Bitcoin core developer insulted SegWit2x supporter

Eric Lombroso, Bitcoin core contributor insulted Eric Voorhees in Twitter
09 November   586

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.

Largest Nordic Bank Bans Employees' Bitcoin Trade

Employees who currently own cryptocurrencies will not be forced to sell them, but they will not be allowed to buy more
23 January   179

Nordea, the Nordic region’s biggest bank, said Monday it will ban its roughly 31,000 employees from trading cryptocurrencies as of February 28 due to the unregulated nature of the market and high risks. This is reported by Reuters.

The reason why employees are prohibited from investing in cryptocurrencies is that the risks are considered too high and the protection for both employees and the bank is insufficient.

 

Nordea said in a statement

The bank added that unlike trading of securities and currencies, trade of cryptocurrencies is not regulated by any authority, and as such investors who buy cryptocurrencies have no protection against illegal business practices and money laundering.

Employees who currently own cryptocurrencies will not be forced to sell them, but they will not be allowed to buy more, bank said.

In early December, we have reported that Merrill Lynch bank banned its customers and consultants who carry out transactions on their behalf to buy bitcoin through the Grayscale Investment Trust.