Published on August 17th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
Forking Bitcoin: A Controversial Approach to Its Scalability Problem
Two of bitcoin’s best-known developers have ‘forked’ the software in a controversial attempt to resolve its scalability crisis.
Bitcoin XT will use the “traditional” open source model, Hearn said, in which the code ultimately reflects the decisions of its maintainer.
Unlike Bitcoin Core, it won’t run on consensus, but can be forked and modified by others.
If Bitcoin XT succeeds, it seems like a risky strategy to be left on the wrong side of the fork.
Whether or not it came from the real bitcoin creator, the message that the project violates the ‘original vision’ of bitcoin is shared by others.