With the contentious hard fork at the fore front of everyone’s mind, some of the rammifications that could impact the split are being tested on the LiteCoin network as a means of risk mitigation to ensure that the SegWit process works. This begs the question that is LTC is actually doing the testing, then why split BTC at all?
CryptoCoinsNews has the story from Garzik and some of the other lead developers on the matter.
Bitcoin pushes up to the $1200 Price Point.
While it is tough to say whether the fork is imminent, many analysts are seeing some movement on the mining sectors hashpower movement to the Bitcoin Unlimited sector, which is now around 45%, or close to the splitting point.