This episode features a long introduction on Bitcoin. To skip to the interview go to minute 27:00.

 

Who is Roger Ver?

  • Early investor in Bitcoin, investing in February 2011.
  • Sold his Lamborghini to buy more Bitcoin in 2011, bought in when it was $1. (He was already a successful entrepreneur and millionaire before Bitcoin)
  • Successful investor having invested in XRP and Bitcoin Related Startups:  Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.info, Kraken, BitPay and more.
  • CEO of Bitcoin.com managing approximately 100+ people
  • Passionate libertarian and voluntarist, supporter of free markets and free speech.
  • Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Renounced his US Citizenship and is now a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis and splits his time between Tokyo and St Kitts.
  • After the controversial Bitcoin split in 2017, Roger now supports Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and calls Bitcoin (BTC) slow, unreliable and expensive.

 

What you’ll learn this episode?

  • What is Bitcoin?
  • What is a digital currency?
  • How does it differ from traditional currencies like US Dollars, Euros or Pounds?
  • What is inflation and how does Bitcoin solve this issue of a devaluing currency?
  • What does it mean for Bitcoin to be decentralised?
  • What are the main challenges cryptocurrencies face in 2019?
  • Who is Roger Ver?
  • Why does Roger Ver support Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and not Bitcoin (BTC) anymore?
  • How did Roger discover Bitcoin?
  • How do you get involved and start using cryptocurrencies?
  • Why did Roger Ver go to Prison?
  • What is Roger’s advice for investing cryptocurrencies or businesses? How does he evaluate new investments?
  • Is Roger scared the Government will try to take him out?
  • How does Bitcoin affect the Governments control over the world/money?
  • What are the other cryptocurrencies and what do they do?
  • How does Ethereum, EOS say differ from Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin?