BitPico, a bunch of “Bitcoin builders, miners and whales” which beforehand stress-tested the Lightning Community, has begun attacking altcoin Bitcoin Money (BCH).
‘The Bcash assault has been began’
In a sequence of tweets starting June 22, the group, whose members’ identities stays unclear, declared that having examined Lightning’s mainnet implementation for rigidity by way of a coordinated assault, it could do the identical to check the BCH community – this time utilizing a 51% assault.
“The [Bitcoin Cash] assault has been began; it’s going to proceed to run as we work to amplify it over the approaching months,” the primary announcement reads.
“We count on to have 5000 Bcash assault nodes in roughly 6 weeks after which we’ll multi-fork the chain. [Roger Ver] will now cry.”
The #bcash $bch @bitcoin assault has been began; it’s going to proceed to run as we work to amplify it over the approaching months. We count on to have 5000 Bcash assault nodes in roughly 6 weeks after which we’ll multi-fork the chain. @rogerkver will now cry . #hacking #expertise #safety pic.twitter.com/dR8ksy6Lz8
— ɃitPico (@bitPico) June 22, 2018
bitPico had previously made a fame for itself as a champion of Bitcoin community scaling answer SegWit2x. After a failed try and ship the onerous fork after help initially faltered, the group appeared to go silent, marking its return in a pro-Lightning capability in March.
“We’re now not retired from bitcoin; simply wanted a break. We’re bullish and dealing on the LightningNetwork,” they introduced on March 17.
On the identical time, lots of the issues Bitcoin confronted on the time SegWit2x failed had improved; SegWit adoption had lowered charges to a fraction of their earlier ranges, whereas transaction occasions had decreased.
Right here Comes bitPicoCash?
Regardless of progress, Bitcoin Money zerozero supporters continued to assert the altcoin’s supremacy to Bitcoin, increasing the community’s block measurement to 32 megabytes and rebutting criticism from pro-Bitcoin sources each on-line and within the media.
For bitPico, whose earlier stress take a look at of Bitcoin’s Lightning Community acquired acclaim from figures together with Andreas Antonopoulos, the assault on the BCH community seems to have the intention of deciding its usefulness as soon as and for all.
“We will simply mine the transaction ourselves and drop the retailers zero-conf Tx from our stratum backed mempool,” they wrote.