Crypto Twitter is still at it again but this time around, it’s not the case of Craig Wright and Hodlonaut that is the bone of contention. It’s actually between supporters of Bitcoin core and the Twitter account @Bitcoin. A poll which was run on April 20 reveals that 54 percent of respondents want the account to be banned and Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO has responded.
@Bitcoin, One of the First Accounts a Novice in the Industry Follows
@Bitcoin may be one of the first few accounts anyone venturing into the cryptocurrency industry may follow. It has the exact username Bitcoin and as such, it could give the impression that Satoshi Nakamoto or any other person that is directly involved with Bitcoin is behind the account.
However, @Bitcoin has been posting tweets in support of Bitcoin cash, a fork of Bitcoin. According to the anonymous user behind the account, their opinion about Bitcoin changed when it wasn’t scaling. At the same time, transaction fees rose up to $50 during the bull run of 2017 and in their opinion, nothing was done about it.
@Bitcoin is Believed to Mislead People
That aside, the account which has about 930,000 followers is believed to mislead people.
Accordingly, a poll was conducted by Jimmy Song, a Bitcoin educator. The options which were provided are “left alone, suspended for fraud, shadowbanned, other(please comment)”. The results came in at 30%, 54%, 9%, and 7% respectively.
Whale Panda also had something to say in reference to the Twitter account:
In line with that, the attention of Jack Dorsey was drawn to the account. A lot of users notified the CEO to ban @Bitcoin or shadowban the account as was the case in 2018. Zack Voell, a Bitcoin also sent a message to Dorsey and revealed the response to the message as “What do you recommend we do with it?” The message has, however, been deleted after Voell was bashed that he is not supposed to leak a private message.
Twitter Account is Suspected to be Owned by Roger Ver
@Bitcoin, on the other hand, is believed to be owned by Roger Ver, Bitcoin.com’s CEO. Nonetheless, Ver has denied being the owner of the account pointing out it was owned by someone who is in support of BCH. His words still hold a certain doubt given that posts on the Bitcoin.com site are occasionally posted on the Twitter account.
A look at the website in question shows that they are also pointing out the same thing that the account is owned by a supporter of BCH. It also made reference to Jack Dorsey’s support to the Bitcoin Lightning Network which in people’s opinion would not be in his best interest to ban the account solely on people’s perception.