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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
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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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SEC Charges Goldman Sachs With Improper Securities Lending Practices

Three cheers for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2016-9 Washington D.C., Jan. 14, 2016 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Goldman, Sachs & Co. has agreed to...
Patrick Byrne
2 min read

Obama, Iran, the JPOA, and Federalist Paper #75 (“The Treaty-Making Power of the Executive”)

I am not going to opine on the particulars of the President Obama’s Iran deal (“Joint Plan of Action”), other than to say that many years ago I spent time in Iran, loved the...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read