Roger Ver Trolls US President and US Treasury Secretary in Bitcoin.com Tweet
- A new tweet from Roger Ver was directed at the US President.
- Some people believe that this Twitter tag was a passive aggressive comment to the government.
The cryptocurrency community is good at making drama out of the simplest moves, whether intended or not. Followers of Roger Ver, who runs the Local.Bitcoin.com website, may have noticed something unique about his tweet this morning. Posting the link to his website, Ver tagged President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) July 16, 2019
The tweet appears to be trolling the president and his treasury secretary, doing nothing more than offering them the ling. Local.bitcoin.com recently made a major difference in the cryptocurrency world by adding peer-to-peer trading, though this sector of the industry is predominantly rules by LocalBitcoins and Paxful. The main difference between Bitcoin.com and LocalBitcoins is that Bitcoin.com allows for more than Bitcoin trading.
Unfortunately, LocalBitcoins has gotten into legal troubles before, as there have been multiple authorities that have arrested traders n the platform. Though most of these penalties aren’t severe, they can ultimately lead to major penalties, if the government decides to take that approach. For the most part, the government has only paid attention to the people that appear to be involved with illegal activity or massive trade volume.
Overall, there are still many laws coming to light to govern the cryptocurrency industry. By seemingly inviting Donald Trump, who has expressed dislike for cryptocurrency, could Ver be opening a can of worms. The same could be said for Mnuchin, since he sees this industry as a problem for the American public.
Ver hasn’t exactly kept a low profile. He’s spent time in prison for illegally transacting fireworks online, though this action may be in that gray area of cryptocurrency. He has renounced his citizenship of the United States, but it is clear that the US doesn’t care, especially if you get on its bad side.
The value of cryptocurrency is set by the free market.
The value of the the USD is set by threats of violence. https://t.co/zQR24YcMb8
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) July 12, 2019
Ver’s libertarian approach is held by many people, ultimately driving them to promote an extreme level of capitalism. As they speak out on their thoughts on this government, it is clear that they see the impact as being increasingly detrimental to people.
Is Ver picking a fight with the most powerful man in the United States? Maybe not. However, this little tweet is clearly a jab at something bigger, which may or may not be what Ver wants.