Categories: Bitcoin

Bitcoin Cash Lead Developer Banned From BCH Slack Channel

Source: Reddit

Free Speech Controversy

Expectedly, the Séchet’s banning has caused a substantial reaction in the wider Bitcoin community, with many posters on the Reddit thread  stating that such actions are in direct opposition to Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin vision.

Due to the libertarian origins of Bitcoin, which is still reflected in the political leanings of many in the community, a number of users have taken to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction over what they view as censorship.

Some other users however have taken the position that Séchet’s expulsion was in order, stating that even within the crypto world, there are limits on free speech. On the Reddit thread, a number of posts make reference to him being “toxic” and “attacking” other members on the Slack community, though these claims have not been substantiated.

The news comes at a contentious time for the Bitcoin Cash and the wider Bitcoin ecosystem, which has been pummeled in recent days by falling prices and anxiety over delayed regulatory decisions. Only two weeks ago, the Bitcoin community experienced its own divisive public row on Github over the ownership of the website.

One camp demanded that pseudonymous user Cobra-Bitcoin hand over ownership of the domain to Theymos, or hand over permanently to a community trust.

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