A comment was posted in the internet that the Coordinator doesn't make IOTA any more centralised than Bitcoin because Bitcoin has checkpoints.

Someone even said, 

> The purpose of the checkpoints was to prevent attacks because of
> Bitcoin’s young age and susceptibility. Similarly, IOTA also works now
> without the coordinator. However, the issue is that without the
> coordinator, it is open to attacks due to its early age and
> susceptibility similar to Bitcoin.

Is this true or is it misleading?