SurBTC leaves SegWit2x agreement

Yet another cryptocurrency exchange, Chile's SurBTC, leaves SegWit2x agreement
12 October 2017   985

Yet another cryptocurrency exchange leaves SegWit2x agreement.

This time this is the Latin American Bitcoin exchange, SurBTC, refused to support SegWit2x just a month before the planned November hardfork. 

The company claims that the new hardfork could be unsafe and is not supported by the Bitcoin Core developers. Indeed, Bitcoin.org has just published a “blacklist” of websites that continue to support the SegWit2x hardfork, arguing that storing any BTC on such services is strongly not recommended. 

We’ve always loved SegWit and we see a small increment (2mb) in the size of the block as a good idea as it would relieve pressure, lower fees and give some time to other more definitive scaling alternatives such as the Lightning Network to develop. Nevertheless, we can’t pretend to be bitcoin “scaling experts”. We don’t believe in trying to force a change bitcoin’s core developers don’t feel safe with.
 

Agustin Feuerhake
SurBTC team

The company also highlights that they haven’t seen proper support and they "don’t like what they currently see on the btc1 code repository in terms of technical considerations and open source collaboration".

SurBTC argues to be defending the interests of a growing Latin American user community that feels strongly against a new contentious hardfork. Thus, if the hardfork does happen, the exchange could eventually list both assets but will allow for sure its users to at least withdraw both. Due to practical reasons, SurBTC will continue to list BTC, and they will incorporate B2X (or the names that catch on among the industry) later.

Bitcoin Ethereum Crypto Summit comes to Texas

Richardson is hosting a 1-day conference - Bitcoin Ethereum Crypto Summit on May 12 to teach the basics and catch up with the the latest in the cryptoworld
20 April 2018   68

Leading cryptocurrency and blockchain experts are coming to Richardson to participate in Bitcoin Ethereum Crypto Summit 2018. This one day event will take place on May 12 at Noah's Event Center. BECS positions itself as an affordable crypto event providing the quickest way to experience and learn about cryptocurrency live and in person, learn the terminology, the concept, and the hands on information with no experience required, and the public is invited to take part and attend.

Here is the list of some of the topics and sessions that will be covered:

  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency 101 – All the basics you need to get started
  • Government Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
  • Meet the Altcoins – Fast-paced review of over 20 of the top alternative cryptocurrencies, including Ripple, Stellar, Stratis, Monero, Dash, and many more
  • Cryptocurrency and Taxes
  • Overview of Cryptocurrency Exchanges such as Coinbase, Poloniex, and more
  • Cold Wallets, Hot Wallets, Paper Wallets, and more – The main types, how to use them, and keep your crypto safe!
  • How To Spend and Accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other Cryptocurrencies
  • The Basics of Blockchain and Internet of Money
  • Trading Bots and Trading Software
  • User Experience and the Blockchain
  • Mining 101 – What is it, how does it work, and should you start mining on your own?
  • How To Start Your Own Token or Coin
  • Understanding Coin Price Indexes

Doors open at 8:30 am.