Trace Mayer

Philosopher // Entrepreneur // Investor


Everyone knows the golden rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.

A core purpose of Trace Mayer is to be a champion of monetary sovereignty through non-violent cryptographic means for individuals to protect and preserve their agency and freedom from oppression in the very controversial political battle over money and property rights.

To further that purpose, he was the first popular blogger to step onto the battlefield of ideas and publicly recommend the powerful blockchain technologies, Bitcoin and MWC, in their infancies with market caps under $2m.

In 2013 he helped organize and presented at the first Bitcoin conference.

Bitcoin is fulfilling its destiny, as he explained and predicted in 2010, and in December 2017 the Bitcoin market cap had massively swollen to over $325B.

He coined the term: The Hodler of Last Resort and started the annual Proof of Keys celebration.

To continue executing his purpose, Trace Mayer hosts the extremely popular Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast which includes interviews with the top people in the Bitcoin space.

From Isaac Newton, a supernal monetary scientist who as Master of the Mint created the gold standard, to Nikola Tesla to Steve Jobs it is the innovators and disrupters that forever change markets as well as our lives.

The currency markets are the largest markets in the world, ripe for innovation and massive fortunes will be transferred and made in the creative destruction.

Blockchain technology holds the most disruptive potential for actually being able to execute such massive creative destruction as capital burrows down the liquidity pyramid into safer and more liquid assets like gold and Bitcoin.

The main purpose of Trace Mayer's work, almost all of it provided to all mankind for free and at great risk to himself since tyrants love to silence the conscience, is to provide ideas and information on monetary science and economics that will help prepare people to combat the extremely dangerous false ideas currently in the marketplace that are causing many undesirable and harmful effects worldwide.

Ideas can only be overcome by other ideas. Money and force are impotent against ideas. Government abuse of currency has enabled many evils including the rise of dictators and perpetuation of genocide. The abandonment of sound money is the chief reason, if not the only reason, that the world has become such a dangerous place.

These issues are not new and have been thoroughly explored by the world's greatest polymaths.

In 1722, polymath Emanuel Swedenborg wrote a paper to the Swedish House of Nobles concerning the negative effects of inflation and benefits of sound money.

Swedenborg inflation

In 1832, polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published Faust Part Two, his magnum opus and considered to be the greatest work of German literature, which warned about the deleterious effects stemming from abuse of currency starting on line 4,925.

In 1844, United States Presidential candidate Joseph Smith said:

Joseph Smith gold safer sound money



2005 GATA Conference

Greatly influenced by Robert Landis's presentation at the 2005 GATA Conference. Video 1. Video 2.


Run To Gold Blog

Starts the Run To Gold blog.

Jan 2008

2008 GATA Conference

Has breakfast with Dr. Vieira at the 2008 GATA Conference. Link.

April 2014

The Great Credit Contraction

Publishes The Great Credit Contraction the same week Satoshi releases Bitcoin.

Liquidity Pyramid

Liquidity Pyramid
Jan 2009

Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast

Hosts the podcast about gold and Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast
Jan 2009 - Current


First publicly recommends buying Bitcoin at $0.25.

Mythical Land of Bitcoin
Jan 2011


Invests in Bitpay.

Jan 2013

BBC Newsnight

Holds his own when ambushed by Jeremy Paxman on BBC Newsnight. Link.

Mar 2013

Fox Business

Ridiculed by Melissa Francis on Fox Business. Link.

Apr 2013

Inside Bitcoins

First person to suggest a multi-million dollar price per Bitcoin. Link.

Dec 2013

Inside Bitcoins

Continues the sound money lineage by tying together sound money and the Information Age. Link.

Dec 2013

Bitcoin hits all-time high.

Bitcoin hits $20,089.00 and $325B+ market cap.

8,035,600.00%+ return from $0.25.

Dec 2017

Wyoming Bill SF 125

Assists the graceful Caitlin Long in drafting Wyoming Bill SF 125 and 7 other bills which enshrines and protects individual property rights.

Jan 2019

The Kraken Quadricorn

Kraken raises $100m at $4B valuation. $19.84 per share.

11,600%+ return from Series A $0.17 per share.

7 years, $16,000,000 profit per $1,000 invested in Bitcoin in Mar 2012 then rolled into the Kraken Series A round in Mar 2014.

55 years, $16,000,000 profit per $1,000 invested in Berkshire Hathaway from 1964 to Mar 2019.

Warren Buffett is the greatest investor ever? Prove it.

Mar 2019



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