Your government is a Ponzi scheme.
Yes, we’re talking about all governments.
Think of all the money being printed out by the central bank just to cover all the debt that’s being incurred, while they’re simultaneously encouraging more investors to enter the system. It’s a long cycle of paying earlier investors with funds from recent investors, and all that debt gets transferred to the shoulders of the general public.
Yes, people like you.
So much social engineering goes into making sure that you are controlled by money. The truth is it’s just a piece of paper.
“It's no longer actual, like a certificate to trade it back in for gold or something else. It's a note. It's debt. We're just, we're throwing debt around, you work so someone else can print more and make your work worth less,” Alexander explained.
As the system grows, more people join, earn debt, and pay back into it. The people issuing are the ones who get more funds. The ones at the top are earning big.
The one thing that the government cannot regulate, no matter how hard they try, is trade. Trade is incredibly dynamic and grows alongside humans. It adapts and comes from all different areas. It’s a core human activity—one that TARTLE is passionate about preserving.
Your existence is highly improbable. Imagine the long list of successful choices your ancestors make so that you could become a living, breathing, and thinking being.
Going through the daily motions of working, eating, and sleeping can make it difficult to think of the bigger picture. But you deserve to have opportunities where you can connect, find meaning, and explore the world around you.
No false sense of scarcity. No limits.
TARTLE was made to allow that sense of independence and connection. On this platform, all transactions occur exclusively between a buyer and a seller. Everything on the platform comes with no strings attached and was made because someone worked hard to create it. Conversely, everything you bring to the platform is borne out of your own efforts. You will get paid for your hard work and no one else.
Transact in truth. Act with power. It’s time to step out of that cage.
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What’s Your Money Worth?
Today, we’re facing a money paradox. The cost of goods and services increase while your salary stays the same. On top of that, the quality of the goods and services that you can afford is decreasing. How many times have you taken a trip to the local supermarket and found yourself contemplating the cost of moldy fruits?
When you look at global logistics and supply chains, it’s tough to think of how delays in one area can affect an entire ecosystem. But it’s the reality we live in today. The Suez Canal blockage of 2021 halted supply chains for a week, but the effects of that delay are expected to last for months. Crop production and shipments affected by the Omicron outbreak and climate chaos have limited the availability of French fries around the world, particularly in Southeast Asian fast food chains.
So what do we have to do? It’s time for the government to step in. Time to take out more debt to pay for these delays. But this is only a band-aid solution to a bullet wound. It’s one thing to have a shortage of good products in your local supermarkets and restaurants. But if your pay and purchasing power is not increasing alongside the price of goods and services as well, something is wrong.
This episode is scheduled for release on May 26, 2022. Here are Alexander and Jason’s fearless forecasts for the year ahead.
The last forecast is particularly noteworthy because it’s the start of a new system. People will stop relying on a fragile way of doing things and start creating smaller, more robust networks.
One challenge to having an incredibly interconnected network was that people started relying heavily on others to conduct business. While this meant that products could be manufactured faster and cheaper, it compromised their quality.
And beyond the products themselves, it also affected our capability for self-sustenance.
The resurgence of craftsmanship isn’t coincidence. The idea is that today’s generation wants to feel a sense of community and identity. They want to know that when they purchase products, they were created locally and their decision to purchase is supporting local communities as well.
It’s the same with TARTLE. You own 100 percent of your work and you are completely responsible for the creation and sharing of that information.
If you want to be a part of the next wave of craftsmanship, community, and technology - you can sign up for TARTLE here.
This episode explores the concept of universal basic income. What if we were given a standard amount to afford our basic needs? How would it affect us, especially individuals in dire situations? And how can we make it a possibility?
Plenty of people across the world struggle to secure their day to day needs, even in developed countries. Poor living conditions, unstable and unsteady income, and an uncertain future—all these factors combine to create a state of fear that makes it impossible for individuals to evolve.
Universal basic income is an opportunity to give people a basic energetic need. It allows people to uplift themselves. It respects their inherent human dignity and liberates them from the struggle of fulfilling basic needs, which is something no human should ever have to shoulder on their own.
We may not realize it, but so much of our success depends on the luck of the draw. Isn’t it unfair to think of how the birth lottery determines a significant part of our personalities, environment, and future?
With universal basic income, we give everyone access to one of the simplest, yet most important determinants for success: money. The emotional and mental stability you get from knowing that you can afford three meals a day and a roof over your head is often understated. It is only when our basic needs are fulfilled that we can hope to evolve.
“We are at the beginning stages of the greatest use case from mankind on universal basic income.” - Alexander McCaig
All TARTLE participants receive daily cash rewards from the platform. And as more people sign up, we may see these daily payouts increase as well.
This is possible because as more data enters the platform, and more information becomes protected, the value of this information increases. Each individual that signs up for TARTLE increases the overall marketplace value of the data that they submit.
So you don’t just get the opportunity to finally take control of your data. You also have the chance to make basic income accessible for yourself and your loved ones.
Sign up for TARTLE here.
Do you think you have a healthy relationship with money?
It’s true that money can’t buy happiness. However, it does give us the security and stability we need as humans to better pursue it. So let’s take a look at the process of distributing money, our relationship with the government, and how we can improve it.
Why is money valuable? It’s only because we decide it is. In the past, we’ve turned to other stores of value to determine what we should use as a currency. We’ve used glass beads, salt, and even speckled granite.
So, who has the power to control our money—and by extension, an important aspect of our society? By virtue of our inaction, that responsibility falls in the hands of central bankers. The problem is that this has become the reflection of a society’s worth. Regardless of where you are from, someone else is in charge of controlling the flow of money.
But with TARTLE, we have the power to invert that model. You decide how much your information is worth, and no-one else.
How Does Liquidity Affect Us?
It’s like a dam: when somebody controls the flow of a certain asset, then it affects its liquidity and volatility. Someone is manufacturing demand and supply for it. This makes people feel like they constantly have to be on guard, in case there are market changes that affect their standing.
With TARTLE, the liquidity of data is instantaneous.
With TARTLE, you don’t have to worry about running out of information. Regardless of whether you are a buyer or a seller, information is being created every single day. It’s not valuable because you have to bulk up ahead of a shortage in supply. It’s valuable because inherently, information is power. There is no reason to act in fear or to try to pre-empt anything, because everybody has all the information and opportunity they need to participate. And there is no limitation to the amount of information you can have—especially on TARTLE.
The younger generation does not trust the government. Alexander McCaig clarifies that he isn’t trying to create a problem with this statement. There’s no need to open a new government or anything drastic. The reality is just that people want choice—and when their work has been devalued, they will merely find the path of least resistance. Better options to fund a good quality of life.
When the government is asking its citizens to place its trust in the dollar, it’s asking them to have faith in the market even if you do not have all of the facts. To let them control it for you.
But trust implies that both sides are open with their decision making, and transparent about everything.
Everybody deserves a platform where their personal autonomy, capacity for choice, and need for consent is respected. A marketplace built on transparent reciprocity, where everyone is rewarded for their hard work.
What’s your data worth?
We’ve always been told that knowledge is power. And it’s true. Information is what drives markets. Do you want to corner a specific market? You need information. Do you want to understand it? You still need information.
For far too long, the people who have had access to this information are the ones on Wall Street, or the ones who can afford ultra-fast internet and tech equipment. But with TARTLE, that’s about to change.
In this episode, Alexander McCaig and Jason Rigby discuss data-grabbing, the battle over money, and how we are at the center of everything.
Regulation is not bad. In some instances, establishing oversight on markets has been what makes it more accessible for the people on the ground. This is because it protects market participants from malicious actors, especially those who are not familiar with the commodity or currency yet.
Emerging technologies are appealing because they are innovative, and it’s always exciting to think that we may be early adopters of the next big thing. But we have seen just how catastrophic an unregulated commodity or currency can become. It’s not just a matter of losing jobs and money. When the stakes are high, people lose their lives as well. We only need to look at the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to see this.
So when we look at bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it’s not enough to find out how we can use these technologies. We need to ask ourselves what the right regulatory response is as well.
With the introduction of decentralized technologies, particularly in finance, the world has realized one thing: people want choice. Consent in the outcome of new markets.
This highlights the problem we face with fiat currency. Government-issued currency isn’t inherently bad. But printing lots of money is. And an elite, exclusive group of bankers controlling that entire system makes it worse.
Why don’t we get to decide how far we go in our participation, and how much we can get out of it? Why does it feel like someone else is taking advantage of our hard work?
These are questions that anyone is bound to have mulled over in their lifetime. For too long, we’ve had to adjust to the whims of another person or entity. This centralized model does not listen to us, or cater to our needs. It’s time we find a new system to work with.
On TARTLE, everybody can be a market participant and a part of the investment. The market is capable of naturally equalizing; everybody can be a part of the investment. Everybody has the same access and the same information on the platform. And of course, everybody is fairly compensated for their hard work.
It’s almost like the relationship between mining and the price of gold. It’s the effort put into extracting the ore and refining it that makes it so expensive. Bitcoin mining operates in a similar fashion. But with TARTLE, you don’t need to have lots of complex equipment or cash to become a data champion.
Nobody takes a cut from your efforts.
It’s time for you to find out: what’s your data worth?
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Our present economic systems are not structured to benefit us. Instead, it’s been tweaked throughout the years to allow people to protect their wealth. So, what happens to vulnerable people from disenfranchised communities who were not born with a silver spoon?
These minorities find themselves struggling to amass the same opportunities for success as those on the top. They cannot build a long-term vision that can sustain their evolution because they can’t even sustain their basic needs for survival.
When life becomes a routine of securing the bare essentials on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis, people start losing their sense of self. Their personality and mental health suffers. When depression is one of the greatest mental health challenges faced by Americans today, you know that people are trapped in an economic system that does not have their quality of life in its best interests.
In his book, Robert Verkaik tries finding the answers to heavy-hitting questions like: has capitalism broken its contract with hard work? Do we need to start reevaluating it? And if we do, how do we make it fairer so that it distributes more wealth, more fairly—which was the whole point of what capitalism was in the first place?
But how can we blame all these grassroot problems on an overarching economic system? While it is possible for people to dismiss market crashes because the system can bounce back, these disasters aren’t a one-time deal for everyone. They have lasting effects on people who have invested their lives into working for businesses.
These crashes don’t just change the dollar value. They change people as well.
According to Robert Verkaik, we moved to a capitalist system because we wanted to free ourselves from aristocracies, which concentrated all the land and wealth into the hands of the very, very few. Between the 19th and the 20th century, this was an effective transition that led to booming economies. And during this time, wealth was distributed relatively fairly in comparison to what capitalism is doing to the spread of wealth today.
Our survival throughout the COVID-19 pandemic was, in large part, due to the hard work of front liners and essential workers who made it possible for us to stay indoors and practice social distancing measures. Robert Verkaik emphasizes that we need to prioritize providing support to these workers, who traditionally went unnoticed.
Alexander McCaig discussed how, in the United States, a growing lower middle class is on its way to challenge the massive wealth gap. To this, Robert Verkaik believes that a more progressive taxation could be beneficial.
Robert Verkaik explains that in the last economic crisis, major banks injected plenty of capital into the system to keep the economy afloat. However, this liquidity eventually routed into the assets of the already wealthy. This manifested in owning multiple houses, jets, super yachts, and diamond investments, to name a few. And the value of these assets have doubled in the last ten years.
This means that the wealthy have only benefited from economic catastrophes, while the rest of us struggle to keep our heads above the water. Robert Verkaik believes that this will hold true for the pandemic, in the same way that it held true for the credit crunch. Meanwhile, the middle income earners continue to tread water.
He emphasizes that it’s less about using taxes on the rich to pay the poor, and more about dealing with a large middle class who are also struggling in different ways.
Ultimately, Robert Verkaik suggests that any change in the economy must be done with the climate in mind. This is why he supports the New Green Deal. Building economies with jobs that are environmentally sustainable is the key to the future.
What does this look like? It’s about looking for new economies and industries that create and help sustain new energies, sources of fuel, and houses with sustainable heating. These avenues bring in many more jobs to people who will be displaced through the changing nature of work and artificial intelligence.
Through TARTLE, you have the opportunity to become a part of something great by selling your personal data to nonprofit organizations who champion these causes. Your efforts to self-empowerment can help power the movement towards a greener, fairer economy.
What’s your data worth?
There has never been a better time for empowerment and community than right now. With TARTLE, the evolution of humanity starts today.
In this episode, Alexander McCaig and Jason Rigby briefly discuss the benefits of referring a friend to the Marketplace.
The TARTLE platform is a free marketplace that offers an abundance of opportunities to those who are willing to put in the work. That’s how we created this platform. And what better way to show you care for your loved ones than by giving them access to these same chances?
Economic empowerment, opportunity, and choice. Everybody wants to have a stable source of income and the power to choose how they live their lives. But in the current system, we may often feel like we have no choice but to hoard what we have. This is because we’re used to a world where sharing our resources with others diminishes the amount that we have for ourselves.
Thankfully, data is not a finite resource. And with TARTLE’s connections to buyers around the world? Neither is the opportunity to earn.
Another strong reason to refer your loved ones to the TARTLE platform is that sharing actually increases the value of everyone’s data packets. As the Marketplace grows, we will welcome people from all walks of life around the world. Their input will be crucial to creating diverse sets of data packets, which will be more appealing to buyers.
In addition, we have some exciting incentives lined up for TARTLE’s data champions in the future.
If you’ve been following TARTLE for a while now, you may have noticed that we consistently hype our platform up as a free marketplace for anyone, regardless of who they are and where they’re located, as long as they have access to the internet.
It’s time to test it out for yourself—and if you’re done, to share how the platform has empowered you with those around you.
It will only get better from here. We can promise you that.
What’s your data worth?
If you are reading this while living under an authoritarian regime and you need help, blink twice now.
Hopefully, you’ll be one of many people who can just brush off this awkward attempt at a joke and laugh. But realistically, you may also be one of many more who are living in countries that are experiencing a steady decline in freedom—if not a total absence, in the first place.
The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a heavy blow on democracy. While this report by the Freedom House pinpointed the start of the decline to be in 2006, freedom has faced heavy losses in 2021 amidst the economic and political stability caused by COVID-19.
Now, more than ever, we need a platform where we can unite under a common cause.
According to Jason Rigby, there are three main issues you can look at to understand whether or not the place is under an authoritarian regime: illiteracy, fraud, and health.
Authoritarian regimes have a vested interest in keeping their people illiterate because if their people don’t learn, then they don’t know that they deserve any better. This is a strategy that has been tried and tested in the past. Book burning and art destruction have been carried out by the Nazis, and African-American slaves were banned from reading books.
And it’s a reality that persists today. Through TARTLE, our goal is to give oppressed individuals an opportunity to rise above that system. Sign up, work, and learn as you go. TARTLE is the antithesis for authoritarian regimes.
Fraud is also commonplace in authoritarian regimes. After all, when you are invested in maintaining a position and status that harms the quality of living for everybody else, there is little you wouldn’t do to make money. War, strife, and suffering are all opportunities to keep the wealth gap wide and the funds in abundance.
With TARTLE, fraud does not exist. The platform has been developed to make everything transparent. All the transactions are on the blockchain and recorded in a huge public ledger so that no one can make pseudo-copies of your information.
It is not possible for others to take credit for your work, or to give different prices according to where you are located. On the marketplace, we are all human beings and we are all priceless.
Finally, the last prevalent issue in authoritarian regimes is health. People living in a regime struggle not just because they don’t have immediate access to medical support, but also because of scarcity in food supply. These are only available for the one percent, who have all the power and control over the market. The rest of the country will have limits.
We need to take strong and direct action that can help the people on the ground. When you sign up for TARTLE, you have the opportunity to use your personal data to help these people by selling it to organizations that provide humanitarian aid.
We are just giving you the facts. You have the free will and the opportunity to live. Most of us have been taught that we can only care for ourselves and the people we love, one day at a time. With TARTLE, you can be a part of a greater movement. It is possible, here, to make a difference and leave an imprint on the rest of humanity. This is where authoritarian regimes fall.
What’s your data worth? Sign up for the TARTLE Marketplace through our link here.
Have you ever felt like you could dedicate yourself to a cause that would span generations? It could be anything: a business, an infrastructure, even an idea. If you have, then you’re one of the lucky few.
If you haven’t, consider why you don’t have the time, energy, or money to put into finding your passion. When you are working a regular 9-to-5 and still struggling to make ends meet on a day to day basis, thinking long-term can seem nonsensical.
That’s what living under our current economic system does to us. Why bother coming up with any energy for multigenerational thought and purpose when the here and now is taking up all that space?
In this episode, Alexander McCaig and Jason Rigby highlight the importance of eliminating the middleman in wealth creation—and how you can use the TARTLE Marketplace to sell your data.
Currently, the methods we use to source data are unreliable. We don’t know where it’s from, who’s touched it, and whether it is ethically sourced. There is an urgent need for a data marketplace that can facilitate the exchange of information in a transparent and accessible manner.
In addition, people on the ground like us don’t realize the potential of taking control of our data because the default is to just give it away to big tech companies on a regular basis. Yes, your personal information is being tracked and sold by your favorite social media and e-commerce sites. Now, we dare to ask the question: are you ready for the opportunity to profit from your data? Your personal thought processes and life experiences?
With TARTLE, this is possible. As a seller, you can transact directly with organizations that you believe in so that you have unmediated access to further that cause. The Marketplace is currently capable of ingesting satellite data, data from your Apple Watch, and more.
In the future, we’re working on expanding into other data sets for a more personalized experience. Imagine a world where you, and only you, have the power to sell data from your bank accounts, ancestry accounts, genetic code, health records, and audio information. At first glance, it looks like a massive responsibility—but doesn’t it also sound liberating? To know that you are at the forefront of data management?
Stop relying on a middle man when it comes to your information when you can have buyers get that data directly from you.
In the grand scheme of evolutionary development, the habit of creating wealth can only be cultivated when people are driven to seek these opportunities. The CEO of TARTLE, Alexander McCaig, shares in this episode how he actually grew up poor. Part of TARTLE’s mission is to help alleviate those in poverty. We know that we can make this happen when we give those in marginalized communities access to the tools and learning experiences they need to grow.
The devastating reality is that our current system takes away the humanity aspect of wealth creation. One example discussed in the episode was how winemakers may feel pressured to cut corners just to keep up with demand. This includes adding water to their wine, using cheaper produce, tampering with fermentation time, and more. In the long run, they continue to maintain an image of high quality while interfering with the true potential of their product.
With TARTLE, we want to help you rediscover humanity. These old systems are slowly detaching us from the reality of what is occurring. So we want you to challenge yourself to reattach to human beings. Create real relationships. Help people create real value in their lives by realizing your value in yourself. In the long run, choosing TARTLE is choosing to support the world.
What’s your data worth? Sign up for the TARTLE Marketplace through the link here.
Does our economic system still place humans at the forefront of evolution?
The debt crisis left a considerable impact on our economic system. As a result, the Federal Reserve System issued a contract to a German manufacturing business to purchase printing machines. These machines would be used to make additional money and pay off existing debt. However, this had an impact on the value of our national currency.
This is where the dilemma of inflation arises; as the value of money continues to lessen throughout the years, how long will this measure of generating more money persist in this ill-conceived system? Where does this leave us?
In this episode, Alexander McCaig and Jason Rigby discuss how finance can be more accessible and whether it is possible to bring back "freedom" in a free market.
Having an abundance of money does not increase the amount of resources available. Essentially, it reduces the value of labor hours. With more money chasing the same amount of assets, prices would just steadily rise. While the wealthy profit, the rest struggle to handle a steadily accumulating pile of debt.
This volatile cycle slowly cripples the entire network. Individuals are under constant stress as a result of continuous debt. College loans, mortgages, car loans, and other forms of "creative destruction" have turned us into slaves struggling to pay off our opportunities. This is a brittle system that is bound to collapse.
We need a system that is capable of giving us financial security. Now more than ever, we shouldn't have to sacrifice so much just to access opportunities for a better life.
The TARTLE marketplace gives us the opportunity to establish a healthy relationship with our finances. In the marketplace, you get paid for the amount of work you put into sharing your data. We are constantly at work on the platform to ensure that everybody gets a fair playing field.
We don't need to live in a world where we are a slave to our assets. TARTLE is a platform where people increase their financial opportunities in exchange for information. In this tech-driven world, everybody has something to share. We are filled with important data that can contribute to the causes we care about.
The problem is that prior to TARTLE, we've inadvertently been giving the wealthy an opportunity to become even wealthier. This happens when we subscribe to social media platforms that gather our personal information and sell it to other companies. It poses a twofold harm: we do not have control of our data, and we do not earn from what is rightfully ours.
We are working towards a free market that is open to everyone and stimulates the economy. We give everyone the freedom of choice to use their potential as they see fit. The marketplace credits you fairly for the amount of work you put in, regardless of where you are or what your social status is.
TARTLE decreases the cynicism stemming from the existing economic policies. These are policies that aren’t designed to help us evolve, but only be constantly disintegrating with constant stress--bound to break.
We are capable of eradicating the steady rise of interest rates and national debt. Are you ready to take the leap?
What’s your data worth?