Bitcoins - A pending code change could bring a period of instability!

Ursa major

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Someone coined a phrase that may (or may not) be relevant: the biter bit....
 

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I was just thinking (unusual for me) but the new £1 coin with corners is a great way to remove all the dodgy fake old £1 coins from circulation. At present there is a very large proportion of fake coins in circulation. If a business banks them then the bank takes them and destroys them and you are out of pocket. As a result, they probably would just go around and around, since parking meters don't care if they are fake or not.

So, how do you remove fake Bitcoins from circulation. I admit I found the later paragraphs of that article unintelligible, but is this code change the equivalent of a new £1 coin?
 

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