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Controversial Bitcoin hard fork Segwit2x has been shelved

betanews Wednesday, 8 November 2017 ()
Bitcoin investors, myself included, have had November 16 marked on their calendars for a while. This is when (roughly) it was anticipated the latest Bitcoin hard fork -- Segwit2x, or 2x for short -- would take place. The aim of the plan was to trigger a block size increase at block 494784 via a software upgrade. As was the case with the Bitcoin Cash hard fork, investors were expecting to receive an amount of the new Bitcoin2x asset on the Bitcoin2x blockchain. As trading platform Coinbase previously explained to its users, anyone storing Bitcoin on Coinbase at the time of… [Continue Reading]
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