Le site de la prétendue société de gestion Kosmos Capital Manamgent dénonçant les fausses nouvelles en finance, est lui-même un faux, pour promouvoir une pure arnaque aux crypto-actifs bidons et autres bitcoins.
Ah qu’elles sont belles les arnaques sur Internet ! Cette dernière fumisterie d’une prétendue société de gestion de crypto-actifs est particulièrement gratinée car elle surfe sur la vague désormais incontrôlable de fausses nouvelles (fake news) et complotismes les plus créatifs.
Quoi de plus efficace pour se rendre intéressant auprès d’un public échaudé, que de dénoncer les fausses nouvelles ? D’innocentes cibles de l’arnaque reçoivent ainsi un courriel intrigant, sur le ravage des fausses nouvelles, pas seulement en politique mais aussi en finance.
On est tenté de lire, pour savoir quelle nouvelle manipulation de l’information ces prétendus investigateurs auraient débusquée. Le début est toujours un peu mi-crédible, mais très vite l’oeil exercé lui trouve une tournure mi-crétin. Il s’agit en effet pour cet auteur de dénoncer les « mensonges en finance », qui feraient dire à des gens très crédibles qu’ils pensent que le Bitcoin est une belle supercherie financière, alors que, selon ces fameux « investigateurs », en fait en lisant mieux les propos des financiers crédibles déformés par la presse, on trouverait leur opinion pro-Bitcoin.
Le tout est promu par une prétendue société de gestion américaine Kosmos Capital Management.
Comme toutes les bonnes arnaques, le site de la prétendue société de gestion Kosmos Capital Management est un site anonyme. ESCROQUERIE GARANTIE / 100% SCAM
Ah bon ? Alors allons voir qui c’est. WHO IS kosmoscap.com. Deontofi.com le répète sans cesse, la seule vraie vérification fiable aujourd’hui de n’importe quelle info, promo, campagne sur internet, c’est l’annuaire mondial des adresses internet: le WHO IS.
Et hop, en deux temps trois clics, c’est vérifié: il s’agit bien d’une nouvelle arnaque dans le seul but de collecter les coordonnées de futurs pigeons à dévaliser à distance.
Pour ceux que cette histoire amuse, voici le contenu de la campagne d’enfumage du faux détecteur de fausses nouvelles en finance, visant à « faire croire que tout est faux pour promouvoir son propre faux comme une vérité bien cachée », un complotisme diabolique :
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Whatever your political beliefs, most of us agree that US politics has a ‘fake news’ problem.
At least that’s what you’re led to believe if you watch any of the hyper-partisan shouting matches that pose as ‘news shows’ in today’s America.
The problem isn’t limited to politics, though. Lately fake news – or at least a highly biased and often fact-free reporting of news – seems to be growing in certain corners of the financial world.
Here is what Bloomberg reported earlier this week after an interview with Blackrock CEO Larry Fink, who controls over US$ 6 trillion in assets:
|According to the article, Mr. Fink stated that “not a single client has ever asked us about crypto.” Gee, that sounds really negative. I guess these financial titans have already dismissed Bitcoin and other cryptoassets as irrelevant and unworthy of their time.
But, before you run your paper Bitcoin wallet through the shredder, let’s go over to Hacked.com – a website that is popular with active traders – to see an alternative interpretation of the very same interview.
|This author observed the same interview and extracted a very different viewpoint – that, far from writing off cryptoassets, Blackrock is actually forming a team that will eventually lead the firm into this new market.
In fact, we know that many of Wall Street’s largest houses are gearing up to take positions in the crypto market. Goldman Sachs was the first to announce its intentions back in December 2017. Other banks are reportedly following suit.
So according to Bloomberg, Fink simply said that « I’ve not heard from one client who says, ‘I need to be in [the crypto market].’” He also stated that Blackrock is nonetheless studying crypto to determine whether it can become a viable alternative to cash. And of course that slow pace is fair enough for a revolutionary payments system that at the tender age of nine years old, is already superior to anything currently being used by banks for remittances, cross-border payments, trade finance or as a secure store of value.
I can tell what you’re thinking right now. You’re thinking that last sentence was simply my opinion, and you are fully entitled to disagree with it. And of course, you would be correct. However, just like my highly biased opinion, each of those articles that I have cited above are also anchored to the author’s (or the publication’s) opinions and bias, and many of the quotes cited therein have been taken wildly out of context to serve their respective agendas.
To say that crypto is a divisive subject in the financial world is a massive understatement. Lately I’ve noticed that a lot of people who have built fortunes in the traditional financial system are, well, mildly unhappy with the rising interest in crypto:
|And equally, a lot of people are making fortunes in crypto and don’t necessarily share the establishment’s view:
|Is Charlie Munger wrong about Bitcoin? After all, he is one of the world’s most brilliant financial minds and has been on the winning side of many a transaction in his time.
At the same time, I am reminded of a famous quote from Hollywood studio mega-mogul Harry Warner, one of the famous Warner brothers, when asked about the prospect of evolving from silent movies to ‘talkies’ in 1927:
|History has proven time and time again that the guys on top aren’t always that good at predicting how the market will evolve – and in many cases, they have a vested interest in resisting change to maintain the status quo that put them on top in the first place.
Charlie Munger owns significant stakes in Bank of America, Moody’s, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Geico insurance, and many more financial behemoths. How much does he stand to benefit if market appetite for Bitcoin and other crypto-assets increases? Zero. Is he wrong? Maybe. Could a significant expansion of the crypto asset class eventually pose a threat to his net worth? Definitely.
The moral of the story? In the current era of click-bait and fake news, don’t rely on headlines or supposed “experts” to form your opinions. If you want to learn about crypto, do your own research.
And if I may so humbly suggest, clicking the button below to join the Kosmos mailing list is a great way to start. We’ll send you a non-spammy, no-strings-attached summary of crypto market developments every couple of weeks. We won’t try to sell you anything, and we won’t share your details with anyone – ever.
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