Why is Bitcoin Forking? – Bitcoints

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Published on August 19th, 2015 | by bitcoin

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Why is Bitcoin Forking?

The two sides of the split are Bitcoin Core and a slight variant of the same program, called Bitcoin XT.
In recent months it has become clear that a small group of people has a radically different plan for Bitcoin.
If Bitcoin scales up, it might become less decentralized and then it wouldn’t be Bitcoin any more.
A Bitcoin that is tiny but in some abstract sense more “decentralized” is better than a Bitcoin that is a large global success.
To try to change that answer to “no” not only violates the Bitcoin social contract, but goes against the wishes of many, many people in the Bitcoin community.

Source: Arstechnica.com

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