CoinDesk’s Hard Fork 'Text Size' Debacle Temporarily Averted

CoinDesk’s Hard Fork 'Text Size' Debacle Temporarily Averted

A temporary solution to the ongoing text size debate has been reached, CoinDesk has learned, ending the contentious hard fork that risked leaving readers viewing news articles with incompatible text sizes. The debate, fueled by text size problems experienced by news blockchain users earlier today, sparked the launch of competing implementations of the news blockchain, most notably CoinDesk Turbo, led by journalist Stan Higgins, and CoinDesk Smooth, a proposal put forth by CoinDesk editor Pete Rizzo. The team behind Turbo had sought to increase the text size whereas Smooth was positioned as....

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