Famous podcast commentator, James Joseph Rogan, popularly referred to as Joe Rogan talked up Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies with Killer Mike and what impacts they could have on the United States, on his latest podcast session.
Make America Great Again
Joe is notably known as an actor and comedian who switched careers in 2009 and started his now popular podcast show called The Joe Rogan Experience. In the latest episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, the former actor had Killer Mike of Run the Jewels as a guest, as the two explored issues in the modern American society, and conscious efforts that could be made to solve those issues.
Among the rising issues is the current clamor by the US President, Donald Trump to resuscitate the manufacturing sector in the country, and to encourage modern developments in technological and related fields. The lofty objective has led to the ongoing tariff war between China and the United States, and the results have been both positive and negative.
Joe Rogan has slightly different ideas though, and he has highlighted the major notion shared by most Americans has a probable way of solving the issue. Since many believe that the poor sections in the United States are responsible for a large percentage of the crimes in the country, reducing the rate of poverty in the country should assume significant priority. And one way of solving the dilemma, as agreed with his guest rapper is to start an efficient movement which Joe dubbed ‘rentrification.’ According to Joe, if successful people who emerge from lower classes could buy property in those areas to encourage development, the country would be in the right direction to achieving its aim. The conversation would afterward deliberately steer to cryptocurrencies after Rogan suddenly asked Mike, “How much, if any, are you paying attention to things like cryptocurrencies?”
“You can’t throw coins in clubs”
Killer Mike himself has not been invested in the subject of cryptocurrencies as he admitted he hadn’t really paid the evolving sector much attention. While he has been active in stocks, heavily investing in S&P 500, and even gifting his wife some of his stocks, he has not yet entertained the thoughts of virtual assets.
Joe, however, was more enthusiastic about the subject; cryptocurrencies could just become the answer to a lot of monopoly and manipulations going in banks and international financial institutions. He enthused:
“I’m fascinated by them. The idea of a decentralized economy. […] The amount of money that banks control. If you just stop and think about what goes on with the Federal Reserve and what goes on with all the money. And how much a dollar is worth overseas,… if there was a thing that we could all rely on that wasn’t controlled by a group of people who have a vested interest in profiting off this pile of money. If it was sort of a Bitcoin-like thing, it would be a really different world.“
While Killer Mike was also enthusiastic about the idea of a decentralized economy and cryptocurrencies replacing dollar bills, he noted rather amusedly that digital coins can’t be thrown in parties and clubs!