"What someone somewhere worked out, is that all you have to do to take down a community is say that you are on their side. It is an astoundingly effective form of psychological attack."
"Satoshi's Vision" to a t.
And astoundingly outclassed by a sharding topology.
1. BTC was a complete black swan event and a real threat on existing power structures 2. "someone" decided the best way to deal with it was to infiltrate the development team and minimize the effectiveness of the