Think ‘Heretical’ Thoughts

Early Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn isn’t coming back to the open-source community, but he does have some thoughts on what has transpired since he cut ties with the project in 2016.

Hearn — who now develops distributed ledger technology (DLT) at banking consortium startup R3 — conversed at length about Bitcoin’s blocksize debate and its descent into a blockchain split during a wide-ranging Reddit AMA held on Thursday.

Though a “big blocker” himself prior to leaving the community, Hearn does not believe that raising the blocksize limit is sufficient to cure Bitcoin Cash of its parent blockchain’s perceived ills — particularly in regard to blockchain governance.


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