In an interesting, still unfolding saga, the Twitter handle @Bitcoin, a well known Bitcoin Cash handle that was owned by Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver, has been suspended, and reinstated a few times, but also since then, landed up in a few random hands.
It has led to Ver crying out that his freedom of speech has been infringed, but it has also caused quite a commotion from both sides of the Bitcoin-Bitcoin Cash debate.
Free speech dies
Twitter briefly suspended @Bitcoin which led to Ver crying out on his own Twitter account that free speech had died.
Bitcoin Cash fans have since argued that the Twitter suspension was the result of a coordinated effort by Bitcoin supporters. The suspension has since chained a number of social media altercations between BCH and BTC proponents.
One of those who fired back, mockingly, at Ver, was Litecoin’s founder, Charlie Lee.
He also gained support from Bitcoin engineer, Jameson Lopp who responded directly to Ver’s free speech tweet.
Freedom of speech means that the government won't throw you in a cage for saying something it doesn't condone. Freedom of speech doesn't mean that you can do whatever you want on someone else's property.— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) April 8, 2018
From Turkey to Moscow
Since Verlost control of the handle, it ended up in the possession of an anonymous user with a picture of a jaguar.
Judging by the tweets, the person was likely from Turkey. He managed to get more than 2,500 followers within an hour. Unfortunately, his 15 minutes of fame ended when Twitter decided to suspend the account again.
This random that took over the @bitcoin account must think twitter is the coolest thing ever. He logs on and within an hour has 2500 followers, says hello and gets 1000 likes... pic.twitter.com/Zfjllxc1WU— Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) April 8, 2018
As it stands now, @Bitcoin belongs to someone who says in their Bio: “My name is Andrei from Moscow Russia.”