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The fork that wasn't, and the fork that was...

Just a few hours after I published Issue #2, the controversial 2x fork was called off by 6 people in a mailing list. It seemed for a few brief days that bitcoin was in the clear until, like the Kool Aid Man, Bitcoin Cash came smashing through the wall of temporary tranquillity. Originally forked from bitcoin on August 1st, Bitcoin Cash drew a ton of support after 2x fell through as a haven for big blockers, but there is something definitely fishy going on.

Along with market manipulation, the weekend saw some pretty dramatic swings in hashpower and Bitcoin Cash even overtook bitcoin briefly. It looks like the war between bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash is just getting started, and who knows, maybe the 2x fork will happen afterall.

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