Bitcoin Cash’s Dev Amaury Séchet Quits Bitcoin Unlimited Project; Calling It A ‘Sad Joke’
Bitcoin Cash’s Lead Coder: Bitcoin Unlimited Project Is A Sad Joke
The lead developer of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Amaury Séchet, has recently decided that he would no longer participate in Bitcoin Unlimited, one of the projects that basically helped to pave the way for the creation of BCH.
According to Séchet, he will continue his post as the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC (which is actually the current BCH), but he remains unhappy with Bitcoin Unlimited, a code that was very important for BCH before as it was basically the pioneer in increasing the block sizes of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin Unlimited is still considered to be a relevant alternative to Bitcoin Cash by many developers, but Séchet does not seem to think so. On a recent blog post, the developer affirmed that he was very disappointed with how Bitcoin Unlimited turned out to be.
There were too many lingering bugs, according to him, and an unknown developer crashed most of the nodes because of them. Also, the technology got worse instead of getting better as the years passed, which was also very problematic to him.
According to him, the whole process was turned into a sad joke as more and more absurd proposals were voted by the company and it started to be clear that the project was going nowhere. The leaders of the community, he affirmed, were too complacent.
Obviously, he also criticized them to support Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV), which also makes us understand more about why he’s so pissed with Bitcoin Unlimited. BSV, in case you are not aware, as the token that was born out of the hard fork that the Bitcoin Cash network had last November.
The Case With Bitcoin SV
Unfortunately, a lot of people from the BSV were considered toxic. We can specially mention Craig Wright, which made several threats during the time of the hard fork and also affirmed that he was the real Satoshi Nakamoto without any proof. Because of this and for some rivalry, the two communities, Bitcoin ABC and SV, are not in good terms now.
Bitcoin Unlimited might have been the pioneer, but Bitcoin ABC was the actual first group that increased the block size in 2017. Also, the influence of Craig Wright and the BCH “civil war” we seen last year are a good portion of the reason why the developer has decided to move away from the project.
Last year, Bitcoin Unlimited released software to support both coins when they split up. However, a part of the community was eagerly supporting BSV and this did not sit well with the Bitcoin ABC community at all.
Séchet is not alone in leaving the project. Antony Zegers, another prominent member of the Bitcoin Unlimited project, has also decided to leave it. Reports affirm that he inspired Sechét to leave it as well.
According to Séchet, the main goal of BCH is to bring more freedom to the world by cooperation in creating a “better form of money”. Because of this, they have to cooperate and his goal is to make BCH successful, so he does not have the time to waste with Bitcoin Unlimited anymore.
It looks like the cracks caused by the BCH hard fork last year are still here and will see a lot of trouble before this story is finally ended.