Here’s What Just Happened With Jameson Lopp
The ongoing debate as to the future of bitcoin from a technological perspective is very much a hot topic right now but, to date, while heated, the debate has been somewhat civil. Of course, there are certain individuals (generally) online that like to make their feelings heard and, as is often the case, said feelings can be somewhat aggressive. However, as noted civility has dominated for the main part – at least in terms of what we see in mainstream coverage.
This week, however, this has all changed.
Many reading will likely already be familiar with Jameson Lopp. For those that are not, he is n engineer at BitGo and has played a crucial role in the decision and execution side of the upcoming SegWit2x Bitcoin hard fork.
On October 16, Lopp published a Tweet as follows:
Apparently, what happened was an individual had called emergency services claiming to be Lopp and outlining the fact that the latter has shot his brother dead on the back of an argument with an assault rifle and that he has his whole family held hostage, with C4 explosives rigged at the door of the house.
For anybody interested, the actual call to the emergency services is available at SoundCloud, here.
Here’s what Lopp said to TechCrunch following the event:
This is the latest development involving Jameson Lopp in an ongoing saga but the severity of this advance seems disproportionate to the situation from which it has arisen.
How things play out from here remain to be seen.