Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent Roger Ver says neither he nor Bitcoin.com endorsed the controversial 12.5% BCH miner tax. Meanwhile, Bitcoin ABC is proposing a new dev funding plan which reduces the tax rate to 5% of the block reward.
Roger Ver Distances Himself from Bitcoin Cash Miner Tax
According to Roger Ver:
I didn’t sign this. There was definitely discussions and I thought the talks were still ongoing when all of sudden this was released with my name at the bottom. I don’t think my name was released with the intention of getting one over on everybody. I think it was just a lack of communication, lots of time zones [and] lots of different languages.
Shortly after the proposal become public, Bitcoin.com issued a statement saying the plan required greater consensus within the BCH community to have any success. As previously reported by Bitcoinist, the blog post stated that Bitcoin.com will not be supporting the plan unless a consensus emerges on the matter.
Bitcoin ABC Proposes 5% Block Reward Tax
Amid the controversy of the BCH miner tax, Bitcoin ABC issued a new infrastructure funding plan (IFP) over the weekend. One of the highlights of the updated plan reduced the block reward tax from 12.5% to 5%.
2/2 This will test if Bitcoin Cash can avoid being captured by a group of developers. Bitcoin does not have payouts to 3rd parties encoded into its protocol. If exchanges and miners download and run the new version of ABC,