Controversial Bitcoin entrepreneur Roger Ver has taken to Reddit to suggest that Bitcoin.com is under attack from a government-backed entity.
Ver recently posted on Reddit via his account u/MemoryDealers. The post is titled: “Because Bitcoin.com is building tools to bring economic freedom to the world, we are likely under government-backed attacks.”
The post displays an email which appears to be from Google Suite. The email reads: “This is to inform you that government-backed attackers may be attempting to compromise the account of user [name hidden].”
Google Suite does send out emails to people if it believes an account is suffering from a government-backed attack – however, it also notes that “an attack happens to less than 0.1% of all Google Account users”.
The Bitcoin.com domain has a storied history. Back in 2014, Roger Ver took control of the domain before leasing it to Blockchain.info. He then leased it to OKCoin, but that lease ended in 2015 following a dispute.
Ver then relaunched the site in a bid to help the Bitcoin network despite spearheading the Bitcoin Cash hard fork in 2017.
In spite of the fork, Ver still owns the Bitcoin.com domain.
Ver has been involved in a number of start-ups such as Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Zcash, BitPay, and Kraken.
It remains unclear whether or not the attack was real – Google Suite does note that there is a chance a government-backed attack alert can be a false alarm.
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