Keanu Reeves Did NOT Say “Bitcoin Will Destroy Global Elite,” Despite Fake News

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Keanu Reeves did not say that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin will “destroy the global elite” and “give power back to the people,” despite a bogus report. The article comes from a website that often peddles fake news. Gossip Cop can exclusively set the record straight.

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are systems of payment that operate without banks or administrators. Using peer-to-peer technology, transactions take place between users without an intermediary. The unreliable blog Neon Nettle is now claiming that Reeves recently went on a rant about the new craze on the set of a promo for his Arch Motorcycle company.

The site quotes the actor as having told the crew, “This isn’t just a fad, it’s the future. The people are tired of being controlled by the banks, seeing fat-cat bankers get rich at the expense of hard-working citizens. Bitcoin is giving the power back to the people and it will destroy the oligarchs and the global elite in the process.”

According to Neon Nettle, which is known for fake news, Reeves hopes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will lead to a “revolution” that will “topple the banks.” The actor allegedly added, “Governments borrow money from the banks to fund wars then tax the citizens to pay back the banks. We can finally end that cycle.”

However, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to Reeves, who exclusively assures us the actor never went on a diatribe about cryptocurrencies destroying banks. We’re told that all of the quotes attributed to the actor in the article were fabricated. And a simple online search also yields that Reeves never made those remarks publicly. It’s possible this story was concocted because Reeves briefly discusses Bitcoin in the 2015 documentary Deep Web, which he narrated, but the actor never made any of the comments cited above.

It’s worth noting, this isn’t the first time that outrageous comments have been baselessly pinned on the actor. Gossip Cop previously busted the site YourNewsWire for falsely claiming Reeves said Hollywood elites use the “blood of babies to get high.” This latest article surrounding his feelings on Bitcoin is equally phony.

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