Update: The video was taken down due to violation of “YouTube’s Terms of Service”
Roger Ver, the CEO of Bitcoin.com and a well-known Bitcoin Cash proponent, is the latest to comment on the Craig Wright controversy by releasing a video titled ‘Special Message to Craig Wright’.
In the short-video, Ver asserted that Craig Wright was a “liar and a fraud”, adding “sue me again!”. Notably, Ver and Wright were on good terms with each other, however, their alliance was broken due to the Bitcoin Cash hard fork, which took place in November 2018.
Prior to the hard fork, Ver had even stated “Satoshi or not, the things Craig Wright is saying are exactly the things that caused me to sign up for Bitcoin in the first place” in a 2017 interview with Motherboard. The Bitcoin Cash hard fork hash war, however, saw Ver and Wright on opposite teams, with Ver supporting the Bitcoin ABC fork and Wright standing against the hard fork and promoting the Satoshi Vision upgrade.
The bitter war had Ver stating that “maybe” he was fooled by Craig Wright, after he received an email from Wright. The email read,
“If you want war… I will do 2 years of no trade […] I will see BCH trade at 0 for few years. Will you? Side with ABC, you hate Bitcoin, you are my enemy. You have fucking no idea what that means. You will. I AM Satoshi. Have a nice life. You will now discover me when pissed off. And, no. You could have had proof. You choice.”
Nevertheless, this statement led to several members in the cryptocurrency community pointing out his previous statements that were in favor of Craig Wright, even when several influencers were against him.
Todu, a Reddit user, said,
“Haha. Nice and succinct! You could however also say that “[I think that] Craig Wright is definitely not Satoshi.” because you still have never said that very clearly. It’s possible to think that Craig is a liar and a fraud and that he’s Satoshi anyway […]”
Interestingly, Bitcoin Cash [BCH] was the only coin in the top 10 to record a notable hike. According to CoinMarketCap, the coin was trading at $317.06 with a market cap of over $5 billion. The coin recorded a hike of over 5 percent in the past 24 hours and the past seven days.
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Bitcoin Cash is ‘stupid’ and Roger Ver is a ‘scammer,’ claims Blockstream’s Samson Mow
In the latest edition of Magical Crypto Friends, Blockstream’s Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream, criticized Bitcoin’s fork coins and their influential proponents.
Whale Panda, one of the most popular influencers in the crypto-ecosystem, addressed a myriad of subjects on the episode. One such subject was Bitcoin Cash [BCH] reversing a malicious entity’s transaction via a 51% attack. He started out by addressing the much-hyped fork coin attack and said,
“.. after the hard fork someone claimed the segwit coins and two [mining] pools and colluded took them for themselves to redistribute them to righteous owners”
Countering the former’s use of the term “righteous owner,” Samson Mow, who has been critical of Bitcoin Cash, took a shot at the community and added,
“How do you even know who owned them? [..] they just they gave the coins back under the rule of Finders Keepers”
According to Whale Panda, the attack highlighted how vulnerable the Bitcoin hard fork coin is to attacks. Following the statement, Mow called Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com and popular BCH enthusiast, a “scammer,” adding that the “only thing that matters is that BCash is stupid.”
He further explained that the entire reversal of transactions was possible in BCH because of “low hashrate” and would not have happened in Bitcoin Core [BTC]. Agreeing with Mow’s statement, Charlie Lee, creator of Litecoin [LTC] said,
“.. that’s true because if Bitcoin Cash, really does like die from this they can just go back to mine Bitcoin and they wouldn’t really lose their cash cow, right. Their miners won’t be worthless, but if they did this on Bitcoin and really hurt Bitcoin’s value, it’s gonna hurt their profitability by quite a bit.”
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