Bitcoin Classic has confirmed it is shutting down as developers claim Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will become ‘Bitcoin’ by May 2018.

In an official statement Thursday, release manager Tom Zander praised BCH and said its validity meant that Bitcoin Classic had “fulfilled its promise.”

“It is now up to you which chain will gain the most traction. It is now up to the next billion people to start to use Bitcoin Cash. In at most six months I'm sure we'll just drop the ‘Cash’ and call it ‘Bitcoin,’” he stated.

BCH shot up in price over 35 percent in anticipation of a new hard fork set for Nov. 13, reaching its highest value almost since it debuted.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-classic-shuts-down-as-staff-claim-bitcoin-cash-will-rule-in-6-months