In response to Binance and ShapeShift delisting Bitcoin SV, Kraken has also polled its users if it should do the same. The people spoke—and they overwhelmingly agreed.
Bitcoin SV is getting an avalanche of bad publicity after its notorious proponent Craig Wright threatened to sue cryptocurrency commentators who disagreed with his claims of being Satoshi Nakamoto. Craig Wright’s attorney sent out threatening letters to community members which have now caused a backlash even he never anticipated.
Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange, has officially delisted BSV. Following in its footsteps, other exchanges are looking to do the same. Kraken, another major cryptocurrency exchange, is mulling over joining the backlash against BSV and also delisting them.
Kraken put out a straw poll for its community earlier today on whether or not it should delist. The response was unsurprisingly overwhelming: Absolutely!
Should Kraken delist Bitcoin SV (BSV)? #delistbsv
— Kraken Exchange (@krakenfx) April 15, 2019
Out of more than 18,700 votes (and still increasing), 75 percent agreed that BSV should be delisted at the time of writing. 18 percent said that they ‘Don’t care’ while only 7 percent disagreed. It’s as clear as day where the community stands.
Craig Wright has unleashed a firestorm which may end up destroying BSV permanently.
If Kraken ends up delisting BSV, most of the remaining major exchanges would likely follow suit. Already, we have news that Shapeshift will be delisting BSV in 48 hours. The news came shortly after Binance announced its plans to delist the controversial Bitcoin clone.
— Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) April 15, 2019
Others like Tyler Winklevoss, one of the co-founders of Gemini Exchange, was happy to remind the community that it never listed BSV to begin with.
— Tyler Winklevoss (@tylerwinklevoss) April 15, 2019
Will BSV be relegated to the trash heap of history? Could Wright ever possibly regain any shred of credibility for BSV after this fiasco? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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