There have been plenty of Bitcoin forks, both real and fake, over the last couple of years as developers break away in search of better transaction speeds and costs. Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold and Bitcoin Private are all notable hard forks, but the confusion over what does what is only heightened if people don’t consistently refer to them in the same way. Roger Ver is a good example of this; the prominent investor promotes Bitcoin Cash, but insists on referring to it as Bitcoin, and Bitcoin as Bitcoin Core.
Confused? Well, today it gets weirder as a fork called Bitcoin Core has emerged, announcing itself with a simple tweet.
— Bitcoin Core ($BTCC) (@BitcoinCore_) May 28, 2018
It would appear that BTCC is an upgrade of an almost defunct, tongue-in-cheek crypto, Bitcoin Clashic, which ceased trading in November 2017. But while many might immediately think that this is an attempt to troll Roger Ver, rather than actually put forward a viable fork, the open source is on GitHub and the website claims that the currency will be listed on coinmarketwatch.com.
According to the site:
Bitcoin Core (BTCC) is open source, peer-to-peer electronic cash. Bitcoin Core is a fork from Bitcoin $BTC, Bitcoin Core $BTCC was nourished through a labor of love, in preparation for this mission. Bitcoin Core ($BTCC) is an upgrade of Bitcoin Clashic. The true vision of Bitcoin Core is to compliment Bitcoin, and run along side it, by acting as an express lane for core values, speed and privacy.
AFAIK 'Bitcoin Clashic' is the original Bcash chain
Troll level: 10001 pic.twitter.com/FQr178EczZ
— Alistair Milne (@alistairmilne) May 28, 2018
We’ll keep an eye on this here at Bitrazzi over the coming days, but for the moment, what do you think? Is this just an elaborate trolling? Let us know your thoughts!
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