Bitcoin: The Handmaid’s Hedge




In case you think the idea of a government reclaiming your money is only fiction fit for Hulu – check out a few recent examples:


Canberra reaps $360m from inactive bank accounts

SMH June 10, 2014

“The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, Australian Securities and Investments Commission figures show. Pensioners and others saving for a rainy day have reported trying to access their savings only to discover their money had been seized by the government because it had been dormant for three years or more.”


Public Defender: Government in $220m super grab

The Daily Telegraph, Dec 15, 2016

“The Turnbull Government is about to pocket a $220 million revenue windfall by seizing control of an estimated 100,000 super accounts.”


Shock in Cyprus as savers face bailout levy

BBC News, March 16, 2013

“Robbery; People in Cyprus with less than 100,000 euros in their accounts will have to pay a one-time tax of 6.75%, Eurozone officials said. Those with greater sums will lose 9.9%.

‘We retire and bring our savings to a bank in Cyprus and they can just take our money away without permission and then say we have shares in a bankrupt bank.’”


Think Bullion is any better?

Part IV of the Banking Act 1959 gives the Government the right to control and seize gold.


Can the Australian Government Confiscate your Gold?

Markets and Money, November 18, 2016

“One interesting clause though, is Section 47. Apparently ‘wrought’ gold is not included in the any gold confiscation plan. The loose legal language implies that jewellery and gold ornaments are exempt from any wealth stealing. The loophole means that the government may take bullion and coin, but not the chain around your neck. If you’re worried about the government coming after your bullion stash one day, buy necklaces this Christmas. Because the Aussie government already has laws in place to take all the gold bullion it wants.”

No individual, government or corporation can seize your Bitcoin!








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