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LukeDashJr (co-founder of Blockstream) says that Bitcoin didn't "split" in 2017, referring to the August 2017 Bitcoin Cash hardfork. I beg to differ.

LukeDashJr ([co-founder of Blockstream](https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukedashjr/)) doesn't like the fact that I said that Bitcoin "**split**" in 2017, referring to the August 2017 Bitcoin Cash hardfork. As you can see from his tweet, his position is that: > There was no "**split**" of Bitcoin in 2017 at all. > > BCH was a completely new altcoin that launched in 2017 Aug. > > https://twitter.com/LukeDashjr/status/1003350409157726208 As if Bitcoin Cash has no historical relationship with Bitcoin. Let's see if my use of the word "**split**" is really inappropriate. --- Jul 17, 2017: "On 2017/08/01 00:00 UTC, the Bitcoin block chain may experience what is known as a chain **split**." - https://bitcoin.org/en/alert/2017-07-12-potential-split {[archive](http://archive.is/dP1id)} --- Jul 23, 2017: "Bitcoin May Still See a Blockchain **Split** on August 1st" - https://themerkle.com/bitcoin-may-still-see-a-blockchain-split-on-august-1st/ --- Aug 01, 2017: "Instructions for safely **splitting** your BCH from your BTC" - by **Theymos** - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2059111.0 {[archive](http://archive.is/apTwC)} --- Aug 01, 2017: "Bitcoin Fork Watch: News & Guides for the Coming Bitcoin Cash **Split**" - https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-fork-watch-bitcoin-cash-hard-fork-august-1/ --- Aug 01, 2017: "Bitcoin has **split** in two, so you can have double the cryptocurrency" - https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/1/16075276/bitcoin-cash-hard-fork-coinbase --- Aug 01, 2017: "So far, the Blockchain **split** between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash has been relatively uneventful." - https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-cash-supporters-continue-to-hold-on-bitcoin-as-btc-shrugs-off-fork --- Aug 02, 2017: "Why is Bitcoin **splitting** into two chains? The people contributing code to and maintaining the Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core clients do not agree on the architecture for Bitcoin." - https://bitcoinfoundation.org/statement-bitcoin-foundation-bitcoin-cash...
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