By CCN Markets: The long-running battle between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters took one other activate Monday. The @Bitcoin Twitter deal with, which beforehand confirmed help for the BCH group, appeared to modify sides instantly.
Within hours, a whole lot of pro-BCH posts have been deleted from the account, although others – including the pinned tweet – curiously stay. Meanwhile, the hyperlink to the Bitcoin whitepaper from the Twitter deal with was redirected from Bitcoin.com (a pro-BCH web site) to Bitcoin.org (a pro-BTC web site).
With no phrase on the matter from both the proprietor(s) of the @Bitcoin account, or the Bitcoin.org website proprietor, the Bitcoin Cash group has been left to speculate.
And speculate they’ve.
Several theories have been put forth, starting from the Twitter account being hijacked to the proprietor deciding to promote the account to a different person.
More conspiratorial theories place Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as the principle offender within the matter. Suspicion falls on Dorsey largely as a result of his investment in Lightning Network developer Lightning Labs, and his refusal to entertain cryptocurrencies other than BTC on Square’s Cash App.
Others nonetheless recommend this one more try at censorship by Blockstream – the non-public firm behind a lot of the flagship cryptocurrency’s improvement.
Bitcoin Propaganda Wars Show No Sign of Ending Soon
The on-line real-estate occupied by the @Bitcoin Twitter account is nicely price preventing over. At slightly below 1 million followers, the deal with is little doubt one of many first stops for these trying to find info on the cryptocurrency for the primary time.
The battle between BTC and BCH supporters has already seen a lot of the web divided up into tribal territories. Bitcoin.org and the /r/Bitcoin subreddit are particularly pro-BTC, and can ridicule, harass, or ban any Bitcoin Cash supporter who wanders in there.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin.com and the /r/BTC subreddit fly the colours of BCH, and their therapy of Bitcoin supporters, whereas much less vehement, is comparable.
Crypto investor Roger Ver was beforehand considered answerable for the @Bitcoin account. Many nonetheless affiliate Ver with the deal with, regardless of the Bitcoin Cash figurehead claiming he had no reference to it in April of final yr.
I’ve by no means owned the @Bitcoin account. It is owned by somebody concerned in Bitcoin since 2009. He helps #BCH, is well-known within the Bitcoin ecosystem, however would not need to take care of incessant trolling so he has chosen to not make his identification public.
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) April 9, 2018
Meanwhile, the proprietor of the Bitcoin.org, who goes by the alias @Cobra, has been very vocal about his distaste for Bitcoin Cash. In January 2019, he recommended the BCH coin price would crash to zero if it didn’t discover new management.
Bitcoin Cash is lifeless. Needs new management and course/goal in any other case it’s going to be price $zero in just a few years.
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) January 18, 2019
Bitcoin Cash laborious forked from the BTC blockchain in 2017 as a result of internal conflict over the BTC block dimension.
The battle of the 2 Satoshi spawn rages on.