In an interview in Malta, Roger Ver revealed that Digital-coin wallet provider Bitcoin.com plans to buy or develop its own exchange. He’s considering finding a partner to produce the platform or may build one internally.
“If we build it ourselves, we can do it really, really cheap, and we get exactly what we want. But we don’t have the security of a battle-tested exchange that’s been around for a while,” he said of the firm’s early-stage plans.
Ver is anticipating to tap the traffic already running through his website for services ranging from news to wallet operations. He may also be attempting a way to increase adoption of Bitcoin Cash, which has struggled to gain traction after it was spun off in 2017.
The exchange “will be posted on Bitcoin.com so we’ll have thousands or tens of thousands of new users every single day,” he said. However, it is to be noted that the website has lost its popularity considerably.
The website’s Alexa ranking has moved from 1,00 at its peak in February 2018 to 7,500 currently.
Notably, at the same summit in Malta, Roger Ver criticized the Bitcoin Core Development Team. He argued that many of the ‘things that made Bitcoin popular’ no longer exist in the current Bitcoin Core network.
Among those, he included fast, reliable, and non-reversible payments, as well as lows fees. Ver also targeted specific developers on the team, attaching statements to each of them that say they approve of these slow transactions and high network fees.