An American government institute has claimed that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the "original" Bitcoin while Bitcoin – even a "fork" in a surprising official study on cryptocurrency
In a document entitled "Blockchain Technology Overview" of the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the US Department of Commerce United, authors Dylan Yaga, Peter Mell, Nik Roby and Karen Scarfone claim that "technically", the perception that BTC is the genuine version of Bitcoin is incorrect.
"When SegWit was activated, it caused a hard fork, and all the mining nodes and users who did not want to change started calling the original bitcoin blockchain Bitcoin Cash (BCC), " they write.
"Technically, Bitcoin is a fork and Bitcoin Cash is the original blockchain.When the hard fork has occurred, people have had access to the same amount of coins on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash .
The document makes curious reading at a time when the cryptocurrency industry remains awash with propaganda and marketing
The confusion for new users Bitcoin's rise has risen after the difficult July range because of some major industry resources, notably Roger Ver's Bitcoin.com, which controversially ally with BCH.
More recently, two scandals involving BCH, CNBC and the major US Coinbase Stock Exchange have further tarnished the reputation of BCH
The US government document seems indifferent to both the events and the same nature of the Bitcoin fork. , continuing to provide descriptions of other cryptocurrencies.
Litecoin, the authors say, is a "complement to Bitcoin", while Ethereum Classic is underlined as an original version of "most popular" Ethereum.
Last week, the Weiss rating agency also caused a sensation by delivering its first cryptocurrency notes, giving Bitcoin a "C +". and an Ethereum & # 39; B & # 39;