Bitcoin enthusiasts are still concerned about a fork happening next week as an unknown developer named Bitpico has threatened to fork the network anyway. Bitpico has been active on the Segwit2x mailing list for quite some time and has his own Github profile. However, there’s not much known on the open web about the character or his organization.
“We are carrying out the fork regardless as everything is set in motion,” explains Bitpico using the Segwit2x mailing list.
On November 9, many bitcoin proponents shrugged off Bitpico’s statements as empty threats. However, the very next day a new website appeared at Bitcoin2x.org which also declared the fork was still happening. It’s not confirmed at the moment whether or not Bitpico is connected to the website or who operates the site. The website’s welcome message is very much like Bitpico’s threats, with the site explaining on November 10: […]