Bitcoin SV Experiences Blockchain Reorganizations, Possibly Due to Unwieldy Block Size
Ana Alexandre's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 55%
The Bitcoin Satoshi Vision blockchain is struggling with its large block size following a series of block re-organizations, cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX tweeted on April 19. The block which caused the fork becomes "Orphaned," and is changed with the block from the fork with more blocks. Block re-organization occurs when the network is too slow to reproduce blocks efficiently.
In the comments to the tweet, BitMEX explains that it detected two valid competing chains, with a split occurred at block 578,639. BitMEX's node reportedly followed the chain on the left until block 578,642, which further leapt to the right. When asked what it could possibly mean, BitMEX outlined several variants, saying that the Bitcoin Cash SV network is not reliable for payments, the block size limit is too large and network latency is too high.
A few days later, United States-based crypto exchange Kraken also decided to delist BSV. In an official press release, Kraken said that BSV had "Engaged in behavior completely antithetical to everything we at Kraken and the wider crypto community stands for..
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