Crypto entrepreneur and investor Roger Ver, who had been known as one of the first Bitcoin promoters, now promotes Bitcoin Cash, the most popular fork of number one blockchain. So he never misses an opportunity to blow his former camp to smithereens.
Expensive and Risky
Yesterday Mr. Ver tried to sum up his criticism in a few paragraphs. High costs and low speed of Bitcoin transactions are the most irritating Bitcoin features for him.
Imagine promoting Bitcoin today:— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) January 3, 2020
1. High fees
2. Devs want higher fees
1. Requires expensive full node
2. Initial setup takes all day
3. Practically requires a CS degree
4. Risk loss of funds.
1. Same as PayPal
Moreover, he called Bitcoin transactions 'unreliable' and 'reversible'. According to him, Bitcoin is subject to severe centralization and therefore is controlled by greedy developers.
Layer Two? That's Not An Option!
'Bitcoin Jesus' also bashed the advocates of Bitcoin-based layer-two solutions. It looks like he hints on Lightning Network, popular side-chain protocol utilized to unload Bitcoin's main blockchain by processing some data off-chain.
Mr. Ver called this solution expensive, sophisticated and risky. For him, existing of L2 solutions for Bitcoin can be operated only by the holders of degrees in computer science.
Finally, he called 'risky, expensive and slow' network 'same as PayPal, one more time highlighting its centralized and whale-dominated nature.
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