Chatter Report: Zhao Says Blocking Customers ‘Not up to Us’, Lee Introduces the Term ‘Bitcoin Extremist’
In today’s chatter report, we delve into the Bitcoin Cash community’s responses to Cheapair.com re-enabling BCH payments for their travel services. Also, Changpeng Zhao explains Binance’s decision to block users. Finally, Crypto Twitter fires back at Charlie Lee’s new term ‘Bitcoin Extremist’.
Bitcoin Cash Re-enabled on Cheapair.com
Bitcoin Cash was recently re-enabled as a form of payment on travel booking website Cheapair.com and the r/btc subreddit rejoiced. While BCH payments have been re-enabled, commentator u/today_in_reddit noted that the travel site appears to have currently disabled Litecoin and Dash payments. The same reddit user also pointed out that prices on Cheapair.com were about about 8% more expensive than booking.com, with about 75% of the hotel selection.
Other community members like BTC_StKN marveled at the crypto community’s ability to live on crypto through the combined use of Cheapair.com, crypto ATM’s and crypto debit cards.
Changpeng Zhao Responds to District Restriction Queries
Binance exchange CEO Changpeng Zhao was recently asked by crypto community member Crypto Leprechaun whether U.S. citizens would ever be able to access Binance Launchpad, the token sale arm of Binance.
I feel the sadness, sadly, it's not up to us. We want to be available to everyone in the world. Many (novice/naive) people mistakenly think it's our decision to implement blocks, and blame us. They need to figure out how the world works and find the right place(s) to vent.
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) January 6, 2019
Zhao expressed deep regret, as the decision to block users from certain countries was not up to the Binance team. Ideally, Zhao would prefer to Binance’s services to be available to everyone worldwide.
Charlie Lee Polls Followers on Bitcoin Extremism
Recently, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee introduced the term “Bitcoin Extremists” on social media. Lee took to Twitter to distinguish Bitcoin Maximalists as people that believe Bitcoin will hold it’s place as the dominant cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin Extremists as those who believe that all altcoins are worthless scams. Lee then polled his followers to see if they were Bitcoin Extremists, Bitcoin Maximalists, Altcoin Maximalists, or Nocoiners.
Some self-proclaimed Bitcoin Maximalists are actually Bitcoin Extremists. They think all other coins are scams and will go to zero.
Maximalists think Bitcoin is and will remain the dominant cryptocurrency but there is room for altcoins to exist and even do well.
What are you?
— Charlie Lee [LTC] (@SatoshiLite) January 6, 2019
Most of the responses to Lee were negative, with CTO of Casahodl Jameson Lopp sarcastically replying that he preferred the term “Bitcoin Supremacist” over Bitcoin Extremist.
Trader Tone Vays also did not like Lee’s new term. The former accused Lee of Orwellian-like control over the narrative to demonize the Bitcoin maximalist community.
AND IT BEGGINS, #shitcoin(ers) will NOW change the language narative to calling people who speak sense about #Crypto, #tech, #money & #Economics as #Bitcoin EXTREMISTS because the word #Maximalist is just NOT Visceral Enough to Demonize! https://t.co/yICRX1uCH9
— Tone Vays [@Bitcoin] (@ToneVays) January 6, 2019
What do you think of the new term Bitcoin Extremist? Let us know in the comments below.
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