Guess who’s worried about Bitcoin? “Bitcoin Jesus,” that’s who.
Following the launch of Bitcoin futures on the Cboe and amid a veritable whirlwind of publicity the launch created on Monday for the crypto space, Roger Ver spoke to CNBC’s Fast Money, and here’s what he had to say:
I think in the short run it can run up a lot more. But it’s no longer a cryptocurrency. It’s just a game of hot potato at this point, and games of hot potatoes can go on for a long time, and lots of people can pump a lot of money into it and it might go on for even decades.
But as far as its [being] used as money, the developers behind that have destroyed that at this point.
I’m really, really concerned about the future of bitcoin.
Of course these days, “Jesus” is “preaching” bitcoin cash and he thinks maybe you should “give it a use.” His latest Reddit post (which was more than a little derisive) brought out the cat calls. Here are some choice replies:
Roger, you’re gonna be writing a lot more apologies if you keep acting this way.
Roger you can’t complain and lose your temper over people calling BCH by the wrong name and then call BTC ‘cripple coin.’
You’re just asking for it if you continue like that. BTC’s limitations speak for themselves; there’s no need for childish rhetoric.
Au contraire Reddit – there’s always a need for childish rhetoric. Especially when it comes to Bitcoin.
In any event, this back and forth isn’t exactly new, but the interview is, so we thought it was worth posting the video:
Invariably, some readers will deride that as a case of sour grapes, but remember, that’s what people called “Jesus” do – they turn water into sour grapes.