Roger Ver releases video without permission on a Bitcoin (BTC) & Bitcoin Cash debate
One of the biggest proponents of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Roger Ver uploaded a video without permission on a debate with Bitcoin Core & blockstream supporters. During the Huobi Carnival in Korea, two members from the Bitcoin Core community were ambushed by Ver and his camera team to surprise interview them.
They were talking about censorship, freedom of speech and other related topics at the time when Ver approached them. Ver shot some impromptu questions at Ruben Somsen. Ver asked him if it is right to censor outside Bitcoin community members. Answering that, Somsen said that Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core communities opinions are conflictual. Therefore, he believes that moderation is required in such groups. However, Somsen also points out that moderation does not mean its against freedom of speech.
He added, “I think it’s good if we have multiple places that allow for different opinions and different views in different places because Bitcoin cash being in conflicts with that of people that are in favor of the Bitcoin Core… So if you put those communities together, that’s kind of terrible right? There’s gonna be a lot of fighting and there seem to be some fundamental disagreements that to me seems like it’s perfect you just split them up and have r/BTC, r/Bitcoin and I think that’s a great solution.”
— Bitcoin.com Official (@BitcoinCom) September 6, 2018
After a heavy debate on the topic, Ver went on to talk about the original Bitcoin whitepaper compiled by Satoshi Nakamoto. Referring to which Ver asked if the whitepaper titled ‘a peer-to-peer electronic cash system’ represents Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash.
Somsen answered it saying that it is irrelevant and moreover, he said that the description of the whitepaper is technically impossible or at least debatable, therefore, to diverge from the literal wordings of the whitepaper makes sense.
Without any heated argument, discussions went on for quite some time. In the end, Somsen requested Ver to show him the footage before posting it but he directly denied it. In fact, Ver did post the video online.
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