Published on August 18th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
Bitcoin Is Having an Identity Crisis
Two high-profile bitcoin developers, Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn, released an alternative version of bitcoin over the weekend.
The new software, called Bitcoin XT, has much less support than the original, but it’s gaining traction quickly.
It already accounts for 8.4 percent of computers running bitcoin software, according to bitcoin tracker XTnodes.
The price of bitcoin dipped slightly after Bitcoin XT’s debut, perhaps reflecting concern that an alternative could hurt bitcoin’s value.
Despite the fervor in the bitcoin community, the odds are against Bitcoin XT.