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Must-reads for Nov. 13, 2018: What the fork? The Bitcoin Cash edition

These are the Bitcoin Cash stories you should be following today

Bitcoin Cash fork

Cash about to get forked (via Pixabay).

CoinDesk has been on a tear all day Tuesday about the Bitcoin Cash hard fork:

Plus, they also reported that one of the people in the “hash war”, Jihan Wu, has been stripped of power at Bitmain:

 

An interview with Calvin Ayre: The man behind the scenes of the Bitcoin Cash debate (The Block)
Calvin Ayre, the man who became a billionaire running an online gaming company, now runs CoinGeek, Bitcoin Cash’s largest mining pool. He’s backing Craig Wright’s Bitcoin SV and why to The Block.

 

‘Nuclear Option’: ABC Dev Won’t Rule out Changing Bitcoin Cash PoW Algorithm

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Controversial Bitcoin Cash lead developer Amaury Séchet said on Twitter that Bitcoin ABC developers should “get a patch ready” in case of emergency with the upcoming hard fork. He also tweeted there might be a need to change its proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm: “Changing PoW is somewhat of a nuclear option so I’d be reluctant to use it. But it always has been considered the option of last resort in case a large portion of miner become hostile, so we should be ready.”

 

 

Lawrence Lewitinn, CFA is editor in chief of Modern Consensus. Disclosure: Lewitinn owns no cryptocurrencies in his portfolio.

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