Ver has been a long time proponent of voluntaryism, the idea that all human interactions should be by mutual consent, or not at all. He doesn’t make exceptions for people wearing uniforms and working in buildings with flags in front. He earned the tittle through his angel investment rounds during the early years of Bitcoin development.
In 2011, his company, Memorydealers.com , became the first mainstream company to start accepting bitcoin as payment. He then went on to create Bitcoinstore.com, the first website in the world to accept bitcoin as payment for hundreds of thousands of items, and was a major driver in the first wave of merchant adoption. He became the first person in the entire world to start investing in Bitcoin startups. Nearly singlehandedly, he funded the seed rounds for the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses.