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United Bitcoin May Be the Most Controversial Fork to Date

Back on December 12 the well-known developer Jeff Garzik launched a Bitcoin Core (BTC) based fork called United Bitcoin (UBTC) after Segwit2x failed. At block height 498,777 the snapshot took place, and the UBTC network began just like the rest of the forks in existence, but claiming the tokens is far more complicated than one […]

A New Website Claims the Segwit2x Hard Fork Isn’t Going Away

news.Bitcoin.com recently reported on an unknown software developer called Bitpico who stated the Segwit2x fork will still happen on November 15 as intended. Bitcoin proponents are not sure if the developer is serious but a new website has been published called Bitcoin2x.org. Also read: Closing the Curtains On Segwit2x and the Following Aftermath A New Website […]

Closing the Curtains On Segwit2x and the Following Aftermath

In less than eight days Bitcoin network market participants were ready for the planned Segwit2x fork, canceled yesterday. Now cryptocurrency proponents everywhere are expressing opinions about the Segwit2x plan in general, and the working group’s decision to give up on forking the protocol. Also Read: Openbazaar Sees a Variety of New Vendors After Privacy Enhancements Segwit2x: […]

What Is Metronome?

If there is one flaw that all cryptocurrencies share, it is how they can only be used on their own respective blockchains right now. In a way, that is only normal, but it can also be considered a hindrance. While developers could easily build on top of the same blockchain to avoid this issue, Jeff […]

Bitcoin.org Operators Aim to ‘Denounce’ Segwit2x Participants

On October 6, 2017, the web portal Bitcoin.org announced it was “denouncing” the Segwit2x hard fork and companies involved with the project. The site plans to publish a banner on every page of the website explaining the “risks of using services” that are associated with the November 2MB fork and development team. Also read: Markets Update: […]

Segwit2x and Bitcoin Core Drama Flares Up ‘Community’ Tension

On August 17 the bitcoin payment processing company Bitpay published a blog post about Segwit2x that stirred quite a bit of controversy with the bitcoin ‘community.’ Also read: Search Volumes for Bitcoin and Ethereum Enter Inverse Correlation Bitpay Sparks Controversy for Promoting the BTC1 Codebase as a Reference Client to Bitcore Nodes The post called “What […]