Crypto Community Sees $100,000 Charity Pledge For Blockstream’s Adam Back To Debate Peter Rizun
Back Seemingly Debates Gigabyte Blocks
Blockstream CEO Adam Back recently tweeted about people arguing for gigabyte blocks, seemingly comparing them to “flat earthers” to the noncomp sci/non-Uber geek. It looks like Peter R. Rizun responded to the comments, calling people to “Remember comments like this when gigabyte blocks are no more impossible than streaming video is today. There are no laws of physics that prevent BCH from scaling to global adoption. In fact, no technological breakthroughs are required—just continued state-of-the-art engineering.” Beck responded.
Afterward, Rizun then directly responded to Beck, tweeting “Adam, I'd like to challenge you to a debate on the merits of scaling bitcoin on-chain versus off-chain. If @PeterMcCormack is willing, he can moderate and use the recording as a podcast.” The conversation seems to have ended there.
Until April 30, when Roger Ver tweeted to Beck “[email protected], what charity would you like to help? Starving kids? The homeless? Pregnant women? The economically illiterate? I’m offering $10k for about an hour of your time. I’ll do the same for @starkness too.” Then on May 8, Paxful CEO Ray Youssef tweeted, “Lets up the antee to 100k. I will match it and we can build two schools for 1200 children in #kenya #builtwithbitcoin #bch helped build the last two 🏫and it can help build the next! 😇” Thus far, Back has not responded, at least publicly.