Published On: Wed, Jun 21st, 2017

‘Chicken Game’: Reality Comes Home To Roost For UASF Supporters

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As SegWit2x gains over 80% hash rate support, a developer has pronounced the Bitcoin user-activated soft fork (UASF) “dead.”
Silbert Agreement Sucked Support From UASF
In a Medium post published yesterday, HiddenWallet creator known as nopara73 said that the scaling move, also known by its Bitcoin Improvement Protocol number BIP148, was “still winning in a strange way.”

I just published “UASF Is Winning The Chicken Game, But Not The Way Its Supporters Expected”
— nopara73 (@nopara73) June 20, 2017

“It’s dead, because the New York agreement took away too much support from UASF. UASF needs economic nodes and miners. NYA takes away a big chunk of the former and all of the latter,” he wrote.
But it’s still winning, because SegWit will be activated and hard fork will not happen.
June 20 marked another milestone on the road to SegWit adoption for Bitcoin, as BTCC and BATPOOL joined those signaling support for SegWit2x, a de facto guarantee that SegWit itself would deploy in the near future.

The Tangled Web Of SegWit2x
What has happened for the camp lending its support to BIP148 is a …

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