Pablo Escobar’s Younger Brother Launched a Bitcoin Fork

The younger brother of infamous cocaine drug lord Pablo Escobar, Roberto Escobar, has launched his own ‘Diet Bitcoin’, promising that it will be the cryptocurrency which will outlast all its other competitors.

Diet Bitcoin – Lighter and Faster

Roberto Escobar’s Diet Bitcoin (DDX), resulted from a Bitcoin hard fork, the crypto currently being issued in an ICO at a 96% discount from the set $50 price. The token is being sold for $2 through Escobar Inc., the former drug trafficker’s investment firm. TNW has confirmed the information by talking with a representative from the company.

In its official website it says that Diet Bitcoin will be a lighter, faster version of Bitcoin, which will have a total supply of 1,000,0000 tokens that will be given away through three different sales stages. The pre –sale phase of the ICO will sells the first 300,000 DDX tokens, and is currently offering at a 96% discount, making the price $2. Then there will be a second tier pre-ICO sale of 300,000 tokens priced at $100, and the final sale will sell the last 400,000 at $1,000.

The website features a countdown clock for first round sale, with 53 days left of this phase. Escobar Inc’s COO, Danial Rietberg has recommended that “Everyone should listen to these news, go to and buy as many dietbitcoin’s as you can afford. The value will be very high as we are identical in numbers to Bitcoin, except we are 4000 times cheaper right now.”

On the website it is also presented a roadmap which highlights Diet Bitcoin’s progress from its foundation in Dec. 2017, when the Bitcoin price and frenzy were at its highest, through to the network protocol statement in August 2018.

Escobar- Entrepreneur and Author

The website also lets you download the project’s whitepaper, as well as Roberto’s new book for free. The book is also available on Amazon for $8 being entitled simply: ‘Roberto Escobar’s Diet Bitcoin’. The publication presents the former cartel member’s views and theories regarding virtual currencies, Bitcoin, and finances.

For example, Roberto writes in his book that Bitcoin was not developed by the secretive Satoshi Nakamoto but by the US government. Suggesting that the whole cryptocurrency market is a scheme to leave investors bankrupted.

“The world is going to see that this was created by them … And when they see it, it is too late, and when CIA founds (sic) out that the world knows about this, the CIA is going to sell all of their coins, and they will destroy the value of Bitcoin,” wrote Roberto.

Roberto promises investors that as a businessman he will be supporting DDX when all other cryptos will have crashed.

“You can stick with your worthless coins … Keep the Ethereum, Keep the TRON, keep the Ripple, keep the Bitcoin. You will see what happens. They will all go to zero, almost zero. But not my coin. Because my coin, this is going to be my new work in life,” said Roberto.

Diet Bitcoin is just one of many latest Bitcoin forks to appear, and except for Bitcoin Cash, very few of them have actually managed to survive on the market.

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