Maybe “bitcoin bros” aren’t really a thing after all

You may have noticed that when we use the term “Bitcoin Bro” – or “Crypto Bro” – we tend to get some heat in the comment section. Some people think it’s a sexist term (because it apparently excludes the numerous women who call Kryptoland home); some think that it is wrongly portraying crypto culture as a macho, fraternal pursuit (while its focus is actually much more noble: “increasing economic freedom” or “democratizing finance” or something).

Some people even wrote to the editor of the FT to complain that we are called Bitcoin brothers, so we had to put an asterisk next to the names of those who do not identify themselves as such, with an explanation. Just so our readers know.

A large Bitcoin conference took place in Miami over the weekend: “Bitcoin 2021”. We do not want to cause any more beef, so we will not use such labels on this occasion. However, we would just like to leave you a few highlights.

For example, there was this guy, “Nico ZM”, CEO of BitVolt Mining. . .

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… who said to loud applause during a panel entitled “Toxic Maximalism: A Feature not a Bug” (you can watch the video here):

Not only do I think bitcoin’s toxicity is important, it is absolutely necessary, and if you are against bitcoin’s toxicity, you are against bitcoin. And if you are against bitcoin, you are against freedom. Period.

There were these guys and their “GOAT” entry – MicroStrategy CEO “Gigachad” Michael Saylor and Bitcoin evangelist Max Keizer:


Here is a screenshot of the crowd from this video:

You can almost smell the estrogen, right?

Of course, the Winkelevii were there too. Here they are with definitely-not-Bitcoin-brother Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, founder of Bitcoin Pizza, a company with the disruptive idea of ​​delivering pizza and letting you pay for it in Bitcoin dollars:

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As you can see, one of the twins is pointing at his RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE t-shirt in an incredibly radical act of anarchy. Who would have thought it would be so easy to take a stand against Wall Street? Every scared teen from the 90s was clearly on something.

As Pomp put it:

He’s right. One must not forget that people must be indoctrinated into freedom:

Speaking of Twitter, crypto-Rasputin @Jack was there too, wearing a Bitcoin-Orange-T:

Jack Dorsey © AFP via Getty Images

But we don’t want to be unfair – there were also some women! Here are two:

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Meanwhile, as another sign of what an absolutely wonderful time it is to be alive, the President of El Salvador is now wearing laser eyes on his Twitter profile after announcing at the conference that Bitcoin is now in Country legal tender is:

Bitcoin Bros: definitely not a thing.

Related links:
What do women want? Some crypto-flavored mansplaining, apparently – FT Alphaville
Let’s not try to make ‘crypto chick’ one thing – FT Alphaville
At a crypto conference in New York, it feels like 2017 again – FT Alphaville

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