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Peter Galanko is a blockchain entrepreneur and CEO of Cryptocurrency Mining LLC. While he also works in sales within various industries, Peter is "The Influence of Influencers" and unofficial ambassador for XVG (Verge Currency).
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Ask me about the PURE MSK nano fiber mask to order manufacture direct, made here in the USA.
Also supplying USA-made Amerishield 3PLY direct.
Founder of Stoner Coin VVS and owner of pertaining businesses.
Stoner Coin (VVS) will be a cryptocurrency for the cannabis industry.
Marketing and cryptocurrency specialist with two decades of marketing experience.
CEO of Cryptocurrency Mining LLC.
“The influencer of influencers”
Known on Twitter as XVGWhale. My original @XVGWhlale account was hacked and banned at 65,000 followers. @XVGWhlaeReal is my current handle. I advocate for real-world use of XVG. In 2017 I shifted the paradigm regarding cryptocurrency, helping catapult Verge Currency to be highest percentage gain cryptocurrency of any given calendar year.
Held position of Marketing & Social Media Coordinator/Website Manager for Jody's Popcorn.
Online entrepreneurs since 12.
Became successful promoting software utilities at age 15.
Active in the cryptocurrency world since 2015." (LinkedIn, 2020)
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#72 Peter Galanko - Blockchain Entrepreneur - BrianVee WhyWeWork
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Ask me about the PURE MSK nano fiber mask to order manufacture direct, made here in the USA.
Also supplying USA-made Amerishield 3PLY direct.
Founder of Stoner Coin VVS and owner of pertaining businesses.
Stoner Coin (VVS) will be a cryptocurrency for the cannabis industry.
Marketing and cryptocurrency specialist with two decades of marketing experience.
CEO of Cryptocurrency Mining LLC.
“The influencer of influencers”
Known on Twitter as XVGWhale. My original @XVGWhlale account was hacked and banned at 65,000 followers. @XVGWhlaeReal is my current handle. I advocate for real-world use of XVG. In 2017 I shifted the paradigm regarding cryptocurrency, helping catapult Verge Currency to be highest percentage gain cryptocurrency of any given calendar year.
Held position of Marketing & Social Media Coordinator/Website Manager for Jody's Popcorn.
Online entrepreneurs since 12.
Became successful promoting software utilities at age 15.
Active in the cryptocurrency world since 2015." (LinkedIn, 2020)
...welcome to why we work with your host Brian V. As he speaks to people like you from all over the world as we together dive deeper into our motivations, struggles, joys, seemingly missteps, hopes, warnings and advice, which will be an encouragement to us all to get up, get going on and keep on working. Working is tough, but working is good. Now here is your host to why we work. Brian V. I'm Brian V, and this is why we work today. I had the great pleasure speaking with Peter Glynco. Peter is an interesting young man. He has many roles, many titles. He's a sales representative for PPE equipment through All Plast Incorporated. He's a Blockchain entrepreneur. He's the CEO of Crypto Currency Mining LLC. He's a domain, er, Peter is basically the influencer of influencers. I have some questions for him today because there's a driving force within this young man that had him start these things at a very young age. And while still being young, he's still motivated to keep on going toe where these many hats to keep working join me in my conversation today with Peter Glynco. I'm Brian V and this is why we work today. My guest is the one and only Peter Glencoe. Good morning. Fine, sir. I guess would be your evening for you. Yeah. Evening. Over here. Uh, good. Good afternoon, Thio, I suppose. Yeah, we're getting close. It's 10 a.m. I just dropped one of my Children off at schools. It's just that you're all the way out of South Korea, right? All the way here in South Korea. I'm English professor here at a local university. And, uh, but I'm from Canada, and I've seen you on the base. Guys show I've followed you on LinkedIn, and I see that you're a pretty busy guy. Would you like to give us a little? I'm I'm giving you a intro before we start this, but just a little bit about yourself. But I think you also want to say something as well. Oh, yeah, well, a little bit about myself. I've been I have a background, uh, in technology mostly marketing related online marketing. And I've been highly involved for the past, uh, since 2015, but more so since 2017 with Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology, uh, in that field. But I've been have opt entrepreneurial, online and marketing type of pursuits that I've done since the age of 15 or younger on the Internet. And, uh so that's a little bit about me. And about you, though, I was for the people that are just tuning in for the first time. I liked Thio here. I know that you just interviewed Dylan addict or Dylan Tax recently. You had Frank y'all months ago who have many bobble heads off of him in my room here. But you've also interviewed many CEOs and founders and a lot of interesting people. And I was wondering if you could tell me a little bit more about your show. The people that you've had on names of episodes, maybe some of the people watching now could go back and watch those a swell. I appreciate the question. Yeah, I appreciate the question. You're the first person to ask me that, and it's it's quite interesting because I mean a quick run down. My mom passed away in February of cancer and she was a hard worker. She was a very hard worker, thank you. And it just I had that question of why. Why do people work so hard all the way. You know, to her deathbed, she was trying to pull herself up, saying, I gotta go to work and it just kind of inspired me because I didn't know why. And a few months later, in August of this year, I started the podcast, and I wasn't sure how it was going to go. But it's It's defined itself into workers because I find you need even from your perspective of starting work at such a young age to people into the retirement. You know, sometimes we need that reminder of why we work and listening to other people is well. And you're right. I had the opportunity. I'm on Episode 70. Something at this moment. I believe you're 72 is to interview some CEOs I know because you asked me if Sean Tepper he's the founder of Ticker. He started his own to get into, um, to get into investing, right? He made this program that allows you to be, you know, an amateur investor, but make some...
...pretty professional, profound influences. Um, some investments there. I e I interviewed some California singers, Empress. She just came out with her new single, and I look at a list here in front of me. But some are innovation consultant like Natalie born very, very well known. But even from the list of people some of the best that I have come to interview or people that I've known from friends growing up in high school and family just finding out their motivation and what I've found I mean, you're right. I interviewed Dylan. Um, I also interviewed Frankie the other day a couple months ago, where he is the one who is telling me Thio interview a bunch of other people well, and it's so great because he even sees the value of work and how other people have a good message. And that's what I have come to see with some of these other people. There's a guy. Garrick Jones. He's trying to run for a GM position in the NFL, and he's trying. He's making that his life. Missing message, some voiceover work. I interviewed a NHL referee and he had an interesting perspective on his journey up into professional sports, but a lot of interesting people, as you said and around the world, and I appreciate that question because it makes me think again of what it is I'm doing with why we work. And I want to promote why other people work and it gives other people encouragement. And I think that comes back to you with your story itself is an encouragement. So, Peter, can you bring us back? I know on LinkedIn it says something about 12, but what was your very first job? My very first official job was marketing and social media coordinator at Jodi's Popcorn, Virginia Beach, Virginia, which I got through Craigslist is how I found that job. And, uh, but I had already been successful prior to that doing online marketing and was self taught with the graphic design and that sort of thing, which is how I got that job because sort of learned the skills that I used in that job, and I did a lot of stuff there. I also designed their labels, I even the nutrition labels and, uh, design labels for custom orders, in addition to doing their website search engine optimization and some of their marketing and coupons and that sort of thing. But that was my official first official job. But honestly, for part of that time that I was working there. I was making more money doing independent, uh, marketing, where I was getting paid commission for online marketing work that I was doing that I had been doing since a young age. And, uh, I think I started trying at the age of 12, and I really started making good buddy at the age of 15 in terms of the online marketing type of stuff. Uh, what was your first unofficial job? My first artificial job? That's an interesting question. So, uh, when I was around 12, I was begging. My parents allowed me to open a PayPal account. I'll have them open it because I wasn't old enough to have one Has you have to be a two years old or whatever, and I wanted to. I saw the stuff on deal extreme dot com that's now shortened to d x dot com. Uh, that is was popular website that had stuff from China, and I saw stuff on there like housings for PS PS that we're going a lot more on American eBay. And that was one of my first things I wanted to do was resell products because I saw there was a profit margin to be made where people were paying more money than what I could source them for elsewhere. For the same product s O. That was one endeavor that I tried doing around that age and then another around that age is actually, uh, something that ended up not working out well. But I was This was the age by space, and I was reaching out to people through MySpace specifically bands it rappers I had downloaded a old school. Uh uh drag drop website designs software called Blue Vota. And I would make Deva websites for rappers and bands had reached out to them, uh, and ask a look at this demo website. I see you don't have a website, you know, MySpace page, but maybe this website, they give you more credibility, It help you get in the door. Here's a little demo I made. Are you interested working together? And, uh, that's one of the first type of businesses I tried doing around that age and I actually had one client and I didn't really make anything off of it, but we made a website called Blaze and Underground and his name was young wine.
Some underground rapper Hey, changed his rap name. I have to figure out what it is now, But, uh, some of later rapper and him when I made this website together and it was only going for, like, six months or so, but I was only 12 13 then And, uh, we had ah ph before bond there. And he had some of his music that I had embedded on there. And I was trying to do a thing where I was reached out to do Web design website building stuff for clients then because I self taught myself some software there, and, uh and then, ah, this is getting a little bit drawn out because it's hard to remember. No, no, it's It's great. It's great. I mean, that's the chicken and the egg, which first, but you're at 12. Yeah, And to bring it back to the deal of ST website, they had a referral program where you got points. If you referred people and eso I saw on YouTube, somebody, some kids, some little young kid that was doing on boxing video of some product that was on their website, and I noticed he just had a link to the website without the referral leak. And I messaged Thio and I asked him, Hey, can you put in your peripheral leak on your video description since you're not using the referral program? But it was like, sure, and uh and then I got through that one kid's link who had hundreds or not hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of views on his video. There was tens of thousands of dollars of orders that came through that link. And there, uh, referral program, uh, they paid out in points, equated to less of, like 0.1%. That commission basically so I didn't make much money from it, but it opened the door to be that there was a way Thio make money online through commission based type of sales deal there. And that is around the same age times. Do the other stuff that I realized that then. So I went on to there, Uh, So, Peter, you mentioned opening the door. But it seems that so this is really 12 not into 11. I mean, you started flipping stock s so at 12, you're seeing well, what you're saying is it opened the door. But prior to that, you were banging the door. Why were you banging the door? What? What got this driver? I mean, Peter, I'm looking outside and even my own daughters. 11. I mean, they're playing with toys and dolls and and and nothing wrong with that. But you're full blown into business. What? I got you into that question. Um, I've always I think I've always strived, wanted to be independent. And as a child is starting to get to that age for your crossing through childhood into your early teens. You, uh, want to, like, become more like an adult, more independence in that sense of independence, that sort of thing is has been a big motivator of mind. And while I've had some traditional drop titles, a lot of what I've done throughout my life would be considered self employed and uh, so that that type of independence both through whether it's job obligations or financial independence, is something that is a major driving force for be still now. And I think back then that was just I saw I played some video games when I was little, but then I was like, instead of making points and video games. I could make dollars on the Internet and and, uh, like instead of playing video games to do this and that, I could spend my time and, uh, make somebody and, uh and I mean, I also just like, uh, I mean the concept of the making money. In general, everyone likes that concept. But I think that really the core of those that the independents that it would give me Was there someone that instilled that upon you Or you saw someone, an influencer yourself, someone that maybe you saw. Okay, if I have money because at 12, regardless, that's pretty young Thio have a full understanding. Although you obviously had a pretty good understanding of the weight of responsibility that comes on people and the necessity toe have money. So was there someone in your life that said, You know, with this, it kind of gives you some freedom. There's a combination for one. Uh, my dad has a really good work ethic, and then I've learned a lot from from my parents. Both of my parents have really good work ethic, and, uh, they sort of pull themselves up from the bootstraps...
...from the beginning of their careers, they on then they both did well for themselves, but they made it through all their own. So their spirit, uh, was definitely an inspiration of mind. And then as faras some of the work that I got into doing online, uh, way my dad would say it would be more like that. I just go to college and get a regular job with regular benefits and that sort of thing, so that part of the influence was through him so much, though I did see I definitely got work ethic, and they also it's still to be There were, uh, we would have conversations about whether it's, ah, politics or money and stuff at it from a young age and learned a good vocabulary for, ah, young age. For that definitely, uh, is a major help in aspects of business and inspiration. There is well, so it's the reason I e. But I'd also seen stuff online with, like to get rich quick skis and stuff like that that maybe search all over the Internet for different things and a lot of things that I tried to fail that, but it got me reading Maura about different all sorts of different types of stuff s. So that's sort of how I sort of Navigator, uh, my own path. But the work ethic definitely comes from my parents. And then most of it was through self discovery using the Internet because I was just on the cusp of the Internet generation there where I had a desktop computer. Uh, and when I gotten into high school and then in middle school is like the age of just the beginning of the color camera phone, flip phones and stuff like that. So it was very interesting time to grow up. It's and I asked that question. Not one thio. Pull it out of your own beginnings, but also for listeners because there's a lot of people out there that don't have that family structure. Or at least they didn't have that family influence. And it's not to discourage people, but to hear you and that you can be that influencer for them to say. This is how I started and they can hear and say, Well, okay, he he had a little push and you could be their little push. And then once you started that ball going, You were your own motivation. You kept yourself going learning because you saw the need for it. And that's why I say it, because I think there's a lot of people that go there, said, Well, my my dad never showed me or my mom never showed me a good work ethic. Well, there's a lot of people out there that can show you if you're only willing to listen that not only that, there is a lot of great resource is out there. There's, uh, there's some you could stream some Harvard lectured saw online for free. And there's some stuff that they don't teach you in high school. Uh, that you could research from hope and learn, uh, like how to register an LLC, which is very easy to do, and they don't teach you how to do that in high school. But that's something that people could learn and they could do, and you could. You could register it L L C. And get your own tax idea and bank account for do it yourself without using a third party service relatively cheaply and free. And for those people out there that are in that sort of situation. Uh, if they're American English speaking and one of the things I encourage them to do also is if they haven't learned through school or their parents, uh, grammar and vocabulary Thio study that war on their own because that is an important aspect of business in terms of learning legal language and having, uh, understanding all types of different businesses. And that sort of thing eyes one of the building blocks that I think it is necessary and through the Internet. There's all sorts of tools thio self teach yourself things Nowadays. I do a lot of graphic designers, um, video editing and stuff like that and all that stuff I self taught myself majority of that Ah, and through the Internet tutorials and all sorts of stuff like that. So that's what I would say that some people in those situations, uh, that you can do it. And there's also a lot of people, especially with linked in today, that you can connect with, And, uh, there's people that are willing to work with you and, uh uh, that thirst people that you could be an apprentice for it learned from and work with Ana can make it. No matter what your background is. It's great advice. Let's see. They say Lincoln is one of the most underutilized free tools. I mean, you can update your premium plan or what have you, but it's one of the underutilized, re free resources out...
...there for people to get connections to make some networking connections. Absolutely, Absolutely. That's how you and I first contacted each other. I was through linked. And we have the mutual contact Frankie MacDonald up there. Uh, from from Jodi's popcorn until 2015, when you really jumped into Blockchain. Were there any other jobs that kept you going on the side? Were you doing anything else? Uh, not traditional work. Everything that I have done has been online marketing based, uh through different methods. I was advertising, uh, everything from software utilities, uh, to before the popularity of Netflix and before the exception, even of Netflix. I was advertising some of the early days movie download websites and a variety of stuff that had affiliate programs. And that was where I made most of my body when I was in high school, age and college age in prior to getting into crypto currency. Um, uh, not through traditional jobs, but through online commission based marketing and mostly using social media rather than paid advertising to do so. Just I don't want to miss this question. Just that I'm thinking of now is maybe you can speak of the room available for people to get into this space at this age you're referring to. So when you were a little bit younger, now is a little bit different in 2020. But is there enough room wiggle room for people at a young age to get in here and to make some money as well, rather than what you mentioned is the traditional sorts sources of income People forget it. You know what McDonald's or something? Not that there's anything wrong with that. But getting into these types have a yes, absolutely there is, and it's constantly evolving. Uh, the online spear is constantly evolving, So for young people, it's a double edged sword for what they have. Advantage over people even, uh, my age, because they are growing up with more advanced technologies that I had when they were their age. So there that some of the technology stuff is second nature to them eso. They'll have an advantage, Uh, in some regards there in in other ways, they have a disadvantage because it's a much more competitive space now, like in high school, when I made a bunch of money doing online advertising affiliate marketing. That was when YouTube before was bought by Google, was early in his early days, and it wasn't saturated as much with content creators. Eso it really depends on what route you're talking about, but there's always new routes that are to be found in new niches in, uh, different types of businesses. And, uh, like this year, I've been brokering sales through linked and connections that I've made through linked and being a sales rep dues and sort of stuff like that on the side. Uh, from what I what I do otherwise And, uh, there's still opportunities there, and there's opportunities for there is a little bit of a learning curve there for me, but there's all sorts of different opportunities. So what I was doing in high school might not work now, but it, uh, there's it's an evolving ecosystem, and I would say get started as early as you can and, uh, and don't let failure be a discouragement because I have tried literally, well over 100 different ways to make money on the Internet and the vast majority of those baby $0. And and if I had given up with the many failures and and the broker industry this year, the majority of the deals that I tried thio do especially when I was first learning, didn't close and the big persistent in continuing, uh, to get started early. If you're young person watching this eyes, great. And then, uh, the persistence on continuing on is, uh, and and learning as you do it, uh, not letting failure discourage you is the way you mentioned the sales that you're doing or through Lincoln on the side. That is that with all plastic cooperated selling PPE all class incorporated, that is, I have a I have a traditional job title through all classes incorporated. But to be honest, I'm not working as closely with all class incorporated right now. They gave me that job title because one of my business partners that I worked with early on that topic, he showed me some of the ropes of the PP. Industry when I got into it. One of my early business partners, uh, South Korean American.
He's American. Uh, but he has ah lot of ties in South Korea. You have to be out of South Korea also. Um, but anyway, he has a good friend that he grew up with. Uh, that's the CEO of all plastic. Uh, and they he had been brokering sales through PPE and all class had gotten some in two PP sales because they supply grocery stores and they supply grocery stores, uh, with shopping bags as well as they were doing gloves. Whether food grade, uh, night trial or vinyl gloves and other stuff that became in demand during the PP surge demand for need for such goods for being brought up on the market and a lot of the supply chains for their traditional business. It was broken down, which is a whole different story. Uh, but basically the sky J C J c on introduced me Thio Eric Chen, who is the CEO of all plastic. They gave me that job title there as all plast North American regional sales rep. Uh, toe work with a Korean originally the what we were going to dio, there was, ah, working with the Korean manufacturer called Air Queen that makes the NATO fiber mask and sell those onda. We have, ah, pdf deck through all classes for those masks. And then we've gone to pure mask and I still work with them some and keep in contact with them. But that is a job title. That's not a salary title. Those air just connections that I made ah, through blinked it. And what's happened? Friends and connections that I've made through there. And that's Ah Well, when I saw it, I saw it. I thought, This is Peter going for an opportunity because this is more of a covert push. And so I see that as part of your character, finding an opportunity. And like any business, you know, say savvy people. You know when to ride a wave. You know, if something is going to be good or not, because in that industry hopefully you know, Cove it stops. But for the last year, that would have been a prime market to be in. Yeah, and that's why that's why I'm in it. And I was that was not my original intention at all for this year. My twitter handle that I'm using right now demands VBS eyes something that I started, uh, the other year where I was going to make a domain a marketplace and I still am going to do that. And one of the aspects of it would accept crypto currency payment method. But that's a different story. But that was more What I was planning on doing this year was focusing on starting off that marketplace. But what cove it hit? Uh, that is where I saw the opportunity and my friend Michael, who I met out in Hong Kong, where I got the suit made by the way I got this man, that Sam's tailor, the Hong Kong it is, they're they're well known for making a nice suits, for they've made ones for all sorts of different presidents. Is presidents for Bush and Obama and all sorts of famous people is sort of like 350 bucks for the entire custom fitted the dress shirt made by them too early. At least it was then when I bought mine. I don't know what prices is now. Uh, can't quote without the price, but Anyway, I met my buddy Michael out in Hong Kong, who's from Ukraine, and I met him at a Bitcoin meet up, uh, in Hong Hong Kong out of a place called Genesis Block Hong Kong. And hey was there in Hong Kong renewing his visa for mainland China. And, um all right, uh, he's the one that got me into the PP sales. That's why I was getting into this because early on, with PP, he was like, we're exporting a lot of the three ply in the k n 95 95. So that sort of thing eso he was by inspiration to get into PPE. But as I got into the PP business that started working on it For a lot of people, there was a lot of difficulties with logistics, and a lot of people got raw deals from stuff ordered from China early on. So it was difficult for us to establish the trust independently with clients. Michael has really good sources and in vet quality and get competitive prices for stuff. But I ended up working out more stuff that was located already in the United States inventory for that type of work that I've been doing this year. Um, but Michael is the person that got me into that business in the first place because he had great prices on stuff that was being made there in China and that I could import here. Although, unfortunately, uh, we've worked on some sales that we've tried to close together, but Michael and I have a I'm close sale since then for American made...
...stuff and stuff located in America. But we ended up not doing so much for import stuff. And he's doing his own thing out in Thailand right now, working independently as well. Doing s CEO Optimization s Peter. What takes up your time now? So I know you're busy. You started your own coin stoner coin V v s correct. B b s. Uh, yeah, that's on the back burner. That solid back burger. I have LLC for that VVS Cryptocurrency. I have sort of court dot com so record dot io and I intend on using the ticker symbol VVS Cryptocurrency and I have a playing laid out for that and I have spoken with developers based on Ohio and I have quotes to get the entire project dumb and I was spoken. Thio. I was working out in 2018 with a canceled product, uh, Project block trade project for data storage. I've made some connections through there for people that could work us. Ah, project managers that have connections with the different crypto currency exchanges to get listings for exchanges. Eso I've done a lot of work. Uh, but that's been put on the back burner for the time being. Uh, but that is still a project that I'm going to pursue. That is one of the things that I have before we get into the weeds of crypto currency. And I'd like to a little bit if you have the time. Can you explain it to me as a five year old and anyone else that may have the limited knowledge about the topic? I mean, we hear about it a lot. It's it's it seems to be coming. I mean, from my perspective, more mainstream. It's great. It's getting from your perspective. Years ago, it's been good, right? But other people are slow into market all time high today as we speak eyes, the first time that court has been over $21,000 When I saw the two days ago is 19. And was it? And then it was 19,000 few days ago, and today it broke over $21,000 before we started this interview earlier today. Eso the combined crypto currency market cap Bitcoin and all the other cryptocurrencies is like half a trillion dollars at present time. Eso bring it. Bring us a little bit back to it, but lane it you know what it is? Yeah, to explain what it is is Ah Blockchain crypto currency is just, uh put it simply, it's just a digital coin that people decide. Um, that could be sent from one person's wallet to another person's wallet. And there's there's different block chains out there. Most people are familiar with Bitcoin I'm or into a crypto currency called Verge Currency. But there's a set number of coins or tokens of each of the specific cryptocurrencies that will ever be created and is the concept is to decentralize currency, sort of it make a digital for peer to peer transactions and payments on. That's not really putting it. As simple as I'm trying to think of a more concise way toe put it. But digital money, I guess, is the most concise way to put it. Uh, and, uh, digital money backed by whatever the the markets designed to put the value on it basically. And eso how has it been for retail in buying with crypto currency and the increase with the use of it? Because, uh, sure there is right here. I have Ah, I bought This was crypto currency. This is pecs. Peppers. Hot sauce was, which was the first ah, verse currency accepting vendor. They started accepting version currency way back in, like 2000, 14,015. And, uh so I've been buying the hot sauce to them with crypto currency. So as of right now, there are online vendors individually accepting crypto currency, and PayPal has, uh, made some announcements recently Say they're going to get the crypto currency. So it is moving into the world of e commerce. And one of the things that I've been involved with some, uh, is the online gaming casino industry where it has, uh has become ubiquitous, even with the websites that were existing prior to the rise of crypto currency. And that's because that specific industry. It has inherent advantages because with the...
...online gambling industry, there are. There's different laws in different jurisdictions. That makes it very difficult for them to accept credit card and debit card in the first place. And for those that can and bank transfer as well. And for those that can they have the problem where people lose and get frustrated. Even if they legitimately lost, they might dispute the transaction and try to do a charge back that puts risk for the CAS Ito and then same for the players using traditional uh, Fiat currency. Peter. Ah, lot of cash out. Times are like two weeks. They charge you $45 for patriots for so isn't the problem. Isn't this the problem? I'm saying, But this is the debate, right? That crypto crypto currency, and I'm not saying I'm part of the debate, but this is what said is the crypto currency, uh, reduces the trail to the first. The spender, I guess, for the buyer. So what would you say to that? And I don't have any skin in the game, so I'm just saying where someone might say, Well, you won't be able to see the transaction that happened between this and this person or that person for this product or this product or for this service and this service. What do you say to that? Uh, actually, it could no both ways. Uh, it could go both ways because for one Cryptocurrency Blockchain technology, the way that Bitcoin like coy virgin currencies that have public ledgers you can actually audit on C on the block. Explorers on websites how many coins are in each wallet and that sort of thing. Eso There's more transparency in terms of the ability to audit Cryptocurrency in terms of the amount of circulating supply and in regards that sort of thing. And a lot of exchanges nowadays on where you can trade your crypto currency for dollars or use it for other purposes have K y c standards, which is K y c states, or know your customer where you do have to have your identity known. Um, so if you have a wallet, that is, I tied to your identity, there is actually is just a bunch of betrayal as there is, if you don't like, like as just like a bank account, Um, but then there is the other hand where people can transact more discreetly it anonymously in depending on delays, they cash out cash in which crypto currency they use, uh, or how they spend it. It could. I mean, there there would be a lack of traceability there. And, uh uh, that is Ah, that's an entire debate. Uh, where the line should be, uh, in terms of what personal were in terms of personal liberties and individual privacy. Uh, what? What what threshold there should be or should not be, um, is a question. Well, that's what I thought you were gonna actually You stay right away, and I think that would be The valid point is, Well, why should people know what you spend your money on? Yeah, that's a great point. And that's that's one reason a lot of people, uh, find Cryptocurrency interesting is because they want to be their own bank, and they want Thio be able to use a decentralized system where they can create an account that's not tied to their name. They can create a wallet on their own computer, and they can be their own bank, and they don't have to have everyone knowing whether it's advertisers or anyone else, uh, knowing or creditors knowing their entire, uh, financial history of payments and what they're like, uh, allows them to maintain a level of privacy there in those regards. Uh, but it could, uh, it could be used in a variety of ways. That is, what I'm saying is that, uh it has a level of transparency that Fiat currency doesn't have in certain ways. Uh, in terms of Blockchain technology where you can go online, you could see, uh, whenever you could look at the amount of big queens and circulation and you can look at the individual Wallace to see the live transactions. You could do that. You might not necessarily know who the transactions are going to and from, Uh, but there is a transmitter, uh, that allows you transparency and abilities that allows you to trust the system, trust the coin. To know what's happening within that money is not disappearing. It reminds me of I mean the banking industry itself, where the foolishness in having to gain or earn credit in order to...
...borrow money so you know, you get your rating the score. The what is it called in the states. You have to get the credit score, your credit score and the only way you could get a credit scores if you borrow money. So like pay it back and pay it back. So I heard of one guy who's rich. He said, I've never had to borrow money and I don't have a credit score. So with millions in the bank, you couldn't get alone because he doesn't have a credit score he's never borrowed. And everyone I know the people that he could talk to because I was God s O. If you that guy needs a capital, tell the contact me because I know some I was involved recently earlier this week did the introduction for a company that was looking for capital that I know a capital company based out of New York that does some untraditional type of financing. For example, they finance the Mike Tyson fight recently, Uh, and they'll do the extend lines of credit. Uh, people, uh, that need capital fast. And if you have a strong financial Chris Torri, like, uh, and even though you didn't necessarily borrow lines of credit where a bank might not bank my automatically declined you because your credit score they're willing Thio talk to people and they they'll do upto there this interesting folks that I ended up getting connected with through the PP industry, they'll do from 100,010 million plus in a day. If the people be they decided to work together and agree on, uh, speaking of connections, Peter. What? What do you think? How would typical Joe interact and connect with krypton? Krypton? See, crypto currency, currency? How? How should people throw in their chips to this? Or what do you suggest they should do where they should go? Um, well, the simplest APS, uh, to get started. Uh, there's ah, there's app so you can download in the app store. Uh, one called Voyage or Voyager. Um, invest Voyager that has Bitcoin and xbg on there as other crypto currencies. There's another one called Gemini and then on cash app, which is popular, which I have been using all year. It allows you to buy Bitcoin instantly through your bank account inside the Bitcoin instantly. But Bitcoin is the early option, but that is a cash up is a mainstream payment application. At least here in the United States, and that one is easy option simple for people to buy Bitcoin to get started with. But Voyager has a better selection of coins. Gemini has mother different coins on there and those air easy ways to get started as Faras APs Co. And then, if you want to get into Mawr, there's all sorts of different cryptocurrencies out there. So let's say you buy some Bitcoin on cash app. You could go Teoh, one of the corn exchange websites, whether it's the traditional exchange websites that works, sort of like stock changes. Or there's ones that are simple that are just you put it in the coin you have at the point you want to receive how much support your setting and how much support you want to receive into what wallet and if change, jelly is an example. Stealth exchanges. An example. Swap swap space dot CEO is an example. Uh, change. Angel of that donates a portion Uh, proceeds is an example. Those ones where you just exchange one coin for another coin in this pretty simple to dio as long as you can. The have a wallet set up to receive to Uh, but those third party applications will set up your wallet automatically, and it makes it pretty simple to get started it into it in the first place. From your suggestion with, say, diversification with your your funds do you suggest you recommend or just by personal experience for people toe slider percentage over into Cryptocurrency? I'm biased on this one. Uh, yeah, yeah, we're all in type of guy and and, uh because for what I believe in it. And, uh, it's something that goes back. I have back there my end if end shirt defrauding America since 1913. And so that's Ah, something I I believe it for different reasons as well. One of the reasons I believe the crypto currency. Uh, so I'm in all in type of guy. There's definitely merits for being safe because it has been a volatile market to diversify. If you are going to include Cryptocurrency in your portfolio of assets, I didn't wanna be safe then. Yeah, diversification is the...
...safest way to dio, but with my story, um, if I had stayed all in from the start, I would have been a much wealthier band right now that I that I had been if I had had cash so much out early on and trade so much so that is on that note. Is there a couple of kick yourself with the pants moments that you made that you can look back on and divulged to us? Oh, yeah. Uh, easily. I mean, I was, uh, a two end of 2016. I have hundreds of Bitcoin, and I was cashing about like, Wait, wait a second. For people listening. Hundreds of Bitcoin like 101 102 103 100 Bitcoins it was It was around 200. I had 350 briefly and then I was I was I was gambling on a high stakes online casino at the time when I when I turned by, what was I first made a bet election bet on the 2016 election to Bitcoin and 17 Bitcoin on the day of the election. And then I ran it up on an online casino that was doing slots. I had a maximum of like 170.254 point five Bitcoin per spin bet and I ended up I went upto 20 grand. What's a bit put back that Bitcoin was under $1000 a coid and I ran it up real quick and I was about to cash it out when I was at 350 Bitcoin at the peak there. And I ended up more closely any year around when it actually kept, uh when I stop myself from being able to around 200 Bitcoin So about 200 plus Bitcoin and you said today its top that 21,000 of Bitcoin Yeah, yeah, and, uh, had to. And then here's the kicker to Is I got into other cryptocurrencies in 2017 and those ah, those percentage gains far exceeded even Bitcoins percentage gain in 2017. Eso if I had just put all my 200 Bitcoin all into the crypto currency that I do a lot of promotion for. There's a verge Hoody back there. Uh, they had the highest percentage gain in 2017. They started with the $270,000 market cap. It ended the year in a $3 billion market cap. Eso I could have made, like, literally, like eight dying figures, uh, profit. If I had just put all my Bitcoin into that other crypto currency. Day one and then million's If I just kept it in the Bitcoin to begin with and held on to it. But I was cashed about Bitcoin Ah, uh, got first gotten into it in 2015 and I've sold Bitcoin first. Little was like $250. And now here we are, $22,100 And, uh, I was I was cashed out Bitcoin and beginning a end of 2016 getting a 2017, but, like, five grand out of time and getting Western Union's and paper cash and just spend it like, uh S. So if you have Bitcoin, this is back to the elementary level of it. You can cash it out and get cash for it. Yes, uh, and there's a lot more ways now, uh, than there waas in, uh, in 2000, 16,017. In the earlier days, there are very few options. Now there's many options. Many mainstream options. I have mentioned cash, app and Voyage or Gemini and all those you can trade directly to Fiat currency and deposit back into your bank account as USD if you choose to do so, um and eso there's there's hundreds of different exchanges out there now. And what I was you sitting back in 2016? 2017? Uh is ah website called local Bitcoins dot com, where you could just trade from one individual to another individual, and some people do bank transfer. Some people do money orders. Uh, you could trade for gift cards. You could trade for all sorts of stuff. And that's what I was using early on. And that's one way you can cash out your liquid are our trade your crypto currency. Uh, I have hundreds of Bitcoin trade volume on their, uh, Peter thinking you mentioned with gambling, and I think some people would be adverse to Bitcoin because of the idea of it being such a gamble. While all investment is a gamble, every I mean walking outside our front steps of porches again. What I would tell them is not having a lease some in their portfolio is also gamble because the world is quickly changing. We've seen how rapidly the world has shifted the past 30 years due to the Internet and the introduction of cell phones in the past decade with touch phones, uh, touchscreen cell...
...phones. And in the past 20 years with YouTube and, uh, social media, we will see it how quickly the, uh, technology changes the way the world works. And I think crypto currency will continue to be a facet of the global economy. And, uh, the and I have some real world stories where I've used it has come on and like, it's it's been, uh, it's been a better option for me than regular currency in certain scenarios for legitimate business purposes. Um, but anyway, I would say it is a gamble not to at least have some of your portfolio if you have money saved up in Cryptocurrency um and, uh, the U. S dollar has remained stable. The Canadian dollar has remained stable. The R and B has remained fairly stable, but we've seen hyperinflation scenario has happened in other countries. And honestly, after this year, I'm a little bit worried about the future of everywhere from the United States to the European Union, uh, Thio, all all sorts of places, because all this stuff, the shutdown, covitz, and then additional government spending and all that sort of thing. Inflation is a rational fear toe have in, uh, this this type of, uh, economic climate. And that is Ah, one of the things that I saw in 2017. Bitcoin had a spike during a Greek when Greece was having ah crisis where they weren't able Thio Thanks for out of money and people are rushing with all their money And they were having an economic crisis, their government going bankrupt and that sort of thing Bitcoin had a like then because there was a lot of people in Greece using Bitcoin based a T. M's because their regular A T. M's had withdrawal limits, uh, imposed by the government or financial institutions at that time. And because of that news is partially because of the speculation, not just the use of the Bitcoin a. T. M's. The Bitcoin price had gone up because of what was going on in Greece then, uh, and I see crypto currency as a alternative and potentially a safety net if the traditional systems fail. And there is, uh, the harsh critic of the inflationary Fiat currency system in the fractional reserve banking system, Uh, that exists. Uh, and I think crypto currency is a legitimate alternative, and I think it has legitimate business. Uses a swell When the band, where does the this the rumors has of the great reset. Where does this play in this? I mean, the Canadian reset. Yeah, Yeah, I know. Yeah, adjusted for do, uh, I was talking about the great reset, you know? I don't know exactly. It is, uh, it's been a very baffling year, and, uh, it has been a very confusing time, and I think a lot of people have different conflicting visions of what they want the future to be like on. I mean, for me, it would be great. The great reset would be going back to normal, like before this year. And the started off trying toe build, uh, like, backed economy normally, but mean, For others, it could mean something else. Uh, and that that's a That's a very that's a tough question, because that's I think that goes towards could be ah, food for many lenses have applied to many topics. So what do you do now, Peter? I'm What do you do each day? What keeps you going? What? What is on your plate each day, as you I mean, obviously you're staying akin to politics. You know what's going on in the news? You're busy on Twitter and all of the platforms out there. What do you do each day on on a typical day? Um, lately, uh, this the year I've spent probably most of my time brokering trying to burger deals on WhatsApp, mostly through connections that I made through Lincoln. And, uh and I am well known in the crypto space for my moniker Xbg Whale, which I had on Twitter 2017, which was hacked and suspended. That's a different story. And I continue to, uh, tweet about the Cryptocurrency that I support my Twitter page at VVS domains. I mean that the main CVS Uh, because by xbg Well, riel account got suspended. That's a different story. Uh, but...
...anyway, um so I spend my time. Why did your account get not hacked? But eventually band Was it because I think you had a big following. And then there was the Xbg whale account. The original account. I had 65,000 organic followers and I was starting to go viral at the end of 2017, along with virgin currency itself, when Verge currency was hitting its peak and Bitcoin was hitting its peak in 2017. And, uh, that is, uh, I can't say for certain, but I had met John McAfee a few months prior, and, uh, he had endorsed Verge currency and there was some text messages requesting money from me. And I'm not part of the verge currency core team. I'm just like independent supporter of that Cryptocurrency. But I, uh, was I had some contacts within the core team. Anyway, there it's a long story, and I was actually subpoenaed this year regarding that, and I will not the target of the case at all, but, um, basically, I was There's an article. If you look up, there's article If you search my name Peter Glencoe and John McAfee that comes up. And then New York magazine that talks a little bit about and how there was I was being asked, basically for a billion dollars for this endorsement, uh, which I did not agree to prior that sum of money. And I, uh, and didn't I didn't pay that money, and then he got a text message saying Pay me $100,000 in two hours and never talked to me again. It'll be all good and I didn't pay that money. And then a few weeks later, my account got hacked and then I was getting texts or random phone. Uh, was the Internet generated phone number asking for $10,000 from my Twitter handle password back. And they also stole $5000 for the verge from my verge tips account. Uh, and they hacked my email address as well. So those events, all I believe are related. But I also don't wanna go out on a limb and say that it was the specific person that did it because I, uh investigation. If there is hard evidence that that person was responsible for that account, then it is what it is. So that was the first account, the Xbg whale account. And by the end of 2017, I was getting, uh, at the peak 1 to 2 billion organic impressions on my tweets per day. I was gained those 50,000 followers and a few months period and I had gotten started in Crypto Twitter mid 2017, and I had and I was gaining traction really quickly in the December October November of 2017 in Prior to that, uh, in the crypto Twitter world, which was a much smaller world back then than it is now, unless saturated. Um, so that account was hacked, and I didn't have to f a indication. So it wasn't so I could reset my password with my phone number s. So that's one of the reasons I wasn't able to get that back. E was gonna ask that earlier about the two password. Often, what is it called? Two f A two factor authentication. So you're a big proponent of that now for anyone listening? Yeah. Opposed to just having, you know, 1234 Yeah, for social media accounts or crypto accounts if you can, uh, for exchange accounts, that sort of thing, email accounts, all that I highly recommend using at least text message authentication. And then there's Google authenticator. Well, which some crypto currency exchanges have integration with, uh, in just a pro tip to people. Uh, make sure you store your backup pass phrases for your google authenticator, because if you get a new phone, even if it's the same phone number, you have to have your backup pass phrases to reauthorize your Google authentic authenticator, which is used as a to F a method on some of the higher level securities exchanges with with things like tick tock, someone puts a video on or someone you know messages something on Facebook or Twitter, just a regular person. There's not much fear, while they probably should have some. But when you're getting into the Cryptocurrency world and dealing with your money, do you have any sort of fear or hesitation about being in it or you extra careful, just as a warning to people who get into it? Do you have any hesitation? I, um I mean, I run headfirst into it, and I don't personally have much hesitation. Despite I've had all sorts of I've had a crazy past three years,...
...and there's been some drama and all sorts of stuff, and I say go for it and speak your mind and speak your speak your truths and, uh, and express yourself is what I say, eh? So what else do you dio? What else do you do to stay busy Peter. Alright. Eso uh, for today, for example. I spent earlier today I was doing, uh, well, for one. I've been talking to Frankie Dylan almost every day. We just chat once in a while, not just not just the Gary and Dedo show and the Trevor's Happy Hour thing that he does sometimes. But Dylan and Frankie and I will just Skype together, non broadcast and talk with each other. So those of virtual friends that I have that keep me company as faras or socializing goes, Uh, that has been, ah, highlight of my year this year, especially these past few months. Ah, now I've got no them a lot better these past months. And, uh so that's one thing, recreational, Lee. But as far as work goes, I spent a lot of today I continue to try to keep a presence in the Cryptocurrency space. Uh, and I do want to get into the domain name space, which was what I was paying focused this year on, but I a swell a starter point thing. But I ended up doing the PPE sales because that was the opportunity that seemed the most, uh, to be the most viable at the time for working from home, uh, to make money. And but from day to day, what I do, I keep posting on my social media. I like staying active on social media, and I continue to independently promote the crypto currency that I invest my money into. I spent some of my time to doing that, and I don't get paid to do that. Uh, that's something that I spent some of my time doing. But a lot of today I spent on multiple phone calls, uh, for PPE sales and forging products to one person to another on WhatsApp. And I talked to a lot of people on Lincoln that have and see what their needs are for a certain product. And I try to locate what product they need at their target price and connect the dots for them and facilitate sales and the PP world. And I've been doing a lot of that. How is on the phone earlier talking about test kits fail. And then before that, talking about, um, Bass and I closed the sale earlier this week for face Shields and the other broker on that deal through, I met through Linnington, whose found the source in L. A and The Empire was in Pittsburgh and I found the end buyer and she found the source of L. A. But she is located in the Philippines, and I zoomed her her commission of the sale out of the Philippines. So it's been a, uh, but so But anyway, lately, this year, especially, I was spending a lot of my time on WhatsApp communicating with people and on Lincoln communicating with people trying thio facilitate and broker sales in the, uh, medical on PPE industry. Uh, but that is not where I see myself going for the long run. That's just an opportunity that I have for the time being. What do you use Link? Didn't story not even Lincoln WhatsApp primarily for Is it just a means of communication? Or is there other sorts of aspects to it that people may not be familiar with? For people that don't use WhatsApp, you can create groups on WhatsApp, so if you have multiple people that you want to talk to you at the same time, you can create a group and had like three people to the same chat three or four people or whatever, if you're all working together on a business deal and then if you have, uh, you might be talking to a supplier for a certain product on one chat and a buyer for that same product on another chat and they might send you photos or video of the product, and then you could forward over the videos or photos of the product to the other person really easily through the application. And you can also do pdf documents. Uh uh, in the in the application and you can make calls and it is good for me because I actually in this where I'm staying right now. I get terrible cellphone reception. So WhatsApp is better for me for calls, because I had to walk outside to use my regular mobile cell phone most of the time. The calls usually drop inside for that. So with all the convenience, with all the work you're doing, Peter, what is difficult for you in this type of work that...
...you're doing managing my time and prioritizing, um is, uh, because I've especially enjoyed this brokering type of work. This deal this year, I've wasted a lot of time on certain deals that didn't were dead ends. And so trying to prioritize my time and figure out it's all about making good connections with people in finding good people that are trustworthy and that are reliable is and I think that's true. And almost any business, Uh, and s So that's a large part of it. But, uh, what was the question again? I'm sorry. The difficulty, You know, you know, scheduling. Yeah, the difficulty is, yeah, that's one of the difficulties is figure out what the prioritize my time on Because I have a ton of ideas that I would like to pursue. For example, I owned the domain name VVS dot Diamonds on like that is a business idea. I was thinking about Well, instead of selling that domain name originally was gonna try to sell that domain name. And so my other domain names, why not start building a website on that and contact Jewell or jewelers and try to rank on the first page for the search term? VVS diamonds. If you're not familiar, BBS diamonds are the highest rate of diamonds. So if I was able to make a marketplace for jewelry and partner with jewelers, uh, to sell on that marketplace that in rank highly on Google, that could be a lucrative business. So I got all these different ideas I got Stoda koi that I still want to pursue and I got, uh and I and I'll, um also want to keep a presence as a crypto influencer despite losing my xbg well, Page my xbg well, riel page. And by the way, my xbg well, real page was suspended. Do just some political comments. I was a different story than my xbg well hacked story which ended up getting suspended. But it was I didn't have any TLS violations one of his hack, their suspended from what the hackers were posting. But anyway, that's a different story. But but eso prioritizing my time is the most difficult part because there's a lot of stuff that I would like to do. And there's only so many hours in the day with so much that you're doing with so much that you're doing what? Where you getting your satisfaction? What brings you the satisfaction? Is it really the money? Is it the hard work? What? What brings you? I mean, money is a motivator I would like the Mahdi to have the independence and freedom that having being financially comfortable could bring you, Uh, that is a motivator. But I also, uh, get satisfaction through the other day when I I I made that face shield sale. It was just for 4000 face shields in the ladies commission. Out the fill piece was $200 But that meant the world tour, because that's a huge amount of money to her there. So when she received that commission, she kept saying, Thank you. Thank you, thank you. And she was just so happy that we finally closed the sale because she had got me quotes from dozens of products for sales that didn't close prior to that and finally closed well, and so that was really satisfying. Uh, Thio imperative, you know, connect with people all over the world. And then also in this industry, there's a lot of, uh, this Earlier this week, I made the introduction of Sharif Solomon, who has a PhD from Boston College who has 30 years of electro spending experience making Nano Viber on South Korea where you're located is, uh, for medical use. Nano fiber has been the dominant source for Nana fiber of this past decades in U. S. Manufacturing of Nana Fire were has really, uh, mostly began this year during Cove in 19. And I was I connected him to that capital firm that I mentioned earlier this week amid introduction. I'm not sure if things were gonna work out or not, but I think he has a lot to bring to the world. And that's a mutual connection. I've talked to a lot on the phone with I had, uh and he has, ah, lot of, ah, knowledge of that specific industry. Uh, with this Ph. D s, a genius scientists and that that nana fiber material has all sorts of applications. He believes he can create a superior quality medical mass than what's available out there. And we're talking not just for consumer use, but for Dr Use on s O. I would get a lot of satisfaction if I was to go to help facilitate his company. May transgenics, uh, get off the ground there. And there's also other applications from water filtration and air filtration that those nano fibers...
...can be used for. They can filter, uh, at a higher, much higher level than HEPA filters can. And there's they're using it. Uh, they have all sorts of patents applied for using it for tissue wound healing, where there's banana fiber applied to wounds with medication and can and then also for dental implants and all sorts of stuff. So, uh, trying to do some good along the way and trying thio facilitate? Uh, it helped lift people up that, uh, and make some money while doing it is part of the fulfilling process. Uh, in, uh, this line of work in your facilitating and you seem to be, well, you are in a bunch of industries. So is there a skill that you've realized even from a young age that you had to develop? And it's something that you're developing, and you can seeing it's getting stronger or you have a little bit more to go where you will be right where you need with this skill. Um, well, I guess the most concise skill is communication. And then that could go in the direction of either marketing or networking. And, uh and, uh, so, uh, and then I mean, I have I'm skilled in graphic design and other sort of things as well. But on strategy, uh, I think strategy is a skill I have. Um I helped grow that verge fan community on Twitter when xbg was a little Not that well known crypto currency in 2017 became well known crypto currency and did really well that year on, De. So I think that community building strategizing stuff, difficult question You surely have a lot of skills. No, there's no doubt about it, but just the idea. I guess what I want to promote with this question is we need to develop skills regardless of what you have specifically or how well you are developed. Now, the idea when I was younger was Well, I don't know skills or when you're filling out a resume of sorts and you're trying to explain to people. But there are certain skills that employers are looking for, or that even if you're not employed, you're starting your own thing. You're just going to need when you're out on a WhatsApp call or your brokering between individuals, there's things you're gonna have to be able to do. Yeah, yeah, and it really depends on what work you're trying to do. There was a huge learning curve for me in this PP industry. Learning about, for example, what the three ply Mass. There's three levels. Love for medical. There's the nonmedical protective masks that are labeled nonmedical on side of them and not a says. These aren't meant to prevent or the transmission of disease or whatever on side of them. Those were the nonmedical below 95% BF and there's level one level two level three of the three plies and those were rated in B F and the blood absorption and other tests that are those ratings. And UH, then with the NIOSH level and 95 there is a totally different rating. Grading scale for the Nyo. Certification in what is on the C. D. C list in this year has been, uh, continually changing with the emergency use authorization the United States for what's approved for import for non U. S. Made goods that weren't previously FDA approved that were approved for use this year. And, uh, like with medical gowns and working on a deal to sell clinics and medical gowns, they come in level 1234 on the thing is uh, like somebody asked me, Cannot get 25,000 bubble two gowns. The learning in this industry You know what you're talking about To be able to do it because level two medical gowns there isn't just one that's not doesn't mean just one thing there is. There's they could be made out of SMS p p plus p e is another material. CMT is another material. There's three types of material you could have sterile and non sterile. And, uh, there's like a dozen visit variants of a Level two medical gallon out there, and you have to be able to know that sort of stuff to be able to do that sort of stuff. But for people watching that just want relative business knowledge, I mean, learn about whatever neech it is that you're working on, and then also learn about what the legal stuff to protect yourself, learn how thio like register starting the most basic is learning to registered LLC. If you're in the United States and and...
...then learning about using Doc you sign is something everybody uses nowadays that they use that for on C N. D. A. Is non disclosure agreements and non circumvention agreements and that sort of thing, and that is something they don't teach you in high school. But it's important to learn about for business in any industry. Uh, and eso that's for one. And because there a lot of skills, a lot of skills. A. There's a lot of skills, but there's a lot of skills to learn, depending on what you want to focus on, Uh, but learning the general business foundations first eyes necessary regardless of whatever neech somebody wants to focus on or in and then getting knowledge either about whether what market it is or or holding in your skill if you're a graphic designer Web designer, and practicing that skill until you're uh, really good at your craft is I mean, that's sort of the part of the steps. Uh, Peter, since you are the influencer of influencers, I would say that Cryptocurrency is your your main source of joy. Your main source of you enjoy your passion. Is there something that people don't understand about this about you, that you would like them to understand whether it's understanding specifically about crypto currency understanding you and your footprint in Cryptocurrency that you would like them to understand so that they could have a better appreciation of you or the work that you're doing. Um oh, that's a tough question. Very passionate about it. For a number of reasons, I think it provides uh, uh, merit for a decentralized currency system. It could be a safety net for countries like Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and hopefully not. Hopefully we don't have hyperinflation scenarios and other countries. Who knows what could happen over the next decades, Especially after 2020 but one hell of a year. But what about for you, specifically, What would you like people to understand about you and what you were doing? Well, for one I helped popularize Verge, verge Pan on, especially on Twitter in 2017. And I'm very proud of that. Uh, and, uh, unfortunately, by original Twitter page, uh, is gone. And my second one that I made to replace that xbg well, real is gone. S o. I am, uh, my footprint there was sort of erased on, and that is apparently the Twitter support team is, uh, not font to me, or it's just too automated. One of the other, um, and s o I would like people to know that I came. I saw I conquered in that all coid space that when I was 17 and I'm gonna continue to do so and, uh, continue to try to elevate uh uh, the specific Cryptocurrency and myself as a Cryptocurrency influencer in the mainstream use and adoption of crypto currency. Um, but yeah, I worked really hard to creating a building community for that specific Cryptocurrency in 2017. Um, and, uh, I've done a lot of different work after that. It's great that you're continuing on. What about the idea of staying productive? You're a hard worker. So how or why are you staying so productive? I mean, for one, there is, uh I don't know. I am very content. You're talking about flipping stuff when you're 12, you know, selling my space websites at 12 years old, and it seems like you haven't let your foot off the pedal. Well, uh, I'm online social media. I'm or extroverted on social media, but naturally, growing up, I've been more introverted. So, uh, so stay it on the computer and do it, whether it's WhatsApp or other stuff, like did in, uh other other stuff all day is, um I don't know. It is I just feel comfortable doing it on. And then from what? I've been isolated due to my health condition this year. So I don't have a whole lot of other stuff that I could be out doing right now. So I have a girlfriend back in Ohio and I were not physically together right now because of where my family is being...
...very precautious and how it may stay with them because they're retired. Eso So I'm on first floor of my house all the time. Besides dinner time. I got a lot of time on my hands and I, uh, instead of I'm a and I've had success before with the online marketing stuff when I was younger and then as well in the Cryptocurrency realm. And I had a lot of fun traveling to us well and the hunger for more, which is one of my favorite boys banks, albums. Uh, when I was a kid growing up hunger for more was the date of the album on, uh, my parents. Even like that one, we listened to that album on the way to a little private Catholic school. I went to, which was kind of ironic because it's like a gangster rap album. But that's what my mom would play that album for me because that's how Wake Me up and got away the classroom, Middle school. But so the hunger for more I've been I've had a roller coaster throughout my life and career financially, uh, and exposure wise on social media and in all sorts of ways and also as well as my health. And so just trying to get back on top is, uh it motivates me to stay on my grind. You mentioned some of the platforms that uses their one tool in particular, that helps you stay productive and efficient, something that you can't really live without. Uh, what is your main go to? I guess right now, I kind of sort of just go. I need I need to work on mawr organization, to be honest, because I would say if there was, if I were to schedule and organized and make it to do list, which is something that I have done and not kept up with as much. I mean, trying to stay organized is, uh, would be something helping more productive. But right now, I'm, uh I've been, uh, very, uh, uh, prior to talking to you, I talked about four or five different people in the in the hour two hours prior to talking to you. Uh, what's up? About different deals. And, uh and, uh, so I've just been in demand side has been as as needed as contacted. Uh, like I just been just going with the flow. You bounce from tool to tool, and they're all useful for Yeah, but I really I really should use some sort of tool to stay more organized. The prioritize my time better and schedule my time better. There was someone who mentioned to me. I think there's something to do dot com or something. It's like a to do list of sorts like Trillo and those sorts of resources. Peter, do you have a tip for people getting into work thinking of yourself at 12, Whose unbelievably motivated or changing some of your careers or jobs that you have, or balancing a couple of jobs at a time? Getting into these? Do you have a tip for people just just getting into work? Hesitant of changing your career or, you know, not Not really sure of what type of job they could do. Uh, that's a difficult question. It really depends on what they want to do and what are their at in their life. And if they are, uh uh, all right. Uh, yeah, just thinking of listeners who maybe 12 years old looking, you know, thinking, Okay, money, money might buy me a pair of shoes that might give me some freedom. There could be a person who's wanting to switch their careers, but they're gonna try something new regardless. Do you have a tip for someone getting into the workforce Getting into the work first? Uh, nowadays, digital age Lincoln is probably eso making a presence on there and started to reach out to people I think is a good idea. And if you're starting, uh, and, for example, the way I got my foot in the door with the J. C on who led me to Eric Chen that led me to all plastic, gave me that job title there, even though I'm not working so much with them as much right now, I started a Twitter page called a Domain name where I had K and 95 dot company because my original plan was in Port can 95 through. Michael and I did a Twitter contest using my crypto occurs to like...
...and follow that page that gave me some followers on that page and I file for an LLC and then once you file for and I'll see you can list there on your LinkedIn page that you're the CEO or the president of that L L C. And it's a true statement, even if you haven't done business in that LLC yet and then so making a presence on digital presence there, uh, and that got me noticed. And that got me responses from people because because some of the people that first talked to was like, Wait, I haven't seen anybody doing this type of marketing on Twitter for this type of things, like, hospitals aren't buying their stuff through Twitter anyway and that sort of thing. But they noticed that I was making some sort of more. I was trying to market through a different avenue than other people were and and I registered in LLC and was posting, and then I just started reaching out to more and more people. But getting on link, starting your own? Yeah, if you're looking to get into, even if you're looking just for a job position, Uh, you know, uh, networking with people that are in the industry that you wanna work with and adding them something them requests on LinkedIn and saying, Hey, you want to talk on And And that is one way to just, uh, uh, start getting a feel for another industry. And one thing can lead to another, and you can get started in a new field that way and creating your digital footprint. And then I also think if you're starting something independently registering how I'll see and maybe buying that domain name and creating a website or Twitter handle or something like that. In addition to updating your linked in page, uh can help, you know, get into the workforce. Yeah, get you into the workforce and establish yourself a little bit more and help you make some of those connections that might lead to the job. Uh, and I've turned down job offers. Unfortunately, that I had great opportunities, uh, toe work due to my health condition. Uh, that I made through these Lincoln connections. Uh um, but but the point being is if somebody else started doing the same thing at beginning of the year and continue to network with people and continue to talk to people that could have also gotten, uh ah, those job opportunities and similar connections. And you just gotta keep putting yourself out there. Uh, no matter who you are, where you're from, what your background is, uh, and keep trying to learn more about whatever industry it is that you wanna work in and whether you want to be independent, an independent contractor, self employed or start start up your own business or you're looking for a job and employment. Ah, uh, just start networking with people in that field, and it's very it's easy to to do that now the digital age with that, uh, with Lincoln, uh, there to reach out to new people. And you could just message people and ask them toe Hey, uh, let's see how we could work together. I'm interested in this field, and I've got to go to a lot of people that way. And Peter, you mentioned being more introverted than extroverted I think there's a balance for people. But how do you turn off work and make those work life choices or, you know, try toe enjoy yourself rather than on Lee thinking of work? Uh, it's difficult to find a balance sometimes, especially especially what I'm in my grind mode to try to get back on top of the game. Uh, back to where I wanna be after, uh, like when I'm in my hustles over where I'm on, I'm on. I'm on when I wake up until I go to sleep, um, either thinking about working on new things or contacting people and talking to people almost all the time. And that's just in that that mode that I'm in right now, and I'm really working towards being able to get so where I can, uh I was coasting a lot in 2017 where I was having fun in Mawr, tweeting about it on my twitter page, uh, talking about the crypto currency stuff, and I just It was it was very fortuitous with the market's going up and that sort of thing, and I was coasting along, But right now I am focused where I worked in play because I am wanting Thio, you know, grow my money and be out of place, where I have...
...more flexibility and freedom and independence by having more money. So it is like e start to balance that the life, especially if if you you're seeing you're trying to get back up, it's hard to get back, especially when the other guys working as much. Maura's well, right its's is that a Especially, especially if you're trying to get your foot in the door of the industry and establish yourself in the industry. Andi, like for these those there's there's people that, well, try once and fail and give up. There's people that I'll try five times, fail and give up and then, like, uh, and then the differences for some of the people that make it in whatever industry is the people that are stay persistent and continue to work. And, uh, it could be timeto manager time, especially if you have 1000 family in other their obligation and that's where thing. It can be difficult, but the fact is that there's always other people out there that are yeah, that our our study working and eso if you have the work ethic and I have the ambition, uh uh, to keep at it, then just keep at it. Keep keep keep it at and, uh, definitely gotta try a big time for family and stay well balanced and spend some time in nature and that sort of thing. Fortunately, I live close to the beach here, so I live close to nature. Um and so I could, uh, get out and walk and, uh, decompress and that sort of thing. But, Peter, is there anything else of? Of maybe when you were younger, there's a mistake that you made, or someone gave you some lessons that you just really were not ready or mature enough toe Learn from at the time. Is there any sort of things that you've learned from lessons like that? Mistakes or lessons given, but not taken advantage of? Yeah. Sorry. I was probably in my phone here, but I heard your question. Yes. Uh, there's a lot of lessons that I learned. Money that comes easy goes easy, but later on in life, you might not. It might not come, Azizi. So, uh, if you are fortuitous early on, don't take it for granted. If you can, uh, try Thio, Think of your future self. Because I've made a lot of mistakes in that. Yeah, Yeah. Unfortunate to learn it, But it Z I've had to learn more than one time, too. It didn't take. I learned my lesson the first time. And then also, uh, don't loan money. Uh uh. I've went out money before when I have lots of extra body that no one paid me back. I think I saw one of your tweets. Someone tweeted. Hey, Peter, will you pay my rent? Yeah, sort of message to me that the other day. And, uh, it's like people I'll give money away to people to dio to grow by social media. Pages of people participate in my contest, that sort of thing And I do some I've been involved in some sort of of philanthropy, but regular people asking me to pay the red doesn't come across well, especially I paid somebody's right back in the 2017 when I had a lot of extra body and that person told me You know what? I'm back out of my dad's trust Bond. I'll pay you back tenfold. and that person goes to be. I never heard from him again. I alone somebody else, that I fell for his escape. He said he was, uh, ended up. Show him that never got back. They into my my next question about character Peter, Where do you see character in people's career, or have how you experienced it, how you are experiencing it character in the career And how important is that character is probably one of the most important aspects. And if you're speaking in terms of integrity and that sort of thing, because building relationships is an important part of any business Uh, and, uh, you know, in this business, the PPE business like you can have the n c N d A s and N d. A s and whatever to protect yourself legally. But being able tohave, uh, find people of good character that you can trust and shake hands with, and, you know, they aren't gonna go behind your back. And that sort of thing is it is difficult to find, but finding having a good character where somebody will give you their their trust and they'll trust you and finding people that you can also trust likewise is difficult. And a lot of that comes Thio...
...character having character yourself and being able to identify it in other people. And that could be really difficult, especially identifying it and other people because, uh, there's ah, it's ah, it's a big world. And not everybody has your best intentions at heart. I've been I've to that because I've been, uh I've been generous to a lot of people in the past. And, uh and, uh, but overly trusting a lot of people and in my life and And I learned the hard way. Yeah, I learned the hard way. So, uh, but it's one of those things you learn the hard way, but you still want to be caring and kind and still hope. Yeah, of course. You don't want to give up on those values and you don't wanna lose hope on people on. Do you want it? You got At least you gotta believe in the possibility of the of like that. People are person that you made as benevolent and good. Well intending and all that sort of stuff. You don't want to write people off when you first meet them, but You also have to keep your guard up on a degree and be vigilant because there are people out there that, unfortunately in life, aren't gonna have your best intentions. Uh, heart, especially in the business world. Unfortunately, And for them, I think a lot of people that do business that way, uh, they would be more successful if they didn't do business that way and that having good character eyes, much better way where you can build a reputation of trust and integrity and keeping your word and that sort of thing, um is more valuable than, you know, pulling one over on somebody and that sort of thing. Speaking of, uh, success, Peter, many people who are successful have goals. They have a purpose. They have a mission. Is there an overarching goal that you have, or maybe some smaller goals that you have that you'd like to share? Uh, I mean, yeah, there's a There's a variety of goals. I would like Thio one day have a vacation home on the island of Mahe Orkest, Spain is one goal I would like to see Verge currency, the crypto currency, after both be a mainstream household name and I would like to see the mainstream mass adoption of crypto currency, that za goal not so much of personal what? The general goal and eso There's a Google's there. Uh, and, uh, and I have a personal goals that just travel more travel. I get a lot of fulfillment. Ah, lot of satisfaction out of traveling. So that's something I want to do more of. And, uh, and eso there's some goals. And, uh, and following through on, I got a lot of business ideas that I haven't haven't, uh, initiated, but I haven't followed through on. And so those are goals are to follow through all those, but you gotta pick one out of time to focus on. That's one word of advice that people out there that things similar to similarly to me, that might have a million ideas. Then they might be They might have multiple good ideas. You gotta pick one out of time to focus on if you want to be successful. Yeah, successful at it. You you mentioned your health a couple of times, so go ahead. Don't go ahead. I was I was just gonna say, until you have enough money to be able to delegate and have people that you can trust the that. Then you could do your multiple ideas that welcomes but baby steps. But they're good goal, I mean, in the importance of having goals to. Is that the reason why I asked the question? Because many people don't have a goal, and for you to have an island off the coast of Spain is a great not the whole island. Just a nice place on the island. Place on it. Yeah, right. Like it's a great goal toe have because it's not okay. I wanna have a basement apartment in my parents house, right? Right. It's It's something higher something. It's going to take you through a lot of learning curves, and you're going to develop a lot of things along the way. So I think it's good for people to listen who may not have some goals to start figuring some big, overarching ones. Some small ones, someone's once they're in place. These other things, they're gonna happen. Like you said, by having other people to help delegate for Yeah, it's all connected exactly, and and those are our overarching kind of high fluting sort of things. But as I just mentioned that you had said a couple times about your health, what is it? May be, and this is maybe not even it. What adversity have you faced in life, Peter? Uh, well, I just found out around this time earlier than this time last year that I have AIDS. I was late.
Diagnosis, uh, AIDS, full blown AIDS. And for those out there who don't know the difference between just HIV and AIDS, AIDS is turban. When your CD four count drops below 200 and C four cells are a type of white blood cell that are vital to the body's immune system to fight off bacteria, viruses, fungus, whatever. And, uh, your body is considered immune deficient. If you have losses 284 cells, the average human has between 752,000 C. T. Four cells. And I found out last year that I had HIV than a few days later, I found out that I had full blown AIDS and had five C t four cells at that time. Most recent blood work For a month ago, I was at 180 city force. I'm making a very good recovery. And then, uh, diagnosis side of viral count of 100 over 800,000 copies of the virus per milliliter of blood. And now it's below 20 Copies of the virus per milliliter of blood and undetectable is considered below 50 per million or blood. So I reacted really well to the medication. Have also been taken a lot of steps Thio, you know, supplement and do things toe recover. That's why you're staying parents at this time because of that's why yeah, that's why I'm here at this time on it is mostly for their own sanity. If there was up to be, I would have had a job offer Kansas the other book, and I would have been out there and, uh, e wanna put on the O. Yeah, I would have gone out there even on an Amtrak kind of two faced bastard. But I would drive my family and my girlfriend crazy because they worry about me because I was in, Uh, my prognosis this time last year was uncertain, and I was hospitalized for a while and prior to being hospitalized, I was the night before. I was shivering and shaking. It simultaneously had a fever of 106.9 above 107. Fever could be life threatening. And, ah, a some AIDS patients that are diagnosed. A lot of these patients are diagnosed above 134 count, and some age patients AIDS patients that are diagnosed in the low CD four ranges in high viral count ranges end up not ah regaining their city force as quickly. Or and some don't react well to the medication at all, and they don't become get there. The virus doesn't necessarily go away so much. And, uh, I mean, it is, uh I was in a very precarious situation last year, and it was a debilitating. Ah, and I continue to work that I have pictures for me from the hospital, and I was promoting my domain name stuff on. I was trying to work on my stuff from the hospital registered domain names to the hospital bed, but at the same time it was it was, ah, difficult experience. It was like I had. When I first got the medications, I had full body highs. I had all these allergic reactions I liver toxicity due to the Bactrim. I was on five different medications to start out with, and I blacked his ass lactic acidosis for a little bit. Where I severe muscle cramping and muscle weakness. And there was a wild where I was basically bedridden. And and there was a few days where I couldn't walk up more than, like, two or three steps. If I've no matter how hard I tried, it was now. Just the other day I was on the base guy show Frankie Dylan and I spread it down the beach Walk show. I watched that show. Actually, that was the first time I saw you. Yes, with no shoes to just running up. And And this time last year, seriously, just speaking, I wouldn't have been able to speak for this long. I'd lose energy just from talking. I was like God by health, bar was like 1% health. Like it was like it was like a I felt like it was it was a very difficult experience, but I continue to try to work throughout it, but But it is Ah, it's been a blessing to have recovered as much of a zai have had and I am back to, uh, nearly normal, uh, levels of in terms of my abilities for uh huh, uh, in general, living living a normal life. I mean, I saw you on the base guy show and then I connected with you and I saw you on the base Guys show I was like, as I think you kind of like a man of many hats You were going through some...
...of the things that you're doing. I think near the end of the show, and I was like, Oh, I'd like to talk to him like I wanted to talk to you and then I messaged you. And then you said, Well, we can we do it at a certain time because I gotta eat. My mom wants me to eat well, because I have AIDS, and I'm like, Why didn't I didn't know that. That's not why I want you on the show and then now talking to you for the last little bit or whatever. You're an inspiration to people. And if if anyone you can't take anything from this is through the whole hour, hour and a half, we've been talking. You're not throwing one Excuse out, right? You're not throwing blame. You're not throwing anything out there. It's I'm on a mission. I have goals and I have an aspiration, and I'm going to pursue my passion, even though a year ago I was on a mountain. Now I'm going to get back up there again like it's It's truly motivational of what you represent. Well, I appreciate you saying that. And, yep, never give up his by attitude and like and I've had a lot of ups and downs financially and trying to get to where I wanna be. And I made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot along the way and right during the time when I was diagnosed, I was working doing Pizza Hut delivery driver as a part time job. Uh, because the things didn't pan out for I was I worked out data block Io, which was a data storage Blockchain startup in the beginning of the year, which didn't pan out. I thought I was gonna be getting paid, like $10,000 a week. That didn't happen. Uh, and then the year prior I started up in 2018, a Cryptocurrency mining facility and Elyria, Ohio. We had 200 mining rig set up, all ready to go. But the the Bitcoin markets didn't cooperate in our electricity prices were too high. That was like a full $300,000 plus loss. Eso right before my diagnosis, I was working at Pizza Hut is the delivery driver. And I just started that job for a few months. And even after my diagnosis, I continued for a few days until I literally just physically couldn't. And now, knowing as much as we do about co vid and about the immune system stuff like, I should have been wearing a mask and I should have been distancing and all that sort of stuff because my immune system was so weak then that I was I end up being hospitalized. They didn't identify exactly what it was just like a Sinus infection that caused my hospitalization with my city for, like, 27 eso. And that was it was like a when I was in a pretty difficult condition. There s o, uh, but anyway, uh, e have a couple of questions remaining and the last one about encouragement or adding anything else toe thinking of listeners, and usually I don't say it this way. But over the last week it's coming up to Christmas. As I mentioned three times now that my mom passed away in February, my mom was really big and Christmas, you know more. So I was a kid and when I was in Canada, but she's gone nonetheless. We lost her mother in law, a grandmother in law, last my wife's sister. So my sister in law, I lost my job a few weeks ago but then regained it. Somehow they decided, not toe fire us or something along those lines. And I was in a funk, right? I was funk for the last week or so. I mean, I was exercising well, and then I'm just like, you know, whatever. And I'm a drop in the bucket compared to some of the the horrible things people are experiencing, some of the things people feel, and but the idea of work work is tough. Work is good. We have toe work. I mean, some people can't I'm not referring to them, but the idea of there's people out there who have it pretty rough and maybe seeking May need some sort of insurgent, some sort of encouragement. Do you have something for them? Yeah, Just toe. Never give up and to believe in yourself. And, uh, regardless of your background of current situation, our current struggles, that might seem like it's impossible for you to overcome, uh, emotionally or mentally you can and have faith in yourself that you can and continue continue to persist. And, uh, you know, everyone their struggles that some people have And don't don't try to compare yours to another persons. That's not helpful. Um, and there's always somebody that has, uh, more difficult experiences. That's one of the blessings that I had from my travels growing up, I have visited all sorts of places, uh, including Mozambique, for example, which is the fifth most impoverished country on the planet that just finished their civil war, our own little world in the 19 nineties and now has more instability there now in the north. And I visited shanty towns outside of Cape Town in South Africa and shanty towns in China...
...in different places, and I've seen the way people are living in different parts of the world I saw, and this was before I knew I had HIV, and I've already had HIV by then. But I was while I was in South Africa, there was a AIDS clinic that we went to, and they kicked us out while we're doing the tour because it turned out that people there had embezzled the money and didn't use it to build a certain do nursing wing. And there was people just lying out in the grass dying. Uh, not because they're not getting the care they needed. And, uh, so I've seen there's out there that was in, ah, Trans guy, South Africa, which is like it's sort of have a seven tribal sovereignty Trans guy, South Africa and, uh, but there's I saw kids out there that were playing soccer, and I remember that they had a HIV testing tent next to their. I wish I would have got myself tested dead or that out, but there was kids playing soccer. Some of the kids on one of the teams didn't have shoes and they were playing soccer against the Southern team, and there was rocks and stuff too. Well, it's not like but I mean people drinking unclean water and stuff I've seen it with my own eyes. So I don't take what I have here for granted. So especially everyone listening That's here in the United States. Ah, uh, whatever the situation you may be, it may be difficult. Uh, but whatever you do have, uh, you know, don't take it for granted, even if it's just being alive. And, uh and, uh, if you're at a low point, then you know, if you hit your bottom, then you can only go up from there. So, yeah, as you said a few times, count your blessings, right? Or it's a blessing. Count your blessings. One on one. Yeah, I've been, uh it's been a blessing for me to see the way that some of the struggles that other people have to go through because I know that even I have a great support system and I'm very blessed. So I'm I'm not here. Thio, right? Pity myself for the moon. My whatever challenges, because it's like, I know it's xyz important to stay in the attitude of gratitude, uh, for what used you do have and, uh, or the experiences that you have had. And, uh uh, and, uh, not focus on the negativity and focus on positive What? It's not negative. What ifs? Well, I can concur to that with you strips your character, Peter, because I was the one that asked you prior to recording. Could I mention about your health condition? You you didn't ask me to mention it or not. So you weren't even, you know, thinking of divulging it. You just wanted a interview. But why we work. So I think that speaks of your character of not wanting to bemoan your own woes. Yeah, I appreciate you saying that, but yeah, there's, uh but I've been public about talking about that. I've I've done a vlog with that. I need to catch up on, uh, talking about AIDS, and And I, uh um so I feel comfortable talking about it, and, uh, I don't mind talking about it. Well, I appreciate the the appreciate you asked me for the interview, and but, uh, yeah, so we all need encouragement in our work. Right? Work is good, but it's not easy. And even the best of us, who have an attitude of gratitude There's some days they just like the markets, right? Just like Vic coin the ebb and flow one high and then, you know, low just with, you know, family or friends or just work itself. And with everybody with everybody, it goes up and down. How can people reach you? What are some of your handles again? Uh, Twitter Right now, as long as this one stays up at the mains VBS on da na if you just search on YouTube Xbg whale and then on LinkedIn Uh, Peter Glencoe, g a l a n k o and eso. That's where you can find me right now. And, um yeah, and there was a few things that I wanted to mention in this interview that I didn't I didn't get Thio. I have another question of anything else you want to add. Yeah, I was gonna talk a little bit about xbg the Cryptocurrency project that we're working on. Just the highlights of, uh, just recently one of...
...their, uh, xbg, Unlike some of the newer coins, is one of the 1st 100 cryptocurrencies ever created. And now there's probably, like, 5000 different ones exchanged out there outside of Bitcoin. Uh, and a lot of them started story. What does what does Xvg stand for? That's the symbol for Verge currency. That's just what is traded as on exchanges. Verge! Currency is that's full name. Verge currency dot com is its website. Uh then verge currency. Not businesses Now, where they just launched a new NFC, uh, tap to pay integration into their app. And the thing about the script a currency is it's fully supported by volunteers. And it's an open source technology, uh, meeting that it was not created by a company. Uh, it was just created by one passionate developer started with who created it back in 2014. And then since then, a lot of people, uh, joined the community, and some people joined the court team and, uh, put in their own time and effort. Uh huh. To create that create a beautiful I West wallet. Uh, and there's been many integrations since then. Now you can, uh, since I first got into it in 2000, when I first got into it 2017. 1 of the only things you could buy with it online was the specs peppers, hot sauce. And now you could go on Excel trip. This platform called Excel trip, But you couldn't book flights and hotels, uh, and pay with xbg. And there's ah, Crypto Emporium, by the way, by coupon code is xbg. Well, ref on there you could say a little bit. They sell everything from real estate thio, gold bars, thio watches and electron ICS and phones. And you can pay with xbg on there they even have. There's a private island on their for sale and their real estate section. They have cars. And and, uh, and then, uh uh, in the past year, the Manny Manny Pacquiao Foundation integrated it as a way to donate to their organization. And if you go to the homepage still right now, all right, on the home page. If you click, they'll say donate with digital currency is one of the options on the home page in the first election on there is verge currency to donate with and you consent. Uh, a transaction, Uh, in seconds, halfway around the world, uh, in donate to that cause with this Cryptocurrency uh, Danny pack? Yeah, the boxer for anyone. Fanny pack. You all the boxer, I guess, Uh, yeah, and there's been ah lot of different integrations. Uh, and I just placed in order today from, uh, young man out in Canada, who was a dirt bike rider. Danny Robertson and I. I thought he has this brand em extra life that I bought a hat from him and I bought some gifts for somebody using bridge currency to pay for that. And, uh, I've been talking to Frankie is all about getting his bobbleheads and merchandise for sale with Cryptocurrency. And I've been talking, trying to get ahold of Krypton and for him to do that and find Small the routes to do that because he was getting some traction. The Cryptocurrency community. But that's not an option right now, but I might be in the future. But anyway, there's been all sorts of quote developments for the verse Versi court team, and, uh, it had a very drastic, volatile year in 2017, and a lot of people forgot about it after mid 2018. But there's been a lot of foundations that have been developed since then integrations, and that the community has stayed strong at the core team, has a lot of have has made a lot of steps forward. Uh, the Since then, IOS Wallet has been released, which is very sleep. One of the best wallets, I would say the best wall for any Furth work independent, volunteer based Cryptocurrency. And you know, if people really want to get into it and research it, there's a difference. There's coins out there that started I CEOs and have a pre mind where the company's it's made by a company and the company sells coins for profit for at the start on its run like a business. And this one wasn't like that. It was started similar, really, to Bitcoin where the people mining it are. The people that are, are the way it's this is the coin is distributed and there was no pretty mine was no corporate backing and there was no there's no direct profit motive for the developers and the volunteers that work on the core team. So, yeah, I was thinking as you were saying this I was thinking of What are the qualifications that you have in your mind as you're picking a coin? And obviously they would be verge would be ideal in this situation,...
...urges my eyes. In my opinion, my favorite currency and That's the only one I stay invested in. Uh, Bitcoin right now. Earlier today, it hit $21,000 but it cost $3.60 to send a transaction on the Bitcoin network. Uh, eso I don't see it as a viable option for an everyday alternative digital currency and its slow. If you pay a lower fee, your transaction can get held up for hours before it's confirmed so slow. And that's why I like xbg. It has 32nd block times, and there has been big debates about how to update Bitcoin or whatever and other solutions. And Seguin in 2017 was the somewhat had a little bit of, ah to their transaction capacity and whatnot. And then roger verge! Roger ver split off. According to Bitcoin, Cash made his own thing where he expanded the block size. But I think for those who understand what I'm talking about, I think Virg Cursi is the perfect combination of it has 32nd block times while Bitcoins block time is 10 minutes. Uh and that allows for very fast transactions. It also has much higher transaction capacity. It has a flat fee right now of 0.1 xvg. And it's circulating. Supply is, uh, it's like 18 billion, and it's near. It's circulating supply. So there's almost all the coins that will ever be circulated already are out there. So it's not a continually inflationary thing and is one of the 1st 100 established fast transactions. It does give users the choice of privacy In the IOS app. You can talk on and off for location, whether your I P addresses or different I P addresses displayed with your transaction is your choice. Um, and they just they already had to our code scanning. And I'm I'm not sure if it's, ah, I know in China that everyone uses. We chat with the QR codes to pay. I'm not sure if they use it so much to South Korea from Q R code payments. If QR code so much, it's comin. It's comin. Yeah, but they already had a QR code payment in the verge currency app as is so you can scan or upload a QR code and the QR code can have ah also the amount to send it, uh as well. And but, um so anyway, there's been Ah, there's been a lot of updates. Major updates major integrations paste sent, uh Net Sense, which is a Canadian based company. It can provide same day settlements Thio us dollar H h C H bank transfer. You can accept verge person on your website and have If you choose, you can just receive it in xbg or you can have it converted into U. S dollars at a very low fi competitive with what credit card companies charge for transaction fees. And you can have ah, same day Solomon to your bank account, Uh, except verse currency payments directly with that sense, H Q. And, uh, have you reached out? Have you reached out to verge themselves, Thio? Yeah, I was I was at the verse Kirsty, meet up in the Netherlands in 2018. I was at, uh that this is a shirt from the 2018 beat up. I was wearing the shirt earlier. I lost it from the I don't lose is somewhere around the house. But I was wearing show earlier from the 2019 beat up. That was in Rotterdam. The first one was in Amsterdam. Uh huh. And anyway, that that s o I met all the team members there and, uh, was sort of a v i p at both of those events because I'm pretty well known for that crypto currency. If people searched one of my early interviews onto the Larry and Joe Show Xbg Well, I will come up from back in 2013, but but yeah, even before that, I met the developer back in 2017. At the end of December, a t end of is in December, I met the developer who goes by Justin Vendetta on the Internet, Internet or Sooner Rock. Uh, just just in. And I met him in person, Uh uh, near in Florida there at the end of 2017, before the 2018 Virgin cars, You meet up where he was, he was there, and he was at the 1019 as well. And I've met a lot of the court team members, and I don't I'm not along the court team, but I could communicate with them some on like, verge Canada. Mark chat with. Sometimes it was telling him about the...
Frankie stuff, and, uh, and, uh, this and that, and, uh But anyway, there's been a lot of there's been a lot of, uh, stuff going on, and a lot of people are talking about bit queen lately because it has new all time highs. But there was a lot of marriage Southern cryptocurrencies out there and, uh, and for one, uh, the fast transactions low fees. It has a high number of points circulation, which isn't a bad thing because it has a flat fee set at 0.1 SPG for church per transaction, which equates to less than half a penny per transaction. Whether you're spending a dollar or a million dollars. Eso, I think it makes its very scalable option as a Cryptocurrency that's truly decentralized. And the other week my buddy Michael, who's doing SDO he looked at the verse Kirsty website and he said, Oh, there's server time is a little bit slow. They could have better S CEO if they used the faster server and then I message That's one of the core team members and he responded to me, He's like, Oh, that's because we use get hub Uh, like they're open source Web hosting or whatever it we're not going to switch it because that's part of our open source values. And get hub is like a thing for developers, for people share code and work together on open source projects. Eso they're They're very truth there. Uh, their their mission, their roots, their their mission. Yeah, and that is really what the early crypto currency world has. A It was a smaller community with the other coins outside of Bitcoin when I first got into the crypto currency Twitter in mid 2017. Uh, but some of those, uh, original ideals about that coin being a decentralized platform where people can be their own bank and not rely on a third party and it has an audible auditable, uh, Blockchain with the proof of work proofs of the transactions and all that sort of stuff on, uh I think that verse currency is a great alternative in that Bitcoin is has the namesake and will continue to grow because of it because of its slopes, transactions and high feast of I think it's bloated. And there's room and reason and merit further cryptocurrencies to exist like Verge xbg and ah, after my account hack and then smother drama. There was that eclipsed some of the merits of the Virgin Currencies work. I think there's a lot that the rest of the Cryptocurrency community needs to catch up on because Verge Currency Court team has been working hard, and I think it will make a strong comeback in regards the rest of the crypto currencies. But still, it has stayed an average among top 100 crypto currencies for the past almost three years now in terms of trade volume, market cap and there's like 5000 different cryptocurrencies out there. So that's a big deal and is one of the 1st 100. And in 2017, it's percentage gain, uh, increase. It was like nearly 2 million% increase from the beginning of the year from its low to its peak, which is from a year to date standpoint, a record among all Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin has had higher market cap increases but never higher percentage gain increase in a year than verse Currency S and I've never seen any other Cryptocurrency or even any stock or commodity that has had a higher percentage gain than extra G had in 2017. So actually G holds that record there for that. And I would like to see sustainable growth. From where we're at now, we've we've retraced back down 99% in price from where its peak was then, uh, and, uh, it's like a one third of a penny right now for one, and it was picked up 25 cents at the end of 2017. Uh, but I think that it has, uh, you're truly ambassador for Virg. Yes, I am Anam Basseterre. That sort of a self appointed ambassador that don't necessarily asked for. And I helped popularize it in the beginning of 2000. I mean, the mid 2017. And, uh, that's part of why I like to stay rove into it, because on stay involved in that space, because that is something I'm proud of. Help and grow that community and shine a light on that project early on, when few people knew about it and knew it...
...was about. And one of the other things is, is that runs on five algorithms mining algorithms. Bitcoin runs on one algorithm. The shot to 56 algorithm like coin runs on one algorithm. The script algorithm Virge runs on all those algorithms and three other ones. So there's, uh, different ways you can mind it with GPU processors, different types of computer processors, and it, uh so there has technology, technical merits to it, uh, that I think are really, uh, important for the future and scalability of the Cryptocurrency if it is used. And they built the foundation for they have the QR code scan payments. And just today and yesterday they announced these stickers for FC stickers that vendors could use for tap to pay from new phone. Uh, I'll just pop up and you congest make your payment instantly there. And S o. I think there's a lot of merit to it. And there's a lot of integration as nearest school circulation supply. And, uh, it's early established and and it has stays true to its volunteer community based sort of ideals, which was what originally Bitcoin was all about and it's ideals. But I think the Bitcoin network is just too bloated, uh, to be like a true alternative currency type of deal. There has to be something said for you to not be part of verge while investing yourself but to be a proponent of fan right? The ambassador that you are. So I'll even check it out, right? Like for people listening? Check out, Virg because Peter says so And Peter is It doesn't have, um, you know, you're not invested in it in the sense that you're part of the company. You're invested in it because you believe it. And it's not a company. There's no company. There's verge person. I'll see your corporation. I think maybe it's just got some. I don't know if you got some trademarks on some stuff, but otherwise it's all it's just it's just Ah, it's Ah, it's a software and it's not necessarily owned by anyone besides the people that owned the coins individually and the volunteers that decide to help with the project. Was there anything else Peter that you wanted to talk about? You said you had a couple of things, but is there anything else you want? Thio? Uh, yeah. I wanted to highlight some of those recent first currency updates. I'm sure there's many that I'm forgetting and I encourage people Thio, check out the court team accounts in medium articles in the verge currency website on the verge currency not business to see the integrations that they've done to that sense. H Q. There's even integrations where it can be compatible with old school. Uh, swipe credit card uh, point of sale machines where you can incorporate crypto currency payments into those and hell crypt according to those. So it has a foundation to be used on ah, wide scale. It just needs to get continue. Thio, get out there. And I think it will. So But anyway, you truly are the ambassador. There's ah story I was gonna tell earlier. About what reasons, uh, that there is merit in some cases need for Cryptocurrency Blockchain technology. When I was out in Hong Kong, I went to Hong Kong son Jen three times in 2017. In 2018, between the two years, I was there three times and I was doing some buying and selling of mining rigs. Wa is out there in the supplier for the mining rigs, his personal China bank account. He had a limit of $50,000 per year for international transactions and with the business, Uh, with most of that being revenue and not profit, that's not a lot for him. and they have restrictions where they have difficulties using PayPal there, that sort of thing. And I know a way to get, uh, you know, Cryptocurrency converted through, uh, place in Hong Kong to R and B bank deposit. So, uh, for us, it was easier to do to get the money to them in time. Uh, that an international bank transfer and, uh, faster to do so with crypto currency. Uh, that it was with traditional Fiat currency. And sometimes bank transfer, especially international bank transfers, could take multiple days. And then there's the banking, holidays and that sort of thing. And those are limits that Cryptocurrency doesn't have more...
...reasons why crystal currency is is certainly the way of the future. If not now. Yeah, I definitely think it's gonna continue to be a facet on increasing increasingly important facet of the global economy. I mean, e thought this earlier. It's not like we carry a lot of money in our pockets anymore, right? And very, very rarely do we see the money transacting. It's just something we see numbers in a bank account. So it's not a far cry from crypto currency or it hasn't been ah, far cry for a long time. Yeah, and if you look into it, the banks don't actually have. It's mostly is just numbers on a screen that they don't have that much paper cash on hand. Because the fractional reserve system I forget what percentage it is like 13% or 3%. The money on the books that is reflected on everybody's bank accounts in the United States is actually there in paper currency. If everybody went on the same day and asked for cash, draw the case, the cash wouldn't be there because they have all these. Uh, it's ah, there's a chart that shows it all. And I forgot the I'm slipping now. It would be like the movie. It's a wonderful life when they all came in looking for their money and they had a close Yeah, eso itt's And that's the difference. Is that there some Blockchain you could see that it's there, That's yours. And, uh, that's S o um and you're in control of it, not a third party. And when you give your money to a bank, you're giving them the permission to invest it however they like. And, uh, it's your really, it's You're giving them your money? Uh, and making it. There's until you decided. Withdraw basically. And both Cryptocurrency, you're being your own bank. And my seven year old son, my seven year old son, asked me the other day and he goes, Papa, how did banks make money? Well, we give them our money and then they invest it. Yeah, it must it and they reload it. And then and it becomes, uh, where they learn it to one person. And the person deposits that another bank in there as interest owed back on that original money in the amount of debt that is total exceeds the amount of money that's in circulation. And it's a system that can only be fed by mawr inflation of the original curb on. Then we're paying bank fees on the money we're lending them or letting them hold toe Lend. Yeah, by and the Fetcher, they're different America since 2019. 13. And I got that in high school before I even was in the Cryptocurrency. And I am, uh, in that establishment. The Federal Reserve has only been around for just several 100 years, So things going to change quickly, and I think it's federal and name. But the stockholders. There are stockholders of the Federal Reserve, which are the only people that are allowed to get the Federal Reserve rate loans of new money printed, basically. And, uh, those stockholders include foreign banks like British banks and whatnot on the Federal Reserve on it. Z a a. Uh, it's a pseudo federal agency. Its chairman is assigned by the federal government, but it is operated in many ways, like a private company and has shareholders. And a lot of people don't know that. Um and so I think, uh, I think if you go down the rabbit hole, there's, Ah, there's a lot to it And I think that there's Ah lot of merits Thio alternative solutions And I think that Cryptocurrency is the true safety net because if there is ah, disaster, 2020 was a difficult year. But if there was even the worst disaster asteroid er, uh, huge ball KEDO or something, and there's a huge amount of government spending in a short period of time, and there's a hyper inflation situation in First world countries. Ah, there is. There's not the risk of hyperinflation, regardless of use and control of your government. Government spending with Cryptocurrency. So But, Peter, I have one final question for you and that. And that is why do you work? Why do I work? I work. Uh, I work so I could buy more extra G. Uh, ambassador to the end.
Yeah, Ambassador to the end. And I went to the moon e right. And I work to be independent. Uh, because I seek independence and freedom or values that I hold dearly. And I think I think, towards the bulls, uh, help you realize your ambitions and get you to where you wanna be. And and? And it's just part of the reality is that we live in Is that money is part of it. Working is how you get money. So ah, have that Independence and freedom. I gotta work. And, uh, but extra g is what I put my body in when I make it. What? I'm working. Is that what they say to the moon? Isn't it XP GTO? The moon to the moon. Peter Glencoe, the influencer of influencers. I thank you for your time. It has been great. You have taught me a lot. And I appreciate the work that you're doing. Uh, thank you. I appreciate the work that you're doing. And I'm gonna blast your this, uh, interview all over and hope to break some new listeners to your radio show because I think you have a lot of awesome interviews that they're somehow somebody need to catch up on. Still, I've been to go through seven year old content. I'm going to catch up on the rest of them. And it sounds like especially for people looking and get into the workforce and looking for new ideas and inspiration. Your channel is full of it, s o, I think. I think, Yeah. You're providing something of value to the world. Peter Glencoe, Credit report. Ambassador The Ambassador to Verge X V G. Thank you, kind sir. Thank you. Thank you for listening to this episode of why we work with Brian V. Be sure to subscribe, follow and share with others so they too can be encouraged in their work. E hope that you have yourself a productive be a joyful day in your work.
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