Cryptocurrency charlatans are going to increasingly extreme lengths to ensure the general public doesn’t learn their terrible secret.
On April 3, the cryptocurrency news site CoinGeek.com came under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, in which a website is bombarded by data from thousands of vector points simultaneously. The aim of a DDoS attack is to overload a website’s systems to the point that its functionality is impaired or, even better, knocked offline entirely.
DDoS attackers generally have one of two motives. Primarily, they target websites engaged in some form of commerce, with the aim of blackmailing the site’s operator into paying a ransom to restore the site’s functionality and thus ensure its business isn’t disrupted. The other motive for targeting a site for DDoS attack is to prevent the general public from seeing information the site contains.
CoinGeek conducts no financial operations; it’s strictly a news site for individuals interested in cryptocurrency technology. So what information does it contain that certain individuals don’t want the general public to learn?
For one thing, CoinGeek founder Calvin Ayre has made no secret of his support for the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) protocol as the one true Bitcoin. All other cryptocurrency alternatives lack BSV’s capacity for massive on-chain scaling, leaving them with (a) no clear path to becoming a truly global financial system, and (b) no future. Small wonder, then, that these would-be rivals would seek to limit access to BSV truths.
Bitcoin, as specified in the 2009 white paper by inventor Satoshi Nakamoto, was always intended to massively scale. Demonstrating that capacity to scale, as BSV backers continue to do, will be what attracts the application development that will in turn attract a critical mass of consumer interest in Bitcoin.
Ayre has also thrown his support behind Craig Steven Wright, the lead scientist at technology research firm nChain and the man with the most obvious claim to being the real figure behind the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym. BSV opponents are desperate to convince the public that Wright isn’t Satoshi, because the alternative would mean that their respective cryptocurrencies are heretical to Bitcoin’s original mission.
Ayre’s support for BSV has also resulted in far more personal attacks, including a recent effort to associate his name with sexual impropriety. These efforts came to an abrupt halt on April 2 when Ayre’s attorneys commenced legal action against the prime offenders, who quickly pulled the offending material from their platforms, evidently unwilling or unable to prove their claims in court.
Ayre is determined that these attacks will not deter him from his mission to ensure the public learns the truth about BSV, which will be the focus of his upcoming CoinGeek Conference in Toronto on May 29-30. Ayre invites all those whose minds are open and determined to ignore the crypto censors to join him in Toronto for an open and honest discussion of the future of money.
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