He wants Bitcoin to have 99% market share and is gravely terrified by altcoins and the entire cryptocurrency space. In order for the crypto-ecosystem to evolve and push out the best ideas, bitcoin has to lose majority share.
Anyone that is a fan of Bitcoin is still a fan of bitcoin and is also a fan of alts and the entire crypto space. Roger thinks in black and white, it’s all or nothing, 0 or 1.
There’s a segment at the very beginning where he gets quite sensitive over the term ‘bcash’. Just hearing the word ‘bcash’ sends him into a rage, akin to being called a rude four-letter word.He claims that words have meanings and that Bitcoin Cash should be only called ‘Bitcoin Cash’ because the dev team said so.
Words are given meaning, they don’t have inherent meaning; ‘bcash’ is what the people have given to mean Bitcoin Cash.
He claims to believe in socialism but is all for being the elite, the 1% who own 99% of the wealth. His entire belief structure is full of cracks, he’s incoherent and a compulsive liar.
His deflection of tough questioning followed by mocking John Carvalho when he doesn’t elaborate or change topic. He twists his belief into a loaded question, these questions sometimes using very vague anecdotes from “people”, often in order to try proving a lie or using misdirection to fog the conversation.
He disagrees frequently on John’s points but fails to explain why he disagrees, instead pulls the conversation into what he wants to talk about, aiming to control the conversation.
When he begins to lose control, he argues using weak talking points, trying to look like he cares about the new people or those who can’t afford it, using a class of people he has no idea about, as a weight behind the agenda.
Below I took an excerpt from the video, 16m30s to 18m00s, on the block size limit:
JC = John Carvalho | RV = Roger Ver
RV: “The block size limit should have never been put in, in the first place. Should have been kept in place.”
JC: “So you disagree with Satoshi?”
RV: “No (panicked) even Satoshi – You’re saying that Satoshi didn’t want the block limit size to be increased?”
JC: “He put the block limit there.”
RV: “Because ‘other people’ advocated that he do that as a temporary, temporary – that’s the key word there, temporary, temporary measure to prevent uh, people from from flooding the network.”
JC: “Okay, let’s move on for a little bit, we talked about temporary”
RV: “No no no, we should finish each subject one at a time until we have it done.”
The above conversation was the most bizarre few minutes of my life, just listening to this conversation made me feel like I’m listening to Donald Trump.
When Roger was challenged on something which contradicted something he claimed, he tried to back out and then throw John off by using misdirection to buy himself time to think about what he needs to say.
When he gets the chance to unload what he conjured up, he uses the vague ‘other people’, not specifying who these people are.
They’d be very important people too as he’s claiming that these other people told Satoshi directly to do it, wouldn’t he have a source for this? He could just say their name, unless he’s making it up.
At the end, he wants to stay on topic, unlike previous topics which he lost control of to John.
While listening to Roger talk about Bitcoin being prepped and ready to fork, I started to have a think about his full throttled switch into BCash when the agreement was broken.
Bitcoin2x was the best bet at Bitcoin becoming worth a very large value in a short space of time due to the ability to regulate the system. This is of a capitalist agenda not a socialist one, it would completely kill bitcoin and it’s 180 degrees from what Roger publicly believes.
He claims to be a voluntarist, he’s completely willing to remove powers from government.
Currently, I am working full time to make the world a better, less violent place by promoting the use of Bitcoin. Bitcoin totally strips away the State’s control over money. It takes away the vast majority of its power to tax, regulate, or control the economy in any way. If you care about liberty, the nonaggression principle, or economic freedom in general you should do everything you can to use Bitcoin as often as possible in your daily life.
Complete anarchistic libertarian principles seem like a strange fit to a person who resembles a psychopath that’s willing to let regulators touch Bitcoin.
Something is completely off with Ver.
His personality, nature and belief system don’t fit together, I wouldn’t trust him.
You can’t trust someone who goes into a narcissistic rage when they can’t control others around them.
There’s also an article written by WhalePanda on Roger Ver and his fraudulent activity with other members in the BCash team and the history of how long this opportunisitic shit has been going on.