CryptoPay Deems it Unsafe to Enable Bitcoin Cash Support
It is interesting to take note of the different opinions on Bitcoin Cash. This established altcoin has built up a solid reputation ever since. Cryptopay, a popular payment gateway and prepaid card provider, seems to be less convinced, though. They are currently in the process of adding new currencies. BCH is not high on the list at all. Not entirely surprising, although it does raise a fair few questions.
Service providers have some difficult decisions to make. Especially when it comes to adding new currencies, there are plenty of options. Market demand is all over the place, which will make it difficult to make popular choices. No one can please everyone, especially not in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Cryptopay is looking to add some more currencies in the near future. Surprisingly, they don’t have most of the top coins on their platform as of right now.
An Interesting Decision by CryptoPay
To rectify this situation, CryptoPay will add a batch of currencies in the future. It is good to see them focus on coins that matter. We do not need more support for currencies which will not matter in a few months from today. There are always exceptions in this regard, but it’s always best to start at the top of the list. As such, Cryptopay will enable Litecoin, XRP, and Ethereum markets in the near future.
One coin notably absent from this list is Bitcoin Cash. It is currently not supported by this company, nor will it be in the near future. For now, the team thinks it is not safe to add BCH to their platform. It is a bit unclear what they mean by that exactly. There is nothing wrong with the coin or its code, as far as most people know. Additionally, there seems to be a growing community and more market demand than ever before.
This order is not due to our preferences, no offence! When we are sure that it is safe and secure to add BCH, we will do that.
— Cryptopay (@cryptopay) February 12, 2018
For now, it will be interesting to see how Cryptopay tackles this situation. They probably have their reasons to delay adding BCH support. The “it’s not safe” excuse does raise a lot of questions, though. Perhaps they want to focus on adding the other three currencies first and foremost. Ensuring that goes off without a hitch will prove to be challenging enough. Bitcoin Cash will not lose any popularity because of this delay, though.
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