The popular p2p platform for buying and selling bitcoins Localbitcoins announced the support for SegWit addresses.
— LocalBitcoins.com (@LocalBitcoins) 2 января 2018 г.
Thus, LocalBitcoins has become the third large platform in recent weeks, which supports SegWit. In December, Bitwala and WikiLeaks announced similar steps.
Activated in August 2017, the Segregated Witness protocol due to more rational use of the blockchain space allows to reduce the amount of commissions in the network of bitcoin. Also with its help, the block size was slightly enlarged and the foundation for implementation of various second-level solutions, for example, the Lightning Network, was laid.
Note that December 2017 was for LocalBitcoins record for the volume of concluded deals. The greatest activity occurred in the week from December 16 to December 23, when this figure was almost $ 134 million.