While we’re just a month away from the 18th Anniversary of the terror attacks of 11th September 2001, a tweet from Heisenberg Capital co-founder and CEO, Max Keiser has created great controversy. In his tweet a couple of days ago, Keiser claimed that Bitcoin could’ve prevented 9/11, had Satoshi Nakamoto introduced it before the attacks.
— Max Keiser, tweet poet. (@maxkeiser) August 11, 2019
Keiser is a big whale of Bitcoin investment and has been investing in the apex cryptocurrency when it cost a mere $1. He was also among the first people to predict that Bitcoin will cross a million-dollar price point in the next few years. So all in all, he is a big-time Bitcoin bull advocate, which isn’t anything unique in an industry full of optimism. There are experts, including Keiser, who believe that Bitcoin could put an end to a lot of anti-social activities, including terror funding, and money laundering.
However, Keiser’s claim that Bitcoin could prevent the horrific attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre (WTO), might not go down well with those affected, or the families who lost their loved ones, or any American citizen for that matter. Listing the benefits of Bitcoin is one thing, but making such claims show the insensitivity and overzealousness of the crypto industry.
While there have been some bizarre claims ever since cryptocurrencies came into existence, this one might be more sentimentally upsetting for many. In another couple of tweets, Keiser attempted to back his claim by saying,
Yep. My point being, that all things considered, had it launched 10 yrs earlier… What we can look forward to is the BTC protocol stopping future such events as it impacts our collective unconscious in a positive way… Bitcoin is changing humanity. It’s impacting our collective unconscious. It’s fast-evolving is, as a species away from these types of events.
Whether or not Bitcoin has the capacity to put a blockade or terrorist activities is debatable, but retrospective crediting it for attacks as life-changing as the 9/11 is uncalled for. Moreover, criminal activities like mass killings, which also are among the primary agendas of terror outfits, hasn’t stopped in the US or Europe. The recent attacks by white supremacists in New Zealand Mosques, and the ones in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, just an example that even after a decade of Bitcoin’s launch, Keiser’s claim doesn’t hold ground.