Theories have been floating around the space over the past 24 hours or so, mainly on Reddit, in regards to the behaviour of the @Bitcoin Twitter account.
With almost one million followers, the account has changed its tune from Bitcoin supporting to Bitocin Cash supporting after it was rumoured to have fallen into the hands of Roger Ver.
Currently, @bitcoin redirects to the pro-BTC website Bitcoin.org rather than Ver’s Bitcoin.com.
Ver has denied all the accusations of his involvement in the Twitter account whilst simultaneously suggesting he knew who the real owner was.
“He supports #BCH, is well known in the Bitcoin ecosystem, but doesn’t want to deal with incessant trolling so he has chosen not to make his identity public.”
Ver now seems even less interested in its fate, according to his response to a user on Reddit when they asked if there was anything he could do to make @Bitcoin change course to favour Bitocin Cash again to which he just said, “Don’t know.”
Following the Reddit conversation, an unknown Bitcoin AI #2357 provided another explanation involving Ver, reading:
“Roger claimed in the past that he knows the current owner of the handle. So, he either must know what happened with the account or there was a fallout between them. Yet he doesn’t reveal any information and lets his employees run rampant on r/btc with conspiracy theories instead.”
Other social media sources remained skittish on the matter with the account for information resource Bitcoin-Only.com concluding today.
“Clearly it’s been sold at least once before. They are just trying to make the account more valuable. They are either responsible for leading the account to bcashers or they are borrowing the account now. I’m keeping them blocked.”
Other users from Crypto Twitter say the twitter account has been messaging those who previously blocked it requesting an amnesty.
The creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee said this:
“I have no proof of this, but I think the owner of @bitcoin must have had a romantic relationship with Roger Ver and recently broke up with Roger. That’s the only thing that can explain why @bitcoin stopped supporting BCH.”