The moment many conspiracy-minded bitcoin enthusiasts have been waiting for arrived yesterday when Info Wars muckraker Alex Jones compared bitcoin to a “power of fire” gifted from the gods to humankind. The bold commentary took place in the context of a Max Keiser interview, in which the Keiser Report host declared a new $400,000 target for bitcoin. The two discussed the freedom-forged properties of the permissionless money, the global economy, and the coronavirus connection.
Keiser Predicts $400K Bitcoin, Jones Explains Initial Hesitance to Jump in
“I’m raising my official target for the first time in eight years,” Keiser told Jones in a February 17 video interview. “I’m raising it to $400,000.” The BTC maximalist proceeded to argue that it is not too late to get into the revolutionary money of the future, and in fact, it’s just the beginning. “So this is your new chance to make the bitcoin phenomenon work for you, Alex Jones.” Keiser clarified that the $400K target is based on the value of gold, and called bitcoin “gold 2.0.”
For his part, Jones claimed the reason he hasn’t gotten into bitcoin for the last decade was a lack of understanding it fully enough to promote to his audience. Interestingly, the Austin-based libertarian stopped Keiser as he called Bitcoin Cash and other non-BTC cryptos a “scam” and said:
This is your opinion, I don’t even really know who these guys are … That’s another reason I’ve stayed away from it, it’s all the fighting in the cryptocurrencies, I don’t like infighting.
On the show,