Bitcoin Braces for a Blockchain Split

Bitcoin could diverge into two different versions of the same currency on August 1, creating further issues for institutional involvement.

Bitcoin is attempting to become more scalable, and therefore, more appealing to corporate involvement, but this strategy has skeptics.

Users of bitcoin are preparing to activate a so-called soft fork in the currency on August 1, if an agreement is not reached over a proposal for a new feature that could enhance the scalability of the currency—but others have threatened a more radical move that could split the blockchain.

The Segregated Witness feature, known as SegWit2x, has been proposed by the Bitcoin Core development team and will allow for a greater amount of transactions on the network by transforming the way signature

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