner Reward Invalidation explains block validity rules.
Finally, a pull request template with a list of checks was added to help guide the contributors to dcrd.
dcrwallet: bugfixes and RPC improvements to support desktop and mobile wallets.
Developers are welcome to comment on this idea to derive stakepool keys from the HD wallet seed. This would eliminate the need to backup and restore redeem scripts, thus greatly improving wallet UX. (missed in July issue)
Decrediton: bugfixes, refactoring to make the sync process more robust, new loading animations, design polishing.
Politeia: multiple improvements to the CLI client (security conscious users with more funds at risk might prefer CLI) and security hardening. A feature to deprecate or timeout proposals was identified as necessary for initial release and the work started. A privacy enhancement to not leak metadata of ticket holders was merged.
Android: update from @collins: "Second test release for dcrandroid is out. Major bugs have been fixed since last test. Latest code from SPV sync has been integrated. Once again, bug reports are welcome and issues can be opened on GitHub". Ask in #dev room for the APK to join testing.
A new security page was added that allows one to validate addresses and to sign/verify messages, similar to Decrediton's Security Center. Work on translations is beginning.
Overall the app is quite stable and accepting more testers. Next milestone is getting the test app on the app store.
iOS: the app started accepting testers last week. @macsleven: "the test version of Decred Wallet for iOS is available, we have a link for installing the app but the builds currently require your UDID. Contact either @macsleven or @raedah with your UDID if you would like to help test.".
Nearest goal is to make the app crash free.
Both mobile apps received new design themes.
dcrdata: v3.0 was released for mainnet! Highlights: charts, "merged debits" view, agendas page, Insight API support, side chain tracking, Go 1.11 support with module builds, numerous backend improvements. Full release notes here. This release featured 9 contributors and development lead @chappjc noted: "This collaboration with @raedahgroup on our own block explorer and web API for @decredproject has been super productive.".
Up next is supporting dynamic page widths site wide and deploying new visual blocks home page.
Trezor: proof of concept implementation for Trezor Model T firmware is in the works (previous work was for Model One).
Ticket splitting: updated to use Go modules and added simnet support, several fixes.
docs: beginner's guide overhaul, multiple fixes and cleanups.
decred.org: added 3rd party wallets, removed inactive PoW pools and removed web wallet.
@Richard-Red is building a curated list of Decred-related GitHub repositories.
Welcome to new people contributing for the first time: @klebe, @s_ben, @victorguedes, and PrimeDominus!
Dev activity stats for September: 219 active PRs, 197 commits, 28.7k added and 18.8k deleted lines spread across 6 repositories. Contributions came from 4-10 developers per repository. (chart)

Network

Hashrate: started and ended the month around 75 PH/s, hitting a low of 60.5 and a new high of 110 PH/s. BeePool is again the leader with their share varying between 23-54%, followed by F2Pool 13-30%, Coinmine 4-6% and Luxor 3-5%. As in previous months, there were multiple spikes of unidentified hashrate.
Staking: 30-day average ticket price is 98 DCR (+2.4). The price varied between 95.7 and 101.9 DCR. Locked DCR amount was 3.86-3.96 million DCR, or 45.7-46.5% of the supply.
Nodes: there are 201 public listening nodes and 325 normal nodes per dcred.eu. Version distribution: 5% are v1.4.0(pre) dev builds (+3%), 30% on v1.3.0 (+25%), 42% on v1.2.0 (-20%), 15% on v1.1.2 (-7%), 6% on v1.1.0. More than 76% of nodes run v1.2.0 and higher and therefore support client filters. Data as of Oct 1.

ASICs

Obelisk posted two updates on their mailing list. 70% of Batch 1 units are shipped, an extensive user guide is available, Obelisk Scanner application was released that allows one to automatically update firmware. First firmware update was released and bumped SC1 hashrate by 10-20%, added new pools and fixed multiple bugs. Next update will focus on DCR1. It is worth a special mention that the firmware source code is now open! Let us hope more manufacturers will follow this example.
A few details about Whatsminer surfaced this month. The manufacturer is MicroBT, also known as Bitwei and commonly misspelled as Bitewei. Pangolinminer is a reseller, and the model name is Whatsminer D1.
Bitmain has finally entered Decred ASIC space with their Antminer DR3. Hash rate is 7.8 TH/s while pulling 1410 W, at the price of $673. These specs mean it has the best GH/W and GH/USD of currently sold miners until the Whatsminer or others come out, although its GH/USD of 11.6 already competes with Whatsminer's 10.5. Discussed on Reddit and bitcointalk, unboxing video here.

Integrations

Meet our 17th voting service provider: decredvoting.com. It is operated by @david, has 2% fee and supports ticket splitting. Reddit thread is here.
For a historical note, the first VSP to support ticket splitting was decredbrasil.com:
@matheusd started tests on testnet several months ago. I contacted him so we could integrate with the pool in June this year. We set up the machine in July and bought the first split ticket on mainnet, using the decredbrasil pool, on July 19. It was voted on July 30. After this first vote on mainnet, we opened the tests to selected users (with more technical background) on the pool. In August we opened the tests to everyone, and would call people who want to join to the #ticket_splitting channel, or to our own Slack (in Portuguese, so mostly Brazilian users). We have 28 split tickets already voted, and 16 are live. So little more than 40 split tickets total were bought on decredbrasil pool. (@girino in #pos-voting)
KuCoin exchange listed DCBTC and DCETH pairs. To celebrate their anniversary they had a 99% trading fees discount on DCR pairs for 2 weeks.
Three more wallets integrated Decred in September:
ChangeNow announced Decred addition to their Android app that allows accountless swaps between 150+ assets.
Coinbase launched informational asset pages for top 50 coins by market cap, including Decred. First the pages started showing in the Coinbase app for a small group of testers, and later the web price dashboard went live.

Adoption

The birth of a Brazilian girl was registered on the Decred blockchain using OriginalMy, a blockchain proof of authenticity services provider. Read the full story in Portuguese and in English.

Marketing

Advertising report for September is ready. Next month the graphics for all the ads will be changing.
Marketing might seem quiet right now, but a ton is actually going on behind the scenes to put the right foundation in place for the future. Discovery data are being analyzed to generate a positioning strategy, as well as a messaging hierarchy that can guide how to talk about Decred. This will all be agreed upon via consensus of the community in the work channels, and materials will be distributed.
Next, work is being done to identify the right PR partner to help with media relations, media training, and coordination at events. While all of this is coming up to speed, we believe the website needs a refresher reflecting the soon to be agreed upon messaging, plus a more intuitive architecture to make it easier to navigate. (@Dustorf)

Events

Attended:
Upcoming:
We'll begin shortly reviewing conferences and events planned for the first half of 2019. Highlights are sure to include The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami (Jan 16-18) and Consensus in NYC (May 14-16). If you have suggestions of events or conferences Decred should attend, please share them in #event_planning. In 2019, we would like to expand our presence in Europe, Asia, and South America, and we're looking for community members to help identify and staff those events. (@Dustorf)

Media

August issue of Decred Journal was translated to Russian. Many thanks to @DZ!
Rency cryptocurrency ratings published a report on Decred and incorporated a lot of feedback from the community on Reddit.
September issue of Chinese CCID ratings was published (snapshot), Decred is still at the bottom.
Videos:
Featured articles:
Articles:

Community Discussions

Community stats:
Comm systems news: Several work channels were migrated to Matrix, #writers_room is finally bridged.
Highlights:
Twitter: why decentralized governance and funding are necessary for network survival and the power of controlling the narrative; learning about governance more broadly by watching its evolution in cryptocurrency space, importance of community consensus and communications infrastructure.
Reddit: yet another strong pitch by @solar; question about buyer protections; dcrtime internals; a proposal to sponsor hoodies in the University of Cape Town; Lightning Network support for altcoins.
Chats: skills to operate a stakepool; voting details: 2 of 3 votes can approve a block, what votes really approve are regular tx, etc; scriptless script atomic swaps using Schnorr adaptor signatures; dev dashboard, choosing work, people do best when working on what interests them most; opportunities for governments and enterprise for anchoring legal data to blockchain; terminology: DAO vs DAE; human-friendly payments, sharing xpub vs payment protocols; funding btcsuite development; Politeia vote types: approval vote, sentiment vote and a defund vote, also linking proposals and financial statements; algo trading and programming languages (yes, on #trading!); alternative implementation, C/C++/Go/Rust; HFTs, algo trading, fake volume and slippage; offline wallets, usb/write-only media/optical scanners vs auditing traffic between dcrd and dcrwallet; Proof of Activity did not inspire Decred but spurred Decred to get moving, Wikipedia page hurdles; how stakeholders could veto blocks; how many votes are needed to approve a proposal; why Decrediton uses Electron; CVE-2018-17144 and over-dependence on single Bitcoin implementation, btcsuite, fuzz testing; tracking proposal progress after voting and funding; why the wallet does not store the seed at all; power connectors, electricity, wiring and fire safety; reasonable spendings from project fund; ways to measure sync progress better than block height; using Politeia without email address; concurrency in Go, locks vs channels.
#support is not often mentioned, but it must be noted that every day on this channel people get high quality support. (@bee: To my surprise, even those poor souls running Windows 10. My greatest respect to the support team!)

Markets

In September DCR was trading in the range of USD 34-45 / BTC 0.0054-0.0063. On Sep 6, DCR revisited the bottom of USD 34 / BTC 0.0054 when BTC quickly dropped from USD 7,300 to 6,400. On Sep 14, a small price rise coincided with both the start of KuCoin trading and hashrate spike to 104 PH/s. Looking at coinmarketcap charts, the trading volume is a bit lower than in July and August.
As of Oct 4, Decred is #18 by the number of daily transactions with 3,200 tx, and #9 by the USD value of daily issuance with $230k. (source: onchainfx)
Interesting observation by @ImacallyouJawdy: while we sit at 2018 price lows the amount locked in tickets is testing 2018 high.

Relevant External

ASIC for Lyra2REv2 was spotted on the web. Vertcoin team is preparing a new PoW algorithm. This would be the 3rd fork after two previous forks to change the algorithm in 2014 and 2015.
A report titled The Positive Externalities of Bitcoin Mining discusses the benefits of PoW mining that are often overlooked by the critics of its energy use.
A Brief Study of Cryptonetwork Forks by Alex Evans of Placeholder studies the behavior of users, developers and miners after the fork, and makes the cases that it is hard for child chains to attract users and developers from their parent chains.
New research on private atomic swaps: the paper "Anonymous Atomic Swaps Using Homomorphic Hashing" attempts to break the public link between two transactions. (bitcointalk, decred)
On Sep 18 Poloniex announced delisting of 8 more assets. That day they took a 12-80% dive showing their dependence on this one exchange.
Circle introduced USDC markets on Poloniex: "USDC is a fully collateralized US dollar stablecoin using the ERC-20 standard that provides detailed financial and operational transparency, operates within the regulated framework of US money transmission laws, and is reinforced by established banking partners and auditors.".
Coinbase announced new asset listing process and is accepting submissions on their listing portal. (decred)
The New York State Office of the Attorney General posted a study of 13 exchanges that contains many insights.
A critical vulnerability was discovered and fixed in Bitcoin Core. Few days later a full disclosure was posted revealing the severity of the bug. In a bitcointalk thread btcd was called 'amateur' despite not being vulnerable, and some Core developers voiced their concerns about multiple implementations. The Bitcoin Unlimited developer who found the bug shared his perspective in a blog post. Decred's vision so far is that more full node implementations is a strength, just like for any Internet protocol.

About This Issue

This is the 6th issue of Decred Journal. It is mirrored on GitHub, Medium and Reddit. Past issues are available here.
Most information from third parties is relayed directly from source after a minimal sanity check. The authors of Decred Journal have no ability to verify all claims. Please beware of scams and do your own research.
Feedback is appreciated: please comment on Reddit, GitHub or #writers_room on Matrix or Slack.
Contributions are also welcome: some areas are adding content, pre-release review or translations to other languages.
Credits (Slack names, alphabetical order): bee, Dustorf, jz, Haon, oregonisaac, raedah and Richard-Red.
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Babylonian Money Magic: The Secret Power Of The Deep State & How To Break Free From The Slave Matrix

I wanted to make a post to demonstrate how the Deep State controls the world through Babylonian Money Magic & Debt Based Slavery which is a major leg of Babylonian Money Magic.
Money really started in Babylon. They ruined the entire country & everyone became debt slaves. Back then, they used look at the King like an inspired God so it was easy to fool the people. They presented money as a useful tool but it was more like a siphon that would allow the Deep State to milk everyone. The basic premise is that make the people think money makes life better, get to to use it, and vacuum it all up. It is extremely easy to vacuum it all up when one prints money. The head of the Deep State has always been the money printing bankers.
Babylon was a Idol Worshiping hell hole with slaves, people sacrificing kids to Lucifer, and all kinds of sick stuff. The Deep State had the entire game rigged in their favor and the people were totally brainwashed. They always wish it was like this for us today but we are WAY smarter in modern times and more aware. Babylon was so evil that it was overrun in a war so they moved to Rome & convinced Julius Ceasar to work with them to enslave the masses with Debt Slavery. In exchange, Ceasar would make a fortune. He was an egocentric piece of shit like many politicians so he easily agreed. Overtime, Rome was completely bankrupted and that is the reason it fell. They convinced the invading Army to let them keep Rome & Rome was used to spread Babylonian Money Magic & Debt Slavery worldwide. Before Babylon, the entire planet was in a phase called the Golden Age when nobody used money.
This is the gist of it all. These bankers are basically the Khazarian Mafia. Their official title is called the 'Saturn Death Cult'. They worship Saturn as part of their religion & they sacrifice many to Lucifer including children, soldiers, civilians, and others. They are a Cult. These aren't just rogue businessmen that ruined the world. These are a religious cult with the religion being Lucifer. They are decepted into thinking that Lucifer will exalt them as Slave-Masters where each Khazarian gets 3000 civilian slaves. To them, they are the chosen people of Lucifer just like the Jews believe they are the chosen people of God. We are all equal so both are wrong. They keep wondering why Lucifer doesn't show up and fulfill the process like we wonder why Christ hasn't returned yet. I have dug into over 10,000 pages of research plus have read over 10,000 in college over 9 years studying Business Psychology. I know a little bit but I am in no way trying to brag. My only concern is a good future for us all. In my research, I have dug into books full of spiritual secrets. Just like the Luciferians have their evil book of secrets, we have our good book of secrets. Through digging, I found that Jesus has been waiting at the door for us to stop crying & start practicing the only 2 things that will bring a Utopia to the world (Love & Forgiveness). Once we practice this on a planetary scale, Jesus will arrive. I am afraid we were mislead into believing we have to wait for the world to get so bad that Jesus feels sorry for us and saves us. This is a great manipulation because it caused us all to want death & destruction because we think Jesus will come back. The truth is, the death & destruction is what motivates us to finally stop doing what we think is right, and start doing what the ingenious Jesus knows is right. Love builds planetary wealth because love means wanting to do good things for other people. When we are in a constant state of love, we are constantly channeling love in our local environment which makes it better even when we don't do anything! Here is a man who channeled love to 1 jar of rice vs hate to a 2nd jar of rice to prove the point:
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Still, when people channel love, it means they want to do good things to other people or things. This causes them to improve their local reality. When everyone is improving their local reality at the same time or at least most people are, the world improves and becomes wealthier. A Wealthy Planet looks like a Utopia. Money has nothing to do with it. We can have all the money imaginable but if the planet looks like shit, it means its poor.
Forgiveness on the other hand ends revenge or negative Karma. By ending revenge/negative-karma, we stop destroying the world. Wars, infighting, ect.. all destroy the planet and make us poorer. Forgiveness ends the destruction. For this very reason, Jesus explained that if we want to live in a Utopia, all we have to do is love & forgive all people including those Khazarians. If a mass murder is caught, he can be forgiven, but he has to be quarantined for the sake of the other people. Its too risky to keep him free. Love means love to all people equally not just the mass murderer. Now, when we jail a man for 60 years just for selling crack cocaine, that's brutal. That's not showing any love at all. Putting him in a cage for 60 years causes much more harm than good. As you can see, the lack of love is harmful. Anyone can end up in jail. Almost 1% of America is in jail but guess who makes all the money from our criminals? The Deep State runs all business including corporations, the Government, & illegal businesses like human trafficking.
By the way, all these tips are good for all religions including muslims, Jews, ect... Religions are all controlled by the Deep State from the top. All Christian, Muslim, Jewish, ect.. leaders are all Deep State Luciferians fooling us all. For Christians, they tried to make religion as cheesy and non-nonsensical as possible so that we would be repulsed and become atheists. They also made every action into a sin to imprison us. Sex, for example, is no sin. The idea that we have to be perfect is a Deep State plant to confuse the masses. Its about growth, not perfection. Religion doesn't matter. Religions are just cults trying to tell us how to think. We don't need them or their priests to reach God. All of life is God.
Some may be wondering why this economic post has shifted to religion, it is because religion is a key part of it. The Khazarian Mafia isn't like a TV mafia that robs everyone. They are a religious cult worshiping Lucifer. If anyone wants to know more about Lucifer & his direct connection to the cult who is milking the world, you can read it here: https://www.reddit.com/PoliticalConspiracy/comments/8blshk/exposing_how_archons_are_milking_humanity_for_an/
So this is the Deep State. They created Babylonian Money Magic & Debt Based Slavery strictly to ruin the world by transferring all the wealth from the 99.9% to them. They do this for various reasons, not just money. They want to breed misery & suffering for all kinds of reasons but one of them is to cripple humanity so that we can't help ourselves or progress in life. This way, we stay low & easily exploitable. The only reason we are piercing through their iron grip as we speak is because we are mentally evolving beyond their control. Its like if a man keeps pigs within a fence. The pigs want to be free but they don't know how to be free. Eventually the intelligence of the pigs evolves to the point that they realize they can just ram the fence & run off into the woods where they will be free & happy. We are doing this as humanity right now. Mark my words this is true. It's not a matter if "if" but "when". This is why they are quickly trying to raise the level of tyranny with their attempts to start WW3 to create the Socialist, Luciferian NWO complete with Concentration Camps, genocide of non-Luciferians including atheists, 5G kill grid genocide to depopulate the world, legalize pedophilia & bestiality, sacrifice children to Lucifer openly, and all kinds of sickening things. Some of us here have been awake since 2016. It took us many months of ass busting work just to convince the sleepers that HRC was a pedophile or that the Deep State even exists. Later the woke ones pushed the fact they worship Lucifer. Keep in mind, we were laughed at, cussed out, called names, & all kinds of stuff when we were opening people's eyes but eventually, they woke up & started listening to all that is simply but the truth veiled in incredible secrecy. Now that people believe the world is run by a Luciferian cult, the next step is to understand that Lucifer is the leader of the intergalactic deep state but even Lucifer is in its final days. No matter what happens, just know this story will end good for all of us. That is guaranteed except if we do nothing but I can see all the woke people are working. The idea is to speed up the process so we can enjoy life. I won't go through all the Lucifer stuff here, but here is the link again: https://www.reddit.com/PoliticalConspiracy/comments/8blshk/exposing_how_archons_are_milking_humanity_for_an/
After the Lucifer stuff is understood, the final frontier is God. That area of things is utterly magical and I can in no way explain how magical it is in human terms nor can the human mind imagine it. Once the God element is understood, all of life makes perfect sense. Imagine if someone took you to an underground prison & said this is your new home for the rest of your life. You would probably panic, kick, scream, and get hysterical but then imagine if all your friends & family came in and said it was all big practical joke. You would calm down and shrug it off. That is the secret behind life itself. None of this is real. Its all a matrix video game of our own making but we have to agree to erase our old memories before birthing into this place. We are all incredibly high powered, totally evolved perfect being running this matrix for a long list of complicated reasons which will all make sense in the future when the worldwide Spiritual Awakening hits. The Deep State knows all about this but they are hiding the truth from us because the truth will set us free. It's too complicated to explain right now but if anyone wants to learn more about this, you can read "Conversations With God" trilogy but its really a 9 book set. Q even mentions stuff about this here and there. Here is Q mentioning how the Luciferians are milking us for LOOSE energy which is created out of Misery itself:
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He is just hinting at it but it looks to me like he's warming up for the bombshells. If Q was really part of a fake show, which nobody knows for sure, then he is appealing to the really woke people who know what's up to convince us that he is real. Either way, considering the Khazarians have fooled us since the age of Babylon, we can never underestimate them. These people are Master manipulators using all kinds of technology to manipulate including AI tech.
So lets get back to how Babylonian Money Magic works.
  1. The top of the Deep State are banks because banks control the money printing machines. This means banks are infinitely wealthy. There is not a year that goes by when banks don't print a bunch of money for selfish reasons like to buy Corporations, to bail out their bankrupted Banks, to bribe 3rd world tyrants, to pocket in their own accounts, to fund the drug trade, to fund child trafficking, to fund ISIS, to fund gangs, & pretty much all kinds of very sick things. Banks literally own everything in the end. They are the secret hand behind every Corporation, Mafia, large Gang, Education Centers, & pretty much all things related to power. Who controls the banks? The "Saturn Death Cult". The "Saturn Death Cult" is the official name of Earth's Deep State. So now we can see why Banks are so utterly powerful. Not only do they control the money printing machines but they also control our money because we deposit all of it in their banks. From there, they constantly have 95% in use to produce more wealth. They hand your money out in loans, invest in new businesses like Uber, buy Bitcoin, or whatever they want. No matter what happens, they keep getting richer and richer and richer while we all keep getting poorer and poorer. Btw, when they claim the richest people are Billionaires, that is a total lie. I spoke to a very rich man who told me they have Trillionaire's, Quadrillionsiares, and beyond. Ultimately the banks are the richest. Just the Rothschild family themselves own half the world! We have to share the other half and the rest of the Deep State hogged up most of the other half.
  2. Lower level controllers of money are also making a fortune. They always have. These are the people who rig the Stock Market to guarantee they make money, they get a cut of the money every time it goes from one country to the other, & they have an infinite amount of other ways to play us for fools behind closed doors. When they print money to pocket it, they reduce the value of our dollar. That is why a movie used to cost a nickel and now it costs $20. Imagine how much money they have been printing? They even control all the 3rd world countries because they give them money masked as "humanitarian funds" but its actually being pocketed by the tyrants, who in exchange serve the Bankers like slaves. Its very sad because the locals never see a dime. It all ends up in the 3rd world Deep State's pockets. Even in Jesus' time, they were making 40%-80% by exchanging money into shekels so that it could be used to purchase animals for sacrifice. Jesus got so upset at seeing this con-operation, he let the animals out and flipped over the money-changing tables. The Sanhedrin Group, a Deep State element that worked for the Roman Empire, already wanted to kill him but now they lost their money-changing business. Nobody dared change money while Jesus was still alive after that. They waited a long time before resuming operations. A group of Hebrews created an anti-banking league which went all the way to 33AD when the Romans came in and slaughtered them all in Jerusalem where they destroyed the Temple and all that. They wanted to make an example of that group. The Roman Empire & the Pope figurehead killed many, many people just to make themselves a lot richer. Eventually they bankrupted Rome causing it to fall. This is why empires fall. It is because the Bankers are milking it for all its worth. They are also harvesting money out of all the Corporations they own (they own most), their criminals empires like human trafficking, drugs, ect.., taxes, high education costs, and pretty much anyway they can vacuum up our money. They control the speed of the vacuum so the vacuum can go fast, or it can go so slow that money increases in the economy. The reason the economy improves is because the elites have to use that money to hire us to do their dirty work. So they are giving us money which improves the economy, but their high powered vacuums are sucking it all back up. They have many, MANY vacuums running all at once. Meanwhile, we are here doing all their dirty work as slaves for chump change. They pay us as low as possible because the more they pay us, the more they have to vacuum up all the money.
  3. All those taxes that are said to go to helping us are actually used to harm us. Less than 5% helps us. The rest funds child trafficking, drug trafficking, bribing politicians, and whatever is needed. If our taxes aren't enough to fill their greed, they just print money which is also a tax. Inflation is a tax. When people print money, the value of your money goes down so its theft. If your 5 cents buys you a movie ticket but then the banks print so much that you need $20 to buy a ticket, that means you have to really work hard to catch up. Its just like getting robbed. No different at all.
  4. They create a serious lack of money in society for a few reasons. One, it keeps everyone busy running menial jobs so that we don't have time to do stuff that matters like spend time with the kids, raise them well, collaborate online to discuss strategies for the future, exercise, or do jobs that matter like removing graffiti from our streets, figuring something out for the homeless, beautifying the city, ect... Instead, we stand like fools at Walmart taking people's money only to hand it to the Corporate Slavemasters who are controlled by the Bankers. Do you see how it all works? You spend an entire 8-10 hours just standing there and doing the same thing over and over again until you go crazy! How does this help the world? I would much rather have you clean up street graffiti to be honest. All a Walmart worker does is collect money for the Deep State in exchange for people picking up way overpriced products. The products are overpriced because they keep the amount of resources they have a highly guarded secret from us. They have such oceans of resources, if a 90 year old man even saw a glimpse of it, he would start doing backflips. That amount of resources is so insane that it would justify dropping the price of everything by over 95! Its like sand. We say sand is worthless but its only "worthless" because we have a seemingly endless supply of it. Nobody would pay me anything if I tried to sell them sand but it is a useful thing to have on the planet and we have so much that its free. The Corporations were unable to harvest all of our sand, and then sell it back to us for high prices. They do that with other stuff like oil, metal, wood, plastics, aluminum, ect... They just harvest everything in site, hoard thousands of years worth, and then pretend we have a shortage to justify high pricing & poverty. It's all a big gimmick folks. So they keep society as poor as possible to not only freeze us in place since we are busy trying to get money from their corporate slave jobs, but also to prevent us from making any progress due to all the lost time. Also, when people are desperate, they are ripe for Bribery so they bribe the shit out of us whether we are bribed with $11 an hour to stand for 8 hours collecting money for Walmart or if we are Bribed $100,000 a month to run drugs for them. They abuse the shit out of their black hat criminals btw. They jail them, juice them for whatever they can, & endlessly abuse the shit out of them demanding more and more. If they don't give them more, they jail them to punish them. It's completely sick. Those criminals acted out of desperation & they get sucked into the deep state whirlwind of hellish suffering. So they have us poor, extremely busy doing boring shit, and cornered. There is no other way to get money. The only way to get money is if the Deep State gives it to us or if we share what we have with each other. They have most of the money though. Even the money we deposited into banks is being used. If more than 5% of society was to withdraw, the banks would say they don't' have it because they don't. It's all invested in making them richer.
  5. To further the damage, they no longer use these corporations normally. A real hospital is totally different than what we see today. A real hospital is way more human and cheaper. The Rockefellers changed all that. They made hospitals expensive and barbaric. They hid all the cures. They make more money that way. They even poison all the air, water, and atmosphere because it makes you see more Doctors meaning more money for them. This is another money vacuum. They do this with so many things. They sell you addicting sugary bullshit all the time so you get addicted and unhealthy meaning you buy more snacks and go to the Doctor more. They run fake wars. They just pretend the 2 presidents can't get along and then they tell the tax payers to pay the gigantic bill to the corporations who create all the weapons, ammo, and gear. Dick Cheney made a fucking killing out of the Iraq War! I think he is running Haliberton. Obama ran the heroine fields of Afghanistan where he important all that shit and got all the kids addicted to heroine in our neighborhoods plus through pharmaceuticals. George HW Bush, aka Poppy because he's addicting to his own heroine, is the leader of the worldwide drug trade. We had the drug Kingpin of the world as our President. He started in Texas in 1957 with the CIA. What a joke. All these poor drug addicts got all fucked up for nothing. We blame the drug addict but I am showing you a vision of what's beneath the veil of illusion you are seeing in the world today. This is just about the most transparency as one can get because they will never give us transparency. Doing so would mean they cannot conduct all kinds of evils which they do behind closed doors. We can beg all we want. It will never happen. They printed out all the money and stole whatever they could to buy everything on the world and they have weaponized it against us. Just the Rothschild family themselves own half the planet! When I tell people we need a max wage of maybe 25 million, they argue with me because they assume they will one day have more than that and they don't want any restrictions on their path to billion. Can you imagine how brainwashed Americans have become. We aren't seeing what is right in front of us. They broadcast the message of a good hard working American who goes to College and accomplishes all his dreams but this rarely every actually happens even for people with Master's degrees because they have Bankrupted America so badly, even Degree holders don't make much. The PhD college professors make $5 when they add up all the on and off hours they work. The university gives them a set amount of hours but overload their work so that they are forced to work past hours of pay or they are severely punished. Its disgusting. When its all said an done, they work 80 hours a week for $5 an hour. So basically thinking of it like this. They are destroying the planet and making a fortune out of doing so. We are the slaves doing it for them because we run all the businesses they claim to own. The only reason we do it is because they control us with fear. If we don't do shitty things on their behalf, they say they will cut us off. To say something to that the a population of people who are already financially desperate is a cold thing to do but they don't care. They are competing with each other to see how has the most Quadrillions. A desperate population is ripe for bribing. The man at Walmart doing repetitive movements is being bribed. The drug dealer is being bribed. Everyone loses but the Deep State wins. The House always wins.
  6. When the population is so desperate to survive, they just loan money at high interest rates. This is where Debt Based Slavery comes in. Once you owe money to someone, you become their slave. They are printing our own money at 13 cents a bill and loaning it to us at high interests rate so a $100 dollar bill costs 13 cents to make but they loan it to us for $100 plus interest. Rothschild, a foreign British James Bond like villain owns the Federal Reserve. He's not even American. He just made a giant straw to suck all the money out of America and put it in his bank accounts. Sure, he owns half the planet, but some people are ambitious you know. That's the magic of opportunity! I'm only joking but how many people do you know are so brainwashed that they think like this.
This is a gist of how Babylonian money magic works. Debt Based Slavery is the final element. It is the banks saving us from bankruptcy while putting us in this place to begin with. It's all big game and the 99.9% are the brunt of the joke. Even the politicians, Hollywood deep staters, MSM media, and other low level Deep State goons are part of the slave hierarchy. The only slavemasters are the banks. The rest of it operates as top down slavery. Everyone is a slave. Even if Rachel Maddow is making a lot of money by being a good slave, they force her into humiliating things like eating shit, fucking animals, and all kinds of horrid things because it pleases their Lucifer. The filthiest human beings on Earth who worship Lucifer are making the most money out of all of us because they rigged the system like a Casino and in a Casino, the House always win. The players always lose.
The only way to not lose in a Casino is to walk out. We can beg and beg century after century that they unrig the system but every time we do, they just point and laugh at our faces. They laugh all the way to the bank! No amount of begging or crying will help.
Do you know how they have stopped 7 billion people from standing up to the banks? Simple. They just put on a fake WWE show where seemingly benevolent forces are fighting the Deep State so that we end up being pacified and do nothing to help ourselves. This is called the Masonic Checkerboard Technique. We see both White & Black squares but never realize all of them are on the same team. To us, its like a football game that never ends. The game just keeps going and going. Sometimes its between Republicans and Democrats. Sometimes its between the US and USSR. Sometimes its between the US and Nazi Germany. The Nazis are part of the same deep state as our very Government is. Those US & USSR were allies the whole time. They just used each other as bogeymen to trick us all into paying more tax dollars to expand the military. The military is not for our protection. It is to protect the Bankers from us but the soldiers who are inside the military are completely unaware of this. They think they are doing an honorable thing for us. You should see how shitty they are treated inside of the military. If you think we are slaves, they are the real slaves. I know because I did 3 years. Cops are another group of hardcore slaves who think they are helping the people but are really there to prevent the people from going against the Bankers and to milk us with fines. They don't pull us over because they care about us. They pull us over to give us a bill. No matter what we do, we are milked endlessly.
This is a general idea of how Babylonian Money Magic works. The House always wins. The people always lose. To create Socialism in America, they not only important a lot of the Nazi Party members like John Podesta or Rod Rosenstein or even Merkel in Germany, but they also are desperately trying to bankrupt America as fast as possible until we are standing in 4 hours lines for break and soup. Once this happens, they will rig up an emergency to suspend the constitution, install Socialism, open the concentrations camps, and prepare the world for the NWO with the Pope as the anti-Christ. Why are we using this system? Because we are brainwashed that with enough slave labor, we will become billionaires. It's all bullshit. The players never win in the casino. Only the Casino wins. Nobody else.
But, what if I told you there was a way to disconnect ourselves? What if we can just walk out of the Casino and be free? As in the example before, the poor pigs want their God given right for freedom but the little wooden fence is blocking their path. They don't realize they can use their combined strength to just ram the fence, leave, and be forever free. In the pigs mind, he is hopelessly stuck as a prisoner who is being fed only to be eventually slaughtered. It's not hopeless though, the pig will one day evolve to be smart enough to realize he can combine forces with the other pigs and break down the fence. That is exactly what we are facing here. The humans don't know what to do to break the cycle of slavery because people are seeing an illusion instead of the grim truth beneath the illusion. I have pretty much explained the grim reality here but there is a way of breaking out of the fence and freeing ourselves as a people. I spend 2 years studying day and night to figure this out. It's so easy. Not only will we be forever free, the Deep State will lose all of their power at the same time. To top things off, all crime related crimes will disappear, poverty will disappear, fake wars will disappear, everyone will be relieved of the insane amount of responsibilities we are put under, life will improve, planetary wealth will increase, freedom will be attained, peace will be established, the human trafficking trade will die alone with all money based crimes, transparency would be established, poverty would be erased, income inequality would be erased, the future NWO plans would be erased, and pretty much every aspect of life would improve.
If the Secret to our enslavement is that the House, who controls all the money including what we deposit in the banks, is money itself, then we should simply change the world system from a money-trade based system, into a gifting based system. To get a gist of the gifting based system, see the 12 minute video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZkQv25uEs
The strategy is this: We already run everything including the banks. They just run the highest positions is all. The rest of the businesses, power centers, the FBI, the NSA, the CIA, NATO, McDonalds, Apple, the Police, the Military, ect.. is all run by us. We make up 99.9% of the work force so we basically run it. The Deep State is the one who gives us orders from the top down slave-system they made. We do as we are told because we don't know any other way to survive without their money. Since we run the entirety of the system, lets just keep running it without the money element.
This basically means the bus driver refuses to accept payment, the deli guy makes free sandwiches, the police patrol the streets for free, the furniture maker makes stuff for free, the wood chopping company chops wood for free, ect... We all do the same exact thing we are doing now but take the middle man, money, out of the equation. This will instantly free us up. No longer are jobs held up because of money problems. We can just keep moving without stumbling due to a lack of funding. We can hire more help without worrying about the costs. Everybody would not only work for free, but we would also consume for free. The world itself would pay for the consumption. As long as we keep moving, the machine keeps feeding us instead of the Bankers. When we use money, we are feeding the bankers, not ourselves. When we dump money, we are feeding ourselves therefore we are instantly a LOT more richer as a community.
As far as ownership, we can no longer consent that the Rothschild family owns half the world and the rest of the Deep State owns the other half while the 99.9% are stuck fighting over the pennies. No fucking way. This isn't working for me. It's not working for the people on this board. Its not working for people in Africa, Russia, China, or nowhere else on the planet. The only ones benefiting from this are the bankers. Once in a while we all get a good run where we do OK but that can change overnight. Some people are wrecked. They have a criminal background or a lot of debt or child support or whatever it is that is wrecking them. Many are homeless even though we have more than enough homes but the bankers want more money which we don't have because they stole it all. Even if we give away our restaurant food, the Deep State plants little trouble makers who are hired to claim they were poisoned by the food so they can sue the restaurant owner as punishment for benefiting society. Now the restaurant owner is forced to dump all of his food in the trash because he is afraid of getting sued. Again, he is controlled by money. Fuck all this bullshit. All we need to do is stop using their money and SHARE all businesses, education centers, Government buildings, and whatever the hell else is an institution means to serve society. All of that shit becomes equally all of ours. We would make it totally transparent so anyone can go into the back offices of Apple and inspect it for evil. Do you know how much evil, diabolical shit is going on now without transparency? Its disgraceful and sickening. These bankers & their Deep State minions have shows where children are murdered in savage wage right on stage just for their own entertainment. Some of these ritual slaves escaped and blew the whistle. They take people, put them in a cage, and burn them for their Satanic Rituals. These people are seriously fucking demented & they claimed ownership of the entire planet! We are sitting here just waking up to our own slavery. We didn't even know we were slaves just 3 years ago. So we would share all of the businesses & power centers. Our own homes and stuff would belong to us only. Anything personal is our own. Anything that serves society belongs to us all. All the hoards of resources, tech, and knowledge belong to us all. We just share everything as fairly as possible in our local realities.
Finally, we just work like regular and that job pays for our consumption. Anyone raising kids, going to college, watching a sick elderly person, or anything like that is already working so they don't need to find a 2nd job. That is a job. A lot of the women who wanted to go back to raising kids can finally do so. Rockafeller fooled women into thinking corporate slaves was a good thing. This way, the women get taxes and used as slaves while the kids find a new parent which is the government teacher once again controlled by the banking class. Then they lowered wages so that 2 people have to work just to survive. Having kids is so overwhelming, I seriously, and I mean seriously recommend not having kids right now. Either way, we need to naturally depopulate over the next few generations. 4-5 billion is good but 7 billion is too heavy. The Deep State wants us down to 500 million for control reasons while good people assume 4-5 billion is fair. Deep State does this through wars and mass murder. Good guys do this with education. As long as we work at least 25 hours a week, I think we will all be OK. All those boring, menial jobs where we collect money for walmart will be gone. All accounting jobs gone. All banker jobs gone. We want them gone. This way, we free up the people to do the more important work like finding homeless people homes, removing graffiti, destroying the drug factories, upgrading the hospitals, rebuilding war torn cities, and much more valuable thins. There is nothing valuable about some spending all year collecting money for Walmart. There is nothing valuable about running mathematical numbers to process taxes for the Deep State. The world isn't actually improving. We can really improve the world in an ocean of ways. That's real MAGA. That's fun MAGA and we would all be doing our own thing to MAGA. The world would very quickly build up in wealth so we can all enjoy planetary wealth.
So we end the use of money, share all things that serve society while keeping our private property (home, car, stuff inside house), and work/consume for free. This will knock out 2 birds with 1 stone. First, we will no longer be slaves. We will be completely liberated. There is no way to enslave us without the money. 2nd, we will pull the rug up from under the Bankers feet. Goldman Sachs execs will no longer be Gods among men, they will no be men among men. The new system would basically create a world of true equal opportunity. If I can do it, then you can do it. In this work, they say if Rothschild could own half the planet, everyone can own half the planet. That is complete bullshit and nobody should believe this shit. They laugh in backrooms as they puff on their cigars that we all seem to believe that we will be rich if we slave hard enough. All that happens is that we become slaves and stay poor with stupid pipe dreams. We would enrich the entire planet and level out the playing field at the same time!!! Who wouldn't want this except for the bankers of course or maybe extremely brainwashed people who cannot see through the illusion.
One last thing, I hope that Trump & Q are ready but considered we have been fooled since the age of Babylon, I wouldn't be surprised if we are fooled again. What they always do is put a seemingly benevolent force against the Deep State. They beat the shit out of each other on TV so we think good forces are fighting for us. This can be republicans VS democrats, the US vs Nazis, or whatever it may be. We end up rooting for the good guys without realizing they are all bad guys putting on a fake WWE show where the banker is Vince McMann. This is call the Masonic Checkerboard Technique. This is done so we end up being pacified and do nothing. For this reason, we have to do something as an insurance policy in case we are being bamboozled again.
We have a perfect plan to fix it all of the world's problems & shut down the NWO in 1 foul swoop. If we don't do it, God knows how many more generations will have to suffer before the woke population musters up enough courage to do it. Its better just to do it now and get it over with so we can reap all the many rewards, save our futures, and save the future generations. All it takes is loving cooperation just as Jesus said. We have to be united. Either unite or die. They push "Divide & Conquer" hard for this reason. We hold unspeakable power when united. Everyone will see that once we unite. They are afraid of a united people.
All we have to do is meme the shit out of this idea until enough people hear about it and see through the fake illusions the bankers setup for us. Once we think we can get 5% of the population to act, we just do it. 5% is critical mass. When 5% does something beneficial, the other 95% follow. We can do all this very quickly.
Think of us like a sports team VS the bankers who are another sports team. We were a disunited group of 7 billion VS a very united group of 8500. Once we unite, we will outpower them like crazy and this is done inside the mind so it doesn't take more than a second to do. Everyone is only responsible for their own mind. If you can do it, you have achieved success. Next, we push the idea non-stop until the masses find out just like we pushed the idea that HRC was a pedophile. It isn't really hard. It just requires persistence. Once we feel comfortable with our numbers, we push to stop using the money and just do it. We can do it nationwide but if people see us doing it here, they will be quickly inspired to do it in their own countries so I have no doubt this will become a worldwide event.
We are like the pigs who are upset about being fenced in. We found out in 2016 but now, after a lot of thinking and brainstorming, figured out we can push ourselves past the gate and be forever free. We can do this ASAP instead of waiting for decades for the Deep State to free us which will probably never happen to be honest. i think we are the hero of the story. The Deep State things we are the hero which is why they use the Masonic Checkerboard Technique. We have to realize that we are the hero. We have to unite. We have to break through the gate together as a team. We will be free, NWO plans will be canceled, and life will become fun again.
Honestly, this is the most pivotal point in human history. Should we walk out of the Banker Casino and be forever free or do we keep trying to beat the rigged games even though we have been on a non-stop losing spree since the age of Babylon?
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https://www.reddit.com/PoliticalConspiracy/comments/8brj5t/positive_systems_to_replace_our_corrupt/
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Taking a huge risk while young with no kids. If it fails, FIRE target through traditional work in 6-8 years. If it works, FIRE before 30. Anyone else with a similar story, like starting a business or something?

Hey ladies and gents, they say goals are best acomplished if you tell others, so here is my story, and my plan. This is going to be a wildly unpopular opinion, but rest assured I researched my decisions carefully, have the traditional FIRE plan in place should my gamble fail, and it will not impact any children. The FIRE plan is pretty general, so I'll spare you the details. Ill be saving my usual 60% of each paycheck, and I'll keep enjoying inexpensive hobbies, like mountain biking, hiking, and camping. The question is, how to invest the savings for the best return? The method I decided on will seem very controvertial, so let me be clear, I know it may not work. Actually, it likely will not work the way I plan out. But the possible benefits are an extra 10 years of life without waking up to an alarm clock.
Background
I am young, as in 25. I am a family medicine intern. My wife is 24, a resident optometrist. We both grew up almost poor. Like, "always had a roof, but in a cramped house; always got a few christmas presents, but had parents that could barely get to the next paycheck, and sometimes racked up credit card debt to do so" kind of poor. We also graduated from high school into the teeth of the Great Recession. Between that and our combined 15 years of college/professional school, we are experts at surviving off nothing and delaying purchases until we absolutely need them. We do not want kids, so we do not have to be as financially secure as a normal family. We are doing well now, with combined incomes of $5000 and $2000 per month for myself and my wife, respectively. This is more money flowing in than we have ever had. And we are so frugal, we usually only spend 30-40% of each paycheck.
*Plus, I was a vandweller for a while, so I know have a Plan C as well*
So, since we are so young, and yet toughened, we can take risks now and still have a decent length working life to make up for the likely failure of those risks. However, should the risk pay off, we could possibly FatFIRE within 1-2 years. I'd say the chance of that success is... maybe 1 in 3. It was good enough for Sean Connery and the Red October. And to have some time in our 20s back from the hellhole that is professional education... oh my god so worth the risk.
So, in the hopes that people will recognize we did not make this decision lightly, and we are simply trying to go out of the box, even the normal FIRE box, to attain freedom. Here is our story, and here is our plan.
Learning how to invest
Back in 2016, I had read some of the MMM blogs, and a few thousand dollars saved up. I was looking for anything that had decent returns, and a friend showed me how the Dow had tanked on news about China, and how he wished he had cash when the price was lower. At the time, I questioned the wisdom of buying when the market was going down. He looked at me, smiled, and told me it was just on sale.
So I got a Wealthfront account and put a few hundred in at 90% stocks. The market recovered within months and I had a pretty good return. I then took some funds out. I tried timing things using the "FeaGreed Index" and Warren Buffets "be greedy when others are fearful" advice. I wasn't a day trader, more of a week trader. Then the stock market went down a little, and I bought more. I was just super lucky, but I thought I had a good stomach for risk at that point.
Finding... (Dare I say it...) cryptocurrencies
Here I may lose some of you, if you hate the idea of cryptocurrencys, and I respect your opinion. They are almost all speculation at this point, so I don't blame you.
Anyway, I went looking for other, more volatile markets to apply Buffets advice after stocks flattened out in 2016. My sister's boyfriend told me he played with cryptocurrencies. So, I took some money off Wealthfront and I dabbled a bit on Gemini with Bitcoin ($600 at the time) and Ethereum ($12 at the time). I did my best to sell high, and buy in when FUD went around. I had put in maybe 1/2 of all my savings at that point. In total, my savings was only $15k then, but that was literally my life savings. Most was in Ethereum since it was cheaper. I started researching Bitcoin and Ethereum, and I liked Eth better.
Naturally, Ethereum took a 30% dump to $9, and I realized that "volatile" meant down as well as up. Feeling a little stung, I pulled most of my remaining funds from Ethereum to even out my stock gains to avoid capital gains tax headaches (since I had no idea how any of that worked back then either.)
Equally naturally, Ethereum then went off the rails to $40 before I could get my cash back in. The FOMO was strong, and I'm still kicking myself for missing that huge first leap. Luckily, it went from $40 to $400 in the span of a year. I had gone from $15k to $150k. I was in vapor lock for most of 2017 over this. I had never built up so much, so fast, and especially as it went higher in Autumn. At that point, I decided to pull from Ethereum and diversify in the cryptos, thinking the other shoe must be about to drop.
XRP and the New Years 2018 Ripple Pump
My sister's boyfriend again gave me some advice. He casually mentioned Ripple might be picked up by some big companies. My first thought was, "What the heck is a Ripple?" So I did some digging, and managed to get on the Kraken exchange, and glitched my way to a few hundred thousand XRP, while saving some of my precious Ethereum. Then XRP had that massive speculative pump, and I suddenly had over a 7-figure net worth within weeks. I was giddy. Then the market slumped. No big deal, I told myself. Then XRP took an 80% dump. *80. FREAKING. PERCENT.*
I lost over $800,000 on paper from the high. I consoled myself on still having a mid 6-figure net worth, even to this day, but that didn't help much. As to why I did not withdraw at the peak, it was because I was simply astonished, a bit greedy, and I had no idea how such massive capital gains would impact my taxes, since they would be short term gains. At the time, I remember deciding not to decide and just roll with it. I knew I was young enough to deal with the volatility. So Im still holding on, even as the cryptocurrency market stumbles along.
The Gamble
Thank you for reading along this far. Before going any further, allow me to clarify that I don't want to sound like a gambler who can make his losses back with "just one more good hand..." which this will certainly sound like. My calculated risk is this: We will pour every extra cent that we can into XRP until we are 30 or have $6-8 million, whichever comes first. We would never do any leverage trades, as buying on margin is as stupid as essentially burning money in such volatile markets. If XRP has not taken off by the time we are 30, we will re-evaluate it against other cryptos with use-cases or stocks. Meanwhile, we will remain as frugal as we have always been, and continue to save at least 60% of each paycheck. The idea is this: plenty of people discover the FIRE movement in their 30s, after having terrible financial habits and no savings. If those people can FIRE in a few years, we would be able to do so as well if the Crypto market collapses. Its been around since 2009, so I bet it will be around at least another decade.
The reasoning
There is a finance quote that goes something like, "diversification protects, concentration grows," and right now we need our funds to grow, quickly, to reach FIRE. I have researched Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and XRP. I chose XRP because it serves a very useful purpose already. Ethereum does as well, but currently mostly in theory. I agree with MMM on Bitcoin, in that it is a "greater fool" game. Bitcoin is also the first. So was MySpace.
Anyway, XRP could easily become highly prized by banks for global money transfers, and in providing an actual service, behaves more as a "natural resource" than a security. And it is wise to buy natural resources before the demand grows for it. Imagine buying land in West Texas before the automobile was invented.
Also, while I hate to depend on speculation, rampant speculation made me a momentary-millionaire on paper over the course of weeks earlier this year. Even if having a good use-case isn't enough, I bet the speculators will return to the cryptosphere within the next year because it could be very useful. Call that my "Hail-Mary."
Discussion on Ripple and XRP, and why most people hate it. Skip if you don't want the technical talk
So there are currently a lot of risks. XRP could be ruled a security of the Ripple Company, and it would not be listed on certain exchanges. XRP could be abandoned by Ripple. XRP could grow more slowly than Ethereum, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, or the myriad of other cryptocurrencies like EOS, Litecoin, or Cardano. Additionally, XRP uses a Ledger protocol, which is different from the Proof of Work "mining" required for Bitcoin or Ethereum. So it may technically not actually be a real cryptocurrency in the traditional sense. This makes it understandable why so many people do not like it, since they don't understand it compared to what they're used to. That doesn't mean it can't have value.
I have an answer to those concerns listed above. Ripple is doing its best to conform to SEC rules, and wants to be regulated as a currency. XRP likely won't be ruled a security, even though Ripple is selling the technology to utilize them. Currently XRP and its ledger system operate independently from Ripple, and can scale to demand, using tiny fees taken from each transaction. As far as growth, XRP does tend to lag, however, last time Bitcoin was $6k, XRP was $0.20. Now Bitcoin is $6k, and XRP is $0.45. I'll take 100% growth any day. And with some nudging from the Ripple Company, I think XRP is most likely to increase in value, and stay increased, where something else more popular may get pumped faster, then quickly dumped. That happened to XRP already, so I like to think it "got it out of it's system."
To digress a moment on the security/currency/natural resource thing, imagine XRP as a lump of iron. Now imagine you're in the bronze age. Ripple found and mined the iron, and had a lot of it. It was found to be valuable, so Ripple had to carefully manage how it interacts with the Iron supply. Now the lumps are being released by an escrow, so Ripple doesn't control such a large suppy any more. (Ripple is also decentralizing their control of the XRP ledger, with more 3rd party nodes coming online.) So, these lumps of iron are sitting there, and Ripple had an idea. Rather than use horses to carry sacks of gold, they could build a rail system out of the iron. Ripple would control the rail system. The iron could be made into mine carts. So, Ripple doesn't control the carts, just the rails, and so doesn't have to have the carts regulated as portions of the company. Kingdoms can easily transfer their gold to other kingdoms on the rails in the carts that they own. Buy the iron, and you can move value with it. That inherently gives value to the iron, since there is a finite supply. The cool thing is though, what else can iron be used for besides carts? I don't know, but someone like Jeff Bezos might.
Historical Comparison
Jeff Bezos came up with a book sales program. He focused it, got really good at it, and customers loved it. It became super popular, then it branched out and is involved in nearly everything. Anyone who invested in early Amazon is extremely wealthy.
Ripple the Company is getting really good at one thing, global payments. And they may be decentralizing, but Ripple can still nudge XRPs future. In the future, Ripple will certainly find other uses for their programs and for the global XRP supply. For example, imagine if it became the standard Xbox Live or PS4 Online token. Good golly miss molly, everyone and their grandmother would be trying to buy them.
So, with so many unknowns, XRP is unpopular now, and thus cheap. But IF it is ruled not a security, and IF it is used in global remittance markets, and IF the Ripple developers don't get stolen away by other blockchain teams, and IF another coin doesn't come out and do XRPs job better... then this might be a very dirty, balled up, golden ticket. We shall see. If you have questions, please comment, and I will try to better explain what I have found in my research.
Recap
So, being young and able to stomach some epic risks, (really, does the stock market count as risky if everyone intends to be able to have a 4% SWR after inflation?) I am going to put all my eggs in one basket. My life savings in XRP. At least til Im 30. If the gamble fails, I work 8 years as a frugal physician and FIRE before Im 40. If XRP (and a few Eth for good luck) go crazy, I may FIRE before 30. That extra 10 years is, like Tom Hanks says in Joe vs The Volcano, "gold in my hand."
Since there are a lot of ways to get to FIRE, please let me know if anyone else is trying the "eggs in one basket, concentrate wealth to grow" strategy. Or if you took a similarly huge risk that worked out, what is your story?
***I would love to answer any questions, but please also do your own research, and only invest what you can afford to lose. We have income, so we can afford to lose a good chunk of our life savings. We watched our parents survive that in 2009.
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