Bitcoin Supporters Recommend Suspending Controversial Pro-BCH @Bitcoin Twitter Account

WhalePanda, a widely-followed Twitter account that belongs to a user who’s well-known for being a Bitcoin (BTC) maximalist, has suggested that the @Bitcoin Twitter handle should be suspended. Several other known BTC supporters seemingly believe the same, and have campaigned for it.

According to WhalePanda, the @Bitcoin account “was sold” which is reportedly against Twitter’s terms of service (ToS). The “Magical Crypto Friends” member believes that the user(s) managing the @Bitcoin handle are “actively involved with defrauding people.”

Jimmy Song, a prominent Bitcoin developer, recently conducted a survey via Twitter, in which he asked his followers what action the microblogging platform’s management should take against the owner of the account. Notably, 54% or the majority of those responding said the account should be suspended.

Let The Market Decide, Or Call For a Ban?

However, a significant 30% of users recommended that those in charge of the @Bitcoin handle and the account itself be “left alone.” Commenting on the matter, Larry Cermak, the Head Analyst at TheBlock, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news outlet, argued:

Today I learned (TIL) It’s unpopular to think that @Bitcoin shouldn’t be banned. I don’t give a f**k about Bitcoin Cash and support Bitcoin but it’s subjective, in my opinion (IMO), to argue that they are impersonating a brand. Why not just let the market decide instead of advocating for banning?

While well-known BTC supporters have been contacting Twitter's management to get the @Bitcoin account banned, the owner of the handle has been reaching out to ask about a supposed shadow ban that's limiting its reach. The account's owner has also accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of "conspiring" with BTC supporters. Dorsey has also been accused by @Bitcoin of not communicating professionally and effectively to help Bitcoin.com resolve important issues related to their use of Twitter.

A tweet revealed by the account seems to show Dorsey answered a user's query on banning the @Bitcoin account by asking what the user recommended Twitter did with the account. As crypto enthusiasts know, the account is pro-Bitcoin Cash (BCH), a fork of the BTC network. The CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, is a well-known BCH proponent who has been arguing it's the "real" version of Bitcoin, claiming it's more aligned with Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper.

If the circulating screenshot showing Dorsey's reply wasn't adulterated, it may represent a conflict of interest for the social media platform's CEO, as he has invested in the development of Bitcoin's layer-two scaling solution, the Lightning Network.

Bitcoin.org Forked Last Year, To Launch Community-Maintained Bitcoin Site

In early August 2018, Bitcoin.org was forked to launch what’s considered among some members of the crypto industry to be a neutral and “community-maintained” Bitcoin website. Announcing the launch of btcinformation.org, on August 4th 2018 via Twitter, David A. Harding, a BTC supporter, remarked:

“Launch announcement for http://btcinformation.org , a community-maintained fork of Bitcoin(dot)org with advertisements removed and third-party trackers disabled. I've already had the pleasure making some small contributions. https://btcinformation.org/en/posts/announcing-btcinformation.html.”

At the time of the announcement last year, the developers of btcinformation.org had argued that the owners and maintainers of Bitcoin.org had intentionally taken “unilateral actions” - which might not have been in the best interests of the BTC community. The managers of Bitcoin.org were also accused of acting “without the consent” of the larger crypto community.

Kanye Says He Wants to Run for President, Bitcoin Fan Elon Musk Endorses Him

Siamak Masnavi

American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, composer, entrepreneur and fashion designer Kanye West celebrated July 4, U.S. Independence Day, by announcing his intention to run for U.S. president in 2020.

So how did Kanye launch his bid to be on the ballot at the 2020 United States presidential election, which is scheduled for 3 November 2020?

Well, late on Saturday afternoon (California team), Kanye sent out the following tweet:

Minutes later, came this endorsement from Tesla and SpaceX CEO Eleon Musk, who has often expressed his interest in cryptocurrency in general and Bitcoin in particular:

Not wanting to be left out of the conversation, a couple of hours, American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model, musician, and actress Paris Hilton, made it clear that she would not mind being U.S. president either:

As FOX News reported a short time ago, this is not the first time that Kanye has expressed his intention to become U.S. president.

Apparently, back in November 2019, at the fifth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City, he said that he planned to run for U.S. president in 2024:

"When I run for president in 2024, we're going to definitely -- yo, whatchu [sic] all laughing at? When I run for president in 2024, we would've created so many jobs that, in fact, I'm going to walk...

"What I'm saying is, when y'all read the headlines, 'Kanye's crazy,' this and that, this and that, it's like one in three African-Americans are in jail and all of the celebrities are in jail also because they can't say nothing [sic]! They've got no opinion! They're so scared!"