The Twitter account @Bitcoin was blocked, occupied by an unknown person and restored. All within a few days. The account became a target due to the ongoing drama between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, two rivals who are battling it out to find out which digital coin is the real Bitcoin.
It is speculated that the @Bitcoin account has been closed due to a variety of complaints from Twitter users – probably Bitcoin supporters are dissatisfied that the @Bitcoin account supports Bitcoin Cash and not Bitcoin.
Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) have a common past. However, they have nothing else in common, the two camps are rivals and conspiracy theories and dirt campaigns are the order of the day.
Bitcoin Cash followers are convinced that they embody Satoshi’s vision. Get closer to the bitcoin described in the Bitcoin white paper. Bitcoin is a global and cheap to send crypto currency and not a store of value. The Bitcoin Lightning Network, which released the first beta version, is harmful to Bitcoin.
Nobody knows who owns the @Bitcoin Twitter account, which naturally leads to conspiracy theories and accusations. Bitcoin supporters believe that Roger Ver controls this account and that it should be used to’recruit’ Bitcoin Cash users. In addition, Ver should use the account to spread false information about Bitcoin so that Bitcoin Cash is perceived as the better and true Bitcoin. Roger Ver denies it:
I’ve never owned the @Bitcoin account. It is owned by someone involved in Bitcoin since 2009. he supports #BCH, is well known in the Bitcoin ecosystem, but doesn’t want to deal with incessant trolling so he has chosen not to make his identity public.
18:22 – Apr 9 2018 – Tokyo-to, Japan
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Another conspiracy theory is that Twitter itself has blocked the @Bitcoin account. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had made a $2.5 million investment in Lightning Labs. He is accused of self-interest.