22 Aug '17, 9am

Bitcoin's Battle Over Segwit2x Has Begun

"Download BTC1." That's all it took. Part of a statement in a larger BitPay blog post last week, the words were meant to urge the bitcoin processor's users to upgrade their software ahead of a scheduled code upgrade. It's safe to say, however, that they didn't have the intended effect, setting off a firestorm of angry commentary. That's because BitPay was indicating support for "BTC1," an alternative software client to Bitcoin Core, the one used by over two-thirds of the network. A nd, in bitcoin, incompatibility can have economic consequences – namely, the creation of alternative assets, a development that's still splitting sentiment. Among the angry voices were notable figures in the blockchain tech community. Lightning Network creator Tadge Dryja called it "straight up malware," while Bitcoin Core contributor John Newbery asserted that the post was "dishonest and danger...

Full article: https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-battle-segwit2x-begun/

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