Exodus info on the SegWit2X hard fork

Exodus is designed to allow you to control your own wealth. With this control comes the ability to make decisions for yourself and also have 100% control over your funds - this includes Bitcoin and all assets.

This control gives the power to you to decide how you want to proceed in the case of a fork. No matter the decision of Exodus, the software is designed to give you total ownership and full autonomy over all assets, unlike a hosted wallet or exchange.

You have full control of your private keys. With these private keys, you control both sets of coins if or when a fork takes place.

Since Exodus is a light-wallet that depends upon information from other services like ShapeShift, BlockCypher, and Bitpay Insight, Exodus' stance is, to some degree, dependent upon their decisions. 

The New York Agreement (NYA) or SegWit2x (BIP91) is proving to be a very contentious fork in the Bitcoin community. Exodus intends to remain neutral, but the risk of replay attacks means that we'll need to protect our users from losing funds. Thankfully, opt-in replay protection has now been agreed upon by Segwit2x, so we should be entirely able to handle this.

Protecting our users' funds is our highest priority. Implementing a Bitcoin2X claim function, as we did with Bitcoin Cash, wouldn't be entirely safe. If someone sends their B2X out from their wallet, the transaction could be accidentally re-broadcast on the BTC chain, and their Bitcoin could also be sent away at the same time. If you're sending to your own account somewhere else, that might not be a big deal, but if you're sending to another untrusted party, it's a very real security concern. 

We're still deciding on a solution. It could be necessary to wait until the dust settles after the Segwit2x fork before implementing any 'claim function' or including full B2X support. As more information becomes available, Exodus will continue to keep you up-to-date via the new built-in status notification system found in versions 1.29.0 and above.

Again, we want to stress, the power of Exodus is that it gives you the user 100% control over all assets. No matter what Exodus as a company decides to do in a fork situation, you always have and maintain full control and management of your assets.




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