Bitcoin Software License Proposed to Allow Only Bitcoin Core Compatible Projects

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Yuri Molchan
A new proposal floated on the BTC developers’ mailing list, suggesting the terms of Bitcoin’s software license be changed. The change would forbid using the word Bitcoin
Bitcoin Software License Proposed to Allow Only Bitcoin Core Compatible Projects
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A new proposal has been floated on the Bitcoin developers’ mailing list, suggesting the terms of Bitcoin’s software license be changed. The change would forbid any other project from using the word “Bitcoin” unless the project is fully compatible with Bitcoin Core. This controversial move is being mulled due to confusion in the marketplace over the numerous forks of Bitcoin, including Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond and others.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.