SegWit2x Minority Fork Thrown Into Question as BTC1 Nodes Stall

in #b2x6 years ago

The chances of a SegWit2x minority fork materializing appear slim, as the fork-compatible software appears to be beset by bugs on the day of the fork’s scheduled activation.

While SegWit2x had been “called off” by its leading advocates last week, a small percentage of miners continued to signal for the fork, leaving the door open that the fork could proceed anyway. The probability was minor — and the chain would be unlikely to survive long anyway — but the threat was serious enough that Coinbase published an update yesterday informing their users about potential post-fork scenarios. Consequently, all eyes were on the bitcoin blockchain as it approached block 494784 — the supposed trigger for the fork.

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