Archive | Segwit2x

The Scaling Debate Could Use Some Civility

Bitcoin’s scaling debate has been getting increasingly nasty and out of hand since it began. While there is nothing wrong with disagreeing with anyone in the community — Bitcoin is meant to encourage discourse and debate — things are taking a turn for the worst. The animosity in this debate is hurting the image of […]

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements

This week two more exchanges revealed their plans for the upcoming Segwit2x fork this November. The London-based exchange CEX.io explains that whether the company supports the split or not customers will receive split tokens if the fork takes place. Further, the Indian exchange Unocoin has revealed it will be supporting the chain with the most […]

Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopp’s Home Surrounded by Police

Debate is a central part of the cryptocurrency community at large. Open forums such as Bitcoin.com have fostered mostly healthy fork debate about Bitcoin’s future. It appears at least one participant wished to stifle debate, and in a horrible way.  Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough Fork Debate Turns Ugly and Dangerous […]

The Digital Asset Exchange Huobi Pro Provides Users With Fork Plans

Huobi the cryptocurrency exchange based in China announced its Segwit2x contingency plans for the firm’s trading platform Huobi Pro. The exchange details that it plans to support all the tokens that derive from the planned Segwit2x hard fork. Also read: JP Morgan Boss Can’t Stop Talking About Bitcoin — Calls Investors “Stupid” Huobi Pro Will Support […]

Bitcoin.org Publishes List Against Businesses and Miners Supporting the 2X Fork

On October 11, the web portal Bitcoin.org published its controversial hard fork warning update that contains a list of companies and services that have pledged to support the Segwit2x hard fork this November. The website operators believe the 2MB fork is not supported by the majority of users and developers within the bitcoin ecosystem, and […]

Two More Bitcoin Startups Reveal Hard Fork Contingency Plans

This week two more bitcoin-based businesses announced their company’s stance towards the upcoming 2MB hard fork this November. The fork will be implemented by the Segwit2x (BTC1) working group roughly around Saturday, November 18, 2017. The two firms Xapo and Surbtc explained to their customers how they would handle the consensus change that’s just a […]