Bitcoin.org will publicly condemn the SegWit2x supporters

The resource has already created the list of SegWit2x supporters 
07 October 2017   1285

The Bitcoin.org resource announced its intention to post on each of the site pages a banner warning about the risks of using the services of companies supporting the Segwit2x solution.

A banner with a list of supporters of hardforks will appear on all pages of the site on October 11. Also representatives of Bitcoin.org recommended that crypto-exchange companies report their attitude to Segwit2x before the relevant date.

In particular, the administration of the Bitcoin.org wishes to receive the following information:

  1. The company will not under any circumstances list “Segwit2x” as “BTC” and/or “Bitcoin”. Note that Bitcoin is not ruled by miners, and miner actions cannot be used as a justification to redefine Bitcoin.
  2. The company will not by default do anything that would deprive users of their bitcoins (by eg. using S2X software without addressing replay attacks2, selling user bitcoins automatically, crediting BTC deposits only as S2X deposits, etc.). Providing access to S2X-coins is acceptable, however.
  3. The company will continue to provide normal service to Bitcoin (ie. non-S2X) users.

The website also says that although the Bitcoin.org administration is an ardent opponent of the Segwit2x scaling solution, the resource is considered quite acceptable if the company grants users access to two competing digital assets at once [as in the case of Bitfinex. ForkLog].

Among the companies that, according to preliminary data, have already entered the "black list" of Bitcoin.org, we can note: Bitcoin.com, BitFlyer, Bitfury, Bitmain, BitPesa, Blockchain, Bloq, BTC.com, BTCC, Civic, Coinbase, Decentral, Digital Currency Group, Genesis Mining, Grayscale Investments, Jaxx, Korbit, ShapeShift, Xapo and other well-known representatives of the crypto industry.

Finally, the resource reminded everyone that the SegWit2x scaling solution has nothing to do with the SegWit protocol, which is already activated in the bitcoin network.

Community's reaction

The decision of the Bitcoin.org resource caused an ambiguous reaction in the crypto-currency community. In particular, Jeff Garzik, CEO and founder of the Bloq block-start-up company, called this decision "culture of reprisals-2017":

 

Bitifinex to Cooperate With Bitrefill

Exchange's users will be able to purchase products from the Bitrefill catalog with help of Lightning Network
05 December 2019   152

The Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange has entered into a partnership with the service of replenishing mobile accounts and gift certificates Bitrefill.

Using Lightning Network (LN) technology, Bitfinex users will be able to purchase products from the Bitrefill catalog, which includes more than 2,000 digital gift cards and options for replenishing mobile accounts.

As soon as the user pays for the goods using Bitcoin, Bitfinex and Bitrefill automatically settle through the LN network, which makes transactions cheaper and much faster.

Bitcoin’s use as a means of payment represents an important milestone in the inevitable journey towards mass adoption. This is why the Lightning Network is so important. As an exchange, Bitfinex is at the forefront of developing solutions utilizing this technology.
 

Paolo Ardoino

CTO, Bitfinex

On December 3, Bitfinex integrated payment support through the Lightning Network.