Mike Hearn Comments Lead To Bitcoin Dump

Bitcoin is not having a good day after the betrayal by Mike Hearn. This is the second time that Mike Hearn caused the market to dump, the last was in August with the introduction of Bitcoin XT. Bitcoin recovered then and will recover again with a little time. With the price below $400 a buying opportunity presents. With tongue in check Samus Nimus produced a video that is on point, funny and very well made we have embedded here:

No offense was intended by using a movie clip of Hitler to explain the bitcoin crash. Remember at the end of the day bitcoin is bigger than just one person and the loss of one developer is not worth worrying about.

Bitcoin has crashed before and come back stronger. If you own bitcoin realize that holding long term is your best plan. Resist the urge to sell. At bitcoin price under $400 you might consider buying some bitcoins at a discount.

Bitcoin Is Not Dying Or Failing

Bitcoin has been declared dead 89 times, see the excellent article by Henry Brade. Bitcoin has not failed. You should consider that Bitcoin tested Mike Hearn and he is the one who failed.

Most of the bitcoin mined in the world occurs in China. The Chinese miners are not concerned at all about the departure of Mike Hearn as you can see at the China Dispatch thread at /r/btc on Reddit.

With no circuit breakers like the stock market you do have to live with volatility if you own or trade bitcoin. Bitcoin is especially sensitive to negative news articles that do serve the purpose of shaking weak hands out of the market.

Mike Hearn claims he has left bitcoin for good but did not leave gracefully for which he owes the community an apology.

Bitcoin Core developers already have a roadmap in place to increase transactions per second but progress is slow. The new client Bitcoin Classic is proposing a hard fork to 2 MB within a few months. Bitcoin Classic is gaining support quickly, especially from bitcoin miners who ultimately make the decision to hard fork the client.

We think it is time to increase the blocksize limit to 2 MB and Bitcoin Classic has the most reasonable approach. For more information visit Bitcoin Classic on reddit or join their community on Slack. You can help the bitcoin community by running a full node yourself with the client of your choice, and voice your opinions at the Bitcoin Consensus Census.

  • Luke Johnstone

    This article is a hack job at best, hardly addresses any of the valid points Mike raised in his Medium peice. It’s exactly this lalala denislism that is killing bitcoin, well done author for perputuating the main problem.

    • The article Johnstone is referring to on Medium is The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment and I recommend everyone read it for themselves and make up their own minds. Dissecting Hearn’s Medium piece was not the intent of this article, rather to use satire to emphasize Bitcoin is not failing. Other clients like Bitcoin Classic will either take over from Bitcoin Core or force the Core developers to hard fork to 2 MB in Bitcoin Core.