Mike Hearn, a long-time bitcoin developer, quitted the project back in 2016. However, on Thursday, he broke his silence as he openly talked about the present state of the project in Reddit Q&A session.
Mike Hearn has since joined the banking consortium startup “R3” and in the Q&A session, he discussed multiple topics, which also included the bitcoin cash hard fork and the block size discussions that eventually directed the developers to discord over the roadmap for largest cryptocurrency of the world.
Mike Hearn Remarks
Worth mentioning, the remarks of Hearn showed his own attempts to reform the bitcoin protocol, in the year 2015 whereas, 2016 initially indicated the separation. With Gavin Andresen, who was the lead developer of the bitcoin digital currency project at that time, Hearn presented a software to advance the block size, offering a hard fork that was rejected. However, Hearn quit the core team after that, writing that the cryptocurrency, bitcoin has failed because of problems with its community.
Though at this time, Hearn thinks that the bitcoin cash has gotten many of the original problems of the project as he wrote:
“Bitcoin cash strongly resembles the bitcoin community of 2014. This is not good.”
Views About Bitcoin Cash
Hearn declared his views about the bitcoin cash, how it’s repeating the Bitcoin mistakes. For him, Bitcoin Cash lacks dignified governance, just like Bitcoin did back in 2014 and often communicates through Reddit, where according to him, users are able to censor ostracized opinions. Intrinsically, he notified the users of bitcoin cash to find an alternate platform where moderator control would be restricted and the views of the community on the upcoming advancements could be appropriately measured. He particularly expressed fear that bitcoin cash was considering to hard fork its chain without any attempt to assess support. However, he still needs the community to be audacious.
He concluded by saying:
“Liberate yourselves from just proceeding along the path Satoshi imagined and be willing to think radical, even heretical thoughts.”