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   1185

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.

Line to Launch Bibox Exchange in Singapore

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem
16 July 2018   110

One of the most popular messengers in Asia Line has launched a Bitbox exchange in Singapore. Trading on the platform started this morning and is limited to pairs with crypto-currencies, Cryptovest reports.

Bitbox supports 28 digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, MonaCoin, Qtum and Golem.

BITBOX is only for trading cryptocurrencies (Digital Tokens). Fiat currencies (USD, KRW, etc.) cannot be exchanged on BITBOX.
 

Bitbox Website

Bitbox charges a 0.1% commission and supports 15 languages, including English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French and German. In Russia, the US, Japan and some other countries, the exchange is not available.

At the beginning of the year, Line Group applied for a license to the Japan Financial Services Agency, but the process dragged on because of tightening of the regulator's requirements in the light Coincheck exchange hack. All crypto exchange, wishing to provide services in the Japanese market, are required to obtain permission from the local regulator.

Currently, Line is also in the process of obtaining a license in the US. The company decided to open its first trading platform for crypto-currencies in Singapore, as this city-state adheres to a progressive approach to the regulation of the digital currency sphere.

With cryptocurrency, we are going to take our challenge in financial services global.
 

Takeshi Idezawa

CEO, Line

In May, Line Group denied rumors that it intends to release its own token and distribute it through the ICO. Every month Line is used by about 200 million people. The messenger is extremely popular in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.