I’ve seen a lot of wild stuff happen in cryptocurrencies over the years, like when a guy mined Bitcoin with an NES or when some shitheel accidentally locked up $150 million of other people’s virtual money for good.
But last night’s InfoWars broadcast—the conspiracy-peddling, colloidal silver-hawking, Trump-loving talk show hosted by angry ripe tomato Alex Jones—may have been peak Bitcoin. A long-simmering debate (some called it a “civil war”) between Bitcoin users and supporters of a forked coin called Bitcoin Cash spilled over into the realm of false flags and evil globalists in the weirdest way possible.
Jones hosted a segment that promised to get to the heart of, as Jones called it, a “globalist-directed civil war inside crypto.” To discuss this topic, Jones invited the man formerly known as “Bitcoin Jesus,” Roger Ver. I say formerly, because while Ver was an evangelist for Bitcoin in its early days, he’s now gone all-in on Bitcoin Cash. The acrimony between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash supporters is intense, and often ideological. Ver has felt the brunt of much of the online vitriol.
Jones rambled about trans cyborg conspiracies and other standard InfoWars fare before getting to his interview with Ver, in which Ver said that organized trolling campaigns are being organized against Bitcoin Cash. Jones said he could relate.
“Thousands of people in office buildings with big boards up there commanding the attacks, running them, the bots, then they claim the Russians are doing it, when they’re in the Stone Age with this stuff,” Jones said. “And it’s all big megabanks and big globalists, and youre saying that appears to be going on?”
“That exact thing has been going on in Bitcoin,” Ver answered. He later explained that the current chairman of the Bilderberg Group (the secretive meetings of the global elite are a favourite topic of Jones’) was formerly CEO of an insurance company that through its investment arm invested in Canadian Bitcoin company Blockstream. This apparently resonated with Jones.
“I don’t know anything about any of this stuff, I’m just trying to work through it, but it makes a lot of sense, what this guy is saying,” Jones said.
There was some live phone-in trolling from a Bitcoin supporter during the segment as well, which is really just the icing on this big ole layer cake of bizarreness. “Who knew the future would look like this?” Jones wondered aloud.