Bitcoin core developer insulted SegWit2x supporter

Eric Lombroso, Bitcoin core contributor insulted Eric Voorhees in Twitter
09 November

The SegWit2x recent annulment caused a storm of emotions on the Internet. Bitcoin Core developer called Eric Voorhees CEO ShapeShift "gready tw*t".

Initially, having responded to the news about the cancellation of hardfork, Eric Lombroso wrote that the community will never forget how a handful of company executives tried to circumvent the technical expertise and impose a "consensus" through brute force, propaganda and planned campaigns in social networks.

Among the many responses to this tweet, Eric Voorhees' comment also appeared.

The answer of Eric Lombroso was fast and rough.

He also added that at some stage he believed that mr. Voorhees was really fighting for financial independence and freedom from corrupt banks.

Recall, Eric Vorhees was one of six persons who signed yesterday's letter, which spoke about the refusal to host the SegWit2x hardfoot.

In May 2017, key players in the bitcoin industry, including Bitmain, Bitfury, F2Pool, Genesis Mining, ShapeShift, Xapo, etc., signed the so-called New York Segregated Witness (SegWit)  activation agreement behind the closed doors about the hardfork activation. But Bitcoin Core developers didn't sign this document.

Israel will reveal the status of cryptocurrencies in the next six months

Now in Israel people should make their decision on Bitcoin and it will be claimed soon
20 November

 

Israeli Ministry of Finance announced they will do some research on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency together with accounting firms.

This decision came from meeting initiated by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon. At the meeting they realized Israel wasn’t prepared to accept cryptocurrency.

We are leading this with the minister and very happy to see he is all for it. The committees will begin their operations very fast. In my opinion, we will see results on the ground in up to six months.

 

Moshe Hogeg, Israeli serial entrepreneur.

The situation with uncertainty on Bitcoin mentioned above created a lot of trouble for businessmen and users on cryptocurrency.

For example, in June Tel Aviv district court announced that banks may reject Bitcoin ventures because of the inability to verify the KYC and AML. Also Israeli Tax Authority decided that if Bitcoin is not a legal currency, the sales of BTC will hurt adoption.

Although not everyone supports the recommendations of researchers. In Israel there is at least one high-ranking placeman who is convinced in pernicious impact of cryptocurrencies for economy and many share his view.

The Head of Israel Securities Authority (ISA) expressed his opinion that Bitcoin and ICOs should be strongly regulated. ISA instituted its own committee to assess regulations on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.