Bitcoin dot com, a website controlled by Roger Ver who is a proponent of the Bitcoin Cash fork (we reviewed bitcoin dot com site here) has been in the center of weird news lately.
First, screenshots of the site started circulating where it was clearly visible that visitors were urged to buy BCH as “Bitcoin”, while BTC was labeled “Bitcoin core”. This was clearly deceptive as anyone looking to “buy Bitcoin” is looking to buy the main chain, BTC, without getting into the politics of the BTC/BCH argument:
As a result of this, people organized a website and a Telegram group to start a class action lawsuit against Bitcoin dot com and its’ owners. The Telegram group for the Bitcoin dot com lawsuit preparation started getting momentum fast:
— Alistair Milne (@alistairmilne) April 30, 2018
Note: if you have suffered losses because of Bitcoin dot com (e.g. bought BCH and realized it’s a fork off Bitcoin) – join this Telegram group.
As a result (or just a coincidence, which is unlikely though), the purchase page at Bitcoin dot com changed over to something that would be considered appropriate by most evaluators:
Please stay vigilant and remember that Bitcoin dot com has never been the safest place to buy Bitcoin due to its’ involvement in quazi-political issues.
UPDATE: The person who was about to initiate the lawsuit claimed he is backing off and refunding everyone who donates, stating they’ve gathered $3700 from 31 people:
We appreciate the 31 people that donated to the initiative
But $3700 wont be enough to do much, so we decided to cancel the initiative and refund the 31 transactions (total 0.39btc)
im happy were able to atleast get bitcoincom make 90% changes on its fraude and dis-information pic.twitter.com/EixrrqffD5
— MoneyTrigz (@moneytrigz) May 3, 2018