Roger Ver. Source: a video screenshot.
Roger Ver, a controversial supporter of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) cryptocurrency, plans to develop his own crypto exchange.
It would be an integrated part of the Bitcoin Cash-oriented website and wallet he joined in 2016 – Bitcoin.com – a website which has long faced criticism from the Bitcoin community for misleading new investors into buying BCH instead of Bitcoin (BTC).
His early advocacy for bitcoin earned him the moniker of Bitcoin Jesus, but now he’s the most prominent Bitcoin Cash evangelist.
The early bitcoin investor said during an interview with media in Malta on Tuesday that he is now considering whether to find a partner to create the exchange, or to “build one internally.”
“If we build it ourselves, we can do it really, really cheap, and we get exactly what we want, but we don’t have the security of a battle-tested exchange that’s been around for a while,” Ver said about his plans, while adding that the exchange “will be posted on Bitcoin.com, so we’ll have thousands or tens of thousands of new users every single day.”
Bitcoin Cash would reportedly serve as the base currency of the proposed exchange. However, few other details are known about the new initiative.
Only time will tell whether Ver’s prediction that the success of the new exchange would be guaranteed by the popularity of his domain holds true. What is certain, however, is that Bitcoin.com’s popularity has plummeted this year, according to data from web traffic analytics provider Alexa.com.
Meanwhile, the Bitcoin Cash community is divided over what direction the Bitcoin (BTC) alternative should take in the future. Two proposals about the continued development of the coin – Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash nChain – is currently stirring up so much controversy that it may result in a hard fork, with mining giants Bitmain and CoinGeek on opposite sides of the struggle.
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