Episodes 18 & 19: Bitcoin Jesus (Roger Ver)

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I recently spoke with Roger Ver, entrepreneur, bitcoin investor, bitcoin evangelist, and voluntaryist. If you thought we were just going to talk about bitcoin on this episode, think again.

Roger Ver, nicknamed “Bitcoin Jesus” is a fascinating guy. Credited as the first person in the world to invest in bitcoin startups, he’s been the leading voice and catalyst in bitcoin ecosystem for years. Why? according to his website, Bitcoin is the most important invention in the history of the world since the internet.

In part 1 of our two-part series, Roger and I discuss why people should care about bitcoin, a few companies that are accelerating mainstream bitcoin adoption and why bitcoin is a non-political means to freeing up the entire world’s economy. We take a quick foray into macroeconomic and government theory and then, for good measure, we’ll talk about George Washington, Vietnam and World War 2.

In part 2 we picked things up right after Roger began to describe how and why he renounced his US citizenship. I asked Roger about the repercussions of his actions and beliefs, including his 9 month stint in federal prison. After discussing the justice system and unauthorized explosive sales, we reeled it back to bitcoin by digging into blockchain, fixed supply and some predictions for 2016.

Whether you agree with his views or not- Roger is truly a person who has walked the walk. He's a pioneer and thinks completely for himself and lives by his own credo. Not something you see to often these days. I really enjoyed this conversation and hope you do as well.