Bitcoin core developer insulted SegWit2x supporter

Eric Lombroso, Bitcoin core contributor insulted Eric Voorhees in Twitter
09 November 2017   1766

The SegWit2x recent annulment caused a storm of emotions on the Internet. Bitcoin Core developer called Eric Voorhees CEO ShapeShift "gready tw*t".

Initially, having responded to the news about the cancellation of hardfork, Eric Lombroso wrote that the community will never forget how a handful of company executives tried to circumvent the technical expertise and impose a "consensus" through brute force, propaganda and planned campaigns in social networks.

Among the many responses to this tweet, Eric Voorhees' comment also appeared.

The answer of Eric Lombroso was fast and rough.

He also added that at some stage he believed that mr. Voorhees was really fighting for financial independence and freedom from corrupt banks.

Recall, Eric Vorhees was one of six persons who signed yesterday's letter, which spoke about the refusal to host the SegWit2x hardfoot.

In May 2017, key players in the bitcoin industry, including Bitmain, Bitfury, F2Pool, Genesis Mining, ShapeShift, Xapo, etc., signed the so-called New York Segregated Witness (SegWit)  activation agreement behind the closed doors about the hardfork activation. But Bitcoin Core developers didn't sign this document.

Most Crypto to Fail, Digital Currency Group CEO Says

Barry SIlbert believes Bitcoin is a king and when the mood among major investors changes, BTC is waiting for serious and aggressive growth
14 February 2019   240

Barry Silbert, head of Digital Currency Group, continues to believe in Bitcoin’s great future, but questions the long-term prospects of most existing cryptocurrencies and digital tokens, saying in an interview with CNBC that they will all be worthless in the future.

I'm not a believer in the vast majority of digital tokens and believe most will go to zero. Almost every ICO was just an attempt to raise money but there was no use for the underlying token. The vast majority of what's out there will be eliminated.
 

Barry Silbert

Head, Digital Currency Group

At the same time, Barry Silbert is convinced that Bitcoin, despite the current “terrible schedule”, enjoys great interest from institutional investors and “won the fight for the title of digital gold”.

According to him, the new generation of investors no longer sees gold as a “safe haven”, and the money that is now in gold will be converted into cryptocurrency.

I'm convinced that whatever money is in gold is not going to stay in gold. That gets handed down to millennials. I'm highly confident a lot of that will go into bitcoin.
 

Barry Silbert

Head, Digital Currency Group

Barry Silbert believes that the buy and hold strategy is fully justified, although it is still difficult to say exactly when large institutional money will go into Bitcoin. Nevertheless, he noted, at the beginning of 2019, all the necessary infrastructure was already in place, listed the upcoming launch of the Fidelity custodial solution and investment opportunities such as the Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt.

When the mood among major investors changes, Bitcoin is waiting for serious and aggressive growth, Silbert added.