@Bitcoin Twitter account is in the limelight these days due to a controversy over its account being banned from Twitter.
The Bitcoin network forked in 2017 to create a separate chain Bitcoin Cash (BCH) intended to solve the high fees problem through onchain scaling, Since then the @Bitcoin account decided to support BCH. The account tweets about BCH and condemns the BTC network. This evident shift in the twitter account’s support for BCH has enraged some individuals who have reported the account to Twitter administration.
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter has often been tagged by the haters in their tweets to ban the account.
Apparently, a BTC proponent and analyst for Messari, Zack Voell, sent the Twitter CEO a private message, to which Dorsey asked, “What do you recommend we do with it”?
In response to all the controversy surrounding the account, @Bitcoin account tweeted,
Wow, @jack still conspiring with BTC maximalists to reduce the influence of my account, and still ignoring my attempts at communication.
— Bitcoin (@Bitcoin) April 21, 2019
BCH proponents including Roger Ver accused BTC maximalists of conspiring with Twitter to get the account banned on Twitter which would be an act of censorship (even though Twitter is a private corporation). BCH proponents have previously accused maximalists of censorship on the Bitcoin subreddit where posts regarding onchain scaling were deleted.
“The BTC maxis especially don’t like when I point out the obvious contradiction in promoting censorship-resistance as a fundamental value. While they also going around abusing Twitter’s report function to deplatform voices they don’t like. Twitter CEO @jack is aware and is complicit.”
Roger Ver, a major BCH proponent and founder of Bitcoin.com is said to own the @Bitcoin Twitter handle which he has denied multiple times.
BCH partisans have changed their Twitter profile pictures to @Bitcoin to convey their support for the account. A hashtag #WeAreAllBitcoin started by BCH fans has been trending on Twitter.
According to the maximalists view, only one version of bitcoin exists. However, BCH supporters strongly support the fact that there are multiple versions of Bitcoin. Jimmy Song, a BTC proponent carried out a poll on Twitter in which a majority 54% (out of the 6000+) voted to suspend the @bitcoin account.
The @bitcoin account should be
— Jimmy Song (호들놋) (@jimmysong) April 20, 2019
Continuing with the debate, the @Bitcoin Twitter profile is a private account. No person or group other than the owner should interfere with the account’s opinions. Bitcoin is an open source technology, free from copyright, trademarks, and owners. Some believe banning the @Bitcoin account would be an act of censorship.
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