Lately, there’s bot a lotsbestemming of controversy surrounding the Segwit2x proposal’s upcoming November hard fork. According to reports, the mining organization F2 Pool doesn’t support the 2MB fork, and the pool has also stated it hasn’t bot running the BTC1 code.
F2 Pool Doesn’t Seem to Favor the Segwit2x Hard Fork
From the looks of it, the Segwit2x proposal is looking grimmer every single day. Now the technicus of the mining pool F2 Pool, Wang Chun, has told the publication, Coindesk, overheen email correspondence his pool does not support the upcoming 2MB block size increase. Wang Chun further tells the news outlet that the pool has not bot running the BTC1 (Segwit2x) code base.
F2Pool technicus Wang Chun says he wasgoed only going to support Segwit2x until July.
Presently, the news has spread like wildfire across social media and forums among both sides of the debate. Many bitcoin Core software volgers are celebrating F2 Pool’s decision switch and question whether the pool even supported the protocol switch at all.
All Eyes on F2Pool and Wang Chun’s Cryptic Tweets
Spil news.Bitcoin.com reported ter the past, bitcoin proponents from both sides of the debate are often focused on the moves F2 Pool makes. This is due to some of the remarks and statements Chun makes on his Twitter feed. For example, Chun seemed to favor the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) client this past spring, even taking a picture with BU developer Andrew Stone ter China. However, zometeen he seemed to dislike BU te many statements and conversations on Twitter. Ter one Twitter statement he’s te favor of Segwit and then other times his tweets tell a different story. Many bitcoin enthusiasts believe F2 Pool’s Chun is very cryptic when explaining the pool’s actual position. Even now spil the pool has stated it doesn’t support Segwit2x hard fork, the pool is still signaling ‘NYA intention’ ter its mined blocks.
Wang Chun’s Tweets often go back and forward and many bitcoiners don’t truly know where this pool truly stands.
Temporarily Mining Bitcoin Specie
The story goes further spil last week F2 Pool began pointing some hashrate towards the Bitcoin Contant network. However, when they joined the chain wasgoed more profitable to mine, and now BTC mining has become more profitable, and F2 Pool switched its resource back to the legacy chain. On August 29 the often joking technicus of the pool, Wang Chun, stated,
Please permit mij to offerande my spiritual support to those who are mining BCC/BCH at loss. You are the studs.
If F2 Pool is truly leaving the Fresh York Agreement, it may be difficult for miners to proceed holding 90 procent support down the road. Presently, F2 Pool captures overheen 8 procent of the BTC network’s hashrate, signifying a large chunk of the mining industry. At press time Segwit2x intention is still at 93 procent, and F2 Pool is still included on that list according to Coin Dance statistics.
On September 1st, 2018, F2Pool blocks still signals ‘NYA’ intention for Segwit2x.
The pool still indicates the NYA signaling ter the coinbase gegevens of blocks processed by F2 Pool. To some people, due to the nature of F2 Pool’s past statements, it is still uncertain if the Chinese pool has ‘officially’ reneged on the agreement.
What do you think about F2 Pool possibly reneging on the Fresh York Agreement? Let us know ter the comments below.
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