A Galaxy Far, Far Away

A New Hope: Satoshi Nakamoto, center, surveys the financial services landscape in 2008. He sees central banks debasing the currency, banks lending money in waves of credit bubbles, and massive overhead costs that make micropayments impossible. He decides to create Bitcoin, a 3720-to-one longshot to start a neutral, distributed monetary system with no single point of failure.

Macro Structure

The federal financial regulators and their responsibilities
We are members of an improbable Rebellion against legacy financial services. Their fatal weakness, the exhaust port in their Death Star? The truth that their system has failed people: failed to provide them equal access; failed to protect their liberties; failed to innovate to meet the modern world; and more. We have a shot, if we are bold and strategic enough to take it.

Prudential Regulators

A breakdown of the institutions, assets, and deposits supervised by each prudential bank regulator.
The Empire Strikes Back: legacy financial institutions, pictured here, smuggle US financial regulators away, knowing full well that policymakers could accomplish their statutory and policy objectives by embracing crypto products and services that address longstanding issues still present in the failing, increasingly obsolete model of legacy financial services.

Regular-Person Protectors

Return of the Jedi: Bitcoin cradles the FDIC, the SEC, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, who have all come to realize that Bitcoin’s unique bearer-style ownership, its radical transparency, and its permissionless system make it a generational tool for financial inclusion. They realize they are on the same team. Photo taken August 2026.

Treasury Bureaus

Conclusion

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