The former ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver tweeted to support the Ethereum research team member Virgil Griffith. He has been arrested for travelling to North Korea in April this year to partake in the local blockchain and cryptocurrency conference where he reportedly showed the audience how the Ethereum blockchain could be used for averting the impact of the US sanctions.
Is Roger Ver against the sanctions imposed by US on North Korea?
Roger Ver tweeted:
‘People opposing sanctions are opposing war.’
In the comment thread, the venture investor Calvin Ayre who is a major supporter of the Bitcoin SV chain and the self-proclaimed Satoshi Craig Wright wrote that Roger Ver is going against his own government and that is normally considered treason. With capital punishment to follow, he adds.
goign against your own government when at war is called treason. I believe it carries a capital punishment in some cases.— Calvin Ayre (@CalvinAyre) November 30, 2019
Calvin Ayre and Roger Ver are on the opposites sides of the war field, since back in November 2018, Ayre supported Craig Wright in conducting the Bitcoin Cash hard fork and the Bitcoin SV creation. That event made the Bitcoin price plunge and caused a long lasting bloodbath in the crypto market.
Vitalik Buterin’s sarcastic ‘blessing’
Virgil Griffith was arrested by FBI for providing data to North Korea on how to evade the US sanctions.
The press release from the US authorities states:
“As alleged, Virgil Griffith provided highly technical information to North Korea, knowing that this information could be used to help North Korea launder money and evade sanctions. In allegedly doing so, Griffith jeopardized the sanctions that both Congress and the president have enacted to place maximum pressure on North Korea’s dangerous regime.”
Earlier this year, when Griffith announced his intention to go to the conference in North Korea and asked whether anyone wanted to join him, Vitalik Buterin replied to him: ‘Enjoy’.
BeatzCoin’s Misha Lederman: end of Ethereum is near
A prominent Tron supporter and the CCO of BeatzCoin, Misha Lederman, assumes that the current situation may do serious harm to the reputation of Ethereum which will be hard to correct.
"Enjoy!" tweeted @VitalikButerin to @virgilgr as he revealed that he was heading to the most repressive country on earth, North Korea@virgilgr is now arrested by the FBI for aiding Pyongyang in evading US sanctions through #Ethereum blockchain— Misha Lederman (@mishalederman) November 29, 2019
"Enjoy!" might be ETH's downfall. https://t.co/3CDTIi29eL pic.twitter.com/0Ka74YvbAi