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Bitcoin.com has disappeared from Badbitcoin.org’s list of trusted sites in an ongoing squabble over SegWit2x.
Cryptocurrency scam alert website Badbitcoin.org has removed popular news and information outlet Bitcoin.com from its ‘Safelist’ of trusted resources.
In a surprising move seemingly stemming from CEO Roger Ver’s support of the upcoming SegWit2x hard fork, Badbitcoin tweeted Friday that a place on its Safelist was a “privilege.”
“Inclusion in our safelist is a privilege (sic) that cannot be bought,” it wrote, suggesting it would also remove BitPay and Xapo.
2/2 Inclusion in our safelist is a priviledge that cannot be bought, and we send free trusted traffic. @xapo @bitpay You are next. #NO2X— Badbitcoin.org #no2x (@Badbitcoinorg) September 29, 2017
2/2 Inclusion in our safelist is a priviledge that cannot be bought, and we send free trusted traffic. @xapo @bitpay You are next. #NO2X
The move means Bitcoin.com lurks in a gray area in the eyes of the directory, which has existed since 2014 and is now widely known. A further deterioration could see Ver’s product listed on the same level as infamous quasi-scams such as OneCoin and MMM Global.
Cause for the uproar appears to be increased allegations of foul play by proponents and developers of SegWit2x, which plans to fork off from the Bitcoin network in November.
Justifying its actions, Badbitcoin cited a tweet from Samourai Wallet developer TDevD, which claimed Bitcoin.com was a “direct threat aimed at the heart of what we stand for.”
Big problem now. BCASH & 2X guys hitting hard at this attack vector. Bitcoin-dot-com direct threat aimed at the heart of what we stand for. https://t.co/u29KA1d3dU— TDevD aka "Crud" (@SamouraiDev) September 29, 2017
Big problem now. BCASH & 2X guys hitting hard at this attack vector. Bitcoin-dot-com direct threat aimed at the heart of what we stand for. https://t.co/u29KA1d3dU
Meanwhile, the rhetoric surrounding the upcoming hard fork has increased in intensity significantly, involving major figures such as Blockstream CEO Adam Back.
The rift in the community is reminiscent of the Bitcoin scaling debate, with constant arguments centered around social media involving both supporters and opponents of SegWit2x.
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