The controversial podcaster said that crypto will either “fall apart completely,” or will give society an opportunity to come up with a “better way to live our lives.”
Controversial comic and commentator Joe Rogan said that he “has a lot of hope” for cryptocurrencies in a latest podcast interview.
In the 1760th Jan. 8 episode of his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan mentioned the future of crypto with fellow podcaster, Adam Curry. Rogan’s podcast has an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, regardless of Spotify’s attempts to censor some of the more offensive episodes.
Rogan, whose podcast took the top spot as most famous on Spotify for the duration of 2021, stated:
“It’s both going to fall aside completely, or we’re going to use this as an possibility to right the ship and come up with a better way to live our lives,”
Curry is the host of right-wing podcast “No Agenda” which has been criticized by means of the mainstream media and medical community for promoting conspiracy theories.
Curry explained that “there is a whole slew of younger humans who are just opting out, and they are moving to construct parallel structures and parallel networks,” before adding, “I’m on the Bitcoin train because I agree with my money is safer there.”
“The money system is broken. It reasons inflation, it motives misery, it reasons wars because it is linked to oil.”
Rogan’s vision for the Metaverse
Rogan and Curry additionally discussed the chances of a “Silicon-Valley-controlled” digital Metaverse, and the potential role of NFTs in this space.
Rogan theorized a future where organizations come up with their very own digital tokens which customers would want to use to buy their products.
“Apple could easily do that,” Rogan said, “you would purchase coins, and through these coins you would buy products… It’s almost like any other version of stocks or something.”
However, Curry wasn’t convinced, saying “that’s now not the plan,” and he expects powerful establishments and governments will as an alternative set their sights on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
“You will have crypto. You will have a digital wallet. It will be at once from the Federal Reserve to you. And there will be little retail banking – that just won’t show up anymore.”
Despite the podcasters’ positive appraisal of crypto, many members of the community remained skeptical. In a Reddit post to the r/Cryptocurrency subreddit, one user “thenudelman” commented, “An endorsement from Captain Pseudoscience. Coulda done without it.” Another user, “Dubsy 101” added, “He’s an idiot and the last person we want associated with Crypto.”
Both Rogan and Curry have proved to be fairly controversial figures in the crypto space and beyond. Rogan is acknowledged 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 widely wide-spread a BTC payment of $100,000 in November.
Disclaimer: These are the writer’s opinions and should not be considered investment advice. Readers should do their own research.