BCH to Repeat BTC Mistakes, Mike Hearn Says

A long-time btc developer who quit the project in 2016 broke his silence, opening up on the state of the project in a reddit Q&A
06 April 2018   1094

Mike Hearn, after stopping work on bitcoin, joined the banking consortium R3. He expressed his opinion on a variety of issues, including Bitcoin Cash and the debate about the size of the block, which eventually led to the fact that last summer the ways of the developers diverged. This is reported by Coindesk.

It is worth noting, in particular, the words of Hearn about their own attempts to reform the protocol of bitcoin in 2015 and early 2016, which became harbingers of the fork. Together with Gavin Andersen, chief researcher at the Bitcoin Foundation, Hearn introduced a code to increase the block size, suggesting a hard fork, but his project did not go through the voting stage. Later, Hearn left the Bitcoin Core development team, writing that the bitcoin project "failed" due to problems with the community.

However, now Hearn believes that Bitcoin Cash inherited a lot of problems of the original project.

[Bitcoin cash] strongly resembles the bitcoin community of 2014. This is not good.
 

Mark Hearn

Ex-BTC Developer

Hearn also said that Bitcoin Cash, like bitcoin in 2014, is lacks "formalized governance" and communicates mainly through Reddit, where users, he said, can censor unpopular opinions.

Thus, he advised Bitcoin Cash users to "find a replacement" for a forum where the power of the moderator will be limited, and the community's views on future upgrades can be evaluated correctly. In particular, he expressed "alarm" over the fact that Bitcoin Cash plans to conduct hard fork in its срфшт, "with no attempt to measure support"

Nevertheless, he called the Bitcoin Cash community "brave."

"Liberate yourselves from just proceeding along the path Satoshi imagined and be willing to think radical, even heretical thoughts," he concluded.

UnitedCorp to File Lawsuit Due to "BCH Manipulations"

Suit is filed against Roger Ver, Kraken and Bitmain
07 December 2018   152

The technology company United American Corp (UnitedCorp) sued Bitmain, Kraken, Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, and others involved in a “well-planned scheme to take control of the Bitcoin Cash network.” This is reported on the website of the corporation.

Representatives of UnitedCorp argue that the actions of the defendants caused the "global capitalization meltdown of the Bitcoin Cash." These actions, the company believes, were aimed at enriching the above market participants to the detriment of others.

The company’s website also contains a diagram of the actions of the above market participants:

Bitcoin Cash Manipulation Scheme by UnitedCorp
Bitcoin Cash Manipulation Scheme by UnitedCorp

The events described are related to the recent hardfork of Bitcoin Cash, as a result of which the network of this cryptocurrency split into two competing chains. After hardfork, according to UnitedCorp, the companies and individuals in the lawsuit took control of Bitcoin Cash.

We are bringing this suit on behalf of UnitedCorp because we believe strongly in the value and integrity of democratic, distributed and decentralized blockchain networks which will become more important with time. In order to maintain confidence in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin Cash, no person or entity can be allowed to control them.
 

Benoit Laliberte

President, UnitedCorp

At the same time, the company is convinced that these actions were aimed at centralizing the BCH network. Also, UnitedCorp claims that on November 20, the Bitcoin ABC development team introduced the “poison pill” into the blockchain. It was presented as “Deep Reorg Prevention”. These actions, confident in the company, were, in fact, aimed at strengthening control over the network and its future updates.

UnitedCorp requires a court order prohibiting defendants from engaging in future activities that harm the Bitcoin Cash network. In addition, the company intends to receive compensation for damages, the amount of which will be established in court.

It should be noted that Bitcoin SV, a cryptoactive asset that emerged as a result of hard forks, came in fifth in the CoinMarketCap market capitalization rating.

The rate of Bitcoin SV is growing despite the general decline in the market. Over the past 24 hours, the price of BSV has increased by 21%, and the asset capitalization has approached $ 2 billion.

At the same time, the main competitor of BSV - Bitcoin Cash - has fallen by 16.5% in the last 24 hours, having consolidated on the 7th line of the rating.