Solving the Problem of Financial Censorship with Crypto [VIDEO]

Over the last few years, most of my research has revolved around blockchain entrepreneurship.  I always come back to Bitcoin’s original design because I believe it’s the best protocol for building startups and businesses on-chain, at scale.  

Perhaps more than money, Satoshi’s most killer app is the decentralized network serving as a backend engine to compete with Big Tech. 

Meanwhile, capitalists must compete in the world as it is today, and Ethereum is the current home of innovations in the DeFi space. 

I recently had an enlightening discussion with two entrepreneurs: Jesse Herman of Let’s Go Finance and Bryan Sharpe (aka Hotep Jesus), author of The Patriot Report: The Conspiracy of Money and War.  It was a casual yet intriguing conversation covering various topics. 

Let’s Go Finance is a new platform that allows for social DeFi, social tokens, social NFTs, fundraising for charities and artists, and most notably, their split-yield paywall system. 

On LetsGo.Finance people can ‘stake’ crypto and earn rewards while also supporting creators to access exclusive content, much like Patreon does with its pledges. 

Bryan Sharpe, who many people discovered through his appearance on Joe Rogan, leads Hotep Nation, a community and brand developed over several years.  Through his partnership with Let’s Go, Sharpe plans to get involved in the social token network — which aims to bring together micro-communities and economies. 

Hotep Nation is a movement meant to counter the influence of the liberal left.  The term “Hotep” was intended to be a pejorative, but Hotep Nation has taken the word and made it one of honor. 

Hotep Jesus hacked himself into the mainstream media by playing into the liberal narrative and ordering a free “reparations coffee” at Starbucks.  Since then, his brand and network have exploded. 

Bryan Sharpe and Jesse Herman are both entrepreneurs in their own right.  They are marketers who can build a bridge between engineers and the public. 

During my discussion with Bryan and Jesse, we covered everything from how money controls politics to the problem of financial censorship.  The solution always comes down to markets and capitalism.  Thank God for crypto. 

We also discussed privacy, Web 3.0, and even the Bitcoin block size debate

Hotep takes a meditative approach to most issues.  He says that everyone pushes their version of Bitcoin, but the market will respond in kind if one is genuinely superior.  Let the asset earn your business. 

I agree, but there’s a lot of propaganda and manipulation in the market, so it’s essential to discern the truth and educate the masses about these issues. 

Enjoy the full video here: 

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After his previous business was financially de-platformed, Jesse Herman built a solution.  

“We are the first-ever to create a split APY system between creators and those staking on them.  Anyone can now earn interest staking crypto on others,” says Herman.  “This truly enables artists to be their own banks.” 

Mr. Herman also presented at The Crypto Vigilante Summit 2021: Battle of the Coins

Stay humble and just BUIDL. 

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Rafael LaVerde

Rafael LaVerde has a background in private equity and venture capital. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 while volunteering on Ron Paul's presidential campaign. He served as board member of a Libertarian Super PAC while doing post-graduate work in economics, and was also a member of the University of Texas’ Mises Circle. His formal education includes graduate degrees in continental philosophy and psychology. He has been a Bitcoin miner since 2014. Rafael also managed investor relations for the BitAngels Network, which helped finance the vast majority of early Bitcoin startups, and was also part of the DApps Fund team that revolutionized funding structures that eventually became known as ICOs and STOs. He was also the founding partner of what became one of the very first Bitcoin venture capital funds.