Bitcoin Core devs not to include SegWit2x in the protocol

The developers of Bitcoin Core, the official bitcoin client, refused to include the SegWit2x code in the current protocol  
29 August 2017   658

The developers of Bitcoin Core, the official Bitcoin client, refuse to include the SegWit2x code in the current protocol. The announcement is posted on the official Twitter of Bitcoin Core:

Thus, Bitcoin Core references a page on github.com which contains a request to include the SegWit2x code in the current protocol in order to make both versions compatible.

Bitcoin Core developers reject the inclusion of the SegWit2x code in the current protocol Bitcoin Core developers on reddit.com

Earlier this month, the Segwit2x developers team confirmed that the Bitcoin upgrade is to happen at block 494,784. However, it is emphasized that this code, although including the support for Segregated Witness, will be incompatible with the current version of Bitcoin Core.

It's also noteworthy, that last week, the Bitwala platform team announced its refusal to support the expected hard fork. The representatives noted that while signing the so-called New York Agreement, they did not know that it was accepted without the participation of the Bitcoin Core developers.

Play2live announced the release of its MVP and a token sale

Blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers release a full-fledged esports streaming service
21 February 2018   18

On February 21 the first blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers, Play2live, opened its LevelUp Coin (LUC) token sale event with a deadline on March 14 at 17:00 UTC along with the rolling out of its MVP. The platform is based on BitShares 2.0, already successfully passed a heavy testing stage with with live matches and streams.

The service is already capable of accepting around 200,000 viewers. A special tournament for CS:GO - CryptoMasters with the world's first prize pool entirely comprised of the virtual currency ($100,000 worth of LUC) is also announced under the banner of Play2live. The event is set to take place in Minsk, Belarus on February 24-25. The broadcast will be arranged in 7 languages - English, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

The service also features a voting system during matches using the same LUC. This token acts as an internal currency that can be easily converted to another cryptocurrency or a fiat currency by means of the Play2live's API.

The company itself was established in 2017. Its purpose is to merge blockchain technology and streaming service to provide all the participants of the streaming process a seamless platform for prioritizes interaction and encourages the diversity of monetization schemes. It is reported that Play2live will have up to 15 sources of revenue.

On February 21 at 17:00 UTC CEO of Play2live opened the token sale with a Q&A stream session with topics concerning the update of P2l, product and sale related matters.