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   1889

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.

DFINITY to Postpone Internet Computer Launch

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP
14 December 2018   67

The blockchain project Dfinity reported in its blog postponing the launch of its main product.

Previously, Dfinity chief scientist Dominic Williams said that his company intends to create an “Internet computer that will become cloud 3.0”, compete with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, and also change the face of the blockchain industry.

According to him, the project team is developing a technology that has 150 higher performance than Ethereum blockchain and 900 times - Bitcoin. In essence, the project creates a “giant Internet computer”, whose work will be supported not by one company, but by all participants of the Dfinity protocol.

Initially, the release of a minimum viable product (MVP) was planned for the first quarter of 2019. However, according to company representatives, working on a trimmed version may slow down progress in creating a complete product.

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP. Also, noted in Dfinity, before the end of the first quarter a new set of development tools (SDK) will be released, which will shed light on the future plans of the company.

In August, the Dfinity Foundation attracted $ 102 million of investments in the framework of a closed tokensale. Prior to this, at the beginning of the year, the Dfinity Foundation raised $ 61 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital.