This is episode 179 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.
In case you somehow missed it: Bitmain announced that they'll execute a hard fork this August to combat the scheduled user activated soft fork (UASF). They're calling it a user activated hard fork (UAHF), but many people consider it a miner activated hard fork. Bitmain will essentially create their own altcoin and some exchanges are already planning to list it as BitmainCoin.
Will this finally end Bitcoin's civil war? We certainly haven't finished scaling Bitcoin, but will this fork allow our two halves to mutually part ways? Will it be peaceful?
Tonight we'll share some technical details and vent our (less technical) feelings about this whole forking mess. You do NOT want to miss this episode. Tune in at 9PM Eastern and check the list below for some of the specific stories we'll cover!
- Examining Bitmain's Press Release
- Game of Bluffs? With UAHF, Bitcoin Scaling Becomes Digital 'Missile Crisis'
- UAHF: A contingency plan against UASF (BIP148)
- BitSquare Will List The UAHF Currency as BitmainCoin On August 1st
- Traders Plan for Correction as Crypto Market Falls Below $100 Billion
Your hosts this week is just Daniel Brown. Don't forget to scroll down so you can keep up with our open tweet lines, vote in this week's Bitcoin poll, and share your thoughts in the comments!
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