Roger Ver
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Roger Ver

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Roger Ver has been a long time proponent of voluntaryism, the idea that all human interactions should be by mutual consent, or not at all. He is most well know for his work promoting Bitcoin. In 2011, his company, Memorydealers.com, became the first mainstream company to start accepting bitcoin as payment. He then went on to create Bitcoinstore.com, the first website in the world to accept bitcoin as payment for hundreds of thousands of items, and was the impetus for the future wave of merchant adoption. He also became the first person in the entire world to start investing in Bitcoin startups. Nearly singlehandedly, he funded the seed rounds for the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses. 

Some other notable actions were:

His $10,000 bitcoin bet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfydIbhduu0

His resulting $1M USD donation to the Foundation For Economic Education, fee.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orzhba2dV1A

His $160,000 donation to the defense of Ross Ulbricht, creator of the Silk Road
FreeRoss.org

His paying over $100,000 for national radio ads on more than a hundred stations across the USA advertising Bitcoin from 2011 to 2014

Multiple billboards advertising bitcoin in Silicon Valley, including the infamous, Honey Badger of Money design.

Giving away thousands of bitcoins all over the world, to anyone who would listen.


In his earlier life, he was most influenced by the works of Murray Rothbard, but was also inspired by the likes of Fredric Bastiat, Henry Hazlitt, Leonard Read, Frederick Hayek, Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, David Friedman, and many others in the Austrian school of economic thought.
More information on these types of ideas can be found at www.fee.org and www.mises.org 

More recently he has been inspired by the works of Larken Rose, and Michael Huemer on philosophy regarding the legitimacy of government's right to exist at all. He highly recommends both of their books:

Visit www.rogerver.com for more info & updates

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