Poloniex plans to back both chains of Bitcoin Cash hard fork

Posted 07 November, 2018

US-based trading platform Poloniex is ready to support both chains of Bitcoin Cash after its upcoming hard fork.

The company said in its statement that they are going to back both tokens that can appear after the hard fork allowing the players to decide what chain to choose for their own.

"We believe the responsible thing for an exchange to do is to remain neutral and allow the community to decide which chain to support. Therefore, we plan to support trading markets for both tokens," reads the press release.

Meanwhile, some platforms that were also interested in the hard fork, are yet to unveil the chain they would support, whereas others expressed intentions to back Bitcoin ABC client.

"Two competing development teams have proposed different network consensus rules that are incompatible with each other: the “SV” implementation and the “ABC” implementation."

This position of the exchange can mean that both chains can survive at least during the first phase. The sources believe that both followers of both fork variants may maintain their networks easily regardless of the available capacities. Technically, Bitcoin Cash is said to have in its code a difficulty adjustment tool, which enables fast adaptation in line with the mining difficulty depending on mining capacities available at any particular time.

Notably, the company announced a short-term suspension of deposit/withdrawal operations on November 15. In this context, it asks users to finish transactions before that time. 

"On November 15, 2018, we will pause deposits and withdrawals at 14:00 UTC and take a snapshot at 15:00 UTC...We will make an announcement and re-enable deposits and withdrawals as soon as the networks stabilize," said the company. 

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