I have only read the first paragraph, and the bullshit is strong in this one.The gist being: "Americans' proposal to make bitcoin bigger was rejected by the Chinese... who threw their lot a group of programmers who.."
Bah. For one, that "other group" is mostly all-American as well.
The first group comprises a list of PHBs and CEOs that want to wrestle control over bitcoin. One way is to come up with some change, ANY change that makes their attempt different.
Most bitcoin programmers and experts agree that the change will serve to make bitcoin (1) insecure (2) decentralized (3) confer more power to a few companies such as those in the first group.
The wide community (and not just Chinese miners) have stuck with the long-time bitcoin developers instead of going for the marketing tricks employed by the PHBs. A sample of these tricks: (a) Creating an alternative version and labeling it classic. (b) Buying up bitcoin.com, providing an alternative version, and calling that bitcoin, and many others.
Again, the community has stuck with the wisdom of the security experts and developers. But more power to these CEOs. A few more NY articles and maybe they will fool the rest of us. Pro Tip: This time, label your fork "bitcoin original." That will fool us, for sure!