Back on May 15th, Bitcoin Cash [BCH] controversially hard-forked its network; unfortunately, has yet to regain all of its nodes in the process.
— Bitcoin Cash (@BITCOlNCASH) May 15, 2018
The website Cash Coin Dance keeps track of the nodes running the Bitcoin Cash network and has found that 13% of Bitcoin Cash nodes have yet to move over to the newly upgraded network.
— Ben Verret ⚡ (@verretor) May 28, 2018
There was heated controversy around the hard fork, and it seems now long-after the upgrade has been completed it is still present.
One Twitter follower said:
@verretor it’s cuz they are lazy. We don’t want our global money system to depend on lazy node opporators. This is just a litmus test to see who can handle the job. (I’m being sarcastic) Let’s 10x the scale and see how well these “upgrades” go.
— Network Effects CK⚡️ (@reallife_ck) May 28, 2018
Another Twitter member echoed the same response by saying:
Bcash isn’t doing so well anymore. Where are the pumps? Where are good news?
— Cezary Graf | CRYPTO POLAND (@CryptoPoland) May 28, 2018
Still, there are some strong proponents of Bitcoin Cash and its upgrades.
There are only two ‘bcash’ nodes on the network.https://t.co/HMZswyS0Rq
What is 13% of 2?
0, when rounded to the closest integer. Which is exactly the number of relevant nodes not following the new hardfork.
Accept reality, sybil nodes don’t count for shit 😎
— btcfork (@btcfork) May 28, 2018
Another individual who runs a Bitcoin Cash node replied to the Twitter post by saying:
E.g. I have an old node still running. Currently on vacation so haven’t updated yet.
— Team Winnaar (@TeamWinnaar) May 28, 2018
What happened to the 13% of the nodes, and if this is actually an issue – is still unknown at this time. The system seems to be running fine without the remaining 13%, but I’ll leave that argument to the crypto enthusiasts. Still, BCH has suffered in price this past month dropping almost -30%. Upside ahead? We shall see.
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