The demands of the Bitcoin core developer faction for a hard fork to Bitcoin XT have resurfaced.
It has been a hot and wild week throughout the Bitcoin community during the hottest month of the year. A non-consensus-based “hard fork” may be fast approaching, with the charge led once again by Bitcoin core developers Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn.
r/Bitcoin Moderator and alleged Satoshi Nakamoto Weigh In
You can assume things are beginning to reach “critical mass” in this community debate when Reddit Mods and the Bitcoin creator are speaking directly on the issue. Leading Reddit r/Bitcoin moderator Theymos took some time off and has had to get the board that had run amuck in order.
Theymos had a lot to say about posts, trolling and Bitcoin’s future (click here for his views in their entirety). Regarding the rising potential for an XT “hard fork”, he posted the following statement in the forum on Sunday night, particularly about the need for “consensus” on such a major change. (For the particulars of what is being proposed and why regarding Bitcoin block size from 1 MB, click here and here for our previous coverage.)