There is only one Bitcoin – and it isn’t Bitcoin Cash

The tension between the Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) camps has been gradually bubbling up over the past couple of months. But now things have escalated to the point where even Litecoin founder Charlie Lee felt compelled to make his stance on the matter known.

Yesterday, popular wallet provider and Bitcoin Cash proponent (not to be mistaken with which develops for the main Bitcoin blockchain) announced a new integration with ShapeShift which would make it possible to exchange BTC for BCH without ever leaving the wallet.

But there was a minor issue: contrary to referring to BTC as Bitcoin as most people (read anybody who isn’t in the BCH camp) do, the announcement listed BTC as Bitcoin Core – a distinction Bitcoin Cash supporters, including CEO Roger Ver, like to make to annoy BTC-heads.

While this might seem like a minor mishap, BCH supporters have long been trying to push Bitcoin Cash as the real…

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