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SegWit2x Hard Fork Called Off: ‘Common Sense’ or ‘Delaying the Inevitable’?

The controversial SegWit2x fork has been suspended indefinitely, with promoters citing a lack of consensus for the November 16 software upgrade. SegWit2x Called Off The suspension was announced by SegWit2x project lead Mike Belshe in an email distributed to the SegWit2x mailing list, but it also bore the signatures of Wences Casares, Jihan Wu, Jeff Garzik, Peter Smith, and Erik Voorhees...

NYA Signatory Bitso: SegWit2x a Chain Split, ‘Not a Blockchain Upgrade’

Another signatory to the New York Agreement (NYA) is having second thoughts about SegWit2x. Daniel Vogel, co-founder and president of Mexican bitcoin exchange Bitso, sent an email to the SegWit2x mailing list on Thursday expressing hesitancy about the upcoming hard fork that is scheduled to activate in approximately two weeks. Vogel’s chief concern is that although the SegWit2x codebase is...

Bitcoin and Gold Exchange Vaultoro Withdraws from New York Agreement

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Bitcoin and allocated gold order book exchange Vaultoro has withdrawn support for the New York Agreement (NYA), citing the absence of opt-out replay protection from the proposed SegWit2x hard fork. Vaultoro Withdraws NYA Support Vaultoro co-founder Joshua Scigala made the announcement on Twitter, stating that the company had signed the NYA to “help dislodge the stalemate” between the different...

‘We Are All Part of Consensus’: Bitcoin Communities in Brazil and Argentina Condemn SegWit2x

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Bitcoin communities in Brazil and Argentina have issued a joint statement opposing the SegWit2x hard fork mandated by the New York Agreement (NYA). The statement, which is signed by both local bitcoin associations and crypto startups including Bitsendal, Blinktrade, and Coinkite, opens by expressing the belief that NYA signatories entered into the agreement with the noble intention of improving...

Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain: ‘Buy Some Ether’ to Make Transactions After SegWit2x

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Crypto wallet Blockchain has announced its intention to join with Xapo in following the blockchain with the most accumulated difficulty following the proposed SegWit2x. The wallet service advised its users to “buy some ether” if they intend to make transactions immediately following the fork. Blockchain Wallet to Follow Chain With Most Difficulty In mid-November, the Bitcoin blockchain is...

Korea’s Largest Bitcoin Community Urges SegWit2x Supporters to Rescind Support

The Seoul Bitcoin Meetup has penned an open letter to New York Agreement (NYA) signatories, urging them to rescind support for the controversial SegWit2x hard fork that is scheduled for mid-November. The Seoul Bitcoin Meetup has nearly 1,700 members, making it South Korea’s largest bitcoin community. Thursday, the group posted an official statement criticizing NYA signatories for continuing to...

Chilean Bitcoin Exchange SurBTC Withdraws Support for SegWit2x Hard Fork

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The New York Agreement (NYA) lost another signatory on Tuesday, as Latin American bitcoin exchange SurBTC withdrew support for SegWit2x a month before its scheduled release. The Chilean startup made the announcement on Tuesday in an official blog post, joining a litany of companies that have begun to withdraw support for SegWit2x as the scheduled November date for the controversial hard fork...

SegWit2x, NYA Bitcoin Agreement Loses Another Signatory

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Bitcoin peer-to-peer lending platform Wayniloans has withdrawn its support for the SegWit2x bitcoin scaling proposal and the New York Agreement (NYA). The company, which was the first peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform in Latin America, made the announcement in an email distributed to the Bitcoin-segwit2x mailing list. Wayniloans co-founder Juan Salviolo wrote that, when they signed the NYA...

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