Prominent figures in the Bilderberg group have links to Blockstream and DCG.

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, one thing is true: Powerful people tend to know each other. You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to believe that there are meetings and congregations of the financial and political elite, where plans are hatched, and deals are made, that the average individual simply doesn’t know anything about.

The main questions are about how intentional and coordinated these meetings are. While there are some that believe these secret societies are truly sinister, and participate in strange rituals; others simply believe that they are motivated by greed and power, which seems a bit more realistic.

If you are skeptical, consider this: in 2004, the U.S. presidential election wasn’t just between men from two of America’s richest families – they also went to the same university (Yale University), and both part of the same “secret society”, Skull and Bones.

Henri de Castries. Current Bilderberg Chairman.

There is some evidence to suggest that the political and financial elite are also involved in cryptocurrency now. Specifically, there are those who believe that the Bilderberg Group, an organization that many consider the most elite and powerful members in the world, are going out of their way to affect Bitcoin.

A Reddit thread recently pointed out that the Bilderberg Group was involved in funding Blockstream. For those wondering about the connection, Henri de Castries is both head of the Bilderberg Group, and head of AXA Strategic Ventures (Former Chairman and CEO of AXA (2000–2016), which invested millions into Blockstream. In this manner, he is considered the central and obvious link, even though other companies, such as financial services conglomerate Mastercard – which invested in the Digital Currency Group – which has ties to the Federal Reserve.

In an article published in The Decentral last week, we outlined to readers how much power the group has over many popular gateways into cryptocurrency, including exchanges like Coinbase and Kraken.

The theory then continues that Blockstream intentionally crippled Bitcoin and affected its efficiency, so that people moved towards seconf layer solutions such Lightning and Liquid. To be fair, there is little doubt that small blocks and high fees do affect overall scalability, and Bitcoin has been criticized for not adapting quick enough. The alleged conspiracy here is that Blockstream intentionally made this the case, in order to enrich themselves, and ensure that they maintain an importan role in the cryptocurrency markets and future economy.

Global Research claims that the ultimate goal of the Bilderberg Group is to create “one world” with “one bank” and “one world currency”. It’s important to note that in modern times, one could argue that this goal is outdated, and the rise of cryptocurrency has proven that decentralization and blockchain technology will lead the way to the future.

It should also be noted that there are many who believe that Bitcoin is simply going through a consolidation phase, and it might be the bear market that makes these theories much more prevalent. It’s important to remember that no matter what, there are catalysts that will undoubtedly help drive the price of Bitcoin up. For example, the launch of the Bakkt platform, and the fact that some of the most influential companies in the world such as Microsoft and Starbucks are involved – might point to the fact that this is more “conspiracy talk” than based in actual fact.

For example, Bakkt is backed by the intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange. If the idea was to “bring down Bitcoin” – one might wonder why the Bilderberg Group is allowing for Bakkt to be launched. It is currently scheduled to be launched in early 2019.


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