Bill burr, one of the most popular comedians in the world, has revealed he decided to invest in bitcoin during an episode of the Bill Bert Podcast, in which bitcoin bull Anthony Pompliano was a guest.
Pompliano, a co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, explained how banks are unable to provide their clients with a protection of over $250,000 from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for some accounts.
The message seemingly resonated with Burr, who has a net worth of about $12 million and could lose a significant portion of it in the event of a financial crisis that takes banks down with it. The comedian then addressed “unqualified” bankers using his money to make a profit, and claimed they inflated the housing market, before confessing he plans to buy bitcoin.
You create this whole f… bubble and when the whole thing goes to s… you still get a f… bonus and you're only gonna give me 250 off my million bucks? How is that f… legal? I’m getting Bitcoin! F… this s…
Burr and his co-host and comedian Bert Kreischer, throughout the podcast, quizzed Pompliano on the financial system, inflation, the history of cryptocurrency, and various other financial topics.
Eventually, the conversation turned to the price of bitcoin and how cryptocurrencies are stored and used. Pompliano suggested Burr could accept bitcoin payments for his comedy shows, and Kreischer showed interest in mining cryptocurrencies.
Throughout the podcast Burr and Bert also kept things entertaining with humorous statements, including “bitcoin is like Cardi B: you’ve heard of her, but never heard her songs.” On Twitter various users reacted positively to Pompliano and the podcast’s topic, with Burr sharing some of the feedback on his profile:
— Bill Burr (@billburr) July 2, 2020
Others volunteered to send Burr some bitcoin so he can start using it and become more familiar with it, while others cautioned there are also a lot of not-so-good things in the cryptocurrency space.
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