Bittrex, the world’s third largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume behind Bitfinex and Bithumb, officially announced that it will not list Bitcoin Gold (BCG) trading upon its hard fork in November.
Bittrex Concerned With the Bitcoin Gold Codebase
On Sunday October 22, the Bittrex team released a statement on Bitcoin Gold and emphasized that the Bittrex development team will not be integrating Bitcoin Gold trading due to its lack of code testing, auditing, and replay protection.
The exchange further noted that the process of integrating support for Bitcoin Gold trading or implementing support for any hard fork requires the trading platform to halt its services for at least 24 hours to prepare. For instance, in the case of Bitcoin Gold, if Bittrex were to integrate BCG trading, Bittrex would have to disable bitcoin wallets for an entire day of operation, which would negatively affect millions of users and accounts with large sums of funds.