Predicting future trends in the market is an extremely fickle game fraught with uncertainty and uneasiness, especially in today’s infinitely expanding digital economy. But every now and then the industry tends to come across a real black sheep who is incredibly smart and talented beyond imagination. They are the ones who have radical visions about the future, and they are the ones who no one tends to listen to…
Meet Roger Ver, a man who is now a multi-millionaire investor and who, back in 2011, saw the future like no one else did. It was in August 2011 when the price of Bitcoin was only $10 a piece that Roger began to believe in it’s true potential. With a strong desire to prove his point Roger placed a $10,000 wager and a strong prediction that one day Bitcoin would be worth over $1000!
Approximately two years later, on November 27, 2013, he was right.
Today Roger has an estimated net worth of over USD 52 million and is also known as ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ for his point of view and works for Bitcoins. He has invested in startups like Blockchain.info, The Bitcoin Foundation, Ripple, BitPay, ShapeShift, Purse.io and is incredibly passionate about harnessing it’s potential to change the world.
This is a great episode, full of interesting advice, super cool tech tips and some serious knowledge bombs! So without further ado, let’s jump right in!
In this episode you’ll discover:
1:20 – Roger’s journey into the world of Bitcoin and how he realized it’s potential to change the world forever.
5:47 – Roger introduces Purse.io, an online Amazon store using Bitcoin providing massive discounts.
6:28 – The biggest roadblocks Purse.io had to overcome to become successful.
7:31 – Introducing Bitcoin Hivemind, a p2p Oracle allowing users to accurately predict and analyse various bitcoin market situations.
9:09 – Roger’s thoughts on how Bitcoin’s systems need to scale in order to capture a larger audience and become accessible all around the world.
11:40 – Incredible market advice and predictions from the guy who literally called Bitcoin’s $1000 price back in 2011 when it was $10 a piece.
13:50 – Find out some of the most promising ways bitcoin can be used to keep data safe in the future.
16: 14 – Some funny insights into how Roger manages his time each day.
16: 42 – The Path to Freedom
- Where Roger sees the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs today in the bitcoin industry.
- The single most important characteristic of success.
- The legacy question: Roger’s ultimate set of instructions for succeeding in life and in business.
“As long as bitcoin is allowed to scale to let more people to use it in a way in which it feels safer, easier, faster and cheaper than traditional payment systems then the price of bitcoin is going to continue to grow.”
“Technology always takes longer than we expect in the short run but always happens much faster than we expect in the long run.”
“Traditional banks are going to be a thing of the past.”
Important notes from this episode:
- Find out everything you need to know about Bitcoin.
- Roger’s latest article on FEE.org.
- Save 15% off Amazon with Bitoin at Purse.io
- Check out Bitcoin Hivemind: a p2p Oracle which absorbs accurate data so that Bitcoin-users can speculate in Prediction Markets.
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