Rotten to the Core

Here’s a rule of thumb to live by: the more aggressive and vociferous somebody is the more they are covering up. Their verbosity is a way of throwing you off the scent. Say something with absolute certainty and they will believe you (see Trump or both sides on the Brexit debate who peddled fear and doom for either outcome).

Enter Akin Fernandez, the owner of the Bitcoin startup Azteco, who has gone out all gun-ho against Bitcoin Unlimited. There are some hilariously absurd claims in his recent rant, some of which don’t even make sense; at one point he suggests BU is ‘anti-human.’ Huh? We are talking about Bitcoin and its development so where that comes from is anybody’s guess.

There is, therefore, a strong case to simply ignore such aggressive Trump-ian nonsense but, sadly, its where all debates seem to get to nowadays.

As the rant reaches its mad crescendo Fernandez states BU as being: “100% Anti-Bitcoin.” (See that big statement with absolute certainty). As Hitler said, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

But BU is anti-Bitcoin? I know. As I say, almost unworthy of addressing formally. But I fear we must. To say BU is anti-Bitcoin when these people have put their entire life into getting the currency to where it is today is laughable, of course.

Let’s not turn this debate into hyperbolic nonsense, Akin. We won’t delve into the huge amount of software detail here but, should you wish to, BU’s source code is even online; transparent and visible.

As is the original vision that Bitcoin Core then changed (one could even say ‘hijacked’):

https://github.com/trottier/original-bitcoin/blob/92ee8d9a994391d148733da77e2bbc2f4acc43cd/src/main.cpp

https://github.com/trottier/original-bitcoin/blob/92ee8d9a994391d148733da77e2bbc2f4acc43cd/src/main.h

It is increasingly well established that Bitcoin Core are funded by the old-school financial world who, let’s face it, would like Bitcoin to die and, if not, then own it themselves.

If there is any hijacking going on, we here we at CoinGeek, would suggest its Bitcoin Core doing the kidnapping. All this very aggressive posturing is a way of deflecting folk from that exact point.