Bitcoin is an impregnable citadel of cyberspace. The unwavering nature of its decentralized protocol promises it monetary supremacy should the great “cyberpandemic” predicted by the World Economic Forum should break out.
Cyber Cold War
Cyber warfare exercises have multiplied since the Grand Helmsman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Herr Klaus Schwab, warned that “ the Covid crisis would pass for a small turbulence, compared to a major cyberattacke”.
These preparations must put us on the alert given the deleterious geopolitical climate and this famous simulation of the coronavirus pandemic (Event 201 organized by the WEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) suspiciously prescient given that it took place just four months before the WHO declared a pandemic.
The last great cybernetic Armageddon rehearsal took place in Jerusalem, from December 09 to 19, 2021, at the premises of the israeli finance ministry. The event brought together the United States, Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, England and the United Arab Emirates. Code name : ” Collective Strength“. Incidentally, these countries have been among the quickest to wallow in authoritarianism under the pretext of health.
More interestingly, the IMF, the World Bank and the famous Bank for International Settlements were also part of these ” military games aimed at responding to hypothetical cyber attacks against the international financial system. On the agenda: theft and leakage of sensitive data on the dark net, decommissioning of the foreign exchange market (Forex) or proliferations of fake news causing bank runs.
Reuters reports that the simulation staged a total paralysis of the global financial system, forcing “ banks to use emergency currency swaps to avoid bank failures caused by capital outflows “. Participants also discussed multilateral policies such as coordinated bank closures, grace periods for debt repayments as well as the disconnection of certain currencies“.
The idea of ” disconnect certain currencies came as a surprise to many as the Biden administration was simultaneously threatening Russia with a disconnection from the network SWIFT (Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication).
Another cybersecurity training took place earlier in the year: CyberPolygonot. The participants had simulated a destabilization of the global supply chaine”, under the high patronage of the Russian bank Sberbank as well as the World Economic Forum. Klaus Schwab said in the introduction that ” the manifest lack of cybersecurity has become an immediate danger for the whole world “.
A little later, it was atur of NATO to organize its own exercise of “large-scale disruption of financial services “. Code name: “Locked Shield”. We reported on this in a previous article:
“The NATO exercise was led by FS-ISAC, the only global intelligence-sharing corporation focused solely on protecting financial services from cyber threats. […] These virtual maneuvers brought together a group of experts from the Bank for International Settlements and the payments giant Mastercard. »
Most recently, it was the European Union that simulated a cyberattack that shut down a Finnish energy company. Bloomberg reports that further mock cyberattacks will be implemented over the next six weeks before being debriefed by the European Council of Foreign Ministers at the end of February.
Two things are apparent from the sight of this great hack ride. The first is that the powerful are preparing for a financial blackout. The second is that WEF and the Bank for International Settlements are often behind the scenes…
Who wants war prepares for war
We must now put this digital excitement in the geopolitical context of Eastern Europe. The Red Army has amassed on the Ukrainian border and is even deploying in Belarus, leaving Kiev vulnerable on a 2,500 km front.
The reason for this threatening show of force is the stubbornness of the dark Biden in wanting to integrate Ukraine into NATO, probably with the idea of recruiting cannon fodder there and putting Moscow seven minutes from a nuclear strike.
Russian and American delegations are currently in talks in Vienna. Konstantin Gavrilov, the head of the Russian delegation said that “ we are coming to the moment of truth when either the West accepts our proposals or other means will be found to safeguard Russia’s security “. ” The countdown has begun »…
As a reminder, these proposals are little different from the Minsk agreements which ask that NATO not expand in Ukraine. The risk being that war will return to Europe if Kiev joins the alliance, which seems to be exactly what Uncle Sam is looking for… It’s a safe bet that Washington is trying to push Vladimir Putin to fault and use this excuse to disconnect Russia from the SWIFT network.
That said, the Handelsblatt reports that this dangerous option has been dropped. The EU has probably backtracked without the Americans being able to do anything about it since the SWIFT network is a Belgian company located in Brussels… Result of the races, J Biden could only threaten to deny the Russians access to the dollar, which is very different from a disconnection from the SWIFT network.
This intimidation should not hurt the Kremlin, whose strategy is precisely to completely stop trading in dollars. The share of Russian exports denominated in dollars fell from 80% in 2016 to less than 50% in June 2021. This figure will decline further as Russia reduces its gas exports to Europe to reserve them for its Chinese ally .
Russia is not Iran… A disconnection from the international financial system could put an end to 77 years of peace on the old continent. All-out war is unlikely as things stand, but Russia will almost certainly launch cyber strikes against the SWIFT network.
It is therefore permissible to ask whether this scenario is not desired in high places. As Franklin Roosevelt said:
” In politics, nothing happens by chance. Whenever an event occurs, we can be certain that it was intended to take place “.
For what purpose do you say? Probably to force all central banks to create CBDCs and connect them to the new financial architecture that the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) happens to be building.
Agustin Carstens, the chairman of the BIS, recently said that he is working on a DLT platform through which central banks will be able to carry out “ faster, cheaper and safer cross-border settlements “.
Fat finger spoke in particular about the Jura project where ” each central bank retains individual control of its own CBDC on a single platform with separate subnets “. He also highlighted the mBridge project where “ each participating central bank issues its own CBDCs and operates a validation node in a shared system “.
In other words, the Bank for International Settlements would certainly be delighted if the SWIFT network was frozen by cyberattacks since it precisely has a spare system to sell… We would then be approaching an Orwellian monetary system where money becomes a totalitarian tool.
This system already exists in some Chinese cities where you can use an e-CNY consisting of a biometric digital identity linked to social credit. The goal is to be able to prohibit anyone from buying such and such a thing based on their carbon credit or social credit. The latter being a score assigned by passing quantities of “data” (internet history, purchase history, dating, criminal record, etc.) to the AI mill.
All this to say that bitcoin is the only monetary system that can withstand any cyberattack. It is highly likely that a long halt in the international financial system would see the whole world immediately head to bitcoin to make payments. We will then see the Lightning Network, already fully operational, become a global standard.
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