Published On: Fri, Jun 30th, 2017

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright Declares War on Segwit

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Self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright announced that his company nChain will form an non-segwit Bitcoin pool, promising to retain 20% of the Bitcoin network.
Craig Wright: ‘Our Pool Will Reject Segwit’
The announcement was made today at The Future of Bitcoin conference sponsored by Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitmain. The event is being held in Arnhem, the Netherlands, which will run from June 30 to July 1.

The seemingly unhinged Wright made his non-segwit pool announcement during a speech that was peppered with expletives, threats, and egotistical boasts.
“We’re going to scale radically,” proclaimed Wright. “If you don’t want to come along, stiff shit.”
The pool would reject all segwit transactions, something Wright claimed would really “slow down” the network too.
“If you want to be slower, run Segwit,” he said.

nChain says they will build a non-segwit pool. No segwit txn will be allowed
— David Jerry (@digitsu) June 30, 2017

“As a miner, I choose,” continued Wright. “I decide if I don’t want segwit. It’s about time miners figured out their role. Miners …

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