In his life, Roger Ver has been recognized for his full-throated assist of solely two cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and, later, Bitcoin Cash. His enthusiasm and evangelism for crypto in its earliest days earned him the nickname “Bitcoin Jesus.”
Now he is touting the deserves of Dogecoin.
The revelation took place when Ver got here out of social media hibernation on Tuesday to reward Elon Musk’s bid to purchase Twitter. Before that, the Bitcoin OG hadn’t tweeted for a 12 months.
“It’s cheaper and extra dependable,” Ver stated. “If I had to decide three contenders [for the world’s dominant cryptocurrency], they’d be DOGE, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.”
Musk has been tweeting about Dogecoin for years and has even gone as far as to work behind the scenes with the blockchain’s builders to tweak DOGE’s code and assist make it an excellent foreign money for transactions—one thing each he and Ver suppose Bitcoin is not designed for.
Ver started investing in Bitcoin in 2011 when it was buying and selling at round $1. In 2014, he took possession of the Bitcoin.com area and commenced utilizing it to educate the general public about Bitcoin.
But a contentious laborious fork in 2017 noticed the community fork into two blockchains—Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, the latter of which has low charges and decrease congestion in order that it may be used for transactions. Ver, who had pushed for bigger block sizes to improve the variety of transactions the community might course of, grew to become essentially the most distinguished supporter of Bitcoin Cash.
He deserted BTC, rededicating Bitcoin.com to Bitcoin Cash.
But Ver nonetheless retains that outdated libertarian ethos that drew him to Bitcoin and un-censorable cash within the first place. Speaking of Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, Ver stated, “It’ll actually make Twitter extra engaging. I’m actually, actually grateful that Musk is on the market calling out censorship.”
And, by the sounds of it, he’d be all in favor of Musk enabling Dogecoin Tips. That may even get him tweeting greater than every year.
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