After a few months my team decided to call me back. They told me they got rid of the goalie because of too many soft goals getting the best of him. I knew this would be one of my last shots, that goalie was far younger, far more agile, and could move from post-to-post at a fraction of the time it took me. I started the team 30 years ago, and as a 60-year old man I can tell you it's not easy bouncing up and down on the ice anymore. So the team decided to put me up for pasture.
Back when I was still the goalie, I had a few disagreements with the WeWork forward who played on our team. However, we put our differences aside, and overtime I managed to like him. I managed to get the WeWork guy a cushy job in the sporting goods industry where he's now making real money compared to what he was making at WeWork. We became close friends and he became my snitch by telling me every thing the team was gossiping about. Sometimes the team felt sorry for me and started to invite me for beer and chicken wings as a tag-along.
While I wasn't with the team, one particular story stood out to me. My WeWork friend told me that the team wanted $1500 from each player to invest in a venture to make a large amount of capital. The goalie told the team that with a measly investment of $19K the team would gain a profit of $390,000 through the venture Bitcoin Rush. I told my WeWork friend to not invest a single cent in that because it's a scam. Every week the goalie would show his bank statement of how much money he made for the team. I really don't think the goalie is a scam artist. The global proliferation of the internet allowed con artists to expert their craft to a rapidly expanding global market. The scamming vulnerability is based on the proposition of becoming a multimillionaire overnight.
I noticed Bitcoin Rush used Richard Branson in legitimizing their fraudulent exchange. In fact, Bitcoin Rush was able to prolong their scam because they're able to interact with their victims. These are very sophisticated scammers that use electronic currencies that do not allow charge-backs that prevent victims from getting their money back. My WeWork friend told me that the captain on the team told the goalie to lock in the profit. The captain was shocked that they had to put an extra $2000 for them to receive the $230,000 profit that they presumably made. The Captain shouted at the goalie to get our goddamn money.
I had to pinpoint where the scam originated. Bitcoin Rush managed to put up their own review pages on Google indicating that it was not a scam. The multiple pages that Google picked up only showed their credibility with the popularity of Bitcoin and lack of supervision of the pump-and-dump cryptocurrency market. In the legitimizing world of Bitcoin, traders are attracted to the volatility of Bitcoin and the spreads. The computer programmers are privileged because the coins are mined through stealing hard currencies. The ones who developed Bitcoin failed in achieving their aspirations because of the formation of multiple bubbles built upon false value. It is a free-for-all for an unregulated exchange with no central banking.
The developers learned quickly of the art of supply-and-demand. They only produced $21 million of Bitcoin to be mined. In July 2010 Bitcoin was worth 8 cents. The algorithms of Bitcoin are based on achieving a high price in order for it to eventually depreciate to establish real currency for the ones who are selling it. Bitcoin and block-chain don't illustrate a story of technology and problem-solving, instead they illustrate a story of psychology and con-artists that manipulate the price with Fibonacci rules.
Xi Jinping, the president of China, declared that calling cryptocurrency and block-chain a scam is forbidden in China. They want to do their own digital currency by elevating the price and generating billions of extra income to build their One Belt One Road project.
My team captain called me back and told me he didn't care if we lose games. He didn't care if I couldn't even stop a beach ball. But he asked me to write a story about Bitcoin Rush so no one could be fooled again. I am proud that my team took me back, and I missed them. Thanks for the beers my friend and I commend my WeWork friend who stood by an old man.