BitGo Users Can’t Receive Bitcoin SV (BSV) After February Genesis Hard Fork

With that the Genesis hard fork around the Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) network scheduled to happen on February 4, 2020, California-established cryptocurrency management company, BitGo has declared that its BSV pockets won’t be able to get BSV trades after the upgrade because of compatibility problems.

What Changes Will Bitcoin SV’s Genesis Bring?

The Genesis hard disk will allegedly resolve several issues on the BSV protocol for example addressing scalability problems, sunsetting of Pay-to-Script-Hash (P2SH), eliminating insignificant limitations on script and trade sizes, etc.

According into BitGo, the significant reason why its pockets won’t be able to obtain BSV funds is that the sunsetting of P2SH, that will render P2SH outputs invalid.

“Since BitGo’s BSV wallets use P2SH-based multi-signature addresses, the protocol change will render BitGo BSV wallets unable to receive funds,” the company stated. 

While Bitgo consumers will be not able to get incoming BSV trades after the upgrade, they’ll have the ability to send unspent funds from the pockets. However, any trade sent to BitGo BSV pockets will probably be pronounced invalid. 

What Users Should Do

BitGo educates its BSV customers to take certain actions before the February 4th Genesis difficult disk. They can convert their BSV coins into Bitcoin (BTC) or move their funds to outside pockets. 

Those that want to convert their own BSV into BTC are expected to contact BitGo through sale[email protected] using their petition. 

BitGo will disable the majority of the performance on its own BSV pockets and consumers who don’t convert or transfer their BSV “will only be able to sweep the wallet.”

BitGo and Ethereum’s Upcoming Hard Forks

With that the Ethereum’s Muir Glacier hard disk anticipated to happen on December 31, 2019, BitGo declared now that “all its services will remain operational” throughout the upgrade. 

Muir Glacier is a crisis tough fork which helps push the delay mechanism onto the Ethereum protocol called “Ice Age” to create the cubes fast again. 

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