BitPico has abandoned the SegWit2X implementation

One of the last supporters of SegWit2x hardfork now refuse to implement it 
13 November 2017   2262

The bitPico mining pool stated that it is refusing to implement the SegWit2X hardfork.

Last week, a group of SegWit2X supporters, including developer Jeff Garzick, BitGo head Mike Belsh and Cihan Wu of Bitmain, said that they were abandoning their plans because they did not see consensus within the community.

After a short time, a statement of a little-known bitPico mining pool appeared, claiming that it controls about 30% of the bitcoine hash and intends to implement it in any case.

However, as follows from a letter on the Linux Foundation, now this statement is also withdrawn.

We are backing out of the SegWit2x effort; the markets have spoken. People who like big blocks have Bitcoin Cash and people who like Layer-2 Networks, Compact Binary Transactions, UDP FEC Global LEO SAT coverage, encrypted TCP channels, experimenting and etc have Bitcoin. We are immediately reverting all SegWit2x specific changes in our codebase (2MB block size logic, DNS Seeds, segwit2x service flag, etc). Lastly; In the future we will be simply following the longest chain of work and doing more R&D instead because this working group has been nothing but a waste of time for everybody involved except the pump and dumpers and the inside traders. May the fork be with you...
 

BitPico Statement

 

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1223

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.