The first code for bitcoin scaling proposal SegWit2x has been released for testing. Notably, it might be compatible with another proposal, BIP 148.
In yet another turn to bitcoin's scaling debate, mining firm Bitmain says it would split the network should an upgrade known as 'BIP 148' activate.
Popular bitcoin scaling solutions BIP148 and SegWit2x aren't compatible, but should they be to avoid a network split?
Is 'BIP 148' a beneficial change or risky update? Here's what both sides are saying about bitcoin's upcoming 'Independence Day'.