It may come as something of a surprise but, in certain circles, Bitcoin still has a somewhat poor reputation. Between high-profile hacks and assassins on the dark-web, many high-profile Bitcoin-evangelists are, to put it mildly, interesting characters. Now we can add conspiracy-theory propagation mouthpiece, Alex Jones, to Bitcoin’s illustrious list of champions.
Outspoken conspiracy-theorist and dietary-supplement peddler Alex Jones recently appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where he called cryptocurrencies ‘the future.’
In typical anti-establishment fashion, Jones sowed mistrust about the government-controlled fiat-based economy, saying:
We have a private federal reserve that’s all fiat – I’m not judging anybody, I’m just saying: be careful.
Jones’ support for cryptocurrency is perhaps unsurprising, as last year he was de-platformed by the majority of social media and PayPal. This came as part of the wave of PayPal banning of purportedly right-wing outlets such as Gab and The Hacker…