[Bitcoin-segwit2x] segwit2x testnet activation triggered

Jeff Garzik jeff at bloq.com
Mon Jul 10 21:19:42 UTC 2017

A quick break-down, since this is getting social media play:  Someone added
mining power to testnet5 and accelerated it to the HF-on-block-X activation
point.  Although unexpected timing, this is otherwise a good field test.

Test networks have minimal mining power, unlike "live" bitcoin mainnet, so
it is normal for these sorts of block accelerations to be possible.   It
will get un-stuck soon.

For the medium term, the client will receive a few updates to test further
activation scenarios - as was always the plan (issue #51) - implying that
both further client testnet updates and further testnet5 disruption can be
expected.  This is the whole reason for a test network, after all.

Filed as Github issue https://github.com/btc1/bitcoin/issues/65

Jeff Garzik
CEO and Co Founder
Bloq, Inc.
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