Bitcoin Jesus Roger Ver has returned to Twitter after a long absence. He expressed his support for Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and praised DOGE while criticizing Bitcoin
Bitcoin Jesus has returned! Roger Ver has returned to social media after a long absence, including from crypto conferences where he was a regular speaker.
In an interview, he expressed his support for Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, praised DOGE while criticizing Bitcoin, and chastised Michael Saylor and his ilk for spreading “techno-bubble nonsense.”
Bitcoin Jesus is back On Twitter
Roger Ver earned the moniker “Bitcoin Jesus” for his almost evangelical devotion to Bitcoin. He lived up to his name, spreading the Satoshi gospel during the early days of Bitcoin, when it was mostly used by tech nerds on the Internet.
When Bitcoin became popular, Ver continued his Satoshi evangelism, becoming a regular speaker at crypto conferences and an early investor in a number of today’s multi-billion-dollar crypto companies, including Ripple and the $14-billion-valued Blockchain.com.
Many crypto enthusiasts, including Jesus, have returned to Twitter or praised Elon Musk’s takeover.
Brian Armstrong, the Coinbase CEO is also a huge fan, saying,
“Elon buying Twitter is a great win for free speech, and probably changes the trajectory of the world more than most people realize.”— Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO
Ver believes the move is a great leap for the social media platform, telling Bloomberg in an interview on Thursday:
“It’ll certainly make Twitter more attractive. I am really, really grateful that Musk is out there calling out censorship.”— Roger Ver
Bitcoin Jesus Endorses Dogecoin Over Bitcoin
Despite being dubbed “Bitcoin Jesus” and fervently supporting BTC in its early days, Ver split from the leading cryptocurrency in 2017 and formed Bitcoin Cash with others who preferred larger blocks for faster and cheaper transactions. Anything, including Dogecoin, is better than BTC, as he now claims.
“Dogecoin is significantly better. It’s cheaper and more reliable. If I had to pick three contenders [for the world’s dominant cryptocurrency], they would be Doge, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.”— Roger Ver
Despite his Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash roots, Ver claims to have always held multiple cryptocurrencies at the same time.
“I am definitely a cryptocurrency whale still,” he told Bloomberg. “I’ve always had a wide assorted basket in cryptocurrency. I was never a Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash maximalist.”
In his interview, he also took a shot at Michael Saylor, the Microstrategy CEO who has become the embodiment of BTC maximalism. Saylor elicits almost equal amounts of love and hate, with BTC fans adoring him and many others despising his anti-altcoin stance.
Ver is not a fan. He stated:
“He [Saylor] talks about how Bitcoin is encrypted packets — it’s techno-bubble nonsense.”— Roger Ver