Receive all Cointelegraph news immediately in Telegram.
Bitcoin Cash, a new fork gaining popularity this week, has received what appears to be an endorsement from Roger Ver.
Bitcoin.com owner and entrepreneur Roger Ver has appeared to support the future of prospective Bitcoin fork Bitcoin Cash.
In a tweet Monday, Ver, who was a major proponent of the now-struggling Bitcoin Unlimited, suggested projects such as CounterParty would choose the Bitcoin Cash chain over another were it to come into existence.
What chain will coins that operate on top of Bitcoin like Omni and @CounterpartyXCP choose? https://t.co/uxvIhIujrP #BitcoinCash— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) July 24, 2017
What chain will coins that operate on top of Bitcoin like Omni and @CounterpartyXCP choose? https://t.co/uxvIhIujrP #BitcoinCash
Ver linked to a Bitcoin Cash explainer written by developer Jimmy Song in which he noted a fork of Bitcoin to create the concept would likely be pushed through.
“BCC looks like an appeal to the segment of the Bitcoin users that don’t like SegWit,” Song continued.
“Since SegWit is getting activated on Bitcoin, this fork gives many of these people a place to go.”
Reacting to Ver’s support, commentators on Twitter were skeptical. Suggestions included that Ver was favoring BCC simply because Bitcoin Unlimited was now facing an uphill struggle for recognition.
Nonetheless, fellow entrepreneur Alan Silbert weighed in on the issue, responding that Ver had told him Unlimited was “extensively tested" and "ready now.”
He told me BU was "extensively tested" and "ready now" 🤔— Alan Silbert (@alansilbert) July 24, 2017
He told me BU was "extensively tested" and "ready now" 🤔
Bitcoin Cash is already trading, with ViaBTC currently listing a price of 0.165BTC ($417).
Follow us on Facebook
For updates and exclusive offers, enter your e-mail below.
One fine body…
Thank you for contacting us! We will reply to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your interest in our franchise program.
We are considering your request and will contact you in due course. If you have any further queries, please contact:
Reset letter sent.
Please checkout your mailbox for password reset details