Bitcoin SV fights back hard in hash war
A lively war of propaganda has emerged in the aftermath of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network’s hard fork.
As reported on 16 November, a fintech Rubicon was crossed as BCH, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency network, split into two blockchains.
The original is now known as Bitcoin ABC, while the new version is Bitcoin SV, i.e. “Satoshi’s Vision,” a nod to the creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
To keep it brief, developers and miners within the BCH community increasingly moved toward support of one or the other of two major personalities in the digital currency world.
In the latest chapter, Bitcoin SV has taken the initiative and contacted us with some news and entertaining quotes.
The firm says: “As the dust settles on the first ever Bitcoin hash war, with its contrived spikes and trash talk the realities can be better assessed. What is becoming clear is; real businesses believe in the original Satoshi Vision for Bitcoin.”
It beats jargon – and I am happy to see people speaking up.
Bitcoin SV also went on to list its supporters. These comprise four wallets, 12 services, and six block explorers that were launched.
The firm calls this situation an “on-going contentious BCH hard fork”.
It’s not wrong as Amaury Séchet, BCH developer and rival to Bitcoin SV, uses his Twitter account to retweet criticism against Craig Wright. The latter is behind Bitcoin SV and Wright has claimed to be the pseudonymous Nakamoto.
One retweet by Séchet doesn’t hold back: “I’ve been involved with Bitcoin for about 8 years now, and the purging of the fraud & sociopath Craig Wright really means a lot for the community becoming more mature. I hope it also sets a precedent for the future, similarly to Mtgox leading to the creation of great exchanges.”
Wright of course has something to say: “Do not ask when we stop the hash war, it is when will be stop defending Bitcoin against dishonest miners and attackers. The answer is NEVER.”
It looks like this battle will be going for a while.