‘Can’t Tolerate This’: TREZOR Ditches BitPay Over SegWit2x ‘Games’
SegWit2x opposition is reaching big business as TREZOR dumps BitPay over its hard fork stance.
In Twitter posts Thursday, Pavol Rusnak said that because BitPay could potentially rename the SegWit2x chain ‘BTC,’ Trezor would no longer display its tickers.
The hardware wallet had adopted a cautious approach to SegWit2x, while BitPay, along with fellow wallet Xapo, said it would potentially treat the 2x chain as ‘BTC’ should it gain sufficient support.
“We're replacing… BitPay exchange rates API in… TREZOR Web Wallet because they plan to play games with the BTC ticker. Can't tolerate this,” Rusak wrote.
In an email to users, however, Kraken said its decision was “not in any way motivated by a concern over the quality of BitGo’s service.”
“We are simply moving Bitcoin (and tether) to an alternative system that provides similar security benefits with multi-party signing. Migrating Bitcoin to the alternative wallet system will help make our infrastructure more unified and easier to manage,” it explained.
Rusnak jumped on the news to taunt Belshe about his 2x advocacy as an increasing number of Bitcoin businesses come out in public condemnation of the hard fork attempt.