The bitcoin wars have begun, as Bitcoin XT squares off against the classic flavor of the cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency bitcoin is facing civil war, with two high-profile developers announcing plans to split the code that underpins the network.
Known as a “fork,” the new version of bitcoin (dubbed Bitcoin XT) would support more transactions per hour, at the cost of increasing the amount of memory required to hold a full database of all the bitcoin transactions throughout history, known as the blockchain.
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