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Roger Ver Joins LivenPay’s Advisory Board

Updated: Nov 28, 2019


The Bitcoin Cash creator has joined the advisory board of LivenPay days ahead of its token sale.


Commenting on his new role at the Australian blockchain startup, Roger Ver stated: “The future of cryptocurrencies depends on practical applications for real people and Liven is a prime example of this. I am excited at this opportunity to grow with them and demonstrate the power of cryptocurrencies to the wider world.”


The company is scheduled to start its token sale on February 28th.


Photo: Roger Ver, known as Bitcoin Jesus, in Tokyo (Bloomberg)

Food Tech Using Blockchain


LivenPay is trying to bring blockchain into the trillion-dollar food industry. The company is developing a blockchain-based platform where diners can register, find local eats, and settle the bills using digital currency.


According to Liven’s website, the Australia-based platform has already onboard more than 1000 eating places with 400,000 registered users. The platform has also installed 20,000 point-of-sale devices in businesses across the country.


“We are simply ecstatic that a genuine global star such as Roger Ver has joined our advisory board,” Grace Wong, co-founder and chief evangelist of Liven said. “Roger’s belief in us demonstrates further proof that what we are setting out to do with Liven will truly change the way the world engages in its favorite pastimes, starting with dining out and that’s just the beginning. By making it not only more exciting, but also more frequent for our users by rewarding them with a cryptocurrency that can appreciate in value as the ecosystem grows.”


At LivenPay, Ver has joined the ranks of ProximaX’s CEO Lon Wong, CanYa’s co-founder JP Thor, Mayfair 101’s MD James Mawhinney, and 4 other prominent figures in Australian blockchain community.


Prepared for Upcoming ICO


Ver’s appointment came mere days before the launch of LivenPay’s token sale event which is scheduled to start on 28th February. In the pre-sale, the company has already reached the soft cap of $10 million and is now aiming to target the set hard cap of $28 million.


Given his position at Bitcoin Cash, Ver is constantly trying to undermine Bitcoin including the Lightning Network. By the end of last year, Bitcoin payment processing startup OpenNode rejected his $1.25 million investment offer as Ver wanted the company to work on Bitcoin Cash rather than Bitcoin.