01 Nov '17, 6pm

Split or No Split? Bitcoin Miners See No Certainty in Segwit2x Fork

It's hard to find a franker bunch in the world of blockchain. While the attitudes of more corporate miners may have created the impression the sector itself is shrouded in secrecy, the trope doesn't exactly hold weight. And though it's true those who run the computers that secure bitcoin can be evasive, they're often also brash – a trait no doubt heightened by the fact that they effectively create value out of thin air. But combine this penchant with linguistic and cultural gaps, and you have a recipe for mixed signals. Quite simply, it can be hard to tell where miners stand on issues related to the technology – even those in which they arguably play a leading role. Not to mention, in an industry that changes fast, miner's opinions can evolve just as quickly. Jiang Zhuoer, founder of the world's third-largest mining pool, BTC.Top, for example, isn't shy about his opinion o...

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