Segwit2x has been cancelled

Read about it!

https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-segwit2x/2017-November/000685.html

https://cointelegraph.com/news/segwit2x-is-dead-long-live-bitcoin-price-hits-all-time-high-as-hard-fork-canceled

https://www.coindesk.com/2x-called-off-bitcoin-hard-fork-suspended-lack-consensus/

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The upcoming Segwit2x situation

Get ready, prepare your bitcoins! Make sure you’re storing them on a Segwit2x supportive exchange, Ledger Nano or Trezor.

I was going to research the exchanges and make an informative compiliation but it looks like BitcoinMagazine has beat me to it, luckily! haha. If your exchanges are these:
Bitfinex, Bitmex (awesome stance on s2x), Bitstamp, GDAX (Coinbase), Bitflyer, Kraken, HitBTC, Bitcoin.de, CoinsBank, Cex.io, itBit, Gemini (Winklevoss’ exchange), Coinfloor, BTCC (Chinese), BitMarket, QuadrigaCX (Canada), Mercado Bitcoin (Brazil & Argentina), Bitso, The Rock Trading, & EXMO … then check the detailed descriptioins of those on BTCmag here.

Others that have not made statements yet about the upcoming segwit2x (B2x) UAHF are: Mercatox, OKcoin, & Binance.

But also make sure to check your exchanges own blog or announcements pages so you can hear it from the horse’s own mouth.

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Which crypto adding to Bithumb next?

Bithumb is the Korean exchange with massive volume. Check it out, bithumb.com. Usually after they add any crypto the price surges to highs, Monero from $60’s to $130’s, Zcash from $250’s to $450’s, and last was QTUM which didnt perform as well (but what were they thinking by adding this coin last time?)

So lets get prepared! The question of today is, “Which crypto currency is Bithumb going to add next?” is it Neo, IOTA, OmiseGO, Stellar, Lisk?

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Bitcoin Gold and exchanges that support it

List of Bitcoin exchanges and wallets with information about supporting Bitcoin Gold

Bitfinex is supporting BTG and has already credited Bitcoin holders with our BTG. Post is here.

Bittrex supprting, but deposits closed already. Their post here.

HitBTC supporting both Bitcoin Gold and Segwit2x. Their post here.

Bitstar has announced their support for BTG on their announcement post here.

Coinbase info from their blog post

Poloniex might distribute BTG depending on the replay protection fix, they posted today about it here.

Cex.io will split the coins and distribute to their users after the fork. See blog post here.

Gemini no statement about it yet

Mercatox no statement yet

Wex no statement about BTG yet

Bitmex no statement about BTG yet, only mention of Segwit2x on their blog here.

Trezor just released information about them supporting Bitcoin Cash on their blog here.

Ledger Nano S no statement about it yet, but there are reports that as long as your BTC are stored in “legacy” or “segwit” wallets then once replay protection is setup for BTG then you’ll be able to redeem your BTG tokens.

Mtgox is not supporting Bitcoin Gold

and a lil bit of Jimmy Song’s views and you can read more about BTG and their development team at their website https://btcgpu.org

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US Citizens troubles with Bitcoin exchanges

So recently I wanted to test out the Bitmex trading platform, and as I tried to begin by depositing bitcoins into my account, I get this message:

Due to local laws, BitMEX is unable to service your country (US). We cannot accept deposits. If you believe this to be in error, contact us at support@bitmex.com.

While any US citizen using Bitfinex (imho the best bitcoin trading platform around) know that they are terminating all crypto transactions from ALL US individual customer accounts:

“we are terminating trading, deposits, and withdrawal functionality for U.S. individual customers by no later than November 9, 2017.”

from this post.

WTF is going on??? I would love to hear your informations or opinions on why this is happening, is Trumpland USA really fucking shit up internationally?

/Rant

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Withdraw Bitcoin Cash from your Gemini account

Great work Gemini!

Today we received notification from Gemini that they’re allowing a 1-time opportunity to withdraw all of your Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to an address of your choosing. They mention the withdrawel would be completed within 5 business days of your request.

Their email:

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Withdrawals Are Now Available!

A little over a month ago we published an announcement regarding our ongoing engineering efforts to allow withdrawal of bitcoin cash (BCH) for customers who had bitcoin balances at the time of the chain split.

We are pleased to announce that as of Saturday, October 7, 2017, Gemini will allow all customers to view their BCH balance and request a withdrawal via the BCH withdrawal request page. If you choose to request a BCH withdrawal, your entire BCH balance will be transferred to your chosen withdrawal address.

BCH requests are not sent onto the blockchain immediately. The first time we will process all submitted BCH withdrawal requests will be Wednesday, October 11 at 1pm EDT. After that point, requests will be honored within 5 business days from the time of your request. Example: If you request on Saturday, October 21, 2017, your transfer will be executed on or by Friday, October 27, 2017.

Although we do not currently have plans to open order books for BCH trading, we will continue to update our customers as the BCH situation evolves further.

Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the implementation of this withdrawal feature. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Onward and Upward!

Team Gemini

I withdrew mine ASAP, after withdraw they post this message:

We have received your instructions to send your entire Bitcoin Cash (BCH) balance of XX.XXXXXXXX BCH to >>>>>>>MYADDRESS<<<<<<<<.
The withdrawal should be processed within five business days.

Your balance is calculated based on your Bitcoin (BTC) balance at the “Hard Fork”.

If you have any concerns, please contact Gemini Customer Support.

You can read more about this on their announcements blog here.

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Bithumb added Zcash!

Well just last week we posted our speculatory post here, pondering if/when Bithumb will be adding the privacy coin Zcash, and now that speculation has been squashed, with FACT!

Read more about their official announcement here:

All Coins are created equal
BithumbXZcash official promotion
CASH-BACK event
World no.1 cryptocurrency market platform Bithumb & ZECC will enter into an official partnership and list Zcash(ZEC).

Based on zero-knowledge proof technology, Zcash is a cryptocurrency that protects privacy of all transactions perfectly. It aims to become the “Internet Money” that will be widely accepted everywhere with full internet connections.

Through official marketing partnership with ZECC, Bithumb will launch the exclusive promotion ‘ZCash-Back’ during the listing period. Participation from Bithumb members is greatly appreciated.

1% ZCash-Back for every Zcash deposit & transaction
1% cashback on all Zcash deposit & transaction.
Target:All customers who have deposited & traded Zcash during recognition periodDeposit recognition period:September 28, 2017 (Thu) deposit address opens – September 29, 2017(Fri) 12:00 PM (KST)Transaction recognition period: Listing of Zcash ~ October 01, 2017 (Sun) Midnight (KST)Condition:1% cashback on whatever is smaller among deposit amount & traded amount of ZcashPayment day:All cashback payed on October 13, 2017 (Fri)

Actual announcement on Bithumb website here.

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Will Bithumb (Korean exchange) ever add Zcash?

Will the #1 Korean exchange, Bithumb, ever add Zcash to their list of crypto currencies traded on their platform?

They have all the top crypto’s Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and Monero. When you check other exchanges like Poloniex, Cryptopia, Bitfinex, Bittrex, HitBTC, Kraken, and even the choices Ledger Nano and Trezor have, seems like Bithumb next coin to be adding should be Zcash.

This completely speculatory and coming from my own opinion, would love to hear your opinions on this, email me at talkbitcoins.com |at| gmail

If you’d like to suggest Zcash to be added at Bithumb you can here https://www.bithumb.com/u1/US133

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UPDATE about Gemini and Bitcoin Cash (good news)

Great news! August 23rd Gemini posted on their blog about probably allowing for Gemini users to withdraw their BCH within a few weeks. Great to hear about this Gemini & Cameron Winklevoss 🙂

We have been receiving a few questions regarding the custody of our customer’s Bitcoin Cash. Because of Gemini’s fiduciary obligations under the New York Banking Law, which we take very seriously, we are going to great lengths to ensure all of our customers’ assets on a forked blockchain, like “Bitcoin Cash,” are preserved. Under no circumstances will we capture those funds for our own use. Instead, as stated in our August 3rd blog post, we are focusing our engineering resources on (i) ensuring that our customers’ funds are secure and not susceptible to theft (e.g., replay attacks), and (ii) building a withdrawal mechanism.

In the coming weeks, we will open a facility to allow customers to withdraw (probably on an all-or-none basis) their BCC balances to an off-platform address of their choosing. This is conceptually what we did for the ETH/ETC fork as well, which you can read about in a previous post.

Read more about that on their announcement page here.

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Cryptopia now has Embers (MBRS)

Cryptopia adds Embers MBRS

Cryptopia is a well known bitcoin and crypto currency exchange, they’re best known for adding every altcoin under the sun, most recently was Embers (MBRS), which came originally from Ether Delta (most terrible, non user friendly, crypto exchange the planet maybe?)

So Cryptopia adding MBRS was a great thing for anyone interested in anything coming from EtherDelta exchange.

Here you can see Ember at CMC, on the rise!

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