American comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan recently stated in his podcast that he has a lot of “hope” for cryptocurrencies, while also admitting that he doesn’t understand cryptocurrencies very well at all.
As the host of the popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience”, Joe Rogan’s views are some of the most consumed media products in the US with an average of 11 million views per episode. On his January 8th episode, Rogan discussed cryptocurrencies and the metaverse with public figure Adam Curry.
In the podcast interview Curry outlined his belief in Bitcoin and shared his dislike of the traditional banking system, stressing that while he is a Bitcoin suporter, he has doubts when it comes to any cryptocurrency that can be controlled, including Ethereum.
“I have a lot of hope for cryptocurrencies, I don’t know too much about them but Bitcoin and Ethereum seem to be the ones that people in the know talk about the most”
“It’s either going to go one way or the other, it’s either going to fall apart completely, or we are going to use this as an opportunity to right the ship and come up with a better way to live our lives”
Curry, who is the host of right-wing podcast “No Agenda”, brought up the fact that while Bitcoin cannot be inflated, other cryptocurrencies do not have an unchangeable supply, which in his eyes is problematic:
“The difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum is that in Bitcoin there will only be 21 million, it cannot be changed, it cannot be inflated, and you cannot say the same for Ethereum.”
The pair also talked about theNFTs, and the metaverse, with Rogan theorizing a scenario in which companies such as Apple could create their own tokens to purchase their products. Curry, however, retorted using the example of Facebook and its failed Libra coin. Instead, Curry noted that CBDCs would be the future of digital currencies.
While Rogan may have admitted that he lacks a through knowledge of crypto, with an average global audience of over 11 million per episode, the podcaster is no stranger to bringing up controversial topics with even more controversial hosts.
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