Jonathan Swift prophesied, “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him.” The question is, Will the US turn into Britain circa 1961? Or are there enough cracks in the system that the dawn can break through? As Dirty Harry put it, “Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I’ve kinda lost track myself.”

The Deep Capture Campaign

The SEC Cries “Bazoomba!”

A man moves to a new town and is invited to a locals’ poker game hosted by that town’s grandee. The newcomer goes to it, and an hour into a game of draw poker...
Patrick Byrne
6 min read

On Any Other Day That Might Seem Strange

Yesterday the shares on loan in OSTK actually increased by 170,000. Given that OSTK is indeed on the Reg SHO list, that should not be able to happen. How odd.  If only there were...
Patrick Byrne
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What’s Crazier: The SEC or the Truth About James Foley’s Death?

News from the grassroots of Wall Street has been reaching me. An old friend from Staten Island, who seems to be wired into most scuttlebutt on Wall Street, tells me that a broker or...
Patrick Byrne
2 min read

Philosophy, Poker, & Pigeons

“If you ever sit down at a poker table and in 15 minutes you haven’t figured out who the pigeon is, you’re the pigeon.” – Charlie Munger “When a true genius appears, you can...
Patrick Byrne
16 min read

Felix Sater Says He Was Not Source of Russian OC Threats to Kill Me. I Believe Him or Like Him Enough not to Care.

This may seem like a funny time to be doing this, but it is the right thing to do. Buried in the past of this site (click around and you will find the areas)...
Patrick Byrne
2 min read

Maria Butina and I, Part Deux: Romancing Maria

At this point I am going to be discrete, other than to say that contact was re-established with Men in Black (I avoid using the “F” acronym for reasons that will become clear). Why...
Patrick Byrne
22 min read

Maria Butina and I, Part I: Meeting Maria

It is not my intent to reveal anything beyond what I recently said on TV (and likely, even less). Given that much of that is now going through a media blender, I aim merely...
Patrick Byrne
14 min read

Brace for Re-entry to the World of Deep Capture

In the years surrounding the 2008 financial crisis, this small site you are visiting had quite a following. As is noted in the header, in 2008-2009 it won various internet awards for being the...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read

Patrick Byrne’s Cato Institute Luncheon Address: “Cryptocurrency: The Policy Challenges of a Decentralized Revolution”

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, like Bitcoin, are revolutionizing the way we think about government currency monopolies, transferring money across the globe, maintaining financial privacy and security, and verifying ownership of money or potentially everything....
Patrick Byrne
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Liberalism, Social Justice and the Cryptorevolution

Attention DeepCapture fans in the New York and New Jersey area: our own Patrick Byrne will be speaking at Rutgers University on Monday, February 22, 2016. The subject will be the philosophical underpinnings of...
Judd Bagley
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