Early Crypto Pioneer Roger Ver Thinks Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is How Bitcoin (BTC) was Initially Planned
CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, recently caused a bit of an uproar in the crypto community about Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and the regular Bitcoin (BTC). Ver, who is known to be a publicly vocal supporter and advocate for Bitcoin Cash, posted a tweet implying that BCH should be regarded as the real cryptocurrency and not BTC.
On the 17th of January 2019, Ver took to Twitter to caution the general public and potential investors, asking them to be mindful about what exactly they intend to invest their money on.
The Contentious Statement
“If you are buying BTC in 2019 because you think it is Bitcoin, you are being fooled. You actually are looking for BCH, the peer to peer electronic cash system for online payments”. He tweeted
Roger Ver seemed to back up his assertion by posting the original Bitcoin whitepaper which was written by Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym credited with the development of bitcoin and the subsequent creation and deployment of bitcoin’s original reference implementation. This claim seemed to support the Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.
Even though Bitcoin Cash went through a hardfork in November of 2018, Roger Ver never stopped being vocally in support of Bitcoin Cash.
It’s very safe to say that the Twitter crypto community, who saw Ver’s tweet, did not take the statement very kindly. Most people felt that such a statement was careless because BTC is currently at the top of grid, holding more than half of the entire crypto market. A few users even berated Roger Ver by saying he’s only trying to be controversial because Bitcoin Cash is not doing very well and is a lot less successful when compared to Bitcoin.
This is not the first time Roger is taking fire for controversial statements.