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 take a bit of heat in the comments section. Some people think it’s a sexist term (because apparently it excludes the many women who inhabit cryptoland); some think he unfairly portrays crypto culture as a macho, bro-ish pursuit (when in reality his goal is much loftier:”increase economic freedom“, Where “democratize finance“, or something).

Some people even wrote to the editor of the FT complaining about being called brother bitcoin so we had to insert an asterisk next to the names of those who do not identify as such when we use the term, with an explanatory note. Just to let our readers know.

Well over the weekend, a big bitcoin conference was held in Miami: “Bitcoin 2021”. We don’t want to talk beef anymore, so we won’t impose such labels on this occasion. However, we would just like to leave you with some highlights.

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


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

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

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

Here’s a still from that video, showing the crowd:

You can almost smell the estrogen, can’t you?

The Winkelevii were also present, of course. Here they are with definitely-not-a-bro-bitcoin Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, founder of Bitcoin Pizza, a company with the disruptive idea of ​​delivering pizza and letting you pay for it in bitcoins dollars:

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As you can see, in an incredibly radical act of anarchy, one of the twins points to his RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE t-shirt. Who knew it was so easy to take a stand against Wall Street? Every 90s angsty teenager was clearly onto something.

As Pomp said:

He is right. Although it should not be forgotten that people must be indoctrinated to freedom:

Speaking of Twitter, crypto Rasputin @Jack was there too, sporting a bitcoin-orange T:

Jack Dorsey © AFP via Getty Images

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

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Meanwhile, in another sign of what a wonderful time it is to be alive, the President of El Salvador now sport laser eyes on his Twitter profile, after announcing at the conference that bitcoin is now legal tender in the country:

Bros Bitcoin: definitely not a thing.

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

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