Diet Bitcoin (DDX) is one of the latest cryptocurrencies to attract a lot of interest from the crypto community as well as the rest of the world. This is because it is was launched by the brother to the infamous Pablo Escobar who is arguably the most successful drug lord to ever walk the face of the earth.
No one would have thought that the name Pablo Escobar would appear in the same sentence with cryptocurrency, but alas it has happened thanks to his brother Roberto Escobar who launched Diet Bitcoin.
Roberto led the project which created the cryptocurrency through a Bitcoin hard fork aimed at producing a lighter and faster alternative for Bitcoin. Escobar?s project was funded by a company called Escobar, Inc., which also happens to be the company hosting the Initial Coin Offering for Diet Bitcoin.
Diet Bitcoin’s are currently available for purchase through a ICO at a price of $2 per coin. However, it is estimated that the price of the cryptocurrency will rise to $50 at some point in time. However, with the current performance of the cryptocurrency market, there is definitely no telling how the price will turn out in the future.
Diet Bitcoin will have a total supply of 1 million DDX which will exist under three sales categories. The first category involves 300,000 DDX which were scheduled to be sold at $50 although the company offered a discounted price of $2. The second category is another 300,000 DDX priced at $100 per DDX and the third category will be in the final ICO round with 400,000 DDX priced at $1,000.
Daniel Reitberg, the COO of Escobar Inc in a statement encouraged people to purchase as much DDX as they can because it is currently at a very affordable price. He also pointed out that it is an attractive offer because it is significantly cheaper than Bitcoin. He also added that the development team has been working on offering consistent support, making it an attractive purchase.
Meanwhile, Roberto Escobar has published a book called Pablo Escobar?s Diet Bitcoin and judging by that title, it looks like he is trying to ride on his brother’s fame. In the book, he states that popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tron and Ripple among others will lose almost all of their value. He also adds that the value of Diet Coin will rise especially because it will be his new focus in life.
Escobar also claims that he met Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive creator of Bitcoin whose identity still remains a mystery to the world. Escobar even provided a photocopy of Satoshi?s passport as evidence of their meeting. He also reported that he discovered later that Satoshi was a U.S government agent and that Bitcoin was an elaborate plot created by the CIA.
Escobar is highly convinced that the U.S government is behind Bitcoin and even claims that it is on the verge of collapsing. However, there is a lot to be said about those bold claims especially considering that one of the main aims of cryptocurrencies including blockchain was to introduce a system where the government does not have any control.
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