Bitstamp Criticized For Listing Bitcoin Cash as Bcash, Despite Community Outrage

Cøbra, the co-founder and co-owner of massively popular Bitcoin forum Bitcointalk and, has criticized a major US-based Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp for listing Bitcoin Cash as Bcash, despite the outrage from the Bitcoin Cash community.

Throughout the past few months, some of the most influential investors and figures within the Bitcoin Cash community including early-stage Bitcoin Investor Roger Ver and Bitmain Co-founder Jihan Wu encouraged the cryptocurrency community to not refer to Bitcoin Cash as Bcash, because the original name of the Blockchain project is Bitcoin Cash.

At the Ethereum Classic Summit held in Hong Kong and during various interviews, both Ver and Wu clarified that the Bitcoin Cash community is not in favor of exchanges, individuals and traders referring to Bitcoin Cash as Bcash.

Bitstamp and Bitfinex refer to Bitcoin Cash as Bcash

Throughout the past month, several major Bitcoin exchanges such as Bitstamp and Bitfinex have either listed or referred to Bitcoin Cash as Bcash in several instances. Most recently, Bitstamp formally listed Bitcoin Cash as Bcash on its trading platform, igniting controversy amongst the global cryptocurrency community.


However, within hours after the statement of Bitstamp was released announcing the integration of Bitcoin Cash as Bcash, the Bitstamp development team reversed its decision and listed Bitcoin Cash as Bitcoin Cash, not as Bcash.

“More Bcash drama today. BitStamp launched Bitcoin Cash trading today, but in an unexpected turn of events, they named it Bcash to avoid confusion. Then they got a lot of backlash from Bitcoin Cash supporters, so they switched it back,” said Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin and former executive at $1.6 bln Bitcoin brokerage Coinbase…

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