Bitcoin Classic is happy to announce that it now has support from the majority of miners:
Bitmain/Antpool, Bitfury, BW.COM, HAOBTC.com, KnCMiner, Genesis Mining and Avalon Miner have all made the commitment to switch to Classic. We also have the most prominent online wallets and exchanges behind us: Coinbase, Blockchain.info, OKCoin, Xapo, Bitstamp and more coming soon. On top of that, several high level developers have started contributing to the project, and many more have been joining in. This is a big victory for bringing freedom of choice to the community!
Every Bitcoin developer is valuable, and we have tremendous respect for the amazing work they have done over the years, no matter what implementation they have or will be working on. To show our appreciation, Bitcoin Classic is announcing the Adopt-A-Developer program. The community can sponsor their favorite Bitcoin developers at our website. It is open to all Bitcoin developers, no matter what client, wallet, implementation or version they are working on. This will ensure our brightest and smartest can contribute as much time as possible in evolving Bitcoin. Developers will list their own bitcoin address, and they can set their monthly/yearly wage targets. We will rally support to fulfill them, and track success. You can find more details at https://bitcoinclassic.com/adopt.html
Our initial beta/test release will be based on bitcoin-core 0.11.2. It will have a 2MB block size limit.
The source code will be made available in the last week of January. Binaries for Linux, Windows and Mac will follow soon after.
Work on 0.12 will start after the 0.11.2 release. We are planning to disable opt-in RBF. This decision is based on community feedback (miners included).
The activation threshold % and earliest activation date are being discussed with the community and will be announced next week.
In the future we will continue to release updates that are in line with Satoshi’s whitepaper & vision, and are agreed upon by the community.