Old game

I’ve noticed for a while that influencers who are realistic about most aspects of the fucked-up world are also selling bitcoin.

This shibboleth works both ways in a perfect balance. Influencers who are strongly opposed to bitcoin are perfectly orthodox about all other aspects. They agree with DNC/CNN/MSNBC on all topics except bitcoin.

There’s a third group of well-paid professional semi-skeptics. Vice salutes a group of ‘detectives’ who are warning suckers about the subscams within bitcoin, and simultaneously pushing the big scam.

“I’m by no means anti-crypto, but I am anti-scams and there’s a lot of scams in crypto. It’s the wild wild west out there. And the regulators are just a little slow to catch up right now. So the crypto community has to figure out how to self monitor.”

These selective detectives are making a lot of money. Some of them are paid by major bitcoin companies. This is an OLD game. Expert scammers always warn people to avoid the “bad side” of the scam, thus funneling the suckers into the swindler who gives the warning.