Bitcoin.org will publicly condemn the SegWit2x supporters

The resource has already created the list of SegWit2x supporters 
07 October 2017   874

The Bitcoin.org 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 Bitcoin.org recommended that crypto-exchange companies report their attitude to Segwit2x before the relevant date.

In particular, the administration of the Bitcoin.org 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 Bitcoin.org 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 Bitcoin.org, we can note: Bitcoin.com, BitFlyer, Bitfury, Bitmain, BitPesa, Blockchain, Bloq, BTC.com, 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 Bitcoin.org 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":

 

Crypto Billionaire to Lost 5.5k BTC Due to Fraud

Thai scammers convinced 22 yo Finnish crypto billionaire to invest in their 'investment' scheme
13 August 2018   277

The 22-year-old cryptocurrency millionaire lost more than 5,500 bitcoins after taking part in the investment scheme in Thailand. The case attracted public attention because of the possible participation of a Thai actor. This is reported by Bangkok Post.

A group of scammers in June 2017 persuaded Finnish businessman Aarni Otawa Saarimaa to invest in several Thai securities, a casino in Macau and a crypto currency called Dragon Coin.

Scammers claimed that Dragon Coin could be used in Macau casinos. In addition, they brought Saarimaa to this casino to demonstrate the legitimacy of their project. Saarimaa transferred 5 564 BTC to fraudsters.

In January, without receiving any income for his investments, Saarimaa filed a complaint with the Crime Suppression Division's (CSD), along with his local business partner, who believed that this investment scheme was fraudulent.

CSD began to investigate the case and stated that the group made no investment for Saarimaa, instead transferring all the bitcoins to Thai baht and placing these funds on seven bank accounts.

Although it is not clear when exactly the scammers sold the bitcoins, CSD announced that they raised about 800 million baht or about 24 million dollars.

Then followed a months-long investigation, according to which CSD began to suspect that the Thai film actor Jiratkisit "Boom" Jaravijit also took part in the fraudulent scheme - he was arrested last Wednesday.

In addition, the CSD stated that it suspects the actor's brother, Princess Jaravijit, as the "instigator" of this entire scheme. He left Thailand, traveling to South Korea, and then to the United States. According to the Bangkok Post, CSD is currently working with the US to track him down.