DIFY Meets: Roger Ver
Last month, we attended Block Live Asia 2019 in which DIFY was the official PR agency for. The event that was held over two days in Marina Bay Sands Singapore was created specially to introduce Blockchain to the masses and we were glad to be part of it! One of the main highlights from the event was the appearance of Roger Ver, a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency enthusiast (who were the first few to believe in Bitcoin) and the current CEO of Bitcoin.com. Here’s his famous quote:
Bitcoin is one of the most important inventions in all of human history. For the first time ever, anyone can send or receive any amount of money with anyone else, anywhere on the planet, conveniently and without restriction. It's the dawn of a better, more free world.
- Roger Ver
Of course, we just had to catch him for a quick chat.
DIFY: Hi Roger, it is a great pleasure to meet you! We know you love recommending books. Let’s say if this is your own autobiography, what title will you give it?
Roger: Hi DIFY! This is a good question. There is a biography that I read — Two Lucky People: Memoirs by Milton and Rose Friedman. I guess mine will be entitled “One Lucky Person”. I am really fortunate to be born in Silicon Valley and be around computers at a young age, which exposed me to many ideas. There is a lot of luck involved with the draw that I had in life and I hope I will reap the most out of it on the wave.
Tell us something about yourself that people can’t really Google for.
Actually, on the Wikipedia page about myself, there are a few missing donations that I have made on top of the ones that were listed.
What do you think of Cryptocurrency going mainstream?
Cryptocurrency will compete directly with Fiat, that’s a fact. However, the core purpose will still be money, just that there’s an additional element of peer-to-peer payment.
What do you think will be the biggest benefit to Millennials from Cryptocurrency adoption?
There are no sign ups and registration. Just download the digital asset wallet and use it. Simple.
What do you think of this statement: “In five years’ time, only criminals will be using Fiat.”
As fun as it sounds, I doubt it will be true.
Before you go, what is a piece of advice you have for someone who wants to enter the Blockchain industry?
Don’t just read about it and actually go out there and use the technology. Install the wallet, install the software and actually use it. Don’t just talk, don’t just read and don’t just watch about it. Install the wallet and make transactions. Try and receive tokens. Don’t stay in your ivory tower reading about it. Come out and use it.
Some of our team mates managed to interact with Roger Ver when we were at Block Live Asia and it’s sufficient to say some of us went a little fan-boy/fan-girl about the meeting. We will definitely be hoping to bump into Roger Ver in subsequent events and even Block Live Asia 2020 next year but till then, we are glad to have caught up with him a little.
Till the next one!