Published on October 11th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
As SurBTC exchange appeals to bitcoin core devs, Barry Silbert agreement loses support.
Latin American cryptocurrency exchange SurBTC has come out in support of Bitcoin Core developers in its SegWit2x statement.
Joining the growing number of exchanges publishing official stances on the upcoming hard fork, SurBTC, which originally signed the NYA agreement, nonetheless said it was not prepared to support changes Core devs “don’t feel safe with.”
Nuestra postura respecto al hard fork de Segwit2x // Our stance on the Segwit2x hard fork.
SurBTC is one of multiple signees of Barry Silbert’s agreement which later went back on their commitment to support SegWit2x.
At the time the fork was proposed, Bitcoin network users had become frustrated by high fees and slow transaction times.
“Even though we would be happy to have moderately larger blocks to accommodate growing demand, we feel that Bitcoin needs (at least a majority) of Bitcoin’s core developers’ support in order to do this responsibly,” SurBTC continued.