Bitcoin core developer insulted SegWit2x supporter

Eric Lombroso, Bitcoin core contributor insulted Eric Voorhees in Twitter
09 November 2017   853

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.

Miners Arrested in 2 Chinese Cities For Power Theft

Six people were detained in Tianjin and two in Wuhan
25 April 2018   91

Bitcoin miners were arrested in two Chinese cities on charges of stealing electricity. This is reported by CoinDesk.

In the first case, 6 people were detained in Tianjin. The suspects used 600 devices for mining bitcoins that were connected to a local substation. The police claim that the connection was made bypassing the counters.

The investigation was initiated after one of the electric power companies discovered a discrepancy between the actual and claimed consumption of electricity.

The police seized all equipment for mining, as well as 8 powerful fans.

Events are taking place while China continues to play a dominant role in the mining of bitcoin, despite the pressure on the cryptocurrencies. As Xinhua notes, this case of electricity theft turned out to be the largest in recent years.

According to another report, which appeared today on the website of the Supreme Prosecutor of China, two more suspects were detained in Wuhan. They also stole electricity.

The detainees used empty stores since March 2017 to house miners and did not pay for electricity, as did the defendants from Tianjin.