The BitMEX exchange has added support for Bech32 addresses native to SegWit technology, which users can specify when withdrawing their assets.
The update is already available on the platform.
"BitMEX is delighted to announce that customers can now withdraw bitcoin to the Bech32 (native SegWit) address format. This upgrade is effective immediately," states the official announcement.
BitMEX notes that today's update is part of a plan to optimize the infrastructure of bitcoin wallets and technology to reduce its used space in blocks and the amount of commissions for customers.
In the future, BitMEX expects to activate SegWit support on its internal wallets by updating the existing multi-signature solution.
Earlier iHodl reported that BitMEX leaked thousands of user private data. Some clients of the exchange received letters containing the email addresses of other users.
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