Liberty Dollar gets new life as asset-backed cryptocurrency

A New Generation of Honest Money from my son Extra von NotHaus, LD2 is an asset-backed cryptocurrency that facilitates vaulted, physical ownership of redeemable precious metals and real-time trading of those assets.

LD2 embodies the spirit, methodology, principles and community of the Liberty Dollar currency.

Coin World posted a great article about my son’s new venture, a cryptocurrency called the LD2.

An excerpt from Coin World:

The Liberty Dollar is being resurrected as an asset-backed cryptocurrency that, according to its developers, “facilitates vaulted, physical ownership of precious metals and the real-time trading of physical precious metals.”

The cryptocurrency, identified as LD2, is the brainchild of Extra von NotHaus (son of Liberty Dollar creator Bernard von NotHaus) and Steven Brendtro.

According to the developers, the LD2 cryptocurrency is “a blockchain-based digital warehouse receipt, issued by [ISSUER], with the precious metals backing on deposit with the [DEPOSITORY], and the [AUDITOR] providing a monthly examination of all holdings. The [AUDITOR] works on behalf of the token holders to verify that all issued tokens are backed by the prescribed amount of precious metals. This third-party vaulting verification and independent auditing ensures that there is exactly one troy ounce of physical precious metal in the vault for each token issued, at all times —– independent of token ownership. As a digital warehouse receipt, every LD2 token is fully redeemable through the [DEPOSITORY] for its precious metals backing.”

According to Extra von NotHaus, “the first two issuances, LD2.zero and LD.silver, will be backed by silver before we issue a gold-backed version.”

LD2 digital tokens are a warehouse receipt that guarantees its owner/bearer the precious metal stored in the insured vault,” according to the LD2 founders.

First, the issuer purchases the silver that is delivered to the depository, where the depository and auditor verify the deposit. The issuer issues tokens, with the tokens sold or reserved. Tokens are transferred to the holder that purchases them, and then circulate.

Read more at Coin World.

LD2 is a silver-backed cryptocurrency that facilitates vaulted, physical ownership of silver, real-time trading and physical redemption in silver – just like the original Liberty Dollar!

LD2 embodies the spirit, methodology principles and community of the Liberty Dollar currency. This new LD2 cryptocurrency is very similar to the old digital eLibertyDollar (eLD), only a lot better because it’s based on blockchain technology. It is still 100% backed and 100% redeemable in one troy ounce .999 fine silver coins just like the original eLDs.

Please note LD2 is completely legal as it does not encourage usage of the physical silver in commerce, so it does not violate USC Section 486 of which I was convicted. As a cryptocurrency it also has stronger encryption, more privacy and far better functionality than the original Liberty Dollar.

Here is a PDF White Paper.

Bernard von NotHaus
Monetary Architect

LD2 a True Asset-Backed Cryptocurrency

Please join me in welcoming the birth of the new silver-backed cryptocurrency, LD2 – a state-of-the-art issue of honest money – that is now available.

I am very pleased to announce that the Liberty Dollar LIVES!!!
And a new generation of Liberty Dollars has just been issued!

Even more amazing is that the new “crypto Liberty Dollar” is the work of my son, Extra, who grew up in the Royal Hawaiian Mint, and Steven Brendtro, who was an outstanding Regional Currency Officer in the original Liberty Dollar organization. I must confess LD2 came to me as a complete surprise. I am a shocked, pleased and an amazed parent.

Here is an excerpt from the official Press Release:

LD2 Launches a True Asset-Backed Cryptocurrency, Continuing the Liberty Dollar Legacy

LD2 expands beyond the historical foundations of the Liberty Dollar to produce a truly innovative, asset-backed and value-stable cryptocurrency, that’s 100% backed by, and 100% redeemable in precious metals.

LD2 is a cryptocurrency poised to bring old-school, value-based monetary principles to modern-day cryptocurrencies. Developed by Bernard’s son, Extra von NotHaus, and a Currency Officer of LD, Steven Brendtro, LD2 mirrors the original Liberty Dollar in that every digital token is backed by real, physical, precious metals. Custom minted one troy ounce silver LD2 coins are stored in a secure vault, backing up every single digital LD2 token issued. According to co-founder Extra von NotHaus, “LD2 is reimagining my father’s very successful concept of an asset-backed currency by bringing it into the modern technological paradigm of blockchain, which significantly improves the functionality and utility.” All digital tokens issued by LD2 can be redeemed for the actual minted silver coins with true market value. Enhancing the versatility and usefulness of LD2 is its integration of the Ethereum blockchain technology, making it easy for existing cryptocurrency users to jump on board. Unlike the more common security-based Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) that are in the news almost everyday, these are actual hard, physical assets, tokenized on the Ethereum blockchain. This innovative precious-metal-backed cryptocurrency is being released in these two initial phases:

Read more: Digital Journal

The first issuance of LD2 is named LD2.zero. Only 10,000 tokens will issued with each backed by a stunning 20th Anniversary Liberty Dollar brilliant uncirculated (BU) commemorative coin in one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. Only an additional 1,000 proofs of these coins may be issued outside this LD2.zero issuance so this will be the first and potentially only opportunity to secure this imminently rare Liberty Dollar coin at issue price.

Don’t delay. If you got the original Liberty Dollar, take advantage of this early opportunity to get one of the 20th Anniversary Liberty Dollar commemoratives and support the launch of the new LD2!

Please visit: https://LD2coin.io to learn more about it and re-join the sound money movement – today.

Bernard von NotHaus
Monetary Architect

Early Spiritual Uses of Cannabis

Early Spiritual Uses of Cannabis – Despite the growing volume of literature on the subject of hemp, the historical routes of its diffusion remain obscure, and there is scant reference to its ubiquitous role in early spiritual uses such as folk ritual, magic and medicine among European peasantry…

So begins Chapter 27 in my new book, One Toke To God; 30 Essays by Noted Researchers into The Entheogenic Spirituality of Cannabis.

I promised to post another excerpt and I apologize that it took me so long to get it done. What can I say, I am a really busy guy.

Spiritual use of Cannabis
Cannabis Leaf from Creative Commons

The origin of the term cannabis is a derivative from the nomadic Scythians by peoples of the Near East, diffused among the people with whom they came in contact…

This essay reconsiders the origin of the term cannabis to demonstrate that it is derived from Semitic languages and that both its name and forms of its use were borrowed by the Scythians from the peoples of the Near East. We will thus discover that the use of cannabis predates by at least 1000 years its first mention by Herodotus…

There was barely any history of cannabis before the Greek historian Herodotus, in the fifth century B.C.E., observed that the Scythians used the plant to purge themselves after funerals by throwing hemp seeds on heated stones to create a thick vapor, inhaling the smoke and becoming intoxicated…

Each tribesman was required to participate in the cult of Riamba and show his devotion by smoking as frequently as possible. They attributed universal magical powers to hemp, which was thought to combat all kinds of evil, and they took it when they went to war and when they traveled. There were initiation rites for new members, which usually took place before a war or long journey. The hemp pipe assumed a symbolic meaning for the Bashilenge somewhat analogous to the significance which the peace pipe had for American Indians…..

If you enjoy the brief excerpts, I am sure you will enjoy reading the book.

Discover The CSC Book: One Toke To God

 

 

Book Excerpt, Conscious Living

Conscious living is on my mind today. My new book is a quite scholarly collection of 30 essays by noted researchers into The Entheogenic Spirituality of Cannabis, titled

One Toke to God

and released in conjunction with the establishment of the

Cannabis Spiritual Center.

I thought it might be enlightening if I were to post some excerpts from the book. This first excerpt is from Chapter 29, Parenting with Cannabis, by Nicole Linton and Jonathan Thompson:

Conscious Living

Cannabis is a gentle consciousness expander. She encourages us to look at our environment with peaceful eyes and a spirit of family-like intercon-nectedness. Instead of seeing the world and her people as objects to be owned or resources to be exploited, cannabis leads us toward a posture of stewardship. One of the ancient names for the entheogen S. divinorum among the Mazatecs of Oaxaca, Mexico, translates as “Eyes of the Shepherdess.” Cannabis, too, gives us the eyes and heart of a guardian, or protectress of creation. Conscious living, with a focus on the unbreakable connection between nature and humanity,….

Cannabis is, mystically, both an architect and the building materials of a better future. Her hemp body promises a renewable resource that’s incredibly versatile and easy on the environment; one that could replace corn for oil, trees for wood, nylon for rope, and cotton for clothing and other textiles…

read more in your copy of One Toke to God.

Conscious living
The Entheogenic Spirituality of Cannabis

Check back next week for an excerpt from another chapter.

 

Return of Your Liberty Dollars

It has been way too long since I did a new post; my life is SO full and busy these days. I am working on it, but meanwhile, just a quick note… did you hear the latest Liberty Dollar news? After TEN years, the confiscated  Liberty Dollars are being returned to their rightful owners! That is just wild and very awesome good news! The actual gold and silver Liberty Dollars are being returned. Happy Day!

 

Press Release – One Toke To God

The Entheogenic Spirituality of Cannabis

NEW BOOK EXPLORES THE CANNABIS CONNECTION BETWEEN HUMANITY AND GOD

I apologize for not posting to this blog for so long, but I have been swamped with all the details involved with the founding of the Cannabis Spiritual Center in Malibu, California, and the release of a new book. Here is the Press Release;

One Toke to God

One Toke to God; The Entheogenic Spirituality of Cannabis
The Entheogenic Spirituality of Cannabis

Cannabis is more than a medical aid for coping with pain, chemotherapy side effects and many other illnesses. It is more than a source of enjoyment and recreational delight. It is a way for humans to connect with their spiritual center – with the God within.

One Toke to God – The Entheogenic Spirituality of Cannabis is an anthology featuring 30 essays and analyses by well-informed scholars and researchers into the long history of cannabis and its unique potential to connect one’s self with the God within every human being.

The amazing essays document the use of cannabis from pagan nomads, to great civilizations, to the present-day entheogenic use of cannabis. And One Toke to God shows readers how to experience the spiritual connection that has endured since the very beginning of man’s existence on Earth. The renowned contributors not only show how cannabis has been used for thousands of years – they also document how it is being used today to connect with spirituality.

One Toke to God details a decentralized, democratic spiritual model, for free-thinking responsible individual spiritual seekers with twelve specific guidelines for personal cannabis use in the privacy of their home (where legal) once a week to connect with the eternal God within.

Bernard von NotHaus
Bernard von NotHaus

 

On Sunday, April 21, 1996, Bernard von NotHaus, a colorful child of the ’60s, took one toke, rediscovered the spirituality of cannabis and originated the Special Sunday Service (SSS) with One Toke to God. He has enjoyed one toke every Sunday for over 21 years – the world’s longest recorded case study for using cannabis as an entheogen. He is the founder and executive director of the Cannabis Spiritual Center in Malibu, California and a popular speaker on private currencies, cannabis and spirituality.

Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

Dr. Ron Paul’s Weekly Column for March 5 gives us great news about the growing anti-Fed movement and monetary policy in the state of Arizona.

This is another example pioneered by Bernard von NotHaus for citizens, states or other organizations to lead America back to a value based monetary system and protect its citizens from the abuse and monetary rape of its citizens by the federal fiat money.

An excerpt:

Audit the Fed is not the only focus of the growing anti-Fed movement. For example, this Wednesday the Arizona Senate Finance and Rules Committees will consider legislation (HB 2014) officially defining gold, silver, and other precious metals as legal tender. The bill also exempts transactions in precious metals from state capital gains taxes, thus ensuring that people are not punished by the taxman for rejecting Federal Reserve notes in favor of gold or silver. Since inflation increases the value of precious metals, these taxes give the government one more way to profit from the Federal Reserve’s currency debasement.

Tomorrow, Wednesday March 8, Dr. Paul will be in Arizona to help rally support for HB 2014, speaking on behalf of the bill before the Arizona Senate Finance Committee at 9:00 a.m. He will also be speaking at a rally at noon at the Arizona state capitol. He hopes every supporter of sound money in the Phoenix area joins him to show their support for ending the Fed’s money monopoly.

President Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again

I spotted this super great article by Ralph Benko,  Contributor for Forbes, and I just had to share it with my readers.

Here is an excerpt:

Inside President Trump’s otherwise “standard Trump stump speech” at CPAC was nestled what might be a most intriguing observation:

Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency or a global flag. This is the United States of America that I’m representing.

Mr. Benko explains that there is, in fact a global currency. It is called the U.S. Dollar. He then does a superb job of explaining a bit of the history, the problems this created, and what President Trump’s options are if he indeed wants to “Make America Great Again.”

Mr. Benko: “As I have repeatedly observed Donald Trump shows a strong affinity for gold. He has also shown a keen intuitive grasp of how the gold standard was crucial to having made America great.”

What would be the outcome of President Trump’s following his instincts and going for the gold?

Prosperity, that’s what.

Go read the article to discover how President Trump can bring prosperity back to America.

I Met Sheriff David Clarke at Constitution Week

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is a giant of a man, and not just in height.

BVNH with Sheriff David Clarke at Constitution Week

Unfortunately, you have to open the PDF to view the picture that was taken of us.

I met Sheriff Clarke, of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, in Grand Lake Colorado at the week long, annual Constitution Week event.  He was the Keynote speaker and I had some time to visit with him.  As you can see he is a really tall guy.  Great speaker.  Very impressive.  It was a pleasure and an honor to meet Sheriff Clarke. Constitution Week was from September 12 – 17 and I met Sheriff Clarke at the Law Enforcement Dinner on Friday, September 16, 2016.

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.

A snippet from Wikipedia:

“Clarke is viewed as an “iconoclastic sheriff,” one of “a long line of controversy-courting lawmen” that includes Richard Mack and Joe Arpaio in Arizona. Clarke has been “associated with those on the political extremes” on occasion, and has attracted attention for these “dalliances with the far right.” In 2013, Clarke accepted the “Sheriff of the Year Award” by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, a group of sheriffs founded by Mack. The Southern Poverty Law Center has criticized founder Mack and his organization for espousing “radical-right” views. Earlier the same year, Clarke appeared for an interview on the syndicated show of Alex Jones, who is “best known for his anti-government views and conspiracy theories on everything from fluoride to the 9-11 terrorist attacks.” Clarke has also appeared on CNN, Fox News, and other major news outlets to discuss ongoing police controversies.”

Constitution Week

The People’s Sheriff Pac

WOW! TRUMP JUST GOT HIS OWN SILVER ‘DOLLAR’ AND HE’S NOT EVEN PRESIDENT YET!

Today I did an interview with Gary Franchi of The Next News Network. I invite you to go to You Tube and view the video. Gary’s team did an awesome job, and I encourage you to please share the video far and wide.