World’s biggest podcaster, Joe Rogan, has a ‘lot of hope’ for crypto

Controversial
comedian
and
commentator
Joe
Rogan
said
that
he
“has
a
lot
of
hope”
for
cryptocurrencies
in
a
recent
podcast
interview.

In
the
1,760th
Saturday episode
of
his
podcast,

The
Joe
Rogan
Experience
,
Rogan
discussed
the
future
of
crypto
with
fellow
podcaster
Adam
Curry.
Rogan’s
podcast
has
an
estimated
11
million
listeners
per
episode
despite
Spotify’s
attempts
to
censor
some
of
the
more
offensive
episodes.

Rogan,
whose
podcast
took
the
top

spot

as
most
popular
on
Spotify
in
2021,
stated:

“It’s
either
going
to
fall
apart
completely,
or
we’re
going
to
use
this
as
an
opportunity
to
right
the
ship
and
come
up
with
a
better
way
to
live
our
lives.”

Curry
is
the
host
of
the
right-wing
podcast

No
Agenda,

which
has
been
criticized
by
the
mainstream
media
and
medical
community
for
promoting
conspiracy
theories.

Curry
explained
that
“there
is
a
whole
slew
of
young
people
who
are
just
opting
out,
and
they
are
moving
to
build
parallel
systems
and
parallel
networks,”
before
adding,
“I’m
on
the
Bitcoin
train
because
I
believe
my
money
is
safer
there.”

“The
money
system
is
broken.
It
causes
inflation;
it
causes
misery;
it
causes
wars
because
it
is
linked
to
oil.”

Rogan’s
vision
for
the
metaverse

Rogan
and
Curry
also
discussed
the
possibilities
of
a
“Silicon-Valley-controlled”

digital
metaverse
 and
the
potential
role
of
nonfungible
tokens
in
this
space.

Rogan
theorized
a
future
where
companies
come
up
with
their
own
digital
tokens
that
customers
would
need
to
use
to
purchase
their
products.

“Apple
could
easily
do
that,”
Rogan
said,
adding,
“You
would
buy
coins,
and
through
those
coins,
you
would
buy
products…
It’s
almost
like
another
version
of
stocks
or
something.”

However,
Curry
wasn’t
convinced,
saying,
“That’s
not
the
plan,”
and
he
expects
powerful
institutions
and
governments
will
instead
set
their
sights
on
central
bank
digital
currencies.

“You
will
have
crypto.
You
will
have
a
digital
wallet.
It
will
be
directly
from
the
Federal
Reserve
to
you.
And
there
will
be
little
retail
banking

that
just
won’t
happen
anymore.”



Related:




Cash
App
for
Comment:
Joe
Rogan
Tells
200M
Listeners
to
Buy
Bitcoin

Despite
the
podcasters’
positive
appraisal
of
crypto,
many
members
of
the
community
remained
skeptical.
In
a
Reddit

post

to
the
r/Cryptocurrency
subreddit,
user
u/thenudelman
commented,
“An
endorsement
from
Captain
Pseudoscience.
Coulda
done
without
it.”
Another
user,
u/Dubsy
101
added,
“He’s
an
idiot
and
the
last
person
we
want
associated
with
Crypto.”

Both
Rogan
and
Curry
have
proved
to
be
highly
controversial
figures
in
the
crypto
space
and
beyond.
Rogan
is
known
for
his
vocal
rejection
of
“political
correctness”
and
has
received
criticism
in
the
past
for
making
racist,
sexist
and
transphobic
jokes.

In
July
2021,
CashApp
paid
Rogan
to

tell
his
listeners
to
buy
Bitcoin

(BTC),
and
he
accepted
a
BTC
payment
of
$100,000
in
November.

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