The Roger Ver vs Bitcoin Core (BTC) Battle Continues: “Anything You Can Do We Can Do It Better”
The CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, has been an important figure in the crypto world for a long time. He helped to fund names like Ripple and Coinbase, which are giants of the market today, and also worked for a long time with Bitcoin.
However, after the hard fork that created Bitcoin Cash, he started to defend the new token as the better option, an opinion that he was voiced a lot of times ever since.
Now, Ver has repeated that BCH can do better than BTC at all times again. This happened at an episode of Bitcoin.com’s video channel, you can watch it here:
The video reunited Roger Ver, Gabriel Cardona (director and head of research and development at Bitcoin Cash), Bitcoin Jesus, Aska Eiki (BCH promoter in Japan) and Emil Oldenburg (CTO of Bitcoin.com).
This episode first discussed the new Galaxy S10 model of Samsung, which will have a crypto wallet and Elon Musk’s embrace of cryptos. However, the discussion soon started to be focused on the old battle of Bitcoin Core versus Bitcoin Cash.
Roger Ver Affirms that Bitcoin Cash Is The Better Bitcoin
The conversation started when the group started to talk about Tippin.me, a service that is powered by Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. The service started to become really famous recently and it allowed the users to send and receive payments with the LN using a custodial wallet, which is the kind of wallet that a company holds your cryptos for you.
Ver did not lose the chance to affirm that being excited about custodial services is basically “missing the entire point” and that people should not be excited with them (presumably holding their own tokens instead with private keys).
Cardona affirmed that he is not impressed with the Lightning Network and that the people who are mostly the ones who missed the scaling debate that happened around 2014 and 2015. According to him, people only think that the LN is better than BCH because of social media campaigns and pure censorship.
He described the user experience of the LN as degrading when compared to BCH and affirmed that it is the superior coin in any possible case, an opinion which Ver agreed. He affirmed that Bitcoin.com has more people on a single day than the Lightning Network has until today (a piece of information that was not backed with any data).
Oldenburg used the occasion to affirm that he knew that the BTC was not “useable” and Ver affirmed that he does not hate the LN but is very skeptic about it, despite “wishing its success”. Ver was very vocal at the episode and even accused some crypto wallets of being scams because they were like custodial bank accounts.
Schnorr Signatures Will Allow Bitcoin Cash To Use The Lightning Network
Curiously enough, after the group bashed the Bitcoin Lightning Network so much, Oldenburg affirmed that people will be able to trade BCH using the LN with Schnorr Signatures in the future.
In an even more curious move, Cardona has affirmed that the BCH model will work even better than the LN actually does as soon as it is updated because the LN is nothing next to BCH. It may, according to him, be better in theory, but its user experience is simply not good at all, which makes the whole usage very poor.
He also affirmed that the LN would work better with bigger blocks. They admitted that their discourse was inflammatory, but affirmed that it was also the truth.
The truth is that the whole episode was a huge piece of propaganda for BCH. Roger Ver, as well as the other people involved, are always BCH defenders, so they will always defend it. What do you think? Is Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash better? Both sides certainly have very strong arguments.