The cryptocurrency space is rarely short of drama, but there’s something about Twitter drama in particular that sets tongues wagging and crypto influencers crossing swords. The suspension of the popular @Bitcoin account on Sunday has sparked furious debate.
In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, there’s all that plus some ludicrous claims from new blockchains. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Sunday: Stablecoin v Stablecoin Ever since the @Bitcoin Twitter account pledged its allegiance to bitcoin cash, some bitcoin core supporters have been hellbent on having it shutdown.
In particular, the pro-censorship brigade on r/bitcoin have been determined that this BCH mouthpiece should be censored. When the account was suspended by Twitter on Sunday, crypto figureheads were swift to speak out.
Regardless of which brand of bitcoin people support, it’s hard to envisage what the @Bitcoin account could have done to warrant a suspension, since Twitter’s policy doesn’t prohibit promoting competing chains. If accounts can be locked out on the say-so of enough dissenters, it doesn’t bode well for free speech.
Sure, it’s Twitter’s playing field, and they can take the ball away any time they like, but if they’re going to do so without rhyme nor reason, it doesn’t inspire confidence in the platform. In addition, the fact that, amidst the suspension, some random Turkish dude was briefly able to register the @Bitcoin account anew suggests that Twitter has handled this whole thing very badly. Read more from news.bitcoin.com…
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