On October 27, Charlie Lee revealed that GBMiners, a major mining pool operator, has stopped signaling for the SegWit2x hardfork expected to occur in mid-November.
GBMiners (~2.5% of total BTC hashrate) stopped signaling for Segwit2x hardfork. First of many pools to realize the folly of this hardfork. pic.twitter.com/CEioRu2ktj
— Charlie Lee [NO2X] (@SatoshiLite) 27 октября 2017 г.
Now the company clarifies that it has not pulled out from the SegWit2x (NYA) agreement. In particular, the GBMiners team explains that its mining pool briefly stopped signaling for SegWit2x because it had been testing for a few upgrades.
We are testing for few upgrades. We haven’t pulled out of NYA.
Thus, the information provided by Litecoin creator turned out to be not quite true. However, GBMiners only accounts for a small percentage of the global Bitcoin hashrate (at around 2.5%), while other major mining pools like F2Pool, which accounts for 14% of the Bitcoin hashrate, has pulled out of the SegWIt2x agreement.
— Joseph Young (@iamjosephyoung) 27 октября 2017 г.
As shown, the hash power of pools that have pulled out of the agreement has increased massively in the past week.