Published on August 16th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
Reddit Mods Accused of Censoring Bitcoin Talk
The recent launch of Bitcoin XT, a fork of the Bitcoin protocol considered as crucial to the network’s future sustainability by its backers, has spawned a plethora of acrimonious debate and allegations of censorship.
According to its website, where its full release became available yesterday, Bitcoin XT “is an implementation of a Bitcoin full node, based upon the source code of Bitcoin Core.
Currently, 212 out of 6073 nodes (3.4%) are running Bitcoin XT.
Allegations of Censorship
It is not uncommon to hear occasional accusations of manipulated voting activity on forums such as reddit.
The apparent reason: Bitcoin XT was deemed too much of a deviation of Bitcoin Core, and therefore effectively no longer Bitcoin, but an altcoin.