Why Blockchain.info is better than Coinbase or Circle according to Roger Ver

Discussion in 'Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency' started by Millard Baker, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Roger Ver, the majority owner of Blockchain.info, says his company has a better online Bitcoin wallet solution than Coinbase or Circle because it doesn't have to worry about responsibilities of complying with Know Your Customer laws and anti-money laundering regulations; plus the government won't be able to freeze accounts and seize Bitcoin assets at Blockchain.info (at least according to Ver).

    Source: Roger Ver: Blockchain “Will Continue to Dominate” Bitcoin
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  2. pumpingiron22

    pumpingiron22 Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    I transffer all my bits to there
  3. newbie23

    newbie23 Member

    Blockchain is great.

    Only advantage of coin base is you can buy BTC.

    And depending on which side of the row you want to be on, the base is KYC and AML. The chain is not.

    Just make sure you set up your 2 way if you use the chain and back up your phone just in case you lose it.

    Hope this helps
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  4. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    More about Roger Ver, majority owner of Blockchain.info: he's a major supporter of Ross Ulbricht (the alleged founder of the original Silk Market marketplace) and a staunch opponent of the war on drugs.

    Ver has donated $160,000 to the Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Fund and thinks Ulbricht should be applauded for creating Silk Road:

    Ver also believes Bitcoin guarantees the "war on drugs" will be lost:

    Source: http://www.coindesk.com/ross-ulbricht-hero-villain/
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  5. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Roger Ver on the war on drugs:

    Source: http://www.coindesk.com/whats-verdict-bitcoin-community-weighs-ross-ulbricht/

    Source: http://cointelegraph.com/news/11201...te-165k-on-twitter-for-ross-ulbrichts-defense
  6. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Roger Ver explained, in his own words back in 2012, his libertarian philosophy, his entrepreneurial success as a college student who founded MemoryDealers.com, his short-lived political experience as a Libertarian candidate for the California State Assembly, his characterizations of ATF agents as "murderers", the 10-months he spent in federal prison (for selling firecrackers), the judge's assurance that the prison sentence had nothing to do with his "political views", his move to Japan and his goals for Bitcoin.

    Source: http://dailyanarchist.com/2012/11/12/bitcoin-venture-capitalist-roger-vers-journey-to-anarchism/
  7. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    When Paul Krugman complains about Bitcoin's "obvious ideological agenda" and "libertarian anti-government fantasies", he is probably thinking of Roger Ver / Blockchain.info.

    Blockchain.info is the world's most popular Bitcoin website and the online wallet service with the most users

    Do the controversial political views of its majority owner hurt the advancement of Bitcoin?
  8. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Blockchain closes $30.5 million funding round. It's the first funding from outside investors.

    Source: http://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-grow-further-closing-30-5-million-funding-round/

    Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/07/blockchain-goes-from-bootstrapping-to-scoring-30-million/