Pablo Escobar's Family Gets Into Cryptocurrency Game With Bitcoin Fork

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By TheBlast Staff on March 21, 2018 at 1:05 AM EDT

The Escobar family has a history of capitalizing on a booming market, so of course they created their own cryptocurrency and are now ensuring success based off earning billions of dollars running the Medellín cartel.

The late Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, just released a digital coin called "dietbitcoin." We're told dietbitcoin (DDX) is a fork of the bitcoin network -- meaning it shares similar code with bitcoin -- but is a faster and lighter version.

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Roberto tells The Blast, "I made over $100 billion in profit throughout my career," adding, "Buy as many dietbitcoin's as you can afford, the value will be very high soon." He touts his success as the accountant responsible for managing over $200 billion in cash revenues for the Medellín cartel with his brother Pablo, where he claims to have also provided services as one of the main hitmen for the organization. He was later arrested and served prison time, but turned the Escobar empire into a legit corporation after his release.

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Roberto, along with business partners Daniel Reitberg and Olof Gustafsson will be managing the day-to-day operations of the cryptocurrency, and firmly believe DDX will be the hottest coin to hit the market since bitcoin.

DDX is currently for sale at $2 per coin, which is a lot cheaper than bitcoin ... even after the dive. Like other digital currency, there is a limited amount of 1 million, so you better start mining if you want to get into the family business with the Escobars.

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