Home / News / Crypto / News / Biden’s Accidental Bitcoin Beacon Lights Up Pro-Crypto Celeb Circuit
News
4 min read

Biden’s Accidental Bitcoin Beacon Lights Up Pro-Crypto Celeb Circuit

Last Updated February 12, 2024 9:30 AM
Teuta Franjkovic
Last Updated February 12, 2024 9:30 AM

Key Takeaways

  • Biden’s laser eyes picture shared on social media brought politics and crypto culture together.
  • Despite the associations between laser eyes and Bitcoin, Biden has never expressed a pro-crypto stance.
  • Biden’s tweet and Jack Dorsey’s “Satoshi” T-shirt showcase sports, politics, and crypto merging at the Super Bowl.

Inadvertently stepping into the role of a Bitcoin ambassador, United States President Joe Biden shared a picture  with laser eyes on his X and Instagram profiles.

This unexpected move has piqued the curiosity of the cryptocurrency community as well as political commentators.

Biden’s Laser Eyes Spark Bitcoin Buzz and ‘Dark Brandon’ Lore

The emergence of the ‘Dark Brandon’ meme  portrays President Biden in a new light, showcasing a more assertive and edgier version contrary to his familiar, approachable demeanor. This shift in digital persona, underscored by Biden’s adoption of laser eyes—a symbol of cryptocurrency support—has stirred significant interest online.

Originating from a campaign to elevate Bitcoin to unprecedented heights, the laser eyes meme  remains a potent emblem of crypto enthusiasm despite falling short of its ambitious price target. Biden’s engagement with this imagery has injected an intriguing element into the evolving narrative of his presidency.

The crypto community immediately started to buzz with speculation and critique. Bankless  pondered the potential impact on the ETH/BTC chart, while the pseudonymous X user WhalePanda  subtly charged Biden with “cultural appropriation” of crypto culture.

Despite No Pro-Bitcoin Policy, Biden’s Post Sparks Debate

Despite lacking a history of supporting Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, President Biden’s recent post has ignited discussions. Stand with Crypto, a nonprofit advocacy group by Coinbase, categorizes  Biden as “against crypto,” citing five public statements that demonstrate a negative outlook on digital assets.

On the other hand, a recent report from PWC  indicates a shift in the Biden Administration’s stance towards cryptocurrencies, revealing a more open and possibly supportive attitude. The report underscores the administration’s view that research and development of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are of “highest urgency,” although it also acknowledges significant challenges ahead

The choice behind President Biden’s laser-eyed profile picture has ignited a debate, splitting opinions on whether it was a deliberate acknowledgment of the crypto community or a playful nod to conspiracy theories  surrounding the NFL’s integrity.

From Social Media Trend to Unfulfilled Bitcoin Milestone

The laser eyes meme, emblematic of optimism in Bitcoin’s future, aimed to propel its value to $100,000 by 2021’s end—a target that remained unmet.

High-profile celebs like Tom Brady , Paris Hilton , and Elon Musk once embraced this trend.

Amidst this backdrop, President Biden’s apparent inadvertent nod to Bitcoin contrasted with Block CEO Jack Dorsey’s explicit support  at the Super Bowl, highlighting varied endorsements of the digital currency.

At the Super Bowl, Jack Dorsey was spotted making a statement with a “Satoshi” T-shirt, echoing the iconic Nirvana smiley face from their 1991 album, Nevermind. This fashion choice pays homage to Bitcoin’s mysterious creator, blending pop culture with crypto advocacy.

Dorsey is been known for endorsing Robert F. Kennedy  Jr. for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Laser Eyes Meme Merging Sports, Politics, and Meme Culture in a Viral Twist

President Joe Biden’s recent post featuring him with laser eyes, a twist on the ‘Dark Brandon’ meme, intertwines sports, politics, and internet culture in a unique showcase.

Originally derived from the right-wing slogan ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ , the meme has been repurposed by Biden’s supporters into a symbol of playful defiance.

Following the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win, Biden’s tweet, “just like we drew it up,” humorously engages with GOP claims  about popstar Taylor Swift‘s influence on the 2024 election.

Swift, seen supporting her boyfriend Travis Kelce  at the game, has previously expressed Democratic leanings, further intertwining the realms of entertainment, sports, and political discourse.

Amidst rumors of Swift’s continued support for Biden and Trump’s dismissive response, the President’s use of the meme and a TikTok joke about NFL conspiracies add layers to his online persona and campaign strategy.

Was this Article helpful? Yes No