OpenNode is a new payment processing company for Bitcoin Core (BTC). It is built on the Lightning network, which is still processing bugs a year after the introduction and promises to offer a cheaper and faster BTC payment option than most other processors in the cryptocurrency market. OpenNode was able to attract a significant investment, $ 1.25 million, from Tim Draper, but a recent attempt by Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Roger Ver's proponent of expanding the platform's capabilities was greeted with a refusal immediate.
Reportedly, Ver would have offered a YouTube video (with a rapid progression of about 21 minutes) to invest $ 1.25 million in OpenNode – in exchange for zero equity – if he developed a payment solution for BCH. Ultimately, the investment would be nothing more than a million dollar donation given that "Crypto Jesus" did not want "even a sharing" on OpenNode.
Maybe he was just feeling the Christmas spirit, or immersed in Christmas spirits. These are the only two reasons why someone would be willing to make a donation of this entity without the possibility of making a direct return.
With that kind of money, if Ver needs to find a suitable payment solution, it would make sense that he could get his own development team. Since YouTube's video completely begins by destroying the lightening network as a viable solution – at least not for the next 30 or 40 years – it's shocking that it would turn and offer the same BTC payment processor money to create a solution for BCH.
OpenNode does not bite. In responding to the video on Twitter, the company said: "Thank you for the $ 125MM @rogerkver offer, but we will have to lower it." Our vision of a better and more open financial system is only possible with Bitcoin. "
At least OpenNode recognizes a wolf in sheep's clothing. After all, Ver is the man who pressured governments to overthrow and see nothing wrong with sites that promote illegal and criminal activities.
Of course, the one that now refers to Bitcoin is everything but Bitcoin. The only cryptocurrency that is still going on according to the original Bitcoin project, as outlined by Satoshi, and the only one that includes the true value of the digital currency, is Bitcoin SV. Bitcoin SV is determined to allow the world to see a true cryptocurrency that works as an alternative to fiat and is working to meet the scalability requirements needed to achieve worldwide adoption.