I am curious to hear what other people’s take is on the delisting of BSV because of Craig Wright’s behavior over the past six months or so. Let me start by saying that I understand and agree that his behavior has been egregious and detrimental to the cryptocurrency space as a whole. I personally do not agree with what he preaches, nor do I care to put my hard earned money into BSV. That being said, I do struggle with this concept of appealing to the gatekeepers to silence CSW and make it as difficult as possible for people to trade BSV. By minimizing liquidity, you are all but destroying the network.
I do find it quite hypocritical of Charles to back this movement so hardcore. In late 2017 and early 2018, Charles often used the Alex Jones example as a reason for decentralization. While most don’t agree with what Alex had to say, Charles would always stress that Alex still should have a right to speak his mind. Having centralized gatekeepers (Twitter, Apple, Google, etc) that can all shut you down and demonetize you with the flip of a switch is not a fair environment. Yet here we are, and suddenly because Charles doesn’t agree with what CSW is saying or doing, now suddenly he is a fan or centralized powers using that control and delisting BSV.
I for one am a fan of letting the market decide, and I believe that people should DYOR. Have some idea of what you are putting your money into before you buy. Bitconnect was a scam, but most people knew it. Those that did not and chose to buy it, learned a very valuable lesson, and they will likely be more careful in the future–This is how markets work.
I’m curious what other people’s thoughts are… Does BSV need to be be removed from the ecosystem in an authoritarian way, or should the market be able to decide if it has value or not?
As a thought experiment, what if we replaced CSW with Vitalik? If Vitalik was claiming to be SN and was suing people who called him a fraud, would we be okay with Ethereum being delisted despite the fact that it is a “decentralized” ecosystem?