This is an opinion editorial by Niko Jilch, a financial journalist based in Vienna, Austria who runs the Fixthemoney Substack and a German podcast called “Was Bitcoin bringt.”

Alright. It seems like we have decided to spend the “cryptowinter” arguing about who is the coolest kid on the block: Bitcoin Maximalists or altcoiners.

This isn’t a new debate but the recent defection of Nic “rising star” Carter and some others from the camp of “toxic maxis” has restarted it. Then there was this thread by Bitcoin core dev Matt Corallo.

By Antoni