If you can’t stand it when people talk about crypto, you’re not alone.
The “crypto bro” stereotype can turn people off from learning more about the technology.
We tend to retreat from unfamiliar concepts, especially when they’re being pushed in our faces.

You know the guy. He wears a Moncler vest, is always on his phone, and has very strong opinions on which NFTs you should buy. 

He also wants to tell you all about how much money he made off his latest cryptocurrency investment and how it all works. 

This persona, known as the “crypto bro,” has proliferated over the past two years as digital currencies’ spike in value tipped them from fringe investments to pop-culture touchstones. The crypto bro has become part of the cultural lexicon, earning a GQ profile and hashtags on Twitter and TikTok. 

The stereotype is the result of crypto’s arrival as The Next Big Thing. This year’s Super Bowl ads led some to dub it the Crypto Bowl. Alumni of NBC’s The Bachelor are diving into NFT influencing. The mayors of both Miami and New York are trying to rebrand their cities as crypto hubs —  New York’s Eric Adams is even taking his first three paychecks in crypto. Last month, people like Bill Clinton and Tom Brady gathered in the Bahamas to talk about “Web 3.0,” a collection of online services powered by blockchain technology dubbed the “next phase” of the internet.

The hype has left some gasping for air. Vox’s Rebecca Jennings described a Gary Vaynerchuk-hosted talk dedicated to NFTs as “the most unpleasant event I’ve ever attended.” There’s a whole Reddit thread dedicated to why crypto investors “are the most annoying.” And, as one person recently tweeted, “God, I hate crypto so …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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