Popular podcaster Joe Rogan recently received Bitcoin (BTC). In his most recent podcast with Khalil Rountree, a famous mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Rogan explained that BTC is something the “government has not seen coming.”
“I think of Bitcoin as much as I think of the early internet. They [the government] I didn’t see it coming and now it’s a viable form of currency — you can actually buy things with it. “
Rogan explained that there will be a time when “any government” will implement “a centralized currency that they can control,” with the intent of “limiting what you spend your money on.” Bitcoin is out of government control because it is a decentralized and unauthorized payment network.
Rogan is a vocal supporter of Bitcoin, having first spoken about the world’s largest cryptocurrency in 2014. Rogan explained to Andreas Antonopoulos in 2016 that he was “all in” on a Bitcoin team when the price was below $ 1,000.
2021 was the year when popular celebrities called for crypto, Joe Rogan’s conviction about Bitcoin skyrocketed and evolved.
Rogan ventured deeper into the Bitcoin rabbit hole: In just January of this year, Rogan had hopes for Bitcoin but explained that it could still “collapse.” In yesterday’s MMA podcast, Rogan’s conviction shone through.
His MMA podcast is part of the “experience”, and Khalil Rountree was a former guest. In the YouTube excerpt with a focus on Bitcoin, Khalil Rountree shares his “Bitcoin awakening,” discussing how his family never had “generational wealth” before BTC.
Rountree is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Admitting that he is not a technical or financial guy, he is “excited” about the technology, and attended Bitcoin Miami 2022.
Rountree cited North Korean Chinese defector Yeonmi Park, a spokesman for Bitcoin Miami 2022, who escaped the regime thanks to Bitcoin and its freedom properties.
YouTube comments on the episode are hopeful that Jack Mallers, the CEO of Strike, will be featured soon, or unsuccessfully, by another Bitcoin maxi, Jack Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter.
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For one Bitcoiner on Twitter, Michael Saylor appearing on the JRE would create the same excitement as a spot exchange fund (ETF):
Exactly right – @saylor going on the @joerogan A podcast is the next big catalyst for increased awareness and adoption of #Bitkoin as the healthiest money in the world. Or the SEC allowing $ GBTC convert to spot ETF. @GaryGensler @BarrySilbert @Sonnenshein
– Dr. Ben Kim (@Ben_Kim) May 3, 2022