Coinbase CEO Objects Reddit Bitcoin Censorship, Decides to Censor Moderators
Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, recently hosted a firechat with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, to discuss the seriousness of the censorship in /r/Bitcoin, a subreddit moderated and curated by Bitcointalk administrator Theymos.
The long-lasting feud between Armstrong and Theymos began on June 6, 2015, when Theymos threatened to ban Coinbase and any Coinbase related content from /r/Bitcoin, for promoting a project called Bitcoin XT, a hard fork designed to increase the Bitcoin block size.
‘If Coinbase promotes XT to customers on coinbase.com and/or switches all of its full nodes to BIP 101 software, then Coinbase is no longer using the Bitcoin currency, and it doesn’t belong on /r/Bitcoin.’
This post was published at Coin Telegraph on 2016-08-01.