Tone Vays, Willy Woo Assume Roger Ver Has Paid for This Vending Machine to Accept BCH Instead of Bitcoin

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 11:42
Yuri Molchan
Roger Ver published a video of someone paying with crypto at a HK vending machine. It accepts BCH, BNB and ETH, but not Bitcoin. Top Bitcoiners are speculating, why
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On his Twitter page, prominent Bitcoin Cash supporter Roger Ver has published a video of someone (perhaps himself) using a vending machine in Hong Kong and paying with crypto.

However, Ver pointed out that the machine accepts BNB, ETH, BCH, etc, but not Bitcoin. Why is BTC not welcome here, he asked, immediately offering an answer – because of the BTC network falts which BCH does not have.

Top Bitcoiners Willy Woo and Tone Vays have offered their answers too.

Image via Twitter, @rogerkver

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Tone Vays: Has that vending machine company been paid?

In the video, a person is buying a face mask in Hong Kong and pays with Bitcoin Cash for it. He also shows that apart from BCH, the vending machine accepts Binance Coin (BNB), Ethereum (ETH) and a few other cryptos, but not Bitcoin.

Famous Bitcoin trader Tone Vays was the first to respond that Roger Ver had probably paid the maker of these vending machines in order to get the BTC payments feature excluded, assumingly meaning this particular machine in the video.

Vays also doubts whether there have been many purchases with those altcoins since the video was made. And if there have been any altcoins spent there, he assumes, they were immediately sold out for the local fiat currency.

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Willy Woo: lower-tier altcoins often pay to get access to ATMs

Trader and crypto entrepreneur Willy Woo has agreed to Vays assumption about buying this BTC removal.

Woo added that low-tier altcoins can often make their way into ATMs through their creators having to pay for it. And that raises questions of how centralized those crypto projects are, he added.

Image vie Twitter, @woonomic


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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today, can be contacted at

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