• Time Limit – If entry is a video or audio recording, try to keep it under 5 minutes. Editing is allowed.
  • Keep it Legal
  • Mediums – Social Media (twitter, instagram, youtube, etc), Phone calls, E-mails, in-person interaction


Chris is the judge, along with featured guests. Submissions will be played, followed by the judges commentary. The judge(s) will choose the winners of the 1st and 2nd Rounds.

Round 1 & 2

  • Competitors in each region have to compete 1 on 1. Each participant submits an entry consisting of their attempted contact for their given region. With the overall goal of bringing awareness to the ponzi scheme that is the US Dollar Standard.
  • Examples of submission include but are not limited to:
    – Phone calls
    – Emails
    – Tweets with responses
    – Video confrontation

Round 3
Social Media Awareness

  • Select specific agreed upon social media platform and whoever trends higher on that social media platform is the winner and advances to the finals.

CFTC Notification

  • Whoever gets closest to contacting Rostin Benham in person is the winner and advances to the finals.
  • Requires proof of contact’s relationship with Rostin and response.

Final Round

  • Whoever can go viral.
  • If both participants go viral, they both win.

Submission Rules

– Participants must adhere to the following:

  1. Utilize Social Media, Phone Calls, E-mails, etc. to contact a person/business, and call out the manipulation of the silver market.
  2. Include a brief summary (under 5 minutes) of the interaction and/or description thereof,  via video or audio recording.
  3. Group all assets documenting the interaction including links, images, recordings, etc. into a folder labelled with your name (ex. John-Doe_Arcadia)
  4. Submit folder to the Google Drive link provided by September 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
  5. This competition has a multiple week season. If that’s not something you can do, but would like to participate in a one-time competition, click here.

Submit your entry by clicking the button below:

Got any ideas?

Here's an example of what you can do to be part of the Silver Showdown:

Welcome to the Arcadia Economic Silver Manipulation Evidence room. 

Where you can click on the file of your choice and send it to your favorite government official or oversight committee!

To contact Emily German of the House Agriculture Committee Commodity Exchanges, who is responsible for oversight of the CFTC, email:

To read the letter to House Financial Services Committee Representative Maxine Waters:

To contact Representative Waters Los Angeles office call: (323) 757-8900

To contact Representative Waters Washington office call: (202) 225-2201

To contact Representative Waters’ office by email go to:

To contact the House Committee on Financial Services by phone call: (202) 225-4247

To contact the House Committee on Financial Services by email:

To contact the Senate Banking committee by phone call: (202) 224-7391

Here’s a sample message that you can just copy and paste, and send along with the evidence files:

Dear Representative Waters (or insert the appropriate name of whoever you are contacting),

I am writing to alert you of the overwhelming evidence of financial market manipulation by J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs, who have been caught manipulating the silver price on a repeated basis.

I have attached the files that contain clear and easy to understand evidence that’s been compiled by an analyst named Chris Marcus of Arcadia Economics, and if you have further questions for him, you can contact him through

Sincerely your constituent,

To read the letter sent to acting CFTC commissioner Rostin Behnam regarding his comments about the J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs voted market structure that “tamped down” the silver price:

To read the first round of evidence Chris Marcus submitted to the 
CFTC’s TPS report whistleblower program on February 12:

To read the second round of evidence Chris Marcus submitted to the CFTC’s TPS report whistleblower program on April 6: