Kim Dotcom Recommends Buying Bitcoin Upon Economic Collapse and “Moving to New Zealand”
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has been vocal about his support for bitcoin in recent weeks. In a tweet from earlier this week, the Megaupload founder recommended buying cryptocurrency and gold because the “USD will collapse”.
Kim Dotcom repeated that recommendation on Twitter earlier today, claiming that political unrest in the United States will cause the USD to collapse.
Clinton hitman Mueller has Trump cornered, but not on Russia collusion. Trump will get charged for his business dealings and campaign finance violations. He won’t go quietly. Expect a war to distract, civil unrest and economic collapse. Buy crypto and gold. Move to New Zealand.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) August 24, 2018
“Buy crypto and gold,” wrote Dotcom on August 24. “Move to New Zealand.”
Dotcom believes Robert Mueller’s investigation has backed Donald Trump into a corner.
“Expect a war to distract, civil unrest and economic collapse,” adds Dotcom.
Kim Dotcom is a German internet entrepreneur who lives in New Zealand. He rose to prominence in his native Germany as a teenage hacker, selling identities siphoned from the databases of telephone operators. He later operated file hosting website Megaupload from 2005 to 2012.
In recent years, Dotcom has been making headlines for different reasons. In February 2017, a New Zealand court ruled that Dotcom could be extradited to the United States to face fraud charges related to Megaupload. That extradition has not yet taken place, although the New Zealand Court of Appeal confirmed the ruling in July 2018. The next step is to take the appeal to the Supreme Court of New Zealand.
While the fallout from that case continues to unravel, Kim Dotcom has been outspoken about US politics on Twitter. In May 2017, for example, Dotcom posted a series of controversial statements on his website where he claimed to have information relevant to the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. Dotcom claimed to have proof that Seth Rich was the source of the 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak, and that a Hilary Clinton associate murdered Seth Rich because of it.
Dotcom never presented any evidence linking Seth Rich to the DNC email leaks. Dotcom, however, became so vocal about the issue on Twitter that Seth Rich’s family was forced to issue a statement calling Dotcom’s statements, “ridiculous, manipulative, and non-credible.”
In recent months, Dotcom has turned his attention to Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump. This investigation seemed to spark Dotcom’s latest tweet recommending people buy bitcoin:
“Clinton hitman Mueller has Trump cornered, but not on Russia collusion. Trump will get charged for his business dealings and campaign finance violations. He won’t go quietly. Expect a war to distract, civil unrest and economic collapse. Buy crypto and gold. Move to New Zealand.”
Why New Zealand?
New Zealand has been Kim Dotcom’s country of residence since 2008. Apparently, Dotcom continues to be a big fan of his adopted homeland – possibly because of New Zealand’s famously high personal freedom.
New Zealand is frequently ranked as one of the best countries in the world in terms of individual freedom.
New Zealand placed third on the latest Human Freedom Index, which tracks “the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom.”
New Zealand placed third on that list behind Hong Kong and Switzerland. Ireland, Denmark, Canada, the UK, Australia, Finland, and the Netherlands rounded out the top 10. The United States fell all the way to the 23rd spot in the latest rankings, down from 19th place in the 2013 rankings.
New Zealand also makes it comparatively easy to get citizenship compared to other first world countries, which means moving to New Zealand is a legitimate option for many Americans.
Will the USD Collapse?
Ultimately, there have been rumors of the collapse of the USD for generations. The USD was supposed to collapse in the Great Depression in the 1930s. It was supposed to collapse when the US left the gold standard in the 1970s. It was supposed to collapse during the 2008 Great Recession. You get the picture.
Kim Dotcom clearly believes a catastrophe is about to take place. If you believe Dotcom, then selling your USD, investing in bitcoin and gold, and moving to New Zealand sounds like a pretty good idea.