Published on December 29th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
Coinbase Tests Bitcoin XT in Production Pilot Run
Leading bitcoin wallet service provider and payment processor Coinbase has officially announced that the firm has begun running Bitcoin XT (BIP 101) in production as an experiment.
Bitcoin XT is an implementation of a Bitcoin full node which utilizes the same data directories as Bitcoin Core.
Bitcoin enthusiasts such as Bitcoin moderator and Bitcointalk founder Theymos even advised Coinbase to stop promoting Bitcoin XT to its customers as it will pressure the moderators to censor content about Coinbase on its subreddit.
Yet, Coinbase and other bitcoin leaders are still looking to implement Bitcoin XT and the BIP 101 proposal drafted by Gavin Andressen as they believe that Bitcoin XT’s simple implementation and working code could enhance the operations of bitcoin startups.
Over the next few weeks, Coinbase plans to publish blog posts to further explicate their implementation of Bitcoin XT in their projects.