Amaury Sechet, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Developer, Breaks Up with Bitcoin Unlimited
Amaury Sechet has abandoned his position in the Bitcoin Unlimited team, to remain dedicated to Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The Unlimited project was the first proposition to increase block size without specific restrictions. The reasignment of Sechet is not the only reshuffle in the team, as other developers left in protest, including Antony Zegers a few days ago, and more recently, Tomislav Dugandzic.
After careful consideration I too am hereby resigning my BU membership. Antony Zegers and Amaury Sechet have already resigned in protest and so am I. The current BU leadership's collaboration with the BSV community is unacceptable and I want no part in it.
One of the reasons for the protests is the drive within the Bitcoin Unlimited group to accept the ideas of Bitcoin SV. The alternative chain that split off Bitcoin Cash has the goal of deliberately and aggressively increasing block size.
Sechet cited specific problems with the Bitcoin Unlimited development process, which prompted him to step away from the Bitcoin ABC team. The move of Zegers to abandon Bitcoin Unlimited also prompted Sechet in his actions, creating a chain reaction within the team.
“Eventually, Bitcoin Unlimited would improve, and who knows, maybe even Bitcoin ABC would become unnecessary. Or so I thought,” Sechet said in a recent blog posting.
Currently, Bitcoin Unlimited is a minor proposition that has not made significant updates to the Bitcoin Core protocol. The supporters of the version are running 34 nodes, based on Coindance data.
The split in Bitcoin and the presence of several different approaches stemmed from a drive to scale Bitcoin back in 2017. This led to the splitting off of Bitcoin Cash in August 2017, and later to a failed attempt for the fork known as SegWit2X, which led to a non-viable, frozen blockchain.
Later, Bitcoin ABC took over Bitcoin Cash with the idea of gradually scaling the network. Bitcoin SV appeared as the alternative, once again reviving the idea of growing block size to the levels that current hardware allows.
More recently, Sechet became notorious for what turned out to be a prank claim that he was the real Satoshi Nakamoto.