Amaury Séchet, BCH lead developer banned from official Slack Channel.

It has been reported that Amaury Séchet, the Bitcoin Cash lead creator, has been expelled from the cryptocurrency’s Slack community. The decision was taken after a dispute took place over his idea of reducing the transaction times using “pre-consensus” framework. This news was disclosed publically by Roger Ver, prominent bitcoin cash promoter on a Reddit thread that received more than 600 comments.

Amaury Séchet

Séchet was called as the “benevolent dictator” of Bitcoin Cash and he proved to be very useful in forcing the team for many changes like the present Emergency Problem Adjustment solution. Many sources said that he was very public about his opinion for a “pre-consensus” solution as it would function as an organized settlement with block miners and thus reduce the speed of unused blocks. Craig Wright and other members of the cryptocurrency community were some of the notable people who opposed this idea.

The conversation in the Slack Channel took a very wrong turn on August 7, 2018, leading to Amaury’s expulsion from the group because of bad behaviour. BCH Strategist Joel Dallas who is also the Slack moderator answered a question by a user about Amaury’s whereabouts by saying that he was banned for creating a “disturbance”. Another Slack user then said,

“This Slack never had the intention of having unrestricted speech. That’s why it was forked from the BTC Slack.”

No Freedom of Speech

Protesting against the ban of Amaury, many users of the wider bitcoin community posted on Reddit thread saying that the move was absolutely against Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin vision. Many users have also moved to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction over their believed “censorship”.

This news has surfaced at a time when the prices of the Bitcoin ecosystem, in general, is falling to lows.


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