Xapo refused to consider original BTC as "real" bitcoin

The provideder of bitcoin wallet Xapo refused to give a guarantee that it will recognize the BTC chain as a "real" bitcoin after the SegWit2x
10 October 2017   1487

As the head of the company Wences Casares stated, the BTC ticker will be awarded to the chain with the greatest difficulty.

As noted in the new message on the Xapo blog, the company's position on the upcoming hardfork is identical to the one it took before the Bitcoin cash hardfork. Users of the service, therefore, will have access to both coins after the fork, however, which chain will be considered as a real bitcoin, Xapo at a given moment can not say.

Xapo’s policy in regards to forks is that, when there is a fork, we always follow the chain with the most accumulated difficulty and we make the minority chain available to our customers for them to sell or withdraw from Xapo.
We are going to call the chain with the most accumulated difficulty Bitcoin or BTC . If the minority chain is the one with 1MB blocks we are going to call it BC1 and if the minority chain is the one with 2MB blocks we are going to call it BC2.
 

Federico Murrrone
Co-Founder and COO,  Xapo

Xapo was one of the companies that signed an agreement on the activation of SegWit2x. To date, however, the project has not done any additional official announcements.

Bitifinex to Cooperate With Bitrefill

Exchange's users will be able to purchase products from the Bitrefill catalog with help of Lightning Network
05 December 2019   90

The Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange has entered into a partnership with the service of replenishing mobile accounts and gift certificates Bitrefill.

Using Lightning Network (LN) technology, Bitfinex users will be able to purchase products from the Bitrefill catalog, which includes more than 2,000 digital gift cards and options for replenishing mobile accounts.

As soon as the user pays for the goods using Bitcoin, Bitfinex and Bitrefill automatically settle through the LN network, which makes transactions cheaper and much faster.

Bitcoin’s use as a means of payment represents an important milestone in the inevitable journey towards mass adoption. This is why the Lightning Network is so important. As an exchange, Bitfinex is at the forefront of developing solutions utilizing this technology.
 

Paolo Ardoino

CTO, Bitfinex

On December 3, Bitfinex integrated payment support through the Lightning Network.