The battle for the future of bitcoin

There’s a “civil war brewing” over the future of bitcoin that could lead to a “fork” of the cryptocurrency, say Oscar Williams-Grut and Rob Price on That would result in two separate digital currencies running on separate versions of the underlying software, operating by different rules. If the dispute isn’t resolved – and it may well not be – there could be serious implications for the future of the entire bitcoin project.

Bitcoin is built on a “blockchain”, an immutable distributed database – or ledger – of transactions. Each use of bitcoin is [...]

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