By Eli Ridder | @EliRidder
Angered users of Bitcoin.com have launched a lawsuit over what they describe as misleading tactics carried out due to Bitcoin Cash, or BCH, being labeled as the central Bitcoin and the original, BTC, being labeled as a secondary Bitcoin Core.
The blur between BCH and BTC has led some to purchase the Cash edition while they were seeking the original Bitcoin, according to frustrated buyers. Several users claimed that the actions are tantamount to fraud, a basis for their lawsuit.
The lawsuit, with its digital home at Bitcoin.com Lawsuit, is made up of a group of some 975 individuals “from influential industry leaders to community volunteers [and] contributors” working to protect users from fraud and recover lost funds.
The conflict between BTC and BCH is a long-lasting fight, with supporters of the secondary, minority version, Bitcoin Cash, aiming to establish the newer currency as the main and top-tier Bitcoin.
The founder of Bitcoin.com and major pro-BCH figure, Roger Ver, holds a small minority of support for his view of Cash being the real Bitcoin, but skeptics of cryptocurrency take the conflict as preceding a digital currency “crash”.
On his Twitter, Mr. Ver promotes the successes of BCH, posting graphics, information pages and news interviews, claiming that “Bitcoin Cash has the roadmap that lead to Bitcoin’s original success”, and will lead to future success for the cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin Cash has the roadmap that lead to Bitcoin's original success, and Bitcoin Cash has the roadmap that will lead to Bitcoin's future success.#BitcoinCash
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) April 23, 2018
Ver has attempted to frame the so-called “fork”, or split of Bitcoin into BTC and BCH, as an equal split over a sub-shoot from the mainstream, with Core and Cash being compared as a permanent separation.