Question about BIP148's impact on MaidSafeCoin transactions

If I understand this explanation correctly, there could be a (unlikely?) situation where your wallet should support BIP148 to be on the safe side. This starting from August.

Am I correct that the Omni Protocol (->MaidSafeCoin) isn’t impacted by BIP148?

But when you do a MaidSafeCoin transaction after the potential chain split, you better do it from a wallet/node that supports BIP148? Or is there only a (possible) impact for Bitcoin?

According to the following page it is unknown at this moment if Omni Core wallet will supports BIP148: Coin Dance | Global Bitcoin Political Support & Public Opinion

EDIT, another interesting link: BIP 148 - The Beginner's Guide To A User Activated Soft Fork (UASF).


I am reading about it as well.

I think we should contact the Omni guys to know their stance about it.


Good point. What happens to our Maid if the chain splits?

After reading a bit more I think this BIP148 is unlikely to happen.
It seems to me an effort by the ‘users’ to force the miners into action, that is to make Bitcoin transactions (temporarily) quicker by e.g. activating SegWit and/or bigger block size.
Miners, with a certain Jihan Wu as main culprit, who maybe don’t mind the current slow transactions/backlog, because the consequential high transaction fees they earn.
But according to the following article the success of BIP148 depends in the first place of how many miners (=hashpower) will support BIP148…:

edit: Should You be Concerned About a Bitcoin Chain Split on August 1st? » The Merkle News


I came here to post about this very thing … good to see the community is on top of it! :slight_smile:

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I’ve asked Omni about this: Reddit - Dive into anything

Their answer:

currently there is no Omni Core version that enforces BIP148. However, if SegWit activates via BIP148, and the SegWit chain becomes the dominant chain, SegWit also activates for Omni Core.
That being said, we may publish a version enforcing BIP148 until August 1st, but this hasn’t been set in stone,

So if there is still no clarity a couple of days before august it is even more a good idea to have all you MaidSafeCoins (and BitCoins) on a Bitcoin address where you got the private key from. And don’t do any transactions until the situation becomes clear.


So if there any problem if i keep my all maidsafe coins in omni wallet??? Do i need to send them in different place?

Make sure you have the private key of the Bitcoin address where your MaidSafeCoins are stored.
If that is the case you can switch to another wallet if necesary.

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Yes i got private key in omniwallet

Slightly off topic, but Jihan Wu has been one of the most prominent advocates of removing the artificial blocksize limitation currently holding Bitcoin back. Unfortunately Core developers wouldn’t agree to the simple measure of raising the block size limit before capacity was reached (and way before seg wit was coded).

It’s crazy how the censorship in r/bitcoin & bitcointalk has led to so many believing capping Bitcoin’s transaction limit was a great idea / impossible to safely avoid.

Anyway, I hope Omni will figure out a way to navigate the situation if UASF happens.

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Maybe better to formulate it as ‘Jihan Wu is seen as main culprit by some’.
You are referring to his support for ‘Bitcoin Unlimited’?
I’ve read that maybe not the fees, but asicboost is the reason SegWit is blocked.


I’m sure Yihan has his reasons for not supporting SegWit, but it has only been ‘blocked’ because the majority of miners don’t support it, and that’s how bitcoin works. Only 33% currently indicate support for SegWit, with 42% support for Emergent Consensus, so neither has enough to enact their plans yet (see or for up to date figures)

I sent my MAID to a Bitcoin paper wallet that I created myself a couple of years ago. I only use Omni to check that the tokens exist at that Bitcoin address. Will my MAID be safe?

The reason is called AsicBooster. It is a hack they are using to mine unfairly faster than the rest of the world.
SegWit would kill this trick.


Here is the whitepaper.

There are two ways of exploiting it, overt and covert. Jihan started to implement the covert one on hardware.

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As far as my understanding goes, you’re safe.

If you have the private key of your Bitcoin/MaidSafe address you can switch to another Wallet at any time you wish.

However, before doing a transaction when BIP148 is active, you should inform yourself with the situation then. E.g. the miners could also start a hard fork to counteract the BIP148, I’ve read somewhere.

You should probably also take into account transaction delay e.g. when sending some MaidSafe on the 31th of july from Poloniex to your Omni address, it could be that it is executed after the the deadline (Tuesday 1 aug 0h UTC).

Of course a chain split could have a (temporarily) effect on the value of Bitcoin/Maidsafe and the transaction speed.

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Here’s a nice explanation of why increasing the block size is not a sufficient solution:

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That’s seems like an argument for why increasing the blocksize to 2mb is not a sufficient solution for even the fairly short term.

An emergent consensus based variable blocksize limit however, would increase transaction capacity in the short term, and give plenty of time for second layer solutions to be developed for when that is necessary or beneficial.

A brilliant scaling solution for Bitcoin and other crypto currencies would be if they could be ‘parked’ on the Safe network in exchange for Safe based tokens that have very low fees, fast transaction times, and the ability to be used in smart contracts etc, then removed to the blockchain when required.

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can i move my maidsafecoins to a segwit address?
does omni accept segwit addresses?
is cheaper to move maidsafecoin that are on segwit addresses?

You’re safe, you can move your MaidSafeCoins: the BIP148 fork wasn’t necessary and didn’t happen, because all of Bitcoin now supports segwit transactions: SegWit - Wikipedia