• The article discusses the recent acquisition of First Republic Bank by JP Morgan, and how it reinforces the case for Bitcoin.
• It explains why regulators are providing government subsidies to JP Morgan, and how this deal is beneficial for the banking giant.
• The article argues that this deal further highlights the need for a state-independent money system such as Bitcoin.
JP Morgan’s Acquisition of First Republic Bank
JP Morgan recently acquired First Republic Bank in a state-sponsored takeover, which has generated a one-time profit of $2.6 billion for JP Morgan and is expected to generate over $500 million per year in profits from the deal. This move was taken by the U.S. regulators to prevent further erosion of trust in the banking system and boost confidence in Bitcoin as an alternative currency system.
The U.S. government has provided substantial subsidies to JP Morgan in order to facilitate this acquisition, including covering $13 billion in losses and providing $50 billion in funding. With these subsidies, JP Morgan will make approximately $5.1 billion over five years from the transaction – far more than any other bank would have made without such generous support from the government.
The Case For Bitcoin
This acquisition showcases how governments, central banks, banks and regulators have been giving free promotion to Bitcoin by reinforcing its need for a state-independent money system – free from government control or interference – with their actions. According to Arthur Hayes, co-founder of BitMEX: “This JPM / FRC deal means the US regulators decided to nationalize the banking system” – highlighting why Bitcoin is needed now more than ever before as an alternative currency system outside of government control or influence.
Furthermore, this acquisition also demonstrates how concentrated banking power has become in America; with just 15 banks controlling 75% of all deposits (including JPMorgan controlling 16%). This concentration leaves little room for competition as well as consumer choice, which further highlights why an alternative currency such as Bitcoin may be necessary going forward if people want greater access to financial services without being tied down by large corporations or governments that may not always act in their best interests.
In conclusion, this recent takeover by JP Morgan further reinforces why there is a need for an independent currency such as Bitcoin that is free from government control or manipulation; one that gives people greater freedom when it comes to making financial decisions on their own terms rather than those set out by big banks or large corporations who often benefit more than anyone else from these types of deals at taxpayers’ expense