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Jun 15, 2021

Bitcoin, Bonds, Credit Markets and Reserve Currencies w/ Greg Foss

- BRT S02 EP24 (71) 6-13-2021


What We Learned This Week

  • Bitcoin is Digital Energy
  • Bond and Debt Markets cannot hold up, way too much debt with Governments worldwide
  • Bitcoin could become Reserve Currency as Fiat currencies like the Dollar collapse
  • Credit Markets need to be monitored as an Investor
  • $900 Trillion Total Global Debt


Guest: Greg Foss

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Bitcoin as Portfolio Insurance Paper -


Greg Foss is a former credit trader, who has worked in finance and the bond markets for nearly 30 years. This talk is a breakdown a paper Greg recently wrote entitled – ‘Why Every Fixed Income Investor Should Needs to Own Bitcoin as Portfolio Insurance’.



He gives an overview of the credit markets, how bonds work, interest rates and inflation and US Treasury historical rates. Greg ties this to the overall market, currencies (fiat and hard assets), stocks and the effects current Government deficits have.

Greg tells every investor to pay attention to credit markets as they are indicators of what is going on with stocks. His belief is the US Dollar is dwindling as the reserve currency, and Bitcoin (not Gold) is the better hedge vs inflation.

Greg thinks Bitcoin will one day replace the US dollar as the reserve currency of the world. He goes further to give his insights on Bitcoin, the intrinsic value and where it will be in 10 to 20 years. 



Value of time, energy of work.

Fiat defined

Bond basics and interest rates

Bitcoin basics – ‘digital energy’ – 1st low thermodynamics – energy stored.

Cash/gold as currency – Blockchain – no forgery – vs. gold (is it Tungsten?)

Bitcoin intrinsic value – 21 mil ‘hard’ cap of BC, equation

Credit default swaps market and how it applies

Devaluing a currency -  ‘debasement’ print more money and existing money  in market,( lower or decrease)  - more dollars to buy that house.          

Jeffery Gundlach – current Bond King, formerly it was Bill Gross of Pimco

All US credit and world – priced out of NY

Leverage – 10x leads to credit implosion in 2008.

Ratings Agency – S&P signs off on bad debt 2008.

Banks – levered 15-20x, fractional reserve swift system – takes days or weeks to settle. 

Credit markets & CD’s - $900 Trillion Total Global Debt    

Actual  intrinsic value -  90 TR / 21 million = 4.5 million / BC

Energy priced in BC and reserve asset of world

Always hedge the risks – manage risk

‘Volatility is the price of return’ – Bill Miller

BC volatility similar to Amazon stock – many draw downs over 20 years.



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