Bitcoin.org publishes SegWit2x supporters blacklist

A popular information resource about Bitcoin publishes a "blacklist" of websites that continue to support the SegWit2x hardfork 
12 October

Bitcoin.org bewares users of Bitcoin's possible incompatibility with some major services.

The company believes, that the upcoming hardfork is a backwards incompatible change to the Bitcoin network. This hardfork is not supported by the majority of the Bitcoin users and developers and is therefore a contentious hardfork. Accoroding to Bitcoin.org, the supporters of this agreement are "shifting their users to an alternative currency (an altcoin) which is incompatible with Bitcoin".

Therefore storing any BTC on services such as Coinbase, Bitpay and Xapo is strongly not recommended. By storing BTC on these services, you could find that after the hardfork, your BTC has been renamed to something else or replaced entirely with the new altcoin.
 

Bitcoin.org team

The best way to ensure that your BTC is protected is to download the latest version of Bitcoin Core and transfer out any BTC stored on services that are a signatory to this agreement, the company details.

As for mobile wallets, Bitcoin.org bewares that spending money from a mobile wallet during a hardfork is dangerous as you will be vulnerable to many attacks as your wallet is not aware that the miners are breaking the consensus rules on the longest chain.

Thus, the Bitcoin.org company has published a special list, consisting of the companies and services that have pledged to adopt the contentious hardfork:

Wallets

  • Abra (United States)
  • Bitcoin.com (St. Kitts & Nevis)
  • BitPay (United States)
  • BitPesa (Kenya)
  • Blockchain.info (UK)
  • BTC.com (China)
  • Circle (United States)
  • Coinbase (United States)
  • Coins.ph (Phillipines)
  • GoCoin (Isle of Man)
  • Jaxx (Canada)
  • Luno (Singapore)
  • Ripio (Argentina)
  • Unocoin (India)
  • Xapo (United States)

Exchanges

  • ANX (Hong Kong)
  • Bitex (Argentina)
  • bitFlyer (Japan)
  • Bitso (Mexico)
  • BTCC (China)
  • BTER.com (China)
  • Coinbase (United States)
  • Coins.ph (Phillipines)
  • CryptoFacilities (UK)
  • Korbit (South Korea)
  • Safello (Sweden)
  • SFOX (United States)
  • ShapeShift (Switzerland)

Miners

  • 1Hash (China)
  • Bitcoin.com (St. Kitts & Nevis)
  • Bitfury (United States)
  • Bitmain (China)
  • Bixin.com (China)
  • Genesis Mining (Hong Kong)
  • ViaBTC (China)

Other

  • Bitangel.com /Chandler Guo (China)
  • BitClub Network (Hong Kong)
  • Bloq (United States)
  • Civic (United States)
  • Decentral (Canada)
  • Digital Currency Group (United States)
  • Filament (United States)
  • Genesis Global Trading (United States)
  • Grayscale Investments (United States)
  • MONI (Finland)
  • OB1 (United States)
  • Netki (United States)
  • Purse (United States)
  • Veem (United States)

Samourai Wallet: SegWit2x is an attack on the network

Another Bitcoin-related company expressed its position regrading upcoming SegWit2x
18 October

Samourai Wallet team said that the SegWit2x is a controversial and unnecessary change in the current rules of the network and it is the attempt of a small group of players to take control over the development of the open code of bitcoin. This is stated in the official blog of the company.

As noted in the statement, Samourai Wallet supports the development of open source code by the Bitcoin Core team, which, according to company representatives, timely introduces all the necessary updates. In this regard, the service will support the longest chain of blocks, compatible with Bitcoin Core 0.15 nodes.

The S2X hard fork is particularly troubling as the development team have NOT added an important safeguard known as ‘replay protection’ to their software. Without replay protection any transaction sent on either of the chains may also be sent on the other chain (‘replayed’), leading to the high potential of users losing funds. Because of the willful insistence by the developer(s) to not add replay protection, we are classifying this hard fork as an attack on the network.
 

Samourai Wallet team

In this regard, the service will offer additional measures to protect against repetitive playback in the case of hard-core.

It is also stressed that Samourai Wallet will not provide users with access to the equivalent number of S2X tokens, and will offer to convert them to BTC at the market price.