“In a Candid Discussion on The Joe Rogan Experience, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Applauds Bitcoin as a ‘Strategically Logical’ Technological Advancement While Voicing Concerns About CBDCs
During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, expressed his enthusiasm for Bitcoin, branding it a ‘strategically logical’ progression on the tech frontier, emphasizing its independence from government control as a pivotal tool in combating corruption.
Altman, also the founder of Worldcoin, shared his insights on Bitcoin’s potential role as a global reserve currency, stressing its significance in a technologically driven world. He believes that the transition to a digitally enabled economy, facilitated by technologies like Bitcoin, could contribute to reducing corruption by enhancing financial transparency.
The wide-ranging interview delved into Altman’s decade-long support for Bitcoin, echoing his earlier sentiments on the cryptocurrency’s ability to bring about transparency in transactions, thereby mitigating corruption.
Notably, Altman and Rogan expressed strong reservations about Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), both describing themselves as ‘super against’ these government-backed digital currencies. They voiced concerns about the potential surveillance implications and the risk of the U.S. evolving into a surveillance state.
Rogan articulated his fears about CBDCs being tied to a social credit score, emphasizing the threat it poses to individual privacy and freedom. Altman shared his disappointment with the U.S. government’s recent stance on the cryptocurrency industry, characterizing it as a concerning ‘war on crypto,’ reflecting his apprehension about excessive control.
In essence, the conversation highlighted Altman’s optimism for the transformative potential of Bitcoin while underscoring the shared worries about the implications of CBDCs and the need to preserve individual liberties in the face of evolving financial technologies.”