Peter Rizun has warned the Bitcoin Cash community with a tweet explaining that Amaury Sachet is lobbying for a new fork and his Bitcoin ABC client will make life difficult for those who oppose the funding of the new BCH development foundation by changing the protocol. Many are therefore wondering if a new fork is on the way.
Bitcoin ABC 0.21.0 release for 2020 May 15 upgrade is here!https://t.co/1C6zNZpYRl
Includes improved SigOps counting, OP_REVERSEBYTES, bump tx chain limit from 25 to 50 and support for the infra funding plan.
Release notes: https://t.co/QZVFgS7bAr
— Bitcoin ABC (@Bitcoin_ABC) February 18, 2020
Rizun’s alternative, the Bitcoin unlimited client capable of mining BCH, is ready to be used by those who want to oppose IFP. Peter warns with these words:
“ABC 0.21 changes the BCH protocol to issue 5% of every new coin and 5% of all transaction fees to Amaury Sechet and his friends. Do not run this software if you care about the future of bitcoin: a peer-to-peer electronic cash system”.
All those who have implemented a Bitcoin ABC node will support the proposal, willingly or not. This is what happens when a single client absorbs the majority of the ecosystem. Wallets, services, protocols of all kinds are now inevitably on Amaury Sachet’s side. The Rizun node is much less used and therefore has little weight in power wars like this one.
Bitcoin Unlimited is not the only one to take sides against this project. Roger Ver also has his company, Bitcoin.com, taking sides against it through a very clear post from CTO Emil Oldenburg.
“In the western world, we say that “The devil is in the details”. And when it comes to the Infrastructure Funding Proposal, the details are super important”.
By adding IFP rules in the default ABC node, ABC imposes a course that is far from safe.
The CTO of Bitcoin.com confirms that they were in favour of the funding proposal but only if it were supported by the community and mediated between the parties.
It seems that the game is getting more violent. The players in the game are showing their muscles and are not willing to back down.
It’s premature to talk about forks for Bitcoin Cash but tensions increase and often as it happened in the past, they can generate a hard fork, leading to two opposing coins.