Bitcoin Politics See Bitcoin.org Removal From Bitcoin Core Website Sparks Disputes
Due to a long dispute in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the Bicoin.org site and the anonymous owner, Cobra, have been removed from the Core client’s website. This conflict got initiated due to the fact that Cobra started to show support to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, which splitted from Bitcoin a year ago.
The CEO of Blockstream and other BTC Core supporters said that the site should be managed by other experts rather than Cobra.
Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website
During the last year, the cryptocurrency community has been highly divided on whether to embrace Bitcoin Cash or Bitcoin Core. And many Bitcoin Core (BTC) proponents have been very uncomfortable with some comments made by Cobra.
The problem started when some days ago, a Github contributor decided to open an issue that stated that some individuals feared Bitcoin.org owner. Cobra started calling BCH the ‘Real Bitcoin,’ something that some crypto supporters did not like.
Additionally, the author of the issue in Github said that he did not feel comfortable with an anonymous user controlling the Bitcoin.org domain.
After this situation, the CEO of Blockstream, Adam Back, asked Cobra to give the website to a ‘trusted person or group to hold in trust for the public interest.’ At the same time, Mr. Back attacked Bitcoin Cash by calling it ‘Bcash.’
But Cobra answered back saying:
“Adam, you should not be the CEO of Blockstream. I think you should transfer control of Blockstream to Warren Togami or something. Adam, this notion of ‘community property’ only exists in your head because you want to influence who owns Bitcoin.org so they submit your agenda.”
Following this situation between Cobra and Back, a Github commit to the Bitcoin Core website spread in different social media channels in order to ‘Adjust bitcoincore.org links.’ This request was merged by Wladimir van der Laan, an important Bitcoin Core developer. And yes, Mr. van der Laan removed associated links to Bitcoin.org from the Bitcoincore.org site.
Another Github contributor named Daniel Ginovker attacked the decision of Wladimir saying:
“Cobra, if you read this, I genuinely am on your side at this point. You’ve done an excellent job with Bitcoin.org, and it is in your domain. Don’t succumb to this Blockstream bullying forcing you to give up your playing cards.”
But other Bitcoin Core contributors and supporters were very happy about the decision to remove Bitcoin.org associations.
After this clash between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash supporters wrote on Twitter that Bitcoin is ‘much bigger than Bitcoin Core.’
During the last years Bitcoin enthusiasts have been confuse on what Cobra thinks about Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash and other issues such as scalability, proof-of-work (PoW) and fees.
It seems that the discussion it had with Back and other developers will not convince Cobra to relinquish the domain, at least in the short term.