Bitcoin Tweets of the Week: Forking Drama and Black Monday

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.

Although slightly less harsh, Oleg Andreev also voiced his disagreement.