Glenn's Predictions on Cryptocurrency for 2018

Final round.

Glenn has been rolling out his predictions for 2018 all week. From politics to foreign affairs, from tech to the economy --- some have been optimistic while others are downright nerve-wracking.

Check out Glenn's latest roundup of predictions and let him know which ones you agree with by casting your votes in the list below.

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$1,000 invested in each of the top 10 cryptocurrencies on January 1, 2018 will be worth $200,000 on January 1, 2019.

The crypto boom will continue... for now.

Market cap of cryptocurrencies will surpass $1.2 trillion.

The more I learn about the things you can do with crypto the more I realize the US dollar was never made to be used on the Internet, and the Internet is the world economy at this point. There are only drawbacks by using USD online and many benefits to using crypto, unless you're a government or financial institution that wants power and control.

Companies will embrace blockchain technology.

Blockchain tech will be applied to hundreds of utilities, from currency movement across borders to machine-to-machine micro-payments.

Institutional investors will begin to invest in cryptocurrencies, but...

Financial spokespeople, banks, regulators, local government and every big-government swamp monster who has ever had a speck of "power" over money and markets is going to come down on blockchain (and the Tangle) with everything they have left: Laws, taxes (that started January 1st), calls for bans and government regulation.


And they are going to lose. 

There will be a clear and desperate attempt to keep control over the economy.

A large corporation, probably Facebook, Apple or Tencent in China, will release a cryptocurrency that becomes mainstream and used through common applications like Facebook and SMS to send currency to others securely and often privately.


Meanwhile, normies will wonder, "Why shouldn't I be allowed to buy trustworthy Ronald McDonald Buckz or CostcoCoin if I want to? It's helping keep the bills down as it grows."


The NSA will lose their freaking mind.

A cryptocurrency will take off like Bitcoin and it will collapse.

It may be Bitcoin that collapses due to a large government regulation of cryptocurrency, or it could be a large but smaller simple crypto scam.


This will give politicians a cause to block, regulate and "protect investors," and they will inject their opinions as if they even have a clue how to buy Zcoin.


A brazen young reporter will ask Maxine Waters if she knows how to get Ripple and she'll answer, "I have some in my desk."

The Dow will hit 30,000 on its way to 40-50k+ in last real buildup before its collapse.

The stock market will go through a "melt up" in the next 18-36 months that will feel very much like the Bitcoin craze of fall of 2017. Everyone will want to be in the market. People will mortgage homes and borrow money to invest in stocks just as they did in 1928-29.


This will trigger global collapse and wipe entire countries out. Every country will be effected. The United States, global capitalism and the greed of bankers, Wall Street and Western financial institutions will be blamed. Much of it will be justified.

Economic collapse will sweep in a powerfully dangerous nationalist and socialist movement larger than what was seen in 1930s Europe.

It will infect much of the US population both right and left.

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The Purple Heart is reserved for those wounded or killed during battle. Awarded by the President, the medal has George Washington's image right there on the front of it. Make no mistake, it is reserved for heroes. True heroes. Men and women who've faced death and still persevered. Soldiers who fought in battle at the cost of their limbs, their lives, or their inner peace. John F. Kennedy earned a Purple Heart for his heroism as a gunboat pilot in 1944. John McCain received one for, well, we all know his horrific story. Colin Powell. Roughly one million Purple Heart medals have been awarded to veterans, all of whom were determined to have fought valiantly, with courage and heart.

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So it was a bit of a head-scratcher to hear comments from Democratic Representative Steve Cohen from Tennessee and self-appointed "Leader in Effort to #ImpeachTrump." During a House Oversight Committee hearing questioning Peter Strzok, Cohen said, perplexingly, that Strzok deserves a Purple Heart. You know, because he's injured by all those mean text messages that HE sent?

As we've seen, other than Cohen's fanboy praise, Strzok hasn't gotten off easy. Thankfully. The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General wrote: "We did not have confidence that Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the [Anthony] Weiner laptop was free from bias."

Lack of confidence. I believe that's one of the criteria for a different medal. Not a Purple Heart, though. Sorry, Strzok, you'll have to get your trophy elsewhere.

Time mgazine is back at it again, reporting the real news, doing the proper journalism. One of their latest articles is sure to earn them a Pulitzer. Surely. The article is titled, "Women Are Buying Up Plan B Because They're Terrified of the Future Supreme Court."

Here's how the article opens:

Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement last month, Emily Hauser was standing at a drugstore counter asking a pharmacist for two packages of Plan B. At age 53, she didn't need the emergency contraception pills — in fact, she wasn't sure who would, or when. But Hauser bought them anyway.

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I like that the article sets up Kennedy's retirement as an apocalyptic event. A recurring theme in the mainstream media, now that I think of it, especially lately. Here's the gist of it:

Across the country, Americans are stockpiling emergency contraception in light of Justice Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's Monday nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The nation's highest court is on its way to having a conservative majority, making threats against Roe v. Wade seem more dire than ever.

A good article includes backstory. History. The context. Here's what Time had to say about the sudden influx—some would say panic—in birth control:

To understand the interest in buying up Plan B, you need to brush up on Roe v. Wade. Some background: The court handed down the 7-2 decision in 1973, confirming that a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy is covered by the Fourteenth Amendment. Progress has been rocky since then.

Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies.

Ah, yes. Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies. At this point, it's impossible for those inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, and now Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome, to have a civil conversation. They certainly aren't going to budge in their opinion. Our main goal, obviously, is to connect to them as fellow human beings, living in the same chaotic world, and, hey, maybe along the way they'll admit that, maybe, they're a little more biased and deranged than they previously realized.

If all you knew about American politics came from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, or MSNBC, you'd think that a "Blue wave" is about to swamp the country, with hip, millennial geniuses like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfing the crest of the wave. In fact, you would already think Ocasio-Cortez is the greatest hope for America since Barack Obama.

America is a very large country, and reality is usually more complex than the media lets on. But, since the media already has their narrative and superstar Ocasio-Cortez set for this November, there's no room for another young, minority, female, child of immigrants, political outsider, from the ultimate blue-wave state of California, named Elizabeth Heng. Well, there probably would be room for a story like that, except that she's a conservative.

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Thirty-two-year-old Elizabeth Heng is running for Congress against Democrat Jim Costa, in California's 16th district. It's been 40 years since a Republican won in that district.

In the early 1980s, Heng's parents fled the violence in Cambodia and immigrated to the U.S. In 2008, after graduating from Stanford where she was student-body president, Heng opened several cell-phone stores with her brothers in the central San Joaquin Valley. Running her own business and managing 75 employees opened her eyes to a not-so-dirty secret about capitalism trying to survive the virus of progressivism. She says, "I saw firsthand how government regulations impacted businesses negatively. I constantly felt that from Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, they were saying that I was everything wrong with our country, when all I was doing was creating jobs."

That's when she decided to venture to Washington, D.C., where she worked for six years learning the ins and outs of legislation and campaigning. She ended up working as a director for President Trump's inauguration ceremony, a job she managed while also finishing her MBA at Yale.

Fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone.

One of the biggest lessons she learned working in Washington became the platform she is now running for office on: fiscal responsibility. She says, "In a family or a business, we don't suddenly act surprised when a budget comes up for the year. We get it done."

What a concept.

Still, fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone. So, don't expect Elizabeth Heng to replace Ocasio-Cortez as the media darling anytime soon.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.

"We'll be DAMNED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights," tweeted pro-choice organization NARAL.

“Now, I don't know much about Kavanaugh, but I'm skeptical because his name is Brett," said late night show comedian Stephen Colbert. “That sounds less like a Supreme Court justice and more like a waiter at a Ruby Tuesday's. 'Hey everybody, I'm Brett, I'll be your Supreme Court justice tonight. Before you sit down, let me just clear away these rights for you.'"

But as Glenn Beck noted on today's show, Steven Colbert actually changed the pronunciation of his name to sound French when he moved from South Carolina to Manhattan … perhaps to have that certain je ne sais quoi.

Watch the clip below to see Colbert attempt to explain.

Colbert's name games.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.


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