Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Advocate Roger Ver Storms Debate Against BTC Enthusiasts
In a recently posted Video, Roger Ver, popularly regarded as Bitcoin Jesus took on many BTC enthusiasts in an hostile manner. Here is what we captured in the debate.
Bitcoin Jesus attended the Huobi Carnival event in South Korea earlier this week, he took on several bitcoin core enthusiasts who were armed with cameras and a portable microphone. As one of the biggest early-day ‘marketers' (word of mouth) of the Bitcoin movement, the reason Ver apparently approached them was to get answers to some of the issues he has against Bitcoin since the BTC vs BCH hard fork split happened.
While he said the debate was not meant to shoot the debaters on the foot, however, he raised some questions on how the admin of Subreddit Bitcoin community do censor posts, especially the ones that has to do with Bitcoin cash or tackles Bitcoin core, saying posts that are “in lockstep with the opinion of Bitcoin Core supporters” are frown at in the group.
According to a proponent of Bitcoin core who replied Ver, the idea does not signify censorship, he said therefore agree that “bitcoin cash opinion conflicts with that of people that are in favor of Bitcoin Core development mentality”, maintaining afterward that information on Bitcoin cash are being spread everywhere which signals that nothing is being censored.
The replier, identified as Reuben, said Bitcoin Cash proponents should have a place of theirs saying the subbredit BTC is pro bitcoin cash.
While speaking one Calvin delved into the discussion stating that he feels r/Bitcoin is not an issue and that no other group truly represent bitcoin core completely or speaks for bitcoin.
Then Ver question on why posts are being deleted from r/BTC, however, Calvin said the internet is a free world, and r/BTC is being managed privately and does not represent the interest of bitcoin at any time.
Original Bitcoin Whitepaper?
Afterward, Ver questioned on the original Bitcoin whitepaper which specifically demands for a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system”. He said, which of the two, BTC or BCH represents the aim of the paper.
Reuben responded that being peer-to-peer cash is among the interest of the BTC project, however, it is not the primary goal.
He accepted that BCH appears as the primary goal, but the BTC project is instead more concerned with censorship resistance, according to Ruben.
He said: “Censorship resistance has to come first, because it’s not going to be peer-to-peer if it’s not censorship resistant.”
Ver asked Reuben to expatiate on the information provided on the importance of being digital cash versus focusing on censorship resistance.
Reuben, then replied: “I think you can’t reach the goal [of being a peer-to-peer cash system] without censorship resistance, therefore it comes first. They are both goals, but one has to precede the other.”
At this time, the argument has turned into a more tensed situation despite Reuben’s move to make it cool, saying, ”I think that the reason we are having this discussion is for you to try to […] out me as somebody having some kind of unreasonable opinion.”
“It kind of feels like you’re trying to draw me out to say something that is objectionable and use it as a soundbite, whereas I would prefer to have an honest conversation about our differences.”
Reasons to fall apart
The discussion has started having reasons to call it a day, turning into more of shouting than meaningful engagement.
Ver wanted to know during the discussion if anybody is being censored for using Bitcoin Cash. To this, Calvin wanted to know also if anybody is being for using Ripple’s XRP, and referenced a hashtag called #XRPstandard.
He said from their research, the hashtag is used in tweets about XRP, asking how those tweeting about it found it useful, or had high hopes for it.
Ver then asked about the meaning of the hashtag, and Calvin made known that it was simply “fun to say”, and so he planned on saying it repeatedly.