Laptop with 10,000 Bitcoins lost! Controversial radio host laments millions in losses
The infamous Alex Jones, once dubbed America’s leading conspiracy theorist, claims to have lost a laptop containing 10,000 Bitcoins. After this week’s Bitcoin renaissance, that would equate to $560 million worth at today’s price.
When the host of the „Flagrant 2“ podcast brings up the subject of crypto, Jones initially pretends he doesn’t know anything about it. But then he turned to the Bitcoin Rush audience and said, „Do you want the secrets?“
And of course we want them. Jones: „Bitcoin is completely controlled.“ He added that RT presenter Max Keiser was also involved in the story: It was Keiser, he says, who gave him the laptop with the 10,000 Bitcoin.
„I’m at Bilderberg, north of London, wherever that town was ten years ago, and Max Keiser comes up to me and says I have 10,000 Bitcoins for you. This is the future, it’s going to be the new global currency…“
However, Jones gave no further details about the events surrounding the loss of the laptop – other than to say „I lost the laptop“.
„This is total globalist insider stuff. I’m not saying they’re not involved, obviously it’s been assumed now…“
To say the least, things got „interesting“ when Jones started talking about aliens inventing and running the Bitcoin network. Going further, he claims that „we [humans] were created by aliens.“
Is there any truth to the claims?
A Bilderberg meeting was held in Watford, North London, on 8 and 9 June 2013. Jones is documented there at that time.
Similarly, records exist to corroborate Jones‘ claim that Keiser was present in Watford at that time.
However, there is no verifiable evidence that a laptop containing 10,000 Bitcoins was given to Jones by Keiser. The lack of details about how the laptop was lost is another reason for scepticism.
Bitcoin’s origin story („Bullish development: Bitcoin’s funding rates rise again – $60k within reach“) is shrouded in mystery. To this day, over a decade later, details about who Satoshi Nakamoto is and where he is are still unknown.
Secrets give rise to rumours
A few years ago, researchers claimed that the „National Security Agency“ (NSA) created Bitcoin.
Their evidence came by linking Bitcoin’s secure SHA-256 hash algorithm (to buy Bitcoin at eToro guide) to the Alphabet Agency. SHA-2 cryptographic hash functions were developed by the NSA and first published in 2001.
But this is still a somewhat weak link. It is common practice for cryptocurrency projects to use existing technologies. For example, Cardano’s Plutus and Marlowe smart contract languages are derived from Haskell.
Haskell 1.0 was invented in 1987 by Philip Wadler and Stephen Blott. Neither of these individuals has any connections to Cardano.
IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson said Haskell meets his requirements for a programming language; namely, that it is a functional language. The main benefit of this is more stable code that is resistant to exploits/bugs.
Unfortunately, if you exclude the NSA, you’re still left with aliens in the game. However, Jones (of course) does not comment on why he thinks this is so.