What is Nakamoto.com & Why is Twitter Fired up?
Yesterday a website titled Nakamoto.com launched. It serves as an online journal of sorts and contains articles on the technological, philosophical, and cultural aspects of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. It was the contributors' section that seemingly caused it to be the center of controversy.
Nakomoto.com Storm in A Teacup?
In the contributors' section, the following is stated: "For details on how to contribute to Nakamoto, see here. All contributors to Nakamoto are pro-Bitcoin (BTC) for the long-term, but beyond that we welcome a wide diversity of views."
The contributors section contained the names of individuals associated with other cryptocurrency projects, to Bitcoin maximalists dismay. This includes Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, Dan Larimer of EOS and Bitcoin.com's Executive Chairman Roger Ver.
Balaji S. Srinivasan, the former CTO of Coinbase and one of the contributors listed attempted to defuse the situation with a Tweet.
Being pro-Bitcoin and holding BTC does not necessitate wishing another human being ill. It means being pro-Bitcoin: helping with adoption, onboarding, training, education. Making the community more welcoming and positive, to get the next billion people into Bitcoin.— Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) January 4, 2020
This tweet was not well accepted by some of the more "toxic maximalists". Some have turned taken the term pro-bitcoin from the website to create the hashtag #probtc in an attempt to meme the situation.
The term "pro-Bitcoin" may evoke toxic Bitcoin maximalism to mind and perhaps might not have been the best wording. Despite this, we doubt anyone on the list wishes any harm to Bitcoin (BTC) but some may prefer to focus on bettering their own cryptocurrency project. Seeing that these individuals are all accomplished leaders in the cryptocurrency world, maybe "cryptocurrency thought leaders" or "cryptocurrency innovators" would have worked better.
Written by Jonathan Ganor
Writer & cryptocurrency aficionado