what is segwit2x

October 24th, 2017

The Bitcoin Segwit2x fork will temporarily result in two bitcoin blockchains. Following the fork, Coinbase will continue referring to the current bitcoin blockchain as Bitcoin (BTC) and the forked blockchain as Bitcoin2x (B2X).

Segwit2x Working Group Announces Bitcoin Hard Fork Will be at Block 494,784
August 16th, 2017

During November 2017, a block between 1MB and 2MB in size will be generated by Bitcoin miners in a move to increase network capacity.