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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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":
Culture of Reprisals 2017 https://t.co/EMUsRm9R4M
— Jeff Garzik (@jgarzik) 6 октября 2017 г.