Representatives of the bitcoin community have launched a petition on the website Change.org in which call on the leading worldwide platform Coinbase to accelerate the process of implementation of the Protocol Segregated Witness (SegWit). At the time of publication it was signed by nearly 6000 people.
“Using SegWit will place more transactions inside the unit and to minimize the fee for all who choose to benefit from these advantages. [CEO of Coinbase] Brian Armstrong said in an interview with Bloomberg that [implementation] SegWit “is likely not top 5 user queries”, but this petition we want to prove that it is not. In the first place your customers want in 2018 implementation SegWit,” wrote the Creator of the petition Whether Wallis.
Plans to add support for SegWit the company officially announced in December 2017, however, a specific timeline has not been determined. Also, Coinbase announced that the court intends to hire additional staff of developers for offices in San Francisco, new York and London. New employees will work on the further development of the bitcoin infrastructure.
Representatives from Coinbase also added that the company plans to expand state support: it is expected that by March 2018 it will become 16 times more compared to January 2017.
Recall and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong is often a cause of controversy from the community. So, at the end of last year, the network appeared the evidence of insider trading at the site on the day of listing Bitcoin Cash. They found a well-known entrepreneur and bitcoin enthusiast albert Renshaw.
The community also expressed their nedovolstvo in connection with the suspension of trading on the exchange GDAX on the background of a deep correction bitcoin December 22, 2017.