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 BusinessInsider.com. 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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