Aug 6, 2020 14:51 UTC
Aug 6, 2020 at 14:52 UTC
Bitcoiners Lured by Barstool Sports Boss in front of 1.7m Followers:
One more day, additional would-be bitcoin (BTC) troll. A Twitter tempest is brewing online after Dave Portnoy, the gentleman behind the popular Barstool Sports pop culture blog, chose to take a tongue-in-cheek put-down at the crypto community succeeding on from a similar trade from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling in the month of May present year.
Portnoy has been delighting his 1.7 million Twitter followers & 750,000 Facebook fans with short videos entitled “Davey Day Trader Global (DDTG).” These chiefly comprise of joke-laden, irony-heavy rants near crypto, bitcoin & some of the scene’s most protuberant players, counting Gemini exchange co-founders the Winklevoss twins. He equated BTC venture to playing Pokémon GO, & asked if he could “mine it with a green hammer.” In a video, Portnoy demanded that he ought to “spent USD 20k on bitcoin back in the original bitcoin age,” but admitted that he “doesn’t know where it is now.” He joked, “There are probably little teenage boys running about with my bitcoin right now.”
He named the Winklevoss brothers “rowing robots,” & asked them to reach his office in their “little f**ing row outfits” to elucidate BTC to him.
The twins chose to upsurge to the challenge, responding to Portnoy’s taunt “Let’s do it. Let buy all the bitcoins” with a tweet, “Invitation accepted.“
This received a few elevated eyebrows online. True to form, Twitter has exploded with agitated crypto action. Everybody from scammers to committed crypto evangelists has turned up with responses, peddling every sort of coin & exchange stage you care to name & many you perhaps wouldn’t. Portnoy is relishing himself, returning to Twitter for more crypto community-baiting efforts like this:
Some Twitter users chose to look on the bright side. Others orated that the Barstool Sports chief might one day change his (mocking) tune. Few chose to put a philosophical slant on Portnoy’s posts. And, of course, there were a few (joking?) conspiracy theorists on hand. Others still contended that Portnoy’s rants (inadvertently) contained a few appreciated lessons. But in numerous cases, crypto tweeters were just plain unenthusiastic.