Roger Ver and Bitcoin.com under a threat of a lawsuit

More than 600 users have gathered to file a lawsuit against Roger Ver and his Bitcoin.com for fraud
27 April 2018   2104

The usual simmering scandal around Roger Ver's Bitcoin.com portal just got a lot more complicated. Now more than six hundred people have already gathered under the flag of a lawsuit against Ver's questionable actions.

First of all, Bitcoin.com, strangely enough, is owned by a Bitcoin Cash activist Roger Ver. And the whole layout and content of the site is, it seems, aimed at misleading people new to the crypto world, that Bitcoin Cash is, in fact “real Bitcoin” - from the placement of Bitcoin Cash above Bitcoin, to the non-existent monikers or color differentioation of BCH and BTC respectfully on the “Buy Bitcoin” page. But the most glaring insult to the community is that on the aforementioned page of Ver's site BTC somehow became “Bitcoin Core”, which is, in fact, just the name of the client app, not the currency itself. And Bitcoin.com is the only site to refer to BTC like that.

Oh, and let's not forget the most recent development – now the site presents BCH as Bitcoin. Throughout the site this change is the most prominent in the block explorer, which now has options of Bitcoin (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC).

All of the above amounts to a serious case of fraud in the eyes of the community. So affected users have gathered in a Telegram group chat and are now planning to file a lawsuit against Bitcoin.com and Roger Ver. Already over 600 people have joined the group, including some notable personalities, such as Charlie Shrem, Richard Heart and Ibrea.org founder Ragnar Lifthrasir, who's long talked about reporting Bitcoin.com's wallet for being a fraud.

Right now the group doesn't disclose what legal steps will be made, just that the talks are on with the lawyers from Caribbean island of St. Kitts, where Bitcoin.com company is registered. The exact steps to be taken are purposefully omitted from the public discussion, because several people directly tied to the site in question have been banned from the chatroom.

Also, a website bitcoincomlawsuit.info was launched today so that all the people who've lost money due to the scheme can join in the lawsuit.

Court to Dismiss BCH 'Hijack' Lawsuit

UnitedCorp claimed that it incurred significant losses due to the actions of the defendants, which are Kraken, Bitmain and Roger Ver
06 February 2020   418

The court dismissed the lawsuit of the mining company United American Corp. against the Kraken exchange, its founder Jesse Powell, Bitmain, its co-founder Jihan Wu and Roger Ver, who accused them of manipulating the Bitcoin Cash market and claimed $ 4 billion in compensation. As a reason for refusal, the court pointed to the lack of jurisdiction of the case and insufficient grounds.

UnitedCorp claimed that it incurred significant losses due to the actions of the defendants, who, after the emergence of Bitcoin SV in 2018, organized the so-called “hash war” and competed for 11 days to form the longest chain. The role of the Kraken exchange in these events was due to the fact that it was the first to decide to award a ticker for the BCH chain, also called Bitcoin ABC.

The simultaneous decrease in the price of Bitcoin Cash from $ 400 to $ 200 led to a significant drop in mining revenue of UnitedCorp. The firm claimed that the defendants violated the Sherman Act (the first US antitrust law proclaiming a crime to impede free trade by creating a trust and conspiring for such a purpose), Clayton's law, which also regulates the activities of trusts, demonstrated negligence, unintentional misrepresentation, improper enrichment and treatment property in their favor.

During hash wars, the amount of computing power in the Bitcoin Cash network reached 7.88 EH / s, whereas now it is 3.99 EH / s. Due to the actions of other miners, UnitedCorp could receive a significant part of the awards it had hoped for before, and the depreciation only worsened its position.

The court dismissed the claim without further restrictions. Thus, UnitedCorp is allowed to submit its revised version again until February 28th.