Today Coinbase released a blog post detailing their positions on both the Bitcoin Gold fork that happened today, as well as the upcoming SegWit 2X fork. This has been a very contentious Bitcoin fork event, because many of the parties involved have referred to it as an upgrade to the current Bitcoin blockchain, rather than a new cryptocurrency on a new chain- and there has been a heated debate about which chain should be referred to as “Bitcoin” after the fork. Since Coinbase is one of the most well-known and most used Bitcoin exchanges, a clear statement from them stating that Bitcoin is still Bitcoin and Bitcoin 2X will be treated as a new coin should go a long way towards getting the community as a whole on the same page, and mitigating a great deal of confusion after the fork.
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