There have been a lot of discussions regarding which currency should call itself Bitcoin. Although one would assume Bitcoin itself would be the most obvious choice, that is not necessarily the case. Bitcoin Cash supporters are convinced there are better currencies out there, including BCH. A recent tweet by @Bitcoin is certainly sparking a lot of new debates.
The BTC-BCH Debate Continues
It seems there is no end to the debate over whether Bitcoin Cash is the real Bitcoin or not. Obvious evidence points to BCH being an altcoin, although the semantics are proving quite convoluted. There is a genuine cult mentality taking shape among people who consider Bitcoin Cash to be the Bitcoin originally envisioned in 2008, although it is evident that title still belongs to BTC itself.
Depending on how one portrays Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, both currencies can claim the title of Bitcoin. They are both offspring of the same idea, even though Bitcoin Cash simply did not exist as a currency back when Satoshi Nakamoto wrote the whitepaper and introduced the world to Bitcoin in its purest form. At that time, there was only BTC, and BCH only became relevant to this debate in 2017.
Over the years, one could argue BTC has departed from the path originally envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Depending on how one wants to interpret the original Bitcoin whitepaper, it is safe to say the BTC we know today is not necessarily in line with what Nakamoto had hoped for. At the same time, Bitcoin Cash may not necessarily fit that classification either, even though its developers are doing things very differently…