Bitcoin.com Controversy: Bitcoin Cash has taken things a little too far on its crusade to promote itself, A strategy that has led the ecosystem to a polarization never seen before in the history of the blockchain. While the relationship between ETC advocates and ETH could be described as controversial — two communities whose philosophies are radically different and are critical of each other — the relationship between BTC and its fork BCH is worse and now the lack of seriousness from camp BCH in their strategies has reached a limit.
In recent weeks, the actions of Roger Ver – the man at the head of the BCH community, began listing BCH as Bitcoin which angered users. Ver, who owns Bitcoin.com has used the site to promote specific tactics that have been described by many as misleading.
A few weeks ago, a community initiative began to gather momentum, seeking to sue Roger Ver for confusing users by listing BCH under the name Bitcoin, when in reality Bitcoin is BTC in all markets. Not only content with that, Ver decided to list the real BTC under the name Bitcoin Core, when Bitcoin Core is the name of the famous Satoshi Client and the original bitcoin wallet.
Because of actions like these, users disapproved of the way BCH adopters promoted the currency. As a result of the complaints, Bitcoin.com listed BCH as Bitcoin Cash and BTC as Bitcoin again on some parts of its website.
However, four days ago when Twitter account @bitcoin called BTC “an experimental coin with no whitepaper”, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back, provoking reactions from important personalities like Mike Novogratz who responded in a very heated tone:
Bitcoin Cash is the oldest cryptocurrency. Its white paper was published in 2008 and the genesis block mined in January 2009.
Bitcoin Core (BTC) is an experimental currency that does not have a white paper and has only operated under its current model for two years. pic.twitter.com/YBeepJlwC5
— Bitcoin (@Bitcoin) May 4, 2018
As a result of the Bitcoin.com controversy, Coinmarketcap, one of the reference sites when researching the status and characteristics of cryptos around the world, decided to remove Bitcoin.com from the list of official Bitcoin websites.
This was inevitable. Bitcoin.com is possibly the number one searched domain name when looking for information regarding Bitcoin – even more than bitcoin.org which is now the only official website. The kind of controversy that Bitcoin.com is stirring up means it doesn’t hold a neutral position regarding cryptos. This seems to warrant its removal from one of the worlds biggest crypto related platforms.
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Another reference website – CoinCall, listed BCH as the “shitcoin with the most market cap. The reasons for such a decision are explained on a popup: “intentionally misleading newcomers to believe it’s the ‘real’ Bitcoin, for example by misusing bitcoin.com and the @bitcoin Twitter handle.”
So far there have been no comments from Roger Ver or the bitcoin.com team. It is quite obvious that the Bitcoin.com controversy has ruffled industry feathers. However, it is important to note that Bitcoin.com is still one of the official forums for the most popular cryptocurrency on the market.
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