Roger Ver has accused the domain name provider GoDaddy.com of “spreading fake news” after advertising that Bitcoin.com was for sale.
In a post on Reddit, the entrepreneur shared screenshots of private messages he had sent to the company, in which he said:
“Why are you listing my domain name for sale? It isn’t for sale. Please remove this fake news that is damaging my real brand.”
It appears that his strongly worded missive had the desired effect, as Bitcoin.com is no longer advertised as being available to purchase. Instead, visitors to the page are invited to get in touch with a broker who can supposedly arrange negotiations on their behalf.
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In another comment on Reddit, Ver wrote:
“Seems strange that on the day that Bitcoin Cash is pumping a lot, Jameson Lopp and other BTC maximalists start spreading fake news that Bitcoin.com is for sale. If true, that would clearly damage BCH a lot. Maybe this is just one more dirty trick by the BTC maximalists.”
Lopp had shared a screenshot of GoDaddy’s website, which showed that Bitcoin.com was available for a jaw-dropping $100 million. His tweet was accompanied by the caption: “WELL WELL WELL, WHAT HAVE WE HERE.”
Ver first heard of Bitcoin as early as 2011, and began investing in small crypto startups that have now become household names today (at least in crypto), including BitPay, Kraken and Blockchain.com.
After long campaigning for Bitcoin’s block size to be increased, he unequivocally aligned himself with the Bitcoin Cash fork in 2017.