Bitmain CEO slams Craig Wright over proposed Bitcoin Cash hard fork; tells him to “f*** off” 23361
Priyanka Babu
Sep 18, 2018 at 7:07 PM

Jihan Wu, the founder of Bitmain, has taken to Twitter to start a public altercation against Craig Wright. The proposed November hard fork of Bitcoin Cash is the reason behind Wu's verbal fight with Wright on Twitter. The upcoming BCH hard fork has been widely disputed among the BCH community. The BCH controversy revolves around the blocksize upgrade. Wright and his followers are fighting for an increase in the blocksize to increase the transactional capacity while Wu represents the other side which says an increase in blocksize will result in increased decentralization.

Craig Wright who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto threatened to force Bitmain into bankruptcy in August. Bitmain, allegedly, has been struggling with financial and technological problems. Ill-timed investments and failure in the production of new mining chips has the potential to push the bitcoin miner into bankruptcy.

Jihan Wu's tweet in which he addressed Wright as fake Satoshi and told him to "f*** off" to BSV [Bitcoin Satoshi Vision] was in reply to a Coingeek blog post. Wu tweeted that Wright finally admitted to not being a part of the BCH founding community. Wright didn't fail to join the altercation. He tweeted that Wu should just make an altcoin.

Battle lines are drawn for the BCH community. Wright on one side who advocates the BSV hard fork and Wu on the other side who supports the November software upgrade. According to Wu, “BCH will continue its roadmap to build electronical cash on base protocol and encouraging permissionless innovation in layer-2. I see lots of buidlers are working so hard! Fake Satoshi can never stop us.” However Wright is of the opinion that, "Bitcoin SV is intended to provide a clear bitcoin cash implementation choice for miners who support bitcoin's original vision, over implementations that seek to make unnecessary changes to the original bitcoin protocol."

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