Like most communities, the cryptocurrency sector has its own popular forum platform where it discusses the technology and most recent developments. The trouble is, at least as far as the crypto-community goes, the largest bitcoin-based forums are bogged down by censorship when it comes to the scaling debate.
For example, many uses have been banned on Reddit’s forum r/bitcoin and Bitcointalk.org for speaking about their various opinions about scaling on the bitcoin network. Most recently, an reddit users on r/bitcoin was banned for asking in a post “What is the recommended procedure to safely update a bitcoin node if I have a Lightening node with channels open?” Moderators banned the users and called him a “low-effort concern troll, lying, spreading malicious propaganda, obvious Bcash shill.” Due to the pro-banning and anti-open discuss and speech attitude of these forums, many individuals have opted for an uncensored version of Bitcointalk.org, called Bitcoincashtalk.org.
Bitcoincashtalk.org “aim[s] to gather software developers, businesses, enthusiasts – anyone interested in a decentralized peer-to-peer digital currency for a free world or believes in everyone’s right to privacy is welcome.” As the forum’s creator mentions “free speech is a core value for Bitcoincashtalk.org, any discussion is allowed as long as you respect the non-aggression principle and the forum rules.”
The platform features various sections for all types of topics and the site is similar to Bitcointalk.org in the sense that it has sections for general and technical discussions about BCH and full node implementation. Users can also discuss mining, project development, economics and information on cryptocurrency and marketplaces. In addition, the forum allows for different languages like Spanish, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.
Bitcoin Cash proponents seem to receive the new website positively.