‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Preaches Libertarian Gospel of Crypto & Crack Cocaine
Roger Ver, better known as “Bitcoin Jesus,” preaches a libertarian gospel that venerates crypto and condemns cops who arrest you for smoking crack cocaine. | Source: World Blockchain Forum/Keynote/YouTube (i), Shutterstock (ii). Image Edited by CCN.
By CCN: Roger Ver took to YouTube to read another letter from Ross Ulbricht, creator of the first darknet market using Bitcoin. The libertarian idealist used the opportunity to rail against the war on drugs.
Roger Ver Reads Letter from Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht
Roger Ver – once nicknamed “Bitcoin Jesus” for his rabid crypto evangelism – is more recently best known as a major proponent of Bitcoin Cash, which he views as remaining more faithful to the vision of Satoshi Nakamoto than Bitcoin.
Ross Ulbricht, meanwhile, is currently serving a life sentence in federal prison for his role in providing a safe place for people to buy and sell drugs online. Some have argued that Silk Road created the first real demand for Bitcoin, which was the only currency used on the website.
Ver makes a habit of sharing the letters Ulbricht writes him, and he has been one of Ulbricht’s most vocal and generous supporters. The letter thanks Ver for his continued support and notes that he is organizing a benefit concert soon in Los Angeles.
Bitcoin Jesus: You Absolutely Have the Right to Smoke Crack
After reading the letter, Roger Ver unleashed an emotional monologue about the war on drugs, of which he believes Ross Ulbricht is an unfortunate victim.
He presented a boilerplate libertarian stance that drugs should not be illegal,