There is no point in debating Blockstream supporters anymore
The last video of Roger Ver going up to 2 Blockstream supporters and discussing Bitcoin with them was very entertaining. All of Rogers debates are nice to watch. He is calm, polite, very knowledgeable, and was one of the early adopters and knows what made Bitcoin a success.
However after watching the last video i was reminded of my own experience discussing Bitcoin with BTC supporters and it felt like a huge waste of my time. Educating somebody who is wrong about a subject, doesn’t know the truth or has been lied to … is all good and well, but debating somebody who enjoys being in one camp, no matter how wrong they are, wont change their opinion.
I know one reason why we engage with them in discussions is because of how wrong and vocal they are about their opinion of Bitcoin (BCH). Indeed it is a and confusing to newcomers when they call BCH a scam, but the response should be very short and effective in order to show the newcomers that they are lying about BCH. But how many newcomers are going to read or watch a long dragged out debate between the BTC and BCH supporters? You sure are not going to convince anybody on the BTC side of anything so that time and energy better was invested in educating newcomers. And as far as new people to the space goes it is already hard enough to explain Bitcoin to them without the BTC vs BCH debate. In my own experience it was easier and less confusing to just describe the BCH version of Bitcoin as the fast cheap Cash version, instead of going through the block size and blockstream story. The whole Blockstream takeover might matter to us, it seems extremely annoying and unjust, but it might be even more confusing or even irrelevant to people who are new to the space. I enjoyed Rogers video but how many people who are new to the space enjoyed the video, watched it or learned from it?
We should put our energy and time into showing people what bitcoin is and can do. I see this bear market as a positive thing. Air is going out of the bubble, people who are just there to make money are leaving the space. This is the perfect opportunity to build on adoption and slowly replace the air of the bubble with true value that comes from utility.
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