Fork Off: Path To Bitcoin's Segwit2x Protocol Proves Perilous

Fork Off: Path To Bitcoin's Segwit2x Protocol Proves Perilous

Fork Off: Path To Bitcoin's Segwit2x Protocol Proves Perilous

Segwit2x developer Jean-Pierre Rupp stated, "I guess I can now pay more attention to more fruitful technical pursuits than following the news and fighting trolls online". However, in light of an insufficient consensus for "a clean blocksize [sic] upgrade", as Belshe writes, "continuing on the current path could divide the community and be a setback to Bitcoin's growth".

As fees rise on the blockchain, we believe it will eventually become obvious that on-chain capacity increases are necessary.

Rebecca Campbell is a freelance bitcoin and blockchain journalist based in England. When that happens, we hope the community will come together and find a solution, possibly with a blocksize increase.

The SegWit2X leaders, who include prominent bitcoin figures like Xapo CEO Wences Casares and Chinese mining pool leader Jihan Wu, said they chose to suspend the project due to a lack of consensus in the bitcoin community.

"We want to thank everyone that contributed constructively to Segwit2x, whether you were in favor or against", Belshe added.

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Bitcoin's core development team and the community at large has been against the split on several accounts, from an increase in the blockchain size alienating independent nodes to corporate entities seizing control. The opposing camp views bitcoin as a type of digital gold, meant for storing in a vault rather than used to pay for coffee. Your efforts are what makes Bitcoin great.

The significance of this latest development has triggered a number of reactions and from the Bitcoin community.

However, it seems that the hard fork has now been called off due to a lack of consensus regarding it.

"Rewards exist precisely because risk and opportunity exist". The proposal was contentious because of the way the changes would be imposed, which would have changed the "block size", a cap on bitcoin's transaction rate set by its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Bitcoin's rapid price swing indicates a potential conflict between the short- and long-term impacts of SegWit2x cancellation. As was the case with the Bitcoin Cash hard fork, investors were expecting to receive an amount of the new Bitcoin2x asset on the Bitcoin2x blockchain. "Furthermore, seeing the spike in bitcoin after the announcement shows that this move is welcome by the broader crypto community".

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