Liberland President Vít Jedlička Talks Freedom, Merit Token Launched on Bitcoin Cash

TL;DR: Vít Jedlička just celebrated four years of working on his visionary project, Liberland. It’s a startup country, founded on libertarian principles. His journey has been a pretty interesting one. As he continues to move forward on the idea, he’s brought along a full concept housing development structure, a Danube-floating houseboat, and is now incorporating blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Merit (LLM) is one of the first Bitcoin Cash (BCH) SLP tokens out there, and it is actively being traded. This episode is available embedded in the article below, and on YouTubeiTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherRadio PublicBreakerPocketCastsPodBean, and Overcast.

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Liberland President Vít Jedlička Talks Freedom, Merit Token

Vít Jedlička is one driven dude. Imagine what it would be like to tell people you’re starting a new country. The laughter. The derision. And, when you find a spot no one believed you could, what happens next? Can you guess? All those who doubted you in the first place drum up an entire new batch of objections.

Liberland President Vít Jedlička Talks Freedom, Merit Token Launched on Bitcoin Cash
Inside the Danube-based Liberland houseboat.

Four years later, and Jedlička can declare at least a small amount of victory. The slice of land between Croatia and Serbia on the Danube River remains relatively uncontested, and looks to stay that way due to international treaties and border agreements. It seems to be merely a waiting game as Jedlička tries to show bureaucrats he can develop a peaceful, autonomous space that can be a social and economic booster for a region known for its hard times.

Despite it all, Jedlička soldiers on, making friends where he can and taking advantage of legal opportunities when they arrive. The latest innovation involves bringing cryptocurrency and blockchain to the European Union through a number of fronts, and all of them practical. In fact, a SLP token on the BCH chain has already been created and is traded on an exchange. He’s also looking into other blockchains such as EOS. Liberland is a slow, methodical build, one that appears to have a longer time preference, and Jedlička explains how it came about and what he hopes to achieve in the near future.

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