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Author Topic: [2017-05-18]Bitpay Founder Stephen Pair Addresses Conspiracy Theories  (Read 5747 times)
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May 18, 2017, 09:26:03 PM

This week Bitpay founder Stephen Pair addressed the multitude of conspiracy theories being spread about the company’s relationship with the Beijing-based mining manufacturer Bitmain Technologies.

Lately, there’s been a lot of angst towards the mining industry for not backing certain bitcoin implementations and the recent Asic Boost controversy. Just recently Bitpay partnered with Bitmain to work together on open source mining software and alternative bitcoin clients. Since the announcement, quite a few bitcoin enthusiasts got upset with Bitpay for dealing with Bitmain and its founder Jihan Wu.

Furthermore, there have been numerous forum posts, and Twitter comments calling for bitcoiners to boycott Bitpay. Bitpay founder Stephen Pair has noticed the conspiracy theories and detailed how the company partnered with Bitmain stating;

"I’ve enjoyed reading the conspiracy theories about our relationship with Bitmain....."

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