@Bitcoin on Twitter has long been mired in controversy, and users are now pressuring Twitter to ban the account. Crypto influencers such as WhalePanda and Hasu originally pushed for the ban, and the campaign has now attracted corporate individuals like Erik Vorhees and Zack Voell. Some polls even show widespread support for a ban:
The @bitcoin account should be
— Jimmy Song (호들놋) (@jimmysong) April 20, 2019
Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash
At the heart of the matter is the fact that the @Bitcoin account doesn’t actually represent Bitcoin. Instead, it promotes Bitcoin Cash, which is an entirely different cryptocurrency, at least for investment purposes. @Bitcoin also frequently condemns Bitcoin and calls out other Twitter users, which has earned it few friends and many enemies.
It is unclear whether these issues meet Twitter’s standards for bannable conduct. Arguably, the affair is a partisan conflict between the communities of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, two competing projects that have had a history of conflict. Twitter…