Published on May 18th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Barry Silbert: SegWit-Helping Miners are cause of Bitcoin Hashrate at 78%
Digital Currency Group CEO Barry Silbert has said miners equivalent to almost 80% of the Bitcoin hashrate support SegWit and 2MB blocks.
Having publicly stated his own preference for Bitcoin scaling, Silbert then reported he had signed up “over 50 bitcoin companies from ~20 countries” to support the same.
I’m pleased to share that over 50 bitcoin companies from ~20 countries have also signed on to support this compromise https://t.co/9sRXh145Y5
— Barry Silbert (@barrysilbert) May 17, 2017
Later Wednesday, Silbert confirmed “78.3%” of the total hashrate was now coming from miners wanting his scaling solution.
In a separate tweet, Todd appeared to challenge Silbert effectively to put his money where his mouth is.
“If [Barry Silbert] is serious, he should be talking about a UASF – he claims to have enough support to get even BIP148 implemented smoothly,” he wrote today.