The creator of the second largest cryptocurrency in the world has weighed on the nascent hard fork controversy within the Bitcoin Cash community.
Writing on Twitter, the creator of Ethereum Vitailk Buterin said that the Bitcoin Cash community should avoid the temptation to compromise with the chief scientist of nChain Craig Wright, whose company has more or less threatened to launch a fork BCH competing for a disagreement with Bitcoin ABC, whose software implementation is the most used full-node BCH client.  "The BCH community should NOT compromise with Craig Wright" avoid a split "and should embrace it as an opportunity to ostracize it and reject it permanently," he said. "Bitcoin Craig (BCC) can go and get the ticker symbol from the now defunct cryptocurrency to which it is a suitable successor."
The BCH community should NOT compromise with Craig Wright to "avoid a split" and should embrace it as an opportunity to definitively ostracize it and reject it. Bitcoin Craig (BCC) can go and get the ticker symbol from the now defunct cryptocurrency to which it is a suitable successor.
– Ether's Non-Giver Vitalik (@VitalikButerin) August 22, 2018
Buterin, of course, refers to Bitconnect (BCC), the once prominent cryptocurrency that was eventually exposed as a Ponzi scheme. Just this week, a high-level Bitconnect promoter was arrested in India as part of a larger swindle survey, which costs investors billions of dollars of notional value.
As reported by CCN, Bitcoin ABC intends to activate several new features during a fixed fork scheduled for BCH in November, including the ordering of canonical transactions and two opcodes that will make it easier to implement a framework of smart contract on the Bitcoin Cash network.
NChain, with the backing of the leading Bitcoin Cash CoinGeek coin pool, plans to release an implementation of a BCH node – dubbed Bitcoin SV (short for "Satoshi Vision") that is incompatible with the new Bitcoin ABC client , laying the groundwork for what promises to be an incredibly disruptive network division in November if the two sides do not reach an agreement on the future of the BCH protocol.
This is not the first time that Buterin has sparred publicly with Wright. In addition to numerous tournaments on Twitter, Buterin targeted Wright in person at the Deconomy 2018 conference in Seoul, asking why "to this fraud" was allowed to speak at the event, a reference to the fact that Wright has in the past claimed to be the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright, in turn, called Buterin "Bevis", an allusion to the cartoon character "Bevis and Butthead".
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