After the fall of bitcoin, Mélenchon associates cryptocurrencies with a “casino economy”

In a tweet, the latter considers that “the collapse of cryptocurrencies is undermining the whole building of the casino economy that is the financial capitalism of our time.” Which did not stop him from reacting on social media.

One week after the well-known agitation in the cryptocurrency market, some politicians are waking up. This is the case, in particular, of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of France Insoumise, who hopes to join Matignon after the legislative elections in case of cohabitation.

In a tweet published on Thursday morning, he said that “the collapse of cryptocurrencies is undermining the whole building of the casino economy that is the financial capitalism of our time.”

A tweet that has not stopped reacting to the cryptocurrency ecosystem, which defends its parish, with more than 1,400 comments.

This week, the cryptocurrency market remains fragile: the flagship bitcoin and ether cryptocurrencies are struggling to recover. For example, bitcoin could enter its eighth consecutive week of decline this week if it does not exceed $ 31,000.

Cryptography MP Pierre Person reacted to this tweet, stating that “the blockchain is an important tool for giving people back power over their money”, also noting Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s ignorance in this area.

In fact, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s statements in the field of cryptocurrencies are still rare, as are most of the former presidential candidates. However, some interviews given to the media give an overview of their current position.

“Today we do not consider the blockchain, in its current methods of exploitation and use, as a technology that provides solutions to the great challenges facing humanity. It is basically a tool of financial speculation, which must be framed and regulate as such, just like other speculative practices, as soon as they generate enrichment, ”he said in an interview with Zonebourse last April.

In addition, in an interview with the newspaper Les Numériques, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had estimated that the establishment of a tax framework dedicated to cryptocurrencies “was not a particular issue” for him.

“We are not going to create a particularly favorable tax framework for cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrencies, as proposed by other candidates. This has no economic interest and does not produce wealth.”

It seemed, paradoxically, less critical of metavers, while this universe remains linked to the cryptocurrency sector:

“Metavers, I don’t know, but virtual reality is an interesting technology where France is already involved. We intend to continue investing in training to support French excellence in video games and virtual reality. metavers means virtual reality plus supermarket, we are not interested in developing the commercial sphere and the benefits that can be obtained It probably does not work and people prefer to do their shopping in 2-3 clicks than connecting a headset that takes 15 seconds to light … What interests us are the cultural aspects, the artistic productions, the landscapes to explore ”.

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