Roger Ver, an early investor and ardent promoter of Bitcoin (BTC), which earned him the nickname “Bitcoin Jesus,” resurfaced on Twitter a year later and backed Dogecoin (DOGE) in an interview ), preferring to use it to pay for the world’s first cryptocurrency.
In an interview with Bloomberg, the Bitcoin.com founder said he is a fan of memecoin because of its fast transaction times and low fees:
“Dogecoin is significantly better, cheaper and more reliable [than Bitcoin]. If I had to pick three contenders for the world’s dominant cryptocurrency, they would be Doge, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash. “
Ver also took time during the interview to express his support for “Honorary Dogecoin CEO” Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter.
“It will definitely make Twitter more attractive,” Ver. said. “I’m really grateful that Musk is out there calling for censorship.”
Although Ver has been a supporter of Bitcoin for many years, he now spends his days as an evangelist for Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the alt fork from Bitcoin following a block size dispute currency.
A video posted on Ver’s YouTube channel in March showed him and his entourage getting retailers and taxi drivers to use bitcoin cash as their preferred payment method in St. Martin.
Ver stated that Bitcoin Cash is the true vision of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, and despite his strong support for cryptocurrencies, he claims that he does not fully support BCH:
“I’m still definitely a crypto whale, I’ve always had a basket of cryptocurrencies of sorts. I’ve never been a Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash extremist.”
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In his return to Twitter, Ver wasted little time in his second tweet after the hiatus on Thursday to remind people of the first principles of cryptocurrency. He said custodial wallets like those used by traders to interact with centralized exchanges would cause Bitcoin to lose “a key revolutionary property.”
If ordinary people were using custodial wallets, Bitcoin would lose a key attribute that made it so revolutionary.
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) April 28, 2022
Non-custodial wallets in which users retain control of their assets allow Bitcoin to differentiate itself from banks and other financial products.