Post Malone, the American rapper, recently voiced his disapproval of the idea of a potential United States Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). On the popular podcast, the “Joe Rogan Experience”, he and Rogan discussed the issues the digital currency will create in the country. According to Rogan, the government’s goal would be to strip citizens of all their money and leave them feeling “powerless” and “with nobody to call”. Malone agreed, noting that these tracking systems are already present in centralized finance and control behavior.
The conversation on CBDCs has sparked debate among politicians, athletes, and industry executives, with many believing that Central Banks and other regulators plan to cripple crypto with the asset. In response, the digital asset community has taken to social media to support Malone and Rogan, urging crypto enthusiasts to stay away from CBDCs.
Presidential hopeful Robert F Kennedy has also spoken out against the CBDCs, referring to them as “instruments of government control” that will be abused once approved. Kennedy has proposed plans for Bitcoin that include crypto wallets, network security, and the prevention of money laundering. Similarly, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has promised to end the present administration’s “war” against the cryptocurrency community if elected.