The @Bitcoin Twitter handle appeared to switch allegiances when it deleted old pro-BCH posts, and redirected the Bitcoin whitepaper. But why? | Source: Shutterstock
By CCN Markets: The long-running conflict between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters took another turn on Monday. The @Bitcoin Twitter handle, which previously showed support for the BCH community, appeared to switch sides suddenly.
Within hours, hundreds of pro-BCH posts were deleted from the account, though others – including the pinned tweet – curiously remain. Meanwhile, the link to the Bitcoin whitepaper from the Twitter handle was redirected from Bitcoin.com (a pro-BCH website) to Bitcoin.org (a pro-BTC website).
With no word on the matter from either the owner(s) of the @Bitcoin account, or the Bitcoin.org site owner, the Bitcoin Cash community has been left to speculate.
And speculate they have.
Several theories have been put forth, ranging from the Twitter account being hijacked to the owner deciding to sell the account to another user.
More conspiratorial theories place Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as the main culprit in the matter. Suspicion falls on Dorsey largely due to his investment in Lightning Network developer Lightning Labs, and his refusal to entertain cryptocurrencies other than BTC on Square’s Cash App.
Others still suggest this yet another attempt at censorship by Blockstream – the private company behind much of the flagship cryptocurrency’s development.
The online real-estate occupied by the @Bitcoin Twitter account is well worth fighting over.