Chapter 181 – Monopoly
“I don’t think 100 billion dollars is enough to warrant such confidence.”
“100 billion dollars is a number the media happened to pick. Do I really need to tell you that I am wealthier than that?”
Woosung looked at his watch.
“Tic, toc.” Woosung continued quickly, “I just got 10 million dollars richer. How much do you get paid per year? 100 million?”
Julia laughed quietly at Woosung’s joke. Jeremy continued to glare at Woosung angrily.
Woosung continued with a smile, “Tic, toc. Time’s running out. I could be making 10 million dollars every second, yet I am spending this time with you. Why do you think I’m doing this?”
Jeremy remained silent.
Woosung continued, “It’s because I can make even more money with you. I just don’t understand why you won’t accept such a great opportunity like this.”
“The government will never allow it.”
Woosung laughed loudly. “Chairman, I think you don’t understand the situation. The government has no power over us. People like us control this world, not the government.”
Jeremy swallowed. Woosung was obviously determined. It was clear that Woosung would go through with this plan with whoever that would accept his offer. Woosung continued, “China has the most to gain by destroying the dollar system. If Korea, China, and Japan decide to designate this cryptocurrency as the common currency of Asia, it will be game over. Like I said before, I am ready. Do you know why I am trying to convince you?”
Jeremy shook his head.
Woosung answered, “China will be hard to control, but US is at least well-ordered and law-abiding.”
“I can’t give you my answer right now.”
“One week and no longer. That’s the best I can give you. If not, I will continue without JP.”
Jeremy stood up silently.
When he left, Julia sighed deeply and asked Woosung, “Boss, was that really necessary? He could cause us a lot of damage by getting the Federal Reserve Bank involved.”
Woosung replied calmly, “It’s something we need to overcome at some point anyway.”
“But the longer we can delay it…”
Woosung laughed, “Haha, Julia, you graduated 3 years ago, right?”
“You’re so naïve.”
Julia reddened, “W… what do you mean?”
Woosung took a sip of his wine and answered.
“Do you really think Jeremy and the Federal Reserve Bank don’t know about our plan? They already do. They are just doing their own calculations to see which decision would get them the most profit.”
“So they already know?”
“That’s right. The problem is, however, something like this has never happened so it’s not possible for them to calculate the outcome accurately.”
“We need to get this done ASAP. We need to take the initiative and be the first to do it.”
When Julia stammered, Woosung teased her, “What is this? Are you getting drunk already? You are so red.”
“No, it’s not like that!”
Julia gulped down a glass of wine and glanced at Woosung. He stood up to the CEO of JP Morgan. His confidence was very attractive.
Woosung said to Julia quietly, “We will become even busier soon, but it will be worth it. After we accomplish this, you will be world-famous. You will also become very rich. Just keep up the good work.”
Suddenly, Julia kissed him.
Woosung flinched and stammered, “J, Julia, stop kidding around.”
“Why do you think I’m kidding?”
Julia got closer to him.
Woosung’s heart beat fast.
Julia said to him in a husky voice, “Boss, don’t you think our last night in New York should be special?” She took another sip of wine seductively and continued, “I’m at room 1302. Don’t forget.”
Julia left the room slowly. Woosung took a deep breath.
Jeremy made a conference call to the CEOs of Citi and Bank of America.
Jeremy said to them, “I just met with him. He won’t stop.”
Citi’s Michel Ryan replied, “He is crazy.”
Bank of America’s Sandy Warnick added, “He is just a young pup.”
Jeremy closed his eyes for a second. He remembered the meeting.
“It’s not like that. He is more than we expected. He could become dangerous. We need to do something.”
Michael answered, “You are the only one who met him in person so I trust your judgment. To be honest, my company already bought about a million bitcoins just in case.”
Sandy added, “I got about 1.5 million of them.”
Jeremy said to them, “We have about 2 million bitcoins…”
Sandy asked, “So doesn’t this mean we should accept his deal? If we miss this chance…”
“He is too big to destroy, but it’s too risky to work with him.”
Jeremy suddenly changed the subject. “You all know the Korean company Daeyang.”
“It’s famous for its semiconductor, yes.”
“I heard Daeyang is investigating Kang Woosung. They plan to frame him as a national traitor who got a foreign sponsor.”
Michael murmured evilly, “So perhaps we should help Daeyang…”
Sandy added, “We can also use another company to start a patent lawsuit against him.”
“I will try to get help from the government.”
“That’s our plan then.”
The conference call ended finally. Jeremy leaned back in his chair. He couldn’t stop the feeling of the upcoming doom.
New billionaires were born every day, but Kang Woosung was different. Where did he come from? How was he able to do what he does?
Jeremy sighed deeply.