In yesterday’s episode of the “Joe Rogan Experience” (JRE) podcast, Adam Curry, who along with Dave Winer is consider to have invented podcasting in 2003, talked about Bitcoin with Joe Rogan, the American comedian and UFC color commentator.
Curry, who became MTV’s first VJ in 1987, is currently one of the two co-hosts of the “No Agenda” podcast.
As for Rogan, it is estimated that the JRE podcast is downloaded around 200 million times per month, and that it brought Rogan around $30 million last year, making him probably the most successful podcaster in the world.
Rogan’s huge popularity with people of all ages and political beliefs is what pushed music/podcast streaming service Spotify to sign an exclusive multi-year deal with Rogan back in May.
On Tuesday (September), for episode #1533 of the JRE podcast (which was produced for the first time in Austin, Texas, where Rogan recently moved to from California), Rogan talked to Curry about a wide range of subject, one of which was Bitcoin.
Part way through the interview, Curry talked about how all the Silicon Valley companies want to “be your bank” and control how people spend their money.
Curry then turned the conversation to Bitcoin, saying:
“Let me tell you, the apocalypse is coming, and you’re going to need a Bitcoin—at least, one.”
Rogan then asked Curry if he had become “a Bitcoin salesman.”
“No, I was very anti-Bitcoin…until I sold a shitload of them at like $900… I got them for Nothing. People just gave them to me in the beginning…”
Rogan then asked why we need to care so much about just one cryptocurrency (i.e. Bitcoin) and that if Bitcoin became the standard digital currency, was there no chance it could be somehow manipulated in the future.
“Ten years of data have shown that Bitcoin really is the only one that you can trust…”that’s really the only one that you cannot manipulate, and all of the other coins are based off of it…”
In episode #1515 of the JRE podcast (which was released on July 28), while reading an ad for the Cash App. Rogan said thathe loves Bitcoin:
“You probably already know the Cash App is the easiest way for you to send money between your friends and family without having to hold on to that dirty paper cash, but the Cash App is also the best way for you to buy Bitcoin.
“With the Cash App, you can automatically purchase Bitcoin daily, weekly, or even bi-weekly; [this is] known in the industry as ‘stacking sats’.
“Sats is short for Satoshi, the legendary person who created Bitcoin. I don’t even know if that’s their real name. It’s one of those weird things where the internet has always tried to figure out who it is.
“But Bitcoin, what is is for sure, is a transformational digital currency that acts as a decentralized peer-to-peer payment network powered by its users with no central authority.
“I love it.
“I wish it was the way we exchanged currency and maybe it will be in the future…”
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