Updated: November 7, 2017
Hello, crypto enthusiasts. Thanks for stopping by.
As usual, I’ve been scanning the net for the scoops. Watching the crypto-markets for the fizz and pop. And here’s the latest curiosity I’ve managed to dig up from the fintech ether.
Actually, I’ve been listening in to this chap for a while. Hey, I’m open minded, but skeptical.
And mind you, the people (person) I may cite herein may not have one of the cleanest resumes, but damned if he doesn’t get your spaz juices flowing.
He’s sort of like a preacher. Magnetic personality, but a bit high and mighty for my taste. That should warn you. I’ve interviewed thousands of people over my former law enforcement career and this guy just strikes me as a bit of a protester when questioned. His agitation sets in.
We called that a clue.
The personality I speak of is Clif High. And he’s a bit of a, how can I say this nicely — an unusual chap? But I’m not one for killing the messenger. Actually, he is way past unusual and often his predictions are way off the mark.
And yet, he has a following.
When you listen to his interviews, few people seem to ask him the hard questions. And I often wonder how he would respond to them if they did try to pin him down.
That’s why I’ve been chomping at the bit. Kind of mulling this whole thing over for months. Trying to align my belief in a gold backed (silver backed) monetary system with the alleged future facts (and ideas) Clif High is constantly bringing to the table.
Clif’s detractors are all over the spectrum, but many are simply fuming. It’s okay, if Palm Readers can obtain occupational licenses, so can Clif.
Years of $600 an ounce silver predictions, that have never materialized. Will it? Could it? I think it could — if the US went back on the silver standard or if, as Clif indicates, newly discovered applications drive the prices.
But I can’t really do it justice and I do not work for Clif. Don’t know him from Adam, as it were. Yet, the guy is able to explain, in words and ideas — in a few seconds — in a way that resonates with the listener.
- Bitcoin (cryptocurrency) may, within the next 10 to 20 years, undo thousands of years of stagnant and centralized money control
- This new world of crpyto can serve as a shot-in-the-arm for economies, for wealth, technological development and so on
But his often oblique remarks to explain why this is, are rather wanting.
For example, why can bitcoin (or a particular cryptocurrency) succeed?
Here’s what Clif implied:
- The U.S. split from Great Britain when about 3% of the people wanted it (Where’s the evidence?)
- Only about 1% or less of people, now want bitcoin or cryptocurrency (Arguable.)
- If this margin reaches 10%, the governments of the world, which are always behind the times, will be unable to stop it. (Why?)
That, the iron is heating up and you may be able to make some serious cash, if you invest soon. That’s my crypto-take, but be careful of the pumpers. Clif has been accused of being a pumper many times.
These are very positive statements in a lot of ways, in my book. But based on zero facts, unless one considers a Webbot and ESP as factual. The Woo-Woo to be real.
Why does Clif seem to ignore the implications of the PBoC (People’s Bank of China)? They have been waffling for years, but recently they’ve turned over an accusatory leaf. Crypto is a financial threat, they say.
But the Chinese Government cannot be trusted. Can any government? Each new day brings a new policy. And yet Clif advises China will be the home of BTC by the 2020’s.
The suggestion here, and not only from me, is that Clif High or who ever he is — is a fraud. That he sells bunk and snake-oil to the hopeful people. That he mixes fact and fiction so well, the facts tend to lend him a sort of a credibility. A popularity that is expanding all over the internet.
If you check Google Trends you will see that Clif’s popularity peaked in June of 2017. And the Canadians like him best of all, with the US a close second. I wonder if that was about the time Clif “decided” not to make his own videos?
So we listen. Anti-gravity forklifts. They are coming.
Turkey will unleash a global financial meltdown, very soon. (Waiting on that.)
Major earthquakes were suppose to have diverted rivers in North America and precipitated nuclear meltdowns in August of 2017. (Not yet.)
We listen to Clif’s hollow-moon assertions. (Where’s the evidence?)
And we trust that just maybe Clif is onto something about crypto’s?
Maybe, if you buy his reports, you’ll make millions. Many have chimed in on that one. Made money, based upon Clif’s Webbot predictions, with cryptocurrencies.
Maybe his Webbot was garbled by bad data like he said, which is why he currently focuses on cryptocurrency and not a wider set of data, except economic stuff.
I hope that Clif’s inexplicable descriptions, his references to the unusual and seemingly unproven, are not, in some ways, infecting his ability to maintain his rationality. But one needs to be rational in the first place.
As far as I can see, his “predictions” have raised eyebrows for several years now. But are his prognostications simply too general?
Certainly, Clif is more assertive than Nostradamus. He gives better dates anyway.
And his alleged Webbot? It’s not “open source.” We can’t have it inspected.
And yes, there are other experiments like the Webbot, predictive markets, and the wisdom of the crowd ideas. Estimations based upon predictions are akin to gambling, however. It is not like a life insurance actuarial table predicting deaths per thousand, based on past data. Even Google Trends are “trends.”
Clif talks about silver prices skyrocketing — for a time — constantly. This is not something new. Given the devaluation of fiat currencies worldwide, this scenario is possible, but is it probable? Could anyone with the ability to read and understand basic economics, also make this observation? Yes.
Gold is just sort of okay, as far I can judge by Clif’s statements. However, he’s not too enthusiastic about it.
New tech that will create matter from energy is only a few years away, Clif implies. So why mine gold or silver in say, 15 years — anyway? If we will be able to manufacture gold and silver with relative ease, why invest in any metal? At least in the short term.
Potential limited nuclear wars are on the horizon. Really? Is anyone not worried that North Korea or some other rogue nation might push the button?
But by and large, the outlook is very positive, in Clif’s assessments? Really?
How can anyone be happy about earthquakes, nuclear bombs, market crashes and hollow-moons? One cannot.
Clif has apparently spoken about of Cloakcoin. Is he pumping it? Is he using his “following” to make money by influencing the crpyto-markets? That is the allegation. In fact, if you check Clif’s past, some have alleged that he has been practicing “pumping” for years.
Please — you be the judge. Give this guy a listen. Tell me that he does not, in some weird way, make you very positive about the future of our world and at the same time, make you feel that hell is about to be unleashed.
You’d better listen in and buy his reports to survive and profit — so he can. I think the reports are about $100.00 (US) each now. There are complaints about those too. Irrational babble. But Palm Readers charge more.
Here’s a recent talk. It’s long — a YouTube interview with Clif.
Here’s a rebuttal video. It’s a bit abrasive.
Conclusion and my prediction without using a Webbot:
Clif’s popularity will remain among the “believers,” but based on his continued unsubstantiated claims, the vast and silent majority, will discount him.
Clif has recently stopped posting his own videos, choosing instead to be interviewed. It is an effort to stop others from allegedly taking soundbites from his videos and twisting the message.
Follow Clif at your own risk.
Note: I have come into possession a copy of the January 2017 ALTA report. I have reviewed it. If my copy is legit, other than several estimated dates when BTC would rise in value to certain target levels and it did, I don’t find any specific predictions that have come to pass. There are numerous future predictions that I will keep an eye on.