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Is Joe Biden using crypto memes to boost his presidential campaign?

TL;DR

  • Following the Super Bowl, Joe Biden’s campaign staff tweeted a headshot with augmented laser eyes on his official X account – This has caused utter confusion.
  •  The post appeared to reference Dark Brandon, a far-right conspiracy theory or meme. Its supporters believe that the White House intended to affect the game’s outcome to boost the struggling president’s political prospects.
  • Dark Brandon’s laser eyes show how culture is created online, often as a bottom-up phenomenon of people who share interests.

Speculation has arisen regarding whether President Joe Biden, a figure known for his political adaptability and engagement with modern media, is using crypto memes as a strategic tool to bolster his presidential campaign.

The phenomenon of crypto memes, characterized by humorous and often satirical images or phrases related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, has gained significant traction within online communities. These memes serve not only as a form of entertainment but also as a means of disseminating information and shaping public discourse surrounding digital currencies. 

Joe Biden’s latest Bitcoin news stuns a conversation

United States President Joe Biden unintentionally became a Bitcoin ambassador by sharing a picture of himself with a laser eye on his X and Instagram profiles.

The post, captioned “just like we drew it up,” referred to the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory against the San Francisco 49ers in the 2024 Super Bowl.

While many crypto enthusiasts mistook Joe Biden’s new laser-eye profile picture for a direct reference to or endorsement of Bitcoin, the “Dark Brandon” meme refers to the conspiracy theory that the Super Bowl would be rigged to ensure Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Travis Kelce’s team won so that the pop superstar could then endorseJoe Biden for president.

The president’s social media team has already used the Dark Brandon meme to make the aging Joe Biden appear cool and edgy. The message shows Joe Biden’s account joking that he actually plotted the team’s victory.

It’s worth mentioning that the president has not advocated any policies that promote Bitcoin or cryptocurrency in general, so it’s exceedingly improbable that Joe Biden would post an endorsement of a specific crypto asset.

According to Coinbase’s nonprofit advocacy organization Stand with Crypto, Biden is “against crypto,” having made five public statements that take a negative stance on digital assets.

The laser eyes phenomenon, which is generally employed as a symbol to demonstrate an optimistic attitude on Bitcoin, began as part of a social media push to raise Bitcoin’s price to $100,000 by the end of 2021, a target that was not met.

NFL great Tom Brady, Paris Hilton, and Elon Musk were among the most well-known laser-eyed individuals. 

What in the world is going on?!!

The laser eyes, like other memes, originated in the early 2010s on websites such as Tumblr and 4chan. According to Know Your Meme, the original origin was a joke about the video game Mass Effect 2. In all situations, the laser eyes indicated some degree of power magnification. 

You can see where the crypto-themed laser eyeballs posts originated in that line. Are prices going up? – unlimited power, etc. The Dark Brandon meme is based on the idea that Joe Biden is an all-powerful dictator aiming to crush Trump supporters. 

Calling Biden “Brandon” stems back to a NASCAR race, where supporters who were supposed to be cheering on driver Brandon Brown were really chanting something much more nasty about Biden. It’s a joke within a joke about a conspiracy theory.

When deciding what to share in electoral politics, one must consider the method of communication and whether they are willing to compromise their integrity by attempting to appear trendy or if they prefer to use more promotional language. 

Dark Brandon’s laser eyes exemplify the formation of online culture, predominantly as a grassroots phenomenon among individuals with shared interests.

Disclaimer. The information provided is not trading advice. Cryptopolitan.com holds no liability for any investments made based on the information provided on this page. We strongly recommend independent research and/or consultation with a qualified professional before making any investment decision.

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Florence Muchai

Florence is a crypto enthusiast and writer who loves to travel. As a digital nomad, she explores the transformative power of blockchain technology. Her writing reflects the limitless possibilities for humanity to connect and grow.

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