Joe Rogan sees Bitcoin as a viable form of currency

Popular podcaster Joe Rogan just has reaffirmed his support for Bitcoin.

In his most recent podcast with Khalil Rountree, a renowned mixed martial (MMA) fighter, Rogan explained that Bitcoin is something that the “government didn’t see coming.”

“I think of Bitcoin the same way I think of the early internet. They [the government] didn’t see it coming and now it’s a viable form of currency–you can actually buy things with it.”

Rogan explained that there will be a time when “some government” will implement a “centralized currency that they can control,” with the intention to “limit what you spend your money on.”

Bitcoin is outside of government control, as it is a decentralized and permissionless payment network.

Rogan is a vocal Bitcoin supporter, having first spoken about the world’s largest cryptocurrency in 2014. Rogan explained to Andreas Antonopoulos in 2016 that he was “all in” on team Bitcoin when the price was under $1,000.

The Joe Rogan Experience is Spotify’s most popular show, reportedly reaching over 11 million listeners per episode.

Rountree is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. While admitting he’s not a tech or finance guy, he is “excited” about the technology, and attended Bitcoin Miami 2022.

Rountree cited the North Korean defector china Yeonmi Park, a speaker at Bitcoin Miami 2022 who escaped the regime thanks to Bitcoin and its freedom properties.

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