As bitcoin cash (BCH) has rocketed to usurp ethereum in market capitalization, ranking the second most popular cryptocurrency behind bitcoin, conspiracy theories have appeared almost as quickly. Who is behind this? Classic pump and dump? It’s an attack! Swedish pirate Rick Falkvinge weighs-in on the broader debate with a parody for the ages in his OFFICIAL STATEMENT COMMUNIQUÉ OFFICIEL (Official).
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Satire of the European variety is said to have begun second century with Juvenal, who used parody to expose those with whom he disagreed. In this regard, Jonathan Swift popularized the form in his legendary A Modest Proposal, thoroughly juvenalian, an early 18th century piece suggesting poor Irish should sell their children bundled as food for the upper classes. It was so outrageous, but postured seriously and set to type, that as many got the joke as didn’t, and it managed to spark debate generally about the Irish plight relative to British subjection.
Official takes a Swiftian bent immediately, playing into the hands of BCH’s most ardent critics by displaying a letterhead, complete with logo, hilariously and impossibly titled in English and French, and dated 12 November 2017. The logo alone has been an object of fierce debate, from its use of the dollar’d B, to the color scheme, to slanting the letter itself.
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