Published on January 16th, 2016 | by bitcoin0
Hearn says Bitcoin in Civil War
The Bitcoin block size debate, a technical dispute over an intrinsic aspect of the network, has been taken entirely too far for at least one core developer.
Mike Hearn has lost faith in the system, and sold all of his coins.
Hearn is responsible for many important parts of bitcoin, such as the entire Java library, and now works on blockchain solutions with R3 CEV.
According to Hearn, these developers were chosen quickly, from “whoever was around and making themselves useful at the time.”
One of them, Gregory Maxwell, had an “unusual set of views,” states Hearn.
Blockstream makes several scaling solutions that all work with a smaller block size, including The Lightning Network, Sidechain Elements, and Segregated witness.