In a recent community survey
Twitter, the founder of Litecoin (LTC) – Charlie Lee – started a war of words
with Bitcoin extremists (BTC). Lee said that some self-proclaimed BTC
The maximalists are actually Bitcoin extremists (BTC). This word war has begun
January 6th of this year.
In the community's Twitter survey,
Charlie Lee said: "Some self-proclaimed
The maximalists of Bitcoin (BTC) are actually Bitcoin extremists. Everyone else thinks
digital currencies are a scam and will go
to zero. Maximalists think that Bitcoin (BTC) is and will remain the most dominant
digital currency but there is room for the altcoins to exist and also do well.
Who Is a Bitcoin (BTC) Maximalist?
A maximalist of Bitcoin (BTC) is one
who usually lowers the alternative use
cases outside the Bitcoin protocol (BTC) (one layer-one or other levels
that are anchored to the Bitcoin blockchain for other applications). They are
often in support of two-level or sidechain-type projects, such as lightning
Liquid Blockstream network or network.
However, they do not like it
the protocol of other digital currencies emerged through Initial Coin
Offers and centralized fundraising, such as Ethereum or Litecoin (LTC).
The result of the survey
Charlie Lee claimed that
"Maximalists believe that Bitcoin (BTC) is and will always be the most dominant
digital currency, but there is room for other digital currencies and
even doing better. "In a poll that Lee led for his followers on Twitter, he asked
his followers if they consider themselves or not-coiner, an altcoin
maximalist, a maximalist of Bitcoin or an extremist of Bitcoin.
At the time of writing, the total
votes cast are 28,478. The survey is closed
and this is the total number of votes cast.
The option with the most votes
is "Bitcoin Maximalist", with 48% of all votes cast. The second on the list is "Altcoin
Maximalist, "with 33% of the total votes cast.
The no-coiners came in third place
list with 10% of the votes while the last position was held by "Bitcoin
Extremist "with 9 percent of the total votes.
After publishing the survey
Twitter, Lee had a lot of answers. Jameson Lopp – the Chief Technology
Home officerHODL and a cypherpunk colleague – also commented on Lee's tweet.
Lopp said that Lee should have tagged
the term "Bitcoin Supremacist" because the word extremist has a negative connotation.
Tone Vays also replied the
creator of Litecoin (LTC) with its own explosion of extremism. Vays said that "shitcoiners
now it will change the narrative of the language to call those who are speaking
sense on Bitcoin's digital currency, technology, economy and money.
The reason is that the maximalist word is not visceral enough to demonize.
It seems that the debate will be
dwell in the crypted space for quite some time, as Charlie Lee said
Bitcoin Maximalism and Bitcoin extremism will be discussed in the next
episode of the "magical digital podcast of currency friends".
Bitcoin (BTC) Price today – BTC /
Bitcoin (BTC) is still on the market
within an interval. The digital currency is currently trading at $ 4,034 after a
increase of about one per cent in the past twenty-four hours. Bitcoin (BTC)
currently has a market capitalization of $ 69.80 billion and a trading volume of $ 3.39
billions in the last twenty-four hours.