Bitcoin.org will publicly condemn the SegWit2x supporters

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

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":

 

SegWit implemented in Bitwala Wallet

The implementation intends to lower the fees when sending or receiving bitcoin into wallet to or from another wallet that supports SegWit
14 December

Yesterday Bitwala announced that it have implemented SegWit into the Bitwala Wallet and now it is available for all users of wallet. SegWit is a technical improvement of the Bitcoin Blockchain that paves the way for cheaper transactions and enables scaling solutions on top of Bitcoin.

Segregated Witness was activated on the Bitcoin Network on August 24th, 2017 on block #481824. It has since seen a steady increase in adoption, and SegWit transaction makes up about 9% of all Bitcoin transactions.

Segwit chartsSegWit Transaction percentage Charts

The update intends to lower the fees when sending or receiving bitcoin into wallet to or from another wallet that supports SegWit.

The full potential of the SegWit upgrade will unfold as more and more participants in the ecosystem update their systems. While the cost of transactions will be reduced with SegWit, users will continue paying the current fees because Bitwala’s payment processor is yet to activate SegWit. It is expected the upgrade to take place in Q1 2018.