- Roger Ver once again publicly calls Bitcoin users people who favor “censorship”
- He previously has claimed that BCH is the ‘real’ Bitcoin, not BTC
Earlier this week, Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver, who is also a huge Bitcoin Cash enthusiast attacked Bitcoin on twitter. Roger who is previously known for publicly mocking Bitcoin and claiming that Bitcoin Cash is the true rendition of satoshi’s invention. This time, Roger, popularly known as Bitcoin Jesus tweeted that Bitcoin is a currency that’s for people who are fond of “censorship” and who also would be comfortable to see “dissenting voices silenced”. His tweet stated:
“If you enjoy censorship and have dissenting voices silenced, then BTC is the right crypto for you. If you enjoy liberty, financial sovereignty, and open discussions, then Bitcoin Cash or just about anything other than BTC is the right crypto for you.”
He does have a point
A few days back Roger did share with his followers an old medium article called “A (brief and incomplete) history of censorship in /r/Bitcoin.” The post was created by an anonymous user going by the name ‘John Blocke’ and it highlighted the history of censorship in the Bitcoin community. The article showed various reddit posts dating back to 2015 which as per the author were example of censorship within the BTC community. Roger thinks that Bitcoin Cash, an 18 month old product of the Bitcoin hardfork is the real Cryptocurrency that promotes “liberty”.
Bitcoin Cash isn’t looked upon well by majority of the crypto universe but it does have a really strong community. BCH has been in the sixth spot on the coin ladder because it’s got tough competitors like EOS and LTC. They even have a $400 million market cap lead from BCH but as reported by ChainBulletin, in their recent study they have found that the community to be really ‘passionate’. According to the research, BCH’s subreddit activity has been spiking recently and has an “activity score” of 115,676 ahead of some of the most popular coins like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. Roger has been really keen on letting everyone know this on twitter. Earlier this February, Roger was seen mocking Bitcoin in one of his tweets that said:
“Who needs ‘Digital gold’ that’s slower and more expensive to move than electronic cash that has the same scarcity?”
Controversy and rivalry
Twitter users weren’t all ok with Roger’s taunting. People weren’t comfortable being labeled as those who favor “censorship” while calling out all other coins as those that actually promote the true motive of Satoshi Nakamoto. Jorg Molt, author of “The generation Bitcoin”, and founder of satoshi-school.com has also be seen lashing out telling that Roger has been tricking people with a “worthless” coin like Bitcoin Cash. The rivalry between proponents of BTC and BCH is likely to be with us for some time.