Today’s guest is a man who has led an extraordinary life, he’s the business leader, entrepreneur, visionary investor and cryptocurrency evangelist Roger Ver. To many, he is known simply as ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ and maybe this moniker more closely reflects his forthright and unwavering approach to spreading his message of financial freedom for the entire human race.
Roger Ver’s significance in the crypto universe cannot and should not be underestimated and for those reasons, I’m absolutely delighted he’s decided to join me on London Real, so you can share with me a journey into the world of decentralised finance that will underline exactly why this next decade will represent The Greatest Dislocation of Wealth in Human History.
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Roger Ver took his first step back in 2011 when Bitcoin was labelled a Ponzi Scheme and the notion of cryptoassets sounded like a tangent in a Sci-fi novel.
Recognising the potential of a peer to peer electronic cash system that could be used by people all over the world, and with the price of BTC still under a dollar, Roger put everything he had into Bitcoin and started looking at ways to develop and invest in the ecosystem and help build the tools that will enable its common use.
Since then, Roger’s life has been a whirlwind of ups, downs and roundabouts as his libertarian ideologies have taken him on an unexpected yet eventful journey.
He first took on the powers that be as he ran for office and the California State Assembly, only two years later he was serving ten months in prison for selling ‘explosives’ on eBay. He bought and sold Bitcoin for huge profits, bought the domain name Bitcoin.com, created a number of hugely successful e-commerce projects and renounced his US citizenship before relocating permanently to Japan.
Today much like his prophesising of ten years ago, he extols the virtues of Bitcoin Cash, the asset Bitcoin was supposed to be and encourages all of us who will listen to make this our next crypto consideration.
A truly enigmatic character, Roger has forgotten more about the world of Decentralised Finance than many of us will ever know, so be sure to check out this fascinating conversation and share it with your friends. After all, as Roger puts it,
“I love cryptocurrency so much because it allows information to flow for everyone all over the world to make this a better place for all of us.”
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02.34 Brian’s introduction.
03:12 Early London Real guests Max Keiser and Andreas Antonopoulos who sowed the seeds of Brian’s interest in cryptocurrency.
05:40 Roger Ver’s disappointment that Bitcoin has not become the currency originally envisaged.
10:17 The Bitcoin maximalists who don’t seem to want the freedom for everyone to manage their own money.
14:03 Governments censor us and financial institutions try to prevent us, but is cryptocurrency unstoppable?
21:35 Roger Ver on censorship and BitBoy Crypto’s YouTube channel deleted for a short while.
28:33 Is it a net positive that Michael Saylor is investing in Bitcoin, and should he consider Ethereum and Cardano?
31:06 The opportunities for future finance change excites Roger Ver.
33:18 Prediction markets explained.
35:31 In future, will blockchains become interwoven with Government elections?
41:00 Roger Ver’s thoughts on meme coins like Dogecoin, and SHIBA.
43:31 Is Elon Musk a positive influence on crypto markets?
44:40 Is there anything to be aware of when using stable coins?
48:17 When Roger Ver sold his Lamborghini for Bitcoin.
50:35 Roger’s views on whether the gas fees will kill Ethereum and the future of The Lightning Network.
53:26 How a 10 month jail sentence as a young man influenced Roger Ver and changed his life.
1:03:38 What attracted Roger to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).
1:06:42 People dream of becoming rich to achieve happiness, does Roger Ver agree with this mindset?
1:12:37 Where Roger expects to be in ten years time.
1:14:48 Best and worst days of his life
1:17:33 Is America still a country for daring, creative, bold risk takers?
1:19:33 What scares Roger Ver?
1:20:39 What keeps Roger Ver awake at night.
1:24:09 Does Roger think Jeff Bezos and Amazon and Apple Pay and Google will soon accept cryptocurrency payments?
1:25:50 Brian’s summing up.
1:27:03 Roger’s thanks to Brian for standing up for freedom of speech.
1:29:57 Brian’s final thanks to Roger.
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