Despite tensions flaring among Bitcoin Cash developers over the protocol’s difficulty algorithm, another chain split seems unlikely.
The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community is divided over whether to change the cryptocurrency’s difficulty adjustment algorithm, with a recent developer meeting reportedly concluding with attendees storming out of the event.
On August 4, Chris Pacia, the lead developer of the peer-to-peer marketplace OpenBazaar and a volunteer BCH developer, tweeted that “multiple people walk[ed] out” of the meeting as consensus was not reached over whether to make adjustments to Bitcoin Cash’s difficulty algorithm.
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted in reply that he doesn’t understand with BCH people “care so much” given “your algo is fine as is” and added:
“I will be honest; being optimistic that BCH development would improve once they got Craig [Wright] out is definitely looking like one of my worse predictions.”
Some reports indicate that growing tensions over the difficulty algorithm may result in yet another BCH chain split.