We've promised you to express our opinion concerning the coming August 1, 2017 event. So here’s what we'd like to share with you:
At the moment the major Bitcoin market participants, such as Bitgo, for example, do support the Bitcoin Core version, which solves the network scalability problem and DOES NOT presuppose the Bitcoin network split. So in case the miners activate the SegWit before August 1, the BIP 148 WON’T be implemented, and all the users will remain in the same single chain regardless the client they use.
In case the majority of miners accept the BIP 148, the chain split will be TEMPORARY and a result all the clients will see the same chain, but the SegWit will be activated for all the SegWit compatible clients (versions starting form Bitcoin Core 0.13.1).
Finally the miners and the largest cryptocurrency exchanges are interested in increasing the number and volume of transactions performed according to the single protocol, and that doesn’t presuppose the chain split.
That’s why, dear users, our platform stays with the major Bitcoin market participants and supports their point of view and position. Please, keep calm and stay away from this panic. Whatever happens, the situation is under control, and your BTC holdings won’t be lost.