During a RT America broadcast a couple years ago, I suggested that viewers “Go out and buy some Dogecoin,” a moment frequently used to brand me as an alt coin pumper. Of course my detractors don’t ever tell the full story: that was clearly a joke if you watched the full segment. I was being interviewed by a friend, former RT host Abby Martin, and we were discussing how cryptocurrency is a more valid technology, in my view, than centrally issued fiat currencies. My argument was that in contrast to the absurdity of central banking, even going out and buying some silly Dogecoin makes more sense. At that time, and at every other time in my life, I have not held any Dogecoin – I didn’t find its economics or community to be compelling enough.