Ugly Old Goat
7 min readMar 31, 2019
Goat in Panic

Since August 2013 I have been a victim of every major exchange closure and hack. . . . and while I successfully traded bitcoin every year since (measured in bitcoin). . . I estimate I have lost 2–3 times that of my current hodl! For many years I never had a hard wallet. I simply kept my stash on various exchanges.

The good news is that I have not suffered such a loss after bitcoin rose above $1,000. The last major loss for me was the Bitfinex 30% haircut in August 2016. . . yes, I remember that one well!

This last year I was inspired to walk the walk as a Bitcoin Standard Bearer, rather than just talk the talk. . . . and develop a revenue stream in bitcoin. Two things inspired me. . first, my Medium account briefly disappeared. . .gone . . . poof! . . . and second, the need for a dependable and thorough website for the average Joe about why bitcoin and bitcoin alone is Hayek’s Standard . . . the Bitcoin Standard. . . to compete with and replace Roger Ver’s pathetic

So I decided to devote 10 btc to the project, which I determined should be enough to see if such a project would sink or swim.

While we were hoping to launch in January before the Unconfiscatable Conference, things obvious did not work out. . . . for a number of reasons.

First, I contracted with a fantastic website developer who is also a devoted Bitcoin Standard Bearer who does not want to be known publicly. . . who really does not need another client . . . but has a shared…