Bitwala, a blockchain payment platform, has published the announcement reflecting an increasing number of inquiries regarding Bitwala’s support of the New York Agreement and SegWit2x.
Thus, according to the statement, Bitwala would like to honor the agreement that the company has subscribed to, at the same time following what their customers use and want to use.
The company states its view on the situation pretty clearly:
We will not actively fork away from what we view as “bitcoin”, which is the chain that is supported by the current Core dev team.
The announcement found feedback on social media. BITMAIN co-founder Jihan Wu defines the statement as "interesting":
Bitwala's announcement is interesting. It said that Core define what is Bitcoin, however, they may chose not to use Bitcoin.
— Jihan Wu (@JihanWu) 22 августа 2017 г.
"We will (and are constantly doing so) review which coins to natively support, so if you want to make your voice heard, we encourage you to politely and constructively approach those who can make the changes you desire or feel you are owed", Bitwala continues.
Should the Bitcoin developers come to the conclusion to follow the SegWit2X agreement, that chain will be considered the de-facto Bitcoin by Bitwala. Everything else is up to the market, which we will continue to serve as quickly and efficiently as we can.
Thus, SegWit2x will likely become a second Bitcoin hard-fork in November, 2017.