Roger Ver gives $100 Bitcoin Cash to South Korea governor; Is he boosting BCH over Bitcoin?
Roger Ver has recently sent Won Hee-ryong, the governor of Jeju Island of South Korea $100 worth of Bitcoin Cash at a public event. The interesting turn of event occurred during Ver’s recent visit to the Jeju Island.
Why Roger Ver gave the $100 worth Bitcoin Cash?
As reported by CCN, Ver, who is the world’s first investor in Bitcoin startups, was visiting the island to attend an event where he endorsed cryptocurrencies & discussed the benefits of cryptocurrencies and the future of the blockchain industry with the South Korean politician.
In order to authenticate the capability of cryptocurrencies, the investor of Bitcoin startups like Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Z.cash, BitPay, Kraken and Purse.io, sent the amount to the governor and his associates.
The governor’s opinion
Won Hee-ryon, who attended the cryptocurrency conference, has publicly acknowleged his interested of getting the country involved in crypto-related businesses.
The largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula – Jeju Island, has been trying to adopt cryptocurrencies in order to build a friendly ecosystem for cryptocurrency businesses. Boosting the same, the government of Jeju Island has said that it is considering to drop the initial coin offering (ICO) ban on domestic startups that would let regional companies with token sales within the Jeju Island.
Ver’s gesture in South Korea rose legal issues, as per the Kim Yeong-Ran rule that forbids sending payment to the governor. However, the Governor came to the fore and stated that this incident is an exception and no legal step will be taken.
Ver’s apparent Bitcoin Cash [BCH] boost
Ver on 3rd August, said: “BCH is Bitcoin” in one of its Twitter posts. The $100 worth Bitcoin Cash donation to the governor also came in simultaneously. From these back to back events, it might be speculated that the Bitcoin enthusiast might be shifting his focus to Bitcoin Cash.
Consider the fact that BTC supporters are opposed to the use case laid out in the very title of the white paper that defines what Bitcoin is.
BCH is Bitcoin. pic.twitter.com/Hajgbyg8vP
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) August 3, 2018
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