In a weekly video uploaded on YouTube, Roger Ver, a famend proponent of Bitcoin Money, spoke of the latest developments related to the crypto-space. A key focus of this video was the arrest of Virgil Griffith, an Ethereum analysis scientist. Ver mentioned,
“The North Korean authorities is totally terrible. I used to be invited to go to the identical convention however I mentioned no […] as a result of I used to be fearful of the North Korean authorities. But it surely seems that I ought to’ve been much more afraid of the American Authorities and the identical goes for Virgil.”
Ver went on to thank Virgil for making an attempt to make the world a greater place, including that he seems ahead to a day when everybody can declare independence for themselves individually, moderately than celebrating nationalistic independence days.
Virgil Griffith’s arrest has induced an uproar inside the trade. Some, together with Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin, have overtly declared their assist for Virgil. Alternatively, Laura Shin, the host of Unchained podcast, has criticized Griffith who, in her phrases, needed to “assist the dictator who locks up folks together with their household and the 2 generations after them.”
Buterin had tweeted,
1. Geopolitical open-mindedness is a *advantage*. It is *admirable* to go to a bunch of folks that one has been educated since childhood to consider is a Most Evil Enemy, and listen to out what they must say. The world could be higher if extra folks on all sides did that.
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) December 1, 2019
Ver additionally addressed Bitcoin.com’s function as a media accomplice to the World Blockchain Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. Ver highlighted a bunch of eminent audio system who could be current on the occasion, together with Yosuke Yoshida of EMURGO, Branson Lee of Morpheus Labs, Clayton Roche of MakerDAO, and Felix Mago of DASH.