This is a list of reasons why Bitcoin Cash, with its self-proclaimed “CEO” Roger Ver, have been looking really bad to me personally. It is just my opinion, but it is shared by many, and so I decided to outline some facts that I based it on. I’m not an expert at the processes that go under the hood and I’m as biased as anyone, so this is purely based on what I have been reading online. I follow lots of experts and thinkers and I read a lot every day, and I try to be critical when I read other people’s opinions before I form my own. So here are some of the main reasons I’ve come to view Roger Ver as a dishonest person, and Bitcoin Cash as a failed fork:
Reason #1: Roger Ver promoted Mt. Gox Before the Disaster
For those who don’t know, Mt Gox was one of the earliest Crypto exchanges that was built so extremely poorly that it was eventually hacked, resulting in all their money being stolen. All Mt Gox users lost their money. People lost millions. It was one of the earliest disasters in the history of cryptocurrency, and an absolute disaster it was indeed, creating an era of despair and keeping the price of Bitcoin low for more than a year. Nonetheless, before the hack happened, tons of people kept jumping on Mt Gox depositing their precious coins there hoping to make money trading. And guess what, Roger Ver gave many people a false sense of security with the following video:
Roger ended up apologizing recently for this, but unfortunately that won’t help the victims who lost their life savings get their stolen money back. Moreover, in both videos, Roger is obviously just reading text off of a screen. That’s not how you give an honest opinion, or a genuine apology. To me that’s not what an honest person does. That’s what dishonest politicians usually do.
Reason #2: A lot of Roger’s Tweets Are Direct Attacks on Bitcoin
It seems Roger Ver focuses a lot of his energy on attacking Bitcoin, or “Bitcoin Core” as he loves to call it, instead of working on making Bitcoin Cash better. He spends a lot of time claiming “Bitcoin Cash is the real Bitcoin.” Instead of adding value to the overall community, he is focused on feuding and creating further division.
Since Bitcoin Core is no longer usable as a currency, we should no longer consider it to be a crypto currency.
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) December 14, 2017
This is just one of dozens of tweets directed at attacking Bitcoin. If Divide and Conquer is being used to defeat the Bitcoin community, Roger Ver is the general.
Reason #3: Most People in the Crypto Community Disagree with Him
Roger gets attacked by tons of people: under each of his tweets attacking Bitcoin is a gem of a thread by hundreds of people mocking him and attacking Bitcoin Cash back. There are so many that it would be impossible to hire that many people to shill.
Reason #4: Many Crypto Pioneers Oppose Bitcoin Cash
Many thought leaders I follow who have been in the cryptocurrency field for years oppose Bitcoin Cash. There include Max Keiser, WhalePanda, Parabolic Trav, and many more:
— Max Keiser (@maxkeiser) December 28, 2017
— Parabolic Trav (@parabolictrav) December 20, 2017
RV: “How do we promote $BCH?”
Marketing: “We can talk about decentralization, on-chain scaling,…”
RV: “I heard some people say there aren’t enough women in #Bitcoin so… Booth babes!”
Marketing: “Wow, you’re a genius, that truly is Satoshi’s vision”
RV: “IKR” pic.twitter.com/k2IplJv66c
— WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) February 16, 2018
Reason #5: Coinbase Bitcoin Cash Launch Was Sketchy
Coinbase’s launch of Bitcoin Cash support was extremely sketchy to say the least. They initially held everyone’s BCH for many months. After some public outrage, they announced that they would release people’s BCH on January 1, 2018. For some weird reason, however, they decided to launch their BCH integration much earlier than that, unannounced. BCH appeared on Coinbase and on GDAX, BCH started spiking, growing rapidly against BTC. Some thought a “flippening” was happening. But suddenly, BCH trading got frozen for many hours. People were unable to buy, or sell BCH. There was a massive “gap” in the chart the next day when trading finally resumed.
To say that some fuсkery was afoot is to be really conservative.
Reason #6: Roger Ver Loves to Appear on MSM to Attack Bitcoin
Ver gets on mainstream media outlets like CNBC where he can’t help but claim that BCH is the real bitcoin and that “Bitcoin Core” is flawed. MSM is already notorious for misinforming the public, guiding the public to buy bitcoin at the all-time-high, and much more, and on top of all this we see them inviting Roger Ver to create even more confusion, and division in the community.
Reason #7: Roger Ver uses Bitcoin.Com and @Bitcoin Twitter Handle to Push his Anti-BTC Agenda
Bitcoin dot com and the @Bitcoin twitter handle both belong to Roger Ver’s Bitcoin Cash army who constantly use it to push their Anti-Bitcoin agenda. The Bitcoin subreddit (/r/Bitcoin) has also become a complete mess with lots of misinformation and trolling. We can speculate that this subreddit has also been taken over by the Bcash army and many users suggest switching to the r/btc subreddit instead. Needless to say, if you are following @Bitcoin on twitter, I personally suggest you unfollow it, or at least beware. Same goes to news articles posted on Bitcoin.com.
Reason #8: BCH Fails To Pass My Bullshit Detector
And lastly, I have my own metric if you will, the gut feeling I get when I look at someone. No matter how much benefit of the doubt I give Bitcoin Cash and Roger Ver, whenever I look at him or read his tweets, I don’t see a good guy who believes in Satoshi’s vision, I see a dishonest guy with an agenda.
There are many more reasons out there, but I would need to spend a lot more time to list them all. Perhaps I will extend this list later. One other thing that comes to mind is how Bitcoin’s mempool was being spammed heavily around the time the Bitcoin Cash army was flooding social media sites with “Bitcoin is no longer usable” posts. That was another clear attack on Bitcoin and we can only speculate who was behind it. Draw your own conclusions.