维基百科15周年、比特币的终结

Wikipedia 15

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The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment

作者认为:最根本的原因是中国的矿工控制了比特币,仅仅两个矿池的算力就超过整个比特币网络的50%。超过95%的算力控制在上面这幅图中的人手中。这些矿工不再允许块链增长。他们拒绝对比特币软件进行必要的修改,他们担心如果比特币太流行的话会被防火长城盯上,屏蔽掉比特币网络,导致他们失去收入。为了改进交易速度,增加区块大小,比特币社区去年就创建新分支举行投票,投票的方式是运行名为比特币XT的挖矿软件。

Bitcoin has entered exceptionally dangerous waters. Previous crises, like the bankruptcy of Mt Gox, were all to do with the services and companies that sprung up around the ecosystem. But this one is different: it is a crisis of the core system, the block chain itself.