For the past few days the twitterverse has been going amok with memes and sarcastic remarks about something called Gigamegs. It’s the latest “invention” of the self-proclaimed Bitcoin Ambassador Calvin Ayre that he blurped while doing an interview to promote scaling capacity of Bitcoin Cash Satoshi Vision (BSV) – a coin that he refers to as the “Original Bitcoin” mainly due to his personal vested interest in the project.
When explaining the current capacity of the BSV’s block size, Calvin went on to claim that in the next 5 months they anticipate a block increase to “500 megs and then between 1 and 2 gigamegs blocks” – a nonsensical jabber which didn’t go unnoticed by the bright and quick-to-call-you-out crypto fans who took to twitter in response.
In reality, there’s no such thing as a gigameg, the problem is most likely a slip of the tongue, since he was referring to megabytes as ‘megs’ and the next unit up is supposed to be a gigabyte but it turned into a ‘gigameg’ instead. However small the mistake could seem, the crypto community is unforgivable in their pursuit to out the scam artists and the fakery that is surrounding cryptocurrencies, and as a supposed Bitcoin Ambassador (which he is not) it is unacceptable to go on public record using made-up words. Here are some the most recent reactions from the community:
Calvin has brought this to himself if ask me, it is one of a few too many recent fuckups that the old man has delivered over the past weeks. Most notoriously, he was in hot waters back in March after proudly tweeting a video of teenage girls in bikini, provocatively twerking at his house in Antigua along with photos of him surrounded by said teenagers in a playboy-style bragging post. It caused an outrage with both women and men on twitter (especially those who are parents), some even calling him a pedophile which he tried to counter-battle with the excuse that the youngest of the girls was 17.5 years of age. Legal age of consent wasn’t the problem in that instance but the 56 year-old clearly failed to acknowledge the moral implications of his post. He later explained that one of the girls is 21 and has been his “friend” for “many years” (seriously) – oh well, as if that doesn’t sound creepy at all…
In conclusion, if you are still wondering is such a thing as Gigameg exists… well, in the fairy-tale world of BSV it seems like everything is possible. Don’t be surprised if one day they find something they can officially call a Gigameg. Until then, we will keep the eye-roll and the giggles.