Leading Bitcoin Cash Developer Amaury Séchet Quits Bitcoin Unlimited
A Leading Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer, Amaury Séchet quits the development team of Bitcoin Unlimited, a BCH node software, citing his unhappiness with the way Bitcoin Unlimited is developed and managed as the key reason for his exit.
Séchet announced his departure via a Medium post published on March 25. He criticizes Bitcoin Unlimited project management in the post stating that it led to inefficient development and avoidable vulnerabilities in the code. Further noting that when he tries to address said issues, he was met with resistance.
Séchet went on to cite one such instance, he claims that his feedback for some code was totally ignored, adding that the consequences of such behavior have been far-reaching:
“Failure to address these problems lead to a failure to activate large blocks properly on testnet and a series of 4 vulnerabilities allowing to bring nodes down remotely which ruined any chances for a majority big block fork.”
Séchet does point out that while most software is built this way, such practices are incompatible with cryptocurrency development. Per the post, the departure of another Bitcoin Unlimited developer Antony Zegers recently has led him to reconsider his membership. He added that Zegers “was one of the first to join, and certainly one of the most important members BU [Bitcoin Unlimited] has had.”
Both Zegers and Séchet’s announcement did mention the involvement of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) supporters in Bitcoin Unlimited to attention. Séchet went on to criticize the BSV community on how a lawsuit against BCH developers was seemingly approved and how Bitcoin Unlimited Improvement Proposals (BUIP) have turned into “a sad joke, with proposals more and more absurd being voted on.”
Last year in November the controversy over Bitcoin Cash’s hardfork took the center stage as Bitcoin Cash SV (later recognized as Bitcoin SV), suffered what is known as a blockchain reorganization.
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