Dominic Frisby remembers meeting MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor for the first time at a crypto event. What started as a moment of wonder became confusing after things took an unexpected turn.
“I saw Michael Saylor there. I thought, “Wow, that’s him!” “, he tells Magazine. But it was Saylor who quickly came and introduced himself before Frisby had a chance:
“He just came up to me and said, ‘I saw some of your videos and I really like your work and what you do. Would you like to come to dinner? »
Frisby says he was excited to hang out with the OG Bitcoin maxi at Saylor’s house, which is “much nicer” than his.
“Every time I watch a Michael Saylor video I get an orange pill. This guy is so smart,” he says.
It’s something of a mutual admiration society, with Saylor frequently sharing Frisby’s TV appearances discussing Bitcoin.
Frisby is not just a Bitcoiner and has his fingers in a bunch of different pies, including cracking jokes on stage as a respected comedian, writing books, and hosting TV shows.
With just 32,300 followers on Twitter – somewhat behind Saylor’s 3.1 million – he is still making a name for himself and can often be heard talking about Bitcoin on radio stations like BBC 5.
Oh, and I’ve already heard of a hit British show A financial pit? Well, Frisby was the face of it. He admits that he has the gift of juggling several balls at once.
“I’m a bit of a jack of all trades and tend to do whatever interests me at any given time.”
Frisby can also boast of having written one of the very first credible books on Bitcoin, Bitcoin: the future of moneypublished by Unbound in 2014.
“I think it was the first book on Bitcoin from a recognized publisher,” he says.
Despite his admiration for Saylor, he believes the next generation needs its own Bitcoin champion.
“I think Roger Ver was a brilliant Bitcoin evangelist. Saylor was a brilliant Bitcoin evangelist. But when the next bull market hits, we’ll need a new evangelist. We must find new narratives to propel the story.
And while he’s a self-proclaimed Bitcoin maximalist, he admits he has a small bag of Ether stashed away, even though it’s more of an investment in Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum than the network itself.
“My portfolio is probably over 90% Bitcoin and I have Ethereum. This guy (Vitalik) Buterin, he’s obviously very intelligent. And I kind of think that by investing in Ethereum, you’re effectively investing in Vitalik.
What led to Twitter’s fame?
Frisby admits that his Twitter is a bit all over the place, a bit “hopscotch”.
He recognizes that things could be better for him if he just focused on one subject.
“If I tweeted about crypto all day, I would probably have a much bigger audience than I do.”
His supporters peaked in 2021 when Frisby and a group of others visited well-known landmarks across the UK and delivered messages to them.
“I was involved in this deal where we got a projector. And we were going to project slogans on public buildings,” he explains.
Frisby decided to project the message “Bitcoin solves this problem” on the Bank of England.
What type of content can people expect?
Frisby’s tweets are everywhere – one day it’s Bitcoin, the next it’s CBDCthen he launches a comedy or launches a new music video.
His latest project is a parody song and music video about central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
Titled “Programmable Money,” Frisby plays World Economic Forum President Klaus Schwab. He starts by chanting “CBDC”, then continues “these monitor every purchase you make, every transaction or decision you make”.
“It cost me a few thousand pounds and I had to call in a lot of favors. Yeah, I mean, you can see it’s an expensive video.
It appears to be paying off, thanks to praise from famed economist Lyn Alden and popular Bitcoin podcaster. Peter McCormack.
What content do you like?
Frisby is a Bitcoin max For all the wrong reasons.”
“I just don’t have time to study all these other pieces, and I’m in various WhatsApp groups and other Telegram chats, and I just can’t keep up with this new piece and this new piece. I simply don’t have the time or energy.
He discusses some of his favorite commentators, like Lyn Alden, Peter McCormack, GiGi, Bitcoin entrepreneur Robert Breedlove and Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream.
By the sound of it, Frisby has already received the prediction ball:
“Do you want me to give you a stupid prediction that will generate a lot of clicks because I said Bitcoin will hit half a million dollars, or do you want me to give you a realistic prediction that in three years people go, ‘You got this prediction right!’
Obviously we want a prediction that gets a lot of clicks, but we’ll take what we can get.
Frisby’s forecast seems quite reasonable for the coming cycle, suggesting that we could reach an average price of between $70,000 and $100,000.
But this could reach a the enormous sum of $250,000 during this cycle. Maybe we should put that in the title?
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Ciaran Lyons is an Australian crypto journalist. He is also a comedian and has been a radio and television presenter on Triple J, SBS and The Project.