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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] advocate Roger Ver shows his support for Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht again

Akash Anand



Bitcoin Cash [BCH] advocate Roger Ver shows his support for Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht again

The cryptocurrency ecosystem has seen quite a few users who were prosecuted for using the decentralized ecosystem for nefarious practices. One standout example of this was Ross Ulbricht, who was jailed in connection with the Silk Road scandal in 2013. He was convicted of money laundering and major computer hacks and was worth a whopping $28.5 million at the time of his arrest. Since then, many proponents from the field of digital assets have come out in support of Ulbricht, claiming that the regulations on which he was arrested were flawed or flimsy.

Roger Ver, the Chief Executive Officer of and a major Bitcoin Cash [BCH] advocate, has been a supporter of Ross Ulbricht for a long time and recently declared his support again with a tweet. In the message, he had tagged Donald Trump, asking for Ulbricht’s release, while also sharing a message from Tim Draper, who supported the Silk Road Founder.

Tim Draper said:

“Free Ross! We need that guy in the economy. That’s all there is to it. He is clearly one of the great entrepreneurs in the world. He should be pardoned, he should get out of jail.”

Draper isn’t the only famous personality in the crypto-verse who has supported Ulbricht in the past, as Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin [LTC], had also come in support of the jailed crypto-enthusiast. Lee had earlier stated:

“Whatever you think of Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, creator of Silk Road, does not deserve a life sentence without the possibility of parole.”

The Free Ross movement has been ongoing for a long time now, with the hashtag #freeross becoming a symbol against oppressive prosecution. Roger Ver had spoken about Ulbricht multiple times earlier and had even written a letter to Ulbricht. The CEO had discussed the issue with Gabriel Cardona on a episode too. He said in the episode:

“Basically, Ross Ulbricht is the person that made Bitcoin start to become popular to being with. He made a useful platform that people started to use. Silk Road was useful, so, people started to use it and that’s what kicked-off this whole ecosystem.”


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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] network is ‘inflated centralized garbage’, tweets Bitrefill’s John Carvalho




Bitcoin Cash [BCH] network is "inflated centralized garbage", tweets Bitrefill's John Carvalho
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John Carvalho, the CCO of Bitrefill and a Bitcoin enthusiast has never shied away from expressing his disapproval of Bitcoin hard fork coins. In his most recent Twitter attack, Carvalho said that BCH was a “counterfeit” of BTC, calling the former’s network “inflated centralized garbage”. He tweeted,

“Bcashers argue against BTC scaling with a punchline of “buy more BCH!” Kinda embarrassing, but they chose a future of begging for liquidity.”

The response followed a recent thread by Peter R Rizun, the Chief Scientist at Bitcoin Unlimited, who stated that the second-layer solution, Lightning Network [LN], could not solve the issue of scalability and high fees plaguing the Bitcoin network.

He opined that once bigger blocks came into the picture, BCH would benefit more as the fork coin’s roadmap was far superior than that of Bitcoin [BTC]. He tweeted,

“This will kick off two competing dynamics within BTC: voice and exit. Some will voice the need for a block size limit increase, while others will exit to BCH as the path of least resistance. Whether BCH flippens BTC at this point will depend on which dynamic is stronger.”

The Chief Scientist added that BCH had more positive aspects and that the “uncertainty” factor would help the fork coin post gains higher than BTC.

Following BitcoinErrorLog’s response to the original tweet, many BTC maximalists expressed a similar sentiment. One of them, Gru, joined in and stated that BCH was cheaper because it was “inherently less valuable”.

Carvalho has been quite vocal about Bitcoin’s scalability solutions, even terming the LN as a trailblazer. This is also not the first time the CCO has called out BTC’s fork coins. Previously, he had criticized all fork coins, calling them a scam and a huge waste of both time and money.

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