"Unrealistic": BIP 91 creator James Hilliard picks up words for Segwit2x

Segwit2x is a controversial roadmap announced by the Bitcoin team in May. Since then, it has been a heated debate by everyone involved in bitcoin.

BIP 91 is needed in order to prepare miners for the long-awaited optimization of Segregated Witness (SegWit) code. This is the first of two parts of the Segwit2x roadmap.

Last week, miners approved BIP 91. If everything goes according to plan, SegWit will activate by the end of August. James Hilliard has his own opinion on this.

In a new interview, Hilliard made it clear that he is not a fan of the full agreement on the implementation of Segwit2x, in particular, the expansion of the block to 2 MB, which is planned at the end of this year.

"The next step for Segwit2x is to increase the block size with a hard fork. This is an ambiguous process, some consider it dangerous. Indeed, if done wrong, fatal consequences can occur."

Hilliard commented:

"Three months for a hard fork is an unrealistic time frame. Even for writing code, not to mention testing and full implementation. I’m not saying that this is impossible, but rather difficult."

Many other developers claim that the chances of a safe implementation of 2 MB of hard fork are very small. The slightest mistake can lead to the fact that users lose bitcoins.