SkyRail Caulfield the final solution.
The perfect storm is brewing in Venezuela. An over reliance on oil export revenue, a falling global oil price, and over a decade of poorly thought out socialist reforms have left the Venezuelan economy with rising inflation and unemployment. The Inflation is of course caused by the printing of money with no actual asset to back its value, once value production in the economy stalled, the inflation started and just accelerated.
Half of the remaining value of the Venezuelan Bolivar ( VEF ) could be destroyed this week if current trends continue.
This is what hyperinflation looks like at street level, shop owners begin to actually weigh money rather than count it, as its quicker. A pack of cigarettes may cost 20 notes. Higher denomination notes are being printed and ATM’s are running out of money in as little as 3 hours.
The Bolivar (VEF) has lost value to the US dollar (USD) significantly since oil revenues dropped, but now a spike in inflation may push Venezuela to crisis point. The official exchange rate from the ‘living in denial’ government has been 10 VEF :USD.
Bitcoin vs VEF
Bitcoin has played interesting roles in this crisis. This is probably the first serious hyperinflation situation during the existence of Bitcoin, and it has been used in many ways. For the IT savvy people, Bitcoin has been a stable and lucrative job with some miners claiming to be making 1200 USD per day. The profitability of Bitcoin in Venezuela has been due to the fact that electricity is virtually free, and electricity is the largest cost associated with bitcoin mining. Bitcoin hasn’t been with out risks, as the government has attempted to crack down on miners, and in some cases corrupt secret police have extorted miners. Bitcoin profits have enabled some miners to escape the country, which they find to be an increasingly dangerous place to live in.
Bitcoin has also played the role as a safe haven from inflation, and a medium of exchange to get around the official exchange rate and official currency exchange rules, VEF:BTC and then BTC:USD. Bitcoin has also been a way to purchase and import scarce commodities from foreign countries, and when we say scarce we mean shampoo, toilet paper and toothpaste; that is how bad it has gotten. So it seems Bitcoin has shown its strength against a currency collapse. As long as there is internet and the rest of the world is not crumbling, Bitcoin could be the most convenient safe haven in a currency crisis. Of course in an economic collapse one should take steps to conceal ones source of wealth, as thieves and kidnappers are all to happy to take it away from you.
SkyRail Caulfield the final solution.
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I could make such bold claims just from observation of the ways socialism has utterly failed in almost every place it has been imposed on any community, nation or state.
But don’t believe an individual with a bald face claim not matter how credible the source is, do your own research.
Here is where an Australian based socialist (believed to be Ben Debney) attacks and smears each others peoples characters with calls of traitor, liar, —-phobic, stare rape, etc.
Gee where is all their social justice and love of comrades when it is sorely needed? Oh that’s right that was just another lie they circulated for the useful idiots to believe.
It’s no surprise they claw each others eyes out, socialism is a dishonest and logically flawed ideology.
Do you think socialism could be the solution for you well consider this:
Still think you and a few committed people you know can form a good committee and get things done properly?
Remember Stalin got to be the great leader because he killed (or imprisoned) of all of his comrades who were competing for the top job, after Lenin died. Even in Lenin’s time it was not a safe happy place. More top soviet socialists were killed by their comrades than during the civil war itself.
It turns out that the ‘capitalist pigs’ were less blood thirsty than the cult of Karl Marx.