Last night one of the leading BTC “economists” decided to weigh in on a Twitter discussion about Bitcoin Cash. Predictably he left a rather unlettered jumble of keyboard vomit that reminds me of a 5 year old shouting “bcash! scam!” again and again and was illustrative of the intellectual rigor in the Core camp these days.
I’ll say categorically that the “scam” claim from Bitcoin Core trolls is as bankrupt as fiat money and is much ado about nothing. There is no great scam at all, only a large and growing community of people who forked away because they grew tired of BTC being deliberately crippled by the morons and charlatans who took control of it.
I’ve addressed many of their ridiculous arguments elsewhere but since they keep at it, I thought I could use this essay to outline some of their own lies and scams. I think the record of history and all the current evidence suggests that the only real scams in the Bitcoin space are coming from them, not Bitcoin Cash supporters and users.
So what are the scams of Bitcoin Core? Here’s a running list…
1) They spread lies and slander about Bitcoin Cash supporters, the most common of which are the totally debunked claims that Roger Ver is some kind of explosives dealing terrorist who stockpiled weapons grade bombs in an apartment complex. They use “known” as an Orwellian prefix to the slander but never provide proof of their claims since no proof exists. For more examples, see Lies About Roger Ver.
2) They openly call for their opponents to be thrown in jail and threaten to use state power to squash anyone who has a position contrary to theirs. Examples include the threats of lawsuits against Coinbase for allegedly violating SEC regulations (not try and who the hell cares?) and the bogus puffed up threats against Bitcoin.com. 
3) They conjure up imaginary victims of Bitcoin Cash as part of their propaganda campaign and claim “thousands of people” are losing money because of sites like Bitcoin.com. When they fail to raise any money for their lawsuits because the victims don’t exist, they never recant or apologize.
4) They straw man Bitcoin Cash supporters with claims of “Crypto-Keynesianism,” creating the false impression that support for large blocks comes from some desire to artificially increase transaction volume as an economic stimulant. As I’ve pointed out, supporting rational throughput capacity increases is not the same thing as arguing for actual throughput.
5) The co-owner of Bitcoin.org (among others) has repeatedly called to rewrite the white paper and other key Bitcoin related documents so that they are no longer credible points of discussion in the BTC/BCH debates. He then lied about ever calling for that.
6) Bitcoin.org claimed BTC had “fast transactions” and “low fees” for months and months, long after BTCs fees had inflated and transactions could take hours. They continued marketing a version of BTC that no longer existed.
7) r/Bitcoin rewrote comments, deleted comments, banned users, and censored threads for years while pretending r/Bitcoin was an open and free forum as an effort to manufacture social consensus. Users were left to believe that everyone agreed that small blocks were best, but as Mike Hearn has pointed out, this was not the case.
8) They use armies of bots or paid agitators to create confusion and distraction in discussion threads on Twitter. I can’t tell you how many “arguments” I’ve been in with new Twitter accounts with no followers and no Tweets besides hundreds of variants of “bcash btrash” to every recent thread that can be found.
9) They claimed fees would not go as high as they did and that big blockers were wacky fear mongerers whose positions had no grounding in reality. When fees skyrocketed they redefined the word “spam” to mean “any transaction they don’t like” and spread vicious, unproven lies that BCH users had massive reserves of cash to burn to clog the BTC mempool. They later changed tunes and claimed high fees were the plan all along.
10) They pretended to support a block increase until they got Segwit then backed out of the block increase and pretended it never happened.
11) As Gavin Andresen pointed out, their own website supported a block increase, now they pretend hard forks are the tools of scammers and that this part of history never happened.
12) They removed Gavin Andresen’s commit access on the false grounds that he was hacked and never restored it after the fact.
13) They mass report Twitter accounts to trick the ban algorithm and silence people for breaking no Twitter terms at all. Like their censorship of Reddit forums, it creates false impressions about the varying opinions in the Bitcoin Twittersphere.
14) They organize fake review campaigns of pro-BCH services like the Bitcoin.com wallet to give the impression that its some buggy junky app you need to stay away from lest it steals your coins.
15) They lie about the technicals of the block size increase even after it has been proven that a 2mb, an 8mb, and a 32mb block size won’t affect the ability to run full-nodes.
16) They pretend to be defenders of the “noobs” but see no problems in the “store of value” propaganda they spread that Bitcoin would never drop below 20k again and December was the last time to buy. When people lost staggering amounts of money, they didn’t back down their statements. Everyone was “stupid.” This is a charity they never extend to BCHers.
17) They create pro-BCH accounts on Twitter and Reddit and use those accounts to spread claims such as “thousands of BCH users support a name change to BitCash.”
18) They knowingly misrepresent Bitcoin as some kind of “brand” to smear Bitcoin Cash as a brand hijacker even though they have for years called Bitcoin a “permissionless” project.
19) They have said that Lightning Network was 18 months away for years now and overpromised and underdelivered time and again. Any organization that did this would be accused of false advertising and bait and switch.
20) Like the Church that tried to prevent texts from being translated into the vernacular because “the layperson could not interpret them,” they set up a cult of developers who you were not allowed to question. As Mike Hearn wrote:
The main reason cited by the Core supporter for why he was opposed to Bitcoin XT was that “the Core developers have PhDs and neither Mike nor Gavin do”.
This exchange sums up the mentality many had at the time: Bitcoin is complex, therefore it can only be understood by experts, therefore I should obey the instructions of experts even if they may superficially appear to be nonsense.
This effectively stifled what remaining legitimate discussion was left after years of censorship.
21) They launched a social media engineering campaign to pretend that BCH was “Bcash” in order to strip BCH of it’s Bitcoin name. This was a deliberate and coordinated attempt by Core supporters to create a false narrative about BCH and label it as another alt-coin.
Indeed the Core camp is in a bad state right now. They are losing market dominance and trust as their scams catch up to them. The “economist” who commented on the discussion last night told me that “we deserve all the pain that is coming our way” and I cannot help but read this as projection and a cry for help.
Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
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