Roger Ver Continues to Bash BTC for its Crypto Community Censorship and Voice Silencing Tactics
The world’s top cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), has faced multiple challenges to gaining mass adoption as scalability and transaction speed issues crippling the blockchain. The coin further underwent a hard fork 18 months ago, as Bitcoin Cash took some fame off the pioneer chain. Notwithstanding, Roger Ver, a big proponent of Bitcoin Cash and founder of Bitcoin.com, recently launched attacks on Bitcoin on his Twitter feed.
Roger is heavily against the teachings and working of Bitcoin, as it has been seen with his constant condemnation of the platform. The criticism on Twitter from Bitcoin Jesus, as he is popularly known across the Bitcoin Cash community, was quickly dismissed by sections of his followers.
Ver tweeted that Bitcoin (BTC) enhances censorship and those who support the cause of the pioneer chain are supporting to silence “dissenting voices”. The founder of Bitcoin.com further called on these Bitcoin followers to switch to Bitcoin Cash or other cryptocurrencies. He further explained that these other cryptocurrencies offer better financial freedom to Bitcoin. His tweet read,
“If you enjoy censorship and having dissenting voices silenced, then BTC is the right crypto for you.
If you enjoy liberty, financial sovereignty, and open discussions, then Bitcoin Cash or just about anything other than BTC is the right crypto for you.”
To verify his point, Roger shared a Medium article by John Blocke (pseudo name), “A history of censorship in /r/Bitcoin”. The Reddit page is not directly associated with Bitcoin platform but a section of the Bitcoin community hence raising questions on the legitimacy of Bitcoin being censored. The medium report was incomplete and lacked concrete facts. The content highlighted Reddit posts that were censored from the /r/Bitcoin page.
Roger Tweet Receives Backlash From “Bitcoin Twitter”
Some of the tweeps on his page were not pleased with the comments as they tore down Roger for showing his ego and arrogance in a move to promote Bitcoin Cash. One tweep addressed the issue of censorship around /r/Bitcoin saying,
“You’re associating a trustless, secure, and decentralized currency (BTC) with the mass opinion that your viewpoint is incorrect. BTC is not censoring you. People who support BTC are censoring you. These are different things yet you group them together in order to support BCH.”
Bitcoin Cash In The Market Today
Discrediting Bitcoin doesn’t seem to affect the top coin as much as BCH as the latter dropped two places on the market capitalization rankings. The BCH coin is currently placed sixth after Eos (EOS) and Litecoin (LTC) both experienced double digits growth in the past week. BCH is currently trading at $122.80 USD, representing a slight 1% drop in the past 24 hours. The market cap stands at $2.16 Billion USD.