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

List of the cryptocurrency companies, that does not support Bitcoin Gold
20 November 2017   1616

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

Line to Launch Own Cryptoexchange

BitBox cryptocurrency exchange won't be available for US and Japanese citizens
28 June 2018   304

The developer of the Line instant messenger confirmed the information that it will launch a cryptocurrency exchange called BitBox next month. This is reported by TechCrunch.

In January, the company said that it plans to enter the cryptocurrency area with the launch of its own trading platform, but today it specified that BitBox will not be available to users from the US and Japan.

The new site will support 30 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin, and charge a commission of 0.1% for transactions. Line reported that it was taking tokens during the “an extensive screening process” which saw an internal commitment asses what on the market represents “the most reliable and safest trading for users.”

BitBox will be available worldwide, except for the two countries mentioned above, in 15 languages. New platform won't support fiat.

Every month, 200 million people use the Line Messenger. The possibilities of the service are not limited to the transmission of messages. It also allows to listen to music, send payments, etc. Most Line users live in Japan, so excluding Japanese traders will significantly limit the potential impact of BitBox.