Why is Bitcoin forking?
Mike Hearn

This change represents true leadership in the pure sense of making a difficult and bold decision, not undertaken lightly, when the needs of the community demand it. I have some sympathy for the portion of the community who believe that the peer-to-peer, run-it-on-my-home-pc origins of the technology are perhaps more important than its eventual wide adoption — but the fact is bitcoin was never the mesh network cypherpunk utopian project they were hoping for.

In fact, it has always been a technological advance begging for its full, wider integration into our world. The decision to fork is a leap forward in making sure that it gets there.

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