Former Bitcoin Cash advocate Calvin Ayrepredicts that the flagship cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, will plunge to zero in 2019 because its worthless.But never fear, he said, because Bitcoin Cash Satoshi Vision (BSV) will be there to save the day.

Interestingly,Ayre insists that the Bitcoin price is being deliberately deflated right now in order to stamp it out of existence. He did not offer any proof to back up his dubious claim.

I am predicting it to go to zero value [in 2019], as it has no utility,Ayre toldExpress UK. It does not do anything, and they intentionally are anti-scaling.

Ayre whos known for his controversial bluster said Bitcoiners need not worry when their preferred crypto goes down in flames, because Bitcoin SV will happily take its place.

Bitcoin the technology and economic model are alive and well with Bitcoin SV, and its going to have an amazing year, he vowed.

Despite the fact that Bitcoin Cash is a derivative of Bitcoin, Ayre insists that the original cryptocurrency is an impostor and that Bitcoin SV is the real bitcoin.

Ayres fellow Bitcoin SV advocate Australian crypto entrepreneur Craig Wright agrees. [BTC]is a sham bitcoin, Wright toldExpress UK. SV is what bitcoin was, and is the only way it works.

Reminder: Bitcoin Cash the fourth-largest cryptocurrency was created in August 2017 after the original Bitcoin underwent a hard fork.

As CCN reported, a crypto civil war broke out in November 2018 whenBitcoin Cash (BCH) underwent itscontentious hard fork.

The fork resulted in feuding Bitcoin Cash camps:

:This group adheres to the official Bitcoin Cash road map, which is supported by most node operators, and is endorsed by Bitcoin Cash proponentRoger VerandJihan Wu, co-founder ofBitcoin mining giant Bitmain.

: This faction is backed byAustralian entrepreneurCraig Wrightand Calvin Ayre, the owner of CoinGeek,the largest Bitcoin Cash mining pool.

After the BCH hard fork, the price of the original Bitcoin tanked, bringing the rest of the market down with it.

Many in the crypto community blamed Ayre for forcing the hard fork that precipitated the market crash. But Ayre denies that he staged the hard fork in order to damage Bitcoin.

The hard fork was a distraction, but the downturn is because the SegWit coin thats erroneously still called Bitcoin now follows the old-fashioned financial trends, Ayre said. Its also because people wrongly focus on market cap, when it should be about scalability and actual usability.

If anything, Ayre blames the Bitcoin ABC camp for the current market woes.

There is no question that the hash dumping that the ABC conspirators did in violation of the Nakamoto Consensus Rules that run Bitcoin destabilized the markets even more.

Ayre then reiterated his claim that unlike BTC, Bitcoin SV is a currency with real utility, and is not merely an asset.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin evangelists remain ever-bullish about the original cryptocurrency and believe 2019 will be a watershed year.

Jeremy Allaire the co-founder of Circle, a peer-to-peer payments technology company backed by Goldman Sachs predicts thatbitcoin prices will rocketover the next three years.

Bitcoin Price Will Soar over Next Three Years: Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire

No matter what its daily price is, Allaire insists that bitcoin will play a very significant role in the future as a non-sovereign store of value.

The key thing with bitcoin is that it is unique in its security and its scale, Allaire explained. As an idea that we need a scarce, non-sovereign store of value that individuals can hold in a protected fashion thats attractive all around the world.

Allaire said he has no doubt that Bitcoin will survive the current downturn and will thrive over the long haul. Its certainly going to be worth a great deal more than its worth today, he said. I am long in the market.

Featured image from Shutterstock. Calvin Ayre portrait from LinkedIn.

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