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Vive la Bitcoin: Max Keiser Suggests French Protesters Could Bring Down Government with Crypto

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:18
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Alex Dovbnya
Bitcoin as the official currency of the Sixth French Republic? The idea is not far-fetched if Bitcoin gives people sovereignty from banks
Vive la Bitcoin: Max Keiser Suggests French Protesters Could Bring Down Government with Crypto
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France’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters keep occupying the streets of Paris as well as the pages of major newspapers around the globe. A TV personality and Bitcoin evangelist, Max Keiser, took to Twitter to explain how Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, could help the cause.

Understanding the current French crisis

The French working class rebellion has been on everyone’s lips for weeks. What started as a protest against increasing the fuel tax now is more reminiscent of a full-fledged revolution. Even after the government backtracked on its initial proposal, the protests didn’t fade away. In hindsight, it becomes clear that the protest was not only about the mounting frustration with fuel prices — it is a major anti-government uprising of the French middle-class.

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Fighting the government with crypto

Max Keiser, a financial expert who is known as a huge proponent of cryptocurrencies, suggests that Bitcoin could actually solve the current crisis. Earlier today, he took to Twitter to make a controversial statement about bringing down the country’s banking system by converting all cash to Bitcoin. Keiser goes as far as suggesting that Bitcoin could potentially become the official currency of their 5th Republique.

He further explains that if indignant protestors start converting fiat currency into crypto en masse, it will trigger a major bull run with 20 percent of it being withdrawn. Subsequently, it will trigger another major bull run.

Rebel, rebel!  

Bitcoin, with its anarchist roots, has always been involved in different political causes. As U.Today reported back in August, British far-right activist Tommy Robinson received a substantial amount of cryptocurrency donations while imprisoned.

Although, a study revealed that anarchists and libertarians are not the only political forces that are waging a war against centralized banks. In fact, liberals and conservatives represent 48 percent of all poll participants.


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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at