With the bitcoin fork debate still raging, it is hardly surprising it has been a hot topic on social media over the past week.
Twitter was awash with comments featuring both sides of the camp – those in favour and those against Bitcoin XT, the software fork that seeks to resolve the digital currency’s scalability issue by increasing the size of blocks.
On the other hand, Black Monday – which saw Chinese stock markets plummet to an eight year low and panic spread throughout the rest of the world’s stock markets – also resulted in some Twitter chatter, enabling those bullish on bitcoin to share their largely positive outlook on the digital currency.
The mainstream media dubbed the bitcoin fork a “civil war” and a “constitutional crisis”, but some crypto enthusiasts were no less critical.
#BitcoinXT appears to be the biggest attack on Bitcoin in history.
— Greg Slepak (@taoeffect) August 21, 2015
Although slightly less harsh, Oleg Andreev also voiced his disagreement.
One thing I really dislike about XT is that it does not introduce a single controversial thing, but several such things at once.