In the coming months, we could see President Joe Biden go on national TV and announce a new dollar “regime.”
He’ll say it’s for your own good…
He’ll tell you the government’s doing it to stop a new “de-dollarization” trend…
He’ll assure you it’s doing this to preserve the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency…
Historians might even call it the “Biden Shock” because it’ll catch most people by surprise.
But today, you have a chance to prepare.
Below, I’ll share three simple steps you can take to opt out of this new dollar regime if you so choose.
This move doesn’t require you to move abroad and become an expat… to get a second passport… or to already be rich.
Best of all, you can do it all from the comfort of your home.
The New Digital Dollar Regime Could Be Announced in July
To stem this de-dollarization trend, I believe the government will implement a new monetary regime: a digital dollar.
You may have also heard it referred to as a central bank digital currency (CBDC). And it will give the government more control over your money.
If you think this is some crazy conspiracy theory, just listen to what Fed Chair Jerome Powell recently said about a CBDC at a recent conference.
(You can watch the video right here. The comments come at the 4:07 mark.)
“A U.S. CBDC could also potentially help maintain the dollar’s international standing.”
Powell is openly talking about the idea. It even made headline news.
Yahoo Finance wrote: “U.S. explores central bank digital currency to preserve dollar’s reserve status.”
Make no mistake: The digital dollar is real. And we could be just weeks away from an official announcement about it.
If you haven’t heard of FedNow, it’s basically the infrastructure that the U.S. government would require for a future transition to a U.S. digital dollar.
That’s why some call FedNow “a Trojan Horse for CBDCs.”
FedNow is a new instant payment system developed by the Fed. It allows financial institutions of every size to provide instant payment services.
The Fed has announced it’ll launch FedNow in July. That means a Biden Shock could be right around the corner.
And the U.S. isn’t alone…
According to the think tank Atlantic Council, 114 countries are exploring digital currencies. Their collective economies represent more than 95% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP).
In other words, the entire world is getting behind CBDCs.
China, India, Nigeria, and the Bahamas have already rolled out digital currencies. Others, like Sweden and Japan, are preparing for possible rollouts.
These governments believe a digital currency will be an upgrade over traditional forms of money because it would flow more easily around the world through digital wallets… and bypass the messy web of commercial banks and money-transfer businesses.
If you’ve ever had a check held at a bank or had to figure out what the heck a wire is, this faster settlement sounds like a fantastic improvement.
Of course, it would also give the government the unprecedented power to track and control how you spend your money.
Once a government implements a digital currency, it will have direct access to your bank account.
For example, if we had another pandemic, the Fed could just deposit stimulus “checks” into every U.S. citizen’s digital-currency account.
And if the economy is running too hot, it could do the opposite. It could freeze a portion of your money to reduce consumer spending.
Regardless of what you think about CBDCs, that’s the future of money… And nobody can stop this trend.
Until recently, the U.S. was falling behind this trend… But it’s now playing catch up.
Now, imagine the incentives the government could offer the American people to ensure widespread compliance.
For example, the Fed could hypothetically offer anyone who switches a traditional account to a digital dollar wallet $1.50 in CBDC for each $1 in cash.
How many Americans do you think would comply?
I believe most would…
According to a recent LendingClub survey, 64% of Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck. So most Americans are struggling.
In my opinion, they wouldn’t think twice before switching to a digital dollar if they were offered $1.50 for each $1.
Again, this is a sad reality of the world we live in. And there’s nothing you or I can do to stop it.
But there are simple moves you can make today to opt out of this digital dollar.
The Best Ways to Opt Out of the Digital Dollar
As I wrote on Thursday, I believe the simplest and most effective ways to opt out of this digital dollar are:
Open a crypto account.
Buy bitcoin on the exchange.
Self-custody your bitcoin.
I know many of you have heard me “sermonize” on the benefits of bitcoin before. But with the possible move to a new dollar regime, it’s even more urgent that you move a portion of your wealth to alternative assets like bitcoin.
The beauty of bitcoin is you hold it. Nobody can take it from you. If you self-custody your bitcoin, no one can charge you any fees on it.
So you’re essentially your own bank.
Another reason you should own bitcoin is because it’s a deflationary asset.
This deflationary feature in bitcoin’s code is due to a “halving.” That’s when the supply of new bitcoin is cut in half once every four years.
There are still 29 more halvings left before new bitcoin will cease being produced.
The next one, in 2024, will reduce the new supply of incoming bitcoin from 900 per day to 450. Then bitcoin will halve again in 2028 – and so on – until the last halving in 2140.
Another advantage of bitcoin – and other permissionless blockchains – is that they’re decentralized. That makes them extremely resilient and robust.
No single computer or person controls bitcoin. The open-source software runs on thousands of computers (called nodes) concurrently… That means there’s no single point of failure, so no government can just “shut off” the network.
More importantly, as more computers join the network, bitcoin’s decentralization increases. This fortifies the system even further.
And that makes bitcoin virtually unkillable.
Finally, bitcoin has incredible upside.
Even amid the current Crypto Winter, bitcoin is showing tremendous growth in new users. And so is the hash rate that powers the proof-of-work system.
This explosive growth of usage on the bitcoin network is a strong signal that we’re getting over the worst of last year’s sell-off.
Bitcoin’s adoption is on the same trajectory as other groundbreaking technologies like the internet or smartphone adoption.
According to former Google engineer Michael Levin, bitcoin’s current adoption rate puts it on track for 1 billion bitcoin users by 2025… about half the time it took the internet to reach the same milestone.
Combined with the halving next year that will further deflate new supply, it’s easy to see why over the coming years, I expect a single BTC will be worth north of $500,000.
Friends, bitcoin is a must-own asset.
It’s no one else’s liability. As long as you custody your own bitcoin, it’s free of counterparty risk.
It’s a deflationary asset, so you can’t indiscriminately print more into existence. And no central authority can tamper with it.
But owning bitcoin isn’t the only way to escape the digital dollar regime… Gold will be another escape hatch.
That’s why I put together a new playbook to show you how to protect yourself – and potentially profit – from the Biden Shock. It includes:
Step-by-step instructions to securely buy and store your bitcoin.
The name of a company set to profit from the digital dollar trend.
The name of a crypto project also set to profit from this trend.
And a secret way to 10x your money on gold.
Let the Game Come to You!