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   2463

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.

Facebook to Launch GlobalCoin in 2020, BCC Says

Facebook consults with representatives of the US Treasury Department and Bank of England  about regulating the initiative named Libra
24 May 2019   43

Operator of the world's largest social network Facebook Inc. will launch a new payment network based on its own cryptocurrency in the “dozen countries” in the first quarter of 2020, the BBC reports.

The publication claims that Facebook consults with representatives of the US Treasury Department and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney about regulating the initiative, code-named Libra.

At the same time, the Financial Times reported that Facebook is already in talks about listing GlobalCoin on the American exchanges Gemini and Coinbase. 

Sources of the publication said that Facebook is discussing with the trading firms Jump and DRW the prospects of market-making and liquidity.

Previously, the media claimed that the company is also in talks to support the initiative with Western Union, Visa and Mastercard.

Testing the network is supposedly scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

On May 2, Facebook registered Libra Networks in Geneva, Switzerland. Its profile involves the development of infrastructure and software, in particular, related to investment activities, payment transactions, financing, identity management, data analysis, Big Data, blockchain and other technologies.