Two competing Bitcoin forums on popular social media website strike a startlingly different tone when it comes to one of the most popular and influential corporations in the Bitcoin industry: Coinbase.
Bitcoiners like to express disdain for leading Bitcoin wallet service and exchange Coinbase on r/Bitcoin, the Bitcoin forum moderated by the controversial administrator Theymos, who faces criticism for censorship. R/btc, which sprouted as an alternative to r/bitcoin, strikes a more positive tone when it comes to the San Francisco startup.
On Reddit, where Bitcoiners love to engage in lively debate, post after post appears disparaging the San Francisco-based Bitcoin startup. For example:
Even on Coinbase’s own help Community, a post entitled “I hate coinbase” shares the sentiment.
Some have wondered if Coinbase is the victim of a PR attack.
With Bitcoiners expressing consistent skepticism – most recently people lobbied claims that the Bitcoin and ether exchange