Network Upgrade Advancement: Two BCH Developers Resign from Bitcoin Unlimited


On 15th of May 2019, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is all ready to get its new upgradation having plans to add two specific elements to the chain which are Segwit recovery exception and enabling the Schnorr signatures. Meanwhile, when the upgradation is just six weeks away, programmers have been discussing about the new additions on a daily basis during the BCH development meetings and two of the BCH developers have announced their resignation from the Bitcoin Unlimited Team.

The Schnorr signature features a digital signature scheme that permits for multi-signature aggregation simultaneously providing scaling and privacy benefits. In the meeting held on 14th of March 2019, the host David Allen discussed the yet to be coming upgradation with the BCH developers Mark Lundeberg, Amaury Séchet, Jason Cox, Andrea Suisani and Chris Pacia.

A specific full node implementation known as Bcash that has been developed by the Bcoin programmers will not be completed for the fork conducted during May. On 25th of March 2019, the Twitter handle @Bcoin has announced that it was hunting for someone in the Bitcoin Cash community in order to fork and maintain the Bcash repository.

Meanwhile, two of the prominent BCH developers have decided to resign from their posts in Bitcoin Unlimited team by discarding their memberships. On 20th of March, Antony Zegers, also known as Mengarian has decided that he would discard his membership from the Bitcoin Unlimited Team. As per Zegers, Bitcoin Unlimited as an organization is too closely related with the Bitcoin SV community. After Zeger’s departure from the company, another developer from the same team named by Amaury Séchet wjo was the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC, also decided to give up on his BU membership. These topics underwent a heavy discussion on the forums and the Twitter as well.


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