But, it is this very kind of attack that betrays the weakness of their position.
The news of the week is payment processor Stripe just dropped Bitcoin as a means of payment saying the fateful words, "It fails as a currency."
From the post at RT:
"Over the past year or two, as block size limits have been reached, bitcoin has evolved to become better-suited to being an asset than being a means of exchange," the company said in a statement.
That's the bad news.
The good news is that Stripe still believes in cryptocurrencies, just not Bitcoin. The company's statement makes it clear it understands the issues and that other projects may be suitable for future needs, most notably Litecoin and Steller Lumens.