No Gold for you: wallets, that don't support BTG

List of the cryptocurrency companies, that does not support Bitcoin Gold
20 November 2017   2172

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:

  • Bittrex
  • YoBit
  • HitBTC
  • pool.gold
  • BitStar
  • BitBay
  • Coinomi
  • Freewallet
  • Guarda
  • bitFlyer
  • Coinnest
  • Minergate
  • Bitfinex

But there some wallets, that refuse to support Bitcoin Gold for some reasons:

  • Wex. nz
  • Poloniex
  • Jaxx
  • Shapeshift
  • Coinbase
  • Luno

Let's try to figure out, why these companies doesn't support BTG.

Wex

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”. 

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. 

Poloniex 

According to official statement of cryptocurrency exchange, BTG won’t be supported unless it had implemented replay protection.

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.
 

Poloniex Statement

It is worth noting that Bitcoin Gold team had already implemented replay protection, but still no BTG support by Poloniex.

Jaxx, ShapeShift

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

Jaxx Team

Coinbase

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.
 

Coinbase Team

Luno

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.
 

Luno Statement

UnitedCorp to File Lawsuit Due to "BCH Manipulations"

Suit is filed against Roger Ver, Kraken and Bitmain
07 December 2018   155

The technology company United American Corp (UnitedCorp) sued Bitmain, Kraken, Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, and others involved in a “well-planned scheme to take control of the Bitcoin Cash network.” This is reported on the website of the corporation.

Representatives of UnitedCorp argue that the actions of the defendants caused the "global capitalization meltdown of the Bitcoin Cash." These actions, the company believes, were aimed at enriching the above market participants to the detriment of others.

The company’s website also contains a diagram of the actions of the above market participants:

Bitcoin Cash Manipulation Scheme by UnitedCorp
Bitcoin Cash Manipulation Scheme by UnitedCorp

The events described are related to the recent hardfork of Bitcoin Cash, as a result of which the network of this cryptocurrency split into two competing chains. After hardfork, according to UnitedCorp, the companies and individuals in the lawsuit took control of Bitcoin Cash.

We are bringing this suit on behalf of UnitedCorp because we believe strongly in the value and integrity of democratic, distributed and decentralized blockchain networks which will become more important with time. In order to maintain confidence in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin Cash, no person or entity can be allowed to control them.
 

Benoit Laliberte

President, UnitedCorp

At the same time, the company is convinced that these actions were aimed at centralizing the BCH network. Also, UnitedCorp claims that on November 20, the Bitcoin ABC development team introduced the “poison pill” into the blockchain. It was presented as “Deep Reorg Prevention”. These actions, confident in the company, were, in fact, aimed at strengthening control over the network and its future updates.

UnitedCorp requires a court order prohibiting defendants from engaging in future activities that harm the Bitcoin Cash network. In addition, the company intends to receive compensation for damages, the amount of which will be established in court.

It should be noted that Bitcoin SV, a cryptoactive asset that emerged as a result of hard forks, came in fifth in the CoinMarketCap market capitalization rating.

The rate of Bitcoin SV is growing despite the general decline in the market. Over the past 24 hours, the price of BSV has increased by 21%, and the asset capitalization has approached $ 2 billion.

At the same time, the main competitor of BSV - Bitcoin Cash - has fallen by 16.5% in the last 24 hours, having consolidated on the 7th line of the rating.