news.Bitcoin.com recently reported on an unknown software developer called Bitpico who stated the Segwit2x fork will still happen on November 15 as intended. Bitcoin proponents are not sure if the developer is serious but a new website has been published called Bitcoin2x.org.
A New Website Called Bitcoin2x.org Appears After Bitpico’s Threats
Bitcoin enthusiasts are still concerned about a fork happening next week as an unknown developer named Bitpico has threatened to fork the network anyway. Bitpico has been active on the Segwit2x mailing list for quite some time and has his own Github profile. However, there’s not much known on the open web about the character or his organization.
“We are carrying out the fork regardless as everything is set in motion,” explains Bitpico using the Segwit2x mailing list.
On November 9, many bitcoin proponents shrugged off Bitpico’s statements as empty threats. However, the very next day a new website appeared at Bitcoin2x.org which also declared the fork was still happening. It’s not confirmed at the moment whether or not Bitpico is connected to the website or who operates the site. The website’s welcome message is very much like Bitpico’s threats, with the site explaining on November 10:
We have decided to continue with the fork as planned. We will not allow the destiny of Bitcoin to be controlled by six individuals.
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