Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Suddenly, Bitcoin Hard Fork Looks Unlikely As Chinese Exchange Readies For SegWit

Suddenly, Bitcoin Hard Fork Looks Unlikely As Chinese Exchange Readies For SegWit

Chinese exchange OKCoin has confirmed it will halt trading over the SegWit lock-in period as a hard fork appears less likely.


In a blog post yesterday, the exchange said it had made the decision to “protect against” any undesirable consequences of a potential hard fork resulting from the adoption of BIP 148.


“During the potential fork, from 2017-07-31 to 2017-08-02, we will suspend Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals due to potential technical risks such as replay attacks and other issues that may cause network instability,” it wrote.


Full story at http://bit.ly/2tcuWR3


Source: CoinTelegraph


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