Max Keiser is an unashamed Bitcoin bull who began investing in the cryptocurrency when it was priced at just one dollar.
But on August 11, the host of the Keiser Report severely undermined his own credibility by tweeting a picture of the World Trade Centre engulfed in flames with the words “If Satoshi had released Bitcoin 10 years earlier, 9/11 would never have happened”.
It’s difficult to even understand the thought process behind such a ridiculous tweet
Keiser attempted to explain himself in another tweet: “Yep. My point being, that all things considered, had it launched 10 yrs earlier… What we can look forward to is the BTC protocol stopping future such events as it impacts our collective unconscious in a positive way.”
In another missive he said: “#Bitcoin is changing humanity. It’s impacting our collective unconscious. It’s fast-evolving is, as a species away from these types of events.”
Let’s be frank: That is some batshit crazy Bitcoin utopian nonsense unparalleled in a sea of crazy Bitcoin utopian nonsense infecting social media.
Bitcoin is not changing humanity and it’s not impacting on our collective unconscious in a way that will prevent terrorist attacks.
Here at Micky, we like Keiser a lot. He has a sharp mind and the good taste to even retweet our stories once in a while. But this is a genuinely terrible take.
It’s not even difficult to disprove. Ten years ago, shortly after Bitcoin had just been invented, there were 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
In 2017, according to OurWorldInData and the Global Terrorism Database that had increased by almost 500% to 65. Bitcoin clearly had zero impact.
In the UK, terrorist incidents increased from 23 to 122 over the same period and worldwide they doubled from 4721 to more than 10,000.
The sad truth of the matter is that cryptocurrency actually facilitates terrorist attacks. Privacy coins such as Monero and Zcash are one of the major sources of funding for terror groups and for terrorist states such as North Korea.
ZeroPass replied on behalf of us all saying “Dude, you are making us all look bad.”
Maarz tweeted: “What a dumb thing to say.”
Keiser has expressed conspiracy theories about 9/11 in the past and promoted the idea that the WTC based trading firm Cantor Fitzgerald had foreknowledge of the WTC attack and sought to profit from it by buying options on US airlines.
That’s despite the fact 658 of its employees died in the World trade centre.
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