will publicly condemn the SegWit2x supporters

The resource has already created the list of SegWit2x supporters 
07 October 2017   614

The resource announced its intention to post on each of the site pages a banner warning about the risks of using the services of companies supporting the Segwit2x solution.

A banner with a list of supporters of hardforks will appear on all pages of the site on October 11. Also representatives of recommended that crypto-exchange companies report their attitude to Segwit2x before the relevant date.

In particular, the administration of the wishes to receive the following information:

  1. The company will not under any circumstances list “Segwit2x” as “BTC” and/or “Bitcoin”. Note that Bitcoin is not ruled by miners, and miner actions cannot be used as a justification to redefine Bitcoin.
  2. The company will not by default do anything that would deprive users of their bitcoins (by eg. using S2X software without addressing replay attacks2, selling user bitcoins automatically, crediting BTC deposits only as S2X deposits, etc.). Providing access to S2X-coins is acceptable, however.
  3. The company will continue to provide normal service to Bitcoin (ie. non-S2X) users.

The website also says that although the administration is an ardent opponent of the Segwit2x scaling solution, the resource is considered quite acceptable if the company grants users access to two competing digital assets at once [as in the case of Bitfinex. ForkLog].

Among the companies that, according to preliminary data, have already entered the "black list" of, we can note:, BitFlyer, Bitfury, Bitmain, BitPesa, Blockchain, Bloq,, BTCC, Civic, Coinbase, Decentral, Digital Currency Group, Genesis Mining, Grayscale Investments, Jaxx, Korbit, ShapeShift, Xapo and other well-known representatives of the crypto industry.

Finally, the resource reminded everyone that the SegWit2x scaling solution has nothing to do with the SegWit protocol, which is already activated in the bitcoin network.

Community's reaction

The decision of the resource caused an ambiguous reaction in the crypto-currency community. In particular, Jeff Garzik, CEO and founder of the Bloq block-start-up company, called this decision "culture of reprisals-2017":


NSA Tracks BTC Users, Snowden Says

According to the documents from former NSA agent, BTC transaction monitoring is one of the main priorities of the agency
21 March 2018   218

The US National Security Agency monitors actions in the bitcoin blovkchain in order to identify users of crypto currency. This is reported by The Intercept, which received a set of documents from a former employee of the NSA Edward Snowden, according to which the monitoring of BTC transactions is one of the main priorities of the agency.

They also say that the work of the NSA in this direction may not be limited to analyzing the blockchain and include the detection of crypto users.

The published document indicates that the NSA has become more likely to collect passwords of bitcoin users, data about their activity on the Internet and the identity of their devices.

According to the report, the NSA monitors bitcoin users from 2013 through a program code-named OAKSTAR, as well as the MONKEYROCKET program, which is the OAKSTAR project. The data collected over the years can allow the NSA to accurately identify participants in crypto-currency transactions.

For information on bitcoin users, the NSA can use XKeyScore, a powerful system for monitoring Internet activity, which became known in 2013, when Snowden revealed information about the surveillance of the NSA.

The document says that the information collected by the Agency is stored in the file "Provider user full.csv", and details of identification of time stamps and Internet addresses of users for the purpose of determining their location are given.