Roger Ver, the Bitcoin Jesus, on Practical Use of BTC Today


Imagine selling store-bought firecrackers on eBay, along with many others, but because of your political stance being singled out and imprisoned for 10 months. It might make a person consider alternative life options.  Maybe that’s why, almost singlehandedly, Roger Ver funded the seed rounds for the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses.

In this week’s episode, we talk to Roger about just how far BTC has come and how you can actually use it today. We also discuss the decision to renounce his US citizenship. Enjoy.

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Show Notes:

Roger’s Bio (1:25)
More background (3:12)
Stages of Bitcoin (4:35)
“Bitcoin Jesus” nickname (5:28)
Number using Bitcoin (8:09)
Who’s accepting BTC? (9:31)
What is a wallet? (10:22)
What happened with Mt. Gox? ed drugs in usa (12:00)
Buying BTC (13:17)
Buying from Amazon with BTC (13:45)
Starbucks with BTC (15:10)
Turning BTC into cash (16:31)
Privacy with BTC credit cards (17:12)
Phillippines (18:31)
Local Bitcoins (19:00)
Scalability issue (19:30)
Will BTC maintain cryptocurrency dominance? (22:51)
Decentralized nature presents challenges (24:07)
The Condescending Group ad (25:14)
The Blockchain explained (26:45)
Other Blockchain applications (27:45)
Future of Blockchain (29:36)
Blockchain: a solutiong looking for a problem? (30:20)
Roger’s decision to renounce (31:05)
His visa to US is refused (33:20)
2nd citizenship options (37:12)
Roger’s best advice (39:07)
Another record number of renunciations (40:57)
About our webinar with Michael Menzies (44:30)

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