Roger Ver is considered a Bitcoin investor of the first hour and a hard advocate of the ‘original’ Bitcoin. He has now announced his intention to open his own exchange, which will carry Bitcoin Cash as its base currency.
The founder and CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, has told Bloomberg in an interview that he wants to set up his own crypto currency exchange in the near future. For the time being, he does not name any names and does not exclude the possibility to upload the project “in-house” (freely translated):
If we build it ourselves, we can make it really, really cheap, and we get exactly what we want. But we don’t have the security of a battle tested stock market that has existed for a while
Ver also kept a low profile on which digital currencies will be available on the Exchange. Nevertheless, he stated that Bitcoin Cash will serve as the base currency.
The Exchange is to be integrated into the existing website bitcoin.com, so that several thousand users come into contact with the new platform every day. This should make it possible to build up a large customer base in the shortest possible time.
The page counts 3.6 million visitors every month according to data from similarweb.com, so that the launch can be successful quickly and smoothly without the need for further external marketing measures.
Pay with Bitcoin Cash at Walmart, Safeway and other retailers
The next big step for the mass adaptation of Bitcoin Cash will be the integration of the BCH Wallet so that users of the Bitcoin.com Wallet can pay at retailers such as Walmart, Safeway or Homedepot.
Users are supposed to get even 1% discount if they use this payment method to buy their goods in the stores of the biggest retailers in the United States.
This step could make a significant contribution to the widespread dissemination of BCH. Walmart has 270 million customers a week, with Home Depot processing over 380 million customer transactions in the last 4 months.
We are curious whether this will have an impact on the price of Bitcoin Cash. The price of BCH falls within the last 24 hours by -1.90 percent to a price of 442.55 euros.