In a tweet, the latter considers that “the collapse of cryptocurrencies is undermining the whole edifice of the casino economy that is the financial capitalism of our time”. Which did not fail to react on social networks.
A week after the known turmoil in the cryptocurrency market, some politicians are waking up. This is the case, in particular, of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of France Insoumise, who hopes to access Matignon after the legislative elections in the event of cohabitation.
In a tweet posted this Thursday morning, the latter considers that “the collapse of cryptocurrencies is undermining the whole edifice of the casino economy that is the financial capitalism of our time”.
A tweet that did not fail to react to the cryptocurrency ecosystem, which defends its parish, with more than 1,400 comments.
This week, the cryptocurrency market remains fragile: the flagship cryptocurrencies bitcoin and ether are struggling to recover. For example, bitcoin could enter its eighth consecutive week of decline this week if it does not exceed $31,000.
Crypto deputy Pierre Person reacted to this tweet, stating that the “blockchain is a major tool for giving individuals power over their money”, also pointing out Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s lack of knowledge in this area.
In fact, statements by Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the field of cryptocurrencies remain rare, as do most former presidential candidates. However, some interviews granted to the media give an overview of his current position.
“Today, we do not consider the blockchain, in its current operating and usage methods, as a technology providing solutions for the major challenges facing humanity. It is essentially tools of financial speculation, which must be framed and regulated as such, in the same way as other speculative practices, as soon as they generate enrichment”, said the latter last April, in an interview on Zonebourse.
Moreover, in an interview with the newspaper Les Numériques, Jean-Luc Mélenchon had estimated that the establishment of a tax framework dedicated to cryptocurrencies was “not a particular subject” for him.
“We are not going to create a particularly favorable tax framework for cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets, as proposed by other candidates. This has no economic interest and does not produce wealth”.
He seemed, paradoxically, less critical of the metaverse, while this universe remains linked to the cryptocurrency sector:
“The metaverse, I don’t know, but virtual reality is an interesting technology where France is already involved. We intend to continue to invest in training to support France’s excellence in video games and virtual reality. On the other hand, if the metaverse means virtual reality plus supermarket, we are not interested in developing the commercial sphere and the profit that can be made in it. It probably does not work and people prefer to do their shopping in 2- 3 clicks than by plugging in a headset that takes 15 seconds to turn on… What interests us are the cultural aspects, the artistic productions, the landscapes to explore.”