Super Bitcoin, a new hard fork which developers say will “make Bitcoin (Bitcoin) great again,” will be launched on December 12. The new chain’s network snapshot is set for block 498,888, CoinTelegraph reported.
Super Bitcoin is a Chinese effort looking to optimize Bitcoin through measures such as Lightning Network and an 8-megabyte block size.
Explaining the impetus behind their decision to create the new fork, developers said they were acting according to ideas from the “Bitcoin community.”
“Please remember: ‘This is just an experiment,’” the project’s website advises.
“We are merely implementing the proposals recommended by the Bitcoin community. Only when we put these talks into actions that we can make Bitcoin great again.”
Super Bitcoin is nonetheless notable for its supply 21,210,000, which includes 210,000 pre-mined coins.
“The 210,000 pre-mined tokens will be managed by the Super BTC Foundation and are mainly used to encourage early developers, invest in the super BTC ecosystem and ensure the operation of the Super BTC Foundation,” the website explains.
December also sees the birth of new Bitcoin ‘versions’ with names including Bitcoin Uranium, Bitcoin Cash Plus and even Bitcoin God.