Kelly Slater Wants To Start His Own Cryptocurrency

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Kelly Slater Wants To Start His Own Cryptocurrency

The world will soon run on GOAT coin.

elsewhere // Jul 20, 2021
Words by Jack Mutschler
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Breathe Bad Boy, just breathe. 

Kelly Slater recently announced his interest in creating his own form of cryptocurrency. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the GOAT take an interest in peculiar internet coins, as you may recall his criticism of Elon Musk’s crypto practices.

Kelly told the Gentleman’s Journal during an interview:

“Because I’m so interested in crypto, and my partners are too, we’re brainstorming,” he says. “But we’re talking out our ass right now, because we don’t really know what we’re doing, but I know people who do know what they’re doing, so I’ve started reaching out to people in the crypto world who make these things. We’ll see if there’s something we can do that’s a positive one, and not a fly-by-night coin where people are just trying to make a quick buck overnight.”

Slater, 49, says he’s “a hack at best” when it comes to cryptocurrency, but he fluently discusses blockchain, inflation, the federal reserve, and trillion-dollar assets. “I think it’s interesting to have a currency – a storage of value – that isn’t controlled by a CEO or a government,” he says. “It’s an exciting, rare time for people to do their investing themselves.”

While the thought of a surfer creating a functional cryptocurrency seems far-fetched, this is Kelly Slater we’re talking about. Besides a decade worth of world titles, the GOAT has found success in tv shows, films, clothing companies, wave pools, etc. I imagine all Outerknown purchases and Surf Ranch bookings will get a discount when paid for with the house token.

Ryan Miller if you’re still reading this, please loan me $5k, as I would like to invest in some GOAT coin. Also socks, I need new socks.

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