Roger Ver: ‘Undercover US Government Agents Go on LocalBitcoins and Arrest People’
is one of the most famous personas in the crypto industry. He calls himself “the first investor into the crypto industry,” being involved with it since 2011. Studying computer science and economics “as a young man” helped him understand the technology behind .
“There was absolutely no doubt in my mind that people were going to start using it as money. And like anything, the price is set by supply and demand.
“Because the supply of Bitcoin was limited, as more and more people demanded to start using it as money, the price would have to go up and go up a lot.”
Roger was seen as the “Bitcoin Jesus,” strongly advocating for the Bitcoin Core philosophy, until November 2017, when he proclaimed that Bitcoin Cash was “the real Bitcoin,” with “bigger market cap, trade volume and user base in the future.”
Why did he do that?
“I am on the exact same side I have always been, which is peer-to-peer electronic cash for the world. And sadly, using a bunch of censorship, propaganda, personal attacks and trolling on the internet, the BTC version of Bitcoin has morphed from having the goal [to] be peer-to-peer electronic cash for the world into being a peer-to-peer science project or store-of-value project.
“But I’m someone who wants to enable every individual everywhere on the planet to be able to send or receive money with anyone else instantly, for free and [without the] need [of] permission from anybody else. A peer-to-peer store of value doesn’t enable that, Bitcoin Cash does.
“If you look at it objectively, Bitcoin Cash is the same version of Bitcoin described in the Bitcoin white paper.
“It is the same version of Bitcoin that I got involved with in 2011 and started investing in. I am investing in that because it is the exact same version of Bitcoin that I have been involved in for almost eight years, full time.
“And the thing that everyone is calling Bitcoin in the media today — it has the name ‘Bitcoin’ but it doesn’t have any of the characteristics that made Bitcoin popular to begin with and it doesn’t have most of the entrepreneurs that made Bitcoin popular to begin with.”