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Private Cryptocurrencies: How to Buy, Own, and Use Bitcoin Like a True Radical

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Private Cryptocurrencies: How to Buy, Own, and Use Bitcoin Like a True Radical

Radical Personal Finance
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Your bank accounts are frozen, as is your crypto in that online exchange you trusted. You must flee the country with only what you carry. Gold and cash can be confiscated and computers can be searched. You cross the world and find a public computer, download a single program, and type from memory a sequence of twelve words. You now have access to a stash of bitcoin—unattached to your identity—tucked away for just this scenario, and the knowledge to use it anywhere in the world.

Cryptocurrencies are the ultimate exit strategy for inflation, social collapse, and other disasters. But only if you acquire and use them correctly, which 99% of people fail to do. And only if you understand what Bitcoin actually is. Bitcoin is not a stock. It's not an online account. And it's not a physical device. In its rare actual (and purely digital) form it is the most self-sovereign financial tool you can imagine. In this five-module course privacy consultant Gabriel Custodiet explains step-by-step multiple ways to legally buy bitcoin with no attachment to personal information. He then explains how to actually own it, how to use it, protect it and convert to other crypto for speculation or added privacy. The course doubles as a "Bitcoin 101" class and includes everything you need to understand this process from A to Z. No prior knowledge required.

As authorities crack down on cryptocurrencies it is critical to have up-to-date, tested methods for private Bitcoin. There is much confusion about this process. The aim of this course is first to correct the damaging false narratives (by many Bitcoin advocates no less) about what Bitcoin is, and then to show you how to use a purely digital asset to its radical potential. No confusing tech vocabulary. No idealism. No hacker-level computer skills. Only the focused steps to teach you how to make the most radical personal finance decision of your life.


Gabriel Custodiet is the author of a best-selling privacy guide and host of The Watchman Privacy Podcast. He has been living and testing a pure privacy lifestyle for several years.

Joshua Sheats is the host of Radical Personal Finance, which has been downloaded tens of millions of times, and a consultant for high-net-worth individuals. He actively travels the world in search of freedom-respecting jurisdictions for living and for business.



  • Step-by-step video tutorial This course was designed for a lay audience, beginning with a basic understanding of bitcoin, laying out how a self-custodial wallet works, and ultimately discussing various methods for how to acquire, use, protect, and transport cryptocurrency.
  • Bonus #1! Included in this course is a digital privacy tutorial of several hours long that will show you how to properly set up your computer for private engagement.
  • Bonus #2! This course also includes a sizable PDF of Gabriel Custodiet’s recommended crypto services, wallets, websites, books, and podcasts: invaluable crypto resources collected through hundreds of hours of study on the topic.



Module 1: Bitcoin and its Dangers

1.     What is Bitcoin?
2.     What Bitcoin is not
3.     How does one own bitcoin?
4.     Why acquire private bitcoin?
5.     Investing vs acquiring
6.     Basic privacy dangers of bitcoin
7.     KYC dangers
8.     Bitcoin's enemies in privacy
9.     Other Bitcoin privacy considerations

Module 2: Acquire it Privately

1.     Setting up a self-custodial wallet
2.     Sparrow Wallet tutorial
3.     Bitcoin ATMs
4.     Person-to-person transactions
5.     Bitcoin mining (an overview)
6.     Receiving for business/donation

Module 3: Own it Privately

1.     What does bitcoin ownership actually mean?
2.     Protecting your seed phrase
3.     CoinJoin whirlpooling
4.     Hardware wallets
5.     Coldcard tutorial
6.     Running a full node (an overview)

Module 4: Use it Privately

1.     Coin control
2.     Rules of bitcoin use
3.     Phone/mobile wallets
4.     Getting out of bitcoin
5.     Transporting bitcoin

Module 5: Other Crypto + Unregulated Exchanges

1.     Bitcoin superiority?
2.     Monero
3.     Acquisition of other crypto
4.     Exodus Wallet
5.     Non-KYC exchanges
6.     Day trading crypto



Is this only for Bitcoin?
No. The course shows how to make use of non-KYC exchanges to convert one cryptocurrency into a variety of others. Bitcoin will be used as the chief example because of its popularity and the utility that comes from its being widely accepted.


Is this legal?
This course is available worldwide where laws on crypto vary widely. What is legal in one place might not be in another. The producers of this course are not giving financial, taxation, or legal advice, and do not knowingly discuss methods that go against existing laws. This course is informational only. The producers believe that crypto transactions should not be recorded by default but by the willful decision of an individual.


Isn’t this information available on YouTube?
In researching this course Gabriel found information online regarding private crypto either incomplete, incorrect, or overly complex and theoretical. He spent hundreds of hours examining these current methods, speaking with the world’s leading crypto experts, and building his own processes: each ruthlessly tested and digested to a practical, teachable level. Nothing less than this was acceptable for a course on one of the most consequential financial decisions a person can make.

Will the information in this course become outdated?

The world of cryptocurrencies changes almost by the second. This course recognizes that fact and attempts to counter it by providing multiple alternatives to strategies and services suggested, while focusing on fundamental principles that should hold true regardless of what the future holds. I (Gabriel Custodiet) have already added content to the course since its first publication, and will continue to do so.


Where is the login page?

If you have already signed up and are returning, log into the Gumroad main page at You may have to check your email for a confirmation message in order for the course to show up on your profile. The course can then be found under "Library".


Is this a one-time purchase or a subscription?

One-time purchase! And you have access to the course for as long as you want, including any updates we add down the road.


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By purchasing now you gain access to:

Video tutorial
4 hours (audio also available)
Written tutorial
34 pages (single-spaced)
Digital privacy tutorial
3.5 hours of video
PDF of recommended crypto resources
9 pages


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