THE real Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort has said Bitcoin is a “mirror image” of his infamous scam and insisted he would have made $50billion if it was around back in his day.
The former stockbroker’s market manipulation and fraud crimes in the 1990s were the subject of the 2013 film starring Leonardo di Caprio.
And the reformed criminal has now said bitcoin – which he previously labelled a “huge, gigantic scam” – is a “mirror image” of how his firm scammed people out of cash.
Speaking on BBC Panorama, Belfort said: “If I had Bitcoin back then I would have made $50billion. Seriously.
“It’s almost a mirror image of what was happening at my company.”
Belfort claimed people making money from bitcoin are putting out “false narratives” and “half-truths” to encourage others to sink their cash into the cryptocurrency.