Max Keiser, who now works at the National Bitcoin Office in El Salvador, discusses his upcoming appearance at the Bitcoin 2023 conference.
Even among hundreds of speakers, unique activations, and viral moments, Max Keizer has become a fixture in the Bitcoin Conference event series. During Bitcoin 2019, he categorically tore up a $10 bill for CNBC Africahe was tagged “crypto Willy Wonka” on the “Daily Show” following his energetic appearance at bitcoin 2021 and he set a probable record for F-bombs on stage during the “F*ck You Money” Panel at Bitcoin 2022.
Keizer’s unique stage presence may seem improvised, but a decades-long media career producing TV content for the BBC, Al-Jazeera and RT alongside his wife and business partner Stacy Herbert indicates he knows what what he does. Much like his current assignment with Herbert, working alongside Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele to make one of The most promising announcements from the Bitcoin Conference an effective reality for millions: In November 2022, Bukele announced that the two help establish the country’s national bitcoin office.
“You know in ‘Star Wars,’ when they jump into hyperspace? That’s what happens in El Salvador,” Keizer explained in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine. “Bitcoin plus Bukele, with the help of Max and Stacy, catapulted the country into becoming the country of bitcoin maximalist.”
Keiser is quick to note that Bukele, who “is everywhere pushing everything forward 24/7” is “almost impossible” to keep up with, but he is evangelizing the president’s country with equal vigor.
“El Salvador is the ark,” Keizer said. “All are welcome as long as there is space. I expect the airport to be filled with refugees in fiat currency soon. Give us your tired, your weary, your dead-bank poor, huddled in the casino gulag.
This anti-central banking message, which Keizer has shared in one form or another throughout his career, seems particularly prescient as Bitcoin 2023 approaches, given the ongoing banking crisis and soaring bitcoin prices. bitcoin that accompanies it. For someone who has been preaching about the inequities of fiat banking for so long, the current climate comes as no surprise.
“I read the news about the collapse of the banks and I don’t feel anything,” Keizer recalls. “The current collapse is not a surprise, of course. In 2008, there was a catastrophic global credit freeze; the post-war financialized economy is effectively dead; and the financial taxidermists and bankers stepped in to stuff it with lots of worthless new fiat money. And now, in 2023, the dead and stuffed moose has caught fire and the entire global house of deceit and unpayable financial claims is a bonfire of epic proportions visible from other galaxies.
This all sounds like the perfect recipe for another unforgettable moment on stage for Keizer at Bitcoin 2023. But if you were looking for details on how he’ll try to make headlines this year, you’ll have to settle for a wait until May, as everyone.
“I plan to channel Satoshi live on stage, as always,” he teased. ” I only tell the truth. I am bound by protocol and the power vested in me as Bishop of Bitcoin to uplift the masses and massage them wherever possible.