Vaultoro is Global Bitcoin Gold Exchange to buy real gold assets in exchange for Bitcoin. It has withdrawn support for the New York Agreement (NYA). Since citing the lack of presence of opt-out replay protection form the proposed SegWit2x hard fork.
Vaultoro Withdraws NYA Support
The announcement made by Joshua Scigala, co-founder of Vaultoro on Twitter, explaining that the company had signed the NYA to “help dislodge the stalemate” among the different camps in the scaling debate.
He further includes that, he conceive to track his own word and support the SegWit2x hard fork in November. Hence, he cannot perform so in good conscience noting that SegWit2x developers have refused the requests in order to implement opt-out replay protection into the project source code.
The Replay Protection Debate
Debate on replay protection sets a benchmark between the SegWit2x and the proponents of Bitcoin Core. Core supporters proclaim that since SegWit2x is forking away from the center Bitcoin blockchain, its developers should implement replay protection.
Replay protection essentially assists computers on the network discriminate between the two different Bitcoin versions, approximately fragmenting them into two separate cryptocurrencies.
The absence of replay protection, allows an attacker to notice a transaction on multiple blockchains. Since potentially sneaking money from an unsuspecting user.
Supporters of SegWit2x declare that their different version of Bitcoin will be the real Bitcoin. Jeff Garzik, a SegWit2x developer proposed opt-in replay protection, but manually activation is need by the users. Therefore, it has been criticizing as “useless” by the challenger.
Vaultoro participates in a leading list of NYA signatories who have potentially withdrawn support for the hard fork. In August, Bitwala publicly announced that it allows the core blockchain to be the real Bitcoin. Therefore, they will decide to accept the fork if core agrees to reinforce Segwit2x.
Ultimately, NYA support is taken out by web content platform and ready to release its service on the Bitcoin cash blockchain.