Bitcoin Gold hardfork implemented recently. As we all know, as always with new Bitcoin hardforks, those, who had original Bitcoin coins of their wallets, will be charged with new coins. Or they won't?
The most of the popular Bitcoin wallets support Bitcoin Gold. Among them:
But there some wallets, that refuse to support Bitcoin Gold for some reasons:
- Wex. nz
Let's try to figure out, why these companies doesn't support BTG.
Wex is the reborn version of "well-known" BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, which got a $110M penalty from US authorities for “for willfully violating U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) laws”.
#WEXnz не планирует начислять Bitcoin Gold, но продолжает пристально следить за развитием Segwit2x
— WEX Official (@WEXnz) October 23, 2017
WEX. nz does not plan to charge Bitcoin Gold, but continues to closely monitor the development of Segwit2x.
Wex. nz statement (translated from Russian)
There are no additional details or reasons why the exchange took such a decision.
According to official statement of cryptocurrency exchange, BTG won’t be supported unless it had implemented replay protection.
Notice about Bitcoin Gold https://t.co/qxCXq5mbL6
— Poloniex Exchange (@Poloniex) October 24, 2017
We've stated in the past that the safety of our users' tokens is our chief concern. As such, we have refused to support a forked token unless it had implemented replay protection. We would like to further urge our users to be immensely cautious of any token that expects to be given private keys that control value on another blockchain. This is dangerous and unnecessary, even for an alt like BTG that seeks to distribute tokens using the state of an existing blockchain.
It is worth noting that Bitcoin Gold team had already implemented replay protection, but still no BTG support by Poloniex.
Jaxx, the popular multi-currency crypto wallet and the ShapeShift platform are not going to support Bitcoin Gold due to the lack of fully formed consensus code, as well as the lack of implemented replay protection. Jaxx, however, is “monitoring the situation closely and with great interest”.
We do not currently have plans to support BTG in Jaxx. However, we will continue to monitor the BTG situation and will notify you of decisions we make here on our blog.
Anthony Di Iorio
Popular US exchange does not support Bitcoin Gold too.
We operate by the principle that our customers should benefit to the greatest extent possible from hard forks or other unexpected events. However, safety and security are also important considerations for any asset supported by Coinbase.
At this time, Coinbase cannot support Bitcoin Gold because its developers have not made the code available to the public for review. This is a major security risk.
Luno is cryptocurrency company, with exchange and wallets.
The Bitcoin Gold code is not currently in a sufficiently secure state, there was a suspicious private premine of tokens, it does not adequately support two-way replay protection, and it isn’t publicly available for review and auditing by Luno or other developers. For these reasons, Luno won’t support Bitcoin Gold.